Friday, May 02, 2003


Promoting Online Resources

"In a new issue of the xrefer newsletter, Peter Bolger, a Reference and Information Manager in the U.K., offers a few suggestions for promoting online databases and services. Btw, I love what the New York Public Library says on their electronic resources page, 'Search the Branch Libraries' e-resources for great information you won't find on Google.' How's that for short and to the point. It goes on to list many types of material including full-text magazine and journal articles, biographies, and reliable encyclopedias. Actually, another large challenge remains, getting potential users to go to library web site and click on the e-resources page." [The ResourceShelf]

Emphasis above is mine, along with a hearty "me, too!"

That sounds like a pretty good way to make the point!