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CIC Conference 2004 - ARCHIVED CONTENT

Poster Session Content

(Abstracts are presented in alphabetical order by institution.)

A Vision for Information Literacy in the Course Management System. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe; Loanne Snavely.
CIC Instruction Librarians

Poster Content: [ PDF ]

The CIC Instruction Librarians envision the integration of information literacy into a course management system in three areas. Students will access the library, its resources and services, directly from their CMS, through the following: 1 - Content - including tutorials, handouts, library guides, resources and collections appropriate to the individual course.; 2 - Services - Instruction, reference, reserve and other virtual library services delivered to the student through the CMS.; 3 - Collaboration - with course faculty, and through the CMS teaching/learning tools such as chat, threaded discussion, etc.


The Sakai Project Tool Portability Profile and Library Integration. Jay Fern, Rob Lowden; Caitlin Intermill.
Indiana University

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

The Sakai Project is an open source software development collaboration among Indiana University, the University of Michigan, MIT, and Stanford and was recently funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Project will enable the Sakai partners to create and maintain a flexible and modular development process by modifying existing software to comply with Sakai. The cornerstone of Sakai is the Tool Portability Profile (TPP) which identifies specific coding standards for maximum code mobility. Based on these principles, IU will leverage existing Sakai systems and focus on the integration of services such as libraries in the course management environment.


Designing the Virtual Reference Interview. Ralph Quarles; Jay Fern.
Indiana University

Poster Content: [ PDF ]

“Reference interview” summarizes the sometimes complex and always custom interaction with a patron to define scope of interest, exact query and desired entry point, and familiarity with available resources. Reference staffs employ this tool to aid the walk-in patron routinely, yet many users now visit the library via virtual means and are thus left largely to online and self help. There is a need for “middleware” to meet these virtual patrons at their point of approach and steer them to the desirable entry point for searching based on origin, expertise, and preferences. We will explain our teamed libraries and university computing approach and the evolving project’s intended use of such tools as OKI, Sakai, open linking, and integrated searching tools to produce the virtual reference interview which provides a customized match of resources and entry points to user needs.


Utilizing direct linking features from full text journals. Ranti Junus.
Michigan State University

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

Michigan State University adopted the ANGEL Course Management System in 2003. This poster will show how MSU Libraries utilize the direct linking capabilities from full text journals to support teaching materials. Faculties can use the same method to create links to subscribed journal articles for their syllabus or any other class materials.


Scholarly Tools Integration into Course Management Systems: The Case for Web-Based Bibliographic Database Management Software. Brian Nielsen; Patricia Goldweic; Denise Shorey.
Northwestern University

Poster Content: [ PowerPoint ] | [ PDF ]

Web-based services for managing personal bibliographic data have emerged within the past eighteen months as a potential “killer app” for course management system integration. One university’s experience in embedding a bibliographic database management tool into its CMS highlights both the technological challenges and the intra-organizational benefits in deploying such a tool.

The unbeaten track: integrating libraries and course management systems. Steve Acker; Susan Metros; Vicky Getis; Fred Roecker; Trisha Davis; Jane Duffy.
The Ohio State University

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

We will report on our student information literacy efforts using CMS (400 students on-line per year), reflections on legal issues (copyright, TEACH Act, where to locate content for compliance), single sign-on approaches (Shibboleth, CMS pass through to Ebsco, Jstore), building content repositories for delivery through CMS (learning objects, library databases, eReserves), and evaluation processes (The Digital Union- a joint IT-Library testbed and library-related criteria for CMS evaluation).


Linking the Library and the Students: Integrating Library Resources into the CMS. Loanne Snavely; John Harwood; Linda Friend; Elizabeth Pyatt.
Penn State University

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

Through a collaborative project between four units, several library tools have been developed in ANGEL, Penn State University’s course management system. These tools give students immediate access to library resources and databases relevant to their course. Library guides, developed by subject librarians, include links to databases, resources, web pages, research tips and tutorials that directly relate to their course subject. A second tool links Reserve materials within the course, generating a dynamic link in the online catalog to the reserves list, which includes full text electronic reserves and digital music. A third too links students to virtual reference services where students can ask questions through chat and email services. Other collaborative efforts include library channels on the Penn State Portal, EndNote training, and accessible websites.


ENCompass/WebCT Integration, the Purdue Experience. Priscilla Geahigan; Deborah Whitten.
Purdue University

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

Introduction: Purdue has adopted WebCT as the campus standard for courseware and has licensed the new WebCT Vista product for deployment in Fall 2003. The Libraries have licensed Endeavor’s ENCompass software, which provides unified searching and display of electronic journals and databases and digital objects in multiple metadata formats. The Libraries, in collaboration with ItaP (Information Technology at Purdue), have leveraged the campus relationship with WebCT to develop a partnership with Endeavor to a) embed federated searches for both collections and individual objects directly into the courseware; b) create tools for course instructors and/or library staff to identify resources for embedded searches; and c) pass the login authentication from WebCT to ENCompass. These developments, along with the access and rights information being made available through the TDNet implementation, provide exciting and unique opportunities for creating course-integrated e-reserves and/or customized, course-integrated resource pages. Establishment of the Libraries Ad Hoc ENCompass/WebCT E-Reserves Team (ENCWCT Team) The ENCWCT Team is a true partnership between the Purdue Libraries and ITaP. Team members currently include four staff from the Libraries and three from the ITaP. The Libraries members compose of two library faculty, the Technical Information Systems Administrator, and the Undergraduate Circulation and Reserve Supervisor. The ITaP group includes the Director of E-Learning Technologies, Director of Digital Content (ex-officio), and the Instructional Technology Dept. Liaisons Manager. The team’s charge is to “… facilitate the integration of ENCompass for e-reserves functionality within WebCT, the implementation of ENCompass access to resources from within the courseware, and the development of Libraries policies and practices that support use of this functionality. Project Development: The ENCompass/WebCT integration is still under development. The Endeavor Digital Libraries Product Manager coordinates the progress with WebCT and with the Purdue ENCWCT Team on a regular basis. The implementation plan calls for accessing ENCompass, E-reserves, and course pages with one authentication via the WebCT course logon. The target implementation date is late Spring/Early Summer, 2004. Presentation Proposal: The ENCWCT Team would like to share with CIC colleagues our vision, our experience in planning this project, and the challenges we encountered.


