Science and Engineering Resources: Earth Science / Geoscience

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Science and Engineering Resources: Earth Science / Geoscience

  1. 1. Science and Engineering Resources: Earth Science / Geoscience Joseph Kraus Penrose Library Associate Professor Science and Engineering Reference Librarian April 20, 2010
  2. 2. The assigned readings  What did you think of:  Geology Librarianship: Current Trends and Challenges  Information-Seeking Behavior of Meteorologists and Other Atmospheric Scientists
  3. 3. Readings for next week are  Information seeking behavior of scientists in the electronic information age  Relying on electronic journals: Reading patterns of astronomers  Optional -- Patterns of Journal Use by Scientists through Three Evolutionary Phases
  4. 4. The assignment due May 4  Hand out the assignment for physics and astronomical information.
  5. 5. Concerns with Assignment One  American Midland Naturalist  Handbook of the Birds of the World vs Birds of North America  Encyclopedic dictionary of genetics, genomics, and proteomics (2003) vs Encyclopedia of genetics, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics (2005)
  6. 6. RLG book
  7. 7. Forms of reference service  In person  Phone, voicemail and texting  Chat (LibraryH3lp, Meebo, etc.)  Direct email or form  Collaborative service like AskColorado  Twitter
  8. 8. Strategies for tough questions  What are your strategies?
  9. 9. Demo GeoRef, GeoBASE and others.

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