Creating a Library Presence in ANGEL to Facilitate Discovery and Research


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Since many learners are already comfortable with emerging technologies and services like Google, Wikipedia, iPods, BlackBerries, Netflix, mashups, Facebook, Twitter, et al. it simply makes sense to include similar technologies and services within one\'s course management system. Learners do expect these things to be an integral part of their learning experiences so they will be pleased to discover that one has spent time, in addition to creating outstanding course content, to learn firsthand what 21st century students are using and to then utilize some of these technologies and services.

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Creating a Library Presence in ANGEL to Facilitate Discovery and Research

  1. 1. Presented by Chad Mairn St. Petersburg College ANGEL Southeast User Group Virtual Conference November 6, 2008 Creating a Library Presence in ANGEL To Help Facilitate Discovery and Research
  2. 2. Chad Mairn, M.L.I.S. St. Petersburg College  e-mail:    office: (727) 341.7181 [email_address] This presentation is available also at . The consulted resources are available at .
  3. 3. Today’s plan … <ul><li>Embedded Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Library Repository </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Other Useful Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Success? </li></ul><ul><li>To do … </li></ul>
  4. 4. Embedded Librarian
  5. 5. <ul><li>Embedded (ĕm-bĕd ' ĕd), v. - to cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole. </li></ul>Source:
  6. 8. Behind the Scenes
  7. 9. Help moderate research projects as an Authenticated Guest.
  8. 10. Desktop Presenter
  9. 12. Library Repository
  10. 13. <ul><li>Repository (rĭ-pŏz ' ĭ-tôr'ē), n. - A place where things may be put for safekeeping. </li></ul>Source:
  11. 14. Request a repository and include course e-reserves.
  12. 15. Faculty can easily search for course content.
  13. 16. … and link to it within their courses!
  14. 17. RSS Feeds
  15. 18. <ul><li>RSS, n. - (Really Simple Syndication) a format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for &quot;Rich Site Summary&quot; and &quot;RDF Site Summary.“ </li></ul>Source:
  16. 19. Bring content automatically into your courses!
  17. 20. Create a new page and paste the code. Done!
  18. 21. Bring library database content automatically into ANGEL courses too!
  19. 22. Other Useful Tools
  20. 24. Create persistent links and include Meebo widget.
  21. 25. <ul><li>Mashup (măsh ' ŭp‘), v. - web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool. </li></ul>Source:
  22. 26. Use Popfly to Create Mashups! Use a simple point and click interface to combine data and display options. Or use the advanced programming interface …
  23. 27. Embed Mashups in your courses!
  24. 28. Some Mashup Resources/Ideas <ul><li>A Google Search for ‘mashup’ finds only 11,000,000 results! An book search for ‘mashup’ retrieves 1,057 results and more and more titles are coming. </li></ul><ul><li>Programmable Web: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Pipes: http:// /pipes/ </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup Awards: </li></ul><ul><li>Talis Developer Network suggested using raw materials for library mash ups (e.g., Google Maps, xISBN service etc.): http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Tutorial Videos: </li></ul>
  25. 29. To date, the research tools have been the most valuable to students and faculty. Library toolbar
  26. 30. Use Jing to Provide Visual Feedback
  27. 31. Send video feedback as an attachment or send it to
  28. 32. St. Petersburg Online Communicator (SPOC) Tools
  29. 33. More SPOC Tools
  30. 34. Even More SPOC Tools
  31. 35. Some ideas for using Google, Wikipedia, iPods, BlackBerry, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, et al. <ul><li>Use Google Docs for collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Wikipedia as a forum for scholarship. </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual tours/tutorials and provide them as screencasts to be played on iPods and other video MP3 players. </li></ul><ul><li>Point out the PDA Display Mode in ANGEL. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Netflix for hard to find films. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a library resources/services Facebook presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow students progress via Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to how successful businesses and media use these tools and try to modify them for your classes. </li></ul>
  32. 36. Library Community Groups
  33. 37. Manatee Community College has a “Library Lab” in ANGEL.
  34. 38. Hmmm … SPC’s Library Adjuncts Community Group may be expanded to included everyone – students and faculty.
  35. 39. Success?
  36. 40. <ul><li>Success (sək-sĕs ‘ ), n. - The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. </li></ul>Source:
  37. 41. Anecdotal Evidence -- Only a few instructors have “embedded” a librarian, but so far they love the fact that there is someone “present” to help students with their research. -- Students and faculty love the tools especially the LibX library toolbar, the Desktop Sharing application, and the citation generating tools!
  38. 42. To do … <ul><li>Create a more meaningful library presence online and F2F. </li></ul><ul><li>Get more librarians involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless authentication to library resources in ANGEL. </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule and use more video conferences, desktop sharing sessions and other innovative tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Create course-specific library research modules (e.g., TILT) to fit inside a library community group. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide more chances for interaction within our library orientation video and research modules. </li></ul><ul><li>Customized components (e.g., library catalog search widget, mobile applications to work with Google Android, iPhones). </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a case study. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote, promote, and promote! </li></ul>
  39. 43. Comments/Questions? Chad Mairn, M.L.I.S. St. Petersburg College  e-mail:    office: (727) 341.7181 [email_address] This presentation is available also at . The consulted resources are available at .