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Rogers, Kristin – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
As information becomes readily available at an instant, library users today have a high expectation of how quickly books are available for use. Therefore, librarians must evaluate purchasing models and how they meet the needs of today's patrons. A study was done at the University of Mississippi Libraries comparing usage statistics between patron…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Librarians, Reading Material Selection
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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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Emanuel, Michelle – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
At the University of Mississippi, screencasting was used to promote a database trial to the ARTStor Digital Library. Using Jing, a free product used for recording and posting screencasts, and a Snowball USB microphone, 11 videos averaging 3 minutes in length were posted to an online topic guide. Screencasting was used as a quick, creative, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Institutional Advancement
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Herrera, Gail – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
This study reviewed link resolver success comparing 360 Link and a local implementation of WebBridge. Two methods were used: (1) comparing article-level access and (2) examining technical issues for 384 randomly sampled OpenURLs. Google Analytics was used to collect user-generated OpenURLs. For both methods, 360 Link out-performed the local…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Services, Library Automation, Evaluation