Proquest Databases @ U of T – Liaison Update Forum

Links and materials from the June 14 2016 Liaison Update Forum to review methodologies and communications options related to the discontinuation of selected Proquest databases.

  • Library web site: “Libraries approach to collection building” (includes links to Confluence-posted content for library staff)
  • Presentation slides: PQC methodology June14
  • Proquest Central documentation (in Confluence)
  • Sample questions and responses from today’s discussion: Each scenario was reviewed by a small group of librarians, who developed a strategy for response.  The responses were shared with the entire meeting for additional suggestions and changes.
Scenario 1 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 1 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 2 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 2 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 3 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 3 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 4 Group 2 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 4 Group 2 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 4 Group 1 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 4 Group 1 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 5 (click to enlarge)

Scenario 5 (click to enlarge)

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An Introduction to Archives at UTL

UTL Librarians gathered in the MacLean Hunter Room on August 21st for “Thinking Inside the Box: An Introduction to UTL’s Archival Holdings,” a talk hosted by archivists Media Commons presentation at Archives event for librariansand librarians from The U of T Archives & Records Management Services (UTARMS), The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and Media Commons. Attendees heard about key archival concepts, the kinds of archives and special collections collected by these 3 repositories and the types of researchers who have put these collections to use. Attendees were then able to interact with archival material from all three repositories and encouraged to think about their potential use for research, instruction and class assignments.

viewing the archives and special collections

Universities are increasingly leveraging the value of their archives: to highlight their one-of-a-kind collections, encourage primary source research among faculty and students, build information literacy, foster relationships with alumni, and promote historical consciousness on the campus. Librarians have a critical role to play in ensuring the U of T’s archival resources are used and appreciated by the university community. This talk was just one step towards building bridges between campus archivists and librarians, to help further promote UTL’s archival holdings and increase their exposure across the campus.

For more information about these repositories, see
http://utarms.library.utoronto.ca/
http://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/
http://mediacommons.library.utoronto.ca/media-archives-about

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