How HAPIness happened!


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HAPI - Health Awareness Project Information: A listing of health awareness events for Australia, Canada, Serbia, Spain, UK and US and worldwide events. Organised by month, published as monthly/weekly/day events with links to further information. This presentation highlighted the international collaboration of the product. Have a look at & &

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How HAPIness happened!

  1. 1. How HAPI-ness Happened! By Bonnie Heim
  2. 2. About me... Innovation doesn’t have to happen at work.
  3. 3. There was a gap in information availability – a comprehensive site was needed that listed health awareness events and links to those events around the world HAPI aka•••• @Healthaware_org• #HAPI
  4. 4. Innovation!• A simple question• Collaboration• Time & work to produce• Done completely at home (not a work project)• Web 2.0 presence• Continuous improvement based on feedback and input
  5. 5. Information about, and links to the site have been distributed primarily by social media• Google + •LibCampQld• Twitter •HLA Bulletin• Facebook •Harper News• Pinterest •Word of Mouth• LinkedIn• eLists• Email
  6. 6. Primary User LocationsUsers correlate strongly with collaborators! 1° Australia, 2° US, 3° Spain,4° Serbia, 5° Netherlands
  7. 7. International Collaboration• Guus Van Den Brekel – Medical Information Specialist at Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands• Ana Ivkovic – Medical Librarian, Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia• Alexandra Rule – Engineer, Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany• Juan Medino - Biblioteca. Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada. Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain• Martha Stevens – Newspaper editor, Harper, Texas, USA
  8. 8. Collaboration with Guus• We met at the EAHIL 2010 Conference in Portugal.• First Collaboration was for MeLOW (Medical Librarians Of the World), a G+ initiative that we co-manage. Late 2011. Please add MeLOW to your circle.• Early 2012 he recommended that I use Wordpress format.• He created icon, and header that I use.• Recommended for mobile app development.• Ongoing discussions and ideas for improvements.• We keep in touch via Facebook, Skype and e-mail.
  9. 9. A message from Guus Add MeLOW to your G+ circles, created using Screencast-O-Matic
  10. 10. Collaboration with Ana• We met at EAHIL 2010 in Portugal.• Kept in touch through Facebook.• Her time and resources are extremely limited.• She found a source for Serbian Health Awareness information that is in Serbian, Hungarian and English, this has been included in HAPI.
  11. 11. Collaboration with Alex• I have known Alex for almost 9 years, she used to live in Australia, and now lives in Germany.• She’s not a librarian (she’s an engineer), she has great ideas and I value her input and suggestions.• We keep in touch via yahoo messenger, e- mails, and twice yearly meetings in person.
  12. 12. Collaboration with Juan• I met Juan through Twitter. We collaborate via e-mail and Twitter.• He is my contact person for a group of medical librarians in Spain that publish Dias Mundiales at• The page for Espaῇa is in Spanish and English.• They assist with content and translations.• They have added the HAPI icon and mentioned our collaboration on their credit page.
  13. 13. Collaboration with Martha• Have known her for over 20 years• She is a small town newspaper editor and assists with her local public library.• She assists by promoting the website.• We collaborate by e-mail.
  14. 14. Points to consider when collaborating internationally• Time zones• Languages, ESL• Method(s) of communication• Cultural differences• Knowledge of common tools• Differences in versions of software“Be sensitive to cues from others, keep an open mind and adjust as you go!” Alexandra Rule, 2012
  15. 15. Statistics from siteFirst published Jan. 22, 2012, as of May 1, 2012• Viewed 1112 times• Viewed from the following countries:• Australia, United States, Spain, Serbia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Morocco, Ireland, Russian Federation, Hungary, South Africa, Japan, Cape Verde, Philippines.
  16. 16. Interest in PinterestAs of May 2, 2012: 89 followers, 163 pins
  17. 17. Twitter for quick promotion@healthaware_org#HAPI88 followersOf those followers, I only personally know 3 Regular tweeting is crucial, as long as it isn’t too often!
  18. 18. Facebook PresenceTo find Healthaware on Facebook, type Health in the searchbox
  19. 19. Top Referrers based on WordPress Analytics• Search Engines• Facebook• Twitter• Yahoo• LinkedIn• Blogspot• Netvibes•••
  20. 20. Australian Collaboration• Christine Jacobs, Perth• Kelly Hall, Branch Librarian, Morley Public Library, City of Bayswater• Feedback from participants at LibCampQld who attended an impromptu session where I talked about site development and mobile app development• Ongoing support from colleagues and friends at Queensland Health
  21. 21. Next!• Would like to include pages for France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and any other country that would like to be included.• Looking into availability of a map that shows where people are viewing it from and/or a map of what countries are participating.• Will continue development of the mobile app.• Increase use of social medias and collaboration internationally.
  22. 22. More...• It is interesting to note that organisation of events is not well coordinated globally, or even on a national level in many cases.• By collating events from around the world, it has highlighted the need for collaboration amongst similar organisations working towards the same goals.• Ultimately, I would like to inspire coordination of synchronisation of events on a global scale, in such a way as to optimise resources.
  23. 23. HAPI happened because it could. I saw a gap and filled it.bsheim@yahoo.comTweet