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Emerging technologies in health libraries 2014

  1. 1. Emerging technologies in health libraries: an overview For the Saskatchewan Health Libraries Association (SHLA) Dean Giustini, UBC biomedical librarian| dean.giustini@ubc.ca |May 2014
  2. 2. Objectives – To provide an overview of emerging [information] technologies in health libraries, using different examples to highlight tools & how they are used by health librarians in Canada & the US – To show you a range of emerging technologies /highlight trends and //open discussion about using these tools to deliver new library services
  3. 3. CONTENT • Topics today may include: – using emerging technologies to enhance services in libraries (and to keep learning) – Productivity tools, notetaking & reading tools; tools used to manage research papers (“there’s an app for that”) – open source software (OSS) or tools such as blogs, wikis and content management AND new, creative ways to incorporate mobile technologies into our library services – self-service technology (e.g., tablets preloaded with apps, course materials, lectures, tutorials, interactive games) – bring your own device (BYOD); makerspaces, 3-D printing
  4. 4. WHAT DO YOU USE? • Do you use any innovative technologies in your library that you would like to tell your colleagues about? • What are your favourite information technologies? • Social media tools?
  5. 5. SOURCE Cassidy ED. Higher education and emerging technologies: shifting trends in student usage. J Acad Librarianship 40.2 (2014): 124-133.
  6. 6. VALUE OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES • Patient care • Innovative library services • Productivity, efficiency • New skills …an emerging technology librarian is defined as an information professional whose “main role is to explore, evaluate, promote, and implement various emerging technologies”. The ETL works to identify, test and assess new and emerging technologies and report back to colleagues and their users. Dale Storie, University of Alberta, JW Scott Health Sciences Library (Expertise in mobile devices)
  7. 7. VALUE OF BUILDING CAPACITY My international Advisory of Experts • Dean Giustini, UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian – 2014, Vancouver Canada • Ana Patricia Ayala, Instruction and Faculty Liaison Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto Libraries (CANADA) • Laurie Blanchard, Hospital Librarian, Misericordia Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba (CANADA) • Allan Cho, Program Services Librarian, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (CANADA) • Natalie Clairoux, Biomedical Librarian, Health Library, Université de Montréal (CANADA) • Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) (United States) • Robin Featherstone, Research Librarian, ARCHE (Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence), Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta (CANADA) • Marta Millaret, Medical Librarian, Catalan Agency for Health Information, Barcelona (SPAIN) • Dale Storie, Public Services Librarian, John W. Scott Library, University of Alberta (CANADA) • Guus van den Brekel, Coordinator of Electronic Services, Central Medical Library, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) (NETHERLANDS) http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/HLWIKI_International_Advisory
  8. 8. CHALLENGES • So many apps, tools & technologies • How can we better share our skills & knowledge? • Librarians can hold workshops / sessions – Boule M. Mob rule learning: camps, unconferences and trashing the talking head. Cyber Age Books, 2011. IFLA Marketing Award 2nd Prize RQHR Caitlin Carter, Stephanie Sanger, Client Services Librarians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSu9FvdX2CA Caitlin Carter helping a patron
  9. 9. TEACHING & TECHNOLOGY • Teaching with technology (SECTIONS) http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Teaching_with_technology • Trends: online & flipped learning (and blended) learning • More interactive teaching & sharing of information • M-learning or mobile learning ‘on the go’  Co-streaming classes: a follow-up study in improving the user experience to better reach users. Med Ref Serv Q. 2011;30(4):349-56.
  10. 10. CREATING ONLINE TUTORIALS • Screencasting • where on-screen computer activities are recorded for later viewing • i.e., How to search Medline or search the library catalogue • Most popular tools are Adobe Captivate and Camtasia • Newer screencasting technology • Articulate Storyline e-learning with powerful authoring tools • Jing & Screenr (free tools)
  11. 11. PRODUCTIVITY APPS • New apps make it easier to work on the go • Cloud-based storage tools • Box • Dropbox • Google Drive • Microsoft’s OneDrive • Evernote (note-taking) • Reference managers: Zotero, Mendeley, • Article readers: QxMD www.readbyqxmd.com ReadCube http://www.readcube.com/libraries • Data management • Sync.com https://www.sync.com/
  12. 12. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE • Open source options for libraries http://pubs.chla- absc.ca/doi/full/10.5596/c11-057 (blogs, wikis, content management systems, etc.) • Vendors control products & we “buy in” to usage model • But switching to OSS, for some, means more “freedom” & control – SubjectsPlus - http://www.subjectsplus.com/ – Guide on the Side – DocFetcher (the open source desktop search tool)
  13. 13. USING MOBILES IN LIBRARIES • Use of mobiles popular in clinical settings in Canada • Students & clinicians obtain information on the go, anywhere • Apple’s iPhone & iPad are very popular with medical students & also health professionals & librarians • Apple now has a major presence in medicine • Tablet computers are educational tools – literature mentions circulating tablets, e-readers & phones
  14. 14. SELF-SERVICE TECH IN LIBRARIES • New technologies changing library services • Reference services & collections • Ebooks, circulating materials • Teaching • 3D printers create physical objects from digital files • Print bone, skin, complete organs • Potential to radically change medicine • Create medical objects i.e., biological tissue, blood vessels • Artificial organs & novel cyborg parts • Falling costs make 3D printers inexpensive technology • Medical librarians should be familiar with it, wide-reaching impact
  15. 15. CURRENT AWARENESS • ALA Connect Emerging Technologies http://connect.ala.org/ • ALA TechSource http://alatechsource.org/ • Almetrics Top 100 in 2013 http://www.altmetric.com/top100?utm_source=altmetricblog&utm_medium=online&utm_campaign=top%2 0100%20altmetric%20blog%20%E2%80%93%20not%20sure%20about%20fine- tuned%20search%20capabilities%20to%20discover%20area-specific%20articles • CLA Emerging Technologies Working Group http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Emerging_Technologies • Pat Anderson, Emerging Technologies Librarian http://etechlib.wordpress.com/ • Guus van den Brekel, Medical Information Specialist at the University Medical Center Groningen http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Guus_van_den_Brekel
  16. 16. Guus van den Brekel: • …The University of Groningen is starting a new medical curriculum called G2020 based on learning communities…the library is seen as a central digital "bookshelf" ... And plans to use Flipboard to support themed learning periods (every 3 weeks a new topic). ..” • Do you know of medical education programmes' that use approach? http://www.rug.nl/umcg/education/medicine/g2020-concept/
  17. 17. CURRENT AWARENESS • iMedicalApps.com http://www.imedicalapps.com/ • Internet Librarian http://www.infotoday.com/il2013 • JCHLA/ABSC Product Reviews Column • NMC Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2014-nmc-horizon- report-he-EN.pdf • Quantified Self http://quantifiedself.com/ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantified_Self • Ted Talks: Ideas Worth Spreading http://www.ted.com • Top 100 Tools for Learning http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/ See Appendix B – WEB-BASED PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS 2014