Kansas Tri-Conference 2007: Day 1 – Promoting the State Library Databases to YOUR Library Users

Sherry Backus

Intro to databases that libraries can access through the state

State is working on a federated search type thing for all databases they offer

Discussion of internet vs articles in library databases… (ie., teachers don’t want students using internet to find info – they want articles… that type of discussion)

Mentioned the John Kupersmith info about getting rid of library terminology

INFO for Kansas Blog – databaseskslib.blogspot.com – there’s a blog about the databases offered by Kansas

Showed some of the databases offered through the state

Any Kansas resident can use these

Asked for a topic to search (in Gale databases) – the topic suggested? Second Life! Cool. Then, the speaker mentioned that she has an avatar, but that her avatar is clueless…