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Brad Spry (speaker), Michael Winecoff (speaker), Shoko Toroko (speaker)


  • 1. Making the Big Move: Moving to Cloud-Based OCLCs WorldShare Management Services (WMS) November 8, 2013 Brad Spry Library WebmasterShoko Tokoro Electronic & Continuing Resources CoordinatorMichael Winecoff Associate University Librarian for Technical Services

2. UNC Charlotte Atkins Library FTE: 23,975 Member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Material budget (FY13): $3.7 M (base budget) + $1M to $2M one time funds Library staff: 59 SPAs, 29 EPAs 3 library locations: Main Library, Architecture Library & Center City no physical materials Library Collections: 1,598,300 physical volumes, 438,500 eBooks, 66,451 paid eJournals, 11,000 streaming videos, 350 databases 3. Why did we switch? Search results: Our previous search infrastructure is outdated in ways that seriously underrepresent the extent of our holdings, and the material we can make available to patrons. Further, it did not allow for quick/powerful refinement of search results or facets. Search in WMS is better on all these scores. 4. Why did we switch? Reducing the cost and complexity of our search infrastructure: WMS will reduce the number of systems currently required to do search. This will simplify the task of maintaining and integrating search systems, and it will radically reduce their cost. Possible servers/services no longer needed: ILS, EDS, Syndetics, Eres, Serials Solutions, Marcive 5. Why did we switch? Management reporting: In an environment that relies increasingly on data to drive decisions our previous system was incapable of meeting our needs. WMS will allow us to derive critical managerial data to inform collection building, staffing, and resource allocation decisions. 6. Overall Migration Preparation and implementation took 6 months (October 2012-March 2013). Were still migrating! Over 850,000 monographs and 32,000 serials Had a fulltime project manager very helpful! Staff participated in webinars and used the sandbox to learn WMS July 3, 2013 Go live date 7. WMS and WCL Pluses Web-based -- no client to install Works with Chrome and Firefox Shared vendor file Shared serial check-in Patrons like faceted results and access to ILL 8. Migration Overview Goal: migrate the search, circulation and catalog infrastructure No MARC holdings in our serial records ARG! FTP file limits were restrictive 90,000 character limit in MARC records 90,000 MARC bibliographic records per file 100 MB file size limit Different formats need to sent separately OCLC does not migrate acquisitions or authority data Local bibliographic data preserved sometimes in different fields 9. Migration Steps Complete the data migration questionnaire Prepare translation tables Prepare for batchload project (s) Approve Scope Statement Extract bibliographic records from ILS and send to Batch Services Maintain holdings during migration Extract and send circulation transaction data Send gap file for monographs and serials 10. Acquisitions Workflow We order in YBP GOBIs system as previously Orders are ftpd to encumber the funds in WMS Must have a record in WorldCat for ordering Catalogers must select either monograph, serial or multipart monograph to receive item Catalogers add the barcode (link the item) Pseudo records for laptops must be in the system in order to check out Electronic invoices/EDIFACT will be supported the 3rd quarter of next year 11. Technical Services Workarounds Refunds/credits [December 2013] Bound-with materials [3rd qrt 2014] Shadow system necessary for call numbers [Planned, but unscheduled] Bulk item update for location, status, etc [Planned, but unscheduled] Paying an item costing more than $99,999.99 Printing of serial checkin labels 12. Collections Development & Electronic Resources Unit Before 2 librarians, 4 staff + 2 students Collection development librarian (AUL) Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian 4 staff Electronic & serials cataloging Usage statistics Gifts & Course development Serials Solutions & EZproxy2 students Check access & journal projectsChanges 3 librarians, 2 staff + 4 students Combined and upgraded to a position for Non-Serials Electronic Resources Librarian Will be added for ER management & licensing Upgraded to an advanced-level staff position Will be added soon for KB maintenance, EZproxy, usage statistics Added 2 more students Mainly assuring accessTemporary personnel solution Two staff from TechServ pitched in for 6 months (April - Oct.) to add customized collections to the OCLCKnowledge Base (KB) 13. E-Resources Migration 1. Building collection in OCLC Knowledge Base (April June, 2013) E-journals (Pubget) / E-books / Streaming videos Choose collections in OCLC KB Customize Serials Solutions reports, orCustomize vendors records or reports350 collections (45% customized collections & 55% selected from KB) Free e-resources