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    • Poll Results: What do you call your databases?(1) ALL DATA
      Administered by Gale via Stephen Abram’s Stephen’s Lighthouse
      March/April 2011
    • Respondent Distribution
      Other included:
      Law
      State Library
      Special/State LibrarystateGovernment
      Ours is a statewide virtual library coordinated by the bricks-and-mortar State Library
      government
    • Service Targets
      Other included variations on government employees
    • Organizing Databases
      Other options included:
      • Random man
      • Alpha, By Topic and by power search for Ebsco and Galewidgets
      • free vs subscription based, subject specific then general
      • Magazine indices at the top of the list, then the Thomson Gale resources
      • Alpha/Topic/Kind of
      • according fulltext content
      • vendor
      • Alphabetically, by Subject, and by Grade Level
      • not organized
    • Do you include your library catalogue / OPAC?
    • Other choices include:
      online catalogue
      Web catalogue
      #codexcruncher
      Both "Catalog" and "Books and More“
      It's a consortial database that we call "LION" for the name of the consortium.
      Catalogue & Site Search online catalog
      Library Catalog and Find Stuff
      online catalog
      on line catalog
      LinkcatLibrary Resources
      online catalog
      Book & Mediathe proprietary name (Unicorn)Library Catalog
      don't have one
      Online catalogue, IPAC
      IPAC
      Catalog of books
      (OPAC)Online catalog
      N/A - we are a statewide virtual library
      books and more
      Online catalog
      Find discover
    • Other choices:
      Prefix $$$$$$$
      Unnamed but used as Topic Guide sources
      Mostly formal name.
      Sometimes "commonly known as" names.
      We group them and use a common term like Reference or Magazine & Newspaper Articles
      Subject Guides help
      And add a short description
      By it's formal name plus in brackets the vendor's name
      We call the database by its formal name followed by the supplier/vendor or description
      Formal name followed by vendor
      our patrons tend to call it by the vendor name
      Formal name with vendor in brackets at the end of it
      Simplest, easiest to understand its purpose
    • Other
      Google
      We plan to, soon...but are demoing at this time.
      No - missed that optionSersol 360 search
      WebFeatSummon will be up Summer 2011
      Enterprise
      No federated search; use SerialsSolutions A-Z list
      Unknown
      SerialsSolutions360 Search
      MetaLibby Ex Libris
      none
      ohioweb library
      cufts
      Ebsco'sEHis
      web featSmartSearch
      Xerxes with EDS
      Serials solutions not summon
      WebFeat
      Not sure what is behind it, local name
      360 Search (2)
      WebFeat, soon to be 360 SearchSerials Solutions 360 Search
      Netalib
    • Additional Information
      Additional presentations of the data cut by academic, public or school libraries is available on Stephen’s Lighthouse
      Open ended comments for the whole sample is also available on Stephen’s Lighthouse
      http://stephenslighthouse.com/?p=8378
      Questions can be asked in the comments on the blog post or stephen.abram@cengage.com