Problem of linking to library resources

Today’s college students and faculty expect to be able to easily share articles and searches from library databases, as well as set up customized feeds that bring relevant information to them.  But because so many library resources live behind EZProxy servers, meeting this expectation has proved difficult. This is because while most subscription databases provide…

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How not to implement a link resolver

My library recently purchased WebBridge, Innovative’s link resolver product.   As I had no prior experience with link resolvers, the implementation, to say the least, has been a bit bumpy.  But after several weeks and many long frustrating hours wrestling OpenURLs into submission, I’m happy to report that WebBridge is working pretty well.  For the record,…

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RDA – The Verdict

So did RDA pass the test?  Will we all be happily RDA-izing our OPACs in the near future?  By creating RDA records, will we make our resources more findable, identifiable, selectable, and obtainable? By using RDA, will our cataloging departments run more efficiently, and will our jobs be easier? The answer, according to the long-awaited…

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NETSL 2011 Annual Spring Conference

The NETSL conference was amazing this year!  It was forward-looking, inspirational, and energizing — it’s put me into a rapturous state, all inspired and ready to go out and change the tech services world one Shelf-Ready book at a time! The conference theme was “2020 vision: A new decade for technical services.”   The four main…

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