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Creating an iPod library tour

Mawson, Maria, Moore, Helen and Pacheco, Jenny (2006) Creating an iPod library tour. ALISS Quarterly, 2 (1). pp. 20-22. ISSN 0265-2587

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Abstract

[FIRST PARAGRAPH] Over the years, traditional tours of the Main Library for new students had become unviable, primarily because of the huge numbers of students on many programmes and the short induction period. The value of such tours had also been questioned and most Liaison Librarians had replaced them with presentations to large groups in lecture theatres. A printed self-guided tour had been available for some time, but was looking dated. The concept of the iPod tour provided the opportunity to supplement other induction activities with something that students could download and use when they chose to, using innovative technologies. Planning for the project started towards the end of June 2005 and the deadline was Intro Week towards the end of September.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 The authors. This is an author produced version of a paper published in ALISS Quarterly.
Keywords: iPod tour, university library, induction
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Administrative Services (Sheffield) > Library (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 22:59
Status: Published
Publisher: Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences
Refereed: No
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1967

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