Monthly Archives: March 2011

Considering the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)

Across the HE Sector millions of pounds are spend on electronic journals, but gathering statistics about how useful they are to library users has not provied easy to do. Libraries with diminuishing budgets are having to prove that they are … Continue reading

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Working Smarter, not Harder with Federated Identity Management: Eduserv workshops March 2011

Nicole Harris ‘The problem with Federations‘ Federations, like the UK Access Management Federation of which DMU is a part, can be comparted to a pack of cards. Like any card game, they have rules (club ♣ rules) so that they … Continue reading

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Finding journal articles through Google Scholar

It is easy to get your browser to link through to the ‘Find it @ DMU’ service from Google Scholar. Behind this service is a database of electronic journals to which the University has a subscription or free access. To … Continue reading

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A proxy service for the library

One of the features of the yet to be released OpenAthensLA 2.2 version is likely to be a proxy module. This would extend the range of OpenAthens across the 3 main types of remote electronic resource with which the library … Continue reading

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