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Bridging the gap from Wikipedia      to scholarly sources:    oneSearch bookmarklet          BARBARA ARNETT       WEB SERV...
Discovery tool project: Key questions:    How do you prompt students to use scholarly sources for     research?    What...
Solution Solution: Cross-browser compatible bookmarklet  (inspired by bit.ly, etc) + Summon (Serials Solutions  Discovery...
Browser use at Stevens Library website605040                                    Internet Explorer30                       ...
Inspiration: Bit.ly bookmarklet
How students use the Bookmarklet
Install page
Bookmarklet in browser
Search prompt
Search results
Usage Statistics
How libraries can set up a Bookmarklet
Parts of the Bookmarklet: 1 – HTML : display bookmarklet on your webpage     Contains the JavaScript that sits in the bo...
JavaScript code in bookmarklet:                                                      this executes                        ...
Javascript in http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js--{// *****************   Google analytics code BEGIN ***********...
Hasn’t this been done before? Catalog search bookmarklet (Indiana State University)    Added functionality – code on our...
Results Analytics tell us:   Number of clicks   Where clicking from University of Michigan     http://www.lib.umich.e...
Next steps: Have students install bookmarklet in all info lit    classes (laptops are required.)   Place oneSearch butto...
More info:Contact: Barbara Arnett: barnett@stevens.edu Valerie Forrestal: valerie.forrestal@stevens.eduDetails: Instruc...
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  1. 1. Bridging the gap from Wikipedia to scholarly sources: oneSearch bookmarklet BARBARA ARNETT WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN VALERIE FORRESTALCOMMUNICATIONS & NEW MEDIA STRATEGIES LIBRARIAN STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. Discovery tool project: Key questions:  How do you prompt students to use scholarly sources for research?  What if they could search the library’s subscription databases without having to go through the library website?  How do you create a bridge between common student research sources, such as Wikipedia, and the library’s collections?
  3. 3. Solution Solution: Cross-browser compatible bookmarklet (inspired by bit.ly, etc) + Summon (Serials Solutions Discovery Service) Bookmarklet = Bookmark + Applet  small program run from your browser’s favorites menu  Easy to install (drag-and-drop)  OS/browser independent  Only runs when clicked, so it doesn’t slow down your computer like some browser add-ons
  4. 4. Browser use at Stevens Library website605040 Internet Explorer30 Firefox Safari20 Chrome100 2009 2010 2011
  5. 5. Inspiration: Bit.ly bookmarklet
  6. 6. How students use the Bookmarklet
  7. 7. Install page
  8. 8. Bookmarklet in browser
  9. 9. Search prompt
  10. 10. Search results
  11. 11. Usage Statistics
  12. 12. How libraries can set up a Bookmarklet
  13. 13. Parts of the Bookmarklet: 1 – HTML : display bookmarklet on your webpage  Contains the JavaScript that sits in the bookmarklet (in user’s browser) 2 – JavaScript: on your server  sits in search.js, referenced in bookmarklet HTML  Google Analytics tracking + Prompt box for user to edit search terms (uses the Page Title for initial search terms)  Executes search and returns results in federated search or catalog 3 – CSS: make it pretty  Optional (places button image under link)  Can be inline or separate stylesheet
  14. 14. JavaScript code in bookmarklet: this executes JavaScript in a file that resides on our web serverjavascript:(function(){document.body.appendChild(document.createElement (script)).src=http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js;})();
  15. 15. Javascript in http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js--{// ***************** Google analytics code BEGIN *******************// var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push([_setAccount, UA-18930XXX-1]); _gaq.push([_trackPageview]); (function() { var ga = document.createElement(script); ga.type = text/javascript; ga.async = true; ga.src = (https: == document.location.protocol ? https://ssl : http://www) + .google- analytics.com/ga.js; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(script)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();// ***************** Google analytics code END *******************// var Ti=document.title.replace(- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,); void(Ti=prompt(Edit search terms:,Ti)); if(Ti) { var searchString=http://stevens.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?s.q=+(Ti); window.location.href=searchString; }}
  16. 16. Hasn’t this been done before? Catalog search bookmarklet (Indiana State University)  Added functionality – code on our server, no version updates for the user to install  Uses federated search to retrieve all types of information Libx toolbar  Add-ons / extensions can slow down browser, bookmarklet only executes / uses resources when clicked  Can be used in all browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE) Bookmarklet:  Manage code updates easily  No memory hogging
  17. 17. Results Analytics tell us:  Number of clicks  Where clicking from University of Michigan  http://www.lib.umich.edu/mlibrary-labs/articlesplus-quick-search-bookmarklet
  18. 18. Next steps: Have students install bookmarklet in all info lit classes (laptops are required.) Place oneSearch button in library website footer, so it’s easy to find and accessible from any page on our site. Campus-wide announcement (email) in September 2011. After roll-out and promotion, compare Fall 2011 usage stats for key databases vs. Fall 2009/2010. Edit Google Analytics code to track search terms (anonymously.)
  19. 19. More info:Contact: Barbara Arnett: barnett@stevens.edu Valerie Forrestal: valerie.forrestal@stevens.eduDetails: Instructions available at: http://bit.ly/LibTech11 Server-side code: http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js
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