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1 Enhancing Access to Library Collections Kyrille Goldbeck College Librarian for Natural Resources NRIC 2007

2 2006 OCLC Report: 87% of college students have visited a college library 57% of college students have visited a college librarys website Enhancing Access to Library Collections

3 Search engines Simplistic interface Can find a wide range of sources about topic in one search Library websites Librarys resources have complex interfaces Hard to determine where to begin Enhancing Access to Library Collections

4 In 2005, Joan Lippincot stated: Libraries need to find ways to make their information access systems more approachable by students... Enhancing Access to Library Collections

5 What LibX Provides Direct Access to OPAC(s) Integrated toolbar Smart context menu Access to OpenURL resolver to find appropriate copy Directly via toolbar or indirectly through Google Scholar Localization Research companion that hints at library resources Support for COinS Drag & drop features Enhancing Access to Library Collections

6 How can LibX be used by students, researchers, librarians, or anyone looking for information? Enhancing Access to Library Collections

7 Toolbar feature Enhancing Access to Library Collections

8 Context Menu Enhancing Access to Library Collections

9 Accessing the article from off campus:

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11 Finding a copy of a citation in a PDF document:

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14 Is LibX effective? Enhancing Access to Library Collections

15 Visual Cues Enhancing Access to Library Collections

16 How does LibX help librarians with their work? Collection Development Reference Enhancing Access to Library Collections

17 Right click context menu Enhancing Access to Library Collections Libraries

18 Use ISSN/ISBN Autolinking Feature Enhancing Access to Library Collections

19 At reference desk, and asked: Where can I find the article Economics of wetland management? Enhancing Access to Library Collections

20 Toolbar search for incomplete citation Enhancing Access to Library Collections

21 Customization Options Enhancing Access to Library Collections

22 Where can I get an edition for my library? Enhancing Access to Library Collections

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25 You can copy an existing LibX edition to modify Enhancing Access to Library Collections

26 Or build your own edition from scratch Enhancing Access to Library Collections

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37 Other notes: IE version currently in beta-testing hope to release very soon Plan to offer workshops and usability studies over the next year Continue to look at ways to improve LibX Enhancing Access to Library Collections

38 References: Bailey, A., & Back, G. (2006). LibX – A Firefox extension for enhanced library access. Library Hi Tech, 24(2), Bailey, A., & Back, G. (2007). Retrieving known items with LibX. Serials Librarian, Accepted for publication. De Rosa, C., Cantrell, J., Hawk, J., & Wilson, A. (2006). College students' perceptions of libraries and information resources: A report to the OCLC membership. Retrieved March 23, 2007, from LibX website. Lippincott, J. K. (2005). Net generation students & libraries. EDUCAUSE Review, 40(2), Enhancing Access to Library Collections

39 Questions? LibX Team: Annette Bailey Nathan Baker Dr. Godmar Back Mike Doyle Kyrille Goldbeck Robert Ellis Tilottama Gaat Tobias Wieschnowsky The Marketing and Instruction of New Tools for Libraries


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