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This presentation was given at the Monona Public library on September 19, 2013. It covered the BadgerLink website redesign and content updates to LearningExpress Library

This presentation was given at the Monona Public library on September 19, 2013. It covered the BadgerLink website redesign and content updates to LearningExpress Library

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  • 1. BadgerLink Update September 19, 2013
  • 2. Kara Ripley BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5
  • 3. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 4. What is BadgerLink?
  • 5. What is BadgerLink? • BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library which provides access to licensed content such as magazines, newspapers, scholarly articles, videos, images, and music • Available to all Wisconsin residents from libraries of all types, homes, and work places
  • 6. What is BadgerLink? • Project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Division for Libraries and Technology • BadgerLink paid for with over $2 million in state funding (Universal Service Fund)
  • 7. • Quality learning and instructional materials • Full text magazines and newspapers • Age appropriate materials • Shelf space savings • A collection at no direct cost to your library • Access to materials not available through Google or other public search engines • Access to information from anywhere BadgerLink OFFERS…
  • 8. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 9. How does BadgerLink work?
  • 10. How does BadgerLink work? • We must ensure that only Wisconsin residents are using our resources • BadgerLink identifies you as a Wisconsin resident by looking at your computer Internet Protocol (IP) address or library card number
  • 11. How does BadgerLink work? • We maintain an anonymous list (over one million!) of Wisconsin IP addresses! • If for some reason you can’t access BadgerLink…
  • 12. Contact Us to request to have your IP address added to BadgerLink!
  • 13. Login to BadgerLink using your Library Card!
  • 14. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 15. News, training info, and updates about BadgerLink
  • 16. Links to social media
  • 17. Search across multiple resources simultaneously
  • 18. Contact the BadgerLink Training Librarian with your searching question
  • 19. Browse by usergroup, resource type, or subject
  • 20. About BadgerLink is the page that gives info about the program like statistics and how our resources are selected
  • 21. Get the Word Out! is a page for organizations to get materials to help share the word about BadgerLink.
  • 22. Request Bookmarks and Posters page allows you to request and view thumbnails of our promo materials.
  • 23. Library Card Login is a page that allows the user to login to BadgerLink to access our resources.
  • 24. Help is a page has a link to the technical support request, info on copyright, FAQs, and training.
  • 25. Agenda • What is BadgerLink? • How does BadgerLink work? • New Website!!! • LearningExpress Library • BadgerLink Outreach
  • 26. LearningExpress Library Available from: • All Resources • For Students • I want to find…Multimedia • I want to learn about…College & Jobs
  • 27. Requires a login
  • 28. Login has nothing to do with BadgerLink authentication. The login is required so you can keep track of what tests or books you have started.
  • 29. You are able to start and stop your practice tests and courses. See your scored test when you are done.
  • 30. LearningExpress Library Type of materials available: • Tests • eBooks • Courses
  • 31. What are some popular tests? • AP Tests • ASVAB • Commercial Driver’s License • Cosmetology • Firefighter • GED • GRE, MCAT, LSAT • Nursing Licensure • Praxis • PSAT, SAT, and ACT • Real Estate • TOEFL • US Citizenship
  • 32. Some practice tests are timed Start and stop the clock.
  • 33. You are able to start and stop your practice tests and courses. See your scored test when you are done.
  • 34. LearningExpress Library eBooks: • No maximum simultaneous users • No limit on number of downloads • No checkout requirements
  • 35. LearningExpress Library Popular Software Tutorials • WiLS funded using funds awarded through a LSTA grant • To make the materials easy for patrons and librarians to find and use, they’ve been integrated with the LearningExpress Library available on the BadgerLink website
  • 36. All are courses
  • 37. Click to expand each section
  • 38. Click Start to begin the course
  • 39. BadgerLink Outreach
  • 40. Social Media Facebook www.facebook.com/WisBadgerLink Twitter twitter.com/WisDPIBadgerli • Searching tips, content update, highlights relevant content, interact with community • Friend or follow us, share or retweet our content!
  • 41. Badger Bulletin • BadgerLink’s RSS Feed http://www.badgerlink.net/bulletin • Get the latest information about the BadgerLink program including – Training – New content – Tips on searching
  • 42. • Closed, moderated list • To join send a message to: join-badgerlinklist@lists.dpi.wi.gov • Click on “Email List” from BadgerLink Homepage BadgerLink Email List
  • 43. • 20-40 minute live training webinars • Archived on BadgerLink website: http://www.badgerlink.net/training.html • Divided into thematic seasons • Each session covers one resource, database, or interface BadgerBrunch/Lunch/Latté
  • 44. BadgerBrunch Fall Webinar Series 2013 Thursdays, Sept 29 to Oct 17 Starting at 10 AM 30 - 45 minute sessions
  • 45. • 1-4 minute tutorial videos available from the DPI YouTube page • http://www.youtube.com/wisconsindpi – Consumer Reports – Finding Obituaries – Finding Census Records – Literary Criticism – Primary Sources – Student Research Center BadgerBite Tutorials
  • 46. Videos, Webinars, and Documentation • The BadgerLink team has compiled training materials to best help you find and use our resources. • http://www.badgerlink.net/help/training
  • 47. • Request BadgerLink trainings for your school or library • Trainings can cover: Trainings • How to search BadgerLink! • Reader’s Advisory • Using BadgerLink in the classroom • Finding Multimedia in BadgerLink • Suggest a new topic you are interested in exploring!
  • 48. Contact Us BadgerLink Training Librarian kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov (608) 224-6165 1 (888) 542-5543 #5 Technical Support http://badgerlink.net/help/contact-us 888-542-5543