Everything you ever wanted to know about Systems Librarianship (but were afraid to ask)

Everything you ever wanted to know about Systems Librarianship (but were afraid to ask)

NETSL 2016 Annual Conference presentation

Emily Singley, Boston College
Alison Thornton, Harvard University

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Emily Singley

April 07, 2016
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  1. EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SYSTEMS LIBRARIANSHIP (BUT

    WERE AFRAID TO ASK) Emily Singley, Boston College Alison Thornton, Harvard University NETSL Annual Spring Conference April 8th, 2016
  2. What we are going to cover • What is a

    systems librarian? • What we do • What skills do you need? • And where can you get them • Questions
  3. What is a Systems Librarian, anyway? (we have no idea…)

  4. None
  5. What Emily does all day Boston College, Gasson Hall

  6. the traditional systems librarian ILS discovery system proxy server link

    resolver ILL system website
  7. the not-so-traditional systems librarian open source application development digital collections

    digital humanities linked data
  8. Integrated Library System (ILS)  Managing staff permissions  Configuring

    loan rules  Creating and running batch jobs  Reporting and analytics
  9. discovery system Primo user interface

  10. Discovery System (Primo) ILS (Alma)

  11. Mapping data from ILS

  12. MARC XML

  13. (So what is a ‘link resolver’ anyway?)  A system

    that uses OpenURL protocol to parse metadata sent over the Web  Allows users to find all available copies of an electronic resource.  “FindIt” links can be embedded in Discovery System, Google Scholar, vendor sites, etc. link resolver
  14. Metadata Full text http://alma.exlibrisgroup.com/view/uresolver/01BC_ INST/openurl?ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF- 8&ctx_id=10_1&ctx_tim=2015-10- 13T21%3A19%3A38IST&ctx_ver=Z39.88- 2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&url_ver= Z39.88- 2004&rfr_id=info:sid/primo.exlibrisgroup.com-

    gale_ofa&req_id=&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx: &rft.genre=article&rft.atitle=SFX%2C+information +needs%2C+the+academic+library%2C+and+its +user.%28SFX+bt+Ex+Libris+OpenURL+link+re solver%29%28Report%29&rft.jtitle=Library+Philos ophy+and+Practice&rft.btitle=&rft.aulast=&rft.auinit =&rft.auinit1=&rft.auinitm=&rft.ausuffix=&rft.au=Bar ner%2C+Keren&rft.aucorp=&rft.date=20120601&rf t.volume=&rft.issue=&rft.part=&rft.date=20120601 &rft.quarter=&rft.ssn=&rft.spage=&rft.epage=&rft.p ages=&rft.artnum=&rft.issn=1522-0222&rft.eissn OpenURL
  15. (So what is a proxy server, anyway?)  Server that

    assigns external users a local IP that is recognized by e-resource vendors  Provides off-site users access to library resources proxy server
  16. How it works: Title Taylor and Francis URL www.tandfonline.com HJ

    tandfonline.com proxy server config file vendor server authentication
  17. beyond traditional library systems:  open source systems  new

    application development  supporting digital collections  supporting digital humanities
  18. developing an open source search platform Special Collections Blacklight search

    platform
  19. supporting digital humanities projects Encoded Franciscan Antiphoner Project

  20. building a linguistics database for an undergraduate honors project Documenting

    indigenous languages project
  21. What Alison does all day “the hybrid systems librarian” Widener

    Library interior
  22. • Technical configurations for batch loads (dataloads) • New technical

    service initiatives using automation • Vendor and staff training • Projects and collaborations Widener Library exterior
  23. Dataloads: MARC What are dataloads and why do we use

