The developing technologies have brought about a tremendous change in the Library and Information world.
Libraries are now opting to go “e” in resources. The more e-resources - the more challenges they bring in the information retrieval process.
The process of information retrieval becomes tedious and sometimes confusing for our clientele who end up searching from only few familiar resources or search engines, leaving most of the resources unused.
Hosting : Research pro is hosted by iii- on a server located at their Headquarters
Access is controlled via WAM – prompts for validation via My Oasis
NB. It does not require separate proxy server. It just needs a unique IP address for all the databases
IP address should be supplied by iii as part of the setup
Database Vendors : were contacted – to open access for the research pro IP address
Changes : III takes the responsibility of implementing whatever changes we want to make
Methodology Responsible Workgroup Research Pro Team Selection process of databases Databases Categories Project Implementation OASIS Workgroup 13 members selected from the Oasis workgroup Personal librarians & Search Librarians
Business & Management
Humanities & Social Sciences
Installed August 2009 and it will be launched after the upgrade to Research Pro 2.0
LIST OF PLATFORMS ADDED BY III INNOVATIVE Best bets Library Catalogue Indexes and abstracts Image databases Search engines