Reference Manager - Functionality Creates formatted bibliographies and reading lists The programs will automatically format references in any style chosen - Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA) or the style of a particular journal. Collects and organises references from many different resources into a folder - i mports references from online databases, library catalogues, websites and journal indexes.
Reference Manager - Benefits to the User To provide a flexible referencing tool for those engaged in research. Change referencing style with a single click - conferences To enable the collaborative building of bibliographies Attach the PDF of the document to the reference if required
Why Use Databases? Time saving Evaluated by academic staff Peer-reviewed Most are full-text Setting up alerts
Current Awareness – Setting up Alerts Journal title Keyword, author Boolean search: and, or, not
Current Awareness Provide example
Functionality Limiters Peer reviewed Journal, conference proceedings Related subjects Citations – export references to reference manager. Setting up personalised accounts Audio settings
Databases : Support Accessible on the library homepage at Classroom based induction – to book (Letterkenny campus) and (School of Tourism campus) Classroom based induction and one to one training for postgraduates and academic staff - to book Tutorial videos – IEEE, EBSCO & Galegroup Infotrac
Single Search Box - Functionality This new search methodology represents an intrinsic change in how our users will access the LYIT Library service. Provide one search box to search all the library content resources - databases, eBooks, institutional repositories and eJournals. Researchers get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.
Single Search Box - Benefits to the User Simple user interface – Google style Simplify user education Smart phone ready thereby giving users greater flexibility when accessing library resources Enhances access to information and increases usage of relevant resources – Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
EBooks: digital versions of print titles
EBooks: Discovery Evaluation and Selection. Reasons for adoption of eBooks Now part of the mainstream Convenience Mobile devices more common Access “Anytime anywhere” Equal access and more participation by students Importance of eBooks to academic communities-JISC national e-books observatory project
Models of eBook provision Unrestricted simultaneous usage (Dawsonera) Single to unlimited usage Bundled subject collections-subscription based Short term loan (ILL requests)
Is there an eBook future for us all? Amazon sold over 1m digital copies of Stig Larson's Millennium trilogy Issue of DRM and copyright Issue of reader compatibility/device neutrality Common purchasing either nationally or between CUA-scoping of collections to establish relative strength/weakness of our collections More research needed on eBooks usage in Irish academic libraries More research in discipline specific eBook analysis
Connacht Ulster Alliance Joint Institutional Repository Post graduate research and scholarly output by students and staff Showcase CUA research activity Increase citation rates for scholarly activity Repository for future digitised collections Support open access mandates Publish in open access a precondition to obtaining research grants