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  • Customized MetaLib Sites in Production
    MetaLib Shared Resources Custom Configurations Customized MetaLib Sites in Production piwik org igelu org bfdg org http igelu org igelu international group ex libris users Site hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries Iowa City Iowa USA Please send comments

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/metalib/metalib-sites.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • Knowledgebase Discussion
    of new MetaLib KnowledgeBase entries http www library eku edu sfx http igelu org igelu international group ex libris users http www nottingham ac uk uazmjg metalib http igelu org home Site hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries Iowa

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/metalib/kb/index.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • SMUG SFX/MetaLib Users Group
    then will be discussed with Ex Libris http librarycog uwindsor ca 8082 mitas sfxblog 1105980014 http www fivecolleges edu sites libraries dedcc events http www brown edu Facilities University Library test bbuzzell intranet Issue number 2 Quality Criteria or Best Practice survey To make optimal use of configuration efforts either done by Ex Libris a database vendor or individual institutions the configuration should be as good as possible a criterium difficult to define In the Dutch consortium for example questions came up about the best way to deal with query formulation Author name searching a point in case Of course different approaches will always exist but it should be possible to put down some kind of standard that we can all agree on Maybe a multilevel approach describing criteria for basic and advanced configuration could be useful Home improvement AGTile answers Working by a standard will minimize internal discussions with end users or library staff about the workings of a resource Obviously it would also help sharing and acceptance of resources developed elsewhere if we had some existing standard to refer to instead of creating our own solution Ex Libris in this respect already uses its own set of quality criteria A testing document is available that could be used as reference for the quality of configurations it is an Ex Libris guarantee that all resources in the CKB adhere to their documented Cataloging Standard and to the MetaLib Standard Search Syntax Outside the MetaLib community standards for searching Bath profile and presentation AACR2 exist as well and are in use by information providers Action The Dutch Consortium will do a survey among MetaLib implementers through SMUG on best practises used and try a first comparison with both the Ex Libris quality criteria and some international standards Outcome should be suggestions for improvement of quality control As a second action point are all MetaLib implementers encouraged to share within the MetaLib community their quality judgements on configurations in the Central KnowledgeBase SMUG could be a platform to bring this feedback to Ex Libris http www bc edu bc org avp ulib staff metaqueststaff index html http www brown edu Facilities University Library test bbuzzell intranet department ws html http www lib uiowa edu wwwarchive naaug03 otherlinks html Issue number 3 standard to document resource configurations Even after further work on quality criteria and best practices setting up new KnowledgeBase entries resources will never be configured hundred percent according to standard There are always exceptions for instance because the resource does not allow for certain settings Beside that setting up configurations always involves choices to be made Therefore when configurations should be maintained by different people within one organisation or when configurations will be shared it is crucial that information about such choices and exceptions is available alongside the configuration itself At present Ex Libris uses some IRD fields of the resource for documentation It is also known however that several institutions and consortia use there own documentation systems This could

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/metalib/kb/proposal.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • MetaLib Search Building Block for Blackboard
    MetaLib Blackboard Building Block is a system extension for Blackboard 6 It provides the functionality to search MetaLib library resources and create subject specific deep links from within the Blackboard VLE This Blackboard Building Block was developed by the OLIVE project team at the University of Westminster Documentation and Installation Instructions Download the Building Block for Blackboard zip file Site hosted by the University of Iowa Libraries Iowa City Iowa

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/metalib/metalib_search_building_block_for_blackboard/index.html (2016-04-29)
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  • MetaLib Search Building Block for Blackboard - readme
    This is required to access the MetaLib X Server and web site The Building Block cannot carry out any create modify operations on users courses or course content Set up Configuration The Building Block should be installed by a Blackboard system administrator using the Manage System Extensions page For more information consult the Blackboard Learning System Administrator Manual Once the Building Block is installed it can be configured using the Properties button All of the steps listed on the configuration page are mandatory to correctly configure the Building Block The following page will be displayed Because the Metalib X server is used by this Building Block it is very important to make sure that the username and password specified are configured in MetaLib as a MetaLib administrator Please contact the systems librarian or who ever is in charge of library systems if you do not know this information If the Building Block username password do not match a Metalib administrator username and password an error message will be displayed on submitting this page Use of Metalib X server This Building Block uses the Metalib X server functionality to retrieve the list of resource categories defined within Metalib The advantage in using this functionality is that when the resource categories are updated in Metalib the changes will be reflected in the Blackboard Building Block when the list of resource categories are refreshed The category refreshment occurs weekly or manually via the Manage Systems Extensions page using the Properties button to display the configuration page for the Building Block The resource categories are displayed in the drop down list displayed in both the MetaLib search and subject specific link pages these are detailed below Building Block Functionality MetaLib Search page The MetaLib search page allows a Blackboard user student or staff to

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/metalib/metalib_search_building_block_for_blackboard/readme.html (2016-04-29)
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  • SMUG  SFX/MetaLib Users Group
    MetaLib SFX Group Contact Nicholas Lewis University of East Anglia CSS Validator Meetings UPCOMING 24 November 2010 Loughborough University 20 November 2009 summary of action points MS Word 20 November 2009 meeting with link to presentations notes MS Word 24 February 2009 informal meeting with link to presentations notes and action points The Netherlands Dutch Consortium Contact Marco Streefkerk Web Directory Universiteit van Amsterdam Scandinavia SCANSMUG Scandinavian SFX MetaLib User

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/regional/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Customized SFX services menu SFX Shared Resources
    SMUG SFX MetaLib Users Group SMUG Home SFX Shared Resources SFX Services

    Original URL path: http://www.smugnet.org/sfx/sfxservices.htm (2016-04-29)
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  • SFX BUTTONS SFX Shared Resources
    journal Chicago Business Directory These services are also limited by the agreements between the database producers and the journal publishers SFX uses a decision table which identifies not only titles that are available full text to University of Chicago users regardless of the publisher but also alternate sources for full text specific volumes and years of coverage and offers other services even when full text is not available e g a search in the online catalog for print volumes How does SFX work SFX uses metadata organized in a standard format called OpenURL This metadata includes information like the journal name International Standard Serial Number ISSN volume issue pages and year The metadata is passed from databases that are SFX aware to a local SFX server here at the University of Chicago Library The server decodes the metadata and matches it to the appropriate entries in a table of information about the Library s online subscriptions An SFX services menu is generated dynamically offering appropriate choices of services to the user Not all databases are SFX aware nor are all journal web sites structured to have links directly to the article level from an SFX generated link However these systems

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