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An Leabharlann,
An Coláiste Ollscoile,
Baile Átha Cliath 4
The Library,
University College Dublin,
Belfield,
Dublin 4
“The...
Summary
• How UCD Library subject support
on the library website
• How it evolved
• How it changed
• What replaced it
Annotated bibliographies of reference
materials, Web sites, databases, and
journals within a specific discipline
(Reeb & G...
1997
1999
2003
2008
Growth of UCD Subject Portals
1997-2008
1997 1999 2001 2003 2008
2011
New Content Management System
Change to Website support Model
Evaluation of Website Content
The (unexpected) return of Subject portals
Library Restructuring
Information Literacy Model
Subject Specific Guides
Why Subject portals again?
But weren’t the figure low?
Awareness
Visibility
Academic support
Support for Multidisciplinary...
Why Choose Libguides?
Interface
Add, Reuse, Share
Embed
Widgets in Libguides
Libguides in…..
Templates
How did we implement it?
Pilot Programme
Develop templates
Add Content
Promote
Mainstreamed
Our Libguides
Where are we now
42 Subject guides, 9
Research guides
Usage
Feedback
“Useful, pretty
inclusive.”
“it all seemed to be
ther...
Since Then
Intranet
Library spotlight
Health and Wellbeing
Collection
Maybe even…..
Library website
Increasing usage
Conclusion
2003 Introduced Subject portals
2011 abandoned due to low usage stats and work load
concerns
2013 Brought back ...
Thank you
Diarmuid Stokes - Liaison Librarian, UCD
e: Diarmuid.Stokes@ucd.ie t: @dstokes01
Bibliography
‘Portal’ by Carl Jones, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0099009/photos/_belial/1107620460/. Licence at
https://cre...
The Future Depends on What You do Today”: evolving subject support in UCD Library for a sustainable future
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Presentation given by Diarmuid Stokes, College Liaison Librarian at University College Library, at the HSLG Annual Conference, May 14-15, 2015 in Athlone, Ireland.

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The Future Depends on What You do Today”: evolving subject support in UCD Library for a sustainable future

  1. 1. An Leabharlann, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4 The Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 “The future depends on what you do today”: evolving subject support in UCD Library for a sustainable future Diarmuid Stokes HSLG 2015
  2. 2. Summary • How UCD Library subject support on the library website • How it evolved • How it changed • What replaced it
  3. 3. Annotated bibliographies of reference materials, Web sites, databases, and journals within a specific discipline (Reeb & Gibbons, 2004, p. 123) What are subject Portals “They are not designed to serve either the experienced scholar or the reference librarian. They are for beginners who seek instruction in gathering the fundamental literature of a field new to them in every respect”. (Stevens et al., 1973, p. 41)
  4. 4. 1997
  5. 5. 1999
  6. 6. 2003
  7. 7. 2008
  8. 8. Growth of UCD Subject Portals 1997-2008 1997 1999 2001 2003 2008
  9. 9. 2011 New Content Management System Change to Website support Model Evaluation of Website Content
  10. 10. The (unexpected) return of Subject portals Library Restructuring Information Literacy Model Subject Specific Guides
  11. 11. Why Subject portals again? But weren’t the figure low? Awareness Visibility Academic support Support for Multidisciplinary subjects One stop shop
  12. 12. Why Choose Libguides? Interface Add, Reuse, Share Embed Widgets in Libguides Libguides in….. Templates
  13. 13. How did we implement it? Pilot Programme Develop templates Add Content Promote Mainstreamed
  14. 14. Our Libguides
  15. 15. Where are we now 42 Subject guides, 9 Research guides Usage Feedback “Useful, pretty inclusive.” “it all seemed to be there” “covers everything you need” Libguide usage Sept 2014-May 2015 Map Collections at UCD and on the Web 15746 Your Library Information Skills 12284 EndNote 10136 GIS at UCD and on the Web 7779 Welcome New Students 7373 Theses Information 5812 English, Drama & Film 5190 Bibliometrics 4624 Research Data Management 3887 Library Staff Intranet (login required) 3571 Law 3494 Business 3226 Health & Wellbeing Collection 2402 Veterinary Medicine 2222 Agriculture & Food Science 2034 UCD Library Spotlight 1806 Languages, Literatures & Linguistics 1796 Geography 1723 ORCID 1714 Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard 1702 Medicine and Medical Science 1581 Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems 1536 History & Archives 1483 Physiotherapy 1229 Standards and Patents 1203
  16. 16. Since Then Intranet Library spotlight Health and Wellbeing Collection Maybe even….. Library website Increasing usage
  17. 17. Conclusion 2003 Introduced Subject portals 2011 abandoned due to low usage stats and work load concerns 2013 Brought back due to new IL Strategy 2015 Usage Stats still low, But library happy Now we have Subject portals that are sustainable, flexible and Libguides can be used for more than subject portals
  18. 18. Thank you Diarmuid Stokes - Liaison Librarian, UCD e: Diarmuid.Stokes@ucd.ie t: @dstokes01
  19. 19. Bibliography ‘Portal’ by Carl Jones, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0099009/photos/_belial/1107620460/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/. ‘Why?...why not?’ by BuzzFarmers, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0097009/photos/buzzfarmers/7318389106. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/. ‘Choices’ by Steve, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0093009/photos/stevej2000/173207541/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/. ‘Lego Conference’ by Julien GONG Min https://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/2883788275/ Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ ‘Day 056/365 - Here you are’ by Great Beyond https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0093009/photos/tonyjcase/5513268098/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/. ‘Fortune telling machine’ by Lorraine W, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0093009/photos/mrswoman/79526907/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/.# ‘365/365: 12/31/2013. The End!’ by peddhapati, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0095009/photos/peddhapati/11671457605/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/. ‘Question mark in Esbjerg’ by Alexander Henning Drachmann, https://www.flickr.com/x/t/0094009/photos/drachmann/327122302/. Licence at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by- sa/2.0/. Image attribution DALTON, M. & PAN, R. 2014. Snakes or Ladders? Evaluating a LibGuides Pilot at UCD Library. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40, 515-520. REEB, B. & GIBBONS, S. 2004. Students, librarians, and subject guides: Improving a poor rate of return. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 4, 123-130. STEVENS, C. H., CANFIELD, M. P. & GARDNER, J. J. 1973. Library pathfinders: A new possibility for cooperative reference service. College & Research Libraries, 34, 40-46.

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