Tuesday, December 8, 2009

DISCUS needs your input.

DISCUS - Digital Information for South Carolina USers
Provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7.

DISCUS, South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. You have most likely benefited from this service while accessing Coker's databases for research.

Currently, DISCUS is in the process of negotiating their database license renewals for the 2010 calendar year. In doing so, they have been evaluating the separate database components included within SIRS Knowledge Source. After discussions with Proquest representatives, they've determined that there may be a bundling of resources that would be a "better fit" for DISCUS.

DISCUS has asked for input from staff and students in order to make a decision that best accommodates the patrons.

ProQuest has set up a trial page to assist in gathering opinions into the
selection process of two possible packages.

  • Option A: The two most heavily used databases within the current package, plus CultureGrams. CultureGrams has traditionally been one of ProQuest's most popular products.
  • Option B: The existing subscription resources.
DISCUS and the LITC invites you to explore the products and VOTE on which package - Option A or Option B - you think would best meet the needs of our users.

Here is a link to a SHORT, three question survey - http://www.proquestk12.com/go/discus

The deadline for reviewing these two packages and completing the survey is Monday, December 14th, 2009.

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