Cambridge University LibraryHere be dragons? Libraries and e-resourcesDr Emma CoonanResearch Skills Librarian, Cambridge U...
What‟s your experience     of libraries?                   Image © Adib Roy, flickr.com
Librarians ...“ ... are not fiery dragons interposed betweenthe people and the books. They are useful publicservants, who ...
“That English mapmakers formerly placedthe phrase „here be dragons‟ at the edgesof their known world has somehow becomegen...
Study = discovering unknown territory …                                    Image © Bruno Girin, flickr.com
… and mapping out the landscape for yourself                                      Image © kaet44, flickr.com
Libraries link to worlds of information  “The universe (which others call the Library) is  composed of an indefinite and p...
3 useful tools for mapping your    information landscape     Cambridge Libraries Gateway         LibrarySearch(Plus)      ...
Find your library                    www.cam.ac.uk/libraries
See what’s in Cambridge libraries                             http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk
See what’s in Cambridge libraries ... and beyond                          http://searchplus.lib.cam.ac.uk
Explore specialist collections and gateways                          www.lib.cam.ac.uk/eresources
3 useful tools for mapping your    information landscape              +1 essential element for success
Critical vision      Your ability to analyse and evaluate     information for its accuracy, reliability              and s...
“That English mapmakers formerly placedthe phrase „here be dragons‟ at the edgesof their known world has somehow becomegen...
“Here is the list of all known historical maps onwhich these words appear:                                                ...
“Here is the list of all known historical maps onwhich these words appear:“In other words, there aren‟t any.”             ...
Erin C. Blake, 1999http://www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
Image © WordShore, flickr.comAll images licensed under Creative Commons
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Here be dragons: libraries and e-resources

  1. 1. Cambridge University LibraryHere be dragons? Libraries and e-resourcesDr Emma CoonanResearch Skills Librarian, Cambridge University Library
  2. 2. What‟s your experience of libraries? Image © Adib Roy, flickr.com
  3. 3. Librarians ...“ ... are not fiery dragons interposed betweenthe people and the books. They are useful publicservants, who manage libraries in the interest of thepublic …” (Sir William Osler, 1917)
  4. 4. “That English mapmakers formerly placedthe phrase „here be dragons‟ at the edgesof their known world has somehow becomegeneral knowledge ...” (Erin C. Blake, 1999) www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
  5. 5. Study = discovering unknown territory … Image © Bruno Girin, flickr.com
  6. 6. … and mapping out the landscape for yourself Image © kaet44, flickr.com
  7. 7. Libraries link to worlds of information “The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries…. From any of thehexagons one can see, interminably, the upper and lower floors … I say that the Library is unending.” Jorge Luis Borges, „The Library of Babel‟
  8. 8. 3 useful tools for mapping your information landscape Cambridge Libraries Gateway LibrarySearch(Plus) eresources@cambridge
  9. 9. Find your library www.cam.ac.uk/libraries
  10. 10. See what’s in Cambridge libraries http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk
  11. 11. See what’s in Cambridge libraries ... and beyond http://searchplus.lib.cam.ac.uk
  12. 12. Explore specialist collections and gateways www.lib.cam.ac.uk/eresources
  13. 13. 3 useful tools for mapping your information landscape +1 essential element for success
  14. 14. Critical vision Your ability to analyse and evaluate information for its accuracy, reliability and scholarly worth
  15. 15. “That English mapmakers formerly placedthe phrase „here be dragons‟ at the edgesof their known world has somehow becomegeneral knowledge ...” (Erin C. Blake, 1999) www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
  16. 16. “Here is the list of all known historical maps onwhich these words appear: ” www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
  17. 17. “Here is the list of all known historical maps onwhich these words appear:“In other words, there aren‟t any.” www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
  18. 18. Erin C. Blake, 1999http://www.maphist.nl/extra/herebedragons.html
  19. 19. Image © WordShore, flickr.comAll images licensed under Creative Commons

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