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  1. 1. The Resource Sharing Detective
  2. 2. Why Isn’t it on WorldCat?!? • Materials that could be included on WorldCat, but many libraries choose not to-• A/V Materials • Archival materials • Materials that libraries do not wish to lend • Local historical materials • Bookmobile collections • e-Journals 2
  3. 3. Libraries Have No Obligation to Add… • Rental collections • Reserve materials • Classified materials (corporate libraries) • Government Documents! • Web pages/”ephemeral” electronic resources Guidelines for Contributing to WorldCat » http://www.oclc.org/worldcat/contribute/guidelines/ default.htm 3
  4. 4. Tools to help
  5. 5. Google Books & Google Scholar • http://books.google.com/ – Search the full text of books – Also has magazine content! –Life Magazine and many others in full text • http://scholar.google.com – More scholarly books and articles – Includes “Find in a Library” 5
  6. 6. Google— Helpful Advanced Search Features • Search for specific formats (i.e. .doc, .ppt, .xls, etc) • Search within specific domains (i.e. .edu or .org) • Search within specific years • Search by language or country • Search by parts of the page 6
  7. 7. Phrase Searching • Very helpful when seeking an article or book title • Done either by “putting quotes” around the phrase or using phrase option in advanced web search • Probably the most helpful web searching technique for finding unique items 7
  8. 8. Invisible vs. Deep Web • What is it? – Valuable resources that may be “hidden” – “invisible web”-content that isn’t indexed, example: a sound file where information resides. – “deep web”-embedded dynamic content (ex: government database) – http://www.weblens.org/ invisible.html Visible vs. invisible content 8
  9. 9. Government Information • Government Information Portals • Google US Government Search • Specialized search engines 9
  10. 10. USA.gov • Directory of U.S. Government Information • Searchable • Links to web resources and full text documents • Fedworld.gov • Another portal site for U.S. Government Information 10
  11. 11. Catalog of U.S. Government Publications • http://catalog.gpo.gov • Historical and current publications • Direct links to full text when available • “More than 500,000 records generated since July 1976 are contained in the CGP and it is updated daily. The catalog will grow to include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making the CGP the central point for locating new and historical Government publications.” 11
  12. 12. Government InformationSpecialized Search Sites • Science.gov • Science and Technology Resources • “Provides the scientist, engineer, and science aware citizen with easy access to key government web sites” 12
  13. 13. A Sampling of Government Information Portals • United States Department of Energy, OPENNET • https://www.osti.gov/opennet/advancedsearch.jsp • United States Environmental Protection Agency • http://www.epa.gov/epahome/search.html • United States Department of Transportation • http://ntl.bts.gov 13
  14. 14. Technical/Government Reports • University of Maryland Virtual Technical Reports Center • http://lib.guides.umd.edu/content.php?pid=317
  15. 15. Newspapers • Pitfalls • Title changes • Strange citations • Bad citations • Interpreting holdings • Limited indexing 15
  16. 16. Sample Newspaper Citation— Title Changes for the “Atlanta Newspaper” • Other Titles: Atlanta constitution (Atlanta, Ga. : 1881); Issues for Sunday and Monday June 4, 1950-Sept. 12, 1976 published as:; Atlanta journal and the Atlanta constitution; Issues for Saturday Sept. 18, 1976-May 26, 1979 and for Sun. Sept. 19, 1976-Feb. 5, 1979 published as:; Atlanta journal and the Atlanta Constitution; Issues for Saturday June 2, 1979-Aug. 9, 1997 and for Sun. Feb. 12, 1978-Aug. 10, 1997 published as:; Atlanta journal the Atlanta constitution; Issues for Saturday and Sunday Aug. 16, 1997-Nov. 4, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution; Issues for Saturday Aug. 16, 1997-Nov. 3, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution Saturday; Issues for Sunday Aug. 17, 1997-Nov. 4, 2001 published as:; Atlanta journal-constitution Sunday; Atlanta journalconstitution; <May 25, 2000->Earlier Title: Daily constitution (Atlanta, Ga.); (DLC)sn 83016861; (OCoLC)10177773 Later Title: Atlanta journal (Atlanta, Ga. : 1889); (DLC)sn 82015426; (OCoLC)08807964; Atlanta journal-constitution (Atlanta, Ga. : 2001); 1539-7459; (DLC)sn2002058112; (OCoLC)48488341 16
