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Reaching out for Information how the LYIT library can support
your research.
Session Overview
 Endnote
 Databases
 Summon
 EBooks
 Institutional Repository
Reference Manager - Functionality
• Creates formatted bibliographies and reading
lists
• The programs will automatically format
references in any style chosen - Modern
Language Association (MLA), American
Psychological Association (APA) or the style of
a particular journal.
• Collects and organises references from many
different resources into a folder - imports
references from online databases, library catalogues,
websites and journal indexes.
Reference Manager - Benefits to
the User
 To provide a flexible referencing tool for those engaged
in research.
 Change referencing style with a single click conferences
 To enable the collaborative building of bibliographies
 Attach the PDF of the document to the reference if
required
Why Use Databases?
 Time saving
 Evaluated by academic staff
 Peer-reviewed
 Most are full-text
 Setting up alerts
Current Awareness – Setting up
Alerts
 Journal title
 Keyword, author
 Boolean search: and, or, not
Current Awareness
 Provide example
Functionality
 Limiters
 Peer reviewed
 Journal, conference proceedings
 Related subjects
 Citations – export references to reference manager.
 Setting up personalised accounts
 Audio settings
Databases : Support
 Accessible on the library homepage at
http://library1.lyit.ie
 Classroom based induction – to book e-mail
[email protected] (Letterkenny campus) and
[email protected] (School of Tourism campus)
 Classroom based induction and one to one training for
postgraduates and academic staff - to book e-mail
[email protected]
 Tutorial videos – IEEE, EBSCO & Galegroup Infotrac
Single Search Box - Functionality
 This new search methodology represents an intrinsic
change in how our users will access the LYIT Library
service.
 Provide one search box to search all the library content
resources - databases, eBooks, institutional
repositories and eJournals.
 Researchers get credible results in one relevancy
ranked-list.
Single Search Box - Benefits to the
User
 Simple user interface – Google style
 Simplify user education
 Smart phone ready thereby giving users greater
flexibility when accessing library resources
 Enhances access to information and increases usage of
relevant resources – Online Computer Library Center
(OCLC)
Summon Interface
EBooks: digital versions of print titles
EBooks: Discovery Evaluation
and Selection.
 Reasons for adoption of eBooks
 Now part of the mainstream
 Convenience
 Mobile devices more common
 Access “Anytime anywhere”
 Equal access and more participation by students
 Importance of eBooks to academic communities-JISC
national e-books observatory project
Models of eBook provision
 Unrestricted simultaneous usage (Dawsonera)
 Single to unlimited usage
 Bundled subject collections-subscription based
 Short term loan (ILL requests)
Is there an eBook future for us all?
 Amazon sold over 1m digital copies of Stig Larson's
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Millennium trilogy
Issue of DRM and copyright
Issue of reader compatibility/device neutrality
Common purchasing either nationally or between
CUA-scoping of collections to establish relative
strength/weakness of our collections
More research needed on eBooks usage in Irish
academic libraries
More research in discipline specific eBook analysis
Connacht Ulster Alliance
Joint Institutional Repository
 Post graduate research and scholarly output by
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students and staff
Showcase CUA research activity
Increase citation rates for scholarly activity
Repository for future digitised collections
Support open access mandates
Publish in open access a precondition to obtaining
research grants

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