The e-Journals A-Z: what the students
                see



           Louise Cole, Senior Information Advisor (Collectio...
Summary


n   Why we have the A-Z
n   What is in it?
n   How should we use it?
n   What’s going on at the moment?
n   Who’...
Why we have the A-Z


n   One-stop update for all our e-journals
n   Holds information on titles, packages, coverage,
    ...
What is in it?


n   All full-text e-journals, whether individually
    purchased, in Big Deals, or open access
n   Many d...
How should we use it? - 1


n   As a ‘one-stop-shop’ for assisting students and
    staff who require help accessing e-jou...
How should we use it? - 2


n   To develop it as a full ERM, including usage
    statistics, pricing, contact information ...
What’s going on at the moment?


n   Full title audit, provider by provider
n   Full coverage date audit
n   URL checks fo...
Who’s responsible?


n   360 Resource Manager (including basic Data
    Management) – Louise Cole and e-subs team
n   360 ...
At the helpdesk …


n   Please use and promote the A-Z list as much as
    possible (although MARC records now in Talis)
n...
Finding the A-Z list
The first screen of the A-Z list
Searching for a specific title
Searching by keyword
Browsing by subject - 1
Browsing by subject - 2
Public notes
Checking terms and conditions - 1
Checking terms and conditions - 2
Serials Solutions non-public …
Discussion


Questions and comments? Now’s your chance or

Email eresources@kingston.ac.uk
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The e-journals A-Z: what the students see

  1. 1. The e-Journals A-Z: what the students see Louise Cole, Senior Information Advisor (Collections) Kingston Hill-Penrhyn Road-Knights Park-Roehampton Vale
  2. 2. Summary n Why we have the A-Z n What is in it? n How should we use it? n What’s going on at the moment? n Who’s responsible? n At the helpdesk … n Some examples and screenshots n Discussion
  3. 3. Why we have the A-Z n One-stop update for all our e-journals n Holds information on titles, packages, coverage, availability, licenses, and usage n A quick and easy way to allow students to access our content n Searchable by title, ISSN, keyword or subject n Works in tandem with the main e-Resources A-Z and the password list n Uses a central knowledge base of titles
  4. 4. What is in it? n All full-text e-journals, whether individually purchased, in Big Deals, or open access n Many databases – some full-text, some A&I n Some e-book providers but not yet individual titles n All possible access routes including SwetsWise n Notes (staff and public) and alerts n Potential for trial resources to be added
  5. 5. How should we use it? - 1 n As a ‘one-stop-shop’ for assisting students and staff who require help accessing e-journals n Enter from StudentSpace-My studies-Library n To allow students and staff to see ongoing issues with e-journals via public notes n To make students and staff aware of alternative access points n To promote titles, deals, and their license conditions
  6. 6. How should we use it? - 2 n To develop it as a full ERM, including usage statistics, pricing, contact information for account managers, licenses, and historical details n To enhance access to full-text from databases via 360 Link n To enhance searchability between databases via 360 Search n To provide an easy checkpoint for everyone when determining e-journal entitlement
  7. 7. What’s going on at the moment? n Full title audit, provider by provider n Full coverage date audit n URL checks for currency and availability n Full license and/or terms and conditions audit n Experiments in usage statistics inclusion n Use of public notes, alerts, and staff notes n Linking of databases by ‘collection’ n De-duplication and resolving of any problems
  8. 8. Who’s responsible? n 360 Resource Manager (including basic Data Management) – Louise Cole and e-subs team n 360 Link and 360 Search – Denise Thompson n Licenses – Louise n Usage statistics - Sonja in e-subs team n (E-subs team are Natasha Edmonds- PRD, Erika Tick - KP, Helen Timpson- KH, Sonja Rowan – KH, Vicky Bowler - KH)
  9. 9. At the helpdesk … n Please use and promote the A-Z list as much as possible (although MARC records now in Talis) n Use as the one-stop-shop for e-journal matters, supplemented by subject-specifics n Alert e-subs team to any problems by using e- resources@kingston.ac.uk n Familiarise yourself with training materials as supplied on StaffSpace and linked from the helpdesk blog
  10. 10. Finding the A-Z list
  11. 11. The first screen of the A-Z list
  12. 12. Searching for a specific title
  13. 13. Searching by keyword
  14. 14. Browsing by subject - 1
  15. 15. Browsing by subject - 2
  16. 16. Public notes
  17. 17. Checking terms and conditions - 1
  18. 18. Checking terms and conditions - 2
  19. 19. Serials Solutions non-public …
  20. 20. Discussion Questions and comments? Now’s your chance or Email eresources@kingston.ac.uk

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