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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

Collections & User Experience Librarian, Robertson Library
Melissa has been a librarian at UPEI since 2008. She previously worked for academic libraries in the US after getting her MLS from UCLA in 1993.

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