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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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    Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future Presentation Transcript

    • Creating Dynamic Pathfinders: Subject Guides of the Future Tamara Murray, Westerville Public Library slideshare.net/westervillelibrarydelicious.com/westervillelibrary/DynamicPathfinders
    • Traditional Pathfinders Are Static QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    • 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?
    • 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!
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Social Presentations
    • Social Presentations
    • Social Videos
    • Social Videos
    • Social Networking
    • Social Networking
    • Next-Generation Catalogs
    • Want to put it all together? books websites presentations Videos articles and tips
    • Websites
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Open Source Software
    • LibGuides
    • LibGuides & Books (RSS & Static) Example: http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/business
    • LibGuides & Websites (Delicious) Example: http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/smallbiz
    • LibGuides & Videos (YouTube) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/emergency
    • LibGuides & Events (Evanced) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/bookclubs
    • LibGuides & Search Widgets (WorldCat) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/genealogy
    • LibGuides & Presentations (Slideshare) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/literature
    • LibGuides & Articles (EBSCOhost) http://explore.westervillelibrary.org/endangeredspecies
    • Questions? Contact Me tmurray@westervillelibrary.org linkedin.com/in/ohiotamara