Presentation on theme: "Data Smog, Data Delirium, Data Dreck: Decision Making in Libraries Ranti Junus, Julia Perez and Shawn Nicholson Michigan State University Libraries A presentation."— Presentation transcript:
Data Smog, Data Delirium, Data Dreck: Decision Making in Libraries Ranti Junus, Julia Perez and Shawn Nicholson Michigan State University Libraries A presentation given for Recreation Knowledge Management Workshop May 25-27, 2004 Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, MI
What's in our collection Resources with a moderate to high degree of URL stability; resources we own, lease or select from freely available WWW sites; all types of content. Scope tends to be less specialized; selector perception that accessibility of resource via Electronic Resources page will result in high- to-medium level of use.
Tools Back-end Management Why? How? ILS Electronic Finding Aid Front-end Management Delivering Content Seamless Understandable Convenient
Categories Main categories Indexes/databases Electronic Journals Newspaper Resources Texts and Links Primary Sources Numeric Data Research Guides Additional categories All Resources New Resources Trial Resources
Search/List Functions Search by title, alternative title, or part of title List alphabetically List by a specific discipline
Guidelines Guidelines are available on our Intranet. Procedures The system allows subject specialists to annotate each resource with subject headings and other descriptive information, allowing the creation of interfaces guiding the user in the selection of the appropriate resource (i.e. About the resource.)