E2 - Mananging electronic content - trends and influences

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Managing Electronic Content Trends & InfluencesAGCAS Careers Information and Employer Liaison Conference 2008

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What’s going on in info?What was info provision like 10 years ago? What’s influencing careers information provision? How can we respond change ?

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Information RevolutionLess paper information produced Reference file collections used less Less use of information room Reduced availability of hard copy Computer in every home Practically all our clients use PC / Web Plethora of online information – good/bad? Web 2.0 and other electronic media

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Expansion of CS operationsPlacements Vacancies PDP / Employability Learning Job shops International Coaching / mentoring / alumni Fairs / Courses Training Redundancy counselling SMEs Fairs / employer liaison Enterprise & Entrepreneurship WE Placements

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Who are our users and how do they access information?

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Baby Boomers & Generation XBaby boomer is a term used to describe a person born between 1946 and 1964. av,. now 55 (Bill Gates b1955, Ossie Osbourne b1948) Generation X is term used to describe generations in many countries around the world born from 1964 to around 1980. Wikipedia

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Generation Y The term Generation Y refers to a specific cohort of individuals born from 1980-1994 (although this is disputed by demographers and varies across countries). In their recent book, Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa (2007) found that in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US: 97% own a computer 94% own a cell phone 76% use Instant Messaging. 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week 34% use websites as their primary source of news 28% own a blog and 44% read blogs 49% download music using peer-to-peer file sharing 75% of college students have a Facebook account [22] 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod. It has been said that what characterises Gen Y is I WANT IT NOW! Wikipedia

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Generation Z Generation Z is the generation that follows Generation Y, which followed Generation X. The term has been used to refer to today's pre-teens (born after 1996), but is used more often to refer to people born after the year 2000. Both refer to "the first generation to be born into a digital world“ Wikipedia

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How can we respond to the changes?

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Whither, or Wither, Paper?See handout: Reflections on change, AGCAS 2007, p140

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A paradigm shift?Rethinking the traditional ‘information room’ model Providing resources online Continuing to provide selected hard copy? Integrating online and physical collections Managing online resources

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How are electronic resources different from physical resources?Physical - fixed in one place Physical - requires duplication, or at least signposting to cope, with multiple sites Electronic – can be accessed anywhere Electronic – allows you to create bespoke ‘sub-collections’ easily Electronic – accessible 24/7 Physical allows us to guide users , whereas they are on their own

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Range of MediaOne-to-one Podcasts Email Live text chat / video chat Social bookmarkingPaper-based Social networking Website Streaming video Online fairs

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So…The information revolution has caused us review the traditional ways of presenting careers information and how ICT can provide an alternative platform. But how can we manage an electronic collection?

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Google search tipshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXHCcwS00bk

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