Archive for August, 2011

Links til værktøjskassen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Her er et par gode links til værktøjskassen.

10 Great Ways to Create Library Videos her finder du ti gode værktøjer til at lave videoer. Både screen capture, power point til video og almindelig video

45+ Free Online Tools To Create Charts, Diagrams And Flowcharts rigtig mange interessante links til fremstilling af grafik, diagrammer og grafer.

Læsestof til OPAC-folket

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Computers in Libraries har i seneste nummer to gode artikler om OPAC’ens rolle i forskningsbibliotekerne

Hofmann, M, & Yang, S: How Next-Gen R U? A Review of Academic OPACS in the United States and Canada
Computers in Libraries, 2011, vol. 31, iss. 6, s. 26-29
CBS Link (Via fjernadgang)
Abstract:
With vendors seeming to abandon their ILS-integrated OPACs in order to develop and promote their discovery tools, we were curious as to just what was the current state of affairs for academic libraries in the quest for the touted next-generation catalog.

Bailey, K.: Online Public Access Catalog: The Google Maps of the Library World
Computers in Libraries, 2011, vol. 31, iss. 6, s. 30-34
CBS Link (Via fjernadgang)
Abstract:
What do Google Maps and a library’s OPAC have in common? Google Maps provides users with all the information they need for a trip in one place; users can get directions and find out what attractions, hotels, and restaurants are close by. Librarians must find the ultimate OPAC that will provide, in one place, all the information and services patrons will need for their searches. Such an OPAC would equal the services that Google Maps provides its users.

The missing links

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Har netop bladret i seneste interessante udgave af BF’s blad Perspektiv, og blev inspireret til at søge ny inspiration på BF’s hjemmeside.

Her fandt jeg under punktet ‘Dit fag’ emnet ‘Links til biblioteker og organisationer’. Jeg prøvede først Andre bibliotekslinks. Her oplister BF 18 sites som bør interessere biblioteksfolk. Det er overvejende folkebiblioteksrelateret, men sådan er det jo. Da afsender er Bibliotekarforbundet – Forbundet for informationsspecialister og kulturformidlere må man formode, at der er styr på på arkitektur, struktur og indholdet. Men resultatet var lidt nedslående:

  • 8 links fungere upåklageligt
  • 7 links var døde, heraf en til en ændret URL
  • 3 links var til nedlagter sider, heraf en med viderestil og en til en forklarende side

Her bør der altså være så meget styr på indholdet på siderne, at man får opdateret sine links.

Under punktet ‘Danske forsknings- og fagbiblioteker på Internettet’ fandt jeg et link til Handelshøjskolens Bibliotek i København a.k.a. CBS Bibliotek. Linket går til den engelske side, og var ikke ændret til vores nye linksstruktur på CBS.

Før nogle begynder at tjekke links på denne blog, vil jeg gerne tilstå, at der findes en del døde links. Min dårlige undskyldning er, at en blog mere er baseret på aktualitet.

RSR tema om Learning landscapes

Monday, August 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Det glimrende tidsskrift Reference Services Review er værd at følge med i. Seneste udgave er et temenummer om learning landscapes.

I nummeret editorials skriver de følgende:

“We are all grappling with the impact of changing environments, physical and virtual. Many of us are also struggling to identify the extent, type and configuration of future space needs of both kinds.”

“In our effort to develop a working understanding of today’s, and tomorrow’s, learning landscapes we began with a call for papers on “learning landscapes and the new reality.”…”

“The articles in this issue offer a useful start to help thinking and debate. For readers who are already exploring ways of working with architectural and virtual space as a process, the articles offer more grist for the mill.”

