Day 1

9.00

Registration, welcome address and formal opening of workshop

9.30

Using the Internet for Librarians

Introduction to the workshop: people, aims and objectives, outline of programme, format, housekeeping, ice-breaker to introduce all participants

10.00

Introduction to the Internet

Review of the Internet, its services, features and facilities

10:30

Morning tea/coffee

10:45

Introduction to the Internet (continued): The World Wide Web

Using a Web browser, Web browsers explained, demonstration of and browsing the Web hands-on, getting the most from your browser, tips and hints for more effective browser use

11:45

Exercise: Getting the most from your browser

Hands-on exercise

12:30

Lunch

13.30

Exercise: Getting the most from your browser

Report back

14.00

Searching the Web

Finding the information you need, search engines, search tips and techniques

15.00

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.15

Exercise: Searching the Web

Hands-on exercise and report back

16.30

Close

 

 


 

Day 2

9.00

Re-cap of yesterday plus questions and answers

09.15

Exercise: Searching the Web

Hands-on exercise and report back

10.15

Morning tea /coffee

10.30

Information Gateways

Your guide to information gateways and their uses

11.00

Exercise: Information Gateways

Hands on exercise, report back to the class and discussion of findings. Summary of finding information on the Internet (search engines and information gateways)

12.30

Lunch

13.30

The Internet for Teaching, Learning and Research

Possible uses of the Internet in teaching, learning and research

14.00

Exercise: The Internet for Teaching, Learning and Research

Hands on practical and chance to browse high quality sites, plus reporting back to class and short discussion

15.00

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.15

Questioning the quality of Internet information

The importance of quality

16.00

Exercise: Internet Detective

Hands on exercise using the Internet Detective

17.00

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Day 3

09.00

Exercise: Internet Detective continued

Hands on exercise using the Internet Detective

10.15

Morning tea/coffee

10.30

Exercise: Quality Discussion

Issues of quality and their relation to real use of the Internet within the participants university

11.30

Exercise: Quality Discussion

Report back

12.00

Free and low cost software

Guidelines on access and downloading free and low cost software from the Internet

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Copyright and licensing

Overview and detailed coverage of copyright and licensing or electronic journals and scholarly databases.

Format: presentation

14.15

Exercise: Copyright and licensing

Format: small group work and report back

15.00

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.15

Costing the use of the Internet

Guidelines on working out the cost of Internet usage. Tips and techniques for reducing the cost of online information

15.45

Exercise: Costing Discussion: costs versus value?

Discussion and group work on looking at the advantages and disadvantages or Internet use within an institution. Online verses traditional media, when is one more suitable than the other? Followed by presentation and summary.

16.30

Archiving

What are the archiving issues associated with electronic journals. What issues do these raise for libraries and library services?

Format: presentation

17.15

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Day 4

09.00

Internet training for others

Passing on your skills in Internet use and the workshop materials; how might the University Library approach this task? Discussion of ideas on training users in using the Internet. Introduction to group work.

10.30

Morning tea/coffee

10.45

Exercise: Developing a Training Plan

Discussion about how to train users

12.00

Group presentations

Report back to class, developing an action plan and summary

12.45

Lunch

13.45

Workshop introduction and overview

Introductions, aims and objectives, learning outcomes

Format: presentation

14.15

Electronic library resources introduction and overview

What is the range of electronic journals and scholarly databases that are available for use in Libraries?

Format: presentation

15.00

Exercise: electronic library resources introduction and overview

Format: group discussion

15.30

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.45

Supply models

How can libraries access electronic journals and scholarly databases?

Format: presentation

17.00

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Day 5

09.00

Software

What are the software requirements for electronic journals and scholarly databases? Are there any specific requirements for packages available within the PERI programme?

Format: presentation perhaps supplemented by tips and hints discussion from participants in how they use software

10.15

Morning tea/coffee

10.30

Review of free resources (available to all users)

Overview and demonstration of resources.

Format: presentation

11.30

Exercise: Free resources hands-on

Format: hands-on computer work

12.45

Lunch

13.45

Exercise: Free resources hands-on

Report back and discussion

Format: group discussion

15.00

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.15

Evaluation and monitoring use

How can the usage of electronic resources be monitored and evaluated? What kinds of evaluation can and should be conducted. Using evaluation and usage data.

Format: presentation and group work

16.15

Exercise: Evaluation and monitoring use

Format: group work and report back.

17.00

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Day 6

09.00

Managing access and purchase

How can a library effectively manage access to electronic journals and scholarly databases? What are the cost and purchase implications, in the short, medium and long term? Recognising and planning for changing costs and resource requirements. Consortia building

Format: presentation and group discussion

10.00

Morning tea/coffee

10.30

Managing implementation and user access

Developing local implementation and usage management policies and strategies in light of local conditions and cost/financial limitations. Ideas for user/reader services and institutional wide access to electronic journals and scholarly database resources. Presentation and introduction to day

Format: presentation

11.15

Exercise: Managing implementation and user access

Split into small groups and participants read through notes and handouts

11.30

Identify areas of need, constraints, resources available, possible strategies, etc, prompted by question sheets. Prioritise areas of need to highlight top 2

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Prepare report back on issues and identifying top 2 priorities

14.00

Report back from each group

15.00

Whole group discussion to identify top 3 priorities

15.30

Afternoon tea/coffee

15.45

Closing comments and questions

16.15

Close