Through with the draft of my OA roundup (in January & February C&I). Just over 60,000 words. That should go down, probably about 5% to 10%, in editing, making it the heart of two long issues. Neither of which will emerge before 2013.
Want to do some comparisons between our our federated search product (360 Search), our discovery layer (Summon), and some comprehensive, popular databases (Academic Search Complete and some players yet to be named...but I'll take suggestions). Is the ratio of searches per session at all an interesting statistic? From the numbers I see, it looks...
Does anyone know of a list that separates library subscription databases to those that need to generate permalinks in order to create article links that won't expire v.s. links that can be immediately bookmarked and that don't expire (otherwise known as databases without links with session ids)?
For those of you who play with ERM, when it comes to evaluating COUNTER-type stats, do you place more weight on no. of searches, retrievals, or sessions? Alternately, if anyone has any good resources on evaluating statistics, you can just point me to that --so far I keep turning up COUNTER FAQ's mostly...which isn't helping.
We are looking at how to circulate iPads at our library. How do y'all do it, if indeed you do circulate iPads? (I'm trying to see how it can be done given the personal nature of the device seemingly set up in such a way that it's tied to an account and with apps that a person or family would use rather than...well, for a library). Thanks.
It turns out that Elsevier makes its Science Direct content available in EPUB and MOBI formats as well as in PDF. Not just the ebooks, although that's what the staff focus on, but all of their journal content as well, it looks like. But libraries have to ASK to have this feature turned on for their sites. Why?!? Why would anybody NOT want this?