Sabinet Online Limited 2007 ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM New Trends Pierre Malan Sabinet Online Director: Client Services Sabinet Online Limited Some Some Some Some things things things things we we we we know we know know we don’t know don’t know we now don’t know we don’t know Sabinet Online Limited Pager 41 years 38 years Telephone 25 years Cable TV 22 years Fax Machine VCR 9 years Cell phone 9 years Personal Computer 7 years CD-Rom Drive 6 years Wireless Data Service 6 years Netscape 6 months Google 3 months Sabinet Online Limited Sabinet Online Limited 84 000 000 MARC records of OCLC Worldcat will fit in 24 Gb Or 43 copies of SACat can fit into a 60Gb iPod Sabinet Online Limited Perceptions of Libraries and information Resources…. (a study conducted by OCLC during 2005) • • • • Survey of people 14 to 65 years of age English speaking countries 3348 respondents Sample seen to be 95% http://www.oclc.org/reports/2005perceptions.htm Reality In search of the Information Consumer (Digital Native) Sabinet Online Limited Social landscape Sabinet Online Limited Reality – Where They Start 84% Sabinet Online Limited Reality – Where They Start 1% Sabinet Online Limited Reality – What They Use 50% Sabinet Online Limited Reality – What They Use 30% Sabinet Online Limited Have you ever started your search for info on a search engine and ended up at a library website? No – 52% Library = Value Yes – 48% If yes did the library website fulfill your information needs? Yes – 37% No – 4% If yes did you use the library website? Yes – 41% No – 7% Sabinet Online Limited But ….! (Figures released 14 March 2006 by Online Publishers Association) • Consumer spending online = $ 2 billion • 15% increase over previous year • Entertainment/Lifestyle and Games biggest growth (now ahead of personals/dating) Sabinet Online Limited The Public Library Inquiry (1947-50) “Where would you go to get information on nutrition?” Sabinet Online Limited Any Real Change? The Public Library Inquiry (1947-50) “Where would you go to get information on nutrition?” Sabinet Online Limited 62% Sabinet Online Limited Sabinet Online Limited Googlezon effect Four perceived user attributes? – Comprehensive – Accessible – Immediate gratification – ‘Followability’ of data ‘The net generation doesn’t love a wall’ Eric Childress Sabinet Online Limited “Search engine mindshare” John Regazzi Librarians: – Science Direct – ISI Web of Science – MedLine Scientists: – Google – Yahoo – PubMed “In a survey for this lecture, librarians and scientists were asked to name the top scientific and medical search resources that they use or are aware of. The difference is startling.” Source: John Regazzi, The Battle for Mindshare: A battle beyond access and retrieval http://www.nfais.org/publications/mc_lecture_2004.htm Sabinet Online Limited Why? Sabinet Online Limited “Electronic catalogs, wherever you go in the academic world, have become a horrible crazy-quilt assemblage of incompatible interfaces and vendor-constrained “I’m to the point where I think we’d be better off listings. Working through […]our a relatively to just utterly erase existingsmall academic collection, you still to navigate at least five catalogs andhave forget about backwardscompletely different interfaces for searching. Historical compatibility, lock all the vendors and librarians epochs of scholars data collection and cataloguing indigestibly and together in a room,lie and make them atop one another.” hammer out electronic research tools that are Tim Burke, Swarthmore Googlezon, without the intent to sell books but with the intent of guiding users of all kinds to the books and articles and materials that they ought to find, a catalog that is a partner rather than an obstacle in the making and tracking of knowledge. ” Tim Burke, Swarthmore Sabinet Online Limited Library response to Googlezon Facilitate the rendezvous of users and library services on the web Surface the library where the users are Sabinet Online Limited More than 3,5 million South African records Sabinet Online Limited Libraries 16 BILLION books, DVDs, songs…. Rhapsody 735,000 songs Wal-Mart 39,000 songs* Amazon Barnes & Noble 2.3 million books 130,000 books* Netflix 25,000 DVDs Blockbuster 3,000 DVDs* *inventory in a typical store The Long Tail —Chris Anderson December 2004 Sabinet Online Limited Progress to weave libraries into open web 1992 to.. Worldcat As closed reference tool 2004 openWorldcat Worldcat records Harvested by bigger search engines 2006 2007 worldcat.org Worldcat local Worldcat directly searchable via the internet Sabinet Online Limited Total Worldcat searches Millions 120 100 80 Open WorldCat Group Catalog 60 WorldCat on FS 40 20 0 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 Sabinet Online Limited Total worldcat.org searches 2005 12,000,000 10,000,000 8,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 2,000,000 0 2006 Sabinet Online Limited Clicks to Library services 600000 500000 400000 300000 200000 Oct '06 Sep '06 Aug '06 Jul '06 Jun '06 May '06 Apr '06 Mar '06 Feb '06 0 Jan '06 100000 Sabinet Online Limited openworldcat Sabinet Online Limited Yahoo – Oasis (Unisa) Sabinet Online Limited Sabinet Online Limited worldcat.org Sabinet Online Limited Sabinet Online Limited Firefox Google Yahoo! Sabinet Online Limited Worldcat local Sabinet Online Limited Complete view Other Regional availability local Library Customized view of worldcat.org per library Sabinet Online Limited Alignment in Southern African region Incorporation of SACat into Worlcat Cataloguing moved directly to Worldcat Updating on Worldcat of SA library information SACat “scoped” on Worldcat – National, regional and views – Links to local catalogs etc. – Integration with OCLC int ILL Sabinet Online Limited Some thoughts…. Sabinet Online Limited Online publishing The ILS ? The Library Opac ? Circulation ? Sabinet Online Limited Thank you !