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  • 1. * Kate Bronstad * September 21 st , 2007 * Engaging the academic science community through technology
  • 2. Overview
    • The case for technology. The UM library is for you, and you can access the services from where you want to be.
    • Scientists and Web 2.0
    • Examples and Ideas
    • Collaboration
  • 3. The Case for Technology
    • Adapt to changes in science along with the scientists.
    • Meet scientists along their workflow
    • Encourage trust and reputation
    • Assist scientists
      • increasing information sources, opportunities for collaboration
  • 4. Scientists and Web 2.0
    • Web 2.0
    • Scientist participation
    • Science 2.0 examples
      • Scintilla
      • Postgenomic
      • Knowble.net
      • Connotea
      • Facebook
      • ** need something about open access**
  • 5. Engage Scientists Online
    • Science library site:
      • Tag cloud (may help with collection management)
      • IM reference widget
      • FAQ (like Kresge’s Find.It.Fast)
      • Database/index of online science tools, communities
      • RSS feed displays on first page
        • New books
        • Faculty recommendation
  • 6. Engage Scientists Online
    • Library catalog
      • New ways of searching ( PennTags )
      • Bring serendipity online
      • Links to postgenomic, del.icio.us
  • 7. Engage Scientists Online
    • Tools for other university websites
      • CTools: canned searches, customizable widgets
      • Annotations in Deep Blue
      • Data visualization/manipulation tools
      • Wiki framework
      • Support citation and ( Web Cite , Nature Proceedings ) and prominence (Postgenomic ) for blogs
  • 8. Engage Scientists Online
    • Bring library information to the user
    • External websites:
      • Expand Google, Facebook, CTools widgets
      • Tools similar to LibX firefox extension; pull-down list of tools (see Tlbox ), add info to CTools
      • Second Life presence
  • 9. Engage Scientists in the Library
    • Area where faculty/student work is displayed, downloaded. Support for mobile devices ( InfoGallery )
    • More than books: learning lab, actual tools
    • Text reference/send librarian to patron’s location.
    • Displays of online science communities (especially for new students)
    • Books, etc at remote locations using RFID tags
  • 10. Librarian - Scientist Collaboration
    • Support for technology
      • Advice for preservation and improving findability of papers
    • Solicit information regarding what is needed
    • Awards and visibility for developing tools
  • 11. Supplements to Technology
    • Collaboration
    • Flexibility
    • Keep current

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