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Creating Interactive
Course Assignment Pages

The OSU Libraries ICAP Project

Coalition for Networked Information

Fall 2007 Task Force Meeting

Kim Griggs, Jane Nichols, Margaret Mellinger

ICAP

Project Goals


Connect students with quality library information
when
and where

they need it for course assignments.




Enable librarians to employ
traditional library
resources with Web 2.0 features

in easily created
and maintained web pages.

ICAP

Project Strategies


Determine the right approach


Course Management System, Content Management System,
Campus Portal, Broader library software environment, Custom
Solution?


Get people with the right skill sets



Hired a programmer to develop the tool


Use an agile development cycle


Ruby on Rails provides a framework to quickly develop
prototypes and incorporate user feedback


Perform usability testing throughout the process


Include stakeholders early and often


ICAPs:

Connecting Students to Libraries

To help students more easily access quality

library information, we developed the

Interactive Course Assignment Pages

(ICAPs).


ICAPs are dynamic web pages that integrate

Web 2.0 features, chat and RSS feeds, etc.

with traditional library content, such as

catalogs and article databases.

ICAP Example

ICAP

Publishing System: For and By Librarians

Librarians have enough to do and maintaining

static HTML pages is tedious and time

consuming.




OSU Libraries decided to develop the ICAP

Tool, which enables librarians to easily create,

manage, and publish ICAPs.


The ICAP tool provides libraries with a

system librarians can administer through

a web browser.



ICAP Tool Screenshot

Initial feedback, assessment and analysis


Librarians


Forums, usability testing, meetings, use statistics


Students


Surveys, emails, use statistics, chats and
conversations


Faculty


Surveys, emails, conversations

Lessons Learned


The ICAP project

provided openings for

discussion with campus

about how the library

supports student learning.

Lessons learned


Learned a lot about the time and energy people need to spend to
adopt new software


Do the background research, but don’t get stuck there


Use case scenarios and requirements documents


Incorporating usability testing and training facilitated
communication and feedback


Built capacity, for the team and for the librarians.


Learned to work through inevitable difficulties in project
management




Future directions

Image credits


Ryan Sawhill. 3756


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ARendle's photos. Secret garden gate open.
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Valley Library (Oregon State University. A Jolly Librarian.
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