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UCD Connect & the UCD Library– partners in communicationWith an overview of Web 2.0 applicationsin an Irish academic libra...
UCD Connect• The university’s information portal for  students and staff• Access to email, news, announcements,  weather, ...
Personalisation• UCD Connect built on channels in tabbed  environments• All channels can be minimized, or  maximized to fu...
Account info,Change password
Arrange your tabs   & channels
Create and modify     channels(restricted access)
UCD Library in Connect• the My Library tab• High profile!• Acts as a “second website” for the Library• Cannot be customise...
Library account integration• Seamless integration into Connect• Talis Keystone software• Student clicks on link and goes t...
Taking advantage of     personalisation features• “Subject channels” – mini subject portals  for students• Link to resourc...
Title News feature  Highlighted   resourceLinks to subject     portal   resources Contact andupdate details
UCD Connect demo
The Use of Blogs in UCD        Library• Began with 2 blogs in 2005:  – UCD Science Library Blog ~    http://ucdscience.blo...
Diary of changes and amendments to the  Library’s website (for internal use by              Library staff)
News, new resource announcements,library events for science students &           academic staff
Current Situation• New blog set up late January 2007  – Research @ UCD Library ~    http://ucdlibraryresearch.blogspot.com...
The future• Reader Services area setting up blog  soon• A blog index page, complete with RSS  feeds?• UCD Library branding...
Library Audio Tour   Why create a library audio tour?•Every year thousands of studentsintroduced to James Joyce Library.•N...
Ideas behind the tourDecision to make the tour in MP3 format.Host on websiteStudents independently able to access the  tou...
Equipment and Software       Equipment purchasedMixer Behringer Eurorack UB802Microphone: Samson C03Griffin iMicMP3 Player...
Equipment and Software             SoftwareApple GaragebandApple iTunes(Both available on the laptop)
Creation of Tour              Writing of the tour• Need to look at library with fresh eyes• Need to be able to guide newco...
Creation of Tour                 Recording•   Need to get the voices right.•   Divide tour into small segments.•   Keep re...
Making tour available                TechnicalCreation of web pagesPurchase MP3 players                MarketingCreation o...
Success?                 Maybe..Technical pressures meant that the tour was late in launchingTours winding down when launc...
LessonsLearning curve: software and hardwareScript take longer to get right than you’d  thinkDivide up tour into floorsBet...
Instant Messaging (IM)Allows people to talk to each other throughtheir computers via text or voice.Not being used in any o...
Why IM?Personal familiarity with IMObvious high usage of IM in UCDMoving to an electronic environment, whynot electronic Q...
The IM PlanDecided to go with MSN Messenger as itwas quite popular9 month pilot March-December 2006Available 6 days a week...
IM in practiceMostly UCD users 104 with 10 non-UCDUsage followed pattern of physical libraryuseQueries ranged from the sim...
IM concernsPart of info desk roster work – questionsabout sustainability once mainstreamed.Possibility of abusive messages...
Future of IM in UCD & beyond Plan to mainstream IM from Sept 2007 Rethink about staffing, marketing and technology Look at...
Contact Details   UCD Connect, Blogs & audio tour               Josh ClarkTel: 01-7167646 Joshua.Clark@ucd.ie            D...
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Review of Web 2.0 applications at UCD University College Dublin Library. Delivered at Irish Universities Information Services Colloquium (IUISC) 'Enhancing Services through Communication and Collaboration' held on March 5 – 7, 2007, Cavan, Ireland. 2007-03-05.

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  • UCD Connect is a tabbed environment, easy navigation and organisation of content
  • Channels are blocks of content
  • Users can change their password here
  • Create new tabs, arrange your custom tabs, move channels within tab environments, set active default tab (homepage), subscribe to new channels where permitted….
  • Restricted to admin users - here new content channels can be created, existing ones modified or deleted. Channels are arranged into categories for easy subscription.
  • The UCD Library has taken advantage of the personalisation features of Connect by introducing “subject channels” – these act effectively as mini subject portals and link to information within the subject portals on the Library’s website. The channels feature dynamic content (as far as good old fashioned HTML goes), with subject news and highlighted subject resources such as databases or e-journals. We try to update these monthly.
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    1. 1. UCD Connect & the UCD Library– partners in communicationWith an overview of Web 2.0 applicationsin an Irish academic library~ Diarmuid Stokes & Josh Clark UCD Li brary Leabharl ann UCD
    2. 2. UCD Connect• The university’s information portal for students and staff• Access to email, news, announcements, weather, administration and IT services, staff training & development info, etc.• Items such as announcements targeted to specific audiences: students, support staff, academic staff - PERSONALISATION
    3. 3. Personalisation• UCD Connect built on channels in tabbed environments• All channels can be minimized, or maximized to full screen• Some channels can be turned on/off• Build custom tabs that can be populated by various channels• Group together the information relevant to YOU
    4. 4. Account info,Change password
    5. 5. Arrange your tabs & channels
    6. 6. Create and modify channels(restricted access)
    7. 7. UCD Library in Connect• the My Library tab• High profile!• Acts as a “second website” for the Library• Cannot be customised: i.e., channels cannot be rearranged or turned off• Links in My Library take you to existing pages on the Library’s website at www.ucd.ie/library• Access to Library catalogue, databases, e- journals, subject portals, news and focus stories, LIBRARY ACCOUNT, etc.
