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Be where your users are: libraries in content management systems

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Academic institutions acquire and use content or learning management systems for online teaching and learning. Faculty and students log into their CMS daily to peruse readings, check schedules, turn in assignments, and connect with content. Integrating library resources, both librarian expertise and materials, into the CMS enables users to connect with the library without leaving the ‘classroom’ the CMS provides. This session will cover different approaches to embedding librarians and library content into the CMS using examples with Sakai, and open source content management system. Use of CMS tools for instruction, reference, and communication will be addressed as well as different options for creating or interacting with course sites will be covered.

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Be where your users are: libraries in content management systems

  1. 1. Be where your users are Jezmynne Dene Claremont University Consortium Libraries in Content Management Systems
  2. 2. Embedded: <ul><li>Integrated into the community as a part of the whole </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do we have to embed?
  4. 4. The CMS is an opportunity
  5. 5. Why the CMS? <ul><li>Faculty and students are already using it for courses </li></ul><ul><li>Natural way to organize information in a similar manner to course sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Users then understand what information to expect from the tools used in the site </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Open Source CMS Sakai is in use at over 200 Universities, colleges and schools throughout the world. <ul><li>coursework </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>libraries </li></ul>http://sakaiproject.org
  7. 7. Class Participant
  8. 8. Work with a class in a course site
  9. 9. Create a Project Site
  10. 11. Instruction
  11. 15. Reference
  12. 18. Communication
  13. 22. Brainstorming Buy In <ul><li>Ideas in the google page below </li></ul>http://docs.google.com/View?id=dd7ctzw6_2hnrgg6fh
  14. 23. Jezmynne Dene jez91711 on Gmail Thank you!

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