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Hartnett, Eric; Beh, Eugenia; Resnick, Taryn; Ugaz, Ana; Tabacaru, Simona – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
In 2010, after two previous unsuccessful attempts at electronic resources management system (ERMS) implementation, Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries set out once again to find an ERMS that would fit its needs. After surveying the field, TAMU Libraries selected the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries-developed, open-source ERMS,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Management Systems, Higher Education
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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Database cancellation is one of the most difficult tasks performed by a librarian. This may seem counter-intuitive but, psychologically, it is certainly true. When a librarian or a team of librarians has invested a great deal of time doing research, talking to potential users, and conducting trials before deciding to subscribe to a database, they…
Descriptors: Databases, Librarians, Library Services, Libraries
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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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Kurhan, Scott H.; Griffing, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Reference services in public libraries are changing dramatically. The Internet, online databases, and shrinking budgets are all making it necessary for non-traditional reference staff to become familiar with online reference tools. Recognizing the need for cross-training, Chesapeake Public Library (CPL) developed a program called the Database…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Databases, Library Networks, Reference Services
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Rose-Wiles, Lisa M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Like many libraries, Seton Hall University Libraries has suffered budget cuts that forced a reduction in serial subscriptions. As science librarian, I report on my efforts to streamline subscriptions and to address the question "Why are science journals so expensive?" Our science journals are significantly more expensive than journals in…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Research Libraries, Case Studies, Higher Education
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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
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Matthews, Tansy E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the development of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). The VIVA statistics-processing system remains a work in progress. Member libraries will benefit from the ability to obtain the actual data from the VIVA site, rather than just the summaries, so a project to make these data available is currently being planned. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Databases, Statistics, Statistical Studies
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Tucker, Cory – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Usage statistics are an important metric for making decisions on serials. Although the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries have been collecting usage statistics, the statistics had not frequently been used to make decisions and had not been included in collection development policy. After undergoing a collection assessment, the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Statistics, Library Services, Decision Making
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Wheeler, William – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
This article is about how information is gathered in organizations to make decisions. There is actually a long history in economics on this topic, called the "economics of information," but this is a bare beginning on the topic for libraries, suggesting only a few patterns from observation and a few literatures that might help with the challenge.…
Descriptors: Libraries, Information Centers, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
As libraries' collections increasingly go digital, so too does their dependence on knowledgebases to access and maintain these electronic holdings. Somewhat different from other library-based knowledge management systems (catalogs, institutional repositories, etc.), the data found in the knowledgebases of link resolvers or electronic resource…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Databases, Management Systems, Participative Decision Making
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Geckle, Beverly J.; Pozzebon, Mary Ellen; Williams, Jo – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
This article recounts a project at the Middle Tennessee State University library to include records for electronic databases in the online catalog. Although electronic databases are accessible via the library's Databases A-Z list and related subject guides, cataloging these resources also provides access via the online catalog, allowing more of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Online Catalogs, Databases, Cataloging