Working together to make it work at the UC. Ken Sadowski; Roberto Marques.
The University of Chicago

Poster Content: [ PowerPoint ] | [ PDF ]

No longer is one area or department able to address the needs of the university community.  To meet the demands it is important to identify and address what is needed even if it crosses over areas or department "borders".


Internalizing Blackboard:  Using Course Management Systems to create library staff training modules. Peter Hepburn.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

Course Management Systems can be used not only for teaching patrons, but also for teaching library staff.  The UIC Daley Library Circulation Department launched a pilot training module for student employees in its Book Stacks unit in Fall 2003.  The Blackboard training module integrates the pre-existing, in-person training with online exercises and readings.  After completion of the training period, the training module will function as an electronic policy manual for the student employees.  Now approaching the second phase, the project is expanding into standardized training through all Daley Library Circulation units.  Other Library units have also expressed interest, notably the Personnel Office.  The training module development team aspires to the use of the module as a foundation for standardized student and other employee training.


Point of Need: Ask A Librarian in the Blackboard Environment. Scott Collard; Helen Georgas.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Poster Content: [ PowerPoint ] | [ PDF - poster ] [ PDF - handout ]

Of the many desirable functions that public services librarians would like to see available to our users through a course management system, providing access to an online reference service would rank near the top. Not only are these services often already extant and reliably staffed, but they also provide a “stopgap” measure in that they give reference and instruction librarians a chance to intervene in the information seeking behavior of our patrons. At UIC, we initiated a project in coordination with a group of incoming freshman classes – the so-called LINKS program – to provide immediate access from each class’ Blackboard site to the library’s email- and chat-reference service, Ask A Librarian.


Planned and Potential Courseware-Library Integrations at UIUC . Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe; Lanny Arvan; Beth Sandore.
of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Poster Content: [ Coming Soon ]

This poster will illustrate current approaches to integrating courseware and library systems at UIUC as well as ideas for potential integrations that might be pursued in the future. UIUC has WebCT Vista with Respondus as the courseware environment and Voyager as the library online catalog system with a complementary in-house developed e-reserve system and a Docutek-based chat reference service

Integrating Technology into Teaching: Blending IT and Library Resources and Programs at The University of Iowa. Molly Langstaff; Les Finken; Phil Potter; Jim Duncan; Dave Martin; Ericka Raber.
The University of Iowa

Poster Content: [ PDF ]

The IT and Library groups at The University of Iowa have a number of collaborative initiatives and projects underway that fall into two major categories:

Faculty Support — Services that provide individualized assistance to faculty:

The TWIST program connects librarians with faculty to help them locate information resources

The SITA program provides skilled students to assist faculty in building course-related web sites.

The nTITLE summer “boot camps” provide faculty hands-on exposure and experience to the possibilities of using technology in their teaching.

Resource Tools — Services and projects that provide faculty with tools and resources:

The Digital Asset Management project is building the infrastructure, related services and policies for digital collections on campus.

Project Development – examples from both the Library and IT will be provided to showcase best practices

Back-end Systems Integration—interoperability is a goal for several systems: library automation system, CMS, student information system, digital asset management systems and others. Inter-vendor discussions have been catalyzed.


Integrating LibData into Enterprise Systems: A Strategy to Position Library Resources in Places Useful to Students . John Butler.
University of Minnesota

Poster Content: [ PowerPoint ]

The goal of publishing dynamically-generated library web pages through a system that integrates easy-to-use web authoring tools with a large database of information resources led the University of Minnesota Libraries to build LibData. Now this library web content management system is being explored for its potential for integration with portal and instructional management system environments on the Minnesota campus. Automated delivery of relevant library web pages to enrollment and departmental profiles are being prototyped. The idea of providing faculty and course designers access, through the LibData system, to a "palette" of library resource and service options for populating course pages is also being explored. Numerous workflow and behavioral questions must be investigated to inform design development, including: What degree of unmediated authoring control over library resources do faculty desire or would use if offered?


CMS and Library Resource Integration at the UW-Madison. Christopher Blaire Bundy; Steven Frye; Lee Konrad.
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Poster Content: [ PDF ]

Currently the UW-Madison CMS (D2L/Learn@UW) includes a default link within the navigation bar of CMS course pages. This link takes a user to a static generic page which provides links to library resources, services, and assistance. There is information on this page that provides directions on how instructors can request a “tailored” course page for their specific course – complete with links to course specific databases, reserve readings, and instructional materials. Once a "tailored" course page has been created, the link (URL) within the CMS has to be manually edited by the course instructor. In the future, we envision the creation of a database which will: Dynamically generate “tailored” library course pages, and automatically place the link to these pages from within the MyUW portal, the Libraries’ Web site, and our CMS (D2L/Learn@UW). Our poster session will use screen shots to visually depict the current state of CMS/library integration on the UW-Madison campus and to describe the future vision of dynamically tailored library course pages that are automatically linked from within our CMS.