June 03, 2007
Special Libraries Association Paper - Almost an eJournal
This is a contributed paper for the Special Libraries Association meeting in Denver (June 4, 2007):
Title: Almost an eJournal: Using the Library Catalog for Local Hosting and Management of Electronic Periodicals
Abstract: In 2005, the Kresge Business Administration Library at the University of Michigan acquired a new electronic periodical for its collection that had to be locally hosted by the library and was not currently part of any article database. Pressed with a need to present this resource to users in a way that would facilitate and promote use, a plan was developed to create individual records for each issue of this periodical and place them into the library’s public catalog. The article describes the rationale for local hosting of electronic resources, licensing considerations, creating search and discovery opportunities for these items, the creation of library catalog records for the issues, workflow methods and the promotion for this material to the Ross School community. Also discussed will be the ways that this program will be expanded to showcase other resources for the library community.
This is not in the slides...but it was my epiphany while listening to the keynote with Former Vice President Al Gore. He said (paraphrased) that the librarians’ role is to find and "characterize" data/information for the public or our users. In turn, the librarians should "translate" it into the a way to make it accessible by the public. To a simple degree...this is my paper. I will try to get the exact phrasing and put it in the final paper.
Posted by cseeman at June 3, 2007 01:25 AM