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    • 1.  
    • 2. C.O.R.N.Y.
      • C oncerned O riginal R eserachers N eeding Y ourhelp
      • We are select members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry that feel the library of NUCLEUS is failing us miserably!
    • 3.
      • The Network of Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars (NUCLEUS)
    • 4.
      • NUCLEUS is a program funded by a grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program designed to recruit, retain, and graduate academically talented African-American, Latino, Native-American, and Asian students majoring in science related disciplines.
      • NUCLEUS uses tools such as:
        • Academic advisement
        • Career and professional development
        • Peer Mentoring
        • Allows students access to supplement math and science textbooks
    • 5.
      • What is the problem?
        • --the current system of keeping track of books in the NUCLEUS reference library is inefficient
      • Why is it a problem?
      • --advancing technology available
      • --a demonstrated need to be innovative with technology in research
      • Who’s problem is it? EVERYONES!
      • Jacqueline N. Aldridge, M.S.
      • HHMI NUCLEUS, Coordinator
      • 118 Brown Laboratory Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
      • University of Delaware Newark, DE 19716-2522
      • PHONE: (302) 831-3095
      • FAX: (302) 831-6715
      • EMAIL:
    • 6.
      • Innovation of technology for the sake of research to propel UD to the top of the research tier in academia
      • Provide a better system to increase the overall efficiency of the NUCLEUS program
      • Create a computer based system that will allow the Morris library to link to as an additional resource to students
    • 7.
      • ADEPT Digital Library at The University of California Santa-Barbara and UCLA
    • 8.
      • Secured funding from two outside sources for creation/evaluation of ADEPT:
        • Digital Libraries Initiative
        • U.S. National Science Foundation
        • Conducted assessment interviews with instructors and students to determine need for a digital online library
        • Conducted research in order to find best design for a digital online library
        • Created evaluation plan to measure future success
    • 9.
      • Over the course of 5 years, evaluations occurred at annual intervals to measure:
        • Continuous need assessment
        • Role of teaching assistants
        • Outcomes and potential improvements
        • Data collection
        • Any change in instructor methods
    • 10.
      • Keep up with the times
      • Technology enhances the learning experience for students and instructors
      • Provide better access to resources
      • Supplement resources at UCSB and UCLA’s main libraries
      • Teaching students to be better researchers and more actively engaged
    • 11.
      • Part I: Working with Microsoft Access
      • - Tutorial available online
      • a video tutorial - listen, see, do!
      • For the verbal/language-based learners
      • For the Visual and hands on learners
      • - common application in University of Delaware departments, a function of Microsoft Office
      • - an excellent starting point for cataloging the system and eventually upgrading to a more elaborate system
      • - Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline
    • 12.
      • Part II: Book Collector
      • - relatively easy
      • - not very expensive
      • - comprehensive
      • - highly recommended
      • "With your database at your fingertips, you'll never again purchase the same edition twice. A very practical yet inexpensive computer program, with which anyone can become a librarian.” - Martha Stewart
      • - Costs, Pros/Cons, Timeline
    • 13. Assessment
      • Number of users
      • Circulation
      • User surveys
    • 14.
      • Using a simple sign out/sign in sheet
      • Integrating the NUCLEUS library into a division of an existing library in the University such as
        • Morris Library – as a separate section
        • Chemistry Library – as an independent reference section
    • 15. Questions, Comments, Concerns Thank you!