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Getting the Most Out of GALILEO. Tools and Tips for Your Library Website. Lauren Fancher and Katie Gohn GALILEO Online Training 2009.  Libraries are hurting: Budgets are tight and getting tighter Impacts on services, collections, staff Increase in demand for services .

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getting the most out of galileo

Getting the Most Out of GALILEO

Tools and Tips for Your Library Website

Lauren Fancher and Katie Gohn

GALILEO Online Training 2009

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 Libraries are hurting:

    • Budgets are tight and getting tighter
    • Impacts on services, collections, staff
    • Increase in demand for services
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GALILEO can help...

  • GALILEO Helps Libraries
    • Fill in collection gaps with books, magazines, and more
    • Reduce duplicate subscriptions
    • Take advantage of reference resources, including current encyclopedias, medical reference books, and literary criticism
    • Extend the library hours through 24 X 7 online access
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GALILEO helps you help patrons

    • Find resources on careers, effective job searching, home business, and resume writing
    • Explore occupation and education paths
    • Save money on magazine and database subscriptions

Photos by Daniel P. Creighton/ The Mercury

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Promote the $aving$:

GALILEO helps your patrons save money on subscriptions

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Make the most of what you have!

  • 27% of public library websites in Georgia feature a reader’s advisory page.  Half of these feature GALILEO or links to Novelist or Novelist K-8, the great reader’s advisory tools provided via GALILEO.
  • 56% of public library websites have a genealogy page, but only 31% feature GALILEO or links to Ancestry and Heritage Quest, the essential genealogy resources provided via GALILEO.
  • 48% of the University System of Georgia libraries have a link to a journals A-Z listing, but only 10% of those link to the service in GALILEO.
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GALILEO Local Resource Integration

A.K.A--GLRI

  • Through GLRI you can:
    • Add and manage local resources (databases, catalogs, websites, etc…) within GALILEO. For K-12 Public Schools, resource must be purchased at the system level.
    • Get and utilize GALILEO Express Links for local resources
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Link Directly to Databases

use GALILEO Express Links

  • What is a GALILEO Express Link?
    • Persistent URL to GALILEO or GLRI resource
    • Add to online and print resources
    • Authentication handled by GALILEO
    • Authorization controlled by GALILEO or You (if GLRI)
  • Where can I locate an Express Link?
    • Right click on any database name in list.
    • Databases A-Z> Express Links (in left navigation bar)
  • More information--FAQ
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Link Directly to Pages in GALILEO

    • All GALILEO URLS are durable
    • URLs can be captured and placed within print/online resources
    • URLs are institution-specific.
      • Home users must authenticate if they select a link or service (search) that requires log in.
  • Example:
    • http://www.galileo.usg.edu/high-school/k12-demo/subjects/diseases/articles-databases/

User View

Institution

Main

Tab

Subject Category

Subject Category Tab

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Link Directly to Pages in GALILEO

  • You may want to think about linking to:
    • Journals/Magazines A-Z page
      • Example: Jefferson County Library Magazines A-Z
    • “Search” page
      • Example: Cobb County Schools High School Search
    • Databases A-Z page
      • Example: Gordon College Databases A-Z
    • Specific Subject Category
      • Example: Consumer Health Databases AFPL
    • Specific “Type” like dictionaries or encyclopedias
      • Example: Teen Encyclopedias Worth County Schools
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Create a Persistent Link to a Journal

1.

Click on Journals/Magazines A-Z

2.

Browse for

Or

Search for

journal/magazine

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Create a Persistent Link to a Journal

3.

Click on link to journal/magazine

in result list

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Create a Persistent Link to a Journal

4.

Click on “Save Persistent URL or Citation” link from the Find It @ GALILEO menu

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Create a Persistent Link to a Journal

5.

Copy and Paste URL into print or online resources.

Note: URL may be too long for some resources. Shorten URL by going to:

http://tiny.cc

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Create a Persistent Link to an Article

1.

Search for full-text article in GALILEO database (EBSCO or ProQuest will work best).

2.

Copy down citation information: Journal/Magazine Title, Title, Author, Volume, Issue, Date, Page Number, ISSN (if available)

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Create a Persistent Link to an Article

3.

Click on Journals/Magazines A-Z

4.

Click Find Cited Article

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Create a Persistent Link to an Article

5.

Click on “Save Persistent URL or Citation” link from the Find It @ GALILEO menu

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Create a Persistent Link to an Article

6.

Copy and Paste URL into print or online resources.

Note: URL may be too long for some resources. Shorten URL by going to:

http://tiny.cc

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Other Helpful Features and Tools

  • GALILEO Toolbar
    • Firefox and Internet Explorer plug in
    • Search popular GALILEO resources
    • Directly access popular GALILEO resources
    • Customizable by institution
  • GALILEO Video Tutorials
    • Short video tutorials on a variety of topics.
    • Link to them
    • Embed them
    • Example: What Can I do in GALILEO?
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Pertinent Information About GALILEO to Post

  • What is GALILEO—What does GALILEO provide access to?
    • Specific information for parents
    • Specific information for teachers
  • Get GALILEO Password!
    • Provide information on how to get the current GALILEO password
    • If you offer a way for user’s to login with a library card or student id, provide a way to access the current GALILEO password from a secure page.
  • Login to GALILEO via PINES
    • For PINES libraries, provide information on how to login to GALILEO after logging into PINES with PINES id/pw.
  • Login to GALILEO via GeoLocation
    • Provide link to information on logging in via GeoLocation.
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Finally—Trusted-Source Authentication

  • Does your library/institution provide a way for users to log in to view information or pages on your website?
  • If So, you might be a good candidate for using GALILEO trusted-source authentication.
  • GALILEO trusted-source authentication allows you to:
    • Embed special GALILEO Express Links that contain authentication information.
    • These special GALILEO Express Links will log your users into GALILEO automatically—no password required.
    • These links have to live behind secure webpages that require a user to log in to view.
    • Contact Us for further information.
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What Can You Do with All of This!

  • Create Subject Landing Pages
  • Create online handouts and flyers that contain links
  • Promote specific GALILEO resources on library, media center, and institution webpages
  • Create lists of journals for faculty members
  • Link to databases, journals, and articles within online courses
  • Utilize journal, article, and database links within LibGuides or other library guides
  • Promote your local library resources alongside GALILEO resources
  • Reach specific segments of your audience
  • Make GALILEO easier for your users!
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What Can You Do with All of This!

Wheeler High School Cobb County: http://www.wheelerlibrary.com/

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What Can You Do with All of This!

DeKalb County Library Genealogy: http://www.dekalblibrary.org/research/subject-guides.html?pf=12

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 GALILEO Staff Can Help Too!

  • Contact the GALILEO Staff for help with:
    • Links
    • Features
    • Resources
    • Content
    • Videos
    • Materials
    • Training
    • Technical Support
    • Or to simply offer suggestions or comments
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 Links to Presentation and Handouts

  • Handouts:
    • Creating Direct Links to Articles
      • http://www.usg.edu/galileo/docs/mats/Handout_Creating_Links_to_Articles.pdf
    • Capturing Direct Links to GALILEO Databases
      • http://www.usg.edu/galileo/docs/mats/Handout_Capturing_Links_GALILEO_Databases.pdf
    • Creating Direct Links to Journals or Magazines
      • http://www.usg.edu/galileo/docs/mats/Creating_Links_to_Journals.pdf
  • Presentation:
    • Getting the Most out of GALILEO. Tools and Tips for Your Library Website
      • http://www.usg.edu/galileo/docs/pres/GALILEO_for_Websites_Sept09.ppt
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 Thank You!!

Questions?

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