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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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Rathemacher, Andree J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This report covers a panel discussion on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, published in January 2012 by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The panel was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 23, 2012, and was hosted by the MIT Libraries. Panelists were Patricia…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Research Libraries, Best Practices, Academic Libraries
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Mihlrad, Leigh – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The Joint Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) (jusp.mimas.ac.uk), created by five U.K. libraries in 2009, gives participating libraries a single point of access for electronic journal statistics. It provides its more than 160 participants, including 140+ academic libraries in the United Kingdom, as well as 21 publishers and 3 intermediaries, with…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries, Statistics
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Jefferson, Rebecca; Taylor, Laurie; Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, the Price Library launched the first stage of a project to digitize an important, special collection of anniversary editions of Jewish newspapers from around the world. This article provides the history of the collection, need for…
Descriptors: Library Services, Exhibits, Newspapers, Judaism
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Hosburgh, Nathan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The increasing costs of science, technology, and medical journals, combined with decreasing or stagnant budgets, have forced libraries to take a hard look at current journal subscriptions. Even when budgets remain stable or increase, they may not keep pace with the escalating costs of subscriptions from various publishers. In the face of potential…
Descriptors: Libraries, Costs, Feasibility Studies, Budgets
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Southwick, Silvia B.; Lampert, Cory – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
This article proposes a metadata dictionary (MDD) be used as a tool for metadata management. The MDD is a repository of critical data necessary for managing metadata to create "shareable" digital collections. An operational definition of metadata management is provided. The authors explore activities involved in metadata management in…
Descriptors: Metadata, Dictionaries, Information Management, Electronic Libraries
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De Fino, Melissa; Lo, Mei Ling – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Collection development librarians have long struggled to meet user demands for new titles. Too often, required resources are not purchased, whereas some purchased resources do not circulate. E-books selected through patron-driven plans are a solution but present new challenges for both selectors and catalogers. Radical changes to traditional…
Descriptors: Library Services, Selection Tools, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
"Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway" follows the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. Palmer's problem this month was somewhat more philosophical. As manager of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Preservation, Access to Information, Value Judgment
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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this inaugural column, the authors introduce Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University who is being tasked with managing the library's and university's digital content as he begins his journey down the Digital Highway. As head of access services at Bellaluna University, Peter had been, by default, made responsible for managing…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Preservation, Arts Centers, Electronic Libraries
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Owen, Terry M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this article, the development of a digital repository is examined, specifically how the focus on acquiring content for the repository has transitioned from faculty-published research to include the gray literature produced by the research centers on campus, including unpublished technical reports and undergraduate research from honors programs.…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Higher Education, Access to Information
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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this second of a two-part article on road tripping down the Digital Preservation Highway, the authors follow the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. In the authors' last visit with…
Descriptors: Preservation, Electronic Libraries, Librarians, Higher Education
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Gustafson-Sundell, Nat – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A few articles have drawn some amount of attention specifically to the local causes of the success or failure of electronic resource management system (ERMS) implementations. In fact, it seems clear that local conditions will largely determine whether any given ERMS implementation will succeed or fail. This statement might seem obvious, but the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Library Services, Information Systems
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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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England, Lenore; Fu, Li – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A critical part of electronic resources management, the electronic resources evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. A solution is to build a Web site to bring all of the components together that can be implemented quickly and result in an organizational…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Management Systems, Evaluation, College Libraries
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Tzoc, Elias – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
According to the "Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections," a good collection is broadly available and avoids unnecessary impediments to use. Two challenges, however, are the constant change in users' expectations and the increasing volume of information in local repositories. Therefore, as academic and research…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Primary Sources, Metadata, Library Services
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