Category Archives: e-resource mgmt

An answer to the question, “How many databases?”

I’ve joked in the past about how to answer the question, “How many databases does your library have?” (comic at http://orgmonkey.net/?p=1325) It turns out it is quite difficult to define what a database is, depending on who is asking and … Continue reading

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Oh Past Self, Come Here and Let Me Kick You in the Shins

Here are the slides from a recent presentation I gave at the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference with the marvelous Anna Creech and Kristi DeShazo. Abstract: Notes. We put them everywhere, in order records, item records, database records, etc. They … Continue reading

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e-resources usage stats dashboard update

In July I told you about a project that my colleague and I were working on here, to develop a statistics dashboard for electronic resources usage. Our project has progressed to the point at which we are beginning the construction … Continue reading

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sudden clarity: definition of “perpetual”

 

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Advocacy: the joke’s on me

My first full-time position in a library was as the commercial binding prep person. It was a time-limited, para-professional position, filling in for someone who was on maternity leave. I fell in love with the preservation department SO HARD, which … Continue reading

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how we checked e-journal title lists in 2003

I found this as I was going through our historical license agreement files. Not much has changed in ten years!

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