Web
Services
in
Understaffed
&
Underfunded
           Libraries



                                             Bohyun
Kim...
About
Me
Challenges
for
Solo
Web
Services
Librarians
Web
services
can
mean
   so
many
things
Website            LMS
                                  Intranet
   E-Resources                       Reference

EZproxy
...
Web
Services
          =
Anything
tech‐related?
Web
       =
Platform
for
all
Understaffed

/
Underfunded
             is
      a
relative
term
Depends
on
the
kind
and
the
  scope
of
work
expected
Common
Challenges
•   Lack
of
staff
•   Lack
of
resources
•   Lack
of
time
•   Expectations
vs.
Resources
•   Politics
•  ...
Various
Issues
•   Working
with
various
IT
groups
•   Innovation
under
tight
control
•   Network
security
•   Server
setup...
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Identify
issues
Environmental
Scan
Environmental
Scan
• Learn
about
your
environment
  – Who
does
what,
how,
and
where
• Research
on
your
organization
  – e....
Current
Awareness
•   Participate
•   Volunteer
•   Network
•   Initiate
    – Tools:
Wiki,
Ning,
Twitter,
Wiggio…
University
Twitter
Directory
University
Web
Group
Work
with
IT
they
have
power
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Library
on
the
Web

Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
ISSUE:
  Website
Updates
slow
&
heavy
control
SOLUTION:
Automatic
Updates
Example
•   News
updates
from
blog
postings
•   Resource
links
from
Delicious
•   Embedded
Google
Calendar
for
events
•   ...
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Intranet
•   Tools
that
are
easy
and
simple
to
use
•   Tools
that
help
everyday
tasks
•   Immediate
benefit
•   Free
Tools...
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Web
Tools
for
Staff
• Google
Docs
  – Simultaneous
editing
• Google
Form
  – Quick
and
easy
solution
to
web
forms
    +
si...
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Web
Tools
for
Users
• LibX
  – Library
resources
on
a
web
browser
• Citation
Manager
  – Refworks,
Zotero,
Endnote,
etc.
•...
Tips
for
Web
Librarians
• General
• Specific
  – Website
  – Intranet
  – Tools
for
library
staff
  – Tools
for
library
us...
Social
Media
Content
&
Interaction
Social
Media
•   Facebook
•   Twitter
•   YouTube
•   Flickr
•   Delicious
•   What
do
your
users
use?
Plan
to
Do
What
is
Possible
•   Instructional
technologies
•   ERM
•   Computer
lab
•   Digital
repository
•   …
•   Prior...
Thank
You!
Questions?
Thoughts?
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries
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Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries

  1. 1. Web
Services in
Understaffed
&
Underfunded Libraries Bohyun
Kim kimb@fiu.edu Digital
Access
Librarian Florida
International
University,
Medical
Library http://www.bohyunkim.net/blog http://www.twitter.com/bohyunkim
  2. 2. About
Me
  3. 3. Challenges
for Solo
Web
Services
Librarians
  4. 4. Web
services
can
mean so
many
things
  5. 5. Website LMS Intranet E-Resources Reference EZproxy Social IT Media Repository Systems Web Library Tutorials Computer Librarian Lab Mobile Staff Training Link Resolver Instructional Technologies
  6. 6. Web
Services = Anything
tech‐related?
  7. 7. Web = Platform
for
all
  8. 8. Understaffed

/
Underfunded is a
relative
term
  9. 9. Depends
on
the
kind
and
the scope
of
work
expected
  10. 10. Common
Challenges • Lack
of
staff • Lack
of
resources • Lack
of
time • Expectations
vs.
Resources • Politics • Scarce
R&D
time • Need
to
learn
new
stuff
all
the
time
  11. 11. Various
Issues • Working
with
various
IT
groups • Innovation
under
tight
control • Network
security • Server
setup • Hardware
management • Web
design • Programming
  12. 12. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  13. 13. Identify
issues Environmental
Scan
  14. 14. Environmental
Scan • Learn
about
your
environment – Who
does
what,
how,
and
where • Research
on
your
organization – e.g.
Univ.
IT,
School
IT,
Computer
Labs,
etc. • Find
out
what
is
happening
now – Univ.
website

makeover,
new
CMS,
etc. • Potential
colleague
groups – IT/Web
folks,
Librarians,
Lab
managers,
etc.
  15. 15. Current
Awareness • Participate • Volunteer • Network • Initiate – Tools:
Wiki,
Ning,
Twitter,
Wiggio…
  16. 16. University
Twitter
Directory
  17. 17. University
Web
Group
  18. 18. Work
with
IT they
have
power
  19. 19. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  20. 20. Library
on
the
Web 
Dynamic
Dynamic
Dynamic
  21. 21. ISSUE: Website
Updates slow
&
heavy
control
  22. 22. SOLUTION: Automatic
Updates
  23. 23. Example • News
updates
from
blog
postings • Resource
links
from
Delicious • Embedded
Google
Calendar
for
events • Google
Form
for
quick
processing
  24. 24. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  25. 25. Intranet • Tools
that
are
easy
and
simple
to
use • Tools
that
help
everyday
tasks • Immediate
benefit • Free
Tools:
PB
Wiki,
Ning,
blog • Example: – Blog
+
Email
notification
for
new
postings
  26. 26. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  27. 27. Web
Tools
for
Staff • Google
Docs – Simultaneous
editing • Google
Form – Quick
and
easy
solution
to
web
forms +
simultaneous
record
keeping • Intranet
Toolbar
:
Conduit • IM
:
Office
Communicator • Hands‐on
training
=>
Wide
adoption
  28. 28. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  29. 29. Web
Tools
for
Users • LibX – Library
resources
on
a
web
browser • Citation
Manager – Refworks,
Zotero,
Endnote,
etc. • Web
conference
tools – Dimdim • Other – Delicious
  30. 30. Tips
for
Web
Librarians • General • Specific – Website – Intranet – Tools
for
library
staff – Tools
for
library
users – Social
media
  31. 31. Social
Media Content
&
Interaction
  32. 32. Social
Media • Facebook • Twitter • YouTube • Flickr • Delicious • What
do
your
users
use?
  33. 33. Plan
to
Do
What
is
Possible • Instructional
technologies • ERM • Computer
lab • Digital
repository • … • Prioritize • Trial
and
Error • Iterate
  34. 34. Thank
You!
  35. 35. Questions? Thoughts?
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