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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