Marketing Client Databases: Opportunities for Networking and Instruction From the notebook of: Leah R. Solla Chemistry Librarian Cornell University
database -remote server proprietary software -local machine client software = local control of input (structure drawing) local control of results (navigation, data analysis) What is a client database?
CUL client databases • Voyager • library management system • Luna • digital images • SciFinder Scholar • Chemical Abstracts index • Beilstein Crossfire • organic and inorganic chemistry handbooks
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Why Market Client Databases? • New • End-User • Sophisticated
Points Of ServiceLibrarian Initiated • Distribution of Files & Instructions • Department Listservs • Library Website • Fliers, Business Cards • Classes • Vendor Training • Information Literacy Course • Drop-In Sessions
Points Of ServicePatron Initiated • Seeking Help • Office/Lab Visits • Word of Mouth Dear Ms. Solla, I have been told there is a computer version of the Beilstein Handbook. Can you set it up in my office?
Typical Visit • Look at Installation • Brief Tour of Database • Chat About Patron’s Research • Explore Search Strategies • Discuss Other Databases
Things Learned SciFinder Shuffle Beilstein Boogie …Learning
Opportunities forNetworking • Introduction to a service librarian • Researchers as library resources • Collaboration development • Outreach across disciplines • Research • Service
Opportunities forInstruction • Search & Retrieval Initiation • Complementary Use of Databases • Teaching Chemical Information
Chemical Information • Enhanced Access • Enhanced Use
What Next?Marketing Other Databases? • Client • Remote Access • Highlighting Gmelin • Launching Sadtler • Non-Client • Subject Packages • Lab Visits
Thank You Cornell University Library Chemical Information Division (American Chemical Society) Chemical Abstracts Service Beilstein Information Systems