Thursday, September 8, 2011

Creating Awareness of EDS on campus

Bonnie suggested promoting the pilot to our campuses and then doing a post awareness campaign survey:
I suggest creating awareness of EDS on the part of librarians, administrators, faculty and students in universities that have the EDS pilot.  This could be accomplished at the university level by contacting faculty senates, student government associations, department heads, etc.  Faculty forums, student forums, library instruction, posters, advertisements in the student newspaper are other venues for creating awareness.  –Bonnie 

We don't have enough time to do a survey our report to the executive committee, but we can do an awareness campaign on campus. Even though there are some problems with the UNO EDS, I'm putting it on the Library's homepage below the catalog search.

What are others doing?

How many R&D committee member libraries have set up the pilot EDS for their students to use?

How many R&D committee members have experimented with EDS

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One-Pager: library website template

One-Pager is a library website template that is purposefully constraining so that your site contains important info and nothing more. This might be good for designing a mobile website.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LibGuides at Dupre Library (ULL)

Posted on behalf of Heather Plaisance at Dupre Library (ULL):

Dupre Library has purchased LibGuides with student donated funds. A few guides have already been added and more will be added in the future.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Digital Teaching and Professional Development

The Center for Digital Education has released a special report on Digital Teaching and Professional Development.

SubjectsPlus - open source subject guides and more

Posted on behalf of Sigrid Kelsey (Electronic Reference Services and Web Development Coordinator at LSU Libraries):

SubjectsPlus is a free and open source tool to help you manage several interrelated parts of your website:
  • Subject or Course Guides
  • A-Z List of Databases
  • FAQs
  • Suggestion Box (aka TalkBack)
  • Staff List
Note: This is not a hosted service.

Sims Library Showcase

Posted on behalf of Lynette Ralph (Assistant Director, Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern Louisiana University):

Sims Library recently hosted its second annual "Sims Library Showcase" sponsored by the Emerging Technology Committee. Sessions included:

  • From Bedbugs to Scabies: Using social media to disseminate consumer health information
  • ILLiad Enhancements
  • Out with the Old, In with the New: GPO Access and FDSys
  • An Oasis in a world of cluttered inboxes
  • A Brief Overview for Beginners
  • Student Technology Fee Showcase: eAudiobooks & Flip Cameras