Web 2.0 working group, where next…?
Posted by sarahw9 on 6 August, 2009
Since demise of the sm@ll project a group of us have been discussing how we can usefully develop and engage with web 2.0. Here are a few notes from a short meeting today:
- Focus on postgraduate students; they are still open to new ideas and have more detailed and focussed information needs.
- Find out what they actually think / use / where they have skills gaps. We can do this by:
– working with the new Post-Graduate facilitator who will be based in the Post-Grad reading room in the David Wilson Library.
– Doing a light survey all the new p-grad students we see at the information sessions we run for them – sneakily using clickers so its integrated into what we are doing and we collect data automatically.
- Continue to link in with the East Midlands Research Support Group – a group of East Midlands librarians who are looking at how we can create and share resources to support researchers.
- The Student Learning Centre PG Research Skills Record System has self assessment materials for their PhD of their research skills. This has highlighted many of the areas we are interested in and confirms that there is a need for the skills we are promoting. In particular: critical appraisal, online or research identities and how this can help promote and manage your work; open publishing and how to go about getting published; ethesis; referencing.
- Linking into departments where we know there is a strong interest in this area. For example John Fothergill / Engineering.
- Reconsider our marketing and scheduling. Can we offer courses at better times of year or go out to departments offering a full day?
Did I miss anything folks? Let me know! Any further ideas?