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  1. 1. Handling exceptions in structural engineering* Lesson-based content on the Disg ebook reader MJ Crowley, Di SG Biblioteca * all images uploaded for educational purposes
  2. 2. DISG e-book reader project lesson-based content to go 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  3. 4. In penny pinching times, be CREATIVE! <ul><li>Collaborate with faculty to integrate library resources into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Work with scholars to access to their lecture notes, data sets, project notes, papers, etc. in virtual research environments and open digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with ICT staff to develop online tutorials and create local digital collections </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with students to better connect with them, hence more SOCIAL/MOBILE </li></ul><ul><li>Liaise with other librarians to share resources </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  4. 5. Increased collaboration (library-faculty) to expand the role of the library within the institution and beyond 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  5. 6. Utilizzo di tecnologie basate su editoria digitale per l’insegnamento, l’apprendimento e la specializzazione nei corsi di tecnica delle costruzioni presso il DISG (Bontempi, Crowley, Arangio, Petrini, Crosti, Gentili, Sgambi, Giuliani ) 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  6. 7. Primi corsi universitari coinvolti <ul><li>Tecnica delle costruzioni – 12 CFU – 120 studenti </li></ul><ul><li>Costruzioni metalliche – 6CFU – 30 studenti </li></ul><ul><li>Modellazione dei sistemi strutturali – 6CFU – 10 studenti </li></ul><ul><li>Progettazione strutturale antincendio – 9CFU – 30 studenti </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  7. 8. Che cosa vuole il nostro utente? <ul><li>Per ogni corso: dispense, appunti, esercizi, articoli, capitoli in libri, normative… </li></ul><ul><li>Contenuti graduati in contenuti di base, approfondimenti, specialistici.. </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  8. 9. Scegliere e organizzare il contenuto <ul><li>Mettere in relazione utenti e contenuti per migliorare il grado di usabilità e fruibilità </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge map del “corso” elaborato insieme con i docenti/studenti (knowledge retrieval and organisation), da gestire con un knowledge system </li></ul><ul><li>Information design – l’abilità e la pratica di preparare l’informazione così che le persone possano usarla con efficienza e efficacia. </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  9. 10. <ul><li>Didactic material (lecture notes, exercises, modelling…) </li></ul><ul><li>Sapienza e-resources (ebooks, articles…) </li></ul><ul><li>Norms and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Approved web content </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  10. 11. to stay or to go ! <ul><li>how e-book readers could be used in a library setting </li></ul><ul><li>explore ways of using new technology in teaching </li></ul><ul><li>respond to explosive use of mobile devices (e-readers, ipads, smart devices, ecc.) </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  11. 12. Elsevier & Disg together for excellence 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  12. 13. Loan out e-book readers with course materials and readings pre-loaded 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  13. 14. <ul><li>450 years of printed books </li></ul><ul><li>Define academics – I am what I read </li></ul><ul><li>Sign of academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Career promotion and status </li></ul><ul><li>Permit extended analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Occupies a defined space, identifiable authors, and format is stable </li></ul><ul><li>..only a few years of digital books </li></ul><ul><li>Looks like the printed book </li></ul><ul><li>but </li></ul><ul><ul><li>unbound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instant access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interactive (commentators, readers, authors and editors – worldwide!) </li></ul></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  14. 15. US Trade Wholesale Electronic Book Sales 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  15. 16. E-book explosion 09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  16. 17. British Library to lend e-book readers <ul><li>Dr Stephen Bury, British Library's Head of European and American Collections:   “This is not the end of the book as we know it.  The book in its physical form will remain important for so many reasons, but the incredible versatility of the new e-readers makes them perfect for researchers , allowing easy access to a wealth of information including previously rare and out of print material.  This exhibit gives our researchers a chance to play around with some of the devices currently available, and explore how they can be used to complement existing printed collections in the 21st century.” </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  17. 18.   Il ministro Gelmini ''promuove'' il libro di testo elettronico <ul><li>&quot; con l'adozione dell'e-book &quot; si dà &quot; una mano alle famiglie e un sollievo agli studenti. Il libro in versione digitale scaricabile da internet permetterà infatti ai genitori di risparmiare limitando al massimo la spesa per i libri di testo, e allo stesso tempo i ragazzi non saranno più costretti ad andare a scuola caricando sulle spalle zainetti troppo pesanti &quot;. … A partire dall'anno scolastico 2011-2012, il collegio dei docenti adotta esclusivamente libri utilizzabili nelle versioni on line scaricabili da internet o al massimo le versioni &quot;miste&quot;, quelle cioè che integrano sezioni digitali e cartacee. </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  18. 19. … . recent studies <ul><li>CIBER study, looking ahead to the state of virtual libraries in 2017, says ebooks will be the default format for textbooks, scholarly books, and reference works . </li></ul><ul><li>Springer study found that users primarily access ebooks for research, and that users skim rather than engage in extended reading sessions. </li></ul><ul><li>Jisc study (UK) found that 60 percent of users surveyed had used ebooks, 46% through their library, and 43% via the internet. </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
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  20. 21. Serving the academic community online <ul><li>In a social world build relationships with our users in their learning and research spaces </li></ul><ul><li>As the internet becomes more individualistic move away from traditional to PERSONAL LEARNING SPACES </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver tools and customized content and ensure ensure they know how to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared ! </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley
  21. 22. <ul><li>The Five Laws of Librarians* </li></ul><ul><li>1) Books are to be read </li></ul><ul><li>2) Every person his or her book </li></ul><ul><li>3) Every book its reader </li></ul><ul><li>4) Save the time of the reader </li></ul><ul><li>5) The library is a growing organism </li></ul><ul><li>(source: James Turner’s adaptation of Raganathan) </li></ul><ul><li>Thank-you! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>09/07/2010 Handling exceptions in structural engineering MJ Crowley

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