[Eril-l] Limiting Discovery when library is closed

Arndt,Theresa arndtt at dickinson.edu
Fri Mar 27 13:02:29 PDT 2020

Interesting idea.  Since about a year ago we've had our default search in our Primo discovery set to what is available full-text online or in print at our library.  Before the emergency we had already noticed a large drop in ILL requests.   Very few people seem to be checking the "Expand Results Beyond Dickinson's Collection" post-search option.  I should note that we are an undergraduate-only institution.

Of course, now we cannot get to our print collection, but we do have large online packages of unlimited ebooks.

Theresa Arndt
Assoc. Director for Library Resources & Administration
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013
arndtt at dickinson.edu


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Hi all,

I’m wondering if anyone is limiting their discovery service to full-text only during this time when libraries are generally closed and ILL is not really an option. With so much going on right now, we haven’t even thought about this one but it came up today.

Buddy Pennington

Head of Electronic Resources & Systems (Librarian III)

Miller Nichols Library

University of Missouri--Kansas City

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