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Presentation by Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal (of Stevens Institute) for the METRO library council webinar: Three Tech Tools, One Objective: Improving Library Services.

Presentation by Barbara Arnett and Valerie Forrestal (of Stevens Institute) for the METRO library council webinar: Three Tech Tools, One Objective: Improving Library Services.

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  • Ok, just read your post, and I think your ideas are awesome! Subscribed to your blog so I can keep updated on your project. Very cool.
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  • You're free to use the code! Please just keep our attribution somewhere in there, and we'd love it if you keep us updated on your own project! (Checking out your links now...)

    Also, we'll be making some updates in the near future, and possibly posting some summaries of the analytics we're collecting, so check my blog for more info on that... (vforrestal.com)
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  • you are now my heroes - cf. http://www.edtechpost.ca/wordpress/2010/01/25/annotating-wikipedia/

    I hope it is ok if I 'borrow' your code and combine it with http://jonudell.net/LibraryLookup.html or http://www.worldcat.org/wcpa/do/AffiliateLogin

    Wikipedia is here to stay. Instead of fearing it - augment it!
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Bridging the gap from Wikipedia to scholarly resources: a simple JavaScript search tool Bridging the gap from Wikipedia to scholarly resources: a simple JavaScript search tool Presentation Transcript

  • Bridging the gap from Wikipedia to scholarly resources:a simple JavaScript search tool
    Barbara ArnettWeb Services Librarian
    Valerie ForrestalCommunications & New Media Strategies Librarian
    Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Project History:
    Elsevier 2010 API app challenge (for creative use of the ScienceDirect open content API)
    Firefox add-on so researchers can search ScienceDirect from anywhere on the web, without going through the library’s website/ScienceDirect interface
    Added functionality: auto-populate search box to encourage Wikipedia/Google users to expand their research to library resources
    Issues:
    compatibility with other browsers
    search limited to ScienceDirect content
    aversion to add-ons due to Firefox memory-hogging
    managing code updates
    Solution: Cross-browser compatible JS bookmarklet
    (inspired by bit.ly,etc) + Ebsco Discovery Service
  • Inspiration: Bit.ly bookmarklet
  • Install page
  • Bookmarklet in browser
  • Search prompt
  • Search results
  • JavaScript code
    Code, part 1: javascript that sits in bookmarklet--
    javascript:(function(){document.body.appendChild(document.createElement('script')).src='http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js';})();
  • Code, part 2: javascript that is executed 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() {
    varga = 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)
    {
    varsearchString='http://ezproxy.stevens.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&type=0&cli0=FT1&clv0=Y&bquery='+(Ti);
    window.location.href=searchString;
    }
    }
  • More info:
    Contact:
    Barbara Arnett: barnett@stevens.edu
    Valerie Forrestal: valerie.forrestal@stevens.edu
    Details:
    Presentation available at: http://slidesha.re/LibSearch
    Server-side code available at: http://www.stevens.edu/library/js/search.js