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Collection Development

Title Description Contributor Affiliation Created File

Evaluating Hypatia Records’ Metadata (Using Hypatia)

Students become familiar using Hypatia, the IPL’s web-based collection management software.  One week/class session will be set aside for Hypatia training.  Then, students will receive Hypatia records, review the metadata contained in those records, and edit the records in Hypatia. Instructors will be able to review students’ work via a collaborative Google document.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Evaluating User Suggestions

Students will receive user suggestions to evaluate, each taking approximately 10 minutes to review.  Students will be supplied a form for noting whether the website should be added to the IPL digital collection.  Instructors will receive a copy of the students’ recommendations from IPL staff after the assignment due date.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Hypatia Searching Demonstration for Collection Development

Video demonstration with audio for how to search effectively in Hypatia.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Link Checking Sites in the IPL Using Hypatia

Fixing broken links keeps digital libraries functioning. Essentially, students perform link checking be reviewing a set of link and seeing if a link reaches its intended target, a resource.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Note: Using any of the learning objects in this section requires a paid membership. Please contact us if you are interested in registering to teach with the IPL's digital reference service.

References & Information Services

Title Description Contributor Affiliation Created File

Ask an IPL Librarian Digital Reference Service: Student and Volunteer Training Manual

Comprehensive documentation on the IPL’s process for question answering.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Sludge: Tips for Answering the Trickiest Questions

Helpful hints for tackling questions that have remained unanswered for too long and that are likely trickier than the "average" IPL reference question.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Procedures for Mucking Simplified

Policies and procedures for students and volunteers working as Reference Administrators for the Ask an IPL Librarian Digital Reference Service.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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Text A Librarian IPL

Students will experiment with the Text A Librarian software from Mosio. Sample exercise and readings on text messaging and texting for reference included. Note: Access to the system is available at this time to IPL partners, only.

Dr. Eileen Abels

Drexel University

Fall 2009

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Dr. Lorri Mon

Florida State University

Fall 2009

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[7 slides]

QuestionPoint: Chat Reference

Training for using QuestionPoint software for providing chat reference. Includes a cheat sheet and two versions of the same presentation, one with audio and the other without audio. Note: Access to the system is available at this time to IPL partners, only.

Dr. Eileen Abels

Drexel University

Winter 2010

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Cheat Sheet (.doc)

Presentation (w/audio)
(.ppsx)

Presentation (w/o audio)
(.ppt)

Working with RJDP's

Training for question answerers handling questions due today or tomorrow.

IPL Staff

Drexel University

Continually updated

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