The Colorado Alliance will sponsor a webinar on the Springer product, Papers. The webinar will be on Tuesday, October 15, at 9 a.m. Christine Buske from Springer will be presenting. Papers is a reference manager which allows users to organize, manage, share, and cite research results. You can read about Papers at http://www.biomedcentral.com/presscenter/pressreleases/20130919 and at http://papersapp.com/.
The Colorado Alliance will host a presentation on Mendeley Institutional Edition, a product of SWETS. The presentation will be at the Colorado Alliance, 3801 E. Florida Ave., Suite 515, Denver, on Monday, September 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Jason Downs, the SWETS representative, will be presenting. You may attend either in person or via Go-To-Meeting. Mendeley is a Citation management and discovery tool. It assists in identifying areas your researchers are working in and in assessing the impact of their publications. More information about Mendeley is available at http://www.swets.com/mendeley.
The ADR Services committee and invited guests will be holding a "Metadata Day" on September 10, 2013!
The purpose of this day is to review our current descriptive metadata standards for the repository, discuss the development of an aggregated search site for all ADR member repositories, and identify ways to incorporate more structured or linked data in the ADR metadata.
Working closely with EBSCO and Serials Solutions, we have made Prospector available through both Summon and EDS. The Prospector database is available on an FTP site for any system to harvest. It's platform neutral- a basic MARC file exported and updated on a regular basis.
With this new integration, search results from Prospector will appear in the discovery interface along with results from other databases. When a user clicks on a Prospector item, they will go back to the Prospector catalog where they are authenticated to place a request. Check out the Prospector Summon and EDS sites to get an idea of how this works.