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SLV Resources - Bethany Leong, 10-10-12

  1. 1. SLV resources online andup closeSLVLearn 2012The future of information10 October 2012
  2. 2. Session outline • Search • Using the SLV catalogue • ergo website • Research guides • Collection items up close P–2
  3. 3. Search• When someone asks us to search for something, what do we do?• Let me Google that for you• Why do we search the way we do?• How can we best explain this process to students, to teach them effective search strategies? P–3
  4. 4. Using the SLV catalogue• Why not just use Google?• Different search outlets for different purposes• What if we wanted to find a map of Melbourne from 1839? P–4
  5. 5. Using the SLV catalogueDoing a catalogue search Different tabs are to search for different item types The search bar is like a search engine on the web. Just type in what you’re looking for and click ‘Search’ P–5
  6. 6. Using the SLV catalogueOnce you have searched for asubject, we recommend that yourestrict your search to onlineresources so you can use themremotely.You can do this from at the topof the search results, or underthe ‘Show only’ heading in theleft column P–6
  7. 7. Using the SLV catalogueYou can view the items byclicking on the ‘View online’link.Some are available to downloadin high-res tiff format P–7
  8. 8. Using the SLV catalogueEach item has a cataloguerecord that contains allbibliographic details,background/description of theitem.Items are often grouped bysubject – these categories arehyperlinked to searches forother items in that subject set,eg. Melbourne (Vic.) Maps P–8
  9. 9. ergoergo website Information on for students on study skills and SLV collection items that are linked to common curriculum areas at VELS level 5 & 6, and also VCE • Learn skills • Explore history • For teachers P–9
  10. 10. ergoThe information on ergo helpsto put the items into context. Allsources used in ergo link to thecatalogue record for that item,eg. A plan of Melbourne PortPhillip (Melbourne city grid) P–10
  11. 11. ergo The Research skills section in ergo helps to explain important steps in the process, particularly locating information and selecting resources. ‘Search’ and ‘Research’ may not mean the same thing for students as it does to us. P–11
  12. 12. Research guides SLV research guides These help to provide advice on how to find commonly asked for items in the SLV collection. Some are for quite niche audiences, but some are good for students as they cover general topics. P–12
  13. 13. Collection items up closeMap: Plan of the town of Melbourne – John Pascoe Fawkner, 1841 P–13
  14. 14. Collection items up closeMap: A plan of Melbourne Port Phillip / from actual survey by J. Williamson; R. Clint Engraver Sydney, c. 1839 P–14
  15. 15. Collection items up closeManuscript: Melbourne Advertiser / John Pascoe Fawkner, 1838 P–15
  16. 16. Collection items up closeBook : John Batman : the founder of Victoria / by James Bonwick, 1868 P–16
  17. 17. Collection items up close• What are the benefits of seeing these items up close?• How important is it that they are digitised?• Do students still value the experience of viewing primary sources first-hand?• Where is the connection, the relevance to their lives? P–17
  18. 18. Contact detailsBethany Leong,Education Programs CoordinatorEmail: (03) 8664 7268SLV website: presentation is also on Slideshare at: free to download a copy and share it with your colleagues P–18