Next Generation Library Services Platform
Introducing
Sierra
Sierra as Library
Services Platform
Today and Tomorrow
Steven Nielsen
Vice President- Strategic Accounts
Innovative Interfaces
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THE LIBRARY IS
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Current Technology Landscape
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Shift of library expenses to e-content
Prevalent use of mobile devices
Expectation by library users of
collaborative tools & recommendations
Need for easily interconnected systems
Evolution of
librarians’ role
New workflows
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Opportunities for Change
Shared
Resources
Climate
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Culture
Library
Staff
Experience
Systems
Integration
Value
for
Money
User
Experience
Analytics
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Introducing
Sierra
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Proven Library Workflow Functionality
with Integrated Resource Management
Power of Open System Architecture
with Robust API Libraries
and Cloud Optimization
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External System
Connections
APIs
Central Knowledge
Base
Worklists
Foundational Technology
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Cloud Optimized
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Open LSP
Open by Design.
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Moving Forward
2014
2015
2016 & BEYOND
First Apps
More Operations
New Models
• Prove technology to market
• Foundation for SaaS
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• More library ops solutions
• First SaaS stand alone
Innovative Confidential
Not for Public Distribution
• New products & services
• Library all SaaS
Sierra in 2014
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Open Database
PostgreSQL
Sierra APIs
Mobile Worklists App
Patron App – Circulation on mobile
devices
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Making Sierra Data Available Anywhere
Library or
3rd Party
Discovery
Interface
API
Custom
Library
Reports
Patron
Authentication
Multiple
Services
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Sierra
Library
Patron
Interface
APIs = Sierra Data Anywhere
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Bib & Item Services
Patron Authentication
Holds Services
Fines Payment Services
Custom Library Reports
Integration with
Campus Financials
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Developer Sandbox
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Validate and test APIs
Refine iteratively
based on feedback
Ensure alignment with
real use cases
Gather requirements
for future releases
Promoting Success:
API Developer Community
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API Documentation
Interactive Sandbox
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Developer Forum
Code Sharing
Conceptual Illustration
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API Fully Documented
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With an Interactive Component
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Developers Can Test Queries
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New Partners
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Sierra 2014 Core Enhancements
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COUNTER 4 development for ERM
usage statistics
Fiscal close enhancements
Create lists and Scheduler
enhancements
View Public Display will link to Encore
Circulation enhancements - such as
staff alert for expiring patron accounts
Print template enhancements
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INN-Reach 2014
• Inn-Reach: DCB, NCIP pickup location
• Seamless interface for Sierra and Millennium
o No need for any batch updates or Double Keying
• Print Management
• NCIP Initiator to support peer-to-peer
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circulation for multiple Inn-Reach connections
Inn-Reach enhanced matching
Enhanced reporting for Inn-Reach libraries local server lending/borrowing reports
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Mobile by Demand.
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Focus on “e” and Self Service
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“e” requires new UI for patron interactions
“Service first” expectation to match retail
and commercial models
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Core Features of Self Service
Native mobile app
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Leverage mobile
hardware to enhance
the user experience
Direct access for users
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Access print & “e”
together
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Checkout physical
items on mobile device
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More Patron
Engagement
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Mobile opportunities for staff?
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More Staff Efficiencies
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Focus on
Operations:
Worklists and
Workflows
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Working Mobile
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End-to-End
Workflows
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Automated &
Streamlined
Management
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Next Generations Library Services
Platforms from Innovative
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Questions
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Thank you!
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