The user, the Technology & the Library (and why to go in between)


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Small seminar about library services supporting research & technology
Reachout to Research : library support services.
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  • For discussion, at the end or tomorrow. What we did, but first ... Theorems, for discussion, why not give away the outcome right away, i might not have enough time at the end..
  • Keyword is proactive
  • Depends on excisting level of innovations, and of IT mindset ...
  • For us certainly! It all seemd to fit into place in the right time
  • ubeing there is not enough, you need to generate traffic, interaction, make google work to keep up...
  • IN my organisation, and i will demo it later on, many arrange external parties to to the work they need done..., website, patient research database, questionairres I'de like to know if this is simular to your organisations? The amount of external corporate cms activity is an indication for the level of user-driven IT-development and support ( or the lack of it)
  • the first 15 days of 2013 I used these tools ...
  • The introduction of the HP IPAQ as standard mobile phone in hospital was a breakthrough. Doctors, specialist can be pretty independent, and IT standards in a large organisation can be pretty restrictive.. Anyone recognizes this? With this phone they were abled to manage things themselves, email became portable, accessible outside, schedule/calendar, and .... The web! Web 2.0 gave users even more control and creativity to make things work their way... This was the time of the so-called "pirate" era The amount of external corporate web activity is an indication for the level of user-driven IT-development and support ( or the lack of it)
  • and they can do almost everything, where they were dependant on IT department, web 2.0, Cloud services. The tools have become more powerful A smartphone can do things you needed special hardware & software for plus a programmer with skills. People feel anything should be possible
  • Because we could, because it was free, web-based, not within reach of ÌT, and we got away with it because it was the time to have change...
  • Feed this feeling of reset mindset , find out what it can do Lending out ipads Simpel, easy and cheap, using existing resources. We do not have a huge team or large budgets available for technical installations or development. The University of Groningen library is doing a lot and we work together on a good level, but this is something we started alone.
  • We included the invite to the loan project inside a library survey about mobile technology Copied the project from a German colleague Oliver Obst, Münster
  • A wiki, to share all info, apps etc
  • Personal: checkout & returning
  • Information & web Other excisting services they notice now too
  • Finds what you want it to do!
  • Besides the wiki, Keeping up
  • Before i will go in on futute issues for libraries regarding apps & byod ... Tablets, mobility, carrying, Next: back to fixed screen with gestures
  • ADVICE !!!! not just license
  • Technology seperates content from format, location and time. But at what point does the information "come in" Where does it come from? Apps are just another new delivery tool for information. That's where libraries should come in, make sure its done the right way, using the resources from the library, To get the information to the user, in a format he chooses, on a location he needs it, the moment he needs it.
  • IT refused to take this on, we just did Thats the reason it is good to sometimes NOT do things the corporate way, ... To get the corporate attention Because where information is involved we, the librarians should come in
  • Aggregator, without telling how! Simpel, easy and cheap, using existing resources. We do not have a huge team or large budgets available for technical installations or development. The University of Groningen library is doing a lot and we work together on a good level, but this is something we started alone. Uni & hospital cms not suitable How does that look? First impressions?
  • The idea of using this construction forromotion of MCG publications came with a request by a friend in Serbia, Belgrade, who had developped a number of RSS Feed Aggregators, 22 in fact on the most important medical topics and specialities, he was hosting them, they generated loads of hits all over the world as they were publishing current news and publications pn these topics constantly, a sort of content curation. His goals was to make this informatn more accessible for mainly the less developed countries to have quality selected resources constantly updating. He hosted those servers, but could not pay it anymore, and asked me to think about taking over, and find some use for it. After implementing some of them, i suddenly saw the opportunity to use it for the promotion of UMCG publications and news, to boost awareness of UMCG research
  • Features, what it does, daily basis, look around About: resources openaccess a focus point as well as Posters and Top25 selection Sharing, facebook, tags, library tools Archives, categories Stats, StatCounter as well as google Analytics Google me button
  • Wp installation one of our servers Feedwordpress, plugins
  • Rss aggregator, doing all the work , getting the feeds in, into seperate postings, with controls
  • Archive
  • Pending, drafts, scheduled
  • 21 feeds imported
  • Google me, feedflare
  • Our repositories get good download figures and good search hits, but ot appears Wordpress is particilarly good serviced by the search engines too. Any reference to UMCG publications outside corporate is extra
  • Stats
  • Stats show what has been looked for, Where from and what rank the result hit was on google
  • 2 more things to explain, librarx proxy bookmarklet & pubmed shared nstitutional myncbi and linkresolver top25 tag which gets me to Performance funding
  • Top 25% isi subject categories
  • Working with performance funding, bonus malus system
  • Disseminating your research output OUTSIDE the organisations, institutional portals is benificial! Linkedin, WordPress, Blogspot get amazingly good indexing by Google and others, you will generate Google Juice..
  • Last addition to this atUMCG is our latest project on Open Access posters via F1000.
  • One of the spin-off effects from our atUMCG project...... The Research Office & Press Office wanted to have their own Twitter account, but with our content! Translation
  • From: NTNU University Library – a Linked Open Data Hub In:
  • The user, the Technology & the Library (and why to go in between)

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    2. 2. All this in 1 hour?• Theorems• The Why?• Linkresolver• Toolbar• Widgets, Add-on, plugins• Personal & Publis Start Pages; Netvibes & RSS• iPads on Loan• atUMCG• Top25%• Open Access Poster Portal• Keeping up to date & Curation l | Rebelmouse• LibGuides• Social Media & Networks• Discovery Tools; WorldCatLocal• Lost & Found• Remote Assistance
    3. 3. Theorem s
    4. 4. 1You can change the way people look at the library by engaging in pro-active projects focussed on information workflow
    5. 5. 2Libraries can play an important role in drivingtechnological innovation in your organisation
    6. 6. 3 Lending out iPads to library patrons is the bestpr & marketing activity for libraries since the invention of "sliced bread"!
