PowerPoint Presentation - Letterkenny Institute of Technology

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
• 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
Why Use Databases?
 Time saving
 Evaluated by academic staff
 Peer-reviewed
 Most are full-text
 Setting up alerts
Current Awareness – Setting up
 Journal title
 Keyword, author
 Boolean search: and, or, not
Current Awareness
 Provide example
 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
 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
 Provide one search box to search all the library content
resources - databases, eBooks, institutional
repositories and eJournals.
 Researchers get credible results in one relevancy
Single Search Box - Benefits to the
 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
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
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
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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