  17. 17. Newspapers— What’s Helpful? • Local resources (library catalogs, locally available indexing) • Archival holdings at the newspaper’s web page (Searchable, but full article=$$$) • Newspaper Databases (Lexis-Nexis, Newspaper Source, many others) 17
  18. 18. Newspaper Pages • • • • Example—Typical news sites-AJC ($) Search news “Archives” in Google United States Newspaper Program http://www.neh.gov/projects/usnp.html • Lists NEH funded newspaper projects (with access info) from around the country! These feed into: • Chronicling America (growing rapidly!) • http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ 18
  19. 19. Archival Materials • Pitfalls: • Lots of uncataloged material • Fragile material or strange formats • Libraries and archives are not able to lend most archival materials, however… 19
  20. 20. Archival Materials • Where is the material? • Web, databases • Online finding aids 20
  21. 21. An Online Archives Tour • The Library of Congress, American Memory • http://memory.loc.gov • The University of North Carolina, Documenting the American South • http://docsouth.unc.edu/ • CONTENTdm—More libraries &archives digitize their collections! • http://collections.contentdmdemo.com/cdm4/browse.php 21
  22. 22. Periodical Articles, Science & Medical Citations Pitfalls: • Complex titles with abbreviations • Limited indexing of varied quality • Limited availability • Expensive resources 22
  23. 23. Other Periodical Helpers • Full text databases • Indexing locators (Ulrich’s, PubList) • Publisher web pages ($$$) • Open access resources • Google magazines 23
  24. 24. Directory of Open Access Journals (and Books <new>) • DOAJ • http://www.doaj.org/ • DOAB • http://www.doabooks.org/ • Open Access to traditional medical journals at PubMed Central • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
  25. 25. Interlibrary Loan: Strategies for Getting It! • A/V Materials • ALA Interlibrary Loan request forms • Blank Workforms (WCRS) • Commercial Document Suppliers • The Library of Congress • Tips and tricks/Discussion 25
  26. 26. AV Materials • Lloyd’s List of Free LVIS AV Lenders: • http://www.shareill.org/index.php?title=Lloyd%27s_List 26
  27. 27. ALA Forms • Request Materials “offline” • Useful for request uncataloged materials • Useful request from libraries or other institutions who do not use OCLC WCRS • Printable form • Available at: • http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm? Section=Home&template=/ContentManagement/ContentD isplay.cfm&ContentID=31579 27
  28. 28. Blank Workform (in WCRS) • May be used to request material that is not in WorldCat • Keeps the request in the system! • Flexible (Copy or Loan) • Also: Guidelines for the Interlibrary Loan of Rare and Unique Materials: • http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/rareguidelines 28
  29. 29. Commercial Document Suppliers • There are many out there • Some are listed on OCLC (have a symbol) • Commonly used: • The British Library Document Supply Centre • Infotrieve • Center for Research Libraries 29
  30. 30. The Library of Congress? • Yes! Under certain circumstances, the Library of Congress will lend to you! • “The Library of Congress serves as a source for material not available through local, state or regional libraries” • http://www.loc.gov/rr/loan/loanweb2.html • Enter “DLC” five times 30
  31. 31. International Borrowing • Source clarification for foreign language materials? Ulrich’s • IFLA-Guidelines for international borrowing and lending • http://www.ifla.org • IFLA Vouchers 31
  32. 32. Don’t be Shy! • The resource sharing community wants to help • Ask questions—pick up the phone/send an e-mail • Establish local partnerships (nearby libraries) • Utilize online help at other libraries • ILL Listservs—e-mail citation questions! 32
  33. 33. Know Your Local Partners • Form relationships with other libraries in your community (city, county, state) • Communicate and share • Know your unique resources, and share when possible! 33
  34. 34. Helpful e-mail lists • ILL-L • http://lists.webjunction.org/mailman/listinfo/ill-l • LIBREF • http://listserv.kent.edu/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=libref-l&A=1 • Project Wombat (Formerly Stumpers-L) • http://project-wombat.org/ 34
  35. 35. Helpful Print Resources • • • • • • • • Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature Book Review Index/Digest Local Newspaper Indexes (yours and others) Humanities Index Social Sciences Index Ulrich’s Suggestions? Maintain a list of your “gems” 35
  36. 36. Thank You for Attending! Questions? Russell Palmer 1.800.999.8558 russell.palmer@lyrasis.org

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