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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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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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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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Xie, Jingzhen; Sun, Lili – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A content analysis of "JLSC"'s publications in 2007-2016 was conducted to investigate its publication patterns and research topics. Elements such as article titles, keywords, authors' affiliations, titles, disciplines, author collaboration and grant-funded projects were coded and examined. Findings indicate that libraries, information…
Descriptors: Library Science, Research, Journal Articles, Authors
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Brett, Kelsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
After three years of collecting electronic resources of troubleshooting tickets in Springhare's LibAnswers at University of Houston Libraries, the author conducted an analysis of over 300 tickets. The type of problem was identified for each ticket and then categorized into a functional area using an existing categorization schema developed at…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries, Troubleshooting
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Tabacaru, Simona; Hartnett, Eric – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Academic libraries are continually being asked to demonstrate their value. Showing benefits that provide financial value to the user community is one approach to meeting this challenge. With a focus on journal articles and monographs, the authors have analyzed course syllabi to determine the cost savings graduate students in psychology receive…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Value Judgment, Value Added Models, Journal Articles
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Carter, Sunshine; Traill, Stacie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Electronic resource access troubleshooting is familiar work in most libraries. The added complexity introduced when a library implements a web-scale discovery service, however, creates a strong need for well-organized, rigorous training to enable troubleshooting staff to provide the best service possible. This article outlines strategies, tools,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Hulseberg, Anna – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This article explores whether technical communicator is a useful model for electronic resources (ER) librarians. The fields of ER librarianship and technical communication (TC) originated and continue to develop in relation to evolving technologies. A review of the literature reveals four common themes for ER librarianship and TC. While the…
Descriptors: Models, Electronic Libraries, Minimum Competencies, Librarians
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Young, Brian – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Providing financial incentives to faculty who adopt free educational resources in place of traditional textbooks is becoming more common in U.S. higher education institutions. The University of Mississippi (UM) offered liberal arts instructors the opportunity to apply for internal funding to replace one traditional textbook in their classroom with…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys
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