Increasing NUS Libraries’ Visibility in the  Virtual World Tan Kah Ching Senior Librarian (Automation) NUS Libraries Email...
Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Library Technology Trends </li></ul><ul><l...
Introduction <ul><li>About NUS Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Request Stat...
Horizon Report <ul><li>Annual report started in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights 6 areas of emerging technology that will...
Library Technology Trends <ul><li>LITA Blog’s ‘Top Technology Trends’ Category </li></ul><ul><li>Recent postings following...
Technology Trends to Watch <ul><li>Extended learning, virtual worlds & educational gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Next-generatio...
1. Extended Learning, Virtual Worlds & Educational Gaming <ul><li>Beyond classroom – communication tools to support online...
Strategies – Bringing Library Portal into IVLE (2007) <ul><li>Collaboration with Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT)...
Strategies – Developing Online Multimedia Tutorials (2007) <ul><li>Explore use of web 2.0 tools, such as online videos, vi...
2. Next-Generation Discovery Tools <ul><li>Custom tools/agents to help people catalogue and search for resources </li></ul...
Strategies – Improving Access to Resources (2008) <ul><li>Federated searching – one-stop multiple databases searching </li...
Strategies – From User Spaces to Library Space (2008) <ul><li>OpenURL linking back from external resources, including Goog...
3. User-Created Contents & Social Networking  <ul><li>User-created content – move beyond text-based media into audio & vid...
Strategies – Sharing Our Space with Users (2008-2009) <ul><li>Patron reviews & ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Patron tagging & ...
4. Emerging Forms of Publication <ul><li>New tools and new ways to create, critique, and publish </li></ul><ul><li>Open-ac...
Strategies – Content Creation (On-going Efforts) <ul><li>Digitization Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-going internal eff...
5. Context-Sensitive Wireless Solutions <ul><li>New developments in wireless technology  translate to increased connectivi...
Strategies – Using Wireless Technology (2007-2010) <ul><li>SMS Notices </li></ul><ul><li>Location-based service </li></ul>...
Environment Scanning & Building Competencies <ul><li>Focus Group on Web 2.0 Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor tec...
Q & A Thank You!
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    1. 1. Increasing NUS Libraries’ Visibility in the Virtual World Tan Kah Ching Senior Librarian (Automation) NUS Libraries Email: [email_address] 20 Jul 2007
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Library Technology Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Trends to Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Scanning & Building Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>About NUS Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Request Status Query </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AirLINC – Mobile Library Catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increasing our visibility by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Going to the User Spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing the way back to the Library Space </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Horizon Report <ul><li>Annual report started in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights 6 areas of emerging technology that will impact higher education over the next one to five years </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) </li></ul><ul><li>For more information: http:// horizon.nmc.org/wiki/Main_Page </li></ul>
    5. 5. Library Technology Trends <ul><li>LITA Blog’s ‘Top Technology Trends’ Category </li></ul><ul><li>Recent postings following ALA Conference 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http:// litablog.org /category/top-technology-trends/ </li></ul>
    6. 6. Technology Trends to Watch <ul><li>Extended learning, virtual worlds & educational gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Next-generation discovery tools </li></ul><ul><li>User-created contents & social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging forms of publication </li></ul><ul><li>Context-sensitive wireless solutions </li></ul>
    7. 7. 1. Extended Learning, Virtual Worlds & Educational Gaming <ul><li>Beyond classroom – communication tools to support online & traditional learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Mirror real-world – safe environment to collaborate, explore and role-play </li></ul><ul><li>Combining technology and gaming concepts to provide immersive environments that make learning more interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Moving towards multiplayer gaming environment </li></ul>
    8. 8. Strategies – Bringing Library Portal into IVLE (2007) <ul><li>Collaboration with Centre for Instructional Technology (CIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased presence in new version of IVLE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// ivle.nus.edu.sg/lms/library/search.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ NUS Libraries” option to bring user’s preferences in the Library Portal directly into IVLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Users can access their Modules in IVLE directly from Library Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM Reference Service </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Strategies – Developing Online Multimedia Tutorials (2007) <ul><li>Explore use of web 2.0 tools, such as online videos, videocasting, podcasting, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Wikis in plain English: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative efforts to create online educational programmes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online): http://www.ala.org/ala/acrlbucket/is/iscommittees/webpages/emergingtech/primo/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANTS (Animated Tutorial Sharing Project): http:// www.brandonu.ca/Library/COPPUL/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Beginner’s Guide to Business Research: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/tutorials/zicklin/research/ </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. 2. Next-Generation Discovery Tools <ul><li>Custom tools/agents to help people catalogue and search for resources </li></ul><ul><li>Faceted browsing and visualization to improve data presentation and search retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Additional services, such as Send it to me, Save it, Annotate, Review, Rank, Compare & contrast, Share it, etc. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Strategies – Improving Access to Resources (2008) <ul><li>Federated searching – one-stop multiple databases searching </li></ul><ul><li>Faceted browsing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NCSU’s Catalog ( http:// www.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog / ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data visualization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Queens Library’s Catalog ( http:// aqua.queenslibrary.org / ) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Strategies – From User Spaces to Library Space (2008) <ul><li>OpenURL linking back from external resources, including Google Scholar, Google Books Search & Google Custom Search Engine </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 approach, examples : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace: http://myspace.com/undergradlibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook applications: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UIUC Library Search: http://apps.facebook.com/uiuclibrary/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Past: http://apps.facebook.com/digitalpast/?fb_app_name=digitalpast </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryLookup Project: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/stories/2002/12/11/librarylookup.html </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. 3. User-Created Contents & Social Networking <ul><li>User-created content – move beyond text-based media into audio & video materials </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks – provide ways for people to connect together to contribute, share, communicate & collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>From personal broadcasting to virtual collaboration </li></ul>
    14. 14. Strategies – Sharing Our Space with Users (2008-2009) <ul><li>Patron reviews & ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Patron tagging & tag clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Popular choices & suggested resources related to patron’s search </li></ul><ul><li>Examples : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AADL: http:// www.aadl.org /catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LibraryThing : http:// www.librarything.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PennTags : http:// tags.library.upenn.edu / </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. 4. Emerging Forms of Publication <ul><li>New tools and new ways to create, critique, and publish </li></ul><ul><li>Open-access model </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning to see what new publications might look like—and how new scholars might work </li></ul>
    16. 16. Strategies – Content Creation (On-going Efforts) <ul><li>Digitization Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-going internal efforts to preserve existing collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with external groups, such as NLB, on national/regional efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with international groups to preserve digital contents, such as LOCKSS/CLOCKSS ( http:// www.lockss.org/lockss/Home ) </li></ul>
    17. 17. 5. Context-Sensitive Wireless Solutions <ul><li>New developments in wireless technology translate to increased connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones as our constant companions offers connection to friends, information, favorite websites, music, movies, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Delivery of educational content and services with improved wireless network speeds </li></ul><ul><li>Context-aware environment & devices that respond to users needs </li></ul>
    18. 18. Strategies – Using Wireless Technology (2007-2010) <ul><li>SMS Notices </li></ul><ul><li>Location-based service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show me what is around me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell me how to get to what I want </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Environment Scanning & Building Competencies <ul><li>Focus Group on Web 2.0 Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor technology development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess relevance to our IT Plans and make recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare staff for use of these tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using either a blog or wiki to share the information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning the Web 2.0 way : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning 2.0 ( http:// plcmclearning.blogspot.com / ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Weeks to a Social Library ( http:// www.sociallibraries.com /course/ ) </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Q & A Thank You!

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