Promotion of electronic resources through information literacy

BENNETT, Samantha, KAPITZKI, Rupa and DJUKIC, Predrag (2017) Promotion of electronic resources through information literacy. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 112 - Poster Sessions.

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Promotion of electronic resources through information literacy

HCT subscribes to a wealth of electronic resources that supports student teaching and learning. Contributions are being made to educational technology through the resources provided to our students. These resources are expensive and often justification to keep subscriptions are needed due to low usage. Equally important is a return on investment, therefore marketing is urgent to ensure optimal use. Librarians are promoting electronic resources through Information Literacy sessions throughout the year, facilitated encouraging BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and hands-on through different settings (in classrooms, groups in the library, classroom setting in the library, one to one in the library). HCT resources are accessible 24/7/365 on and off campus and from anywhere in the world through any device as long as a patron have internet access. Displays of powerpoint presentations on library plasma TVs, handouts, posters are leveraged marketing tools. QR codes introduced on different media are used to enable students/staff direct access to e-library items. Patrons are encouraged to take part from the trial phase of electronic resources to ensure programme appropriate content is acquired. COUNTER, SUSHI and Google Analytics reports are generated regularly to monitor usage statistics of these electronic resources.

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