Collaborating with IT to Deliver E-Reserves Using Drupal & Zotero Susan J. Kimball Amherst College Electronic Resources & ...
Overview <ul><li>Why a new E-reserve system? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>How it works? </li></ul><ul...
Why a new E-reserves system? <ul><li>Improve student experience </li></ul><ul><li>Improve staff workflow and make data rea...
Collaboration <ul><li>College atmosphere of collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>History of Library/IT collaboration </li></ul>...
How it works? (Broad strokes) <ul><li>Open Source is key (Drupal, Zotero) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Datatel, Amhe...
How it works? (Knitty gritty) <ul><ul><li>Monster menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access control across Amherst web s...
Let’s take a look
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What about Zotero?
 
 
What’s next? <ul><li>Improved integration of print reserve listings </li></ul><ul><li>Push to student portal and calendar ...
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
Thanks! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Susan J. Kimball </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(413)542-8...
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In 2007, Amherst College launched a new web site using the open source content management system, Drupal. Since then, the Library has worked with IT's Web Services Group to build several web-based tools including a database locator, course guide builder, and dynamically generated new book lists. During the Summer of 2009 we embarked on another collaboration project to improve electronic reserve management and access from course web pages.

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Collaborating with IT to Deliver E-Reserves Using Drupal and Zotero

  1. 1. Collaborating with IT to Deliver E-Reserves Using Drupal & Zotero Susan J. Kimball Amherst College Electronic Resources & Libraries February 2, 2010
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Why a new E-reserve system? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>How it works? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why a new E-reserves system? <ul><li>Improve student experience </li></ul><ul><li>Improve staff workflow and make data readily available </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to administration’s desire to reduce exorbitant copyright costs for coursepacks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collaboration <ul><li>College atmosphere of collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>History of Library/IT collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Joint meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Regular communication </li></ul><ul><li>Testing and feedback </li></ul>
  5. 5. How it works? (Broad strokes) <ul><li>Open Source is key (Drupal, Zotero) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Datatel, Amherst’s enterprise data management system </li></ul><ul><li>Customization (monster menus, access controls) </li></ul>
  6. 6. How it works? (Knitty gritty) <ul><ul><li>Monster menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access control across Amherst web site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enable permissions based on enrollment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow access to groups (faculty, Library staff, TAs) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal Biblio module does the bulk of the work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data structures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Importing function </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Styles for citations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Duplicate identification and management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Due dates, notes, sorting functionality </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s take a look
  8. 18. What about Zotero?
  9. 21. What’s next? <ul><li>Improved integration of print reserve listings </li></ul><ul><li>Push to student portal and calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright data capture </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting tools </li></ul>
  10. 22. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  11. 23. Thanks! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Susan J. Kimball </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(413)542-8112 </li></ul>

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