Library Labs

Where one can experiment with new information technologies and services. An OSUL 2013 Project.

Category: Informational

OSU Library Labs: We Want Your Ideas!

Have you created your own tool, gadget, plug-in, browser extension to help manage you personal access to and management of information?  Are you willing to share with the community? If so, let us know!

The goal of the Ohio State University Library Labs is to showcase experimental and emerging technologies that facilitate access to information, resources, and services.

What is the criteria for submissions?  Submissions need to focus on tools which facilitate access to and management of information. If that information includes services and resources provided by OSU Libraries, then all the better.

In addition to highlighting your tool on this site we will pass along any feedback that we receive.

 SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS!

Contact us at sul-mps@osu.edu

OSU Library Labs: What Are We All About?

The Ohio State University Libraries staff are always experimenting with new technologies and services that can to help make access to information, resources, and services easier. We have two challenges once we find something interesting:

– How do we make our community (you) aware of our experiments so that they (you) can take advantage of them?

– How can we organize our experiments in a way that they can be stored and discovered?

We brought a small group together to discuss these challenges and the result was OSU Library Labs.  We will be using OSU Library Labs to communicate new and experimental services offered by the library (usually Web-based, though not necessarily) so that the community can try them and, more importantly, offer us your feedback.

We will use that feedback to either improve the service before its “official” release, or help us decide if we will even offer a service. OSU Library Labs is not only just a place to house beta services, the project is a beta service in of itself.

Please subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter to keep up with our new services and tools as they are released.

OSU Library Labs: Please Follow Us

Later this week, OSU Library Labs will be posting its first tool that can help to facilitate access to information, resources, and services.

Please subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter to keep up with the technologies and tools as they are released.

Welcome to OSU Library Labs

The Ohio State University Libraries are experimenting with new technologies to help make access to information, resources, and services easier. OSU Library Labs is THE place to learn about new Web technologies and how OSUL is meeting the information needs of it’s users.

Many tools included in the Labs may be in ‘beta’ form and still under development while others may be supported. We would like for you to play with them and tell us what you think!

Is a tool useful? What are the bugs and problems you found using it? What works well? What doesn’t work? Do you have any tools that you would like for us to share on this site?

Our first few tools will be posted in the coming days, with more to follow..

OSU Library Labs is an OSUL 2013 Project