Libraries Without Walls 7 presentation

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  • Libraries Without Walls 7 presentation

    1. 1. The rise of recommendation and review: A place in online library environments? Libraries Without Walls – LWW7 14 - 18 September 2007 Delphinia Hotel, Molyvos, Aegean Island of Lesvos, Greece Kara Jones Kate Robinson Research Publications Librarian Head of Reader Services Library & Learning Centre University of Bath, UK.
    2. 3. Review and Recommendation <ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Community focused </li></ul><ul><li>Social technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar processes </li></ul>
    3. 4. Library Catalogue <ul><li>Authoritative </li></ul><ul><li>No risk </li></ul><ul><li>Quality controlled/assured </li></ul><ul><li>Stand-alone/static </li></ul><ul><li>Top-down </li></ul>
    4. 5. Bringing the two together <ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><li>reviews </li></ul><ul><li>recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>comments </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>the library catalogue? </li></ul>
    5. 6. Academic perspective? <ul><li>How can an undergraduate possibly constructively comment on MY reading list? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Librarian perspective? <ul><li>What is the future for the library catalogue if we don't do this? </li></ul>
    7. 8. Library user perspective? <ul><li>How are you going to encourage me to add my reviews? </li></ul>
    8. 9. What have we done at Bath? <ul><li>Experimented on a ‘safe’ collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Around the World in 80+ Books’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended by international students and staff as a ‘taster’ of their home countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeded conversation by encouraging international students to visit the collection site </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Moderated reviews <ul><li>Attached a wiki space page to each catalogue record to record comments </li></ul><ul><li>Login to comment, moderation in place </li></ul><ul><li>Ratings function to be added </li></ul><ul><li>Use this ‘safe’ environment as a small scale pilot project </li></ul><ul><li>See what happens! </li></ul>
    10. 11. Questions? <ul><li>Kate Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>Head of Reader Services </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><li>University of Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Em: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Kara Jones </li></ul><ul><li>Research Publications Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><li>University of Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Em: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>15 September 2007 </li></ul>

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