Emerging Technologies

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Emerging Technologies

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

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