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Welcome to the Western ILLiad User’s Meeting May 20-21, 2004. Portland State University, OCLC Western, Atlas Systems, Inc., and the WILLiad planning committee welcomes you and thanks you for participating in this 2 nd annual user’s meeting. Thank you sponsors and host for this event:
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We have an important responsibility to make sense of what is going on in Resource Sharing, and not surprisingly, it’s about the entire learning process. In making sense of the learning process, we have the opportunity to customize information access with learning systems. A resource of interest…
New Strategic Directions – British Library
One of the best examples of this is the British Library’s “New Strategic Directions” where a key enabling strategy is to focus on the user: “Develop an integrated approach to service provision so that users can easily access the range of services which are of value to them.” p. 6
“At the core of current IU work is the Scholar's Box: a tool that will enable faculty, teachers, students, and the public to create, manipulate, annotate, and share personal collections of digital materials gathered from multiple sources and repositories — core activities in both scholarship and teaching ... ”
ARL’s Scholar’s Portal:http://www.arl.org/access/scholarsportal/final.html
“The project seeks to provide software tools for an academic community to have a single point of access on the Web to find high-quality information resources and, to the greatest extent possible, to deliver the information and related services directly to the user's desktop.“
What needs are these tools addressing?
Berry, Leonard; Sandra Lampo, “Teaching an Old Service New Tricks; The Promise of Service Redesign,” Journal of Service Research, vol. 2, no. 3, Feb., 2000, p. 265-275
Gourley, Don, “Library Portal Roles in a Shibboleth Federation,” Oct. 30, 2003 http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/docs/gourley-shibboleth-library-portals-200310.html
Oberlander, C., “Access services and RILI: Great partnership opportunities [Reference, information literacy, and instruction]” College & Research Libraries News v. 63 no. 9 (October 2002) p. 666-8