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“Next Generation” Technologies for the “Next Generation” Library User. OR: How to Get Students to Think that the Library is Cool Kristen DeVoe Electronic Resources Librarian College of Charleston [email protected] The “Millennials”. Born between 1982-2000

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next generation technologies for the next generation library user

“Next Generation” Technologies for the “Next Generation” Library User

OR: How to Get Students to Think that the Library is Cool

Kristen DeVoe

Electronic Resources Librarian

College of Charleston

[email protected]

the millennials
The “Millennials”
  • Born between 1982-2000
  • Have a positive view of technology
  • Desire customization in all aspects of their lives
  • Are visual learners
  • Easily multitask
  • Get bored easily
  • Extremely Tech Savvy
putting social technology to work for your library
Putting Social Technology to Work for Your Library
  • Blogging
  • RSS Feeds
  • Wikis
  • Video
  • Podcasting
  • Tagging/Social Bookmarking
  • What’s a Blog?
  • Academic Libraries with Blogs
  • Blogging Glossary
    • Blogger
    • Blogging
    • Blogrolling
    • Post
  • Can be a successful way to promote library resources and services.
  • Easy to publish the content online
  • Many blogging programs are free or inexpensive.
before you blog
Before You Blog
  • Who is your target audience?
  • What is the purpose of the blog?
  • What kinds of content will blog posts include?
before you blog1
Before You Blog
  • Target Audience
    • Who are they? Students, faculty, the outside community?
    • What are the typical readers like?
    • What kinds of posts will target readers respond best to? Short posts or longer detailed posts?
    • Is a blog the best publication medium for your audience?
    • Is your target audience online in sufficient enough numbers to make a blog worthwhile?
before you blog2
Before You Blog
  • Purpose & Content
    • What are the key messages that you’re trying to convey with your blog?
    • What kinds of information will you include?
    • Is your target audience interested in this information? Will they read the blog?
using blogs in the library
Using Blogs in the Library
  • News and Events Blogs
  • Book Review Blogs
  • Promote Library Resources and Services
  • Subject Specific Blogs
choosing a blog platform
Choosing a Blog Platform
  • Local Software Installation or Remote Hosting?
  • Factors to Consider
    • Archives
    • Categories
    • Search
    • Comments
    • Subscription Capabilities
    • Syndication
    • Design
promoting your library blog
Promoting Your Library Blog
  • Link on library homepage and secondary pages such as library events pages.
  • Catalog links-to and from the blog.
  • Bibliographic Instruction Classes
  • At the Reference Desk and Circulation Desk
  • On college radio or tv stations and email lists.
  • Courseware such as Blackboard or WebCT
tips for a successful library blog
Tips for a Successful Library Blog
  • Regularly updated content – so that readers will depend on and expect new daily content
  • Good Content –Will your users follow a blog that offers stories on schedule changes, new books, and policy reminders? Probably not. Give them ideas and information that keeps them coming back.
  • Can be maintained in 15-20 minutes daily. Blogs can involve considerable work. The last thing you want is spending any more than is necessary. With good content it can updated frequently.
rss feeds
RSS Feeds
  • What is RSS?
  • Creating RSS Feeds
  • Subscribing to RSS feeds
  • Why are RSS Feeds Useful?
rss in the academic library
RSS in the Academic Library
  • Announce the availability of new books and materials in a given subject area
  • Announce the availability of new electronic resources
  • Promote events organized in the library to faculty and students
  • Enhance Library Instruction for different courses by integrating appropriate resources
  • Announce availability of new research and learning opportunities in academic departments’ blogs
promoting library rss feeds
Promoting Library RSS Feeds
  • Bibliographic Instruction Classes
  • Register your Feeds With Yahoo! RSS Browse by Topic Directory
  • Hand out informative flyers & bookmarks introducing the feeds at orientation and on library tours.
  • What is a wiki?
    • Content Management System
    • A website in which content can be created and edited by a community of users.
    • Wikipedia is a good example of a wiki
    • Pages connected by hyperlinks
    • The strength of a wiki as a resource is often dependent on the strength of the contributing community.
wiki components
Wiki Components
  • Pages that the wiki community users can add to or edit
    • (example)
  • Discussion area on each page
    • example
  • Lists changes made to a particular page
  • List of changes made to entire website
  • Search function (example)
benefits of wikis
Benefits of Wikis
  • Easy to use
    • Web-based
    • Simple syntax (don\'t need to know HTML)
  • Anyone can make changes – you don’t have to contact the webmaster or subject guide editor to make changes
  • Many free and open source options
  • Flexible and extensible
wikis in the academic library
Wikis in the Academic Library
  • Subject Guides as Wikis
    • Discussion section where users can add comments to the subject guide
    • Users can easily subscribe to RSS feeds for particular subjects and be updated on changes to the subject guide
    • St. Joseph County Public Library (Indiana)
    • Ohio University CommWiki
wikis in the academic library1
Wikis in the Academic Library
  • Multi-Disciplinary Subject Guides (ex. A guide on women’s studies/film studies)
  • Events Pages
  • Courseware for BI classes (example)
  • Popular Reference Questions (Internal Use)
wiki platforms






