Tuesday, October 30, 2007

IL2007 - Session B202 — Next-Gen Corporate Library Web Site

Session B202 — Next-Gen Corporate Library Web Site
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cindy Sullivan, VP, & Megan Kelley, Library, Fidelity Investments

How I wish I had their management commitment and funding. They have created a great site and service for all staff. Federated searching across internal and external systems.

  • Assist research efforts
  • Deliver gateway to authoritive sources
  • Provide high value content
  • Enabler for research
  • Connect communities of practice through collaboration initiatives
  • Centre of learning

Redesign of Website
  • EBooks
  • Federated search
  • Bring resource to forefront
  • Single sign on
  • More dynamically generated content

Hot topics
  • This is a tag cloud of terms people are searching
  • Top 15 terms over a rolling 30 day period
  • Keeps others up on what is current
  • Library staff us for collection development

Lessons learned
  • Standardize on authentication method for databases
  • Do a pilot with federated search – sign nda
  • Leverage enterprise agreements with publishers
  • Ensure support from senior management
  • Appropriate resources assigned to project – people – money
  • User interface most important

Future plans
  • Integrate library sources with training and development
  • More multi media
  • Internal applications – employee directory – part of federated search

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