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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 …

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. Presentation on
      E-Developments in Academic Libraries given at the Collaborative Partner Academic Support Development Day,
      De Montfort University
      on Thursday 7th July 2011
      Alison McNab
    • 2. E-Developments in Academic Libraries
      Alison McNab
      Academic Team Manager
      Library Services, De Montfort University
    • 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”
      RIN/SCONUL Challenges for academic
      libraries in difficult economic times
      March 2010
      The challenge
    • 4. Students at the Heart of the System
    • 5. Difficult and uncertain times
      Tough times for FE and HE
      A sustained period of cuts and restructuring across the sector
      Disruptive technologies
      “The iPad will help change the entire PC ecosystem” (Gartner 2010)
    • 6. Overview
      Everything going mobile
      Engaging with students through social media
    • 7. e-induction
      New approach to basic undergraduate induction in 2011/12
      e-induction module link to be emailed to students before they arrive:
      students will be expected to complete the e-induction; the motivation is to be able to “activate their library account”.
      students must complete multiple choice questions; cannot progress to next section unless all answers correct
      e-induction will deal with all the “housekeeping” information about the library
      text will be made available via the library web pages (PDF)
      Groups offered a Library Trail to orient students around the building
      “Induction plus” still available for associate colleges & distance learning courses but needs to be arranged with subject librarian
    • 8. e-learning
      1 Aug 2011: DMU launches the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT)
      CELT will support the delivery of the e-learning related objectives of the University Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy (ULTAS)
      CELT will provide a physical and virtual hub for e-learning developments at DMU
    • 9. e-Learning Pathfinder Project
      Building enhanced institutional knowledge of both Web 2.0 technologies and developmental strategies that support pedagogic and epistemological participation.
      Implementing professional development strategies for staff in human resources, IT support and library services, for the integration of institutional and non-institutional virtual spaces.
      Delivering differentiated strategies for extending virtual spaces through social networks and user-generated content
      aligned with e-learning networks, in order to deliver improved retention and progression.
      Scoping professional development methodologies that utilise Web2.0 technologies
    • 10. Current ELT Projects
      LIDP: Library Impact Data Project - investigating library data to see if there is any correlation with student attainment
      PITSTOP: Supporting Students on Placement - investigating impact of mediated asynchronous online discussion boards on student’s academic performance while on practice placements
      EXPLORER: Embedding eXisting & Proprietary Learning in an Open-source Repository to Evolve new Resources - improving workflows in collecting research data for the repository (DORA)
      SCOOTER: Sickle Cell Open: Online Topics and Educational Resources - producing educational resources on the topics of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassemia
      TIGER: Transforming Interprofessional Groups through Educational Resources - investigating curriculum innovation through development of reusable, customisable Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Health and Social Care
    • 11. E-ENQUIRIES @ DMU
      Just Ask!
      Response within 24 hours
      Referral service
    • 12. e-books (1)
      JISC national e-books observatory project
      Subscription e-books
      “free” e-books
      Enhanced content
      e-Book Finder
    • 13. e-books (2)
      Accessibility advice from:
      JISC TechDis
      British Dyslexia Association
    • 14. e-books (3)
      Handheld devices
      Dedicated e-readers
      Leisure reading
    • 15. Everything going mobile
      Student experience
      Access on-the-go
      Productivity tools
    • 16. The Challenges of Mobile Delivery
      Promoting handheld access but avoiding excluding some users
      Providing support within the college / university community
      Identifying suitable mobile
    • 17. Identifying suitable mobile content
      Apps vs Mobile platforms
      Curating or creating content?
      Subscription databases
      E-journals / E-prints
    • 18. Mobile access to e-resources
      Access on-the-go
      Maximising access to subscription resources
      Mobile applications from publishers
      Databases with mobile websites
    • 19.
    • 20. Engaging with students through social media
    • 21.
    • 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
      On-line discussion board:
      for DMU social work students on their second year practice placement
      and for their practice educators, on site practice assessors and tutors
      Mediated by Julie Kent (tutor) and Jason Eyre (subject librarian)
    • 23. Evaluation
      What are we doing?
      Why are we doing it?
      Is it effective?
    • 24. THANK YOU
      Any Questions?