Liaison librarians are responsible for selecting, acquiring, managing, and delivering licensed, free, and researcher-generated data collections to support campus research and scholarship.
As for March 2020, the library is purchasing ebooks only. The Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship will announce when this policy changes.
The general workflow for developing collections is as such:
The tabs on this guide will walk you through each step of the process.
Librarians enhance their collections based on their own knowledge and experience. It takes place at designated times, when the Dean of Research and Scholarship or the Faculty Directors make an announcement, usually with a time frame, such as "We are open to collection enhancement at this time; please place orders no later than May 1st." You will use GOBI or Rialto to place your collection enhancement requests.
For collection enhancement, you may wish to use some of the following resources, as well as journals, reviews, and materials you find on your own:
Occasionally, your faculty will contact you requesting access to specific materials. In turn, you can review their request, ascertaining that we don't already have access to the materials. If the material is not duplicate, you can select the item in one of our ordering platforms, GOBI or Rialto, and submit the request. A general workflow for Faculty Requests;
When you place an order for books or ebooks, you will want to use Rialto or GOBI, which are our current vendors. We are generally phasing out GOBI.
Please use the following resources, which contain directions ad screenshots, to place orders.
Reading List by Leganto is a tool used to create reading lists and integrate your list in Canvas courses. Librarians and instructors can add electronic articles, streaming media, digitized content, physical materials, and more into a single list so students can access all their course materials in one place.
We have multiple tools and resources to help you analyze your collection. In general, you do not need to analyze your collection unless a special project is assigned.
Alma, which is owned by Ex Libris, is a unified library services platform. It is the backend of OneSearch.
Alma Analytics is a tool used for analyzing your collection. SJSU staff has created templates for common reports. Please see the Ordering tab for specific instructions.
Gobi is the ordering and selecting interface for our primary book vendor YBP/Ebsco. Gobi url is http://www.gobi3.com/ Log in with your SJSU email the password given to you by Tech Services. https://www.gobi3.com/StaticContent/GOBIContent/YBP/Private/Help/Pages/tutorials.html#gettingstarted
Leganto is software program that offers Reading Lists. It integrates with Canvas so that faculty instructors can create reading lists in their courses with links to electronic sources in the library.
OneSearch is the library's forward-facing online catalog, or discovery service.
Rialto is an ordering interface that is integrated with Alma. See the Ordering tab for instruction on how to use.
Tech Services refers to the library team which manages orders. When contacting Tech Services, you may wish to email both Karen Schlesser,
Head of Resources & Analytics, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Elena Seto, Acquistions/Contracts Analyst, email@example.com.