    them?
  24. • AMALIVRE • ASIAN CULTURE PRESS • ATC • BARLOVENTO

    (Libros de Barlovento) • BENNETT • BERENGUER (HB Books) • CASALINI • CIBTC (China International Book Trading Company) • COUTTS • DAR UL ILM • EASTVIEW • EBC (Eastern Book Company) • EBSCO • ERASMUS • GARCIA CAMBEIRO • HARRASSOWITZ • HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS • HEIN • HUMANITAT (Studia Humanitatis) • IBERBOOK • IBEROAMERICANA • INCA (Libros Andinos) • ISISTU • ITURRIAGA • JPT (Japan Publications Trading) • KARNO • LEILA • LEXICON • LINARDI • MARCNOW • MARY MARTIN • MARKOVIC • MEXBOOKS (Books from Mexico) • MIPP INTERNATIONAL • NATASHA • OIONOS • PANMUN • RETTA (Luis Retta) • SOSHKIN • SULAIMAN • WEINBERG BOOK AGENCY • WORLDCAT CATALOGING PARTNERS (OCLC) • WORLDWIDE BOOKS • YBP
  25. After record is run through the program MARC record as

    it was sent by the vendor
  26. Dataloads: EDI So what is EDI anyway?

  27. UNA:+.? ' UNB+UNOC:3+3027180040000:14+0000000020946:14+141121:1021+096' UNH+001282096+INVOIC:D:96A:UN:EAN008' BGM+380+43013285+9' DTM+137:20141121:102' NAD+SU+3027180040000::14' NAD+BY+0000000020946::14' CUX+2:USD:4' ALC+C++++FC:::SHIPPING'

    MOA+8:74.68:USD:4' RFF+BFN: ' LIN+1++9782708409774:EN' IMD++010+:::Chatenet, M.' IMD++050+:::Le prince, la princesse et leur logis. Manières' IMD++050+:::d'habiter dans l'élite aristocratique européenne.' IMD++109+:::Editions Picard' IMD++110+:::Paris' IMD++170+:::2014' QTY+47:1' MOA+146:69.79:USD:4' MOA+66:69.79:USD:4' MOA+203:69.79:USD:4' PRI+AAB:69.79' RFF+SLI:1204979' EDI format as sent from the vendor
  28. <?xml version="1.0"?> <message> <vendor-code>3027180040000</vendor-code> <vendor-code-type>14 EAN-13 number</vendor-code-type> <sub-library-code>0000000020946</sub-library-code> <sub-library-code-type>14 EAN-13

    number</sub-library-code-type> <creation-date>20141121</creation-date> <creation-time>1021</creation-time> <invoice> <vendor-message-number>001282096</vendor-message-number> <credit-debit>D</credit-debit> <invoice-number>43013285</invoice-number> <invoice-description>Original</invoice-description> <message-date>20141121</message-date> <reference-currency>USD</reference-currency> <invoicing-currency>USD</invoicing-currency> <discount-or-charge>Charge</discount-or-charge> <d-or-c-description>FC</d-or-c-description> <invoice-level-charge>000000000074.68</invoice-level-charge> <item> <line-number>1</line-number> <ean-article-number>9782708409774</ean-article-number> <first-author>Chatenet, M.</first-author> <title>Le prince, la princesse et leurs logis. Manières </title> <title> d'habiter dans l'élite aristocratique européenne</title> <publisher>Editions Picard</publisher> <publisher-place>Paris</publisher-place> <publication-date>2014</publication-date> <invoiced-quantity>1</invoiced-quantity> <unit-price-currency>USD</unit-price-currency> <amount-type>Unit price in currency below</amount-type> <amount>69.79</amount> <unit-price-currency>USD</unit-price-currency> <amount-type></amount-type> <amount>69.79</amount> <unit-price-currency>USD</unit-price-currency> <amount-type>Line amount including discount and charges excluding tax</amount-type> <amount>69.79</amount> <price-description>Unit price excluding tax discounts and charges</price-description> <price>69.79</price> <vendor-reference-no>1204979</vendor-reference-no> <total-line-amount>000000000069.79</total-line-amount> </item> XML format for loading into Aleph
  29. • AMALIVRE • ASIAN CULTURE PRESS • ATC • BARLOVENTO

