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  • Usability example: post flyers at student placeOur users are busyInformation overloadIgnore email and flyers
  • Web – students are web/internet natives. Web –social space, learning space, work spaceWeb Space – another dimension added to our reachWhat is special about embedding on the web is people tend to look for info when they need it
  • Wanted to embed Reserves into other campus projects that support courses. Bookstore – Textbooks,Desk copies,Supplementary Course Materials,Custom materials and readersSoft Reserves -Tests, homework, and solutions,Lecture notes and outlines,Reading lists,SyllabiImprint - Copying,printing, binding, Course packet and exam printing, Document and 35mm slide scanning, CD/DVD's, Wide format printing, Presentation materialsStudentLink – Student Portal, all info related to students, including course catalogIWDC - Course Web site hosting, Course Web site development, Course Management System (WebCT), Quizzes and grade posting, Course chat, bulletin boards, Podcasting & iTunesU
  • Jackie Hansen, AUL at the time, convened the group. We all support the common course, from different angels.Collaborate, share info what each other are doingOne stop shopping service for faculty and students
  • First project – create links to services provided by the members of IMSPThese were established before I joined the group in 2003.
  • Joined IMSP in 2003Research and Learning Technology Coordinator –train and support faculty in creating Blackboard courses. Took WebCT Course.Familiar with Blackboard/WebCT.Blackboard Resource Center- selected resources licensed via some vendorsStudents need to pay for the resourcesSage - It is a database of electronic resources licensed for UCSD as well as some freely available on the Internet. Selected by librariansLibrary’s resources – our wealth. Information is our business.
  • IMSP presentation - outreach to IMSP partners, showed what Sage does
  • Library Top5 Task Force – Katie, Jeff, Allie, Harod, Susan Starr, SuHuiLogo – graphic identity
  • Maintenace - After Allie left not sure who maintains it. Content update – done at branch level, so more vigilant than others
  • RSS as marketing tool to increase your library’s visibility and promote its services to your communityEd Corrado’s presentation video on pulling del.io.us lists into library subject guide: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6365628404758326745&hl=enTo add del.icio.us list to a website, see instructions in http://del.icio.us/help/linkrolls
  • continuous education – sending your staff to conferences so to keep up with the technologiesHuman factor: connection, communication, marketing. Adding web gate keeper to your liaison contact. Require teamwork of subject librarian and web librarian.The Web is a tool.
  • Embedded library in web ct

    1. 1. Embedded Library in WebCT:<br />Pushing UCSD Library Resources to <br />Faculty Courses<br />Presenter: SuHui Ho, <br />Digital Services Librarian, UC, San Diego<br />
    2. 2. Introduction<br />Why embed?<br />Increase library’s reach into the working lives of our user community<br />Place library services and resources in the information space used by our users<br />
    3. 3. Current Practices <br />Embed library in physical space<br />Remote reference in departments, cafés, student centers<br />Residential hall outreach<br />Mount Sinai Hospital (Internet Librarian 2007)<br />Library content integrated into the health record; clinical decision support tools that libraries provide access to; library content integrated into patient chart for point of care use<br />
    4. 4. Embed Library in Web Space:The UCSD Experience<br />In 2001, the Library Course Reserves was established. <br />Other campus units providing instructional material support<br />Bookstore<br />Soft Reserves <br />Imprint<br />StudentLink (TritonLink)<br />Instructional Web Development Center (IWDC)<br />
    5. 5. IMSP <br />The Instructional Materials Services and Plans (IMSP) Group - a collaborative effort by many UCSD departments. IMSP's goal is to make it easier for faculty, and the staff and TAs that support them, to identify the services available and applicable providers involved in course support.<br />Members: <br />ACS/Instructional WWW Development Center<br />Associated Students UCSD<br />Imprints<br />UCSD Bookstore<br />UCSD Libraries (chair)<br />
    6. 6. Pushing Course Reserves to WebCT<br />Breaking political boundary – welcome by all partners<br />Technical implementation <br />Libraries Course Reserves Committee generated urls of 600 course-specific reserves pages.<br />Sent spreadsheet of urls to IWDC at the beginning of each quarter<br />IWDC loaded spreadsheet into WebCT to link course reserves to each course web page.<br />
    7. 7. Pushing Library e-Resources to WebCT<br />Blackboard/Web CT Resource Center<br />Libraries’ electronic resources<br />Our wealth<br />Distributed in library catalog, website, and Sage<br />Problem<br />Faculty quote: “you have a lot of stuff, but we don’t know where to find them.”<br />Past Solutions <br />Teaching: Get Started Website<br />Better usability – Website Redesign<br />
    8. 8. We rely on people coming to our website to find relevant information. <br />We need to step outside the box – embed the library into our community’s Web space.<br />
    9. 9. Pushing Out<br />Got buy-ins<br />Presentation of Sage in one IMSP meeting<br />IWDC agreed to work with the library to create linkage to WebCT courses.<br />Library admin support<br />Presentation at library bibliographers’ meeting<br />
    10. 10. Pushing Out (cont.)<br />Implementation<br />Library Top5 Task Force <br />Goal – select top 5 resources for each subject discipline and develop a web page for each. <br />Course level vs. subject level<br />Three main branch libraries represented including 90% of subjects<br />Branch representatives coordinated content creation at branch level.<br />Graphic support – Top5 logo<br />Libraries sent spreadsheet of Top5 urls to IWDC.<br />IWDC linked Top5 resources to each course web page.<br />Maintenance<br />Web pages created and maintained centrally by web staff<br />
    11. 11. Top5 Resources in UCSD WebCT<br />Example 1: CSE 3 - Fluency/Information Technology<br />
    12. 12. Top5 Resources in UCSD WebCT<br />Example 2:  PSYC 1 - Psychology <br />
    13. 13. Top5 Resources in TritonLink<br />TritonLink<br />Chem 6A <br />
    14. 14. What We Learned<br />Success: <br />Cross-campus collaboration key to success<br />Promotion of library to campus partners<br />Admin support<br />Web gate keeper (webmaster) playing a key role<br />Buy in from subject librarians<br />Look out for opportunity to push the library out: requires technical know-how and interest in the area<br />
    15. 15. Lessons learned<br />Maintenance needs to be built in<br />Web – designated staff <br />Content update <br />Content ownership<br />
    16. 16. More pushing<br />Other technologies that push the library out to the mother organization:<br />Blog/RSS<br />CMS<br />Library 2.0 social networking tool – del.icio.us, etc.<br />Example: pull lists from del.icio.us to subject guide <br />
    17. 17. Organizational Strategies<br />Organizational challenges in stepping outside the box<br />Embrace the Web as a core library service space<br />Building relationship with people in your community<br />Collaborative planning with your community stakeholders<br />Human factor: connection, communication, marketing. <br />Subject liaison’s new role: communicate with faculty as well as web gate keeper about pushing the library to department pages & web courses<br />Proactive in continuous education in technology<br />

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