Presentation on theme: "Fontys Library Portal partner in learning communities Gerard Bierens Fontys Library webcoordinator December 12, 2006."— Presentation transcript:
Fontys Library Portal partner in learning communities Gerard Bierens Fontys Library webcoordinator December 12, 2006
Fontys Library Fact sheet ± students± students 16 libraries in 8 cities16 libraries in 8 cities ±130 library staff±130 library staff information specialistsinformation specialists media specialistsmedia specialists front + backofficefront + backoffice ±80 eResources±80 eResources 1 digital library1 digital library
Situation – fall of 2004 Problems: Library had to deal with tons of digital informationLibrary had to deal with tons of digital information No solid distribution modelNo solid distribution model Opportunities: The library as a learning spaceThe library as a learning space The library as partner in educationThe library as partner in education
Idealisme in learning communities Fontys wants more from the library than just ‘providing access to information’ Fontys wants a strong relationship between education and information
So...our librarians needed to: 1.Know more about needs of our users (teachers/students/institutions) 2.Find more quality information for them 3.Share more with learners, educators and others 4.Support more users, online and offline To do all that, the library needed a new [interactive] platform
Fontys Library Portal The Fontys Library Portal The Fontys Library Portal needs to be more than just a website; it should be a portal of knowledge where we [the library] can share our expertise and offer quality information services.
The basic idea… Weblog for newsWeblog for news Wiki for background informationWiki for background information iPort for electronic resourcesiPort for electronic resources AND … Multiple ways of access!
Multiple ways of access 1.Content as glue 2.Embed library in other platforms 3.24/7 access 4.Development of tools
1. Content as glue
Search simultaneously in both library weblog & wikiSearch simultaneously in both library weblog & wiki Save searches as RSS feedSave searches as RSS feed Continue search in library databases or even Google Continue search in library databases or even Google Stay in same interfaceStay in same interface Example 1
Example 2 Based on the topic of interest, readers of the library weblog get quick and easy access to relevant databases
New and (often) easy-to-use technology to dynamically mix up library content with other services: RSS-Webparts-iFrames-OAI-SRU-SFX-OpenURL-XML-API’s Embed library in other platforms
Example from our wiki: using Google Maps to locate the nearest Fontys library
3. 24/7 access Worldwide access to library eResourcesWorldwide access to library eResources Worldwide access to library weblog and wikiWorldwide access to library weblog and wiki (library as knowledgeportal) Access when you need it through RSS (information comes to the user)Access when you need it through RSS (information comes to the user) −Personal use (RSS reader like Bloglines.com, Google Reader or Netvibes.com) −Web (website, internal web, eLearning environment)
4.Development of tools Fontys Library ToolbarFontys Library Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefoxfor Internet Explorer and Firefox quick access to digital library (search/news/info)quick access to digital library (search/news/info) over 350 downloadsover 350 downloads over searches!over searches!
More tools: Fontys RSS Reader RSS Reader for Fontys Sharepoint PortalRSS Reader for Fontys Sharepoint Portal Fontys Library news automatically includedFontys Library news automatically included
Statistics 2006 Statistics until december , Within a year number of visitors trippled!
Open the libraryOpen the library Push the library everywherePush the library everywhere Engage with actual and potential user communitiesEngage with actual and potential user communities Get the service to the user,Get the service to the user, not the user to the service Dr Paul Miller – Technology Evangelist – Talis Library 2.0 white paper at Library 2.0
The Fontys Library Portal now is a portal of knowledge from where we distribute and share our expertise and offer quality information services to our users. December 2006:
Thank you Gerard Bierens Fontys Library webcoordinator Phone: Questions?