Yesterday's online scholarly presence workshop (that I taught) leads me to think ResearchGate may be one of the best things to ever happen for institutional repositories. *IF* librarians can get avoid "shaming" researchers for using RG and instead create workflows that help researchers get things into RG and IRs efficiently. Anyone working on this?
So, let's pretend you are a small college with no archivist, and minimal tech support, but you have about 1200 photos scanned on drives. And you want to put them into an online gallery for public display. What would you use to do that?
Learned something new-to-me today: Newsbank apparently has a freely available index of thier newspapers http://www.newslibrary.com
The results provide a direct link for users to buy the article for $2.95 ... but hey, it's a free indexing service
As you might imagine (since I work for Springshare), I see a lot of LibGuides and a lot of people's profile images. I just saw a very cute one of a librarian and her cat. I like profile pics with pets, and maybe patrons will feel a librarian is more approachable because they have a pet. Thoughts?
Reading "Evaluation and Comparison of Discovery Tools:An Update" from a couple of months ago. It states that there are 5 discovery tools that can be placed above the rest: "Encore, Ebsco Discovery Service, Primo, summon, and WorldCatLocal" Do you agree? Are there any others you would consider to be in their league?
PSA: An undetermined number of Ebrary and EBL e-books are not actually entire e-books. At a faculty member's request, we purchased an e-book via Ebrary, only to discover that some of the pages in said book are not available.
Is anyone holding off on migrating to the LibGuides v2 because it's "too beta"? (Rather than because e.g. it's a big job that requires extra care.) I was planning on just doing it, and now getting a little worried that so much is not quite there yet...
In the course of things, I came across a great assignment suggestion which indicated that Academic Search Premier had "cited reference" searching. Try as I might, I'm not finding it. I'm not even seeing linked citations, which I know are in other EBSCO databases. Am I missing something here? Have you done cited reference searching in ASP?
Trialing browzine again for the second time, since they are now supporting aggregators like ebsco, proquest and Ovid. Any of you who have this for a while? How are users taking it? I got the impression it's quite well received on the medical side.