72 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Discovery, Public Service, and Outreach
26. Please indicate which channels your library uses to make global resources discoverable, then select
up to three that seem to be most effective. N=67
Used Most Effective
Local online public access catalog 67 50
OCLC WorldCat 65 43
Mobile access to local online public access catalog 42 6
Global collection websites 37 13
International library catalogs 24 1
WorldCat Local 23 11
Mobile access to global collection websites 7
Other 20 10
Number of Responses 67 57
Please describe the other channel. N=24
Archived web content currently hosted on the Internet Archive project site.
Direct email to relevant constituencies. We occasionally participate in campus Study Abroad, International Studies events
to publicize collections and services. Most of us assist ILL with difficult requests for non-English material (frequently
located in WorldCat Local) and Google/Google Books/Google Scholar and KVK can be useful. We do advise grad
students to try them for specific types of queries.
Getting out the word however possible.
LibGuides (web-based subject guides) for a variety of area studies, e.g., East Asian Studies.
LibGuides and other finding aids.
Online exhibitions.
Portals on different topics (websites).
Subject pages created by librarians and announcements on the library’s website that link patrons to new databases and
Summon discovery layer atop OPAL. Email to faculty promoting CRL holdings and webinars.
The Classics Library posts regular New Acquisitions lists on it website—these lists are also emailed to the Classics
Department faculty and students and to other off-campus researchers and librarians. Additionally, the Classics
Department offers fellowships for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program—researchers using Byzantine and Modern
Greek resources have been in residence for this program.
Wiki for Japanese Studies.
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