Kilde:
Eleanor Mitchell, Sarah Barbara Watstein: Towards a working understanding of today’s, and tomorrow’s, learning landscapes
Reference Services Review, Vol. 39 Iss: 3

Special Issue Title: Learning landscapes (2011, vol. 39, iss. 3)

Indholdsfortegnelse

- Developing learning landscapes: academic libraries driving organisational change
- Library and marketing class collaborate to create next generation learning landscape
- Re-imagining the users’ experience: An ethnographic approach to web usability and space design
- Information literacy in learning landscapes: flexible, adaptable, low-cost solutions
- Progressive LGBTQ reference: coming out in the 21st century
- Meeting student needs at the reference desk
- Bridging physical and virtual reference with virtual research consultations
- Evaluating the impact of learning space
- A locational analysis of academic library computer use
- Text reference service: delivery, characteristics, and best practices
- Information literacy instruction for satellite university students
- Student consultants’ perceptions and valuations of research skills

Nyt fra PEW

Monday, August 29th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

PEW Internet har netop udsendt et par relevante rapporter:

65% of online adults use social networking sites
Hele rapporten 65% of online adults use social networking sites – Women maintain their foothold on SNS use and older Americans are still coming aboard (14 s./pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
65% of online adults use social networking sites, and most describe their experiences in positive terms.
Two-thirds of adult internet users (65%) now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. That’s more than double the percentage that reported social networking site usage in 2008 (29%). And for the first time in Pew Internet surveys it means that half of all adults (50%) use social networking sites. The pace with which new users have flocked to social networking sites has been staggering; when we first asked about social networking sites in February of 2005, just 8% of internet users – or 5% of all adults – said they used them.

The Digital Revolution and Higher Education
Hele rapporten The Digital Revolution and Higher Education – College Presidents, Public Differ on Value of Online Learning (29 s./pdf)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report is based on findings from a pair of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in spring 2011. One is a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,142 adults ages 18 and older. The other is an online survey, done in association with the Chronicle of Higher Education, among the presidents of 1,055 two-year and four-year private, public, and for-profit colleges and universities.

SMILE til verden

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

SMILE er et information literacy værktøj fra Glasgow Caledonian University Library. Det er inkluderet i universitetets Blackboard LMS og findes som et selvstændigt værktøj. De har koncentreret meget af deres formidling omkring begrebet ‘Smile’, så det går igen rundt på deres sider. Godt tænkt og udført.

smile il

SMILE: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/SMILE/Unit_1_vers3/start.html

Kommuniker din strategi mere effektiv

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Georgia Everse skriver på Harvard Business Review Blog om Eight Ways to Communicate Your Strategy More Effectively. Hun understreger vigtigheden af, at alle i organisationen kender og forstår strategien og at alle således har samme mål.

Here are just a few communications approaches that will help you effectively reach your employees and encourage behaviors that advance your strategy and improve your results.

  1. Keep the message simple, but deep in meaning
  2. Build behavior based on market and customer insights
  3. Use the discipline of a framework – Inspire/Educate/Reinforce
  4. Think broader than the typical CEO-delivered message. And don’t disappear
  5. Put on your “real person” hat
  6. Tell a story
  7. Use 21st-century media and be unexpected
  8. Make the necessary investment

App-ortunity Knocks: Mobile and the future of the library

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Ben Showers fra JISC har skrevet et blogindlæg om forskningsbibliotekerne og de udfordringer, vi møder i forbindelse med mobilteknologierne: App-ortunity Knocks: Mobile and the future of the library. Han ser disse udfordinger:

  • Re-conceptualisation of services
  • Changing our relationship to space
  • Changing institutional support strategy
  • Legal implications
  • Not waving, but drowning
  • New opportunities…

Conduit er en gammel kending her på bloggen. Jeg har tidligere skrevet om deres toolbargenerator. Men nu tilbyder de også muligheden for at skabe sin egen mobile app. Det virker nemt og hurtigt, så det jo bare at prøve det af.

How do I Conduit?
We’ve made it as simple as possible: Within minutes, you can take any part of your content, customize it to match the look & feel of your site, product, or idea and distribute it to users as sticky apps, toolbars, or mobile apps.

Via | Create a Mobile Application for Your Library with Conduit.com

Skub det med scoop.it

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Scoop.it er en ny service (i Beta), som tillader dig at samle dine informationsstrømme på en side og pushe dem ud.

