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Let’S Get Digital


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Let’S Get Digital

  1. 1. Let’s Get Digital Ohlone College Flex Workshop January 24, 2008 Resource Discovery and Integrating Electronic Library Resources Kathy Sparling [email_address] 659-6164
  2. 2. Resource Overview <ul><li>Introducing the new library database page! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates to our traditional access portal to resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won’t focus on specific new databases KG and Barbara will do that) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Macro” Tools you may not yet be using </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why you don’t need the library database page! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting students to our resources directly from your course webCT site or other web site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to our library resources from out on the web </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Back in the Day…..
  4. 4. Why Change? <ul><li>Good news! Many new Resources! </li></ul><ul><li>Need for subject-oriented, rather than alphabetic arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s see it… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Integrating Library Resources <ul><li>We love to have you and your students visit the library web site for all your research needs! </li></ul><ul><li>But…sometimes…our resources are underutilized </li></ul><ul><li>Finding ways to bring high quality resources to you and your students wherever you are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One example needs no intervention on your part…Google Scholar (set Scholar preferences off-campus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One example we will work with your to set up: WebCT or other web site. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Even Google Wants to Know Us! Wow!!
  7. 7. Library Search Customized for Your Students Central Search On a Course Web Site Customized to search scholarly, peer-reviewed sources
  8. 8. WebCT Example Central search box customized to search across all History-appropriate sources Links to specific databases Could include links to course reserve listings.. whatever you want!
  9. 9. Exercise <ul><li>Use the new database page to find one good database in your field of study and try a search in it. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the library subscribe to your favorite journal, either in print or in a full text database? Find out ! </li></ul><ul><li>Central search …limit your search to resources in your discipline and try a search. </li></ul><ul><li>Make an appointment to work with Kathy about adding customized library search options to WebCT or your web site! [email_address] </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions? <ul><li>These slides are online at: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(510) 659-6164 </li></ul>