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1 Rutgers Roberta Tipton, Rutgers University Libraries Digital Resources and Librarians: Invention and Implementation June 6, 2005

2 Thanks to Jeanne Boyle and Sam McDonald for their contributions to this presentation.

3 What We Did Adapted a tutorial created by Western Michigan University for use by students, faculty, and librarians at Rutgers University Rewrote content for our catalog, index, approaches Created backend for handling quizzes and gathering statistics

4 Rutgers Context 2,500 faculty 50,000 students Located across New Jersey at three main campuses Growing number of off- campus and distance education students 87 librarians 17,000 students taught in nearly 1,000 library instruction sessions

5 Previous Experience with Systemwide Tutorials eCollege tutorial Single person eCollege technical support KnowledgeMaze Committee effort Never became interactive

6 Our Goals Address information literacy competencies Serve students at all appropriate levels Increase effectiveness of librarian-led sessions Expand reach to students we currently do not serve

7 The Players

8 Jeanne Boyle Associate University Librarian Administration liaison/Champion Administrative support License Image permissions

9 Instructional Services Committee Instruction coordinators from every unit of Rutgers Content Assessment plan Implementation

10 Sam McDonald, Webmaster Feasibility studies Workspace Scheduling Coding Programming

11 Harry Glazer, Communications Marketing plan Low-cost alternatives

12 Marilyn Wilt, Training Will implement training for library staff

13 Administrative Planning Process Strategic Plan for RUL Cabinet Strategy for Information Literacy A Learning Framework for Information Literacy and Library Instruction Programs at Rutgers University Libraries Information Literacy Initiative Planning Spring Semester, 2004 Faculty Advisory Group Symposium

14 The Make or Buy Decision Time Cost Chose TILT as adapted by Western Michigan University Ended up making AND buying

15 Western Michigan Developed Based on TILT Open publication license Adopted by a growing number of libraries Zip file downloaded by Rutgers dated March files, 8 megabytes Old HTML No backend

16 Technical Changes Pages re-coded to use style sheets Some tables retained Extraneous HTML discarded Flash to rebuild "Information Overload" and "Thinkfast game"

17 Technical Changes Backend created with PHP and MySQL to enable Page counting Records of quizzes JavaScript for quiz validation Server-side includes for easy management, updating Future extendibility quiz results

18 Technical Issues and Challenges Requirements Apache, PHP, MySQL installation, with mail host PHP programmer Database designer Flash editor and software XHTML, CSS, JavaScript skills Converting quizzes from JavaScript to PHP

19 Marketing Signature file Better Research, Better Papers, Better Grades! Try Searchpath, our new online information literacy tutorial. Website news and placement to library personnel Ads in student newspapers Pens Notepads for department chairs Articles in Targum and Focus Word of mouth

20 What We Have Learned Support from the top is essential Project management is key Open source is barely and rarely good enough Need to sell the product Its a never ending story

21 Next Steps iLinkNew catalog version Assessment Market for fall Reports Generate graphs for visually displaying usage Export for analysis with SPSS NetID login vs.guests

22 Rutgers Better Research, Better Papers, Better Grades!

23 Questions? Roberta Tipton

24 Resources Searchpath A Bridge to the Future ge_plan.shtml Strategy for Information Literacy structional_services/reports/info_lit_strategy.shtml

25 Resources A Learning Framework for Information Literacy and Library Instruction Programs at Rutgers University Libraries al_services/reports/learning_frameworks.shtml Information Literacy Initiative Planning Spring Semester, al_services/reports/infolit-init-planning-sp04.shtml

26 Resources Fowler, C.S. and Dupuis, E.A. What have we done? TILTs impact on our instruction program. Reference Services Review, November 2000, vol. 28, no. 4, pp


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