During this slide we will introduce ourselves and explain what is OTELA and its goals to bridge with next slide. We work with Teacher candidates, educational researchers, students who have information needs.
Imagine if you will, searching for material about a topic on Google. Picture the results. Hit and miss, mostly irrelevant. Now picture looking for the same topic in your own library. Browsing the shelves of material you know and trust. The information is organized, trusted, easily found. Now imagine being able to do the same thing with a web search engine. This is what you can do with a Custom Search Engine
Order your own corner of the webWith this slide provide the rational behind the development of Edulinks. Need to have a simple easy to create and maintain retrieval tool to find quality information on a specific topic on the Web. Good sites are all over the Internet. CSEs offer a solution to enable users to find what they needed quickly without having to sift through irrelevant search results. Lists of links are tedious to maintain and static
Want a solution that would be easy to create, maintain and update and cost nothing. Retrieval requirement: Our mighty searching Godzilla had to beEasy to set up (no programming expertise requiredEasy to maintain and updateEasy to useFamiliarThere were a few contenders: but for this presentation I chose the CSE offered by the Godzilla of all search engines
Introduce:featurespros and cons
things to consider when creating a CSE for your library (purpose; inclusion criteria; audience; access points; maintenance including keeping the links currents and who will contribute)DEMO STARTS AFTER THIS
Demonstration Menu<br />Creating a Google CSE<br />Why would you want to<br />How to create a Gmail account and a CSE in under 10 minutes.<br />Customizingyourdatabase<br />Refinements, keywords and synonyms<br />Adding Sites<br />Manually<br />Google Marker<br />Publishing your CSE<br />Linking the page<br />Embedding a search box into your libguides<br />