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TRY_2008

  1. 1. Rajiv Nariani York University Libraries rajivn@yorku.ca Using New Books Blog at Steacie Library to Understand Academic Community Needs
  2. 2. What are we discussing <ul><li>Steacie Science Library New books blog -- why do we have it? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Create a post - Open WorldCat & New Books Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Where is it promoted? </li></ul><ul><li>What is promoted? </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics on new books blog: Clicks, Words searched, Referrers, Most viewed pages </li></ul><ul><li>Main library page new books titles </li></ul>
  3. 3. A brief introduction <ul><li>Books blog @ Steacie library started in October 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Initial method of posting new books was laborious </li></ul><ul><li>Now we use Open WorldCat </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do we use the blog <ul><li>Subject librarians select books of interest </li></ul><ul><li>One of the full time library staff (Ismat Pasha) creates a document with all relevant information </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Assistant (Ricardo Laskaris) posts it on WordPress blog and assigns additional subject categories </li></ul><ul><li>Steacie New Books Blog </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we post on the blog <ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic databases </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic journals </li></ul>E-Books
  6. 6. Let us create a post! <ul><li>YU Library Home page </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Link to a </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogue record </li></ul><ul><li>Open WorldCat </li></ul><ul><li>OWC Record </li></ul>
  7. 7. Features in Open WorldCat Jacket Cover
  8. 8. Why & how is the blog promoted <ul><li>Graduate students focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>From the Library News Blog & Subject Research Guides </li></ul><ul><li>From the Steacie Library home page </li></ul><ul><li>From Steacie library Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>From CSE blog </li></ul><ul><li>From the Health Science & Mathematics blog </li></ul><ul><li>At Graduate Students Open house/information sessions </li></ul>
  9. 9. On Steacie Lib. Facebook !!
  10. 10. CSE Blog
  11. 11. Promoting New Books Blog
  12. 12. Blog Statistics Graduate Info Sessions In Sep ‘07 Steacie Graduate focus groups Sept ‘06 to March ‘08
  13. 13. Kinesiology & Mathematics Graduate Info Session E-mail sent Sep - Oct ‘07 Graduate Open House @ Steacie library in Oct 2007 Promotion – April 2008
  14. 14. Referrers People clicked links from these pages to get to your blog
  15. 15. From Subject Research Guides Computer Sci. & Engineering Blog Referrers People clicked links from these pages to get to your blog
  16. 16. What did they click on – 90 days result Mathematics & Astrodynamics Library Authentication page - Springer Books Library new titles on main page Structure of physics Spectacular Chemistry expts Library home page Chemoinformatics Terahertz spectroscopy New Infections 21 st century Chemistry – Drug Synthesis Physical fitness Vertebrates Fossil High performance computing
  17. 17. Search Engine Terms – 1 year
  18. 18. Search Engine Terms - 90 days
  19. 19. Most checked out books Mathematics Blog post for May 01-10
  20. 20. New Titles RSS feed on the library home page <ul><li>New Books @ York </li></ul><ul><li>Is the York community aware of it </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the highly accessed titles </li></ul><ul><li>Are these checked out </li></ul>
  21. 21. So what are users looking at <ul><li>Excel Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Majority are DVDs – 3.10 to Yuma, Megacities, Fracture, Blade Runner, The Simpsons Movie, Glory Road, Year One: Life at Glendon College 1967, Year One </li></ul><ul><li>Audio CDs : The Heavy Metal Box, Shut-Up & Sing: Dixie Chicks </li></ul><ul><li>Books : The price of peace: just war in the 21 st century, Political stages : plays that shaped a century </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Road Ahead... <ul><li>Promoting the blog to a wider audience – Undergraduate students, faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment to include permanent links of E-books from all content providers – Reserves books at the library </li></ul><ul><li>Make it available through Student Information Portal </li></ul>Thank You!

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