Monthly Archives: April 2009

23 posts

“Why I Love ALA Connect” – ALA Launches Virtual Community Space

I am very excited for the launch of ALAConnect on Monday. The ALA Web Advisory Committee (WAC) has been playing in the virtual community for sometime. I’ve tweaked my profile a bit and need to a bit more before the big launch, but I am so knocked out by all the hard wotk the folks at ALA have put into this clearinghouse/community. Recently, Lauren Pressley took a good look and had this to say: Here are a few things worth noting: When you first log in, use the same information you use to log into the ALA site. You can change […]

Chatting with Jen Maney about Databases

While I was in Phoenix, I worked with the State Library facillitating a discussion about the cost and use of leased databases. Jen Maney from Pima County Public Library was there and asked me to follow up with an interview at SLJ: Here’s part of the back & forth: JM: In our discussion, things like content, scope, credibility, and ease and extent of access came up as some of the reasons that databases are valuable for libraries. What do you see as the strengths of subscription databases? MS: The deep content springs to mind first and the fact that […]