Author Archives: Philip Adams

About Philip Adams

Senior Assistant Librarian at De Montfort University. I have recently introduced a Single Sign On service for the library's databases and electronic journals. I am interested in digital preservation and the use of data to measure a library's impact. All comments own.

Workflow for adding new content to LOCKSS

Every few weeks LOCKSS Alliance members receive a message informing them of the release of the latest batch of Archival Units (mostly journal volumes). At De Montfort University we do not respond immediately, but prefer to wait for the LOCKSS … Continue reading

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Assessing the coverage by LOCKSS of Free Electronic Journals

LOCKSS, as a electronic journal digital preservation system, covers subscribed and freely available journals. I have been looking at the balance of activated titles at De Montfort University and found about 43% to be subscribed titles and 27% to be … Continue reading

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Assessing the coverage by LOCKSS of subscription journals

A previous post looked at the count of Open Access journals being preserved in the De¬† Montfort University LOCKSS service. The figure came out as 27% of LOCKSS titles being represented in the Directory of Open Access Journals. It may … Continue reading

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Assessing the coverage by LOCKSS of open access journals

At DMU we have an electronic journal digital preservation system using LOCKSS and an OpenURL Resolver using SFX that makes information available to people on which journal they can get access to and from where. We are the first university … Continue reading

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Nested lists in XHTML

There are lots of examples across the Internet explaining how to use CSS to number items on a list. It is certainly worth trying this technique, rather than hard coding the numbers in, or using the now deprecated<start=”15″>, if only … Continue reading

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Towards a SMART Goal for LOCKSS

I mentioned in another post that the number of times LOCKSS appeared as an option on the ‘Find It @ DMU’ menus generated by SFX, our OpenURL Resolver was an interesting figure to examine. I only have one month’s worth … Continue reading

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Prospects for expanding LOCKSS coverage of electronic journals

After just a few weeks of exposing the content collected in the university’s LOCKSS electronic journal digital preservation system it is interesting to look at the potential impact of this service. One way of doing this would be to check … Continue reading

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LOCKSS coverage at De Montfort University

De Montfort University has been involved in the UK LOCKSS Alliance since its formation in 2007. Since then we have been building up the electronic content preserved there, but during 2012 it became possible to demonstrate the extent of the … Continue reading

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Tuning Mendeley to find electronic journal articles

Mendeley, according to its website “is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research”. If you are using this website to organise your references, … Continue reading

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Discounts for students from @MyUNiDAYS

MyUNiDays is a student discount website offering ‘perks’ from a number of online retailers. There are new and well-known retailers signing up to the growing range of stores represented with deals of 10-20% off for students. You can prove that … Continue reading

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