Category Archives: e-resource mgmt

Sparklines (and a depressing trend)

Last year I was lucky enough to take a one-day class with Edward Tufte, about presenting data and information. The course itself was wonderful and I got to chat with him for a little bit about challenges in presenting social … Continue reading

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Need some e-resource marketing inspiration?

Over at Scoop.it I’ve been curating a collection of examples of how libraries are marketing their electronic collections. Do you need some inspiration for how to market e-resources at your own library? Take a look at http://www.scoop.it/t/marketing-electronic-resources/. The content there … Continue reading

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Sometimes nice things happen

For the last few months every time I walked from the library to get my stress fix (a small bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos) from the campus bookstore I would pass by a light pole hung with a large banner … Continue reading

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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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