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Glasser, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
This article reports the results of an analysis of five Big Deal electronic journal packages to which Hofstra University's Axinn Library subscribes. COUNTER usage reports were used to judge the value of each Big Deal. Limitations of usage statistics are also discussed. In the end, the author concludes that four of the five Big Deals are good deals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Publishing Industry
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Carroll, Jeffrey D.; Major, Colleen; O'Neal, Nada; Tofanelli, John – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Ongoing electronic resource purchases represent a substantial proportion of collections budgets. Recognizing the necessity of systematic ongoing assessment with full selector engagement, Columbia University Libraries appointed an Electronic Resources Assessment Working Group to promote the inclusion of such resources within our current culture of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Library Materials
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Foley, Marianne – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The absence of a well-defined space for library resources within course-management systems has been well documented in library literature. Academic libraries have sought to remedy this deficiency in numerous ways. This article describes how a "library nugget," or module, was added to the Buffalo State College course-management system,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Management Systems, State Colleges, Library Services
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Milczarski, Vivian; Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A desire for more functionality seemed to clash with the fiscal reality of limited funds, but after investigating alternatives, Mount Saint Mary College was able to provide its faculty and students with a more useful and function-rich electronic resource management through a move to a hosted open source service. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Internet, Higher Education, Electronic Journals
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Bock, Julia; Burgos-Mira, Rosemary – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In the context of a diverse, multi-campus university, this study discusses historical factors and recent changes in scholarly communication and the economic impact of these changes as we seek to forge stronger cooperation among our campuses. After consulting literature, the authors found that issues relating to acquisitions of multi-campus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Library Services, Technology Uses in Education