Virtual Cultures: a day in the life of CI Librarians


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By Ellen Thompson & Alice Steiner, QUT Library, 2008

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Virtual Cultures: a day in the life of CI Librarians

  1. 1. Virtual Cultures Managing our world of information…. a day in the life of CI librarians
  2. 2. today we’ll look at: <ul><li>delicious -  social bookmarking  (what CI librarians have done with it) </li></ul><ul><li>using Wikis to manage information, projects etc (Art Librarians Society conference planning) </li></ul><ul><li>twitter, drupal etc - social networking (Art Librarians Society website) </li></ul><ul><li>databases - alerting services , RSS feeds, google news etc </li></ul><ul><li>ePrints/google scholar/open source repositories - how to find good quality info on the web </li></ul><ul><li>other tips for managing info – email filing systems/filtering </li></ul><ul><li>endNote, zotero etc to manage bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>images/video repositories - how to search (eg. Flicker and Picture Australia) </li></ul>
  3. 3. in the library…
  4. 4. two approaches for presenting subject resources: the old the new
  5. 5. Info sharing with other experts
  6. 6. Integrated info sharing and networking: Delicious tags, Facebook and professional groups integrated: The personal and professional co-habiting
  7. 7. Professional and social networking <ul><li>Interactive Drupal-based website for professional networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>web 1.0 to web 2.0 (ARLIS site) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member portals: bios, photos, blogging, forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative authoring of site content and documenting corporate memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication, personalising, networking, sharing expertise, encouraging dialogue </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. From this….
  9. 9. To this…
  10. 11. And if you just absolutely have to network to the most detailed degree….. <ul><li>TWITTER </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 12. Wikis : A wiki space for collaboratively planning a conference: Info creation, documentation & sharing, decision making, planning management…
  12. 13. journal alerts/rss feeds <ul><li>Ejournal </li></ul><ul><li>Ebsco </li></ul><ul><li>Google news, ABC newsfeeds </li></ul>
  13. 14. adding an RSS feed to a reader
  14. 15. journal alerts/rss feeds
  15. 16. journal alerts/rss feeds
  16. 17. journal alerts/rss feeds
  17. 18. journal alerts/rss feeds
  18. 19. email alerts – publisher info publisher services
  19. 20. email alerts – publisher info We set up profiles to match our subject needs in the creative industries
  20. 21. And yes, we usually buy new library materials from online sources too – even eBay!
  21. 22. email alerts current awareness : TV
  22. 23. more email alerts… current awareness : internet resources
  23. 24. email alerts - news
  24. 25. subscriber email lists
  25. 26. managing schedules online
  26. 27. managing email
  27. 28. better quality info? google scholar
  28. 29. better quality info? ePrints
  29. 30. search across ePrint and other digital repositories
  30. 31. Collaborative image sharing <ul><li>Cultural institutions are harvesting social image tools such as Flickr, to enrich their own online image collections and make them publically available through a common portal. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg: Picture Australia </li></ul></ul>
  31. 34. managing bibliographies- endNote/zotero <ul><li>these products allow you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>keep track of all of your information resources (save data from library catalogues, journal databases, the web etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make notes about them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create bibliographies in many referencing styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>share your resources with other people </li></ul></ul><ul><li> – free software - take the tour! </li></ul><ul><li>Endnote – free at QUT while you’re here </li></ul>
  32. 35. managing bibliographies- endNote/zotero make your own notes etc!