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Library directors meeting

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Cycling Through: Paths Libraries Take to Marketing Electronic Resources

The slides from my presentation at the Library Assessment Conference, Baltimore MD, 27 October 2010. Direct link:

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the use of our non-current print journal collection is waning: proof provided

Retrieval requests of non-current journal articles from storage Over the last six fiscal years requests for non-current journal articles retrieved from storage has dropped significantly.  The decline is most dramatic in the number of requests LMU patrons made: from 470 … Continue reading

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Off-campus test from on campus or: How to be in two places at once

When I troubleshoot patron reports of problems accessing electronic resources they will often be off campus, attempting to connect through our proxy server.  When I troubleshoot I am often on campus, within the university IP range.  One of my first … Continue reading

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pursuing the bright spots

here’s a thought for us to nibble on: To pursue bright spots is to ask the question “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?” Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, in the real world, this obvious question is … Continue reading

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two-team approach to selecting and implementing an ERMS

In November 2009 I put together a team to evaluate our existing electronic resource management system (ERMS) to determine if it was satisfactory or if we needed to pursue another commercial option.  The first part of the process was completed … Continue reading

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