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2009 ALA Annual Conference [Event]

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

ALA Council

ALA President, Past-President, and LSSIRT Councilor

by Jennifer Kutzik on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:35 pm

Camila Alire, Jim Rettig, and Jennifer S. Kutzik prepare for ALA Council III, on July 15, 2009.

Internet Resources and Services Interest Group (LITA - Library and Information Technology Association)

Online Doc Subject Guides Articles and Links

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 03:08 pm

Software Available for Subject Guides

 

Open Source

Software Available for Subject Guides

 

Open Source

·    Course Views (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/dli/projects/courseviews/). Object-oriented PHP, Yui, JQuery, and CSS. Automatically generates course guides for all courses.  Not really adaptable to other schools, but this is an idea whose time is coming, course guides embedded in course pages is best way to reach students.

·    MyLibrary (http://mylibrary.library.nd.edu/) Perl and SQL

·    Subjects Plus (http://www.ithacalibrary.com/subsplus/) – PHP and MySQL [was downloaded once before here].

·    LibData (http://www.ithacalibrary.com/subsplus/). “Open Source Tools”.

·    ResearchGuide (http://researchguide.sourceforge.net/). PHP and MySQL. Not updated recently.

·    Library Course Builder (LibCB) (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libcb/). Requires Cold Fusion and Microsoft SQL.

·    Library a la Carte (http://alacarte.library.oregonstate.edu/)

Commercial Software

 

· LibGuides (http://www.springshare.com/libguides/). Guides hosted on their web site.

    LibGuides Community: http://community.libguides.com/  39,789 guides by 11,975 librarians at 737 libraries worldwide!

Articles

Code4Lib article on Course Views: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/1218

Code4Lib article on open source software for subject guides: http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/47

Making Research Guides More Useful and More Well Used: http://www.istl.org/08-fall/article5.html

Best Practices Wiki Page on Wiki Subject Guides: http://bit.ly/115C7e

Managing Subject Guides with SQL Server and ASP.net: [listed not for the article as much as the references - lots of good articles listed] http://bit.ly/u5l2O

Was This Guide Useful? Uer's Perceptions of Subject Guides : http://bit.ly/Bvv2v

Open Source Applications and Library Research Guides: A Comparison of Drupal, Library a la Carte, and Moodle (slide show): https://biblio.csusm.edu/guideswiki/

Library a la Carte: Research and Course Guides Made to Order (by the developers): http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/publications/crlnews/2009/may/ALA_print_layout_1_541386_541386.cfm

Library a la Carte Papers and Presentations (from the developers): http://wiki.library.oregonstate.edu/confluence/display/ICATeam/Papers+and+Presentations

Great News About LibGuides (blog post, includes embedded slideshow Reinventing Research Guides, which has some good user studies data): http://staceyshah.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/118/

My list of Delicious links for subjectguides tag:  http://delicious.com/reannon/subjectguides

 

Other possibilities:

Some libraries do guides using Delicious, start pages such as Netvibes, topic pages like Squidoo. creating subject guides in content management software Drupal, server-side includes, wikis, etc.

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ACRL CLS (College Libraries Section)

Discussion Spring 2009 CLS Newsletter available

by Peter Gilbert on Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 09:46 am

The spring 2009 issue of the CLS Newsletter is now available. Read about the CLS ProQuest Innovation College Librarianship award, CLS programs at ALA, and more!

ACRL Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Barbara Fister"s Presentation on "Academic and Intellectual Freedom Climate on Campus"

by Paul Beavers on Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 05:41 pm

Barbara Fister has made the text of her presentation at the July 11, 2009 ACRL IFC program available through her personal web site. Professor Fister has given permission to share, distribute, and transmit her work under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States license. 

 

ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Online Doc 2009 STS Program Planning Committee

by Bryna Coonin on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Minutes from Annual in Chicago of the 2009 Program Planning Commitee are enclosed in Word 2007.

ACRL STS (Science and Technology Section)

Online Doc 2009 Annual SBASM Minutes

by Kathy Wheeler on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:08 am

Minutes are in Word 2007.

ACRL STS Council (Science and Technology Section)

Discussion Annual Meeting Minutes Due July 31st!

by Maliaca Oxnam on Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

Just a reminder that your committee meeting minutes need to be submitted by July 31st! I'm asking John Meier, STS Secretary, to help with ensuring that all minutes are posted/submitted to ACRL.

Per the advice of Adam Burling at ACRL, if you choose to post your minutes in ALA Connect, the minutes need to be posted not only to your committee's area, but also to the general STS area so that the membership can see what was occurring at the conference. To do this:

Just a reminder that your committee meeting minutes need to be submitted by July 31st! I'm asking John Meier, STS Secretary, to help with ensuring that all minutes are posted/submitted to ACRL.

Per the advice of Adam Burling at ACRL, if you choose to post your minutes in ALA Connect, the minutes need to be posted not only to your committee's area, but also to the general STS area so that the membership can see what was occurring at the conference. To do this:

  1. Post your minutes to your committee area
  2. View your post and click on the "edit" tab.
  3. Under the "audience section, checkmark the box for ACRL STS (Science & Technology Section).
  4. Please be sure to mark the post as "public".

Problem? Contact Maliaca or John Meier.

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