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www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 The 24 Hour Library – Increasing Your Database Use Presented by: Justine Shaffner Library Services Consultant - Public firstname.lastname@example.org 800-397-1552 x140 http://blogs.bcr.org/publiclibraries/
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Appropriateness Accessibility Staff Awareness Patron Use
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Appropriateness Evaluate new databases –Worth it? –Staff opinions –Patron input? –Dedicated web page
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Appropriateness Form for potential databases Suitability Scope Ease Speed Searches Cost Restrictions Use statistics available? Purchase?
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Usage Statistics COUNTER – release 3 http://www.projectcounter.org/ SUSHI http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi BCR Free Friday Forum – Making Sense of the Standards Menu: COUNTER, SUSHI, and SERU http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=227
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Accessibility Cataloging database contents –Books –Journals/magazines –MARC records –Collection Development –Fiscally responsible
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Accessibility Promotional materials –Guides –Pathfinders –Bibliographies –Bookmarks Steps to reach it Tips Hard copy & electronic
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Staff Awareness Spread the word –Staff meeting demos –Emails –Use stories –Practice for information services assistants –Volunteers –23 Things http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/2010/04/dd-3.html
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 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
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 Patron Use Larger audiences –Storytimes –Talks –Schools School tours Teachers and media specialists Its not the Internet http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=248http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=248 see handout for teachers –Citations!!!!! –Meeting room users –Library programs
www.BCR.org | 800.397.1552 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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