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Digital Resources for Faculty Needs


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Xian Wu's presentation at Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Midwest Chapter Annual Conference on May 21, 2011 at Indiana University Southeast Library (IUS)

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Digital Resources for Faculty Needs

  1. 1. Digital Resources and Faculty Needs Xian Wu 吴宪 Asian Studies Librarian Michigan State University Libraries CALA, Indian University SE, May 21, 2011
  2. 2. Door to Information– Library Back Entrance March 1, 2011
  3. 3. E or P: the Debate Goes On
  4. 4. What about this one?
  5. 5. Digital Resources <ul><li>E-books </li></ul><ul><li>E-journals and newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>DVD/VCD movies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Beauty of Online Resources Anywhere and Anytime <ul><li>China Academic Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Knowledge+ </li></ul><ul><li>IndiaStat </li></ul>
  7. 7. E-books and Movies – Complexities <ul><li>E-book or E-journal proprietary readers CAJ Viewer 7.0; Apabi Reader 4.3.0 Apabi Reader for iOS v1.3. iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch </li></ul><ul><li>VHS tapes </li></ul><ul><li>VCD and DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Blue-ray disc </li></ul><ul><li>Region, languages, subtitles </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges and Chances <ul><li>Keep up with the requests from patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of technology changes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training or BI for library users </li></ul><ul><li>Contact vendors for access problems </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with other departments or institutions for joint subscription/purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Seek fund support for big-ticket acquisitions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questions?