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Planning | Description | Requirements | UI Mockup | Triples

Outstanding Questions

  • How are Library Virtual Collections exposed to the public?
    • How do they have a separate identity from the main site?  For instance, the Engineering Library website with listings of multiple engineering related virtual collections?
    • How is search limited to a specific Library Virtual Collection?
  • How do librarians keep Library Virtual Collections private before it is ready for public consumption?
  • How does the creator of a Library Virtual Collection identify collaborators?
  • How are controlled vocabularies defined?
    • How does a librarian add a new tag to a controlled vocabulary?
    • How does a librarian add a new controlled vocabulary with tags?
    • Are controlled vocabularies specific to a single Library Virtual Collection or shared across all Library Virtual Collections?
    • Where are controlled vocabularies stored/managed?
    • How are definitions for controlled vocabularies made available on the web as a definition of the meaning of a tag exposed as linked data?


Status of Planning Process

  • UI Mockup – TBA – under development.  Not sufficiently complete for review.
  • Requirements – TBA – under development.  Not sufficiently complete for review.



Observations about existing virtual libraries at Cornell...


Using Engineering Library, Physical Sciences Library, and Math Library as examples...

  • From main Cornell University Library site, click Libraries and Hours in tabs of banner.
    • Shows a list of Libraries and Hours
      • Engineering Library - 24/7 study space
      • Physical Science Library - 24/7 study space
      • Math Library - has hours
    • From Libraries and Hours page, click the title of library (i.e., Engineering Library)
      • shows information about the library
      • Holdings
        • Engineering Library - Online only
        • Physical Science Library - Online only
        • Math Library - 68,300 print volumes
    • From Libraries and Hours page, click the website under each library
    • Tabs in banners on each library website
      • Engineering Library - NOTE: every menu item has a sub-menu
        • Home - (no sub-menu) goes to home page for Engineering Library
        • Collections - sub-menu appears to have virtual collections
        • About Us - clicking goes to staff page for Engineering Library; also lists other pages with general information about the Engineering Library in the sub-menu; all links are to pages in the Engineering Library
        • Services - clicking goes to the same list of services that are in the sub-menu;  some services links lead to pages in the Engineering Library; others go to the main Cornell University Library website
        • Catalog - Classic Catalog, Summon, WorldCat Local
        • Libraries - clicking goes to Libraries and Hours in main Cornell University Library website; also lists several libraries in sub-menu
        • Contact Us - (no sub-menu) goes to contact info page for Engineering Library
      • Physical Science Library
        • Clark Physical Sciences Library - home page for Physical Science Library
        • Clark Learning Suite FAQ - faq page in Physcial Science Library
        • CU Library Web Site - home page for main Cornell University Library
      • Math Library
        • Home - home page for Math Library
        • Catalog - goes to Classic Catalog ( – perhaps older search of main library catalog - not clear
        • CU Library - home page for main Cornell University Library
        • Subject Libraries - goes to Libraries and Hours in main Cornell University Library website
        • CU Info - goes to CUinfo page in main Cornell University website





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