Friday, January 25, 2008

Interesting Presentation on CMS/Library Integration

Over the holidays I was forwarded this interesting powerpoint presentation, from the 8th Sakai Conference, held at the beginning of December 2007. Entitled " Integrating Library Resources into Sakai," and given by Jezmynne Westcott of The Claremont Colleges, it discusses how she built a library site in SAKAI for their Science Library. (SAKAI is a Course Management System used by our university)

Although a casual perusal of the biblioblogosphere and a cursory google search brought up large amounts of literature on integrating libraries and library services into CMS, I still thought it interesting in light of some of the experiments we have been undertaking in our Information Literacy classes.

We generally make a class outline in our Information Literacy Wiki for each Information Literacy session we teach. Our wiki is outside of our classroom management software, and so a few of us have been asking professors to enable their TRACS wikis and then add librarians in the course, so we can go in and build wiki guides for each class. Hopefully we can do more.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Welcome back!

It's the beginning of the semester!

Our new website is up, and so are our new workshop offerings. Some of the other new features/pages of our website include:

And don't forget, if you would like us to make a tutorial or a workshop, you can send in a suggestion.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy Belated New Years!

We have been on vacation, but will be back soon! Hope everyone had wonderful holidays. :)