Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NFAIS resources

The website of the (US) National Federation of Advanced Information Services is a useful resource. This used to be the National Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services: you can see why they changed the name, but old name gives more of a clue what the association is, i.e. a well-established trade association for database producers. It has always run interesting conferences, and they have some other resources. Notable are:
- Library Training and Educational Resources (links to videos, reference sheets etc. from some of their members, e.g. covering Refworks, Proquest and NLM products)
- Text of the annual Miles Conrad lectures (e.g. 2009 one was "Challenges for great libraries in the age of the digital native" from Lynne Brindley)
- Presentations from conferences e.g. from:
- - Improving The User Experience - Part I (May 2010)
- - Improving the User Search Experience Part II: Leveraging Content to Improve Discoverability and Use (October 2010)
- - Assessing The usage and Value of Scholarly and Scientific Output: An Overview of traditional and emerging metrics (November 2010)
Photo by Sheila Webber: first sign of spring

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