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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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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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Hobbs, Kendall; Klare, Diane – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Starting in summer 2011, two librarians at Wesleyan University annually interviewed and directed usability studies with undergraduate students to determine how students interact with academic e-books. In 2014, the librarians used a campuswide quantitative survey to supplement these longitudinal qualitative findings. While students are increasingly…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Librarians, Undergraduate Students
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McMillin, Bill; Gibson, Sally; MacDonald, Jean – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Animated maps of the library stacks were integrated into the catalog interface at Pratt Institute and into the EBSCO Discovery Service interface at Illinois State University. The mapping feature was developed for optimal automation of the update process to enable a range of library personnel to update maps and call-number ranges. The development…
Descriptors: Library Science, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, College Libraries, College Students
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Haugh, Dana – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
The shift from physical materials to digital holdings has slowly infiltrated libraries across the globe, and librarians are struggling to make sense of these intangible, and sometimes fleeting, resources. Materials budgets have shifted to accommodate large journal and database subscriptions, single-title article access, and, most recently, e-book…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Mune, Christina; Agee, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With the increasing prevalence of e-books in academic library collections, faculty and librarians have begun to express concern regarding the accessibility of these digital texts for students with physical or learning disabilities. To begin addressing these concerns, the California State University System's Affordable Learning Solutions…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Library Materials
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Simon, Jason C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This article alerts academic libraries to some of the methods for purchasing electronic books (e-books) and notes that, while they are similar to the models used for journal-evaluation purposes, there are a number of factors important to consider that are different for e-books. Simon notes that, while theoretically there should be some advantages…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Academic Libraries, Purchasing
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Erb, Rachel A.; Erb, Brian – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This case study offers an alternative use of LibGuides beyond its intended purpose to offer course and subject guides. LibGuides have become an integral part of the virtual instruction landscape at Colorado State University (CSU) Libraries. We discovered that the LibGuides platform can also be effectively harnessed to provide support for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Access to Information, Case Studies
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
This paper reports the results from a quantitative study examining the strength of linear relationships between Laurentian University students and faculty members and the J. N. Desmarais Library's reference and monograph e-book collections. The number of full-text items accessed, searches performed, and undergraduate, graduate, and faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty, Library Services, Reference Materials, Comparative Analysis
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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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Kemp, Jan; Lutz, Ellen; Nurnberger, Amy L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
In 2010, the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries opened a bookless satellite library, the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library. AET librarians wanted to offer a new service: lending e-readers loaded with academic content and other e-books of interest to engineering and science students. Librarians chose three e-readers for the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Pilot Projects, Engineering, Library Services
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Shen, Lisa; Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Elmore, Eric; Griffin, Glenda; Manolovitz, Tyler; Martinez, Michelle; Turney, Linda M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Although many recent studies have been conducted on the implementation and results of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) initiatives at academic libraries, very few have focused on whether, or how, patrons' selections vary from selection choices librarians would have made. This study compares titles selected by patrons during a PDA pilot program…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In August 2010, "Wired" magazine declared, "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet." Citing the rise of IPad & Smartphone sales and the rapid explosion of application-based software to run various programs on multiple computing devices--but especially mobile computing devices--people spend more hours than ever connected to or "on" the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Internet, Surveys
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