De beskriver servicen således: Be The Curator of Your Favorite Topic! Create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant streams. Publish it to your favorite social media or to your blog

Her er tre relevante eksemplar på hvordan det kan gøres:

AUB på tegnebrættet

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 af Søren Madsen

En gruppe arkitekstuderende har indleveret et speciale på Aalborg Universitet med titlen: Aalborg University Mediatheque. Hele opgaven kan hentes på siden.

Heri har de arbejdet med udviklingen af et nyt universitetsbibliotek. De har kigget på hvordan et nyt bibliotek på campus kunne se.

Abstract:
This rapport describes the design process of a new library for Aalborg University, placed in the east part of Aalborg at the university campus. The project aims to create a design proposal for the future library suitable for many generations to come, therefore an analysis of the future libraries is conducted, as well as studies of present and past libraries. The design process have made use of computer added design in combination with rapid prototyping technologies to create physical
models.
As the project develops, different aspects of spatial organisation are investigated, resulting in the term ‘landscape’ which is further developed into the project concept.

OCLC skriver om single search

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 af Søren Madsen

OCLC har udgivet en rapport om projektet:

Single Search for Library, Archive and Museum Collections – A project to create guidelines for the implementation of single search for local aggregations of LAM collections.

Abstract;
This report summarizes the discussions from an OCLC Research Library Partnership working group of nine single search implementers and highlights the emerging practices in providing single search access to library, archive and museum collections. The goal of the report is to foster successful single search implementations by sharing the experience of the working group with those who want to create single search but don’t know where to start.

Prescott, Leah and Ricky Erway. 2011. Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research.

Selve rapporten Single Search: The Quest for the Holy Grail (29 s./pdf)

Social Business Learning – nyt site om HR og sociale medier

Friday, August 19th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Social Business Learning er et nyt samarbejde omkring HR og sociale medier. I netværket deltager en række organisationer og virksomheder med fokus på HR og sociale medier. De arangere bl.a. en række konferencer og workshops.

Til sitet hører en blog med nyheder, temaer og hvor nye workshops annonceres.

Microsoft Tag

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Microsoft har givet sig i kast med mobile tags via deres nye Microsoft Tag.

Microsoft Tag præsenteres som

2D Barcodes for Mobile Tagging Marketing/Advertising Campaigns | Connecting Real Life and the Digital World

Scan Tags from your mobile phone for instant access to information, websites, videos, reviews, and more.

Hvad er et tag?Det svarer de på her: What Is A Tag?
Tags, similar to QR codes are graphical, squares—typically measuring about 1 inch by 1 inch—outlined with a black and a white inner boarder, and with triangles or dots inside. Some Tags include a recognizable image or a company logo. Using the Tag app, the camera on your phone reads them, even if there’s a fancy design behind them. (They’re a type of 2D barcode, similar to a QR code but with more features.)
http://tag.microsoft.com/what-is-tag/scanning-tags.aspx

De giver seks gode grunde til at vælge tags – Why use tags?

  1. Makes mobile marketing a breeze
  2. Builds your brand
  3. Stretches your dollar
  4. Keeps your campaigns current
  5. Personalizes the customer experience
  6. Provides campaign metrics

De har udarbejdet denne infographic omkring brugen af mobile værktøjer

Studerende og teknologi

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Der er ingen tvivl om, at de studerende i dag ikke kan klare sig uden moderne teknologi.Denne infographis giver et godt overblik over hvad og hvordan de bruger den. Jeg vil over de næste uger prøve at samle en status for danske studerendes brug af teknologi.

Klik på billedet for større udgave.

Infographic

Infographic

Via How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

Google og innovation

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Google har innovationssitet Think with Google. Her præsenterer de mange af deres tanker og ideer.

Man finder bl.a. bladet think quarterly - A place where innovators, experts and Google’s homegrown visionaries lend their insights and outlook on the digital future.

