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Thom will also speak about an exciting new technology project at Tisch: the use of GIS technology to create a spatial information manager for the library. Called ‘L-SIMS’, this new system is a ...

Thom will also speak about an exciting new technology project at Tisch: the use of GIS technology to create a spatial information manager for the library. Called ‘L-SIMS’, this new system is a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes.

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    Tisch Library 2.0: Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Tisch Library 2.0: Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Presentation Transcript

    • Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]
      • Tisch website re-launch – a major step forward
      • How we’re leveraging Web 2.0 tools: success and challenges
      • Using GIS to create a spatial information manager for the library
      • My how you’ve grown (since 2003)
      • The Web has changed
      • The User has changed
      • One full year of research:
        • How have other universities met the challenge?
        • What do we know about our users already?
        • How do our users seek information?
        • What can the library staff tell us? [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
        • What do students think so far?
        • What more can students tell us?
      • Provide direct access to our resources and content
      • Increase awareness of resource availability
        • Did You Know / Now@Tisch / Featured Resource on every page
      • Preserve, and even improve readability, accessibility, “printablity”, usability of the site
      • Tisch& You begins a drive to personalize the site
      • Podcasts
      • JavaScript-enabled content rotation
      • RSS syndication
      • What’s next? LibGuides? ASP.NET/AJAX?
      • for orienting students to the library and to library research
      • an annual poetry reading episode
      • interviews with distinguished Tufts alumni authors
      • Video tour of the music library
      • panel discussion with four Tufts faculty members on how to write a senior honors thesis
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      • Challenge: get usage stats on podcasts:
      • Web stats from an RSS feed?
      • WebTrends? Google Analytics? awstats?
      • Challenge – convert online library instruction tutorials into video podcasts
      • http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/ipod.html
      • http://www.sothink.com/product/swftovideoconverter/
      • Fine, but does it look ok on the iPhone?
      • Export from Captivate at highest quality
      • Convert to AVI format in SWF Converter:
      Then use a professional video conversion program like Sorenson Squeeze to convert to MPEG-4 format and reduce to an iPhone/iPod compatible screen size
      • Challenge: make our content available as RSS feeds
      • Blog host of content itself
      • JavaScript solutions
      • ASP.NET/AJAX
      • The Spatial Information Manager for the Library
      • The challenge of managing space
      • Library or Labyrinth?
      • A perfect model for GIS-based spatial information management
      • metadata, metadata, metadata
      • L-SIMS : a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes.
    • GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data and personnel to help store, manipulate, analyze, and present information that is tied to a spatial location.
      • facilitate the analysis and optimization of existing space within the Tisch Library
      • serve as a real-time high-quality map generator
      • provide access to the square footage of any room in the library
      • assist reference librarians in their efforts to direct students to resources in the library
      • be a searchable query engine showing what software exists on the computers in the library
      • a critical component of disaster planning
      • Brainstorming and forming a team
      • Tufts University Berger Family Technology Transfer Endowment
      • Needs Assessment
      • Stakeholder Meetings
      • L-SIMS Design and Data Integration
    • Facilities Floor Plans L-SIMS
      • Rooms
        • Room number
        • Room name
        • Room use
        • Square footage
        • Dept. occupant
        • Quiet space
      • Infrastructure
        • Walls
        • Doorways
        • Columns
        • Doors
        • Stairwells
      • Service Centers
        • Reserves, Circulation, etc.
      • Collections
        • Range number
        • Beg. call number
        • End call number
        • Collection type
        • Shelving type
      • Emergency
        • Fire alarms
        • Fire extinguishers
        • Emergency exits
        • Panic buttons
      • LITS
        • Computers
        • Photocopiers
        • Printers
        • Scanners
      • QA/QC
      • Education
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      • Call number locator; Retrieve location of book
      • Query
        • Office space < 200 sq. ft.
        • Staff computers that have a DVD player
        • Public computers that have Excel
      • Analytical
      • Buffer fire extinguishers 75 feet
        • Through overlay identify stacks NOT within 75 feet of an extinguisher
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      • High-quality maps for the Tisch website
      • GIS Web Application
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      • Questions and Answers
      Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]