Presentation on theme: "MeL Connects You to the Best Resources – And Gives You the World! MAME, 2007 Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library Consortium."— Presentation transcript:
MeL Connects You to the Best Resources – And Gives You the World! MAME, 2007 Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library Consortium
Contract & Funding Info Sheryl Mase, Library of Michigan
MeL Coordination at LM All things MeL! Public relations & marketing Oversight of MLC support contracts III and database contracts User interface modifications New development
Michigan eLibrary Evaluated Best Web Sites Statewide Library Catalog Research Databases MeL Michigana
MeL is funded via LSTA $$$ The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is administered by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) The Library of Michigan uses LSTA funds for MeL and MeLCat as well as other statewide projects and subgrants
More MeL by the Numbers In 2006, MeL databases cost $3.9 million In 2006, if every school, public library, college and university had purchased these databases separately it would have cost over $193 million
Training and Support Contract with Michigan Library Consortium Support: Kelly Bayee, Suzanne Robinson, Heather Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org Training: email@example.com
Database Updates and Info Suzanne Robinson, Michigan Library Consortium Talking very fast!
Gale enhancements mid-August Search Alerts with RSS export: Set up instant search alerts and journal alerts, with the added ability to create RSS feeds of InfoTrac content. Did You Mean?/Also Try: When a search fails to bring desired results, users are given alternate spellings and preferred search terms to find appropriate results. Search Within Results: Dynamically refine search results to pinpoint specific information by adding or excluding more terms to queries.
More enhancements Enhanced Limiting: After a search is completed, the left sidebar will provide users with the option of selecting subject terms, subdivisions, article types and publications to allow further limiting of results. Enhanced Navigation: Based on feedback, changes have been made to improve the interface navigation, including the creation of document tools (print, email, cite, download, translate) that appear in a visible TOOL BOX on each document. Enhanced Tabs: The number of results now will appear on each tab, and color variation will be added to the tabs to signify more content behind the other tabs.
More… Enhanced Bookmarks: Direct access to individual documents, searches and collections of documents will be made available through PowerSearch BOOKMARKS, which are clearly visible, easy to use, and always persistent. Improved "How-to-Cite" Functionality: MLA and APA formats for citations will be provided, with accurate elements, correct spacing and formatting. Publication Details: More information about each publication will be provided, including embargo periods, publisher address and contact information, and publication descriptions
New Gale Common Menu By the end of October This is what you see if you do a “change databases” choice… …or if you point to the Gale menu on your own page
Powerpacks Small, subject-focused Cross-searchable on Gale PowerSearch By November, will be “databases” MeL Support staff can provide direct URL’s for those who want them mel.org – deciding how to incorporate
OCLC CAMIO -- different interface, new accounts Hand Press Book FS interface History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) FS interface SCIPIO Art and Rare Book Sales Catalog FS interface GONE: Classe Periodica, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst