The Power of LibGuidesMichael Johnson, MLSCirculation Librarian, Shawnee State UniversityOctober 16th, 2012
What we will cover in thenext hour Quick review of the previous class The power of the WYSIWYG What is Web 2.0 (3.0?) ...
Review LibGuides is a content management system  Easy to share or aggregate information  Can set up permissions Choice...
Review Main page options Creating a research guide Moving content on a page and to another page Different types of con...
Rich text box: WYSIWYG Stands for “What you see is what you get” Allows for a graphical system to interact with  XHTML a...
Rich text box introduction
WYSIWYG Tour
Lets Build a Guide!
What is Web 2.0: Content Web 1.0 content  One way path, producer to creator  Simple commerce based on commodities Dyna...
What is Web 2.0: LibGuides Polls   Not very effective   Doesn’t give good Statistics   Attracts trolls Rate Sources  ...
What is Web 2.0: Goingtowards Web 3.0 No exact definition just elements Semantic Web  Everything integrated Geosocial ...
Why is Web 2.0 important? First generation  Depended on something direct Second Generation  Allowed for the people to ...
Different applications ofWeb 2.0 Video PowerPoint (SlideShare) Forms Audio Images Many many more
Embedded Content What is Embedding  Creating a window of another website in your own Must be done in HTML editor Avoid...
Things to consider whenembedding: Rights and use I am not a lawyer and not giving legal advice Libraries are starting to...
Things to consider whenembedding: Dependencies Dependent on another system to work  Which might be dependent on several ...
Lets embed: YouTube
Lets embed: SlideShare
Lets embed: Jot Form
Getting statistics We live in a quantitative world LibGuide Statistics can be another statistic that  can show library u...
Getting statistics (pre July 12012): The entrance
Getting statistics (pre July 12012): All the my guides
Getting statistic (pre July 12012)s: A certain guide
Getting Statistics: The newinterface! The new system has some major advantages IT also has some major disadvantages
Advantages Custom date ranges Interactive graphs and charts Ability to pull data Exporting data is much easier Same a...
Disadvantages Much more complicated Days of week not labeled Default landing page odd Slower Teaser tabs Limitations...
Understanding web statistics Look for big trends Do not let one day fool you Compare to your old data
A tour of the new system
Widgets and API Advance Take LibGuide content out of LibGuides and  embed them somewhere else  Library homepage  Cours...
Widget vs API Widget API Mashup
Lets make a widget
Lets make an API
Questions? Email: mjohnson2@shawnee.edu Twitter: @mwjthelibrarian May 14 2012
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Harnessing the power of libguides part 2

  1. 1. The Power of LibGuidesMichael Johnson, MLSCirculation Librarian, Shawnee State UniversityOctober 16th, 2012
  2. 2. What we will cover in thenext hour Quick review of the previous class The power of the WYSIWYG What is Web 2.0 (3.0?) Why is Web 2.0 important? Different applications of Web 2.0 Embedded content Dangers of embedding Lets embed! Statistics
  3. 3. Review LibGuides is a content management system  Easy to share or aggregate information  Can set up permissions Choices to made before you start  Color, language, formatting etc… Best practices aka Think of the User  Use the system to save time  Users want less not more  Run a user analysis
  4. 4. Review Main page options Creating a research guide Moving content on a page and to another page Different types of content
  5. 5. Rich text box: WYSIWYG Stands for “What you see is what you get” Allows for a graphical system to interact with XHTML and CSS  Like Microsoft word for a website Pros  Interacting in a way that your used to  Short learning time, almost “natural” Cons  Not versatile  Can fight you
  6. 6. Rich text box introduction
  7. 7. WYSIWYG Tour
  8. 8. Lets Build a Guide!
  9. 9. What is Web 2.0: Content Web 1.0 content  One way path, producer to creator  Simple commerce based on commodities Dynamic Content  Changes with your actions  Examples: Google Docs, Google Earth User Generated Content  Social networking, media sharing, wikis  Examples: Facebook, YouTube, Wikipedia  WARNING: Not part of user analysis
  10. 10. What is Web 2.0: LibGuides Polls  Not very effective  Doesn’t give good Statistics  Attracts trolls Rate Sources  Too open  Research shows that people don’t tend to rate or tag library sources like Flicker or YouTube  Feedback works fine instead of rating
  11. 11. What is Web 2.0: Goingtowards Web 3.0 No exact definition just elements Semantic Web  Everything integrated Geosocial  Foursquare Augmented Reality  QR codes
  12. 12. Why is Web 2.0 important? First generation  Depended on something direct Second Generation  Allowed for the people to partake Allows extension  Even beyond the original intentions of the creator
  13. 13. Different applications ofWeb 2.0 Video PowerPoint (SlideShare) Forms Audio Images Many many more
  14. 14. Embedded Content What is Embedding  Creating a window of another website in your own Must be done in HTML editor Avoid Special Embeds
  15. 15. Things to consider whenembedding: Rights and use I am not a lawyer and not giving legal advice Libraries are starting to get sued Creative Commons  Always check the licensing agreement  Ask for permission  Give credit Fair Use  Under attack
  16. 16. Things to consider whenembedding: Dependencies Dependent on another system to work  Which might be dependent on several other systems Services and content are constantly changing Code Changes Free version becomes more restricted Only embed relevant content
  17. 17. Lets embed: YouTube
  18. 18. Lets embed: SlideShare
  19. 19. Lets embed: Jot Form
  20. 20. Getting statistics We live in a quantitative world LibGuide Statistics can be another statistic that can show library usage A new system has been put in place Not everyone will have access to all the statistics  Depends on user permissions
  21. 21. Getting statistics (pre July 12012): The entrance
  22. 22. Getting statistics (pre July 12012): All the my guides
  23. 23. Getting statistic (pre July 12012)s: A certain guide
  24. 24. Getting Statistics: The newinterface! The new system has some major advantages IT also has some major disadvantages
  25. 25. Advantages Custom date ranges Interactive graphs and charts Ability to pull data Exporting data is much easier Same as LibAnalytics
  26. 26. Disadvantages Much more complicated Days of week not labeled Default landing page odd Slower Teaser tabs Limitations on pulling data
  27. 27. Understanding web statistics Look for big trends Do not let one day fool you Compare to your old data
  28. 28. A tour of the new system
  29. 29. Widgets and API Advance Take LibGuide content out of LibGuides and embed them somewhere else  Library homepage  Course management page  Internal page  Database search page (like Ebsco) Can be put anywhere JavaScript in allowed
  30. 30. Widget vs API Widget API Mashup
  31. 31. Lets make a widget
  32. 32. Lets make an API
  33. 33. Questions? Email: mjohnson2@shawnee.edu Twitter: @mwjthelibrarian May 14 2012
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