Toys and             Moira                     Benttools at    Louise            GordonNewcastle
E-book readers2009 : Cybook, BeBook, Irex iLiad,Sony2010: Library e-reader project- SonyPR505  – Service delivery     • lo...
E-Readers - students said:Loved the chance to play with this device before all my friendsI’d like all my reading list on o...
NowStill loan e-readers, (probably)not planning to getmoreWeb pages and email adviceOutreach & publicity toolsStudent well...
QR codes
School of Computing Science/Robinson Library   QR Code Project: 2010 & 1011A QR code contains a link, picture or text.To t...
Student feedbackA fun way to find out about the LibraryIt was a bit like doing a treasure huntI liked that no one else kne...
Resource and subject help- BEFORESubject guides – tri fold printed leafletsEresource/databases printed sheetsSubject Infor...
Resource and subject help - AFTER     LibguidesLibGuides - content management and information sharing system.Subscription ...
Why we love Libguides
Result! – fab feedback within University“New guide looks great thank you” : Stage 3 Sociology student“Many thanks for send...
http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/mobile
Result! – fab feedback from the Library World
Mobile view of Libguides and “Library Search”
Usage Statistics for 2012
Using social media to communicate with users                                      General Library                         ...
Using social media to communicate with users
Issues• Getting buy inStaff know why we’re on there and why we are using it.  Commitment to engage and promote.Not about s...
Teaching Social MediaInform others about profiles and accountsWe demo our own e.g.http://flavors.me/louiselibhttp://newcas...
Other toys and tools•   Turning point clickers•   Smartboards•   Livescribe Smart pens•   Ipads used in Student Roving Sup...
Contact us
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Presentation delivered by Moira Bent and Louise Gordon at the "Shhhh? The Reality of New Technologies and their Place in Libraries" event held at Teesside University on the 8th of May 2012 by CILIP ARLG Northern

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  • I have analysed the stats from the start of the project (1/3/10) until the end of the project (30/6/10). The spreadsheets and results are at G/RS/Ebook readers/ebook reader registrations. I have pinned up printed copies on the RS noticeboard in case anybody is interested.   Here is a summary of the findings:   We had 121 registered users in total – This was broken down by faculty as follows: MED= 7, SAGE=37, HASS=70, ROBINSON STAFF=6, INT OFFICE =1 So HASS is the clear winner here.   There were 65 Postgraduates, 40 Undergraduates, 11 staff, 1 Associate + 6 Robinson staff   Aleph stats show that there were 113 loans in total during the project period- this was as follows: Staff 16, Associates 3, Postgraduates 56 and Undergraduates 38   Comments were very mixed and people seemed to either love or hate the e-book readers. The red binder containing all the collected feedback is still available on the shelves next to the e-book readers.   The project ended on 30 th June but we will continue to loan to machines in the normal way. The only difference is that we are no longer collecting feedback.
  • Before we had lots of different pages (still do but work to be done on website over the summer) Various printed sheets, which always need reprinting once something changed Metalib – our subject gateway from ExLibris which lists resources in alpa order and cluster. Also meant to do federated searching. Other areas on library website to access ejournals, the catalogue, ebooks etc
  • What are libguides
  • Why we love them
  • Feedback; well received. WE have some QR codes to scan so you can see our libguides. One for Business, agriculture and Titanic
  • Promoting resources through mobile apps
  • Our friendly personable bunnies page
  • Taking some initiative for being knowledgeable about social media. People ring up the library when they aren’t sure who to ask. So we get involved in lots of conversations about new tools and ways to best do something. Teaching on various progs and modules. Esp new PhD students as part of formal module about social media. We’ve played with lots of stuff e.g netvibes and various tools. Try and see if its useful/relevant/what benefits Trial and error. Talking to each other.
  • Archives Alive – the bubbles games on smartboards to engage children. The cholera game. Make your own ending for stories.
