Welcome to Introduction to a Digital Collection featuring
Evelyn Birkby Collection one of several collections hosted by the Iowa Digital Library "Radio homemaker"
Outline 1. Value of access to digital collections - Local interest and worldwide access - The importance of first-hand accounts 2. Sorting out what you want - Tools for selecting specific searches from broad collection, by media or by date 3. Accessing individual items - Differences in media types and what is available here only in part. Instructional Goal The overall goal on this introductory program is to increase the presentation audience's awareness of the Iowa Digital Library system and some of the tools available to make their search less overwhelming and more rewarding through beginning an exploration of the particular items of the Evelyn Birkby Collection. Objectives At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to - articulate benefits of access to primary source material in widely available electronic format - find and navigate to the general information pane, reading a short biography of Evelyn Birkby in order to discuss presenter prompted questions about Mrs. Birkby and the history of the collection. - select from Sample Searches on collection's home page to access more specific sections of collection to be able to offer an example of a similarity or difference between different searches Standards Implemented The Association of College and Research Libraries, (2000). Information literacy competency standards for higher education. American Library Association: Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency 1.2: The information literate student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources of information. - Participants will each offer an example of materials now available to a wider audience due to technological improvements. 3.2: The information literate student articulates and applies initial criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources. - Participants will describe a characteristic of a primary source and check understanding by offering another example of similar primary source information. 2.2: The information literate student identifies a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information. - In response to facilitator examples, such as photographs or sound recordings, participants will identify Sample Searches likely to contain each media examples.