Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]
<ul><li>Tisch website re-launch – a major step forward </li></ul><ul><li>How we’re leveraging Web 2.0 tools: success and c...
<ul><li>My how you’ve grown (since 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>The Web has changed   </li></ul><ul><li>The User has changed </...
<ul><li>One full year of research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How have other universities met the challenge? </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Provide  direct access  to our resources and content </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness  of resource availabilit...
<ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>JavaScript-enabled content rotation </li></ul><ul><li>RSS syndication </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>for orienting students to the library and to library research </li></ul><ul><li>an annual poetry reading episode <...
 
<ul><li>Challenge: get usage stats on podcasts: </li></ul><ul><li>Web stats from an RSS feed? </li></ul><ul><li>WebTrends?...
<ul><li>Challenge – convert online library instruction tutorials into video podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.co...
<ul><li>Export from Captivate at highest quality </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to AVI format in SWF Converter: </li></ul>Then ...
<ul><li>Challenge: make our content available as RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Blog host of content itself </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>The Spatial Information Manager for the Library </li></ul>
<ul><li>The challenge of managing space </li></ul><ul><li>Library or Labyrinth? </li></ul><ul><li>A perfect model for GIS-...
<ul><li>metadata, metadata, metadata </li></ul><ul><li>L-SIMS :  a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - f...
GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data and personnel to help store, manipulate, analyze, and present informa...
<ul><li>facilitate the analysis and optimization of existing space within the Tisch Library  </li></ul><ul><li>serve as a ...
<ul><li>Brainstorming and forming a team </li></ul><ul><li>Tufts University  Berger Family Technology Transfer Endowment <...
<ul><li>L-SIMS Design and Data Integration </li></ul>
Facilities Floor Plans L-SIMS
<ul><li>Rooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room use <...
<ul><li>QA/QC </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
 
 
 
<ul><li>Call number locator; Retrieve location of book </li></ul><ul><li>Query </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office space < 200 sq...
<ul><li>Buffer fire extinguishers 75 feet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through overlay identify stacks NOT within 75 feet of an e...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>High-quality maps for the Tisch website </li></ul>
<ul><li>GIS Web Application </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]
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Thom will also speak about an exciting new technology project at Tisch: the use of GIS technology to create a spatial information manager for the library. Called ‘L-SIMS’, this new system is a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes.

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Tisch Library 2.0: Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS

  1. 1. Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tisch website re-launch – a major step forward </li></ul><ul><li>How we’re leveraging Web 2.0 tools: success and challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Using GIS to create a spatial information manager for the library </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>My how you’ve grown (since 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>The Web has changed </li></ul><ul><li>The User has changed </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>One full year of research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How have other universities met the challenge? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do we know about our users already? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do our users seek information? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can the library staff tell us? [ 1 ] [ 2 ] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do students think so far? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What more can students tell us? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Provide direct access to our resources and content </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness of resource availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Did You Know / Now@Tisch / Featured Resource on every page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preserve, and even improve readability, accessibility, “printablity”, usability of the site </li></ul><ul><li>Tisch& You begins a drive to personalize the site </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>JavaScript-enabled content rotation </li></ul><ul><li>RSS syndication </li></ul><ul><li>What’s next? LibGuides? ASP.NET/AJAX? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>for orienting students to the library and to library research </li></ul><ul><li>an annual poetry reading episode </li></ul><ul><li>interviews with distinguished Tufts alumni authors </li></ul><ul><li>Video tour of the music library </li></ul><ul><li>panel discussion with four Tufts faculty members on how to write a senior honors thesis </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Challenge: get usage stats on podcasts: </li></ul><ul><li>Web stats from an RSS feed? </li></ul><ul><li>WebTrends? Google Analytics? awstats? </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Challenge – convert online library instruction tutorials into video podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/ipod.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sothink.com/product/swftovideoconverter/ </li></ul><ul><li>Fine, but does it look ok on the iPhone? </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Export from Captivate at highest quality </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to AVI format in SWF Converter: </li></ul>Then use a professional video conversion program like Sorenson Squeeze to convert to MPEG-4 format and reduce to an iPhone/iPod compatible screen size
  11. 12. <ul><li>Challenge: make our content available as RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Blog host of content itself </li></ul><ul><li>JavaScript solutions </li></ul><ul><li>ASP.NET/AJAX </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The Spatial Information Manager for the Library </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>The challenge of managing space </li></ul><ul><li>Library or Labyrinth? </li></ul><ul><li>A perfect model for GIS-based spatial information management </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>metadata, metadata, metadata </li></ul><ul><li>L-SIMS : a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes. </li></ul>
  15. 16. GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data and personnel to help store, manipulate, analyze, and present information that is tied to a spatial location.
  16. 17. <ul><li>facilitate the analysis and optimization of existing space within the Tisch Library </li></ul><ul><li>serve as a real-time high-quality map generator </li></ul><ul><li>provide access to the square footage of any room in the library </li></ul><ul><li>assist reference librarians in their efforts to direct students to resources in the library </li></ul><ul><li>be a searchable query engine showing what software exists on the computers in the library </li></ul><ul><li>a critical component of disaster planning </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Brainstorming and forming a team </li></ul><ul><li>Tufts University Berger Family Technology Transfer Endowment </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Meetings </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>L-SIMS Design and Data Integration </li></ul>
  19. 20. Facilities Floor Plans L-SIMS
  20. 21. <ul><li>Rooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Room use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Square footage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dept. occupant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet space </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doorways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stairwells </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserves, Circulation, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Range number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beg. call number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End call number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelving type </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire alarms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire extinguishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency exits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panic buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LITS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photocopiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>QA/QC </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>Call number locator; Retrieve location of book </li></ul><ul><li>Query </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office space < 200 sq. ft. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff computers that have a DVD player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public computers that have Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Buffer fire extinguishers 75 feet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through overlay identify stacks NOT within 75 feet of an extinguisher </li></ul></ul>
  24. 32. <ul><li>High-quality maps for the Tisch website </li></ul>
  25. 33. <ul><li>GIS Web Application </li></ul>
  26. 35. <ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]

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