This is the blog post for the first three sessions of the DBS Annual Library Seminar. See the next post for the second three sessions
Agenda for the seminar:10:00 – 11:00 Gary Brewerton and Marie O’Neill | The Reading List Challenge: Implementing Loughborough
11:00 – 11:45 Dr Clare Thornley | The Role of Librarians in Measuring the Impact of Research
12:00 – 12:30 Brian Hickey | The Opportunities and Challenges of Hosting on the Cloud
12:30 – 13:00 Alexander Kouker | DBS Assignment Planner and Reference Tracking
13:45 – 14:15 David Hughes | Migration to the Koha Open Source LMS: The DBS Library Experience
14:15 – 14:45 Maria Rogers and Keith Brittle | The Benefits of Cross-Institutional Collaboration
Implementing Loughborough Online Reading List Software (LORLS)
- Talis Aspire
- Open Source
- Student unable to locate materials on a reading list
- Academics don't know if or how to use them leading to demotivation
- Library's are often not informed of the materials required, possibly never seeing the list at all.
- Institutional reputation may suffer if the reading materials are not available.
- Browsing is the first year default search methods for reading materials.
- Add a link to Google Books if the materials are out of copyright
- Administrators ability to un-delete reading lists
- Support for the Harvard Citation Style
- Academic users can sort, comment, create a subheading, see how the list is used on the dashboard
- Getting Academics to participate is an issue
- Library can see content types, and book borrowing data
- Items liked and not-liked
- Items can be flagged to the librarian's if they are not held int he library's collections
- E-mail alerts can be created when an item is added
- Reports can indicate where a list has not been updated as expected
- Purchasing predictor to suggest items for purchase - can tie into the LMS for budget availability.
Why DBS choose LORLS
- Open source > cheaper, flexible,adheres to standards.
- Develop prestige > funding applications
- Insight from other users
- Know going to tender for LMS in two years
Project at DBS
The Role of Librarians in Measuring the Impact of Research
Dr. Clare Thornley
- Original Contribution
- Test theory
- Fill a gap
- Create new knowledge
- Change in known knowledge or behaviour
- Academic Pubication
- Less than 30% of Social Science are cited.
- Connects an identity across all their publications.
- Citation can be related to successful funding applications and promotions
- Political aspect
- Bibliometrics use citations
- Altmetrics do too
- Tracking downloads
- Metrics for Institutional repositories are in isolation.
- Not publishing in peer-reviewed journals
- Journals not getting cited
The Opportunities and Challenges of Hosting on the Cloud
5-3-2 principle of cloud computing