We have done this  - we call it MyLibrary - for our two catalogs, two ILLiad implementations, and course reserves.  We wanted to add in room reservations, but the vendor we use does not include what rooms you have checked out in their API.

We're now looking at what else to add, so I would also be very interested in what other libraries are doing.


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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] personalization of academic library websites


Oddly enough, we're looking at this kind of thing right now.  I also just got a message from my ILL Librarian that she saw a great conference presentation on this kinda thing by Scott Bertagnole of Brigham Young University.

 From our perspective, the trick is authentication.  We want to at least use Common Credentials with our University authentication system, rather than Yet Another Account to Remember (YAAR!), if not Single Sign-on, but we also need to support the other 4 colleges in our consortium, as well as community borrowers. Getting course data about students is also tricky, since we need to collaborate with other units on campus to get permission to sanely and securely access this data from the registrar.

I'm envisioning three levels of integration:

1. Catalog + ILL to see what materials you have 2. Course reserves and supporting materials 3. Miscellaneous/experimental integrations with other services

Hope this is useful; I'd love to keep this conversation going, whether on list or off.



On 03/23/2016 01:26 PM, Mark Weiler wrote:
> I'm doing some exploratory research on personalization of academic library websites. E.g. student logs in, the site presents books due dates, room reservations, course list with associated course readings, subject librarians.  For faculty members, the site might present other information, such as how to put material on course reserves, deposit material into institutional repository, etc.   Has anyone looked into this, or tried it?
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