I’ve developed a Google Spreadsheet script to help libraries gather information to tackle their greatest challenge regarding institutional repositories: recruiting scholarly content.
Author: Open Cover Letters
Library screencasts should be beautiful
I’ve spent many hours the past few weeks working on this. Background: 2012 is the first year all College of Wooster seniors are required to submit their… Read more “Library screencasts should be beautiful”
Open Cover Letters is a new website I created that displays real anonymous cover letters from hired librarians (and archivists).
Using screencasts to transfer organizational knowledge
Screencasting is usually viewed by libraries as an innovative tool to teach patrons how to use the library’s services. What if rather than instruct patrons, screencasts were… Read more “Using screencasts to transfer organizational knowledge”
The future of DynaMed: a quick look
DynaMed is a database that provides point-of-care evidence-based summaries of over 2000 drugs and diseases. It’s aimed primarily at primary physicians, med students and health sciences libraries… Read more “The future of DynaMed: a quick look”
Questions you should ask about a publishing contract
I attended the workshop “Publishing Contracts: What Authors Need to Know” by Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan Libraries. Part of her talk involved… Read more “Questions you should ask about a publishing contract”
Four technical tips for creating a conference poster, 2011 edition
I attended the workshop today titled “Creating Professional-looking Conference Posters” taught by Rob Pettigrew of the Digital Media Commons at the University of Michigan. I learned the… Read more “Four technical tips for creating a conference poster, 2011 edition”
How to use Scopus to prepare for a library job interview
As a University of Michigan student (not after April 30!) I’m lucky to have access to hundreds of incredibly powerful online resources such as Elsevier’s Scopus. I… Read more “How to use Scopus to prepare for a library job interview”