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Collections & Resource Sharing Questions
CRS Request For Information Questions
- Please provide a list of all aggregator, database and e-journal vendors that you have contracts with to provide indexing and full text harvested data for your Resource Discovery system.
- Could we obtain a list all digital content management systems that your Resource Discovery platform can harvest data from? (Content DM, DSpace, etc.)
- Does your Resource Discovery platform work with e-books? If so, from which vendors? If not, is this something that will be offered in the future?
- Does the Resource Discovery interface harvest any content from Google Images, Google News, etc.?
- How could locally digitized collections be harvested in your Resource Discovery systems?
- How do you deal with licensed content? How have you integrated licensed content within the user experience of your product?
- Does this Resource Discovery interface work with ILLiad? If so, can it automatically fill ILLiad request forms?
- What citation management software does this system support?
- Is there any component of federated searching used in your product? If so, how would this be used in the initial harvesting? Is there an extra charge for the federated searching?
- Does this Resource Discovery interface work with all link resolvers (SFX, Serial Solutions, etc.)?
- Is Circulation Status dynamic? How is this accomplished?
- Is the full MARC record drawn into the Resource Discovery interface?
- What kind of metadata are you pulling in?
- What are the options for displaying the metadata information?
- Since the UW System does not have a union catalog, how would the Resource Discovery system work to retrieve results from all fourteen bibliographic databases?
- How does the Resource Discovery system present duplicate holdings information from our various OPACs? Ditto with article level data. Can users easily identify where materials are located, not just which database they are from?
- Please describe all advanced search functionality currently available.
- Does your system display circulation status information? If so, how is this circulation status information displayed? Can this Resource Discovery interface interact with our current Universal Borrowing system in Voyager?
- Currently, all UW schools’ databases and e-journals acquisitions are managed multiple ways such as through UW System, BadgerLink, and the CIC consortia, as well as locally. Can resources acquired via System and BadgerLink be managed centrally for all UW users, and local resources be managed locally on each campus? Can local settings override System settings?
- Each campus has a different authentication scheme. How would this be handled if it is possible to administer System and BadgerLink resources in one instance?
- Does the Resource Discovery system return all results? If not, what is the default used? What are the options for customizing the threshold? Would there have to be a standard setting used by all UW libraries, or are local variations allowed?
- Is there e-mail or text functionality? Does this include library and location information?
- Does the search interface include “Did you mean” functionality?
- Please list all ways end-users can refine searches.
- Can end-users refine searches by content type? Can end-users limit to scholarly resources or full text only?
- Can end-users refine searches by language?
- Is it possible for end-users to limit by date?
- If a shared instance is possible, can end-users refine searches by location? When is this done in the search process?
- Does your Resource Discovery interface make suggestions to users of other resources they might like based upon their past searches?
- Please describe the usage data is that is currently available for your product. Is it COUNTER-compliant? Does it work with SUSHI?
CRSCC Environmental Scan
- The University of Wisconsin System consists of 14 institutions, each of which have their own IP range and proxy server, with EZproxy being the standard. Different authentication schemes are used across the System, however, including LDAP and IAA. At least one campus is experimenting with CAS.
- Most of the UW System libraries are currently using SFX for Open URL linking and A-Z titles lists, and Metalib for federated searching.
- All 14 institutions have access to a Shared Electronic Collection of 22 databases from various vendors including the American Chemical Society, the American Mathematical Society, BioOne, Congressional Quarterly, EBSCO, Gale, the Institute of Physics, JSTOR, LexisNexis, Oxford University Press, Project Muse, ProQuest, and Thomson Reuters.
- All 14 institutions have access to 24 journals and 22 databases obtained through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) which UW-Madison is a member of. This collection is from various vendors including: Alexander Street Press, BREPOLS, Gale, Nature Publishing, ProQuest and Royal Society of Chemistry.
- All 14 institutions have access to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s BadgerLink project, which has more than 16 databases from AccessibleNewspaperArchive, EBSCO, ECB VideoLink, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest and Teaching Books.
- Each institution also licenses electronic databases and e-journal packages locally. These materials are accessible only to students, faculty and staff from the licensing institution.
- UW System has 14 separate bibliographic databases, all on the Ex Libris Voyager platform.
- All 14 UW institutions use ILLiad for ILL, Odyssey for desktop document delivery, and Universal Borrowing (UB) for intercampus, returnable borrowing via a statewide van delivery service.
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