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Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal

Project Description: a discovery tool that searches many databases at once, co-developed by Dartmouth College Library and ISI.

Contact: Jim Fries

Aug 26 2003 development feedback phase ended, design finalized

Oct 8 2003 LAUNCH the Portal

May 2004 Final evaluation and assessment of trial

New Product Trials

Project Description: areas in the Digital Library to feature new products. "Trials" are products under consideration for acquisition.

Contact: Mary LaMarca

Oct 8 2003 LAUNCH a new tab in Digital Library "Search/Browse" area for trials of new discovery tools, list Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal on this tab

<TBD> LAUNCH an area within Digital Library "StaffWeb" for trials of new content products

Serials Solutions

Project Description: a database of e-journals licenses by the library, including dates of coverage for our subscriptions. Data from Serials Solutions are integrated into the Library Catalog and eResources.

Contact: Cecilia Tittemore

Oct 15 2003 Load MARC records from Serials Solutions, including coverage data, into Library Catalog and eResources

DartDoc

Project Description: a new Inter-Library Loan/Document Delivery system.

Contact: Fran Oscadal

Feb-Mar 2004 Release prototype of DartDoc and open the registration process to users

Mar 17 2004 LAUNCH of DartDoc, marketing to users

June 2004 DartDoc fully released; discontinue other systems

Educational Services sign-up

Project Description: an automated sign-up system for registering for Library and Computing workshops and educational opportunities

Contact: Susan Fliss

Dec 1 2003 LAUNCH an area in Digital Library Library Services/Educational Services for an automated sign-up for education programs and workshops

E-Reserves

Project Description: a method to present digital text, images, sounds, video to users via the Course Reserves system.

Contact: Jennifer Taxman

Aug 2003 Demonstrate E-reserves to staff

Sept 2003 hold Faculty Open Houses to introduce E-reserves

Jan 2004 LAUNCH E-reserves

eResources enhancements

Project Description: improvements to the eResources system

Contact: Reinhart Sonnenburg

Sep 11 2003 Provide access to all URLs in the record. List liaison contact info for each folder (when supplied by folder creator)

Dec 18 2003 Implement display of Best Bets in subject folders (aka Ranking). Include subject folders in search results.

Scholars' Portal Project

Project Description: a discovery tool that searches many databases at once, and a link resolver that points searchers to full-text

Contact: John James

Sept 2003 List of resources to appear in multi-database search area defined by Content Group

<TBD> Serials Solutions e-journal data sent to Fretwell-Downing for integration into the Open Linking product

<TBD> Staff testing of federated searching and the link resolver

<TBD> LAUNCH a new tab in Digital Library "Search/Browse" area for the prototype release of the Scholar's Portal

<TBD> LAUNCH prototype

Library Catalog Graphical Improvements

Project Description: new graphics for the Library Catalog to make it look more like the Digital Library

Contact:Bill Fontaine

<TBD> Finalize design specifications with graphical designer

<TBD> LAUNCH new design

Subject Guides

Project Description: To assess the current state of development of the Library's subject guides and to define their role and scope within the DLD.

Contact: Ridie Ghezzi

October 20/21, 2003 Focus groups with bibliographers to allow feedback and input on development of guides

November 2003 Focus groups with students and faculty on guides

December 2003 presentation of proposal for guides to a meeting of bibliographers

February 2004 report to DLMG

Winter Release of the Digital Library

Project Description: infrastructure changes to enhance the Digital Library AND the Winter Release schedule

Contact: Digital Library Management Group

Dec 13 2003 Freeze updates to Digital Library pages

Dec 15 2003 The Digital Library will be down for one day to do an upgrade

Dec 18 2003 Install Winter Release of Digital Library (The release will include graphical changes to Library Catalog, full implementation of E-Reserves, and enhancements to eResources)

Dec 18 2003-Jan 4 2004 New Digital Library features will be available to try out

Jan 5 2004 LAUNCH the Digital Library Winter Release

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August 2003

Aug, Project: E-Reserves - Demonstrate E-reserves to staff

Aug 26, Project: Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal - development feedback phase ended, design finalized.

September 2003

Sept, Project: E-Reserves - hold Faculty Open Houses to introduce E-reserves

Sept, Project: Scholars' Portal Project - List of resources to appear in multi-database search area defined by Content Group

Sep 11, Project: eResources enhancements - Provide access to all URLs in the record. List liaison contact info for each folder (when supplied by folder creator)

October 2003

Oct 8, Project: New Product Trials - LAUNCH a new tab in Digital Library "Search/Browse" area for trials of new discovery tools, list Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal on this tab

Oct 8, Project: Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal - LAUNCH the Portal

Oct 15, Project: Serials Solutions - Load MARC records from Serials Solutions, including coverage data, into Library Catalog and eResources

Oct 20/21 Project: Subject Guides - Focus groups with bibliographers to allow feedback and input on development of guides

November 2003

Nov, Project: Subject Guides - Focus groups with students and faculty on guides

December 2003

Dec, Project: Subject Guides - presentation of proposal for guides to a meeting of bibliographers

Dec 1, Project: Educational Services sign-up- LAUNCH an area in Digital Library Library Services/Educational Services for an automated sign-up for education programs and workshops

Dec 13, Project: Winter Release of the Digital Library - Freeze updates to Digital Library pages

Dec 15, Project: Winter Release of the Digital Library - The Digital Library will be down for one day to do an upgrade

Dec 18, Project: Winter Release of the Digital Library - Install Winter Release of Digital Library (The release will include graphical changes to Library Catalog, full implementation of E-Reserves, and enhancements to eResources)

Dec 18, Project: eResources enhancements - Implement display of Best Bets in subject folders (aka Ranking). Include subject folders in search results.

Dec 18 -Jan 4, Project: Winter Release of the Digital Library - New Digital Library features will be available to try out

January 2004

Jan, Project: E-Reserves - LAUNCH E-reserves

Jan 5, Project: Winter Release of the Digital Library - LAUNCH the Digital Library Winter Release

February 2004

Feb, Project: Subject Guides - report to DLMG

Feb-Mar, Project: DartDoc - Release prototype of DartDoc and open the registration process to users

March 2004

Mar 17, Project: DartDoc - LAUNCH of DartDoc, marketing to users

April 2004

May 2004

May, Project: Engineering and Applied Sciences Portal - Final evaluation and assessment of trial 

June 2004

June, Project: DartDoc - DartDoc fully released; discontinue other systems

To Be Determined

Project: New Product Trials - LAUNCH an area within Digital Library "StaffWeb" for trials of new content products

Project: Library Catalog Graphical Improvements - Finalize design specifications with graphical designer

Project: Library Catalog Graphical Improvements - LAUNCH new design

Project: Scholars' Portal Project - e-journal data sent to Fretwell-Downing for integration into the Open Linking product Scholars' Portal Project

Project: Scholars' Portal Project - Staff testing of federated searching and the link resolver

Project: Scholars' Portal Project - LAUNCH a new tab in Digital Library "Search/Browse" area for the prototype release of the Scholar's Portal

Project: Scholars' Portal Project - LAUNCH prototype