Category Archives: e-resources

DeepDyve: Something You Should Know About

Dubbed “Netflix for researchers” by ReadWriteWeb, DeepDyve has expanded from deep web search of STM literature to an article rental service: for $.99 an article, you can have read access for 24 hours. Will researchers go for it?  Even independent … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Todd Carpenter on ONIX-PL ONIX-PL is what you get when you combine licenses with XML To license – give To license – receive A license They are everywhere now – digital and physical, e.g. Turbo Tax and parking stickers … Continue reading

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You Can’t Spell Absence without Ab

My spouse and I have a running joke concerning all the words you can’t spell without ab: abnormal, fabulous, flab, absent… you get the idea. I certainly didn’t intend to go the better part of a year without posting, that’s … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting an ERM

One of the hardest things I’ve done professionally was to document and transfer to someone else the work of being an e-resources librarian. I knew what I did; I had e-mail and spreadsheets and gray hairs to prove it. But … Continue reading

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Staying in Touch with the Users

I started my professional life as a cataloger. I have felt the push and pull of inter-departmental wranglings: “they don’t understand the value of what we do!” and “they don’t understand how people actually use the catalog!” Now that I’ll … Continue reading

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NYPL Database Access

Did you know that any New York State resident can apply for a free New York Public Library card, which allows you to access some of their electronic resources from home? Among the databases are Ulrich’s, Rosetta Stone’s Online Language … Continue reading

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Ingenta Shares Holdings with Google Scholar

This little note was squeezed into the middle of an All My Eye entry about Ingenta at the Frankfurt Book Fair: We’ve been working closely with Google for over 2 years now, and the latest development is that we will … Continue reading

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Digital Preservation Workshop and Tutorial

I didn’t blog very much this month; the start of the school year is always a hectic time and we had what must have been a record number of technical problems with our e-resources. Besides that, I’ve been preparing for … Continue reading

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Ab’s Laws of Electronic Resource Management

Since I am moving on from electronic resource management, I thought it would be a good time to share what I’ve learned over the past six years. 1. The more usage a particular e-journal gets, the greater the chance that … Continue reading

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