Category Archives: e-resource mgmt

license review: it’s what i do

Over the last couple years I’ve been working my way through our file cabinet of license agreement materials, to see what is relevant to keep and what can be discarded. To demonstrate what an onerous process it is I thought … Continue reading

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Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources (MSU LEETS presentation)

I’ll be attending the MSU LEETS summit this week. Here is a link to the slides of my presentation: Marketing Your Library’s Electronic Resources (MSU LEETS presentation) from Marie Kennedy http://www.slideshare.net/orgmonkey/kennedy2013-leets

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this is my relieved face: *_*

This weekend I tested authentication access to all of our databases from outside the campus IP range, using the new proxy server. It went surprisingly well. I uncovered eleventy subscription/title problems, but the new proxy server seems to work very … Continue reading

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e-resources usage stats dashboard

“A dashboard is a visual display of the most important information needed to achieve one or more objectives: consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance” (Few, p.34). Wow, there are some … Continue reading

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One good thing about asking the question

…is that you’re gonna get an answer! Librarians who serve our patrons at service points are THE people to stay in touch with if you’re thinking about how to improve your library’s electronic resources. I stopped by the Info Desk … Continue reading

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Proxy server anxiety dreams

On August 1 we will go live with a new proxy server, giving more reliable off-campus access to our licensed electronic resources. This means that during the month of July we’ll be changing every one of the URLs in our … Continue reading

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