BibApp at ASEE: Journey to the Center of a CV

June 29th, 2010  |  Published in Mentions, News

Librarians Anne E. Rauh and Jody Hoesly of Wendt Engineering Library at the University of Wisconsin at Madison presented on their BibApp project at the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.

Their colorful slides will introduce you to the nature and scope of Wendt’s project. Their conference paper discusses why Wendt Library decided to develop and work with BibApp, how they organized and carried out citation capture, and how the BibApp has improved relationships with the departments they serve. Pay close attention to the appendices, which contain all the forms and processes Wendt is using to track CVs and citations!

Our congratulations to Annie Rauh and Jody Hoesly for their successful presentation, and our thanks for their permission to place these materials on our site.

Remember repositories? They were all the rage

July 2nd, 2009  |  Published in Mentions

Alma Swan, in her keynote at this year’s SCONAL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) Conference, namechecked BibApp as one of several services helping to define where repositories will go next.   Alma’s talk, entitled “Remember repositories? They were all the rage”, asks all the right questions and points out many of the real life problems being faced by repository managers every day.   How do we communicate with the researchers on our campus?  How do we promote the services offered by repositories in a way researchers will comprehend?  How do we provide the features that are of real interest to these researchers?

Although we’d never go as far as to say BibApp alone  is the answer to all these problems, we appreciate being named as one of the services helping to define the future of repositories.   One of our goals is to provide easier (and hopefully more useful) ways for researchers to discover and interact with their local repository (and each other).   We’re hoping that the upcoming BibApp 1.0 release will be a step in the right direction.

Thanks again for the confidence, Alma!

The Tower and The Cloud

November 14th, 2008  |  Published in Mentions

John Unsworth, Dean and Professor at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, writes about the BibApp in University 2.0, his chapter of the new open-access Educause e-book: The Tower and The Cloud.

Unsworth describes the BibApp as a “flexible and innovative information service”, which helps to “seam” together university data in a new way. Ultimately, he concludes it is the re-imagination of currently accessible data that will lead to exciting new University 2.0 applications: “What we need more than big science or big servers are good ideas about interesting things that faculty, staff, and students could do with the information produced in, by, and about universities”.

We here at the BibApp definitely agree. Thanks for the write up!