Archive for July 29th, 2008

Virtual Reference

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

UW worked with Cornell for a few years serving users on both campuses, until they both joined the national program. Now virtual reference is marketed on all subject web pages. UW is assigned 10 hours a day for the national virtual reference work and UW users get help 24/7. QuestionPoint has Chinese interface now, but […]

Some Pricing Models: Individual Libraries

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

FTE/Head Count UW has 42,000, but for Chinese e-resources, Size, nature of programs should be the right model. Concurrent User is another one, and may save some money, but not good for course reserves. Tiers, Carnegie classification, works for resources on broad subjects such as JStore and Mute. Budget or Resource Budget and Custom quote […]

Digital Projects in Taiwan

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Very impressive! Taiwan U’s 淡新档案,National History Museum’s art works can be searched by image (content-based retrieval). Prof. Chen used searching butterflies as an example. National Repository of Cultural Heritage has tons of old photos, ancient contracts and multi-media resources. Yunshan was telling me how difficult to find anything like this from the Mainland, such as […]

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