Online Northwest 2004 Conference

 

Session 3  

Adopting Streaming Video Technology for Library Instruction "Any Time, Any Place"

Janet Schnall & Terry Ann Jankowski, University of Washington

Using Camtasia, a relatively inexpensive, easy-to-use software that captures screen activity and sounds from a computer’s desktop, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries created short videos demonstrating how to search databases. These streaming videos were first used to teach informatics in distance education courses offered to nurses. Based on the success of that project, HSL staff are now “annotating” library web instruction pages and tutorials with similar videos, thus offering “any time, any place” instruction. This paper discusses the evolution of teaching technologies, evaluation of the videos, and practical tips for using streaming video for web instruction.

   

Digitizing From the Shelves: Creating and Evaluating a Mobile Wireless Library Workspace

Cyril Oberlander & Judy Anderson, Portland State University

Attendees will hear about the creation, testing and uses of a wireless scanning book truck, essentially a mobile library workspace. Although dedicated to Interlibrary Loan and Distance Education article delivery, attendees will also hear about and discuss other uses of a mobile workspace, such as; Users checking out to scan in articles, roving reference, special projects, etc. Attendees will also hear about the systems and network issues that involve using Ariel, ILLiad and other applications in a wireless network setting.
   

Designing a Suite of Metadata Translation Tools for OAI Data Providers : A Step Toward Semantic Interoperability between CONTENTdm Collections

Corey Harper, University of Oregon & Terry Reese, Oregon State University

For collections using CONTENTdm and the OAI-PMH there is a need for some sort of automated translation service. CONTENTdm has the ability to define custom metadata element sets and map constituent elements to qualified Dublin Core (DC). The OAI-PMH interface exports this metadata in simple DC. This program demonstrates the use of XSLT and PERL translate OAI generated metadata back into qualified DC and custom XML formats. This process may be used to develop CONTENTdm specific union catalogs providing interoperability between implementations. The solution posited here can be utilized in other contexts where interoperating between disparate metadata schema is desirable.

   

A Digital Studio in Here?

Paula Palmer, Lake Washington Technical College

M2 Studio is housed within the Library Media Center, and functions as a trial project for a working studio for Multimedia Design and Production students. The concept: Student-centered opportunity for professional-level training and use of leading edge tools. The Vision: Students create staff and faculty teaching videos, CD and capstone projects, portfolios and assignments by promoting programs or services, and projecting a professional image under the instruction of MMDP faculty Michele Martinez. Find out how the Library Media Center coordinated with Instruction, Institutional Advancement and Information Technology to create the M2 Studio Project.

 

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