    7. 7. 4Web Presence is not enough ... We need ‘Google Juice”! (free after Brian Kelly)
    8. 8. + Extra 1 take- free away!There are more ways of doing things than the corporate way!
    9. 9. Used the first 15 days of 2013...
    10. 10. "Disruptive technology"Mobiel ánd Web 2.0 ánd Wifi
    11. 11. Diversity | Choice Format Platform Time Personalize
    12. 12. User empowerment 0 5 10CreationEditingSharingPublishingEmbeddingSearchingRe-Useetc
    13. 13. ‘discovery happens elsewhere’
    14. 14. Lorcan Dempsey
    15. 15. What is your user’s environment?
    16. 16. New Digital Divide Those who know how to “think” about search vs. those who don’t. Those who know how to validate soft information vs. those who don’t Those who know where to find information in new “hot” channels vs. those who don’t. Those who understand the current culture of informal languages vs. those who don’t. Those who know how to get information to travel to them vs. those who still chase it. Those who have the knowledge and skills to create and re-mix digital media and those who don’t. Those that understand learning is a continual process vs. those that view learning as an achievement. (Those having enough power to their mobile devices vs those who don’t :-)
    17. 17. What is most usedconnection between web & library? Google Linkresolver Off campus access mobile search?
    18. 18. PubMed Outside Tool
    19. 19. Some things we did
    20. 20. Toolbar Widgets MobilePersonal & Public Start Pages
    21. 21. TOOLBAR
    22. 22. NLM SEARCH WIDGET WEBSITE INTRANET iGoogleBLOG NetvibesFACEBOOK MyYahoo VistaMySpace Opera Windows Live Apple Dashboard
    23. 23. Public Start Page
    24. 24. Corporate Web Presence Scan
    25. 25. iPads on loanA project of the CMB, UMCG
    26. 26. • 8 iPads• 500 euro Apps• 2 weeks loan• Easy contract• Direct client contact• Knowledge (medical) apps• Project wiki
    27. 27.
    28. 28. Goals• Learn from user experiences• Change of workflow in clinical, educational, patient-care & research setting?• Expand & share knowledge Apps & mobile devices• Learn what to digitize. Show me whats in your pockets!• Develop vision and policy on:• Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) &• the use of Apps
    29. 29. Do tablets change your daily work?• Workflow• Research• Education• Patient-care• Communication
    30. 30. +3 clear effects 1•Increase personal user contacts•Involved & kept in the loop on relatedinitiatives in the organisation•Huge impact of perception of the library •Positive impact on library staff itself!
    31. 31. +3 keywords 1•Information•Integration•Workflow• Personal
    32. 32. +3 Key Apps 1• Papers• Citrix• SyncML Pro• Proxy Bookmarklet
    33. 33. +"Knowledge center" 1 •Tablet & mobile technology •(Medical) apps •Connect to work • Information & Web
    34. 34. iPads in dissecting room
    35. 35.
    36. 36.
    37. 37. Http://
    38. 38. Do tablets change your daily work?• Workflow: YES• Research: possibly• Education: YES• Patient-care: YES• Communication: YES
    39. 39. Whats next?"Augmented"Gestures & Reality" Speech"
    40. 40. Future implications For libraries
    41. 41. Licensing for apps; simular to onlinejournals buying & distribution
    42. 42. Support & (facilitating) selection formobile devices
    43. 43. Use of mobiledevices ineducation andpatient-care Cutting room UMCG Stanford School of Medicine equipping students with Apples iPad
    44. 44. Development, management,distribution in-house Apps
    45. 45. Integration of (medical) information inmobile apps ánd in the HospitalInformation System
    46. 46. MOBILE (web) Apps
    47. 47. Where does the information "come in"? Apps are ALL about INFORMATIONThats where the Library should comein!
    48. 48. There are more ways of doing things than the corporate way!
    49. 49. atUMCGKeeping you up to date on new UMCG publications!
    50. 50. nl
    51. 51. atUMC G
    52. 52. atUMC G
    53. 53. atUMC G
    54. 54. BLOG+RSSWordpress plugins, Feedflare, Statcount
    55. 55.
    56. 56.
    57. 57. Findability
    58. 58. Top25%TOP25% TOP25%
    59. 59.
    60. 60. for the Top25% Search
    61. 61. Summary• Promotion of scientific output is important, also outside your corporate domains• Its rewarding for the library in various ways to actively contribute & collaborate• Blog & rss maybe old school but used in this way, it can generate "Google Juice" & initiate awareness & constructive discussion in your organisation
    62. 62. PostersOpen Access
    63. 63.
    64. 64.
    65. 65. The Making of ...... Research UMCG TwitterFeedburner, Twitterfeed, Yahoo Pipes, Google Script, Google Translate
    66. 66. Keep Up To Date! & Curation
    67. 67.
    68. 68. RebelMouse
    69. 69. Start Pages; LibGuides
    70. 70. ISI Web of Google Scholar Science Citations Publish orScopus Perish
    71. 71.
    72. 72. New Generation CRIS
    73. 73. “Discovery” ; WorldCatLocal beta
    74. 74. There are more ways of doing things than the corporate way!
    75. 75. Remote Assistance
    76. 76.
    77. 77. Visibility
    78. 78. Findability
    79. 79. Searchability
    80. 80. Accessibility
    81. 81. It is clear that in an age where "interconnected"is the norm, any other approach not only limits your success, it probably excludes it! By Rurik Greenall From: NTNU University Library – a Linked Open Data Hub In:
    82. 82.