Title

If you build it with them, they will come: Digital research portal design and development strategies

ORCiD

0000-0002-4201-8335

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Internet Reference Services Quarterly: A Journal of Innovative Information Practice, Technologies, and Resources

ISSN

1087-5301

Volume

10

Issue

1

DOI

10.1300/J136v10n01_06

First Page

77

Last Page

94

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

Ever increasing user demand for value-added digital resources and enabling navigation assistance requires innovative thinking that enhances traditional physical reference service strategies with new Web-based solutions. The Cal Poly agribusiness digital research portal project demonstrates that heightened collaboration between a subject specialist librarian and academic teaching faculty can enrich students' educational experiences. In this pilot project, information literacy concepts are paired with core disciplinary content to improve relational context during users' interaction with digital research tools and resource materials. This teaching librarian model leverages a Web-based research portal design and development process that embeds information literacy in academic curricula, even as it ensures organizational learning.