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Jason Curtis' presentation on using Netvibes for providing current awareness information for health libraries.

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    Knowledge centres Knowledge centres Presentation Transcript

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