Creating a materials samples collection to support the engineering curriculum 201205

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Olin’s library embraces the college’s philosophy of hands-on, entrepreneurial, design-centered engineering education. One example of mission execution is the development of a realia, or learning objects collection that supports multiple intelligences. Moving beyond these learning objects, library staff built a collection of materials samples that enhanced the engineering curriculum, and specifically design, sustainability and materials science courses. This paper briefly discusses the development of Olin College, the library, and the evolving materials samples collection.

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  • - Site built in the Django framework  Database- and platform- agnostic.- Flexible categorization system allows administrator to customize where materials and subcategories will appear, as well as what categories are featured in tabs on the home page- Custom metadata types can be created for items if they feature non-standard information
  • Purchasing a collection versus building a truly organized and accessible physical and virtual materials samples collection takes time. - A pedagogically useful collection cannot exist in a vacuum. Creating partnerships with faculty members and ties with specific courses is critical to the relevance of a collection.Olin College Library staff have succeeded in collecting samples, have begun processing and organizing them at a deeper level, and now have a plan in place to have the collection become an important part of several courses on campus while having students contribute to much of the collection’s future growth.
  • Creating a materials samples collection to support the engineering curriculum 201205

    1. 1. Creating a Materials Samples Collection To Support the Engineering Curriculum
    2. 2. About Olin2 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    3. 3. About Olin’s Library3 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    4. 4. Early Collection Concept4 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    5. 5. Course Integration Two-way Use with Materials Science Courses in: Design Sustainability5 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    6. 6. The Interim Solution Inventables Material Connexion Ecolect6 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    7. 7. Physical Organization: Lessons from Visits  Display  “Public” Storage  Workroom Storage7 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    8. 8. Materials Science Student Work Faculty interviews Student interviews Collection organizational philosophy Metadata thoughts for the database Challenges8 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    9. 9. Virtual Storage: The Database I9 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    10. 10. Virtual Storage: The Database II• Site built in the Django framework• Runs on Python• Administration panel can be edited and updated without programming knowledge• Flexible categorization system• Ability to create custom metadata types10 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    11. 11. Lessons Learned, Moving Forward Purchasing versus Building A pedagogically useful collection cannot exist in a vacuum. Plans in place…11 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012
    12. 12. THANK YOU Contact: Dee Magnoni E-mail: dianna.magnoni@olin.edu LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/deemagnoni Twitter: @deemagnoni12 Dee Magnoni, Olin College of Engineering 05 June 2012

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