    8. 8. Library account integration• Seamless integration into Connect• Talis Keystone software• Student clicks on link and goes to summary page for his account• No PIN required – log in to Connect and you log in to the Library!
    9. 9. Taking advantage of personalisation features• “Subject channels” – mini subject portals for students• Link to resources in subject portals on Library website• Nice design!• Dynamic – updated monthly with featured resources and subject news
    10. 10. Title News feature Highlighted resourceLinks to subject portal resources Contact andupdate details
    11. 11. UCD Connect demo
    12. 12. The Use of Blogs in UCD Library• Began with 2 blogs in 2005: – UCD Science Library Blog ~ http://ucdscience.blogspot.com – UCD website diary ~ http://webstrat.blogspot.com• Purpose: informational (for staff & students)
    13. 13. Diary of changes and amendments to the Library’s website (for internal use by Library staff)
    14. 14. News, new resource announcements,library events for science students & academic staff
    15. 15. Current Situation• New blog set up late January 2007 – Research @ UCD Library ~ http://ucdlibraryresearch.blogspot.com• Audience: UCD researchers – primarily postgraduates• Content: news re: library services for this group
    16. 16. The future• Reader Services area setting up blog soon• A blog index page, complete with RSS feeds?• UCD Library branding for consistent design?• A blogging policy?
    17. 17. Library Audio Tour Why create a library audio tour?•Every year thousands of studentsintroduced to James Joyce Library.•Need to give as many as possibleintroduction to the library•Size of James Joyce Library •4 floors •Study spaces•Support existing library tours not replace
    18. 18. Ideas behind the tourDecision to make the tour in MP3 format.Host on websiteStudents independently able to access the tour and download to mp3 playerMP3 players available from the Library admission desk
    19. 19. Equipment and Software Equipment purchasedMixer Behringer Eurorack UB802Microphone: Samson C03Griffin iMicMP3 Players Already availableApple ibook
    20. 20. Equipment and Software SoftwareApple GaragebandApple iTunes(Both available on the laptop)
    21. 21. Creation of Tour Writing of the tour• Need to look at library with fresh eyes• Need to be able to guide newcomer around the library, get them to where you want them to go and give them appropriate information.• Write script, get new member of staff to take tour, get feedback, rewrite tour and repeat.
    22. 22. Creation of Tour Recording• Need to get the voices right.• Divide tour into small segments.• Keep recording segment until right• Repeat• Use Garageband software to stitch segments together.• Publish with iTunes as MP3 file
    23. 23. Making tour available TechnicalCreation of web pagesPurchase MP3 players MarketingCreation of posters put up around library and information pointsLarge Plasma screen at library entrance.Library news pagesUCD Connect
    24. 24. Success? Maybe..Technical pressures meant that the tour was late in launchingTours winding down when launched so demand for the tour not great.Unable to get figures the website to determine usage Techical success.
    25. 25. LessonsLearning curve: software and hardwareScript take longer to get right than you’d thinkDivide up tour into floorsBetter MP3 playersLaunch earlier and pretestNothing stands still.
    26. 26. Instant Messaging (IM)Allows people to talk to each other throughtheir computers via text or voice.Not being used in any other academiclibrary in IrelandReader Services initiative
    27. 27. Why IM?Personal familiarity with IMObvious high usage of IM in UCDMoving to an electronic environment, whynot electronic QueriesSomething new.
    28. 28. The IM PlanDecided to go with MSN Messenger as itwas quite popular9 month pilot March-December 2006Available 6 days a week for up to 9hours a dayPart of Information Desk rota
    29. 29. IM in practiceMostly UCD users 104 with 10 non-UCDUsage followed pattern of physical libraryuseQueries ranged from the simple (noiseupstairs) to complex subject queriesLot of positive feedback from local,national and international users
    30. 30. IM concernsPart of info desk roster work – questionsabout sustainability once mainstreamed.Possibility of abusive messagesVolumes of messages when mainstreamedMicrosoft dependence
    31. 31. Future of IM in UCD & beyond Plan to mainstream IM from Sept 2007 Rethink about staffing, marketing and technology Look at platform. Dependence on Microsoft? Platform independence. 3 other irish libraries have indicated that they will go live with IM in the near future
    32. 32. Contact Details UCD Connect, Blogs & audio tour Josh ClarkTel: 01-7167646 Joshua.Clark@ucd.ie Diarmuid StokesTel 01-7166207 Diarmuid.Stokes@ucd.ie IM Cathal McCauleyTel 01-7167695 Cathal.McCauley@ucd.ie
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