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Database poll results

  1. 1. Poll Results: What do you call your databases?(1) ALL DATA<br />Administered by Gale via Stephen Abram’s Stephen’s Lighthouse<br />March/April 2011<br />
  2. 2. Respondent Distribution<br />Other included:<br />Law<br />State Library<br />Special/State LibrarystateGovernment<br />Ours is a statewide virtual library coordinated by the bricks-and-mortar State Library<br />government <br />
  3. 3. Service Targets<br />Other included variations on government employees<br />
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  5. 5. Organizing Databases<br />Other options included:<br /><ul><li> Random man
  6. 6. Alpha, By Topic and by power search for Ebsco and Galewidgets
  7. 7. free vs subscription based, subject specific then general
  8. 8. Magazine indices at the top of the list, then the Thomson Gale resources
  9. 9. Alpha/Topic/Kind of
  10. 10. according fulltext content
  11. 11. vendor
  12. 12. Alphabetically, by Subject, and by Grade Level
  13. 13. not organized</li></li></ul><li>Do you include your library catalogue / OPAC?<br />
  14. 14. Other choices include:<br />online catalogue<br />Web catalogue<br />#codexcruncher<br />Both "Catalog" and "Books and More“<br />It's a consortial database that we call "LION" for the name of the consortium.<br />Catalogue & Site Search online catalog<br />Library Catalog and Find Stuff<br />online catalog<br />on line catalog<br />LinkcatLibrary Resources<br />online catalog<br />Book & Mediathe proprietary name (Unicorn)Library Catalog<br />don't have one<br />Online catalogue, IPAC <br />IPAC <br />Catalog of books <br />(OPAC)Online catalog<br />N/A - we are a statewide virtual library<br />books and more<br />Online catalog<br />Find discover<br />
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  16. 16. Other choices:<br />Prefix $$$$$$$<br />Unnamed but used as Topic Guide sources<br />Mostly formal name. <br />Sometimes "commonly known as" names. <br />We group them and use a common term like Reference or Magazine & Newspaper Articles<br />Subject Guides help<br />And add a short description<br />By it's formal name plus in brackets the vendor's name<br />We call the database by its formal name followed by the supplier/vendor or description<br />Formal name followed by vendor<br />our patrons tend to call it by the vendor name<br />Formal name with vendor in brackets at the end of it<br />Simplest, easiest to understand its purpose<br />
  17. 17. Other<br />Google<br />We plan to, soon...but are demoing at this time.<br />No - missed that optionSersol 360 search<br />WebFeatSummon will be up Summer 2011<br />Enterprise <br />No federated search; use SerialsSolutions A-Z list<br />Unknown <br />SerialsSolutions360 Search<br />MetaLibby Ex Libris<br />none <br />ohioweb library<br />cufts<br />Ebsco'sEHis<br />web featSmartSearch<br />Xerxes with EDS<br />Serials solutions not summon<br />WebFeat<br />Not sure what is behind it, local name<br />360 Search (2)<br />WebFeat, soon to be 360 SearchSerials Solutions 360 Search <br />Netalib<br />
  18. 18. Additional Information<br />Additional presentations of the data cut by academic, public or school libraries is available on Stephen’s Lighthouse<br />Open ended comments for the whole sample is also available on Stephen’s Lighthouse<br /><br />Questions can be asked in the comments on the blog post or<br />