What is Lean Library? Last Updated: Jan 14, 2022 Views: 19
Lean Library helps you identify library content when you're searching on the Internet. If you're trying to access an article we have available in the library, a friendly pop-up will appear to let you know when you can find a resource in our collection.
We've customized Lean Library to our institution, so we've thought about ways to make these messages as helpful as possible to you. For example, we get a lot of questions about Harvard Business Review in our permissions queue.
With Lean Library installed, when you're visiting the HBR website, you'll see:
- a message redirecting you to HBR within our collection, and
- a separate link for the permissions record in our permissions database.
It even suggests Open Access sources when they're available.
You can download Lean Library into your browser at https://download.leanlibrary.com/universityofphoenix.
As incredible as Lean Library is, there are a few things it can't do.
- Lean Library isn't a search engine – it can't find articles or publications that are similar to the one you're reviewing. Lean Library looks for a 1:1 exact match, usually based on a DOI or ISBN.
- Lean Library isn't a librarian – it can't research a topic or curate resources that would be a good fit for your course. Our research librarians are always available to IDs via the course development process - check your Asana templates for instructions, or reach out to your manager for help.