Tisch Library 2.0: Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS

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Thom will also speak about an exciting new technology project at Tisch: the use of GIS technology to create a spatial information manager for the library. Called L-SIMS, this new system is a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes.

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  • 1. Leveraging Web 2.0 and GIS Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]

2.

  • Tisch website re-launch a major step forward
  • How were leveraging Web 2.0 tools: success and challenges
  • Using GIS to create a spatial information manager for the library

3.

  • My how youve grown (since 2003)
  • The Web has changed
  • The User has changed

4.

  • One full year of research:
    • How have other universities met the challenge?
    • What do we know about our users already?
    • How do our users seek information?
    • What can the library staff tell us? [1] [2]
    • What do students think so far?
    • What more can students tell us?

5.

  • Providedirect accessto our resources and content
  • Increase awarenessof resource availability
    • Did You Know / Now@Tisch / Featured Resource on every page
  • Preserve, and even improve readability, accessibility, printablity, usability of the site
  • Tisch& Youbegins a drive to personalize the site

6.

  • Podcasts
  • JavaScript-enabled content rotation
  • RSS syndication
  • Whats next?LibGuides?ASP.NET/AJAX?

7.

  • for orienting students to the library and to library research
  • an annual poetry reading episode
  • interviews with distinguished Tufts alumni authors
  • Video tour of the music library
  • panel discussion with four Tufts faculty members on how to write a senior honors thesis

8. 9.

  • Challenge: get usage stats on podcasts:
  • Web stats from an RSS feed?
  • WebTrends?Google Analytics? awstats?

10.

  • Challenge convert online library instruction tutorials into video podcasts
  • http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/ipod.html
  • http://www.sothink.com/product/swftovideoconverter/
  • Fine, but does it look ok on the iPhone?

11.

  • Export from Captivate at highest quality
  • Convert to AVI format in SWF Converter:

Then use a professional video conversion program like Sorenson Squeeze to convert to MPEG-4 format and reduce to an iPhone/iPod compatible screen size 12.

  • Challenge: make our content available as RSS feeds
  • Blog host of content itself
  • JavaScript solutions
  • ASP.NET/AJAX

13.

  • The Spatial Information Manager for the Library

14.

  • The challenge of managing space
  • Library or Labyrinth?
  • A perfect model for GIS-based spatial information management

15.

  • metadata, metadata, metadata
  • L-SIMS :a database of geo-encoded uniquely identified objects - floors, rooms, stacks, computers, wireless access points, fire extinguishers, etc., that can be queried and used to generate high quality maps for a variety of purposes.

16. GIS is a system of computer software, hardware, data and personnel to help store, manipulate, analyze, and present information that is tied to a spatial location. 17.

  • facilitate the analysis and optimization of existing space within the Tisch Library
  • serve as a real-time high-quality map generator
  • provide access to the square footage of any room in the library
  • assist reference librarians in their efforts to direct students to resources in the library
  • be a searchable query engine showing what software exists on the computers in the library
  • a critical component of disaster planning

18.

  • Brainstorming and forming a team
  • Tufts UniversityBerger Family Technology Transfer Endowment
  • Needs Assessment
  • Stakeholder Meetings

19.

  • L-SIMS Design and Data Integration

20. Facilities Floor Plans L-SIMS 21.

  • Rooms
    • Room number
    • Room name
    • Room use
    • Square footage
    • Dept. occupant
    • Quiet space
  • Infrastructure
    • Walls
    • Doorways
    • Columns
    • Doors
    • Stairwells
  • Service Centers
    • Reserves, Circulation, etc.
  • Collections
    • Range number
    • Beg. call number
    • End call number
    • Collection type
    • Shelving type
  • Emergency
    • Fire alarms
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Emergency exits
    • Panic buttons
  • LITS
    • Computers
    • Photocopiers
    • Printers
    • Scanners

22.

  • QA/QC
  • Education

23. 24. 25. 26.

  • Call number locator; Retrieve location of book
  • Query
    • Office space < 200 sq. ft.
    • Staff computers that have a DVD player
    • Public computers that have Excel
  • Analytical

27.

  • Buffer fire extinguishers 75 feet
    • Through overlay identify stacks NOT within 75 feet of an extinguisher

28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

  • High-quality maps for the Tisch website

33.

  • GIS Web Application

34. 35.

  • Questions and Answers

Thom W. Cox Technical Project Manager Tisch Library Tufts University [email_address]