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Virtual Collections Or catalog building without the rocket science May 2 2006 Agenda Welcome What is the Virtual Collections Service Demonstrations of Virtual Collections How Virtual Collections Work Requesting a Virtual Collection Future Developments VC Information and Links Questions Presentation on the web http hul harvard edu ois systems vc rollout What is the Virtual Collections Service Virtual Collections Service Is A new OIS service that allows a curator to create a web based collection view of thematically related resources which exist in a number of systems or within a single system In this presentation VC is shorthand for Virtual Collections Features of VC Scheduled harvesting of metadata from HOLLIS VIA and Harvard Geospatial Library Web based search browse and display interface short and full record views Search results include thumbnails and links to digital objects Two ways to configure Out of the box stand alone public interface Embedded option for integrating into web sites such as OCP What VC Is Not A new catalog records must exist in another catalog A repository for digital objects A TED collection A tool for non library sponsored projects A platform for short term projects Who Is Eligible to Use VC Libraries museums and archives Other Harvard organizational units when sponsored by a Harvard library Near Term Users Latin American Pamphlets Widener Immigration to the US 1789 1930 Open Collections Program Studies in Scarlet Law Library upcoming Demonstrations Sample Virtual Collections Latin American Pamphlets stand alone Immigration to the US 1789 1930 stand alone Immigration to the US 1789 1930 integrated How Virtual Collections Work VC Architecture DRS HOLLIS VIA HGL Hollis Data Provider VIA Data Provider OAI PMH HGL Data Provider VC Harvester Harvest file HOLLIS 002223743 VIA olvwork125041 HGL MGISRAILTRA1 VC Database Maintenance Interface Public Access Creating a Virtual Collection Step 1 Define the collection Step 2 Customize the user interface



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