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1 | The 24 Hour Library – Increasing Your Database Use Presented by: Justine Shaffner Library Services Consultant - Public x140

2 | Appropriateness Accessibility Staff Awareness Patron Use

3 | Appropriateness Evaluate new databases –Worth it? –Staff opinions –Patron input? –Dedicated web page

4 | Appropriateness Form for potential databases Suitability Scope Ease Speed Searches Cost Restrictions Use statistics available? Purchase?

5 | Usage Statistics COUNTER – release 3 SUSHI BCR Free Friday Forum – Making Sense of the Standards Menu: COUNTER, SUSHI, and SERU

6 | Appropriateness Selection meeting –Current databases Database budget Look at statistics & cost –Cost / # of sessions Staff (& patron) input –New databases Staff evaluations –Well rounded collection –Timing

7 | Accessibility Website –Annotated links –Search platform Speed –Subject groupings –Catalog & website? Results display –Featured database –Single authentication –Catalog search

8 | Annotated Databases

9 | Databases by Subject

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14 | Accessibility Cataloging database contents –Books –Journals/magazines –MARC records –Collection Development –Fiscally responsible

15 | Accessibility Promotional materials –Guides –Pathfinders –Bibliographies –Bookmarks Steps to reach it Tips Hard copy & electronic

16 | Staff Awareness Spread the word –Staff meeting demos – s –Use stories –Practice for information services assistants –Volunteers –23 Things

17 | Patron Use Bookmarks –At all desks –On shelves Use your imagination One on one promotion –Look for opportunities Make assumptions and generalize!!! –Dont wait to be asked

18 | Patron Use Larger audiences –Storytimes –Talks –Schools School tours Teachers and media specialists Its not the Internet see handout for teachers –Citations!!!!! –Meeting room users –Library programs

19 | Patron Use Outside the library –Blogs, local media, RSS Feeds, Twitter, Facebook –Direct marketing Its advocacy Its not sales (well, they already bought it…) Think like a business owner Community groups –Join local groups Public speaking

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21 | Any Questions? Justine Shaffner, MLS Library Services Consultant – Public BCR x140


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