Fontys Library Portal partner in learning communities Gerard Bierens   Fontys Library webcoordinator December 12, 2006    
Fontys Library  Fact sheet <ul><li>±35.000 students </li></ul><ul><li>16 libraries in 8 cities </li></ul><ul><li>±130 libr...
History 1998 2003 2005 2006
Situation  –  fall of 2004 <ul><li>Problems : </li></ul><ul><li>Library had to deal with tons of digital information  </li...
Idealisme in learning communities <ul><li>Fontys wants more from the library than just ‘ providing access to information ’...
So...our librarians needed to: <ul><li>Know  more about needs of our users (teachers/students/institutions) </li></ul><ul>...
The  Fontys Library Portal <ul><li>The  Fontys Library Portal  needs to be more than just a website ;  </li></ul><ul><li>i...
The basic idea…  <ul><li>Weblog  for news </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki  for background information </li></ul><ul><li>iPort  for ...
 
 
 
Multiple ways of access <ul><li>Content as glue </li></ul><ul><li>Embed library in other platforms </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 ...
1. Content as glue
<ul><li>Search simultaneously in both library weblog & wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Save searches as RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>...
Example 2 Based on the topic of  interest, readers of the library weblog get quick and easy access to relevant databases
<ul><li>New and (often) easy-to-use technology to dynamically mix up library content with other services: </li></ul><ul><l...
 
 
 
Example from our wiki: using Google Maps to locate the nearest Fontys library
3. 24/7 access <ul><li>Worldwide access to library eResources  </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide access to library weblog and wi...
4.Development of tools <ul><li>Fontys Library Toolbar   </li></ul><ul><li>for Internet Explorer and Firefox  </li></ul><ul...
More tools:  Fontys RSS Reader <ul><li>RSS Reader for Fontys Sharepoint Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys Library news autom...
Statistics 2006  Statistics  until december 6 2006 , www.fontysmediatheek.nl Within a year number of visitors trippled!
Plans for coming year(s) <ul><li>Continue development Fontys Library Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated Search & Retri...
<ul><li>Open the library </li></ul><ul><li>Push the library everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with actual and potential ...
<ul><li>The   Fontys Library Portal   now   is a  portal of knowledge  from where we distribute and share our expertise an...
Thank you <ul><li>Gerard Bierens </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys Library webcoordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Email: g.bierens@fontys...
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English (updated) version of my presentation about the new library portal of Fontys University of applied science. First time I did this one was for a delegation from Uzbekistan.

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  • Fontys Library Portal

    1. 1. Fontys Library Portal partner in learning communities Gerard Bierens Fontys Library webcoordinator December 12, 2006    
    2. 2. Fontys Library Fact sheet <ul><li>±35.000 students </li></ul><ul><li>16 libraries in 8 cities </li></ul><ul><li>±130 library staff </li></ul><ul><li>information specialists </li></ul><ul><li>media specialists </li></ul><ul><li>front + backoffice </li></ul><ul><li>±80 eResources </li></ul><ul><li>1 digital library </li></ul>www.fontysmediatheek.nl
    3. 3. History 1998 2003 2005 2006
    4. 4. Situation – fall of 2004 <ul><li>Problems : </li></ul><ul><li>Library had to deal with tons of digital information </li></ul><ul><li>No solid distribution model </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities : </li></ul><ul><li>The library as a learning space </li></ul><ul><li>The library as partner in education </li></ul>
    5. 5. Idealisme in learning communities <ul><li>Fontys wants more from the library than just ‘ providing access to information ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys wants a strong relationship between education and information </li></ul>
    6. 6. So...our librarians needed to: <ul><li>Know more about needs of our users (teachers/students/institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Find more quality information for them </li></ul><ul><li>Share more with learners, educators and others </li></ul><ul><li>Support more users, online and offline </li></ul><ul><li>To do all that, </li></ul><ul><li>the library needed a new [ interactive ] platform </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Fontys Library Portal <ul><li>The Fontys Library Portal needs to be more than just a website ; </li></ul><ul><li>it should be a portal of knowledge where we [ the library ] can share our expertise and offer quality information services. </li></ul>   
    8. 8. The basic idea… <ul><li>Weblog for news </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki for background information </li></ul><ul><li>iPort for electronic resources </li></ul><ul><li>AND … Multiple ways of access! </li></ul>   
    9. 12. Multiple ways of access <ul><li>Content as glue </li></ul><ul><li>Embed library in other platforms </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access </li></ul><ul><li>Development of tools </li></ul>
    10. 13. 1. Content as glue
    11. 14. <ul><li>Search simultaneously in both library weblog & wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Save searches as RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Continue search in library databases or even Google </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in same interface </li></ul>Example 1
    12. 15. Example 2 Based on the topic of interest, readers of the library weblog get quick and easy access to relevant databases
    13. 16. <ul><li>New and (often) easy-to-use technology to dynamically mix up library content with other services: </li></ul><ul><li>RSS-Webparts-iFrames-OAI-SRU-SFX-OpenURL-XML-API’s ... </li></ul>2. Embed library in other platforms
    14. 20. Example from our wiki: using Google Maps to locate the nearest Fontys library
    15. 21. 3. 24/7 access <ul><li>Worldwide access to library eResources </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide access to library weblog and wiki </li></ul><ul><li>( library as knowledgeportal ) </li></ul><ul><li>Access when you need it through RSS ( information comes to the user) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal use (RSS reader like Bloglines.com, Google Reader or Netvibes.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web (website, internal web, eLearning environment) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 22. 4.Development of tools <ul><li>Fontys Library Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>for Internet Explorer and Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>quick access to digital library ( search/news/info ) </li></ul><ul><li>over 350 downloads </li></ul><ul><li>over 26.000 searches! </li></ul>
    17. 23. More tools: Fontys RSS Reader <ul><li>RSS Reader for Fontys Sharepoint Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys Library news automatically included </li></ul>
    18. 24. Statistics 2006 Statistics until december 6 2006 , www.fontysmediatheek.nl Within a year number of visitors trippled!
    19. 25. Plans for coming year(s) <ul><li>Continue development Fontys Library Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federated Search & Retrieve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fontys repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internationalization (English/German) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
    20. 26. <ul><li>Open the library </li></ul><ul><li>Push the library everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with actual and potential user communities </li></ul><ul><li>Get the service to the user, </li></ul><ul><li>not the user to the service </li></ul>Library 2.0 Dr Paul Miller – Technology Evangelist – Talis Library 2.0 white paper at www.talis.com/resources
    21. 27. <ul><li>The Fontys Library Portal now is a portal of knowledge from where we distribute and share our expertise and offer quality information services to our users. </li></ul>December 2006:    
    22. 28. Thank you <ul><li>Gerard Bierens </li></ul><ul><li>Fontys Library webcoordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Email: g.bierens@fontys.nl </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: +31 877 875 895 </li></ul><ul><li>www.fontys.nl/library </li></ul>Questions?

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