Installed (hosted on your server)





Compare Wikis at WikiMatrix

Wiki Platforms
wiki tips
Wiki Tips
  • “Seeding” the Wiki
  • Documentation
  • Developing Content
  • Security
  • Guidelines
  • Create a library presence where your users are on video sharing sites like YouTube and
  • Can be a lot of fun!
  • Video Podcasts and “Vlogging”
video sharing sites
Video Sharing Sites
  • Google Video (beta)
  • (beta)
  • YouTube
    • Hosts over 6 million videos with a growth rate of 20% a month
uses of video in the academic library
Uses of Video in the Academic Library
  • Promote New Library Products and Services (example)
  • Serve as an “icebreaker” in bibliographic instruction classes (example)
  • Promote the library staff and services (example)
  • Highlight Special Events etc. At the Library (example)
  • Instructional Videos and Tutorials (example)
  • Student Involvement through Video Contests (example)
video equipment
Video Equipment
  • Video Camera
  • Some Video Editing Programs
    • Windows Movie Maker
    • iMovie
    • Final Cut Pro
  • Simple means of distributing audio (or video) content using syndication feeds (such as RSS)
  • Users can subscribe to a feed of a podcast’s audio content and receive automatic downloads of new content as it is made available online.
  • Record an audio file
  • Add your audio file to an RSS feed
  • Market your podcasts!
    • Bibliographic Instruction
    • Reference Desk
    • School Paper
    • Orientation and Library Tours
  • List of libraries with podcasts
  • Library Tours (example)
  • Interviews with faculty, students, writers, etc. (example)
  • Recordings of library events and speakers
  • Description of new resources
  • Bibliographic Instruction
  • Add subject specific podcasts to subject guides
  • Audio Podcasts
  • Video Podcasts (Vodcasts)
social bookmarking
Social Bookmarking
  • What is Social Bookmarking?
    • System for internet users to store, classify, share, and search internet bookmarks.
    • Relies on user “tagging” to describe resources.(example)
    • Users can click on tags to find other resources related to that tag.
social bookmarking1
Social Bookmarking
  • Advantages
    • Semantically classified tags
    • Access bookmarks from any computer connected to the internet
    • find which sites are related to a particular site ("who ever bookmarked this, also bookmarked...")
    • Share bookmarks with friends & colleagues
social bookmarking2
Social Bookmarking
  • Disadvantages
    • No standard set of keywords (controlled vocabulary)
    • Mistagging due to spelling error
    • No standard for the structure of tags (capital letters, punctuation)
    • Multiple meanings for one tag
    • No indication of hierarchical relationship (ex. Cat and Siamese)
social bookmarking3
Social Bookmarking
  • Demonstration
  • Connotea
    • Automatically extract bibliographic information
    • Identifiy articles by DOI
    • Import and export references
    • Narrower focus (scientific community)
  • CiteULike
    • automatically extracts the citation details
    • Import and export references
    • specifically designed to work with academic papers
  • Blogging Links
    • (free)
    • (free)
    • (fee)
    • (free)
links rss
  • Services that Generate RSS Feeds
    • FeedXS Feedbuilder
    • RSS Headliner
links rss1
  • Programs that Generate RSS Feeds
    • RSS Builder (free)
    • FeedForAll (39.95)
links wikis
  • Wiki Applications
    • Seed Wiki (free)
    • Schtuff (free)
    • Media Wiki
    • Instiki
    • PmWiki
      • Example:
links video
  • YouTube
  • Blip
  • Google Video