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Sergiadis, Ashley D. R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
East Tennessee State University developed a workflow to add journal publications to their institutional repository and faculty profiles using three tools: Zotero for entering metadata, SHERPA/RoMEO for checking copyright permissions, and Unpaywall for locating full-text documents. This study evaluates the availability and accuracy of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Materials, Academic Libraries, Metadata
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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS offer an adaptable platform for hosting patron-created content. This paper highlights how librarians at Georgia Southern University opened their LibGuides CMS platform to host faculty and student projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, College Faculty, College Students
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Beisler, Amalia; Bucy, Rosalind; Medaille, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The adoption of streaming video by academic libraries is widespread, yet little is known about the experiences of faculty and students who use streaming video. This article describes a usability study of three popular streaming video databases. Faculty and student participants completed a series of tasks in each database and answered questions…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Databases, Academic Libraries, College Students
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Gala, Lauren; Bartelmann, Anya C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
This research identifies the similarities and differences between the MathSciNet search features and functions of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and EBSCOhost platforms. A series of iterative MathSciNet queries were performed on both platforms. For each query, the total number of results and search behavior were documented and analyzed.…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Metadata
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Miller, Erin DeWitt; Rodriguez, Allyson; Smith, Susan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
That university students encounter issues and experience frustration when using ebooks is well documented, but more research into the specific issues they encounter is needed. This study focused on how successfully undergraduate and graduate students use ebooks and whether there are measurable differences between the two groups. Researchers…
Descriptors: Interaction, Books, Electronic Publishing, Undergraduate Students
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Peters, Timothy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Central Michigan University (CMU) provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of the move from face-to-face to online classes on student use of virtual reference services. As enrollments in face-to-face, off-campus classes declined between 2010 and 2016, the number of reference questions asked of the distance librarians declined at a…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Online Courses, Reference Materials
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Heaton, Robert – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A small group of midsize land-grant institutions in the western United States responded to a survey on what tools they used for troubleshooting, what activities they accomplished using the tools, and who performed their troubleshooting. Most respondents use subscription-manager administration tools, email programs, electronic resource management…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Troubleshooting, College Administration, Administrator Surveys
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Garza, Lanette – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Budget allocation decisions have become far more complex and difficult. One obvious reason is the shift from print to electronic purchases. This along with the lack of increased funding to sustain these collections has created a scenario in which all purchasing decisions need to be made with precise planning. This article examines the fund…
Descriptors: Library Services, Expenditures, Budgeting, Academic Libraries
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Heaton, Robert – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
An exploratory survey of midsize land-grant institutions in 2016 investigated factors that were potentially correlated with how satisfied library personnel were with the software tools they used in electronic-resource troubleshooting. Although the study was very small in scale, it found that troubleshooting personnel at responding libraries are…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, User Satisfaction (Information), Computer Software, Troubleshooting
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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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Meese, Brenda L.; Gustafson, Julia Chance – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
This article highlights key points in the process of collaboration, creation, and assessment of a digital exhibit that tells the story of a larger digital collection, and its use in project-based assignments for a course on women's sporting experiences. The exhibit is intended to be both a classroom research tool and a model of digital…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Physical Education, College Students
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Brett, Kelsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
After three years of collecting electronic resources of troubleshooting tickets in Springhare's LibAnswers at University of Houston Libraries, the author conducted an analysis of over 300 tickets. The type of problem was identified for each ticket and then categorized into a functional area using an existing categorization schema developed at…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries, Troubleshooting
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Tabacaru, Simona; Hartnett, Eric – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Academic libraries are continually being asked to demonstrate their value. Showing benefits that provide financial value to the user community is one approach to meeting this challenge. With a focus on journal articles and monographs, the authors have analyzed course syllabi to determine the cost savings graduate students in psychology receive…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Value Judgment, Value Added Models, Journal Articles
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Carter, Sunshine; Traill, Stacie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Electronic resource access troubleshooting is familiar work in most libraries. The added complexity introduced when a library implements a web-scale discovery service, however, creates a strong need for well-organized, rigorous training to enable troubleshooting staff to provide the best service possible. This article outlines strategies, tools,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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