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Presentation to METRO Annual Meeting - January 15, 2013 - "science@columbia - Fostering a Scientific Community in the Archipelago"

Presentation to METRO Annual Meeting - January 15, 2013 - "science@columbia - Fostering a Scientific Community in the Archipelago"

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  • 1. science@columbiaFostering a Scientific Community in the Archipelago Jeffrey Lancaster Emerging Technologies CoordinatorScience & Engineering Libraries, Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu October 29, 2012 January 15, 2013
  • 2. science@columbia Fostering a Scientific Community in the ArchipelagoChemistry Mathematics Engineering Astronomy Biology Psychology Geology Physics Geosciences
  • 3. Problem 1. Identity 2. Community 3. InterdisciplinarityWhy should a library undertake these problems? • Outreach • Expertise in curation • New skills, new expertise • Something new to ‘sell’ • Unexpected connections
  • 4. Problemblogs facebooktwitter twitterannouncements websitesnews emailpublicationslecturesseminars highlightsnewsletters grant reportingevents outreachsaved searches
  • 5. Platform?
  • 6. 5 reasons I like1. Media types
  • 7. 5 reasons I like1. Media types2. Public and/or Internal
  • 8. 5 reasons I like1. Media types2. Public and/or Internal3. RSS feeds out feed://columbiascience.tumblr.com/rss
  • 9. 5 reasons I like1. Media types2. Public and/or Internal3. RSS feeds out4. Submission
  • 10. 5 reasons I like1. Media types2. Public and/or Internal3. RSS feeds out4. Submission5. Moderation, curation
  • 11. 5 more reasons I like1. Media types2. Public and/or Internal3. RSS feeds out4. Submission5. Moderation, curation6. Post queue7. Custom design: built-in .html, .css editor8. Google analytics integration9. Flexible #tagging10. Plays well with others (API)
  • 12. Problemblogs facebooktwitter twitterannouncements websitesnews emailpublicationslecturesseminars highlightsnewsletters grant reportingevents outreachsaved searches
  • 13. Problem
  • 14. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT if trigger then action . post to post to if [ facebook ] then [ twitter ]. check in email if [ at airport ] then [ Mom ]. RSS item add to if [ starred ] then [ draft post ]. RSS item add to if [ tagged ] then [ googledoc ].
  • 15. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT if trigger then action . if then . post to facebook post to twitter if then . check in at airport email Mom if then . RSS item starred add to draft post if then . RSS item tagged add to googledoc
  • 16. ifttt.com – if THIS then THAT A good guide to what apps you should know/use
  • 17. Problem #tags
  • 18. Output & Opportunities• EVP of Research• Alumni Outreach• NSF/NIH Grants – outreach with metrics/analytics• Improvements to research workflows (via ifttt)This is still a work in progress, but:• People are getting excited by the possibilities of a central place to develop this type of community• Launching from ‘beta’ in the Spring semester
  • 19. science@columbiaFostering a Scientific Community in the Archipelago Jeffrey Lancaster Emerging Technologies CoordinatorScience & Engineering Libraries, Columbia University Libraries jeffrey.lancaster@columbia.edu October 29, 2012 January 15, 2013