Category Archives: e-resource mgmt

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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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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