On 23 March 2016, Cornel Darden Jr. wrote:
> Seems like overkill, why a login to access the library's website?
Indeed, but once you're logged in, though, to access some subscription resource,
there's a lot the system could show you.
At the university where I work we don't do any customization on the library's
web site, but we do provide a feed of personalized links into the course
management system. Students have to log in to get into Moodle, and then when
they're looking at a course page Moodle hands over the course code to us, and we
send back a box with:
- basic catalogue search
- links to relevant subject guides
- links to most relevant eresources
- links to course guide (if there is one)
- links to reserves (if there are some)
- link to subject librarian
The guides (LibGuides) are all tagged to match faculties and programs: the
Biology guide is tagged sc/biol, so we know it's relevant to all course in the
SC(ience) faculty and BIOL(ogy) program. Librarians are tagged similarly in a
We inject this into the course management system and the student portal, but
don't make use of these things on our own site, even though students end up
logging in a lot to get to journals and databases. We should!
William Denton ↔ Toronto, Canada ↔ https://www.miskatonic.org/