Discovery User Group Meeting - March 2021
Member updates - note: first meeting with combined groups so not restricted to Instruction
UND - Laura, Brittany, Shelby, Sally, Rebecca, Zeineb, Alfred, Karlene: Digital Scholarship series: libguides.und.edu/cflworkshops; Alfred new subject librarian Aero and Science; Shelby working with Rebecca intensively for questions/troubleshooting/discussion/educational pieces; Kristen on campus HLC assessment committee; Holly is leaving her position to go to Southern Oregon University as a GovDoc/OER librarian - we will miss her!
UJ - Amanda – everyone on staff fully vaccinated – yay! Did some customization – increased size along top - labels along top, what says with login window, accessibility – ODIN can handle this for libraries.
NDSCS - Amy – nothing new to report
VCSU - Emily – quiet, more requests for video tutorials
Minot - Julia – nothing new to report
Mayville - Kelly – more heavily promoting libguides and having faculty take ownership of content; even using it to augment/share information that is not available on the website; still haven’t looked at Bboard incorporation but that may be a worthwhile systemwide effort; creating tutorials specific to controlled vocabulary – ERIC/Cinhal that she will put on our Team – thank you!!
UND Law – Laurie - nothing new to report
Dickinson - Monica, Staci - Jason assisted with scalability; did prioritization and weighting of results work – old stuff showing up at top so adding date helped; busy spring break; nursing faculty accreditation visit and weeded books; made collections of children’s award winners - https://dickinsonstate.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/collectionDiscovery?vid=01ODIN_NDI:ndi&collectionId=8122949420006069 as well as pathway to that collection when one does a book search, e.g. We are the water protectors - Liz can do a demonstration at the April meeting but it does need to be implemented on library by library basis – sharing ideas of what’s worthwhile and what isn’t: OER, Graphic Novels, Faculty publications – KB can start a document on Teams
NDSU – Susanne – grant for a digital scholarship lab in the library 2nd floor and moving VR labs there too – this is in process; print reference was weeded or moved to stacks; GOVOC project; Shelby is trying to make them searchable network wide but it sometimes still includes items that aren’t GOVDOC; Liz worked with NDSU for Local Resource types to handle this
ODIN - Ginny, Liz, Nicole, Jason - new ODIN website – testing end of April
UI tweaks after accessibility update (Jason)
Explained in “report out” section – the Primo updates had overrode some customizations so caused problems
EBSCOhost eBook Reference Companion Collections (Liz)
Consumer Health Complete eBooks
MAS Complete eBooks
Middle Search eBooks
Primary Search eBooks
Science Reference Center eBooks
Folded into the main ebsco collection and includes juv - Liz is working on getting them into Primo Network Zone (5400 shared titles in there currently); Shelby did a customized list using WMS; Liz says the titles are not already included in the Ebsco databases or Netlibrary, they are supplemental – work with her.
Other discussion items
NDLA AS&L program ideas? Chair elect, Brittany Fischer
“Fetch” problem linking out to Ebsco status? - No answer from Ex Libris yet.