Using Digital Collections for Reference and Information Services

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day




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We will explore how these collections can be best utilized to provide quality reference service for our users. On day one, we will explore online tools that help us discover digital collections categorically‚ÄĒarchives and special collections, online newspapers, open access journals, and more.

On day two, we will explore how these tools can help us to answer specific types of reference questions, review the evaluation of online resources for research, and introduce tools that help us to discover a broad range of collections specifically.

After this class you will be able to:

  • Understand the hierarchy of online collections and where they are created
  • Use this hierarchy to effectively search for collections
  • Utilize a wide range of online tools to discover digital collections
  • Familiarize your users with collections that address their specific needs

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Originally broadcast January 28 & 29, 2014.