Research Guides Remixed.
Springshare's Libguides, Oregon State University's open source ICAP (Interactive Course Assignment Pages) and other systems are making it easier to create web-based research guides that appeal to the aesthetic sensibilities of our patrons and lead them to the scholarly resources they need. In this year's discussion group, we will talk about these research guide management systems and explore best practices for their use in science libraries.
This session will feature two "Pecha Kucha" presentations from librarians who have experience with these systems. Pecha Kucha, Japanese for "chatter", is a new presentation format that limits each presenter to 20 slides and gives them 20 seconds talk about each (6 minutes and 40 seconds per presenter.) Following the presentations, we will discuss these systems and share creative ways to enhance web-based research guides using "Web 2.0" technologies.
Steven M. Adams, Biological and Life Sciences Librarian, Princeton University
Margaret Mellinger, Engineering Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries