Laura O Broin 'find not search' #asl2014

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Published on March 4, 2014

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'Find not search; delivering information services to parliamentarians' by Laura O Brion of the Library & Research service at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Case study presented at 'Information Innovators: Librarians evolving in the digital environment' the Academic & Special Libraries conference 2014.

February 2014



 “Build on our innovative use of ICT by implementing and exploring new technologies.”

 An assessment of how various web 2.0 tools, resources and applications can be used within a library and research service.  Identification of the positive aspects of using these tools as well as the risks.  An evaluation of the potential of these tools/applications for the delivery of information to L&RS staff and to our endusers

 Conferences  Literature and seminars reviews  Application trials  Benefit/Risk assessment

 Members now using Social Media  Reduced resources  Less ICT Section resistance  Real potential for service provision

 Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, LinkedIn, Yammer, Joomla, RSS, Wordpress, Blogger Slideshare and many more  Shortlisted: • Yammer • Wordpress • Blogger • Joomla

 Privacy and security  Cost  Ease of use - admin  Ease of use – end user  Widgets/plugins/themes  Local installation  Blogging element  Posting by email/text  User levels  Support

 Local installation (security!)  Free of charge  Tried and tested application  User friendly at multiple levels  Widgets, plugins, themes.  User access options  Excellent blogging element  Excellent online support network  Existing staff experience and expertise

 www.wordpress.com to sign up for a web-based blog  www.wordpress.org to download locally hosted blog

Implementation (action 4)  Knowledge sharing  Project development team  Training  Business case  ICT Unit Consultation  Multi site network development  Launch Oct 2012

 Reports and recommendations  Presentation  GLINT article to L&RS Team

 Sponsors  Team leaders  Wordpress  ICT Unit Development Team

 Early consultation  Agreement  Business in principle case  Service Level Agreement  Contact person

 Self learning: Wordpress.com Help  Self learning: Wordpress.com test site  Cascade  Formal training training

 Members automatically subscribed  Announcement  Key by email content delivery  Online user guides

Post implementation actions  1. Management information (statistics)  2. User Survey online  3. Focus Group  On-going redevelopment

 Statistics plugin – WassUp

 Online Survey  Focus Group Meetings  Informal feedback  Improvements based on feedback

39,281 visits over the past year and 232,853 pageviews!

 laura.obroin@oir.ie  erin.omahony@oir.ie  www.opac.oireachtas.ie  www.wordpress.com  www.wordpress.org

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