Open House sessions on the e-books collection have recently been conducted in the Library. We would like to thank warmly the faculty members who have attended these sessions, and hope it has helped underline how digital collections and the various possibilities they offer can be a reliable asset to teaching.
An important and shared concern that has been brought to our attention focused on Blackboard usage and linking to Library databases, articles, and e-books.
Using Blackboard is a valuable asset to teaching. But it also helps us analyze how much a given resource is used, which is a key factor for the Collection Development department. Linking to resources on Blackboard will bring students to click on these links and access the resource by themselves, thus giving us much more reliable figures on how much it has been used. Moreover, it will contribute to the ongoing effort to teach students to be as self-sufficient as possible in navigating online resources.
If you wish to know about linking to Library online resources, please visit the following page: http://library.aup.edu/research/linking.html You may also contact Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian Sally Murray for further explanations or to set up a peer-to-peer session.
Students who would like to know more about online collections and/or get research help are more than welcome to contact us and set up an individual appointment with a librarian between 2pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday: http://library.aup.edu/research/refhelp.html