Internetpräsenzen von Bibliotheken müssen zunehmend mit kommerziellen oder frei zugänglichen Informationsangeboten konkurrieren. Um sich von diesen Angeboten abzuheben, müssen nicht nur, wie gehabt, qualitativ hochwertige Informationen bereitgestellt werden - der Zugang zu diesen Informationen muss nutzerfreundlich gestaltet werden und sich an Usability-Standards orientieren, um für den Nutzer attraktiv zu sein. In der Bachelorarbeit wird eine Studie zur Usability der Website der Landesbibliothek Oldenburg durchgeführt. Nach einer Einführung in die Thematik der Usability und der Analyse des IST-Zustandes der Website erfolgt eine Evaluation anhand von vier Methoden. Basierend auf Evaluationen mittels Personas, Heuristiken, Thinking-Aloud-Tests und einer Logfile-Analyse werden Usability-Probleme der Website ermittelt und anschließend Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung der Usability gegeben.
The NDSA Innovation Working Group is pleased to launch the Digital Stewardship Innovation Ideas (DSII) Challenge for 2014! As the challenge title notes, it’s about ideas: big ideas or creative ideas for how we can meet the challenges of digital stewardship. Don’t worry if it’s something you yourself could tackle or not – we want to hear from you so take a few minutes to jot it down and share it.
BibliothekarInnen gehören nach Marketing- und SEO-Experten mit zu den aktivsten Nutzern auf Twitter. Dies hat Twitter nach Auswertung zahlreicher Nutzerprofile erkannt und daher startet das Unternehmen demnächst testweise einen eigenen TwitterLibrary-Channel, um so einen besseren und zielgerichteteren bibliothekarischen Austausch zu ermöglichen.
Many publishing houses don't allow their products to be lent out by digital libraries for fear of piracy. Articles and books by researchers are also affected. Readers are the ones who have to pay the price.
GCU is committed to a blended learning strategy and the library aims to fully support its implementation. Staff use a wide range of self-generated teaching materials to support high quality teaching, including teaching notes, handouts, audio, images, animations, multimedia materials and others. External resources are also available to support student learning. These may include images, audio or video resources, animations and other digital resources.
Open Educational Resources (OERs) are digitised teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released by the copyright owner under an intellectual property licence (such as Creative Commons) that permits their use or re-purposing (re-use, revision, remixing, or redistribution) by others. Staff and students may wish to use OERs to enhance learning and teaching. A licence that permits use of an OER may require the user to re-publish the resource in which it is incorporated as an OER on the same terms. Staff and students may also wish to create and publish resources as OERs.
In this first of an interview series sponsored by SAGE, LJ goes in depth with this year’s Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, delving into just how and why they pulled off the projects that brought them recognition as innovators, change agents, and more. Karen Lauritsen was chosen as one of this year’s Tech Leaders for her work as Communications & Public Programs Coordinator at the Robert E. Kennedy Library of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
This is the first year of the PI and SLA Europe partnership on the Professional Development Award. The award has been set up to assist SLA members in their professional development from and training and presenting point of view. The winner will be provided with the opportunity to host a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2014 on a topic of their choice and will be mentored through the workshop creation process with an experienced SLA member to guarantee they are ready for their big debut.
Welcome to the 2014 LJ Movers & Shakers. The 50 individuals recognized here are passionate about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives—for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants, and toddlers. If there's a common theme among their profiles, it's that as much as the library is a place to go, it is also a place on the go—to wherever patrons or potential patrons are. The Class of 2014 brings the total number of Movers to over 650. It was difficult to select just 50 people to honor from the more than 225 nominations we received. There's not one Mover, however, who hasn't told us that they couldn't succeed without their colleagues, so, in effect, the Movers & Shakers represent hundreds more who work in and for libraries.
Twenty-five years ago Futas and Vidor raised the question of what “constitutes a good collection”. Although more than two decades have passed, creating a collection that effectively meets the needs of its patrons remains a core challenge for any library, academic or public. Since the days of Callimachus and the Alexandrian Library, librarians have often struggled to build collections for not only their contemporaries, but also for those individuals who will explore the collection’s contents in decades or centuries to come.ii Over the years, diligent collection development librarians endeavored to create a balance between the exhaustiveness suggested by the seventeenth century French bibliographer, Gabriel Naudé, who observed that there was not a book “whatsoever, be it never so bad or disparaged, but may in time be sought for by someone,
The portal b2i is a central access point to resources who is interested in the fields of book studies, library and information science. It is aimed at everyone who is interested from the fields of science, study and practice.
