Reference without Books: Using Encore toSurvive in an [almost] Bookless Reference               Environment
Background of Penrose Library                                                                     December 2012March 2011 ...
Library Renovation at Half-Way Point
[almost] no Reference Books
Print Reference Footprint                                                              Print Reference Footprint, 2012Prin...
How a Reference Librarian Thinks                General Library Collection                Reference Collection (collection...
E-Reference Acquisitions
Discovery Linkages at the University     of Denver, Penrose Library
MARC Records Necessary for all E-      Reference Works
Scoping of Records        Music Library       DVDs / Videos      Journals / SerialsReference             Internet        E...
Encore strong with known-item searches Keyword searches are aided by facets
Paradigm Shift – How to Find Reference Works             When they are all Online                            Print Referen...
Search Example #1    Where’s that book on crime statistics?When we had print: It the blue book in the Ready Reference shel...
Search Example #2Where can I find the resource that   evaluates test resources?
How we did our Taxonomies            (location hierarchies)Bib Level Codes                     Item Level Codespr Referenc...
Not well used, but essential to              Happy Reference Librarians     1Q 2011 – 520 searches for E-Reference out of ...
Questions?
Thank You!
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Brown, Christopher C. “Reference without Books: Using Encore to Survive in an [almost]
Bookless Reference Environment.” Presentation given at the Innovative Users Group
2012, 17 April 2012, Chicago, IL.

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Reference without Books: Using Encore to Survive in an [almost] Bookless Reference Environment

  1. 1. Reference without Books: Using Encore toSurvive in an [almost] Bookless Reference Environment
  2. 2. Background of Penrose Library December 2012March 2011 July 2011 Reference Books in Off-Site Storage All Library Materials in Off-Site Storage
  3. 3. Library Renovation at Half-Way Point
  4. 4. [almost] no Reference Books
  5. 5. Print Reference Footprint Print Reference Footprint, 2012Print Reference Footprint, 2002
  6. 6. How a Reference Librarian Thinks General Library Collection Reference Collection (collection within a collection) Ready Reference Collection (collection within a collection within a collection)
  7. 7. E-Reference Acquisitions
  8. 8. Discovery Linkages at the University of Denver, Penrose Library
  9. 9. MARC Records Necessary for all E- Reference Works
  10. 10. Scoping of Records Music Library DVDs / Videos Journals / SerialsReference Internet E-Reference Penrose Library Law Library
  11. 11. Encore strong with known-item searches Keyword searches are aided by facets
  12. 12. Paradigm Shift – How to Find Reference Works When they are all Online Print Reference World E-Reference World Classification SystemProximity to Other Titles Use Scoping Locate by Color
  13. 13. Search Example #1 Where’s that book on crime statistics?When we had print: It the blue book in the Ready Reference shelvesOnline environment: Encore keyword search – crime statisticsClick the E-Reference facet
  14. 14. Search Example #2Where can I find the resource that evaluates test resources?
  15. 15. How we did our Taxonomies (location hierarchies)Bib Level Codes Item Level Codespr Reference prref Reference Stackspre E-Reference prein E-Referencein Internet inter Internethttp://csdirect.iii.com/documentation/hierarchlocs.shtml
  16. 16. Not well used, but essential to Happy Reference Librarians 1Q 2011 – 520 searches for E-Reference out of 9,513 (0.5%) 2Q 2011 – 808 searches for E-Reference out of 6,767 (12%) 3Q 2011 – 154 searches for E-Reference out of 2,345 (6.6%) 4Q 2011 – 118 searches for E-Reference out of 2,814 (4.2%) 1Q 2012 – 260 searches for E-Reference out of 3,557 (0.7%)Data from Google Analytics
  17. 17. Questions?
  18. 18. Thank You!

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