@xdurana at #elag2011

  1. mireialeg
    @xdurana has talked in #elag2011 about the future new site of UOC Virtual Library. Great presentation!
  2. tillk
    Third day of #elag2011 starts with an answer to the question what a virtual university library environment should look like by @xdurana
  3. lukask
    ‘Virtual library’ might be a better term than ‘Digital library’, which we’re using in Amsterdam #elag2011
  4. liblabs
    RT @lukask: ‘Virtual library’ might be a better term than ‘Digital library’, which we’re using in Amsterdam #elag2011
  5. lukask
    @PetervBoheemen @liblabs Yes, I am not sure yet. Maybe just use ‘Library’? ;-) #elag2011
  6. Over the past year, the Open University of Catalonia library has been designing its new website with this question in mind. Our main concern has been how to integrate the library in the student day to day study routine to not to be only a satellite tool. We present the design of the website that, in a virtual library like ours, it is not only a website but the whole library itself.

  7. hochstenbach
    1 “@schambers3: Just heard about t.co/Ycnnpjf looks pretty cool! #elag2011 via @liblabs
  8. Maria_Ohlsson
    nice appealing remodeled web site at Open university ofCatalonia. Now lightning talks #elag2011
  9. The central point of the web is my library, a space that associates the library resources with the student’s curriculum and their course subjects. There the students can save the resources as favourites, comment or share them. They have also access to all the services the library offers them. The resources are imported from multiple tools such as Millennium, SFX, Metalib and Dspace to the Drupal CMS. Then the resources’ metadata can be enriched with other contextual information from other sources, for example the course subjects. And finally they can be exported in standard, open data formats making them available for linked data applications.
  10. lukask
    Open University of Catalonia library uses Drupal as CMS for their virtual library website #elag2011
  11. jindrichmynarz
    Interesting use of Drupal reported by @xdurana at #elag2011. Steep learning curve mentioned.
  12. PetervBoheemen
    Using drupal as a front end (or wordpress or typo3, etc) creates a great danger of ‘product lock-in’ #elag2011
  13. liblabs
    And which alternatives do we have? RT @petervboheemen: Using drupal as a front end creates a great danger of ‘product lock-in’ #elag2011
  14. PetervBoheemen
    @liblabs #elag2011 Do not say not to use things like drupal. But make sure you have an exit strategy before relying on fancy features
Original posted by Gerard Pagès i Camps on Friday, May 27, 2011 on #LibTechNotes a blog from the LibraryLabs at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Library