Present: Armstrong, Bridges, Doherty, Joy, Kussey, Mardeusz, Spitzform
Approved renewals of AP Images and National Consumer Survey.
Currently a trial. Provides modules by subjects.
Discussion focused on use of bibliographies, and whether having them in an electronic format would encourage more use than we were seeing with print bibliographies. We also discussed duplication with article databases, but agreed that bibliographies can contain references not available in article databases.
3. Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Currently a trial. Discussed problem of pages missing due to copyright issues. Pat Mardeusz is collecting information from her contacts at Gale about the extent of missing content and plans to eliminate copyright issues in future releases. We already have access to the DLB content, without graphics, through the
4. Chinese fiction.
In response to a reference desk question, we discussed the possibility of acquiring contemporary Chinese fiction for the students in the U.S.-Sino Pathway Program as well as students pursuing the Chinese Program (major, minor, Chinese House). We agreed that it was a good idea, so Albert will investigate further.
5. Japanese newspapers.
Peter is investigating access to a Japanese database of Japanese newspapers for two faculty members.