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1. Can anybody add content to the ANTS site?
Answer: Yes. Although ANTS initially started out as a COPPUL initiative, it was opened it up to non-COPPUL librarians in the Fall of 2006. Anyone can register to be a member of our COPPUL Wiki and anyone can get a DSpace account and upload content to our repository.
2. Are you only asking people to develop tutorials for the e-resources currently on the list.
Answer: No. Anyone working with e-resources knows that databases are aquired by new vendors, old vendors go out of business, new e-resources are continuously being born, and that old e-resources (that were previously not that popular) can become popular. Hence, we anticipate that many people will want to develop tutorials for e-resources not on our initial list. That is why we chose a dynamic wiki - that anyone can add to - as our home for all e-resources identified for development. All we ask is that you add the name of any e-resource you want to develop a tutorial for onto the Wiki (it is very easy to do using Easy Edit). This way others will be made aware of the fact that (a) a tutorial needs to be created for a specific e-resource or (2) that you are creating one (so they do not need to create one locally).
2. I noticed that ANTS seems to be dedicated to creating tutorials for e-resources. Do you accept other types of library tutorials as well such as Information Literacy ones?
Answer: Yes. Although ANTS was originally conceived as being a method or enabling development of e-resource tutorials across institutions, we have recieved a lot of questions from people who would like to see other types of tutorials included as well. These include Information Literacy Tutorials, Literacy Tutorials (for Public Libraries), Data & GIS Tutorials, Tutorials for Handicapped users, and any other type of tutorial that there is a demand for in the library world. We welcome all ideas and all content. Ideas for new types of tutorials can be added onto the Wiki.