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  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8526154@N03/1319618839/ EPFL Library Link :a Firefox plug-in to increase collection visibility ? • ELAG’09 Lightning Talk • T. Guignard – EPFL Central Library, Switzerland

  2. How it started… • Subject librarians make selections according to title availability

  3. How it started… • Subject librarians make selections according to title availability home library

  4. How it started… • Subject librarians make selections according to title availability home library campus libraries

  5. How it started… • Subject librarians make selections according to title availability home library campus libraries network libraries

  6. Information where it’s needed • Exit paper catalogs, subject librarians now use networked tools • Provider databases • RSS feeds, alerts • Amazon recommendations • Blog entries, etc. • Query the OPAC for each title is inefficient • Tools like LibX help • Cumbersome for large amount of titles

  7. Without the plug-in

  8. Without the plug-in

  9. Without the plug-in

  10. Wit the EPFL Library Link plug-in Vendor example

  11. Wit the EPFL Library Link plug-in Vendor example = in home library = on campus = in the union catalog = none of the above = available as e-book

  12. Works on amazonas well

  13. Works on amazonas well (and on other websites) etc.

  14. Towards a patron-friendly interface Library holdings : Available in 24h: Loanit ! E-book available: Read it !

  15. Towards a patron-friendly interface Library holdings : Not in the library (yet) : Requestit !

  16. When in Rome … Instead of driving users to your OPAC… … put the OPAC where the users are !

  17. Under the hood ISBNs ? MARC Greasemonkey scripts (HTML)

  18. Under the hood ISBNs ? MARC (HTML) Compiled into a standalone plug-in auto-update, etc.