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Title:Purchase Recommendation for Globalizing Online Collections at Community College Libraries
Author(s):Harris, Annie
Subject(s):globalizing library collections
global and area studies
collections development
online resources
Abstract:Abstract Focused on community colleges in North Carolina participating in the Scholars of Global Distinction initiative, the goal of this white paper is to assist librarians in their efforts to thoughtfully increase global and area studies online resources available at their libraries. Through this paper, the author hopes to increase global library resources around North Carolina without duplicating research efforts across the state. The author reviews online paid resources that are global in scope or that provide the information commonly sought by community college students in globalized courses. For each database, the author considers the following criteria: global content, depth of coverage, accuracy, currency, authority, source information, usability, special features, and suitability for community college users. After being reviewed individually, the databases are compared within groups on the above criteria. Finally, the reviewer takes into account current pricing of the databases prior to making final recommendations.
Issue Date:2016-06
Citation Info:Harris, A. (2016, June). "Purchase Recommendations for Globalizing Online Collections at Community College Libraries." White paper submitted for the Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab, Champaign, IL.
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-02-08

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