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Derby presentation for aspire open day

  1. 1. Creating Order out of Chaos Lydia Fairfield-Read & Paul Cavanagh
  2. 2. The University of Derby A teaching-orientated university where the quality of teaching really matters National Student Survey Results 2012: •overall satisfaction = 83%, •courses where overall satisfaction with the course is 100% – History and Applied Social Work. •Many courses achieved over 90% satisfaction, including Law and Education. Origins back to 1851 A long history of teaching art and design, education, health, technology and photography In 1992, the only UK higher education college to become a university
  3. 3. BUXTO N DERBY CHESTERFIE LD Wish you were here…?
  4. 4. Student numbers UK Research -114 Overseas Research - 36 Further Education - 3,139 Overseas Collaborations - 2,038 Total: 22,124 students
  5. 5. 2320 Online Reading Lists
  6. 6. Reading Lists Team 1628 (70%) Online Reading Lists linked to Course Resources Academics Subject Librarians The Library Working Group. Copyright Unit. Loans Team
  7. 7. Life before Aspire Paper-based reading lists handed out in class Module handbooks
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  9. 9. Time for a change A reading list can be more than just a sheet of paper It should be an inter-active multi-layered evolving method of information gathering With the development of Aspire support for Talislist would eventually cease Heard Talis was developing a new product We had decide whether to change or stop developing reading lists We felt there was room for improvement Talislist was cumbersome and not always intuitive Lists had to completed by library staff and therefore excluded academics
  10. 10. Why pick Aspire? We anticipate significant benefits to academics, students and increasingly time-poor library staff We wanted a system that was much easier for students to use and could be accessed 24/7 via our VLE We knew some reading lists existed that academics had not shared with the Library, resulting in insufficient stock We knew that having a higher proportion of books on reading lists available in the Library would improving the student experience
  11. 11. Benefits University •Enhance the student learning experience •Promote teaching excellence and engagement (NSS) •Better management of Library resources Students •Easy navigation between course content, VLE and library catalogue •Available on PCs, Tablets and Smartphones •Ability to personalise study notes Academics •Make the creation and management of reading lists easier •Take control of their own teaching resources and share their knowledge •Harvest items for future use and own studies
  12. 12. The Plan Pilot areas Academics to populate their own lists Demonstrate, train and support as required Reading Lists Team created Talislists (‘Legacy Lists’) Roadmap of training and rollout Development of the product
  13. 13. Academic Year 2009-2010 Single login preferred Couldn’t write manuals without the product No ‘Broadminster’ to practice in Talislists continued - by 2009 = 179 Changes in Reading Lists Team
  14. 14. Academic Year 2009-2010 ‘UDo’ launched Some Talislists linked
  15. 15. Styles and ‘Rules’ for Reading Lists
  16. 16. Academic Year 2010-2011 Generic login version available Legacy lists migrated from Talislist to Aspire Started to demonstrate to Subject Librarians Visited Nottingham Trent University
  17. 17. Summer 2011 6th July – Tenancy 7th July – First presentation Started to write guides and training material First list created by an academic Rollout Creative Commons Licence Permissions Time periods
  18. 18. Academic Year 2011-2012 Link Aspire lists to Course Resources Looked at the Review process Began to train academic staff in their offices September – all modules require an online reading list Reading Lists Team – longer hours / extra staff
  19. 19. Academic Year 2011-2012 December - move from 15- to 20-credits Continued training academic and Library staff Held bi-weekly drop-in sessions Re-assessed permissions for academics Added a temp to the Reading Lists Team
  20. 20. First birthday – July 2012 246 linked to Course Resources 1000 lists in Aspire (including new 20 credit lists awaiting codes) Hosted the 2012 Talis Aspire User Group Meeting Workshop at the University conference To rollover or not to rollover?
  21. 21. Academic Year 2012-2013 More controlled and ordered Better understanding of Aspire, Blackboard and users Opportunity to start to clear out lists and modules July - there were 1406 lists linked from Aspire to Course Resources Continuing training and updating manuals Monthly statistics (Google Analytics)
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  23. 23. Academic Year 2012-2013 Working Group formed Consolidated workflow, terminology and procedures How other parts of the Library used Aspire Rollover
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  25. 25. Rollover
  26. 26. Academic Year 2013-2014 October - surpassed the total amount of lists linked in the whole of the previous academic year Created a master list to work from Includes what has and hasn’t been granulised so able to pare down and tidy up Aspire Advised University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) and included their lists Chasing Subject Librarians and Academics for information
  27. 27. Academic Year 2014 onwards Continue to chase ‘missing’ lists Increase academic engagement Digital manual Much more optimistic about the rollover this summer
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  29. 29. Reasons to be cheerful Aspire is much easier for students to use and can be accessed from anywhere, by different media, and linked to modules in Course Resources With more lists being available it is easier to identify the same books on different lists so the monitoring of demand and purchase of multiple copies becomes easier Improvements to student experience have been the most beneficial This has increased our NSS satisfaction scores Improved information for book purchasing giving a higher proportion of books on reading lists available in the library, therefore improving student experience
  30. 30. Strategy for engagement Drop-in sessions Campus visits University conferences Manuals / Digital manual Intranet pages / LibGuides Emails and signatures One-to-ones Small groups Team development events Subject Librarians
  31. 31. Working with Talis Supportive and approachable Talis Support Webinars Evolving product Talis Aspire User Group Knowledge base All Users lists Ideas forums
  32. 32. Top three things that would help others Know exactly the size of the project Structure accordingly Recognise that it takes time for things to run smoothly Stick to your plan Realistic workloads
  33. 33. Any questions?