[Eril-l] criteria for e-resources on A-Z databases list

Amy Lynn Fry afry at bgsu.edu
Mon Mar 19 10:53:54 PDT 2018

Whatever we think people might want to link to and search individually. Sometimes it’s things we wanted to create a clear path to that might have been hard to find otherwise. So, usually NOT individual journals, but we make an exception for Science and Nature and the Wall Street Journal and some others. And usually NOT publisher platforms, but, again, we do have Springer and ACS and things like that listed. Usually NOT individual ebooks, but some are up there.

Amy Fry
Associate Professor, E-resources Librarian
Jerome Library
Bowling Green, OH 43403
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From: Eril-l [mailto:eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org] On Behalf Of Melissa Belvadi
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2018 1:45 PM
To: Calida Barboza <calida.barboza at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Eril-l] criteria for e-resources on A-Z databases list

Ours are fairly pragmatic. First, everything that is database-ish that is paid for, that's probably an easy set to define, although things like Wiley Major Reference Works can cause trouble as to whether they're databases or single encyclopedias.
But when it comes to the "free stuff", we basically go with the principle that if it's good enough to be included in one of our subject guides (homegrown equivalent of libguides), then it's good enough to be in our databases A-to-Z list.

So that's just slightly more restrictive than Steve's "if a subject librarian thinks it has value" because they have to demonstrate their value of it by actually including it in a guide.

Melissa Belvadi
Collections Librarian
University of Prince Edward Island
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On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Calida Barboza <calida.barboza at gmail.com<mailto:calida.barboza at gmail.com>> wrote:
What policies or criteria do you use to decide if an electronic resource belongs on your A-Z Databases page?

Calida Barboza
Electronic Resources Librarian
Vanderbilt University | Jean and Alexander Heard Library
110 21st Avenue South | Nashville, TN 37203
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