• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Introducing Refwork @ Drexel
 

Introducing Refwork @ Drexel

on

  • 2,298 views

How librarians introduced the citation management service RefWorks to users at Drexel University in 2004-current.

How librarians introduced the citation management service RefWorks to users at Drexel University in 2004-current.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,298
Views on SlideShare
2,223
Embed Views
75

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
4
Comments
0

4 Embeds 75

http://pepamedinap.blogspot.com.es 55
http://pepamedinap.blogspot.com 15
http://www.pepamedinap.blogspot.com 4
http://www.slideshare.net 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Introducing Refwork @ Drexel Introducing Refwork @ Drexel Presentation Transcript

  • Introducing RefWorks to the Drexel Community Tim Siftar Information Services Librarian July 17, 2008
  • Outline
    • Why?
    • Context
    • Questions we asked ourselves
    • Promoting RefWorks
    • Measuring success
  • Why? Why now? Why us?
    • Why?
      • Convenience
      • Plagiarism prevention
    • Why now?
      • Growing student body & demand
      • New, better-priced option, user-friendly
    • Why us?
      • “ Library” issue – not computing services
      • Chance to “shine”
  • Drexel Context “ Drexel University 1995-2007 Enrollment Trends,” Drexel Enrollment Management Office 2007.
  • Drexel Context “ Drexel University 1995-2007 Enrollment Trends,” Drexel Enrollment Management Office 2007.
  • Citation Management Support 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 nothing SFX import to RefWorks
  • Questions we asked ourselves
    • Did our users need it?
    • How to promote?
    • How to train?
    • How to support?
  • Promoting: literature
    • RefWorks handouts (went fast)
    • Text tipsheets (too much text?)
    • Exhibit “Never type a bibliography again”
    • “ Library Lifesavers” bookmark – just the facts
    • Online tipsheet:
    • http://www.library.drexel.edu/resources/tutorials/refworks.html
  • Promoting: communications
    • Short emails & newsletter articles
    • Announcements to faculty & staff
    • Tabling events on campus (raffle entry if signed up)
    • Front page website “quick-link”
  • Promoting: instruction
    • Mention during required freshman research instruction (some quick demo)
    • Hand’s-on training during subject librarian orientations (10-40 minute)
    • Self-guided Powerpoint screenshot & Camtasia streamed video versions
    • Integrate into overall librarian message
    Web-based examples: http://www.library.drexel.edu/resources/tutorials/UsingRefWorks.swf http://rmc.irt.drexel.edu/playlists/gc24/RefShare_and_Inserting_Bb_Links.html# Tutorial: http://www.library.drexel.edu/resources/ER/CitingReferences1.html Powerpoints: www.library.drexel.edu/resources/tutorials/UsingRefWorks.ppt www.library.drexel.edu/services/documents/EndNoteJayBhatt.ppt
  • Promoting: in the curriculum
    • Required in Freshman Engineering Design (~700 students)
      •  ENGR101 - individual assignment
      •  ENGR102-ENGR103 - group design projects use it for sharing references
    Source: Jay Bhatt, Drexel Engineering Librarian
  • Promoting: to admin staff
    • Departmental bibliographies input via RefWorks & promoted via RefShare
    • Research assistants deliver work as RefWorks list
  • Promoting: how we sell it
    • Demo database import and bibliography generation for the quick sell.
    • Stability & convenience of SFX links to full text.
    • “Write-n-Cite” integration with MSWord.
    • Shared workspace good for project teams.
  • Promoting: via library tech
  • Support
    • Train all Ref Desk staff on basics .
    • One or two “champions” to cover finer points and get listed for tech support.
    • Offer “brown bag” overview for computing services tech support.
    • Promote excellent RefWorks tutorial & help.
  • Measuring success Total Users = 8,489
  • Measuring success Total Users Total Users = 8,489
  • Measuring success Total Refs = 200,516
  • Measuring success n=5117 (July 2008)
  • Going forward?
    • Zotero “sync preview” - web-hosted option
    • http://www.zotero.org/documentation/sync_preview
    • “ Papers” – http:// mekentosj.com /papers/ (mac)
    • EndNote Web - http:// www.endnoteweb.com /
    • More?
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software
  • Brainstorming!
    • Follow up questions?
    • [email_address]
    • 215-895-2762