excluded for now 2. Exporting Local Holding Records (LHRs) (completed in August) 300+ database-level titles (EBSCOhost dbs, JSTOR, ProQuest dbs, etc) - Maintained manually one by one Connexion Client - batch processes Connexion Browser - LHRs maintenance 14. Workflows Creating customized collection into KBART (Knowledge Base And Related Tools) format Correcting existing collection Contact data provider to update information in collections in OCLC KB 15. OCLC KBART Format Cheat sheet 16. OCLC Algorithm/Indexing/FRBRization Matching points: 1. OCLC# availability 2. Identifier (ISSN/ISBN) 3. Title (# of words in TI > 3) Records # in KBeJournalsMissing ISSN/ISBN# of words in title 3Streaming videos10,98512,5614,79218.9%7.2%88,91980,65111,34620%438,44423,854 35.9%eBooks66,451Missing OCLC#18.4%3%1,586Lack of ID58414.4%-5.3% 17. Workaround Streaming Video 18. Suggestions to OCLC to Improve OCLC systems, Service Configuration, Connexion, Usage Statistics, and FirstSearch, etc. require different usernames and passwords, logging in is very inconvenient. Improve slow processing time in WMS. Diacritics in online holdings dont display correctly, so they dont match a title from a master record. Need a way to know when a collection is updated in the KB. The date in a properties page can be any date processed by the system, a library, or OCLC. Only one ISBN can be listed in KBART format currently. Add query reporting tools to the KB. Add a URL checker. Shorten a process time for indexing. A 6-8 hour window is too long for fixing access problems for large collections. Also, a 5-10 day window is too long to add holdings set on titles in a collection in WorldCat for both selecting and removing collections. Add back button function in WMS. It breaks a session and we have to start over. Create a database to store OCLCs documentation and manuals in one place. Many of them are scattered on their site and some of them are outdated or lack detailed information. OCLCs idea to share resources in the KB is often not working well. All institutions have slightly different title selections in a package. Selecting existing collections are not updated well and OCLC waits until data providers send updated records. Improve linkscheme process. Linkschme is not available for some collections that means no articlelevel linking available. 19. Existing Patron Account Management Workflow Patron Data Operations Data Sources Comparison Scrubbing Manipulation Ingest Reporting 20. Existing Patron Data Sources and Workflows Existing feed from Banner/Webfocus Manual export/import process every weekday Ran five (5) days per week, not seven (7) No weekend import operations Existing data fields Patron_type, name, primary_address, secondary_address, phone_1, phone_2, university_id, barcode, dept_major, email 21. Trust and Perception of Authoritative Data Source 22. Trust and Perception of Authoritative Patron Data SourceBanner Data Stinks! 23. Why does Banner Data Stink? Data problems begin upstream How does the University actually operate? Sources of data? Departments? Who? Eschewing the past and starting anew on working relationships and partnerships Working together effectively is the hard part, not technology WMS is an enterprise-grade system, you must engage your entire enterprise. There are experts within your organization waiting for your call. 24. UNC Charlotte Affiliated Patron Data Sources Central IT Enterprise Information Group Banner Human Resources (employees) Admissions (students) WebFOCUS Central IT Security Active Directory Authentication (LDAP) University Firewall Auxiliary Services Blackboard Transact University ID Card Office Barcode Academic Affairs Adjunct faculty* Emeritus faculty 25. Discovery of Existing Circulation Data Workflows Interview employees who are part of the processOMG Moment Discovered Circulation Supervisor conducting strenuous patron data comparisons using Microsoft Excel Multitude of Manual Maintenance Operations Identifying Arriving Patrons Departing Patrons (manually setting circulation expiration date, deleting graduates with reconciled accounts) Updating Patrons (updating within local ILS, not at authoritative source) Circulation Supervisor Retirement Announcement. 26. Bonnie Stuart 27. Daily Delta, XML Transformation, Secure Sync 28. Trust and Perception of Authoritative Patron Data SourceBanner Data Stinks! Best Available Data 29. Previous ILS Patron Record ImportData WMS Patron Persona Record Import 30. Real World Circulation Desk Performance Performance Issues Metrics Circulation Desk Checkout Line Fingernails Tapping on Circulation Desk Employee Frustration Blood, sweat, tears Local or Remote Issue? Local issues are our responsibility, not OCLCs Point the finger at yourself first 31. Local Performance Issues Computer Hardware CPU, Memory, Disk Software OS Browsers Java Network Devices Printers Scanners Pointing


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