In the present day, online searching is a daily activity for many people and the function of reference help desk should be adjusted for this. It is common for a library to conduct survey on their users in order to obtain users feedback or identify users’ information needs. The downside of using a survey is that it depends on the ability of users to recall and may be based on what the user perceived. In contrast to survey, unobtrusive method such as analysis of transaction logs will give evident on the actual information behavior of the users. Blecic et.
Research in Library Science is conducted in many areas covering multiple questions, but one thing shared is data collection. Qualitative and quantitative information to support the question at hand are necessary to validate the needs or phenomenon or trends (Wildemuth, 2009). Transaction logs and focus groups are two valuable data collection techniques. Transaction Logs Whenever a person logs onto and begins to use a computer in the library, different kinds of information are automatically collected into transaction logs (Jansen, 2006). Sullenger (1997) recommends transaction logs “be examined by librarians to analyze how patrons use the catalog, what features they are using, and to see what areas of searching are problematic” (p. 21).
Patrons expect librarians to be technology leaders and trainers. For many community members the library is the place they go, sometimes daily, to access the Internet, read the newspaper, learn about new technologies and devices, and interact with these technologies and devices. When patrons come to the library for help using technology it is the librarian’s responsibility to be able to help or find the help the patron needs. Librarians are accountable to community members about trends with the Internet, especially because of the important role Internet plays in the spreading of information. Being familiar with ways that patrons can connect to the Internet in and out of the library will allow librarians to give patrons the ability to connect to the information they need, in the ways they want.
As of November 26, 2009, using the online library that is provided by Colorado Technical University is an indispensable tool for a student. However within the library, you can obtain necessary articles, or Internet resources. Also, you have the benefit of asking, a librarian a question about books or resources that are available. Library • Find Articles & Books • Find Web Resources • Ask a librarian Within the resource's column, you have many tools that will help you with earning your degree and while managing your academic liaison with CTU, such as contacting a librarian when you can't find what you're looking for. The APA reference, or citation center which will help you with the APA format.
Librarians would have used different selection aids in acquiring these items for the collection; such aids would have been from publishers catalogues, from visiting bookshops and book warehouses and most commonly via approval orders and standing orders. Over time as information has been stored and retrieved by computers, information has become readily available online due to the internet and the emergence of new technologies. The internet has changed the way people communicate and access information. This has also effected and changed the selection of media types that is the best material to buy for library collections, and consequently which will be the most cost effective and beneficial for future use. Libraries are continually dealing with the difficulties to adjust and maintain collections with varying materials and to deliver them to their users in a timely fashion.
Furthermore, is the web achieving its purpose and its objectives for the intentional spectators, containing gratification for customer? Is the web arrangement functionally working regular with its specifications and design? For instance is the information accurate, relevant, effective and complete user friendly. The checkpoints gathers information to support with the processes of web development, as well as preparation, strategy, operation, upgrade and improvement. Web-Site Checkpoints One actual key to website efficiency is acknowledgement and networks.
The contact address and user support that they provide are email and contact number which they specially provide for certain categories to the demands of the customers. The categories that they highlight on the contact information are about book availability or special orders, MPH’s Reader’ Circle (MRC), MPH Bookstore’s Promotions, Webstore (www.mphonline.com), Corporate Account, and job vacancies in the MPH bookstore. Customers can refer to all this categories and can contact the administrator through the email and contact number serve. This make the interaction between the administrator and the customers is effective and saving time in order for the customer to get the information that they want. Besides that, MPH also provided a social networking site which is MPH Click on Facebook.
Isn't that sound amazing? For me it is! If you google search online education and CPE, there will be tons of information that you can get, but I'll just narrow it down to some of the important facts that you may find helpful to you, based on my research and as an Online Student myself. Think! You have to think very carefully and please do assess yourself first, what and why you really want to take an online class.
In order to reach those students, the librarian must be knowledgeable about the trends and applications and be able to use and apply them in a library setting. By using them, the librarian makes the library relevant to students, and brings the library to students where the students are. The first trend is social communication through various tools on the web; the second trend is using collaborative tools and sharing information with the masses through the web; the third trend is social networking via the web. While some of the applications listed under each of these trends have been around for while, each and every day more and more platforms or applications are developed, and sometimes those platforms could fit comfortably under more than one of these trend categories. Library professionals are charged with the job of not only keeping abreast of the ever-changing world of technology, but also being leaders in using technology.
3) PROBLEM DESCRIPTION FOR EACH PROBLEM THAT WILL INCLUDE THE SCENARIO AT THE ORGANIZATION, THE ISSUES AS A RESULT OF THE SITUATION, AND THE NEEDS OF THE ORGANIZATION TO HELP SOLVE THE ISSUES. Scenario I provide this system because to make people easy to buy books through this website online where they do not need to went to the bookstore and have to walk around the store to find the book they want. Thus, when they visit this web site and want to buy the book they can just order to us and then we will post the book to them. The organizations should apply this website in their organisation in order to help solve issues and constantly update this website such as the information and their collection. 4) OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM To... ... middle of paper ... ...m different religion.