Creating Knowledge Centres using Netvibes CILIP West Midlands Visit, 6 th  December 2011 Jason Curtis Site Librarian Royal...
Overview <ul><li>Initially developed as a current awareness solution </li></ul><ul><li>The Knowledge Centres reflect the T...
How it began <ul><li>Looking for a way to provide current awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources to index articles,...
Netvibes <ul><li>Personal start page or ‘dashboard’ software </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a way to create a public page (Uni...
Team Knowledge Update
Team Knowledge Update <ul><li>Over time, grew to over 30 topics </li></ul><ul><li>Email alerts also developed using Yahoo!...
Advantages of this approach <ul><li>Showcase for e-journals </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Virtual’ current journals display </li></u...
Demonstration <ul><li>www.netvibes.com/sathophthalmology </li></ul>
Moving to Knowledge Centres <ul><li>Trust restructure in early 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Separate Knowledge Centres for each ...
New content <ul><li>Named librarians for each Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Search tools <...
Demonstration <ul><li>www.netvibes.com/sathophthalmology </li></ul>
Feedback <ul><li>No formal evaluation (yet!) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics indicates high usage (over 500 visit per m...
Challenges and the future <ul><li>Journal subscription changes </li></ul><ul><li>Support from IT </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibe...
Sharing our experience <ul><li>Wiki developed </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing contents via OPML and email </li></ul><ul><li>www....
<ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>
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Knowledge centres

  1. 1. Creating Knowledge Centres using Netvibes CILIP West Midlands Visit, 6 th December 2011 Jason Curtis Site Librarian Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Initially developed as a current awareness solution </li></ul><ul><li>The Knowledge Centres reflect the Trust’s clinical structure </li></ul><ul><li>Have helped us raise our profile </li></ul><ul><li>Have help us be seen as innovative </li></ul>
  3. 3. How it began <ul><li>Looking for a way to provide current awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources to index articles, or produce our own bulletins </li></ul><ul><li>Needed to raise awareness of e-journals </li></ul><ul><li>RSS provided continually updated feeds from relevant journals and other sources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Netvibes <ul><li>Personal start page or ‘dashboard’ software </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a way to create a public page (Universe) with a number of RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Free and straightforward to use </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying journal RSS feeds was the time consuming component </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in May 2009 as ‘Team Knowledge Update’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Team Knowledge Update
  6. 6. Team Knowledge Update <ul><li>Over time, grew to over 30 topics </li></ul><ul><li>Email alerts also developed using Yahoo! Pipes and Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Tried various methods of new book alerts, with limited success </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages of this approach <ul><li>Showcase for e-journals </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Virtual’ current journals display </li></ul><ul><li>Access to full-text in many cases </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes RSS feeds from different sources e.g. CASH </li></ul><ul><li>No need for users to understand RSS feeds </li></ul>
  8. 8. Demonstration <ul><li>www.netvibes.com/sathophthalmology </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moving to Knowledge Centres <ul><li>Trust restructure in early 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Separate Knowledge Centres for each ‘clinical centre’ </li></ul><ul><li>New Knowledge Centres for Leadership and LIPS project </li></ul><ul><li>Space for development of new topics and new content </li></ul>
  10. 10. New content <ul><li>Named librarians for each Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Search tools </li></ul><ul><li>News pages </li></ul><ul><li>Resource lists </li></ul><ul><li>Additional topics, in some cases developed by para-professional staff </li></ul>
  11. 11. Demonstration <ul><li>www.netvibes.com/sathophthalmology </li></ul>
  12. 12. Feedback <ul><li>No formal evaluation (yet!) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Analytics indicates high usage (over 500 visit per month) </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings with Clinical Centre Chiefs </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet links </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Team keen to develop centre </li></ul><ul><li>Demand from other library services </li></ul>
  13. 13. Challenges and the future <ul><li>Journal subscription changes </li></ul><ul><li>Support from IT </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes availability </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Pull’ technology vs. ‘push’ technology </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sharing our experience <ul><li>Wiki developed </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing contents via OPML and email </li></ul><ul><li>www.teamknowledgeupdate.pbworks.com </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>
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