Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future

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A presentation discussing the various tools and websites that librarians can use to create dynamic pathfinders or subject guides that are interactive, visually appealing and easy to update.

A presentation discussing the various tools and websites that librarians can use to create dynamic pathfinders or subject guides that are interactive, visually appealing and easy to update.

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  • 1. Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future Tamara Murray, Westerville Public Library slideshare.net/westervillelibrarydelicious.com/westervillelibrary/DynamicPathfinders
  • 2. Traditional Pathfinders Are Static QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 3. What happens when…A book is weeded?A website goes belly up?A domain name changes?One resource = two topics?New content is added?Patrons want to share?
  • 4. Why Dynamic?Searchable!Prevents duplicating content.Provides multiple access points.Allows for interaction with patrons.Offers content in multiple formats.Becomes more visual.Keeps it current!
  • 5. Social Bookmarking
  • 6. Social Bookmarking
  • 7. Social Presentations
  • 8. Social Presentations
  • 9. Social Videos
  • 10. Social Videos
  • 11. Social Networking
  • 12. Social Networking
  • 13. Next-Generation Catalogs
  • 14. Want to put it all together? books websites presentations Videos articles and tips
  • 15. Websites
  • 16. Blogs
  • 17. Wikis
  • 18. Open Source Software
  • 19. LibGuides
  • 20. LibGuides & Books (RSS & Static) Example: http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/business
  • 21. LibGuides & Websites (Delicious) Example: http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/smallbiz
  • 22. LibGuides & Videos (YouTube) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/emergency
  • 23. LibGuides & Events (Evanced) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/bookclubs
  • 24. LibGuides & Search Widgets (WorldCat) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/genealogy
  • 25. LibGuides & Presentations (Slideshare) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/literature
  • 26. LibGuides & Articles (EBSCOhost) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/endangeredspecies
  • 27. Questions? Contact Me tmurray@westervillelibrary.org linkedin.com/in/ohiotamara