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  • 1. Rajiv Nariani York University Libraries Using New Books Blog at Steacie Library to Understand Academic Community Needs
  • 2. What are we discussing
    • Steacie Science Library New books blog -- why do we have it?
    • How do we use it?
    • Create a post - Open WorldCat & New Books Blog
    • Where is it promoted?
    • What is promoted?
    • Statistics on new books blog: Clicks, Words searched, Referrers, Most viewed pages
    • Main library page new books titles
  • 3. A brief introduction
    • Books blog @ Steacie library started in October 2006
    • Initial method of posting new books was laborious
    • Now we use Open WorldCat
  • 4. How do we use the blog
    • Subject librarians select books of interest
    • One of the full time library staff (Ismat Pasha) creates a document with all relevant information
    • Reference Assistant (Ricardo Laskaris) posts it on WordPress blog and assigns additional subject categories
    • Steacie New Books Blog
  • 5. What do we post on the blog
    • E-books
    • Electronic databases
    • Electronic journals
  • 6. Let us create a post!
    • YU Library Home page
    • Permanent Link to a
    • Catalogue record
    • Open WorldCat
    • OWC Record
  • 7. Features in Open WorldCat Jacket Cover
  • 8. Why & how is the blog promoted
    • Graduate students focus groups
    • From the Library News Blog & Subject Research Guides
    • From the Steacie Library home page
    • From Steacie library Facebook page
    • From CSE blog
    • From the Health Science & Mathematics blog
    • At Graduate Students Open house/information sessions
  • 9. On Steacie Lib. Facebook !!
  • 10. CSE Blog
  • 11. Promoting New Books Blog
  • 12. Blog Statistics Graduate Info Sessions In Sep ‘07 Steacie Graduate focus groups Sept ‘06 to March ‘08
  • 13. Kinesiology & Mathematics Graduate Info Session E-mail sent Sep - Oct ‘07 Graduate Open House @ Steacie library in Oct 2007 Promotion – April 2008
  • 14. Referrers People clicked links from these pages to get to your blog
  • 15. From Subject Research Guides Computer Sci. & Engineering Blog Referrers People clicked links from these pages to get to your blog
  • 16. What did they click on – 90 days result Mathematics & Astrodynamics Library Authentication page - Springer Books Library new titles on main page Structure of physics Spectacular Chemistry expts Library home page Chemoinformatics Terahertz spectroscopy New Infections 21 st century Chemistry – Drug Synthesis Physical fitness Vertebrates Fossil High performance computing
  • 17. Search Engine Terms – 1 year
  • 18. Search Engine Terms - 90 days
  • 19. Most checked out books Mathematics Blog post for May 01-10
  • 20. New Titles RSS feed on the library home page
    • New Books @ York
    • Is the York community aware of it
    • Look at the highly accessed titles
    • Are these checked out
  • 21. So what are users looking at
    • Excel Chart
    • Majority are DVDs – 3.10 to Yuma, Megacities, Fracture, Blade Runner, The Simpsons Movie, Glory Road, Year One: Life at Glendon College 1967, Year One
    • Audio CDs : The Heavy Metal Box, Shut-Up & Sing: Dixie Chicks
    • Books : The price of peace: just war in the 21 st century, Political stages : plays that shaped a century
  • 22. The Road Ahead...
    • Promoting the blog to a wider audience – Undergraduate students, faculty members
    • Experiment to include permanent links of E-books from all content providers – Reserves books at the library
    • Make it available through Student Information Portal
    Thank You!