  • Toys and tools at Newcastle

    1. 1. Toys and Moira Benttools at Louise GordonNewcastle
    2. 2. E-book readers2009 : Cybook, BeBook, Irex iLiad,Sony2010: Library e-reader project- SonyPR505 – Service delivery • loan period, fines, how to issue, invoice costs – Technical issues • Using networked PCs • Adobe Digital Editions • clearing downloaded content – Publicity • Relevance to academic study – User support & feedback • What to put on e-readers e.g. free books • Guidance on use • Advice on other readers • Questionnaire feedback
    3. 3. E-Readers - students said:Loved the chance to play with this device before all my friendsI’d like all my reading list on one pleaseVery portableI couldn’t work out how to get e-books onto itI was worried about damaging itIt’s on my Christmas list now
    4. 4. NowStill loan e-readers, (probably)not planning to getmoreWeb pages and email adviceOutreach & publicity toolsStudent wellbeing serviceLobbying publishers to provide downloadable e-books
    5. 5. QR codes
    6. 6. School of Computing Science/Robinson Library QR Code Project: 2010 & 1011A QR code contains a link, picture or text.To take part, you need a smartphone or other device with a camera that canscan QR codes.Download a QR code App and start the tour by scanning the first code.You’ll find it in the Reception area on L2 of the Robinson Library.[You will need an Internet connection too!]Please note, this is a pilot project. If you have any problems,please let us know by filling in a feedback slip at reception.moira.bent@ncl.ac.uklindsay.marshall@ncl.ac.uk
    7. 7. Student feedbackA fun way to find out about the LibraryIt was a bit like doing a treasure huntI liked that no one else knew what we were doingQuick and easy…. relevant to my courseCouldn’t make the scanner workDidn’t like that it only worked if you did it all
    8. 8. Resource and subject help- BEFORESubject guides – tri fold printed leafletsEresource/databases printed sheetsSubject Information on website Subject resources clustered together using Metalib Resources Information on website
    9. 9. Resource and subject help - AFTER LibguidesLibGuides - content management and information sharing system.Subscription via Springshare based on the size of your institution.Allows “us” to create websites without the help of an IT department orprogramming knowledge.We’ve created content, shared our knowledge and connected with ourusers using tailored subject libguides.
    10. 10. Why we love Libguides
    11. 11. Result! – fab feedback within University“New guide looks great thank you” : Stage 3 Sociology student“Many thanks for sending around the link to the new library page for politics.It is really a terrific resource for students (and staff)” : Postgraduate Research DirectorI just thought I’d thank you and colleagues for the time you put into setting-up theSingapore library guides. We found that there are various ways into some of the e-resources off-site, not all of which give full text access (journals) or sometimes have timerestrictions on viewing e-books; and without the guides we would have been in a bit of amess here – students had no difficulties using these very quickly (so thanks very much!):Programme Director, SingaporeI was in one of your sessions on the library the other day. Am emailing for 2 reasons.Firstly, just wanted to express how much I LOVE the libguide for SELLLL... it might be thebest thing since... well, point 2 on this email. Its fantastic and easy to use and I love it. :English Literature student
    12. 12. http://libguides.ncl.ac.uk/mobile
    13. 13. Result! – fab feedback from the Library World
    14. 14. Mobile view of Libguides and “Library Search”
    15. 15. Usage Statistics for 2012
    16. 16. Using social media to communicate with users General Library AND Specific subjectUsers regularly check in to the Robinson Library on Foursquare. Win prizes!RSS Feeds e.g.•News•Resources•Events•Workshops•New books
    17. 17. Using social media to communicate with users
    18. 18. Issues• Getting buy inStaff know why we’re on there and why we are using it. Commitment to engage and promote.Not about setting up accounts and not using them.• Over committed? Too many platformsNot really. Systems communicate with each other e.g. Twitter updates FB page.Workload shared between teams• ToneRS and the bunnies more informal and friendly.Students seem to like it.
    19. 19. Teaching Social MediaInform others about profiles and accountsWe demo our own e.g.http://flavors.me/louiselibhttp://newcastle.academia.edu/MoiraBentConversations across the University about :raising your profileengaging your researchestablishing a role for yourself
    20. 20. Other toys and tools• Turning point clickers• Smartboards• Livescribe Smart pens• Ipads used in Student Roving Support• NetSupport classroom management• Archives Alive – teaching using Special Collections.
    21. 21. Contact us
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