Use Of Alerts/RSS/WebFeeds To Inform Collection Development / Instruction / Reference Services
I am greatly interested in learning more about the practice of subscribing to Alerts / RSS / WebFeeds from any/all A&I databases in order to track the publications of departmental researchers at your institution to inform one's identification and selection of other / non-institutional relevant publications and/or to instruction responsibilities and/or reference services.
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Knowledge of themes / topics / foci of current / recent institutional research can / might / would provide greater insight and thus permit one to select current / recent items that can / might / would be of greater potential value for supporting the current / future research agenda of one's department(s) / institution and/or guiding instruction and / or reference services > Whew !!! [:-)
Thanks A Million !
Gerry McKiernan Associate Professor Science and Technology Librarian Iowa State University Library Ames IA 50011
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