Remember when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch and proclaimed he couldn’t contain himself? Did you think he was nuts, or were you like me and thought that the man could just be genuinely happy? I’m sitting in my cubicle on this cold November day and feeling a similar kind of joy (without the jumping part) about our newly-launched E-Reference Ratings feature. Here’s why: No other project I have ever worked on as LJ’s Reference Editor took more time to produce, involved more manpower, demanded more editorial scrutiny, or resulted in something with as much potential as this.
E-Reference Ratings is LJ’s living online tool (to be updated with new content throughout the year) providing summaries and evaluations of hundreds of electronic resources in a spectrum of subject areas. Use it to educate yourself about what stands out in each category and stay on top of new releases and updates, compare similar databases, and decide what best suits your library’s needs. And if you do your part and send us feedback, we promise to do ours and make it everything you want it to be. Together, we can build something pretty darn cool.