I seneste nummer kan/bør du læse artiklen The Eight Pillars of Innovation om innovation hos Google

As Google’s employee #16, Susan Wojcicki has learned a thing or two about innovation. Here’s what she’s learned, and what she continues to work on.
The greatest innovations are the ones we take for granted, like light bulbs, refrigeration and penicillin. But in a world where the miraculous very quickly becomes common-place, how can a company, especially one as big as Google, maintain a spirit of innovation year after year?

De otte grundstene er:

Have a mission that­ matters
Think big but start small
Strive for continual innovation, not instant perfection
Look for ideas everywhere
Share everything
Spark with imagination, fuel with data
Be a platform
Never fail to fail

Social CRM

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Inc.com har har udpeget The Best Social CRM Programs.

Hvad er så Social CRM? Det er når f. eks. biblioteker “…use analytics to gauge customer sentiment on social channels and respond, resulting in valuable two-way communication that bolsters brand equity.”

Med andre ord, du følger med i , hvad der skrives om dig på nettet og svarer på spørgsmål og kommentarer om din virksomhed. De bedste redskaber fra artiklen er:

Twitter for bibliotekarer

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Phil Bradley har udarbejdet en ganske fornem guide til Twitter: Twitter for librarians: a resource guide

Ressourcerne eropdelt efter disse kategorier:

  • General Introductions to Twitter
  • Twitter for librarians – specific articles and links
  • Twitter Search Engines – Directories
  • Twitter Search Engines – Tweetstream
  • Twitter Search Engines – Images
  • Twitter Analysis Tools; mainly about your followers
  • Twitter Analysis Tools; mainly about you
  • Twitter Analysis Tools; mainly about Twitter
  • Using Twitter in Education – mainly for Teachers/School Librarians
  • Twitter clients and third party resources
  • Twitter widgets to incorporate Twitter on a website or a blog
  • Twitter backgrounds
  • Twitter cartoons and humour

Kender du ikke allerede hans side, er den et besøg værd: http://www.philb.com/

ASU Libraries fra USA til UG

Monday, August 15th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

ASU Libraries (Arizona State University) har en række flotte og informative videoer liggende på YouTube m.m.

De har gjort en super indsats for at fremstille videoer, der både virker professionelle og er informative og underholdende. Stor ros for det.

Den seneste er The Library Minute: Fun Things at the Libraries. En løssluppen præsentation af hvad biblioteket har af mere fritidsorienterede tilbud.

Biblioteket har deres egen kanal: http://www.youtube.com/user/librarychannel

Som et vigtigt supplement findes deres videoer også på Arizona State University hovedkanalen: http://www.youtube.com/user/ASU

En af de andre nye er “>The Library Minute: The Social Connection

Begrænsningens kunst er tit den vanskeligste. Men det af holde en video på mellem 1-2 minutter er vigtig. Ellers mister du dit publikum.

Gode tips til video

Friday, August 12th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Gode videopræsentationer om biblioteket og dets service og tilbud er vigtige for at fange de studerende. Her følger et par gode ressourcer om emnet.

De matcher stort set de erfaringer, som vi på CBS Bibliotek har gjort os i arbejdet med videomediet.

Five Online Business Video Tips from Invodo

1. Show Them the Thingy
2. Sounds Good to Us
3. Keep it Short
4. Distribute Widely
5. Measure All the Impacts

David Lee King har også en kort intro til Video Creation at the Library.

Denne video stammer fra University of Birmingham i UK.

Du kan læse et kort referat fra en præsentation ved BLA 2011 her BLA 2011 – Members’ Day (Part 2) – gå lidt ned på siden til punkt 6. Konklusionen er at det tager tid og meget arbejde, at fremstille bare en kort film.

En sang om biblioteker

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 af Søren Madsen

Denne video er er både en præsentation af biblioteker og reklame for en biblioteksbrochure, alle kan rekvirere hvis de støtter Library Renewal. En sjov ide.

Library Renewal: Brochure and Song Debut

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