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Presentation on E-Developments in Academic Libraries at the Collaborative Partner Academic Support Development Day held at De Montfort University on Thursday 7th July 2011. Audience: academic staff and learning developers.

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    1. 1. Presentation on <br />E-Developments in Academic Libraries given at the Collaborative Partner Academic Support Development Day, <br />De Montfort University <br />on Thursday 7th July 2011<br />Alison McNab<br />
    2. 2. E-Developments in Academic Libraries<br />Alison McNab<br />Academic Team Manager<br />Library Services, De Montfort University<br />AMcNab@dmu.ac.uk<br />http://eclectic.estuff.our.dmu.ac.uk/<br />
    3. 3. “The scale of the cuts means that libraries must rethink the kinds and levels of service they provide in support of their universities’ missions”<br /> RIN/SCONUL Challenges for academic <br /> libraries in difficult economic times <br /> March 2010<br />The challenge<br />
    4. 4. Students at the Heart of the System <br />
    5. 5. Difficult and uncertain times<br />Tough times for FE and HE<br />A sustained period of cuts and restructuring across the sector<br />Disruptive technologies<br /> “The iPad will help change the entire PC ecosystem” (Gartner 2010)<br />
    6. 6. Overview<br />E-induction<br />E-learning<br />E-enquiries<br />E-books<br />Everything going mobile<br />Engaging with students through social media<br />
    7. 7. e-induction<br />New approach to basic undergraduate induction in 2011/12<br />e-induction module link to be emailed to students before they arrive: <br />students will be expected to complete the e-induction; the motivation is to be able to “activate their library account”.<br />students must complete multiple choice questions; cannot progress to next section unless all answers correct<br />e-induction will deal with all the “housekeeping” information about the library<br />text will be made available via the library web pages (PDF)<br />Groups offered a Library Trail to orient students around the building<br />“Induction plus” still available for associate colleges & distance learning courses but needs to be arranged with subject librarian<br />
    8. 8. e-learning<br /> 1 Aug 2011: DMU launches the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT)<br />CELT will support the delivery of the e-learning related objectives of the University Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy (ULTAS)<br />CELT will provide a physical and virtual hub for e-learning developments at DMU<br />http://www.learnex.dmu.ac.uk/<br />
    9. 9. e-Learning Pathfinder Project<br />Building enhanced institutional knowledge of both Web 2.0 technologies and developmental strategies that support pedagogic and epistemological participation. <br />Implementing professional development strategies for staff in human resources, IT support and library services, for the integration of institutional and non-institutional virtual spaces. <br />Delivering differentiated strategies for extending virtual spaces through social networks and user-generated content <br />aligned with e-learning networks, in order to deliver improved retention and progression. <br />Scoping professional development methodologies that utilise Web2.0 technologies<br />http://dmupathfinder.blogspot.com/<br />
    10. 10. Current ELT Projects<br />LIDP: Library Impact Data Project - investigating library data to see if there is any correlation with student attainment <br />PITSTOP: Supporting Students on Placement - investigating impact of mediated asynchronous online discussion boards on student’s academic performance while on practice placements <br />EXPLORER: Embedding eXisting & Proprietary Learning in an Open-source Repository to Evolve new Resources - improving workflows in collecting research data for the repository (DORA) <br />SCOOTER: Sickle Cell Open: Online Topics and Educational Resources - producing educational resources on the topics of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassemia<br />TIGER: Transforming Interprofessional Groups through Educational Resources - investigating curriculum innovation through development of reusable, customisable Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Health and Social Care<br />
    11. 11. E-ENQUIRIES @ DMU<br />Just Ask!<br /> justask@dmu.ac.uk<br />Response within 24 hours<br />Referral service<br />
    12. 12. e-books (1)<br />JISC national e-books observatory project<br />Subscription e-books <br />“free” e-books<br />Enhanced content<br />e-Book Finder<br />http://ebookfinder.labs.eduserv.org.uk/<br />
    13. 13. e-books (2)<br />Accessibility advice from:<br />JISC TechDis<br />http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/<br />British Dyslexia Association<br />http://bdatech.org/<br />RNIB<br />http://www.rnib.org.uk/<br />
    14. 14. e-books (3)<br />Handheld devices<br />Dedicated e-readers<br />PDFs<br />Leisure reading<br />
    15. 15. Everything going mobile<br />Why?<br />Student experience<br />Access on-the-go<br />Accessibility<br />Productivity tools<br />
    16. 16. The Challenges of Mobile Delivery<br />Promoting handheld access but avoiding excluding some users<br />Providing support within the college / university community <br />Identifying suitable mobile <br /> content<br />
    17. 17. Identifying suitable mobile content<br />Apps vs Mobile platforms<br />Curating or creating content?<br />Subscription databases<br />E-journals / E-prints<br />E-books<br />
    18. 18. Mobile access to e-resources<br />Why?<br />Access on-the-go<br />Accessibility<br />Maximising access to subscription resources<br />What?<br />Mobile applications from publishers<br />Databases with mobile websites<br />
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    20. 20. Engaging with students through social media<br />
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    22. 22. PITSTOP project ran from Aug 2010 - Jan 2011. Funded by SWAP, the Social Policy and Social Work Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy <br />On-line discussion board:<br />for DMU social work students on their second year practice placement<br />and for their practice educators, on site practice assessors and tutors<br />Mediated by Julie Kent (tutor) and Jason Eyre (subject librarian)<br />
    23. 23. Evaluation<br />What are we doing?<br />Why are we doing it?<br />Is it effective?<br />
    24. 24. THANK YOU<br />Any Questions?<br />