Question for folks at academic libraries that are more heavily invested in e-reference platforms than we are (which would be most of them): so, you've got content in various vendor silos -- Oxford, Gale, Credo, etc. -- how do you search across all of them? More importantly, how does the user search across all of them?
HBR and EBSCO shenanigans... "As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing."
So I wouldn't call this group (LSW) anti-discovery, but it's definitely cautious/skeptical. I fully recognize it's not a panacea and that in many situations more limited databases, and sometimes even an OPAC, are better. But there's one objection that I'd like some help understanding, if anyone here shares it.
A professor just brought to my attention a discrepancy in how EBSCO and ProQuest list a serial (not the only instance of this, I'm sure!). The serial is ABA Journal--EBSCO calls it a periodical, ProQuest says it is scholarly, and Ulrichs says it is refereed. Looking at the content, I say EBSCO is right. Is this something that is worth pursuing?
fellow cod worshippers: when a URL has resourceguides.blahblahlibrary.edu - is that because resourceguides is a specific product? Or are they using libguides and just decided to change the URL? Clueless not-a-typical-practicing-librarian here.
Hmm did HBR in ebsco change something? Suddenly getting hit by users who have problems viewing full-text of HBR articles because "The publisher offers limited access to this article. The full text cannot be viewed from a persistent link". Changing to a search and then clicking in to the detailed record works but is "The publisher offers limited...
Anyone else had a chance to try the preview version of summon 2.0? My feeling is besides the look, the major thing most people will notice is the "infinite scroll" - think scrolling through facebook posts without discret pages of results. Sometimes I love it, other times I think the lack of pages for demarcation by page of results can be a problem.
I responded to a tweet (not to me) on, well, where else, but 140 characters didn't do it for me. My point: For local businesses--including restaurants--I'd rather see a focus on the business at hand than Strong HTML/site-building Skillz. If that means that restaurants offer PDF menus because, well, they're a LOT simpler than coding HTML menus...