Library:Resource Pages Admin Field Usage

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Access Instructions

This field is optional and is visible to the public on the main Indexes & Databases page and the resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource).

How to Use

Access instructions should provide any special information the user may require to connect to the resource. This includes restrictions other than the standard of: "open only to UBC students, faculty, staff, and onsite Library users" (which is automatically added to all resources unless designated open access).

  • USE for details such browser restrictions (e.g. Si Ku Quan Shu) or registration instructions (e.g. SciFinder Scholar).

For resources that require users to log in via CWL or barcode to obtain a user ID and password, contact e-resources staff. There are specific fields for holding this information that only e-resources staff can update and change.

Alternate Title

This field is optional and is visible to the public on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing just below the main title.

How to Use

An alternate title is a previous title or common variant on the resource title.

  • USE for title changes or titles that are also known by another name or acronym.
  • DO NOT use for common misspellings; use the Common Misspellings field instead.
  • DO NOT use for platform (e.g. EBSCO); use the Interface field instead.

Example

An alternate title for The Journal of the American Medical Association is JAMA (its acronym).

Branch Listing

This field is optional and is hidden from the public, used only on the administrative end to generate pages/widgets for branches that maintain a curated list of resources.

How to Use

The branch listing field is recommended only for smaller, specialized branches such as Lam Library or Law Library. For large branches, use of the subject field (drop down menu) is the recommended option. The branch listing field should only be used if you are familiar with it or have been asked to add/remove a resource to/from a branch list.

Brief Description

This field is required and is visible to the public on the main Indexes & Databases page.

How to Use

The brief description should include core, concise details about the resource.

  • USE for describing what a resource covers and what it offers.
  • NOTE this field is limited to 220 characters (2 - 3 lines of text).

Consortium

This field is optional and is hidden from the public, used only on the administrative end to keep track of consortia and make them searchable. Please contact e-resources to request additions to this list.

How to Use

The consortium field refers to the name of the collective or coalition through which resource is acquired and shared. These names comprise a controlled vocabulary maintained by eResources.

Examples

  • ELN
  • COPPUL
  • CRKN

Formats

This field is optional and is visible to the public on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing in the Formats section.

How to Use

The formats field refers to the medium or form that the resource offers access to in addition to articles.. The assumed format provisioned by a database is "articles" and this field is therefore supplementary.

These terms comprise a controlled vocabulary maintained by e-resources that is not intended to be all-encompassing. Please contact e-resources to request additions to this list.

  • DO NOT confuse formats with genres or subjects/disciplines.
  • PLEASE NOTE that formats are intended to have broad, multidisciplinary application, but remain specialized enough not to generate an overwhelming number of results.

Full Description

This field will be required (but optional during transition from Toby) and is visible to the public on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing in the About section.

How to Use

The full description should include more advanced, in-depth details about this resource such as equivalent print coverage, update frequency and links to other online descriptions.

  • USE for further elaboration about the resource, including keywords and phrases that will help users search for and find this resource.
  • USE spacing to avoid crafting a "wall of text" that users will not read.

Full Text

This field will be required (but optional during transition from Toby) and is visible to the public on the main Indexes & Databases page and on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing in the Full Text column.

How to Use

Full Text is articulated here. When a resource gives access to items in multiple formats, the Full-Text attribute only refers to its textual materials, namely articles and e-books/chapters.

  • DO NOT assume that resources with the word "Bibliograph(y/ies)" in its title is not Full-Text. There are many exceptions (Oxford Bibliographies Online, etc), instead please conduct some basic exploratory research on the resource to determine the particular nature of its offerings.

Funding Notes

This field is optional and is visible to the public on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing in the Funding Notes section.

How to Use

Funding notes provides acknowledgment of any external (i.e. non-UBC Library) funding sources that help pay for access to a resource.

Help

This field is optional and is visible to the public on a resource's individual page (accessed by clicking the more info link for any resource), appearing in the Help section.

How to Use

Help can include links to handouts, online tutorials, wiki pages or other resources that may be helpful for users.

  • USE for links or instructions that help users better understand/use this resource.
  • DO NOT include librarian contact information. A link to the contact page of a resource page's owner will be included automatically below this field.

Examples

  • Audio, E-Books, Government Documents, Images, Maps, Newspapers, Primary Sources, Statistics & Data, Theses & Dissertations, Video

Interface

This field is optional and is hidden from the public, used only on the administrative end to keep track of interfaces and make them searchable.

How to Use

The interface field refers to the name of the system/infrastructure through which users encounter the resource's contents. These terms comprise a controlled vocabulary maintained by eResources. Please contact e-resources to request additions to this list.

Examples

  • OvidSP provides the interface for Medline.
  • EBSCOhost provides the interface for PsycINFO.

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