Mimas Bibliographic Services Nov 09


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An introduction to using the Mimas services Archives Hub and Copac.

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Mimas Bibliographic Services Nov 09

  1. 1. Introduction to Mimas Bibliographic Services Lisa Jeskins November 2009
  2. 3. Today’s plan 10.00 Archives Hub + Hands On 10.50 Copac + Hands On 11.40 Zetoc + Hands On 12.30 Lunch 13.30 Web of Science + Hands On 16.00 Close
  3. 4. The Archives Hub Lisa Jeskins Library & Archival Services, Promotions & Outreach Officer
  4. 5. What are we going to cover? <ul><li>What are archives? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Archives Hub? </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Archives Hub to find archives </li></ul>
  5. 6. What are archives? <ul><li>Unique material </li></ul><ul><li>Generated by an organisation, business or individual and preserved for long-term access </li></ul><ul><li>An archive collection is identified as being created by a particular person, family, or organisation in the course of their activities </li></ul><ul><li>Collections vary widely in size and content </li></ul>
  6. 7. Types of repository Type of archive material Repository relate to their collecting area, often varied Library relate to their collecting area, often varied Museum relate to the charity – people, land, buildings Charity archive relate to the business activities – also people, land, buildings Business archive music, architecture, film, etc. Specialist record office history of the institution, researchers and research, land and buildings, local businesses, specialist areas Universities, colleges geographical – local businesses, estates, people, places, genealogical, diocesan, parish, maps Local record office government National record office
  7. 8. What is the Archives Hub? <ul><li>Online gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities, colleges and research institutes </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions of over 20,000 archive collections </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptions from over 160 institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Freely available </li></ul>
  8. 9. What’s in the Hub? <ul><li>Archival descriptions including … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>papers of universities, staff and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>family and estate collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>business archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trade union archives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>papers of prominent people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Ruskin, Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, Barbara Cartland, Stanley Kubrick </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright © National Co-operative Archive. All enquiries about photographic collections and copyright to [email_address] .
  9. 10. Using the Archives Hub <ul><li>Search using keyword or phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search option </li></ul><ul><li>Links to help pages </li></ul><ul><li>‘ About the Hub’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections of the Month </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Results Page Results appear on left hand side of screen Click on the Title to see the full record
  11. 12. Advanced Search Drop down menu, choose from: Collection Title Personal Name Place name Subject etc. Choose a repository to search a particular institution’s archives
  12. 13. Browse Indexes Browse indexes is a useful way of looking for related subjects
  13. 14. Any questions? <ul><li>Helpdesk email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  14. 15. Copac Lisa Jeskins Library & Archival Services, Promotions & Outreach Officer
  15. 16. What are we going to cover? <ul><li>What is Copac? </li></ul><ul><li>How to search Copac </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced features of Copac </li></ul>
  16. 17. What is Copac? <ul><li>A merged online catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 50 libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Approx. 35 million records. </li></ul><ul><li>Date from approx. 1100 A.D. to the present day </li></ul><ul><li>Over 400 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Resource discovery tool </li></ul>
  17. 18. To login or not to login… Search Copac as before Login to Copac using your institutional login. You will automatically save your search history, create online bibliographies and see the latest journal table of contents information.
  18. 19. Searching Copac? <ul><li>Quick search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author philip kotler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title words spanish architecture of the 16 th century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword visual arts </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Copac record features Book cover image Google book search Where is this book? Delicious bookmark Bibliographic details Export to Ref. Management Software
  20. 21. Main or Advanced Search <ul><li>More search options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN, publisher, date, material type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject English literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material Type Journal & other periodicals </li></ul></ul>
  21. 22. Arabic and Cyrillic
  22. 23. If I choose to login… <ul><li>With my institutional login or created username & password I can… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Save all of my searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save records that I can edit, tag, and annotate to create online bibliographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search my local library catalogue* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*if my local library catalogue is registered with IESR and not an existing Copac library </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Login features (1) Option to search Copac and your local library My references Searches saved automatically
  24. 25. Login features (2) Add tags Add note Edit
  25. 26. Any questions? <ul><li>Helpdesk email: [email_address] </li></ul>