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1 TUlib How to find and use scientific information Nicoleta Nastase n.nastase@tudelft.nln.nastase@tudelft.nl Information specialist, TU Delft Library Masterminded by Karin Clavel (c.l.clavel@tudelft.nl )c.l.clavel@tudelft.nl Cora Bijsterveld Jorden Esser Nicoleta Nastase Nicole Potters Marion van Putten Ellen Verbakel Picture by Iliana Kudus

2 Programme What is TUlib? Demonstration Tag cloud search Questions, discussion

3 TUlib is… Reference website about information skills Modular 3 level expertise: Getting started Learn more about… Links to external websites using delicious Content: Tutorials (exercises and simulations in Flash)exercisessimulations Interactive tutorials (Quiz)Quiz Extra information Active search boxes Download section See also Links to Delicious Online tests (custom) Teachers’ corner

4 Demonstration

5 Visual, dynamic search interface Tag cloud based on a custom-made thesaurus Tag cloud External hosting, no need for hardware, maintenance

6 Tag cloud search Made popular in web 2.0 services like: - Flickr (pictures)Flickr - LibraryThing (books)LibraryThing - delicious (bookmarks)delicious - Newzingo (Google news)Newzingo - Technorati (blogs)Technorati - last.fm (music)last.fm

7 Tag cloud test SurveyMonkey, 20 testers (students and teachers) 70% Tag Cloud is useful 65% Tag Cloud is fun to use 85% found what he/she was looking for

8 This year… Modules developed: Citation analysis Open Access Publishing Standards Social bookmarking Reading for research Scientific method Modules to come? The list is open for new ideas. Using wiki’s to collaborate LaTeX …

9 Questions, discussion What do you think? How would you use: Social Bookmarking / delicious Flash instructions Tag Clouds Online surveys


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