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Library & Sakai 3 Integration Project Update


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Ten diverse institutions have come together to design solutions that make library services and resources easier to access and more useful from within Sakai 3. This presentation will share the designs we have arrived at so far, the user-centered design process used, including a multi-institutional user research study, and discuss next steps and how to move forward with development.

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Library & Sakai 3 Integration Project Update

  1. 1. 11th Sakai Conference - June 15-17, 2010<br />Library & Sakai 3 Integration Project Update<br />Jon DunnAssociate Director for Technology, Indiana University Digital Library Program<br />Gaurav Bhatnagar Interaction Designer, University of Michigan Library<br />15 June 2010<br />
  2. 2. Where did we start?<br />Sakaibrary Project / Citations HelperSakai 2.x featuresSearch Library ResourcesGoogle ScholarCitation Lists<br />Library – Sakai 3 Integration Project<br />Multi-institution<br />
  3. 3. Where did we start?<br />Books<br />Audio & Video<br />Website/Catalog<br />Music<br />Journal<br />Articles<br />Images<br />Librarians<br />Research Guides<br />Inter-<br />Library-<br />Loan<br />More…<br />The library offers so much.<br />
  4. 4. Where did we start?<br />Books<br />Audio & Video<br />Website/Catalog<br />Music<br />Journal<br />Articles<br />Images<br />Sakai 2.x Citations Helper<br />Librarians<br />Research Guides<br />Inter-<br />Library-<br />Loan<br />More…<br />The library offers so much.<br />
  5. 5. Where did we start?<br />Google<br />Wikipedia<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Google<br />Scholar<br />YouTube<br />iPhone<br />Twitter<br />Flickr<br />More…<br />The academic community’s expectations are changing.<br />
  6. 6. Where did we start? Overarching Goal<br />Library<br />“Web 2.0”<br />Friends<br />Feeds<br />Tags<br />Mobile<br />…<br />Books<br />Articles<br />Librarians<br />Services<br />…<br />Sakai 3<br />Sakai3 =<br />opportunity to make library resources more useful by using modern web features<br />
  7. 7. How to best take advantage of such a new system?<br />Understand the users<br />
  8. 8. How to best take advantage of such a new system?<br />Why and how do instructors use scholarly resources while preparing and conducting their courses?<br />Understand the users<br />
  9. 9. What did we learn?“Scholarly” Resources<br />My Course Syllabus<br />Journal Articles<br />Images<br />Books<br />Online news<br />Online videos<br />Scholarly & non-scholarly resources are mixed<br />
  10. 10. What did we learn? Goals & Motivations<br />Instructors want to see student growth<br />
  11. 11. What did we learn? Interactions<br />With Others<br />With Library<br />Co-teaching<br />Working with TAs<br />Getting & sharing ideas and content with colleagues<br />Consulting with librarians<br />Research guides<br />Library training sessions<br />Custom instruction tools<br />Missed connections<br />Missed connections<br />
  12. 12. What did we learn? Activities & Workflow<br />Content for Readings, Assignments, Lectures<br />Start with a known resource<br />Selection criteria:<br />current<br />engaging<br />applicable<br />debatable<br />accessible for the audience<br />Various systems:<br />citation management<br />bookmarks<br />Word docs<br />personal files<br />Various systems:<br />Sakai Resources<br />Sakai Announcements<br />email<br />lecture<br />
  13. 13. What did we learn?Problems & Frustrations<br />Content for Readings, Assignments, Lectures<br />Full-text<br />Content reuse<br />Content discovery<br />Poor integration<br />Unnecessary steps<br />Poor integration<br />Unnecessary steps<br />Copyright<br />Permissions<br />
  14. 14. What have we come up with so far? Problem & Vision<br />Vision<br />Problem<br />Streamline and integrate resource management from anywhere on the web<br />Connect scholars to one another & to relevant resources and services<br />Monitor copyright and provide alternatives<br />Too many different information sources<br />Instructor workflows are so varied<br />Missed collaboration and learning opportunities<br />Copyright concerns<br />
  15. 15. What have we come up with so far? Design Overview<br />Syllabus<br />Discussion<br />Assignment<br />In Sakai<br />Sakai 3 Content Manager<br />Journal article<br />Video<br />News story<br />ISI Web of Knowledge<br />CNN<br />YouTube<br />Bookmarklet<br />On the web<br />Bookmarklet<br />Bookmarklet<br />Sakai 3 Content Management Framework, featuring Bookmarklet<br />
  16. 16. What have we come up with so far? Content Authoring Lo-fi Prototype<br />Instructor creates a new syllabus for a course<br />Ability to let Sakai auto-fill context-specific information<br />1<br />1<br />2<br />Ability to embed content from the Content Manager<br />2<br />
  17. 17. What have we come up with so far?Content Management Lo-fi Prototype<br />First time use of the Content Manager<br />Ability to quickly see how the Content Manager serves me<br />1<br />1<br />Ability to synch with common resource management software (Zotero, EndNote, browser bookmarks)<br />2<br />2<br />3<br />Ability to set up the Content Manager browser bookmarklet<br />3<br />
