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- Cornell University
is an online journal table of contents service which is part of
a suite of personalized services at Cornell University called
MyLibrary. This service seamlessly aggregates subscription-based
table of contents services from different vendors, provides a
common search and browsing
interface for selecting journal TOCs, and makes them available,
for free,to patrons in a variety of formats. If a user chooses
to receive a TOC in html format, journal title and article level
linking to full text is provide through hooks into the Voyager
catalog and LinkFinderPlus systems at Cornell. While the system
uses a wide range of technologies for its implementation such
as java servlets, Jakarta Struts, Jakarta James, XML, XSLT, and
several others, this presentation will attempt to provide a higher
level view ofvarious pieces involved, the workflow, and potential
problem areas which might help an institution considering implementing
a similar system.
"Choices": Using Bib Linking in Voyager
- Princeton University
University has used Voyager's bib linking feature to create hyperlinks
in the catalog between records for print and electronic versions
of a title--like the journal Choice, and its online manifestation
ChoiceReviews.online. Bib linking allows us to manually provide
hyperlinks in the catalog between records for related resources,
as well as to automatically create hyperlinks for e-books which
are bulk loaded and any print versions that we happen to own.
Come see bib linking in action, find out how it has been employed
at Princeton, and learn some of the quirks we have encountered.
- Cornell University
From how to get
started, to how to trouble-shoot your queries when things go astray
and you don't know why, this workshop will provide a primer for
how to develop, test and debug your queries. If you are new to reporting,
or sometimes get lost in the middle of a query, or aren't sure how
to figure out what went wrong, this workshop is for you!
need this!" Getting Books to Patrons Using Voyager Requests
- University of Pennsylvania
Do you want
to set up campus delivery of library materials for your patrons,
but aren't sure how? Are you looking for a way for patrons to
request rush processing for materials in special situations? Learn
how to set up Call Slip plus your own local request options. This
session is for libraries new to Voyager or those who aren't yet
taking full advantage of the OPAC request functionality.
Acquisitions Made Easy : ITSO CUL
- Cornell University
To take advantage
of automation in both collection development and technical services,
Cornell has developed a web-based selection tool that will:
1. take incoming
files of MARC records from the Library of Congress and materials
2. sort the records to the appropriate subject selector
3. facilitate the selection process
4. embed relevant acquisitions data (price, fund code, holdings
location) for a majority of titles
5. assign appropriate vendor code
6. apply appropriate bulkload profile
7. create a purchase order, loading bibliographic, and holdings
records without human intervention.
will address what was required to develop the tool, who needed
to participate in the planning process, what pitfalls were faced
along the way, and the resulting outcome of Cornell's experience.
Patron Functions in Web Voyage and Beyond (Powerpoint)
- Hamilton College
Have you enabled
Patron Login? What can be done with the Patron Information page?
Have you set MyOPAC Preferences? Is there any other way to customize
delivery of patron data? Hamilton College has utilized some of these
basic capabilities of Web Voyage 2001.2 and developed additional
local programming which integrates patron data, fines and fees,
requests, overdues, auto-login and course reserves in a single portal
channel. The presentation is for a general audience but will provide
technical details where there is interest.
Panel on Funds, Ledgers and Fiscal Year End Closing
- William Patterson University and Kathy Holden - Rider University
Check is in the Mail: Voyager to Accounts Payable Invoice Processing
Robert Cleary and Augie Teska - Syracuse University
Syracuse University has developed an interface
to deliver Voyager invoice information to central disbursements,
eliminating the need to supply hard copies of the majority of
invoices. We will present an overview of the interface and discuss
ways in which this weekly process provides quality control for
invoice processing, ensures timely payments to vendors, and enables
weekly reconciliation of Voyager expenditures to the central ledger.
We will discuss how the interface has evolved to its current state,
covering enhancements that support changes in numeric fund code
equivalents, revised report content, specific vendor requirements,
and improvements to help reconcile figures with the accounts payable
(AP) system. One of the most significant changes to date was to
support multiple AP accounts within a single invoice, which eliminated
the need to split invoices by account number and provided a significant
staff time savings. The focus of the presentation is on the portion
of the interface which generates transactions for the PeopleSoft
environment. If your central accounting office uses PeopleSoft,
or another system that can process external data, you may be interested
to see how Syracuse uses Voyager to accurately transmit payment
Images : A Collaboration of Technical and Public Services
Bobbi Gwilt, Glen Wiley, Ed Gokey and Mike Puckett - Syracuse
Library has used the MARC record to catalog slightly over 400 specific
images used in teaching a large introductory art history class.
