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December 6, 2002. Learning Management Systems: What Libraries Bring to the Table. Susan Gibbons Director, Digital Library Initiatives University of Rochester sgibbons@library.rochester.edu. Course Materials at UR. WebCT On-Line Course Pages Education Technology Center Departmental Servers

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learning management systems what libraries bring to the table

December 6, 2002

Learning Management Systems: What Libraries Bring to the Table

Susan Gibbons

Director, Digital Library Initiatives

University of Rochester

sgibbons@library.rochester.edu

course materials at ur
Course Materials at UR
  • WebCT On-Line Course Pages
    • Education Technology Center
    • Departmental Servers
    • Other hosts
  • Library Resources
    • Electronic Reserves
    • Physical Reserves
    • Databases, journals, books, etc.
questions for ur libraries
Questions for UR Libraries
  • Can library resources be collocated at a course-specific level or is subject-specific (MyLibrary system) the best we can do?
  • What’s the value of doing this?
course resources system
CoURse Resources System
  • Use course syllabus as index to reserves material
  • Couple with best library resources at a course-specific level
    • Books, journals, databases, indexes, multimedia, websites, librarians
what is it
What is it?
  • Dynamically-generated webpages served up by a Cold Fusion application
  • Relational database of “best” library resources and UR course offerings
  • Associations made with broad and narrow strokes
  • Associations carry over from semester to semeser
  • No HTML
  • Pages activated by reserves or prof’s request
stats for fall 2002 semester
Stats for Fall 2002 Semester
  • 445 of 930 classes (48%) have a CoURse Resources Page
  • 1250+ library resources in the system
    • Paper/media- 46%
    • Digital- 46%
    • Mixed- 8%
  • 3170+ associations between courses and resources thus far
answers to our questions
Answers to Our Questions
  • Is it possible to collocate library resources at a course-specific level? YES!
  • What’s the value?
    • Increases dialog between librarians and faculty
    • Increase librarians’ awareness of curriculum
    • Meets students’ info need in their medium of choice
    • Students are using it!
    • Raised the bar for LMS