E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship


Date of this Version

Winter 2005

Document Type



Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship (Winter 2005) 6(3). Also available at http://southernlibrarianship.icaap.org/content/v06n03/withers_r01.htm.


Copyright 2005, the authors. Used by permission.



Libraries provide thousands of e-resources, but most users need only a handful. Miami University has created an interface which enables subject specialists to select from electronic resources provided by the Libraries, add links to related resources, and post announcements in each subject area. In addition, subject specialists can create multi-database searches for each subject area. Subject specialists can make immediate changes, web developers are relieved of reviewing and making changes submitted by others, and students and faculty see the resources they need. The University portal will eventually link to subject areas corresponding each students’ classes and faculty member’s teaching area.