As the title suggests, this project is of interest from two perspectives:
technical and public services. Discussion points in the cataloging
portion of the presentation include guidelines for decision to use
collection level cataloging or title level cataloging, determining
degree of detail and specificity for subject heading assignment,
relationship and harmonization needed when using two controlled
subject vocabularies (LCSH and AAT). The
collaboration aspect of this project may be of interest to those
undertaking similar sorts of projects. What did we learn about utilizing
two very different skill sets and blending our diverse expertise?
What worked? What didn't? Why? How can we improve future collaborations?
Resolver Linking Products: A Panel Discussion
- New Jersey Institute of Technology and Judi Briden - University
Charles Tremper and Lydia Wasylenko - Syracuse University
sharing session participants will discuss the challenges and successes
of the Voyager Cataloging module. Possible topics include: authority
work, e-resources, evolving MARC standards, and link checking.
Usable User Interfaces With Voyager, Encompass, and SFX (or LinkFinder)
Demo: Find Articles (Powerpoint)
and Jeff Suszczynski - University of Rochester
patrons familiar, usable interfaces, and library technology offerings
will make sense to them."
In this session, you will learn how to:
· Provide Blockbuster TM style browsing of your film, video,
and music collections by genre and director
· Create an interface for finding articles that is as simple
to use, and more effective than Google
· Pull live circulation status information from Voyager
into your database driven web pages
· Replace the Voyager course reserves user interface with
something that brings back richer content and context for students.
This can include a course syllabus, library resources related
to the course, and a custom metasearch box designed to search
databases relevant to the course.
We will also
discuss how you might:
· Create a catalog search interface with Google-like "Did
you mean" spell checking
· Eliminate the initial-article issue with catalog searching
· Utilize the knowledge base in OpenURL linking products
(but not the clunky user interface) to connect users (who have
found a citation) with the articles they need. This could include
providing a direct link to online articles, or displaying a building
map to the location of the Journal in your library.
Catalog Tutorial and Express Train: Training at Cornell
and Paul Houle (Catalog Tutorial); Joanne
Leary and Theresa Wells (Express Train) - Cornell University
In the process of developing a library catalog tutorial for an internal
grant program, Paul Houle and Ira Revels began working on a way
to simplify the process of creating simulations of the student's
learning experience. Instead of creating screen captures and using
Macromedia Flash to simulate click events in the Voyager catalog,
Paul has come up with a way to interpose a proxy server between
the student and the Voyager catalog. This method gives us the freedom
to rewrite pages from the OPAC, use dynamic HTML to create floating
windows that give advice, add rollover explanations to buttons on
want users to click. For instance, we can give students the citation
of a book and have them practice several different ways of finding
it (e.g. by title, author, or keyword searching, etc.).
Joanne Leary and Theresa Wells are student supervisors in the
Cornell Library system. After years of working independently on
training tools for students, we combined our efforts to create
a concept that would make training more effective and efficient.
This concept, dubbed Express Train, was designed for use at any
circulation department throughout Cornell's twenty libraries.
Train is meant as a supplement or addition to one-on-one training.
It covers Voyager's circulation client and related circulation
policies. It is an interactive training tool that melds voiceovers,
interactive screen captures, and content into self-contained 5-10
minute tutorials. Supervisors can monitor their students' progress
and students get immediate feedback through assessments and exercises
they complete. Express Train also provides a way to host local
policies unique to each library.
Tools for Small Libraries
- Skidmore College
often find that they lack the expanded services and technology tools
offered by larger institutions. Many of the most exciting technology
tools available at large libraries are, with a little imagination,
just as feasible for small libraries.This presentation will provide
examples of home-grown resources that interface with Voyager, including
an electronic course reserves system, dynamic web pages, tools that
expand the functionality of Voyager, and more. Details will be provided
on the technologies involved, and how a small systems department
can learn and implement similar projects. While some knowledge of
programming will be helpful, the talk will be geared for a general
and Circulation Queries
- Cornell University
will introduce participants to the guts of these databases, which
are available for download and use at their own site. From the intricacies
of invoice-related queries to tuning tricks for circ queries this
workshop will have something for anyone with responsibility for
creating queries/reports in these functional areas. Presentation
with live demo.
-- Princeton University