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  • 1. Poll Results: What do you call your databases?(1) ALL DATA
    Administered by Gale via Stephen Abram’s Stephen’s Lighthouse
    March/April 2011
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Service Targets
    Other included variations on government employees
  • 4.
  • 5. Organizing Databases
    Other options included:
    • Random man
    • 6. Alpha, By Topic and by power search for Ebsco and Galewidgets
    • 7. free vs subscription based, subject specific then general
    • 8. Magazine indices at the top of the list, then the Thomson Gale resources
    • 9. Alpha/Topic/Kind of
    • 10. according fulltext content
    • 11. vendor
    • 12. Alphabetically, by Subject, and by Grade Level
    • 13. not organized
  • Do you include your library catalogue / OPAC?
  • 14. 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
  • 15.
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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