and Technologies That Support

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Dec 10, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Meeting Their Needs: Services
and Technologies That Support
the Student Experience,
Strategic Direction and Building
Community




Peer

Assisted Technology Support Students


Jeremy Pierson


Mobile Website/Group Workroom Booking


Allan Gergel


Digitization Initiatives


Jake Cameron


Questions

Peer Assisted Technical Support
Students


Pilot Project


Goals/Duties


Challenges/Resolutions


How is it going


Future

Reasons for PATSS

Reasons for PATSS

Goals/Duties



To alleviate some of the technical
questions posed to the other desks.


Students helping students.


Give support for circulating
equipment.


Preventative
m
aintanance
.


To
provide help for the multimedia
stations.


Pilot Project


What we’ve done.


Targeted new media students to hire.


Looked at our current pool of student
workers.


Trained students in most common
problems.


What worked what didn’t.


Knowledge vs. Personality.


Variety of skill sets.


There is such a thing as being too helpful.


Challenges


Contacting PATSS if they are helping
someone.


Adding another desk.


Changing attitudes and perceptions.


Looks like another student workstation.


Impromptu/regular scheduled
training sessions.


Our unique twist.


Solutions


iPod touch vs. pager system


iPod solution demo


Screensavers, posters.


Including PATSS desk in library tours.


PATSS at new student orientation


P
owerPoint training files.


In progress.

How are things going


Last semester Stats compared to this
semesters stats.


Mobile Website

Design Considerations

Real
-
time dynamic
content

Low maintenance

ASP

PHP

Useful

Applications

Interface Development


Free framework


JavaScript and CSS3 based


Simulates Apple’s
iOS

theme


iWebKit

5.0

http://snippetspace.com

Mobile Website Demo

Group

Workroom Booking


Open source, GPL and free


PHP with MySQL/
PostGreSQL


Active development community

http://mrbs.sourceforge.net


Meeting Room Booking System

Group Workroom

Booking


Simple, intuitive user interface


Customizable functionality & presentation


Top

f
eatures


External database integration*


ILS patron integration (III Patron API)*


Flexible booking parameters


Email booking notification


Create queries for other applications


Flexible
authentication
options*


Custom user
groups


Full statistical reporting


Administrative over
-
rides


Definable booking
areas


RSS
feed processing

Can be used to book anything

Mobile Interface Challenges

Mobile Interface Challenges

Mobile Interface Challenges

Popular,

but not ideal…

Quick Response (QR) Codes


Implementation


bit.ly



free, scan statistics


Production of booking signage


Awareness/Promotion


Promotion of QR code technology


Mainstream media

QR codes
are two
-
dimensional barcodes which can be scanned by a
smart phone camera, prompting the user to display a webpage, video
or text contained in the code.

Mobile Interface Challenges

Quick Response (QR) Codes


Implementation


bit.ly



free, scan statistics


Production of booking signage


Awareness/Promotion


Promotion of QR code technology


Mainstream media

QR codes
are two
-
dimensional barcodes which can be scanned by a
smart phone camera, prompting the user to display a webpage, video
or text contained in the code.

Statistics

Mobile Website Success?

iPhone


66%

Blackberry

2%

Android


1.75%

Total visits:


5534

Collaborative Digitization

Initiatives


Southern Alberta Newspapers


Lethbridge Historical Society


Herbarium


Herbarium Project History


How did this come about?


What happened?


Equipment purchased


Photography protocol created


Student hired to photograph
samples


Where this is going?


Why is it of interest to people?

Herbarium Digitization Video




http
://vimeo.com/29806433

Challenges


Transcribing


No Authority Records


Unfamiliar with scientific
nomenclature


Collection size doubled as the work
progressed

Demo

Collection Demo:


http://digitallibrary.uleth.ca/cdm4/bro
wse.php?CISOROOT=/herbarium



The Future


PATSS


IM button on all of the student
workstations.


PATSS blog
environment.


Group Workroom Booking


Single sign
-
on integration


JQuery

Mobile?


Questions?

Allan
Gergel

gergam@uleth.ca

Jeremy Pierson

jeremy.pierson@uleth.ca

Jake Cameron

jacob.cameron@uleth.ca



Thank you!

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