E Lab@EH11(by Alma Wardrope)

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In this presentation, Alma Wardrope, Librarian of Stevenson College Edinburgh, describes the tools and devices that the Library uses to communicate with the college community. (A contribution to ELISA …

In this presentation, Alma Wardrope, Librarian of Stevenson College Edinburgh, describes the tools and devices that the Library uses to communicate with the college community. (A contribution to ELISA Open Forum 2009)

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  • 1. e-lab@EH11 Experimenting with e-technologies in a college learning and teaching environment
  • 2. Stevenson College Edinburgh Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 4DE t. 0131 535 4700 f.0131 535 4666 e.info@stevenson.ac.uk
  • 3. Authentication Home page  Lists library Athens resources Add custom panels  Library news  Library catalogue  Non-Athens resources  Library blog feed  Delicious feeds
  • 4. -books Current situation  E-book provision limited at present  access to some e-books via specific online resources Future  JISC e-books for FE project
  • 5. Library & web 2.0 A variety of web 2.0 applications are in use by library staff including:  Blogs  Social networking sites  Social bookmarks *Image copyright: http://www.wordle.net
  • 6. Library news Blog http://scelibrary.blogspot.com  developed on Blogger  posts  Slideshows  Bookshelf widget  Links  Subscribe button  Sitemeter  As a blog administrator – can follow other blogs.
  • 7. Library induction Photostory (Microsoft)  Digital photos  “Welcome to the library” Clickview  Library “Photostory” added to Clickview.  Clickview software available on college/home computers.
  • 8. Reading Lists Worldcat http://www.worldcat.org  International Week Fiction  Cover images  Citations: Harvard style  RSS feeds
  • 9. Social bookmarks Delicious http://delicious.com Cross college groups  Equality http://delicious.com/sceequality  Further Education Regional Research Network (FERRN) http://delicious.com/ferrnfind
  • 10. Current awareness Access, retrieve, share information  Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com  Facebook http://www.facebook.com  iGoogle http://www.google.com/ig  Twitter http://twitter.com
  • 11. Staff activities Promote well-being and informal learning  Book Group blog http://scebookgroup.blogspot.com  Walking group blog http://scewalks.blogspot.com includes posts, polls, news feeds, slideshows  Social networking book group http://www.shelfari.com SCE Book Circle on Shelfari Just for fun
  • 12. Recycling books Book Crossing http://www.bookcrossing.com Book crossing points  Library  Student refectory  Staff lounge
  • 13. Raising awareness Training sessions held on request for staff or student groups.  online resources  RSS feeds  social bookmarks  social networking