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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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Lowe, Randall A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
There is an established history of academic libraries collaborating with their institutions' athletics departments to provide learning and research support to student-athletes in order to achieve positive educational outcomes. It is rarer to find documented the effect that athletics has had on the professional life of an academic librarian. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Information Management, Departments
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Brantley, Steve; Bruns, Todd A.; Duffin, Kirstin I. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Modern digital scholarship requires faculty to navigate an increasingly complex research and publication world. Liaison librarians are uniquely suited to assist faculty with scholarly communication needs, yet faculty do not identify the library as a provider of these services. Proactive promotion of scholarly communication services by librarians…
Descriptors: Librarians, Competency Based Education, Library Services, Organizational Communication
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Gustafson, Julia Chance; Meese, Brenda L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This article will highlight key points in the process of collaboration, creation, and assessment of a digital collection intended to be used initially as a classroom tool, in addition to being a model of digital scholarship that can be used for research from anywhere in the world. This project originated from a class assignment for a course in…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Females, Physical Education, Womens Athletics
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Ohler, Lila – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
In this article, the author discusses the future potential of electronic resources management (ERM) organization, within the development of the next-generation integrated library systems (ILS), as a very promising strategy. This also presents enormous challenges to ERM librarians though, especially on how to determine standards and workflows. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Best Practices, Librarians, Management Systems
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Cooper, Mindy M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Fueled by the pressing need for electronic resource usage statistics, librarians are finding themselves being thrust into the role of hunter-gatherer. This article discusses the work done at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to provide usage statistics for all its paid subscriptions for a 3-year period. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Use Studies, Electronic Journals
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England, Lenore – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Welcome to the new "Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship" column entitled "ERM Ideas and Innovations," which will appear in each issue of JERL for the next 2 years, and possibly more, beginning with this issue. The overall focus of each column will be to introduce and expand ideas, discuss innovations, and ultimately encourage and foster…
Descriptors: Library Science, Innovation, Cooperation, Librarians
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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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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
There is a "clash of civilizations" going on in the information field--a clash characterized by a brash upstart, Google, and its attendant creations, Google Scholar and Google Books, and the old guard represented by the library world. Librarians who deprecate Google Scholar or simply ignore the Google phenomenon do so at their own risk. Google…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Primatology, Library Instruction, Search Engines
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Dahl, Candice – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The development of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a viable collections practice is encouraging many academic libraries to be proactive about sharing significant collection development responsibilities with their patrons. The adoption of PDA represents a challenge to some long-held understandings about libraries and collections, however, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Users (Information), Library Science
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Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Branding and the idea that ebooks are still essentially books are important concepts to keep in mind, especially when confronted with all there is to oversee and consider in the arena of electronic resources; it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the torrent of change and the intricacies of the business. The author states that electronic resources…
Descriptors: Library Services, Shared Resources and Services, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Web 2.0 seems to be all the rage these days. One cannot go to a library conference and attend presentations or stroll down the halls without hearing some mention of it in magical tones reserved for some great discovery. The excitement surrounding Web 2.0 reminds the author of the frenzy that gripped the country between 1848 and 1855, when…
Descriptors: Librarians, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Information Technology
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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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Downey, Kay – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Kent State University has developed a centralized system that manages the communication and work related to the review and selection of commercially available electronic resources. It is an automated system that tracks the review process, provides selectors with price and trial information, and compiles reviewers' feedback about the resource. It…
Descriptors: Communications, Library Services, Library Automation, Feedback (Response)
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