Friday, April 11, 2008

DISCUS Internship



Timeframe: Summer I and Summer II

135 contact hours - Schedule TBD
Location/Work area TBD
Can use visitor parking
Use blogging software for journal of activities
Curtis Rogers will handle overall paperwork/administrative activities
Amy Duernberger will work directly with intern on learning objectives

DISCUS Internship Objectives - Web site audit project

1. Review and update the previously completed audit of public library Web pages to check for effective and complete linking to all DISCUS provided databases

2. Create and conduct an audit of institutions of higher education to check for effective and complete linking to all DISCUS provided databases

3. Work with DISCUS staff to create an effective means of notifying and collaborating with libraries to enhance or make corrections in their linking to DISCUS databases.

The overall goal of this project is to assist libraries in their implementations of DISCUS so that their patrons' ability to be aware of, easily locate and effectively use the DISCUS databases is greatly improved. The results would be increased database usage statewide (as shown by usage reports) and enhanced knowledge of the great resources provided to by DISCUS/the State Library.

Student intern will work very closely with DISCUS contacts and State Library DISCUS staff.



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