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  • Creating New Knowledge

    1. 1. Creating new knowledge: libraries at the centre of learning Gwyneth Price Collection Development Services Librarian Institute of Education
    2. 2. Libraries at the centre of London <ul><li>What is happening at: </li></ul><ul><li>The British Library </li></ul><ul><li>Senate House </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute of Education </li></ul><ul><li>The School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) </li></ul><ul><li>And other libraries in London? </li></ul>
    3. 3. The British Library <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The collection includes 150 million items, in most known languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These require over 625 km of shelves, and grow 12km every year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Senate House Library <ul><li> </li></ul>
    5. 5. Institute of Education Library                                                                                                                               
    6. 6. School of Oriental and African Studies Library <ul><li>You may borrow from SOAS on production of your IoE registration card. </li></ul>
    7. 7. 21 st century libraries <ul><li>Libraries continue to </li></ul><ul><li>collect books and journals for research </li></ul><ul><li>and provide spaces where you can study </li></ul><ul><li>and employ librarians who can help </li></ul><ul><li>But there are also </li></ul><ul><li>places to talk; computers & televisions </li></ul><ul><li>lots of self-service </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is happening in the electronic world? <ul><li>E-journals </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><li>Gateways </li></ul><ul><li>Links to external/ free resources </li></ul><ul><li>Online help on web pages and in VLEs </li></ul>
    9. 9. The future needs of libraries <ul><li>Digitisation work at the BL requires storage space of six terabytes per year </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020 40% of the UK research output will be in electronic format only </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries need staff who can manage resources and clients who can make sense of them </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why such an emphasis on information literacy? <ul><li>Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. </li></ul>
    11. 12. The Internet Detective Use this free Internet tutorial to learn to discern the good, the bad and the ugly for your online research . Other tutorials from Intute include The Internet for Education
    12. 13. Does copyright still matter?
    13. 14. What other ethical issues should we be concerned about?
    14. 15. How do you keep track of what you have found? <ul><li>Carefully organised notes </li></ul><ul><li>A database </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose designed software, eg EndNote </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies, eg delicious or Librarything </li></ul>
    15. 16. How to reference your work correctly <ul><li>Referencing styles, eg Harvard or APA </li></ul><ul><li>Journals have their own styles </li></ul><ul><li>Use EndNote and select the correct style </li></ul>
    16. 17. Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 <ul><li>Web 2.0 is about: </li></ul><ul><li>user-generated, web-based content </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>open-source </li></ul>
    17. 19. The Lassie Project <ul><li>The Lassie Project explored how Web 2.0 technologies might enhance the library experience of distance learners </li></ul>
    18. 20. Find out more <ul><li>Find links at: http://delicious.com/ GwynethP / caplitstalk Find these slides at : </li></ul>
    19. 21. What do Librarians do?
    20. 22. Contact details Gwyneth Price g.price@ ioe .ac. uk Enquiries lib.enquiries@ ioe .ac. uk

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