DIY E-Resources: Break Out and Build Your Own
MetadataShow full item record
The options for libraries to create databases and access points far beyond the traditional ILS have expanded exponentially in the last few years. Library technical services departments can use their expertise to create their own e-resources that fit the needs of their constituent groups, whether in an academic environment, public library, or special library. Creating an eresource with simple, free platforms and tools is within the reach of any library without requiring advanced IT support. Learn how to create do-it-yourself e-resources using Wordpress and Omeka that can supplement the traditional catalog, house a variety of formats, and allow a flexible, user-centered approach to discovery and display of resources. Google Docs and Google Refine will be demonstrated as additional tools to streamline the creation and management of metadata.