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Emerging Technologies

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Prepared March, 2011

Prepared March, 2011

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  • 1. BECOMING PART OF THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE: MEETING RESEARCHERS WHERE THEY ARE Prepared by Andrew Wesolek February, 2011
  • 2. WHO NEEDS THE LIBRARY?
    • When I can…
    Or
  • 3. HOW DO WE CONVINCE RESEARCHERS TO USE THE LIBRARY’S RESOURCES?
    • Outreach Reference?
    • Information Commons?
    • Digital Outreach!
  • 4. DIGITAL OUTREACH: MEETING RESEARCHERS WHERE THEY ARE
    • Librarians need not be in competition with free online resources
    • Libraries must become part of the digital landscape
    • Digital technologies, particularly social media, offer us tremendous opportunities to support meaningful research
    • Like outreach reference, we need to go to researchers, rather than try to lure them to us.
  • 5. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVE…
    • Access and Outreach
    • Usability
    • Collaboration
  • 6. A COLLECTION GATHERING DUST…
  • 7. BECOMING PART OF THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE:
    • Wikipedia
    • Flikr
    • Facebook
    • Issuu
  • 8. MAINTAINING AWARENESS OF MULTIPLE AUDIENCES
  • 9. KEY POINTS:
    • Digital technologies allow us to meet researchers where they spend a great deal of time—online!
    • The allow us to draw researchers to us
    • They allow us to correct problematic research strategies
    • They allow us to facilitate collaborative communities.
  • 10. IMAGE ATTRIBUTIONS
    • http://www. geekologie .com/2010/06/different_strokes_for_differen_1. php
    • http://www. wikipedia .org/
    • http://www.libraries. psu . edu/psul/berks/about/the_ask_cart_with .html