How do users discover and access our collections? Are they finding what they need via LionSearch? Via The CAT? The Discovery Solutions Working Group wants to hear from you. Please provide feedback via our brief survey and join us at an upcoming Brown Bag to share your thoughts about what you want to see in our discovery tools (e.g., our search/browsing systems such as Lion Search, The CAT, etc.).
The survey should take about five minutes to complete and will be open until midnight, Friday, April 14.
The Brown Bags will be held in the Dean’s Conference Room, 510A Paterno and via Zoom (meeting ID: 8148630626) on the following dates:
Friday, April 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, noon–1:30 pm
There is no set agenda for the Brown Bags — we are looking forward to hearing your ideas, concerns and recommendations regarding discovery of our resources. Feel free to bring your lunch to the discussion; coffee, water and cookies will be provided.
On behalf of the Discovery Solutions Working Group:
Jeff Edmunds (resource)
Dace Freivalds (chair)
– submitted by Dace Freivalds, chair, Discovery Solutions Working Group
Have you ever been frustrated when searching in the CAT or LionSearch? Been puzzled when your search didn’t work or you had to wade through pages of results? We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a newbie to these search systems or just need a refresher, this
Whether you’re a newbie to these search systems or just need a refresher, this 50-minute class will showcase a few tricks and help bolster your confidence. You too can tame these systems and get them to work for you (and your searching needs).
You’re “kitten-me,” it’s that easy? Tips and tricks for taming LionSearch and The CAT
Wednesday, April 5
If interested in attending, please RSVP: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d3RJYdn5a946MZf.
– submitted by Hailley Fargo, Knowledge Commons
You’re “kitten-me” — it’s that easy?
Have you ever been frustrated when searching in the CAT or LionSearch? Been puzzled when your search didn’t work or you had to wade through pages of results?
We’ve all been there.
Hailley Fargo will present some tips and tricks to tame these systems and get them to work for you and your searching needs from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 in 211A Pattee Library. Whether you’re a newbie to these search systems or just need a refresher, this 50-minute class will showcase a few tricks and help bolster your confidence.
– submitted by Carmen Gass, User Services Training
In response to concerns about the identification and discovery of online (streaming) videos, a change was made in the coding of the Material Type for online videos in The CAT and LionSearch. Instead of assigning the Material Type ONLINE, we are assigning the Material Type VIDEO. On location displays, the Material is now listed as “Video Material”; the Library continues to be “Online Resources” and the Location continues to be “Online Content”. Using the Advanced Search in The CAT, you can retrieve online video using “Video Material” in the Material Type drop-down list. This change also effects LionSearch, where these items display as “Video Recordings”. (As opposed to streaming videos displaying as e-books due to limited mapping options.) This change effected 9,232 items. Thank you, Emily and Binky on behalf of the Discovery and Access Working Team
Submitted by Binky Lush
The following content has been recently indexed in LionSearch:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journals (This includes the scholarly journals from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.)
Download the full listing of content available in Summon below:
Databases and packages
Please contact the Discovery and Access Working Team (DAWT) with your questions!
The following content will be indexed and available in LionSearch on October 9.
Chadwyck Healey – LION Biographies
Federal Reserve Archive of Economic History (FRASER) – Provides access to the U.S. economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System—through digitization of documents related to the U.S. financial system. FRASER provides digital access to historic policy documents including publications of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the District Federal Reserve Banks, statements and speeches of Fed policymakers, archival materials of Fed policymakers and more. We have indexed over 85,000 records.
Wolters Kluwer Health – The entire journal offering of approximately 370 medical journals from Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins/Ovid Technologies have been indexed in Summon. Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
Submitted by Jeff Edmunds, for the Next Gen 2.0 Group
The Next Gen 2.0 Group (previously known as the Library Management System Requirements Working Group) is still seeking your input about what works, and doesn’t work, in our current primary systems: WorkFlows, The CAT, and LionSearch. A survey for gathering feedback will be active until September 8, 2013:
Please let us know what you like and what you don’t like about the current systems, and what features we should look for as we draft requirements for any future system.
Next Gen 2.0 Group: Bob Alan, Barbara Coopey, Jeff Edmunds, Mike Giarlo, Lauren Kime, John Meier, Emily Rimland, and Dace Freivalds (chair)
The University Libraries have scheduled a wide range of free seminars this semester to help students, faculty and staff with their research needs. Classes are available in basic library research skills and the following citation management tools: Zotero, Endnote and Mendeley. Additional introductory level and advanced level classes will be offered in LionSearch, Penn State’s powerful library search engine. In addition, two workshops will be held on data management. The full line up of classes, including descriptions and direct registration links, is listed below. More details and registration information are also available from the Libraries’ website.
Submitted by Binky Lush
Bloomsbury Qatar is an Arab publisher of 7 open access peer-reviewed journals in medical, health, Islamic studies, engineering, and social sciences. http://www.bqfp.com.qa/
Hamburg University Press
This content is from the Thesis Server of the State and University Library of Hamburg. It is an Open Access Repository. DBID ~4V. http://ediss.sub.uni-hamburg.de/
Now Publishers Foundations and Trends: Now Books. http://www.nowpublishers.com/
A new feature of the Libraries’ toolbar displays a preview of LionSearch results along with search results on your favorite search engine sites (Google, Bing, etc.). You can see examples of this feature here: http://screencast.com/t/a4jamnPBP and http://screencast.com/t/L4cbg8Fxe
By Alan Shay, data analyst
The LionSearch Assessment Team is in the process of gathering data regarding the use of LionSearch within the Libraries and we are asking for your input. With assistance from the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment (OPIA), the LionSearch Assessment Team invites you to participate in the LionSearch Assessment Survey.
By Binky Lush, manager, Discovery, Access and Web Services
The CMS Development Team has completed the development to allow LionSearch (Summon) to regularly harvest and index our Research Guides and make them available in LionSearch search results! We’ve been working closely with Serials Solutions on the metadata schema, and are currently testing this component with 20 sample research guides to confirm that they are correctly displayed in LionSearch. Once this test is complete, we plan to make this component available for all Research Guides at the beginning of February. Authors will only need to add a few lines of metadata to each guide and reactivate the page to make their guides harvestable. (Step by step instructions for authors will be available). LionSearch will automatically ingest and index all guides containing this metadata every two weeks.