Category Archives: e-resource mgmt

*silent fist pump*

I think a lot about the accessibility of our library’s licensed e-resources. Sure, if there’s not already a clause in a license agreement about compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we request that it be added. But what does … Continue reading

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If platform upgrade email alerts were truthful

*E-resources librarians around the world nod in agreement* This one’s for you, folks! http://stripgenerator.com/strip/1090289/if-platform-upgrade-emails-were-truthful/ More monkey comics at http://orgmonkey.stripgenerator.com.

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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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