Annual Conference, June 28, 2014

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group
ALA Annual Conference Meeting 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N115

Minutes

  1.  Introductions, announcements & any agenda items
  2. Vendor Updates:
    1. Gale|Cengage Learning (Peter Scott):
      Update on Artemis—it’s available and all content is cross-searchable—both primary and secondary  resources. Will be adding DLB content soon. MLA IB will be available both within Artemis and as a stand-alone.
    2. EBSCO Information Services (Ryan Bernier)
      36 fields to limit searches within MLA IB. New: source type “translation” and “editions.” Can sort results by two new source types. Can search on hit counts. 20 different indexes available. Within EBSCO Discovery Service, results will show names of databases in which content is found (i.e. MLA IB). This will allow you to link directly to MLA IB from results. EBSCO YouTube channel – will provide access to MLA YouTube videos.
    3. ProQuest (Stephen Brooks)
      Adding more options to “My Research” end-user tool. Counter 4 stats implemented. July = decommissioning CH LION interface/platform. There are some bugs to fix and they’re working on them (proximity searching, link resolvers). Will investigate the option of providing a stand-alone URL/access for ABELL.
  3. MLA Update (Barbara Chen & Greg Grazevich)
    1. 74,000 records added in 2013
    2. New help videos – “Names as Subjects” – available on ProQuest and will be on Gale soon. Foreign language versions of “What is the MLA International Bibliography” are being created, along with “What is the Directory of Periodicals.” Current videos available include:
      • “What Is the MLA International Bibliography?”
      • “Searching the MLA International Bibliography versus Using the Library’s Home Page Search Function”
      • “Names as Subjects in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO”
      • “Names as Subjects in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest”
      • “Keyword Search vs. Subject Search in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO”
      • “Keyword Search vs. Subject Search in the MLA International Bibliography on Gale”
      • “Keyword Search vs. Subject Search in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest”
      • “How to Limit Searches by Publication Date in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO”
      • “Searching Scholarly Web Sites in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO”
    3. New article on the MLA IB:
      Golomb, Liorah, James R. Kelly, and Barbara Chen. “Navigating the MLA Bibliography—Redux: Performance Across Vendor Platforms and Discovery Tools.” Journal of Library Administration, 54:2 (2014): 107-126. doi:10.1080/01930826.2014.903367.
    4. Enhancements for 2015:
      1. ORCID identifiers will be available for authors. More information on ORCID: http://orcid.org/
      2. More Choice reviews are being added.
      3. James Harner’s Literary Research Guide (6th) will be available in July 2014. Institutional site licenses (SERU) are available, along with a one-month free trial.
      4. David Oberhelman and Liorah Golomb are new members of the MLA IB Advisory Committee.
  4. Other:
    If anyone is interested in being chair of the discussion group, please let Sarah know.

 Minutes submitted by Faye Christenberry, University of Washington Libraries

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