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Voyager Web Reporting Andrew Brown University of Wales Swansea Voyager Web Reporting Andrew Brown University of Wales Swansea

Aims and Objectives • Aim – To encourage Voyager users to setup and run Aims and Objectives • Aim – To encourage Voyager users to setup and run web-based reporting in their organisation • Objectives – Know the benefits of web-based reporting – Know what is required to setup web reporting – Know the process involved in setting up web reporting University of Wales Swansea

Session Outline • Why use web-based reporting? • Putting it together • Demo University Session Outline • Why use web-based reporting? • Putting it together • Demo University of Wales Swansea

Benefits of web-based reporting? University of Wales Swansea Benefits of web-based reporting? University of Wales Swansea

Benefits of web based reporting? • Improves access to report writers/creators – Potential to Benefits of web based reporting? • Improves access to report writers/creators – Potential to split SQL work/report formatting • Improves access for report customers/users – Can run their own reports – Standard format of reports • Increasing cost effectiveness of reporting – Separation of production roles and training needs – Quicker creation of new reports – Low maintenance University of Wales Swansea

Putting it together – preface • University of Wales Swansea – 15000 students / Putting it together – preface • University of Wales Swansea – 15000 students / 3000 staff – South Wales • Library and Information Services – Manage library, IT and telephony across the university (1997 merger) – 100 staff & six libraries – £ 4 m (€ 5. 7 m) annual budget University of Wales Swansea • Information Systems – 1. 5 staff manage Voyager, Link. Finder. Plus and digital resources – 450, 000 bib records – Voyager budget £ 40 K(€ 57 K) • Voyager maintenance • Authority and bibliographic records purchase • Projects (e. g. reporting) • Essential trips to places like Helsinki…

Putting it together – history • Voyager implementation (Sept 1999) • Experimental web work Putting it together – history • Voyager implementation (Sept 1999) • Experimental web work and simple Access reports (Late 1999) • Access reporting course (Early 2000) – Improved Access reporting • Reporting review (May 2001) – Two staff with SQL and MS Access experience and Oracle drivers installed – Results of experimental web reporting – Small collection of MS Access reports University of Wales Swansea

Putting it together – problems • Plenty of other things to do ; -) Putting it together – problems • Plenty of other things to do ; -) • All MS Access queries required individual packaging into user friendly reports • Experimental web reports – worked but not easily replicated by others • Other interested staff but required training and support University of Wales Swansea

Putting it together – possibilities • Features – Easier to author reports – Easier Putting it together – possibilities • Features – Easier to author reports – Easier to run reports – Cost effective – Minimise post report processing University of Wales Swansea • Resources – No extra staff – Small budget (≈£ 1 K) • Solutions (Aug 2001) – Commercial package • E. g. Business Objects – Perl – Active Server Pages – Cold. Fusion 5. 0

Putting it together – proposal University of Wales Swansea Putting it together – proposal University of Wales Swansea

Putting it together – procedure • Server hardware – Test server • PII 450 Putting it together – procedure • Server hardware – Test server • PII 450 MHz • 512 MB RAM • Cost – free! University of Wales Swansea • Server software – Windows 2000 Professional (patched!!) – IIS 5. 0 (patched!!) – Norton Anti-virus (managed) – Oracle ODBC drivers – Cold. Fusion 5. 0 (patched)

Putting it together – procedure • Report writer/creator client hardware – PIII 850 Mhz Putting it together – procedure • Report writer/creator client hardware – PIII 850 Mhz – 256 MB RAM – No additional cost! University of Wales Swansea • Report writer/creator client software – Windows 2000 – Dreamweaver Ultra. Dev 4. 0 – MS Access 2000 – Oracle ODBC drivers

Putting it together – procedure • Report customer/user client hardware – Anything… …in theory! Putting it together – procedure • Report customer/user client hardware – Anything… …in theory! University of Wales Swansea • Report customer/user client software – Operating system – Web browser

Putting it together – post test • • • Testing results Upgrades Staff training Putting it together – post test • • • Testing results Upgrades Staff training Offline reporting Report conversion University of Wales Swansea

Putting it together – procedure • Writing a report University of Wales Swansea Putting it together – procedure • Writing a report University of Wales Swansea

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Wrapping up + demo University of Wales Swansea Wrapping up + demo University of Wales Swansea

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