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Creating digital libraries in support of learning communities using free tools Creating digital libraries in support of learning communities using free tools Presentation Transcript

  • Creating digital libraries in support oflearning communities using free tools
    Library Mess Mash-ups
    Maggie Verster
    ICT in Higher Education Conference
    25 March 2010
    Sandton Convention Centre
  • Library?
    • Books
    • Archives of knowledge
    • Catalogues
    • Dewey numbering
    • Information powerhouses
    • A place that makes me sneeze
  • Digital library?
    • Electronic resources
    • A type of information retrieval system
    • Targeted search engines
    • A collection of literature and metadata stored electronically
    • Databases
    • In the field of digital libraries, the Internet is the library (Arms, 2001)
    • E-books, PDF’s
    • ETD’s, journal articles
    • Videos
    • Graphics (photos)
    • Audio (recordings and podcasts)
    • Animations
    • Simulations
    • Other information artefacts
  • Subscription Databases
    • Subscription (not free)
    • Inaccessible if not a student
    • Expensive to maintain
    • Sustainability
    • IEEE Xplore
    • CS Digital library
    • ACM digital library
    • ISI Web of Knowledge
    • Scopus
    • Ebscohost
  • Search databases
    • GoogleScholar
    • Scirus (370 million scientific items)
    • Citeseer (1,5 million resources)
  • Free Digital collections
    • Internet public library
    • Internet archive
    • Cornell University
    • World Digital Library
    • The Digital Library at the University of Michigan
    • Universal digital library (Million Book Project)
    • arXiv
    • Project Gutenberg
    • Google Book Search
    • Maggie’s e-book collection
  • Tools?
    My DL mash-up wish list
    • Relevant
    • Easy to use
    • Searchable
    • Portable
    • Scalable
    • Tagable
    • Collaboration and discussion
    • Aggregation (RSS)
    • Embeddable
    • Citation
    • Free
  • Social bookmarking tools
    Zotero, Mendeley, Mekentosj Papers, MyNCBI, CiteULike, Connotea, and HubMed
    Digital libraries:
    Project Gutenberg
    Google Scholar
    Social bookmarking:
    Finding resources Metadata SavingDatabase Search & SharingDiscussion
    • No physical boundary. The user of a digital library need not to go to the library physically; people from all over the world can gain access to the same information, as long as an Internet connection is available.
    • Round the clock availability. A major advantage of digital libraries is that people can gain access to the information at any time, night or day.
    • Multiple access. The same resources can be used simultaneously by a number of institutions and patrons. This may not be the case for copyrighted material: a library may have a license for "lending out" only one copy at a time; this is achieved with a system of digital rights management where a resource can become inaccessible after expiration of the lending period or after the lender chooses to make it inaccessible (equivalent to returning the resource).
    • Information retrieval. The user is able to use any search term (word, phrase, title, name, subject) to search the entire collection. Digital libraries can provide very user-friendly interfaces, giving clickable access to its resources.
    • Preservation and conservation. Digitization is not a long-term preservation solution for physical collections, but does succeed in providing access copies for materials that would otherwise fall to degradation from repeated use. Digitized collections and born-digital objects pose many preservation and conservation concerns that analog materials do not. Please see the following "Problems" section of this page for examples.
    • Space. Whereas traditional libraries are limited by storage space, digital libraries have the potential to store much more information, simply because digital information requires very little physical space to contain them and media storage technologies are more affordable than ever before.
    • Added value.
  • How?
  • Tools  context
    The context and the learninggoals must dictate the tool and how it is used
    Case study
    Maths literacy teachers community of practice
    Maths lit blog
    Digital library database
  • Click here to go to live site
    As it is a closed community, sign in with:
  • Click here to go to live site
  • Tag
    RSS Feed
    Click here to go to live site
  • DL Framework
    Bookmarking database
    Auto Blog Post
    E-mail newsletter
    Social network
    RSS Feed
    Tag cloud widgets
  • Tools?
    My DL mash-up wish list
    • Relevant
    • Easy to use
    • Searchable
    • Portable
    • Scalable
    • Tagable
    • Collaboration
    • Aggregation (RSS)
    • Embeddable
    • Free
    For a list of citation tools click here
  • Citation tools
    • Firefox browser add-on
    • Collect
    • Manage
    • Cite
    • Share
  • Maggie’s DL Messy Mash-up
    • My twitter-verse
    • Bookmarks on
    • Diigo
    • Infolinkers group
    • Delicious
    • School 2.0 in South Africa
    • SA school libraries blog
    • Learn with Maggie sandbox
    • Maths literacy teachers network
    • Maths literacy blog
    • Maths blog
    • My presentations
    Maggie VersterICT4Champions
    • maggie@maggie.co.za
    • www.maggie.co.za
  • Photo Credits
    Slide 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/qthomasbower/3893490079/
    Slide 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timetrax/376152628
    Slide 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pathfinderlinden/227332249/
    Slide 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/purplemattfish/3312188773/
    Slide 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashtonpal/4332031472/
    Slide 6: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scampion/378547744/
    Slide 7: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/459418289/
    Slide 8: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trucolorsfly/1731439493/
    Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176219371/
    Slide 10: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ishkamina/3164626835/
    Slide 14: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/395970515/
    Slide 15: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/459418289/
    Slide 16: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thedepartment/137413905/
    Slide 17: http://www.flickr.com/photos/76479985@N00/102849109
    Slide 18: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/176219371/