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Collection Development

Title Description Contributor Affiliation Created File

IPL Collection Development using Hypatia

Screenshots show how collection development works using IPL's Hypatia system, as well as a tour of the Collections area and wiki in the IPL's Learning Community.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Fall 2008

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[28 slides]

Tour of the IPL

Screenshots show the different areas of the IPL where students can find resources for answering questions, including the reference collections, exhibits, special collections, and pathfinders.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Fall 2008

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[11 slides]

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Reference & Information Services

Title Description Contributor Affiliation Created File

IPL: A Digital Reference Service

An overview the IPL’s website, anatomy of an IPL reference response, and statistics gathered from 2007 data about reference service and digital collections usage.

Dr. Eileen Abels, Lily Rozaklis

Drexel University

Spring 2008

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[44 slides]

IPL Basics: Question Answering

An introduction to the history of the IPL, how question-answering is performed, how users submit answers to the service, guidelines for question-answering, the mechanics of composing an exemplary response, and helpful hints for what to do if you get stumped. Technical assistance by Jane Barrager.

Dr. Lorri Mon

Florida State University

Winter 2009

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[6m35s]

IPL Reference using QRC

Screenshots show how question-answering works using IPL's QRC system, as well as a tour of the Reference area and wiki in the IPL's Learning Community.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Winter 2007

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[16 slides]

Life of an IPL Question

Illustrates the IPL’s process for handling questions received from users, from receipt to question inactivation.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Winter 2007

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[11 slides]

Top 10 Pitfalls when Answering Reference Questions for the IPL

A review of common errors when answering questions following the IPL guidelines for question answering.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Winter 2007

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[17 slides]

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User Studies

Title Description Contributor Affiliation Created File

Teachers’ Reference Questions

An examination of the types of questions posed to the IPL’s question answering service by a specific user community: teachers.

Dr. Lorri Mon

Florida State University

Fall 2008

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[7 slides]

The Many Facets of IPL Community Building

A history and description of the IPL, a view of the IPL’s Learning Community for students in LIS programs, outreach using social networking sites, and sample questions received by the IPL’s reference service from a diverse community of users. Presentation delivered at ALA Annual 2008.

Dr. Eileen Abels, Dr. Denise Agosto, Lily Rozaklis, Shanshan Ma, Elana Marian

Drexel University

June 2008

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[25 slides]

What do we know about IPL users and the services provided to them?

An examination of IPL users, their questions, and the processing of questions by the service. Compares two studies which researched user information needs and IPL service provision in 1999 and 2007.

Lily Rozaklis, Dr. Eileen Abels

Drexel University

Winter 2009

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[19 slides]

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