    (Libros de Barlovento) • BENNETT • BERENGUER (HB Books) • CASALINI • CIBTC (China International Book Trading Company) • COUTTS • DAR UL ILM • EASTVIEW • EBC (Eastern Book Company) • EBSCO • ERASMUS • GARCIA CAMBEIRO • HARRASSOWITZ • HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS • HEIN • HUMANITAT (Studia Humanitatis) • IBERBOOK • IBEROAMERICANA • INCA (Libros Andinos) • ISISTU • ITURRIAGA • JPT (Japan Publications Trading) • KARNO • LEILA • LEXICON • LINARDI • MARCNOW • MARY MARTIN • MARKOVIC • MEXBOOKS (Books from Mexico) • MIPP INTERNATIONAL • NATASHA • OIONOS • PANMUN • RETTA (Luis Retta) • SOSHKIN • SULAIMAN • WEINBERG BOOK AGENCY • WORLDCAT CATALOGING PARTNERS (OCLC) • WORLDWIDE BOOKS • YBP Vendor and staff training and communication
  30. New initiatives using automation • Direct to Destination (pilot) •

    Provide patrons with faster, more direct access to new acquisitions in the collection • POOF (Pre-Order Online Form) (in production) • Developed by Cornell and Columbia, hosted by Cornell
  31. Projects and collaborations • Other technical configurations & troubleshooting •

    Ad hoc/time limited projects • Linked Data • Search & Discovery Education Working Group
  32. None
  33. @prefix rdfs: <http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#> . @prefix foaf: <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/> . @prefix xsd:

    <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#> . @prefix owl: <http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#> . @prefix rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#> . <http://nuremberg.law.harvard.eduNull> foaf:name "James M. McHaney" . <http://viaf.org/viaf/311082721> foaf:name "Alexander G. Hardy" . <http://nuremberg.law.harvard.eduNull> foaf:name "Arnost Horlik-Hochwald" , "Esther J. Johnson" . <http://isni.org/isni/0000000014704368> foaf:name "Hans W. (Hans-Wolfgang) Romberg" ;owl:sameAs "http://viaf.org/viaf/51461218" . <http://isni.org/isni/0000000012398029> foaf:name "Sigmund Rascher" ;owl:sameAs "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Rascher" . <http://isni.org/isni/0000000083718106> foaf:name "Siegfried Ruff" . <http://isni.org/isni/0000000121263844> foaf:name "Nini Rascher" . <http://nuremberg.law.harvard.eduNull> foaf:name "Marion Dabrowski" ; owl:sameAs "http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/idcard.php?ModuleId=10006321" . <http://viaf.org/viaf/41612411> foaf:name "Oskar Schroeder" ; owl:sameAs "http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Schr%C3%B6der" . <http://viaf.org/viaf/44071373> foaf:name "Konrad Wilhelm Schaefer" . <http://isni.org/isni/0000000058869666> foaf:name "Ernst Grawitz" . <http://nuremberg.law.harvard.eduNull> foaf:name "Ignaz Bauer" , "Josef Tschofenig" ; owl:sameAs "http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/10363.html" ; foaf:name "Fritz Pillwein" .
  34. So what do you need to know to be a

    systems librarian?
  35. • Willingness to try new things • Ability to learn

    on the job • An interest in new technologies and tools • Flexibility and adaptability to a changing environment • Ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration And……experience with some of the following:
  36. • Library systems and tools • Web application development in

    a Unix/Linux environment • Web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML/XSLT • Web services such as SOAP, REST and other XML- based APIs • Structured programming languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java • Library data formats and standards such as MARC, Dublin Core, METS, MODs • Proxy servers and/or authentication and authorization services
  37. How (and where) can I learn new skills? • Lynda.com

    • Codecademy (free) • Codeschool.com • Pluralsight.com • Library Juice Academy • Women’s Coding Collective (Boston area) • AWS, Digital Ocean, Reclaim Hosting • Freely available webinars & slides • Continuing Education classes • Social media • Learn from mentors, colleagues, and friends • Find a safe space and play! Most important—don’t be scared to try!
  38. Questions? Thank you! Emily Singley Head Librarian, Systems & Applications

    Boston College emily.singley@bc.edu Alison Thornton Technical Services Systems Support Librarian Metadata Management Harvard Library alison_thornton@harvard.edu