Elena Maslyukova, World Bank, D.C.
6 libraries, 50 professional staff in D.C. (3 more in Kenya and India, so they can have 24-hour service)
Popular: FT, Economist, WSJ, Factiva, EIU Country reports
Knowledge workers: 4.4 hours/day on smartphones, 2.9 hours/day other handhelds, 1.9 hours/day e-book readers
Apps: World Bank’s own published books
Mobile access: library catalog, library web site, licensed databases
Blackberry: custom feed of news from library databases
Licensing: some publishers wanted more money for mobile access
Special web pages for supported devices to tell people which databases have mobile versions
Posted messages on internal social web sites to inform staff
Ideal solution: Database A-Z list would show different types of access. Currently testing top 20 databases.
Demand from users for mobile access
Visible and invisible intermediation: example of visible: Youtube videos about how to use mobile databases.
Ask vendors for mobile access when buying new products.
Big learning curve for library staff.
Christopher Connell, Institute for Defense Analyses (think tank for Pentagon)
Use subscription databases and free A&I services
Goals: library as hub of information about publishing at your institution
- Google Scholar Citation
- Microsoft Academic Search
- Web of Science
Institutional publication list
Alerts from databases:
Tell staff their papers have been indexed
Tell staff their papers have been cited
Integrate with staff expertise directory
Integrate with local repository
Institutional metrics (see how you compare with similar institutions)
New publications list: RSS pulls from Scopus and puts it on web site. Link resolution allows going to full text.
U. of Hong Kong uses Scopus’ API to integrate with its Dspace repository.