  18. 18. What have we come up with so far? Content Management Lo-fi Prototype<br />Content Manager after importing some content<br />Ability to quickly see recently changed and recommended content<br />1<br />1<br />2<br />Content item<br />Full-text note,<br />Auto course tags,<br />Free-form tags,<br />Feedback<br />2<br />3<br />Folder structure,<br />Shared folders,<br />“Watch” folders<br />3<br />4<br />Tag structure,<br />Auto course tags,<br />Free-form tags<br />4<br />
  19. 19. What have we come up with so far? Content Item Lo-fi Prototype<br />Checking out an individual content item<br />Ability to see full resource details & availability options<br />1<br />2<br />1<br />Ability to Add into current document and Share (with others or into other content)<br />2<br />4<br />3<br />Ability to see all the contexts in which this resource has been used – can include colleague contexts<br />3<br />5<br />Ability to see related content<br />4<br />Ability to see feedback on this<br />5<br />
  20. 20. What have we come up with so far? Bookmarklet Lo-fi Prototype<br />Browser bookmarklet accessed from any web page<br />1<br /><any web content><br />Ability to import resources from anywhere at the push of a browser button<br />1<br />2<br />Ability to have my web content type auto- detected<br />2<br />3<br />Ability to tag and share into Sakai (leads to a dialog to organize)<br />3<br />
  21. 21. What have we come up with so far?Summary<br />Users have the ability to:<br />Add diverse resources to Sakai from anywhere on the web<br />Embed “live” (clickable citation, playable video, etc.) resources into Sakai content<br />Search, browse and manage all their content in one place<br />Discover new content through colleagues and context-specific recommendations<br />Evaluate content based on community feedback<br />Determine the availability of library services for a given resource<br />
  22. 22. What have we come up with so far? What do you think?<br />Syllabus<br />Discussion<br />Assignment<br />In Sakai<br />Sakai 3 Content Manager<br />Journal article<br />Video<br />News story<br />ISI Web of Knowledge<br />CNN<br />YouTube<br />Bookmarklet<br />On the web<br />Bookmarklet<br />Bookmarklet<br />What about this design makes sense to you?What does not?<br />Could you see instructors on your campus using something like this?Why? How?<br />
  23. 23. How did we get here? Goal-Directed Design<br />Many<br />Thanks!<br />Stakeholder Interviews<br />about 1 month<br />User Interviews & Observation<br />about 7 months<br />HEC Montréal<br />Indiana University<br />Johns Hopkins University<br />Mount Holyoke College<br />Naval Postgraduate School<br />Rice University<br />Stanford University<br />Tufts University<br />The Center for Hellenic Studies @ Harvard<br />Universidad Nacional De Rosario<br />University of California, Berkeley<br />University of Michigan<br />Yale University<br />Personas<br />Workflow<br />about 1 month<br />Context Scenarios<br />Lo-fi prototypes<br />about 1 month<br />
  24. 24. How did we get here? Research<br />User Interviews<br />Stakeholder Interviews<br />25 Interviews<br />Instructors across 10 inst.<br />Scholarly resource use in preparing & conducting courses<br />Mental models, goals, activities, workflows, interactions, problems & frustrations<br />8 Interviews<br />Librarians, Heads, Library Technologists<br />Users, needs, organizational drivers, technical opportunities, budget & schedule<br />
  25. 25. How did we get here? Modeling<br />Workflows<br />Personas<br />Finding, Managing, Sharing, Breakdowns<br />Juanita Colás<br />Vijay Ramakrishnan<br />Cynthia Altstetter<br />Ronald Moore<br />
  26. 26. How did we get here?Framework Design<br />Lo-fi prototypes<br />Context Scenarios<br />Fast & cheap<br />Raise questions<br />Something user can react to<br />Beginning of design in context<br />Articulating persona goals, needs & behaviors<br />Opportunity to imagine out-of-the-box ideas<br />
  27. 27. Where are we headed? <br />Continued design, user feedback, developing, testing<br />Coordinating with related efforts: Cambridge, NYU, Stanford, Berkeley, others<br />Explore where this work fits into overall Sakai 3 design and development<br />
  28. 28. Ways to get involved<br />Related Conference Talks<br /><ul><li>Wed 10:00-11:00 Overview of the Academic-Led Development Process for Sakai 3 at NYU
  29. 29. Wed 12:25-1:25 Rethinking Learning Activities: Taking action on user research
  30. 30. Wed 1:30-3:05  Rethinking Learning Activities: Practicing Research-Based Design
  31. 31. Thu 1:00-2:30 Teaching and Learning Design Lenses for Sakai 3
  32. 32. Thu 1:00-2:30 Audio and Video Content for Teaching and Learning: Discussion
  33. 33. Thu 1:35-2:25 What Am I Doing Here and Who Are All These People?</li></ul>Library & Sakai 3 Integration<br /><ul><li>Next virtual meeting: Thursday, June 24 11:30 AM – 1 PM EDT, Sakai001 bridge
  34. 34. Confluence Project Home: (or just Google “sakai library integration”)
  35. 35. The project welcomes collaborators to provide feedback on designs, conduct user testing at their campus and contribute in other ways.
  36. 36. Questions? Email:
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  38. 38.</li></li></ul><li>Credits<br />Slides 5 & 6 – image CC by-nc-sa by kunchiaat Flickr<br /><br />Slide 7 – images for non-commercial use from Google’s LIFE Photo Archive<br /><br />Slide 8 – image CC by-nc-sa by 1yen at Flickr<br /><br />Thanks again to all our collaborators!<br />