Access to Non-Discovery Databases

Stokes Lauren P. stokesl at LVCCLD.ORG
Tue Nov 5 18:02:30 EST 2013

I use a blog - The Librarian's Brain - for databases. I started this in 2008, to promote our databases. What's neat about it, posts show up in a Google search.  We also have one for downloadable content - eRead Me Vegas

We also promote these blog posts on our Facebook page and Twitter account They are automatically feed to the social media tools via the blog.

Last year I also started using LibGuides - which replaced a home grown system which was not very flexible. This allows for more discovery via Google as well.

We use to have a Discovery tool (WebFeat) but discounted it and have not added one back.

Lauren Stokes, Virtual Library Manager
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
7060 W. Windmill Ln.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

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eRead Me Vegas at
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From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Ferdman, Glenn
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 2:29 PM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Access to Non-Discovery Databases

How do you advertise and provide access to licensed content that your discovery service does not currently include?

Do you post a notice near the discovery search window containing that information, along with a link to a separate databases page?

Thanks in advance for your replies.


Glenn Ferdman, MLS
Director of Library Services
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr., Box 61
Parkville, MO 64152
P: (816) 584-6707
F: (816) 741-4911
gferdman at<mailto:gferdman at>


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