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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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Proctor, Julia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
There is a great deal of literature exploring the subscription and purchase models available for streaming video. However, explorations into the use of streaming video and how it compares to that of DVDs have not been done. The author identified a sample set of films at Penn State University Libraries owned in DVD format and available on the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Academic Libraries, Films, Library Services
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Brightenburg, Cindy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
The use of digital books is diverse, ranging from casual reading to in-depth primary source research. Digitization of early English printed books in particular, has provided greater access to a previously limited resource for academic faculty and researchers. Internet Archive, a free, internet website and Early English Books Online, a subscription…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, English Literature, Databases, Internet
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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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Walker, Wendy; Keenan, Teressa – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This article discusses the accessibility of two content management systems, Berkeley Electronic Press's Digital Commons and OCLC's CONTENTdm, widely used in libraries to host institutional repository and digital collections content. Based on observations by a visually impaired student who used the JAWS screen reader to view the design and display…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Access to Information
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Johnson, Megan; Leonard, Andrea; Wiswell, John – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This article will be of interest to librarians, particularly those in consortia that are evaluating OpenURL link resolvers. This case study contrasts WebBridge (an Innovative Interface product) and LinkSource (EBSCO's product). This study assisted us in the decision-making process of choosing an OpenURL link resolver that was sustainable to…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Internet
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Swanson, Juleah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This research provides librarians with a model for assessing and predicting which platforms patrons will use to access the same content, specifically comparing usage at the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) Electronic Journal Center (EJC) and at Elsevier's ScienceDirect from 2007 to 2013. Findings show that in the earlier years, the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Electronic Libraries
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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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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This paper presents the results from a quantitative and systematic analysis comparing the online usage of an e-reference and an e-monograph collection. A very strong relationship exists between size and usage: the larger the collection, the greater the usage. An equally strong relationship exists between searches and viewings, meaning that the…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Internet, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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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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Herrera, Gail – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
This study reviewed link resolver success comparing 360 Link and a local implementation of WebBridge. Two methods were used: (1) comparing article-level access and (2) examining technical issues for 384 randomly sampled OpenURLs. Google Analytics was used to collect user-generated OpenURLs. For both methods, 360 Link out-performed the local…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Services, Library Automation, Evaluation
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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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Su, Di – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In spite of its popularity, keyword search mode has not been standardized. Though information professionals are quick to adapt to various presentations of keyword search mode, novice end-users may find keyword search confusing. This article compares keyword search mode in some major reference databases and calls for standardization. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Internet, Search Strategies, Information Scientists
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Soules, Aline; Golomb, Liorah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
In this article, the authors compared the MLA International Bibliography database (MLAIB) across five vendor platforms to determine how and why seemingly comparable searches produced varying results. A number of tests were conducted using a variety of fields, terms, and parameters, and examples of results are provided. The authors' findings are…
Descriptors: Online Vendors, Navigation (Information Systems), Online Searching, Search Strategies
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
It has been a decade since the first aggregator journal packages began to become available at academic and public libraries throughout the United States of America. During these 10 years, the library and information science community has published numerous articles on the pros and cons of this method of delivery and these collections, more than…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Delivery Systems
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