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Saturday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Do-It-Yourself Title Overlap Comparisons

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Many libraries are reconsidering their abstract&index database subscriptions in light of multidisciplinary tools like Google Scholar and customized discovery services. Others may be considering new index purchases and wondering if they're worth the money.  This presentation will demonstrate how UPEI uses Google Sheets and student workers to create useful comparison lists for collection decision making. Featured will be comparisons done on PAIS, Philosopher's Index, Historical Abstracts, and ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts) for cancellation consideration, and on women's studies and mechatronics engineering for consideration of new products. Emphasis will be placed on method and customization of results for your institution's needs. Some advanced spreadsheet tricks that also apply to Excel will be included.

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Melissa Belvadi

User Experience & Collections Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island
Academic collections management and analysis, particularly electronic books and serials. How to squeeze every last penny of value from our depressingly small budget. User experience in electronic products and optimizing discoverability experience. Data visualization. Google Sheets... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel