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Sergiadis, Ashley D. R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
East Tennessee State University developed a workflow to add journal publications to their institutional repository and faculty profiles using three tools: Zotero for entering metadata, SHERPA/RoMEO for checking copyright permissions, and Unpaywall for locating full-text documents. This study evaluates the availability and accuracy of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Materials, Academic Libraries, Metadata
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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS offer an adaptable platform for hosting patron-created content. This paper highlights how librarians at Georgia Southern University opened their LibGuides CMS platform to host faculty and student projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, College Faculty, College Students
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Lowry, Lindsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The efficient curation of usage statistics for electronic collections has remained problematic for librarians. Many libraries employ multiple tools and manual processes in order to consolidate and examine usage data. In 2018, the Electronic Resources unit at The University of Alabama Libraries began using LastPass to store vendor contact…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Statistics, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Coogan, John F. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Resolving user access issues is inherent in managing electronic resources in libraries. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Library, situated within a predominantly distance learning-centered institution, has developed a series of web-based technical help pages to facilitate resolution of typical issues reported by its…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Users (Information), Information Management, Technical Support
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Beisler, Amalia; Bucy, Rosalind; Medaille, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The adoption of streaming video by academic libraries is widespread, yet little is known about the experiences of faculty and students who use streaming video. This article describes a usability study of three popular streaming video databases. Faculty and student participants completed a series of tasks in each database and answered questions…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Databases, Academic Libraries, College Students
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Gala, Lauren; Bartelmann, Anya C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
This research identifies the similarities and differences between the MathSciNet search features and functions of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and EBSCOhost platforms. A series of iterative MathSciNet queries were performed on both platforms. For each query, the total number of results and search behavior were documented and analyzed.…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Metadata
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Deng, Liya – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Millennial learning is heavily dependent on the use of mobile technologies for information gathering, processing, and sharing. This project examines how student response systems, such as Poll Everywhere, impact the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in a mid-size academic library. Data collected from Millennial student participants…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Young Adults, Age Groups, Users (Information)
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Caruso, Beth – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Innovation spaces are quickly being implemented into academic libraries. But while these spaces generate outward excitement from those who wish to use them, they, and the projects introduced within them, can also intimidate students that feel forced to use such spaces. Therefore, it is vital that we not only acknowledge these intimidation factors…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
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Morgan, Rebecca J.; Gipson, Tiffney A.; Robinson, Lauren E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
As patrons increasingly rely on mobile applications and responsive websites to access information, it has become imperative that libraries accommodate these needs. Although building these resources in-house may seem too expensive, time-consuming, and require outsourcing, this paper showcases how it can be achieved on a small scale using existing…
Descriptors: Librarians, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Miller, Erin DeWitt; Rodriguez, Allyson; Smith, Susan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
That university students encounter issues and experience frustration when using ebooks is well documented, but more research into the specific issues they encounter is needed. This study focused on how successfully undergraduate and graduate students use ebooks and whether there are measurable differences between the two groups. Researchers…
Descriptors: Interaction, Books, Electronic Publishing, Undergraduate Students
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Ohler, L. Angie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
At the University of Maryland Libraries, Angie Ohler, Director of Collection Services, discusses the history of the management of electronic resources for the past ten years at the Maryland Libraries, including the challenges of in an ever-changing environment and solutions she developed over time. The history she describes are lessons learned…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Library Administration, Library Development
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Peters, Timothy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Central Michigan University (CMU) provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of the move from face-to-face to online classes on student use of virtual reference services. As enrollments in face-to-face, off-campus classes declined between 2010 and 2016, the number of reference questions asked of the distance librarians declined at a…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Online Courses, Reference Materials
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Heaton, Robert – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A small group of midsize land-grant institutions in the western United States responded to a survey on what tools they used for troubleshooting, what activities they accomplished using the tools, and who performed their troubleshooting. Most respondents use subscription-manager administration tools, email programs, electronic resource management…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Troubleshooting, College Administration, Administrator Surveys
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Balgeman, Caitlin; Colbert, Lynné – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Keeping pace with the rapid advance of library technology and electronic services can be both exciting and daunting, especially for libraries with a small (but mighty!) staff. Out of necessity, small staffs often undertake many disparate tasks to keep electronic resources running smoothly for users. Because of these constraints, it is useful for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Vendors
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Garza, Lanette – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Budget allocation decisions have become far more complex and difficult. One obvious reason is the shift from print to electronic purchases. This along with the lack of increased funding to sustain these collections has created a scenario in which all purchasing decisions need to be made with precise planning. This article examines the fund…
Descriptors: Library Services, Expenditures, Budgeting, Academic Libraries
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