The reality is that to do a really good job of driving users to the
available resources, you need to categorize databases by both subjects AND
departments/courses. These are overlapping but distinct facets that reflect
different ways that users can approach locating resources relevant to their
needs.

Shirley

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 1:25 PM, Stuart A. Yeates <syea...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I strongly suggest that participants of this discussion pick up a decent
> history of library classification systems, since many of the large-scale
> classification systems started with discussions very much like this....
>
> History repeating and all that.
>
> cheers
> stuart
>
> --
> ...let us be heard from red core to black sky
>
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 7:59 AM, David J. Fiander <da...@fiander.info>
> wrote:
>
> > The problem with "programs/departments" is that there are things that
> > aren't under the umbrella of a single program/department. Where does
> > "planetary science" go, for example, when it's a strange mix of Earth
> > Sciences, Geography, and Astronomy?
> >
> > The other problem is that there are some very LARGE departments (civil
> > engineering is 1/4 of a faculty, for example), which would benefit from
> > multiple database subjects.
> >
> > On 2016/03/17 13:09, Salazar, Christina wrote:
> > > I'm curious because I wanted to do a better job with our db
> > categorization, other than program/majors/departments, HOW did you(s)
> come
> > up with your categories? Any usability/card sorting/etc....
> > >
> > >
> > > Christina Salazar
> > > Systems Librarian
> > > John Spoor Broome Library
> > > California State University, Channel Islands
> > > 805/437-3198
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf
> Of
> > Jeremy C. Shellhase
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:07 AM
> > > To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > > Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] List of Database Subjects
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > > Subjects we're using are
> > http://library.humboldt.edu/search/articles.html
> > > Based pretty much on our programs/depts.
> > >
> > > "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to
> > pause and reflect." *-- **Mark Twain*
> > >
> > > Jeremy C. Shellhase
> > > Systems Librarian
> > > Library room 206
> > > Humboldt State University Library
> > > One Harpst Street
> > > Arcata, California 95521
> > > 707-826-3144 (voice)
> > > 707-826-3441 (fax)
> > > jeremy.shellh...@humboldt.edu
> > >
> > > On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Ian Chan <ic...@csusm.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi,
> > >> The subjects we use are listed on
> > >> https://biblio.csusm.edu/research_portal/databases.
> > >>
> > >> Best,
> > >>
> > >> Ian Chan
> > >> Systems Coordinator
> > >> University Library
> > >> California State University San Marcos ic...@csusm.edu | 760-750-4385
> > >> | biblio.csusm.edu | Skype: ian.t.chan
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf
> > >> Of Mitchell B. Roe
> > >> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 5:38 AM
> > >> To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
> > >> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] List of Database Subjects
> > >>
> > >> On 2016/03/15 14:26, Burrell, Matthew wrote:
> > >>> Hello all,
> > >>> I am looking for examples of lists of database subjects similar to
> > >>> one
> > >> we are using, https://www.lib.fsu.edu/eresources/subjects , as a
> > >> comparative model. We would like to limit the number of subjects and
> > >> searching for examples. Thanks in advance! I appreciate it.
> > >>> Matt
> > >>>
> > >>> Matt Burrell
> > >>> Web Developer
> > >>> The Florida State University Libraries Tallahassee, Florida
> > >>> (850) 814-9634
> > >>> Or Schedule an Appointment<http://fsu.libcal.com/appointment/656>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >> Here's Oakland University Libraries':
> > >> https://research.library.oakland.edu/sp/subjects/databases.php
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Mitchell B. Roe
> > >> Medical Library Technology Specialist
> > >>
> > >> Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
> > >> 130 Kresge Library
> > >> 2200 N Squirrel Rd
> > >> Rochester, MI 48309
> > >>
> > >> mb...@oakland.edu
> > >>
> >
>

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