Author Archives: Mitchell Dunkley

About Mitchell Dunkley

I work in the Content Delivery Team at De Montfort University Library. I manage DMU Library's e-resources portfolio and I am involved in library systems admin, collating resource usage statistics and troubleshooting. All comments are my own.

Using JUSP COUNTER JR1 usage data to review DMU Library’s ScienceDirect journal titles

I have previously blogged about my work in helping DMU Library to create a framework to move towards a more data-driven process for online resources renewals. The context for this work is to ensure that DMU Library is making well informed, evidence-based decisions … Continue reading

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Reflections on #Digifest17

This week I attended my third Jisc Digifest conference. The free-to-attend event is hosted annually at the ICC in Birmingham, and is organised by Jisc to celebrate all things “digital” in the education sector. Here are a few of my … Continue reading

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How do academic libraries value their electronic resources?

UK academic libraries spend millions on electronic resources annually to support learning, teaching and research at their institutions. Demonstrating the value of these online resources presents a number of challenges for libraries, especially when it comes to attributing value to … Continue reading

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Using LibAnswers to manage e-resources user enquiries at DMU Library

The Content Delivery Team at DMU Library & Learning Services have recently started to trial Springshare’s LibAnswers service, in the hope it will assist the library to manage its e-resource troubleshooting activities more effectively and seamlessly. Previous to using LibAnswers, … Continue reading

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Library e-resources usage & cost analysis – creating a template spreadsheet.

Part of my work in the DMU Library Content Delivery Team is to head up the capture, collation and dissemination of library e-resource usage stats. The library buys many different types of online resources, from many different vendors, and all … Continue reading

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SmartSpaces Awareness Campaign

During February and March 2014, DMU Library and Learning Services hosted two awareness weeks to help raise the profile of a DMU green initiative called SmartSpaces. The SmartSpaces project aims to save energy use (electricity, gas and water consumption) in … Continue reading

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Library Camp 2013

I haven’t blogged for a while, but feel invigorated to do so once again after attending Library Camp 2013 last Saturday (30th Nov 2013). The event was hosted in the very impressive new Library of Birmingham building (brilliant and chaotic … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting LibGuide

Over the past few weeks, DMU Library’s Content Delivery (CD) Team have been working on constructing a LibGuide to assist DMU Library staff with online resources troubleshooting. The objective of the team was to better help library staff recognise online resources problems (e.g. problems affecting library … Continue reading

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DMU Library Online 2012

I blogged in July 2012 ago about attending a DMU in-house introductory training course on project management. I was keen to start to apply some of the knowledge gained from this course, so began to think how I could integrate … Continue reading

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Online library resources: usability & user interaction

I recently read Bohyun Kim’s interesting blog on research “flow” and serendipity in digital library collections, and a number of Bohyun’s comments immediately struck a chord with me. I have previously blogged about some of the challenges which can arise … Continue reading

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