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Presentation delivered to the Vale of Leven Learning Community in February 2011, informing learning partners of a PLQIM funded project to implement an online community information portal and digital archive, using Talis Engage.

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Talis engage presentation vol learning community

  1. 1. Digital Information:<br />Driving Community Participation<br />Richard Aird<br />Senior Officer Library Services<br />
  2. 2. Community Information<br />Traditionally managed & supported by public library services in the UK.<br />Online databases searchable for circa 8 – 10 years.<br />Increasing need to enhance online experience & provide interactivity.<br />Increasing need to reduce administrative overheads.<br />
  3. 3. PLQIM<br />Public Library Quality Improvement Matrix.<br />Externally audited & verified on behalf of Scottish Government.<br />Annual funding available for clearly identified service improvements.<br />09/10 – “Digital Information: Driving Community Participation”.<br />
  4. 4. Talis Engage<br />Long established UK vendor of software for libraries.<br />Engage product increasingly being used as low-cost solution to community information provision & other online databases.<br />Entirely bespoke databases, websites & interactivity.<br />Zero cost for project consultancy – data migration, database/website design, etc.<br />
  5. 5. Talis Engage (continued)<br />Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).<br />Funded for three years.<br />Two elements to project:<br />Community Information Portal<br />Digital Archive<br />
  6. 6. Community Information Portal<br />Key benefits:<br />Community groups & organisations take ownership of their own data.<br />Highly automated:<br />Email reminders to review data annually.<br />Automatic shadowing of un-reviewed data.<br />Provides simple contact mechanism to connect end users with record holders.<br />Simple, intuitive interface, easy to use.<br />Effective promotion of events & activities.<br />Support provided by library staff in libraries or onsite.<br />
  7. 7. Community Information Data<br />In addition to community groups & organisations, we’re aiming for EVERY…<br />…learning opportunity in West Dunbartonshire and neighbouring areas, available from one central location.<br />…community facility & resource listed, especially where ICT facilities can contribute to bridging digital exclusion.<br />
  8. 8. Digital Archive<br />Rich source of images and data recording the heritage of West Dunbartonshire.<br />Ability for users to comment and amend data, subject to approval by specialist staff.<br />Excellent educational resource.<br />Potential for user-generated content approval.<br />
  9. 9. Timescales <br />Community Information:<br />Soft-launch, late April 2011.<br />Full launch, late June 2011.<br />Digital Archive (provisional dates):<br />Soft-launch, late August 2011.<br />Full-launch, early October 2011.<br />
  10. 10. Draft Screenshots<br />
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  12. 12. Draft Screenshots<br />
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  14. 14. North Yorkshire<br />
  15. 15. Wolverhampton<br />
  16. 16. Lancashire<br />
  17. 17. Browse Index<br />
  18. 18. Simple Record<br />
  19. 19. Improved Record<br />No screenshot yet, but…<br />Able to upload logos, photos of events, etc.<br />Able to upload documents such as constitutions, promotional leaflets, etc.<br />Direct links to websites, RSS feeds (twitter feeds, etc.).<br />Interactive Google maps.<br />Possibility of embedding YouTube video in future.<br />
  20. 20. What happens next?<br />All record holders (circa 1500) will receive letters informing them of new site.<br />Each will have to register a user account and return a form to us with their username.<br />Usernames and accounts will be linked – possible deletion where organisations cannot be contacted or no longer exist.<br />Existing data needs general update & tidying.]<br />Full-launch to follow this exercise.<br />
  21. 21. Anything else?<br />New records can be created during soft-launch.<br />Wider publicity as part of full-launch, inviting more groups to register and promote site to users.<br />Training available to community groups/organisations in the first instance.<br />Training for general users available after the full launch.<br />
  22. 22. More info…<br />Richard AirdSenior Officer Library Services<br />01389 608040<br />richard.aird@west-dunbarton.gov.uk<br />Find this presentation at:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/libr8<br />