Emailed Ebsco with a "my faculty is trying to do x with Dynamed question" Answer "
Please ask him to contact the librarian and get the email address from UIC." Umm...dude, I AM the librarian, care to try again?
Me to EBSCO support: Did you know "Time" is marked as an "Academic Journal" in your MEDLINE? E: NLM does not distinguish between various source types, so we mark everything as academic. We regret the inconvenience. Me: You regret the inconvenience and will fix, or you regret and won't fix? E: The latter.
common behavior? Summon results list - clicking on the title takes you to the full text not a page with more detailed citation information... is this typical for discovery services? This is how our new article search is and I find it weird.
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."
Question about eresource authentication at your library. Is it true at your workplace, all you need to do is to login to the campus wifi and you straight away have access to say sciencedirect.com without using say ezproxy? And for off campus you either use ezproxy or vpn? Getting lots of comments in survey that they want something like this.
Anyone using Innovative's Sierra - got any good helper documents for patrons? I am not fond of the few III provides. I will happily give you all due credit ('original handout from Acme PL' or whatever) if you'd allow me to borrow/edit them for our use? Thanks in advance.
So after a thorough review of every RSS Reader out there I think I've settled on http://newsblur.com/ though I'm also considering http://theoldreader.com/ but I found it a bit too basic. Has anyone else settled on anything?
Lazyweb: still having trouble embedding libguide boxes into our library's main page. Do any of you do this? Have examples of library sites that plop a box into a non-libguides webpage? Our puzzled webmaster would like to see some examples.
It's not a library job, but maybe someone here knows someone who wants to do educational technology stuff at a community college in Sacramento, CA? Sacramento City College has a faculty-level "Instructional Development Coordinator" position open.
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...
Reminded this weekend that inland Northern California--let's say Nevada County--may not be similar to the Greater Bay Area: At a relative's birthday party, chatting with a woman, mentioned how pleased we are that most acreage south of us in Livermore is permanently protected vineyard/olive orchard space, thanks to wineries...
do you guys have something like this http://libguides.nus.edu.sg/proxy_b... ? Quite a few libraries have this but I haven't seen any analysis how well used it is. A couple of months back I altered it slightly to record whenever it was used. results? i see about 15-20% usage of eresources is driven by it! Must be doing something wrong.
Reading something on the downsides of instructional screencasts just made me ponder instead creating step-by-step guides with each step consisting of text plus an animated gif. This strikes me as such a probably-terrible idea that I couldn't resist sharing.