Presentation on theme: "Learning Support Services MetaLib at Bradford Polly Dawes and Martin Wilkinson University of Bradford."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Support Services MetaLib at Bradford Polly Dawes and Martin Wilkinson University of Bradford
Learning Support Services 24 April Use of MetaLib at Bradford In addition to the usual benefits of MetaLib we anticipate that MetaLib will help us with the following: The Library web site currently has a long, (c. 100 items) alphabetical list of databases. We also have individual subject pages and database pages which list, and sometimes duplicate, links to our databases and other e-resources. MetaLib will enable us to rationalise the number of links and bring them all into one area. We also expect MetaLib to ease the authentication process by linking it to Apache.
Learning Support Services 24 April Use of MetaLib at Bradford (cont.) Resource Categories will include headings for the different academic units at Bradford as well as more general subject and format categories.
Learning Support Services 24 April Our team approach Polly handles the configuration of resources, Martin catalogues and tests them.
Learning Support Services 24 April Our implementation timetable Training occurred in late October with Subject Librarian colleagues attending the first half day for a general overview of MetaLib, Polly and Martin received the in-depth cataloguing and configuration training. Resources are currently being configured, catalogued and tested with a view to opening them up to Subject Librarian colleagues for testing and feedback around Easter. The period between Easter and June will allow further refinement of our setup. We expect to make MetaLib available to our users in June.
Learning Support Services 24 April A look at some of Bradfords configured resources
Learning Support Services 24 April Thoughts on MetaLib EndNote connection files are a good source of Resource information
Learning Support Services 24 April Thoughts on MetaLib (cont.) Grouping together of resources within a specific category with an overall description of that category? Menu setup via a drop-down list within MetaLib Management would be nice.