The portal provides a central reserach access for users. With one query you can search simultaneously in numerous selected and quality-controlled professional resources. Conceived as a “one-stop shop” b2i enables not only research but also ordering options (via an availability search). The science portal b2i is controlled by the Bavarian State Library and was enabled with the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Several partners, including the Institute for Study of the Book at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, provide further development of the virtual library b2i.
The Commission is launching a network of providers of MOOCs related to web and apps skills. MOOCs are online university courses which enable people to access quality education without having to leave their homes. The new network aims to map the demand for web-related skills across Europe and to promote the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for capacity-building in those fields.
In celebration of Open Education Week (March 10-15, 2014), SPARC brings you this free webcast to showcase how academic and research libraries are leading the way on campus for Open Educational Resources.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that either reside in the public domain or carry a license that permits their free use, sharing and adaptation by all users. From textbooks to course materials, videos to software, journals to digital collections, the creation and sharing of open materials can reduce the cost of textbooks, expand access to knowledge, and support student success.
This webcast will feature three librarians who have been leading OER projects on their campuses. Each will provide an overview of the project, discuss the impact achieved for students, and provide practical tips and advice for other campuses exploring OER initiatives.
The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has emerged in the past few years as the poster child of the online higher education revolution. Lauded and derided, MOOCs (depending on who you ask) represent the democratization of education on a global scale, an overblown trend, or the beginning of the end of the traditional academic institution. MOOCs have gained so much critical traction because they have succeeded in unmooring educational exchanges and setting them adrift in the sea of the internet. Although the MOOC is a new and evolving platform, it has already upended facets of education in which librarians are heavily invested including intellectual property, digital preservation, and information delivery and curricular support models. Consequently, to examine the MOOC as a microcosm is also to explore how the scope of academic librarianship is changing and will continue to change. Librarians and information professionals—who serve as bibliographers, purchasing managers, access advocates, copyright and preservation experts, and digital pioneers on many campuses—are uniquely situated to mediate this disruption and to use this opportunity to develop strategies for navigating an environment in flux.
Google is developing a new open source educational tool to make learning on the internet more hands-on. The project is called Oppia and it aims to make it easier for anyone to create interactive learning activities.
Oppia’s activities are called “explorations”, which anyone can create for others to learn from. The explorations use a virtual mentor who asks questions and based on the users answers, determines whether to revise, delve deeper, or move on to something new. It also gives feedback depending on the learner’s behavior. Try it out yourself on the Oppia website.
Anyone can create the explorations online, no programming required. Multiple collaborators can work together on one activity. The data from learners can then be used to improve and refine the answer and learning paths.
All of the explorations and the software itself are openly licensed, so they are free to copy, modify and re-use. Oppia is built by a small group of volunteers. They welcome suggestions on their issue tracker and developers discussion group, and they are also looking for new contributors to the project.
Der Fachbereich Informationswissenschaften der Fachhochschule Potsdam bietet seit 1999 und 2006 wissenschaftliche Weiterbildungen in den Bereichen Archiv und Bibliotheksmanagement an. Die Fernweiterbildung erfolgt berufsbegleitend und zeichnet sich durch hohe E-Learning-Anteile, dem Prinzip des Blended Learning, aus.
Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer schließen mit Zertifikaten ab, die zur späteren Erlangung des wissenschaftlichen Grades Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) an der FH Potsdam als Voraussetzung gelten.
Hervorzuheben ist die interdisziplinäre, informationswissenschaftliche Ausbildung, in der neben fachspezifischen Lehrinhalten umfassend und fächerübergreifend zu Themenschwerpunkten aus den Bereichen Archiv, Bibliothek und Information und Dokumentation gelehrt wird.
Ab sofort gewährt das Team der Fernweiterbildung in einem Blog regelmäßig Einblicke hinter die Kulissen seiner Arbeit und berichtet unter anderem über Projekte und Abschlussarbeiten sowie über Teilnahmen an Fachtagungen. Gastbeiträge von Dozierenden, Teilnehmenden und interessierten LeserInnen sind ebenfalls vorgesehen und erwünscht.