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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, 2014
This article investigates the possibility that e-journal collections can reach a maximum size that satisfies long-term patron needs without further significant expansion. The study included collection and usage data taken from 2000 to 2013. In terms of the e-journal collection, the occurrence of a maximal mass appears to be very real. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Library Materials, Library Services, Statistical Analysis
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Glasser, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
This article reports the results of an analysis of five Big Deal electronic journal packages to which Hofstra University's Axinn Library subscribes. COUNTER usage reports were used to judge the value of each Big Deal. Limitations of usage statistics are also discussed. In the end, the author concludes that four of the five Big Deals are good deals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Publishing Industry
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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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Tripathi, Manorama; Kumar, Sunil; Jeevan, V. K. J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The present study gives an account of how the e-resources in general and EBSCO, PROQUEST, Project MUSE, and JSTOR in particular were used in the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. It studies and highlights the access pattern of the patrons in an open university. The study suggests consistency and uniformity in computing and…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization
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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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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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Milczarski, Vivian; Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A desire for more functionality seemed to clash with the fiscal reality of limited funds, but after investigating alternatives, Mount Saint Mary College was able to provide its faculty and students with a more useful and function-rich electronic resource management through a move to a hosted open source service. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Internet, Higher Education, Electronic Journals
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a quantitative analysis exploring the interaction and relationship between the online database and electronic journal collections at the J. N. Desmarais Library of Laurentian University. A very strong relationship exists between the number of searches and the size of the online database…
Descriptors: Interaction, Electronic Journals, Databases, Online Searching
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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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Foster, Anita; Williams, Sarah C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Libraries continue to shift budgets toward obtaining more electronic resources. Electronic resources can develop problems at any time when a library offers access. Staff collaboration is vital in ensuring availability to those resources. Partnering with areas in the library that work most closely with patrons can help share the load of the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Libraries, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Bhatt, Anjana H. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
This paper is a summary of the project that the author completed at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) library for providing online access to 80 open access E-journals and digital collections. Although FGCU uses SerialsSolutions products to establish online access, any one can provide access to these collections as they are free for all. Paper…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Matlak, Jeff – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Western Illinois University Libraries has cut online serials subscriptions in the past 2 years. The librarians were guided by the statistics for downloads provided by the publishers of the journals. However, questions were raised by both professors and librarians regarding the exact meaning of the statistics. This caused the electronic resources…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Librarians
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Subscription agents have had to reinvent themselves over the past 15 years as the numbers of print subscriptions have dramatically dwindled. Many libraries have chosen to bypass the subscription agent and its extra fees in favor of dealing directly with the publisher for e-journal and e-journal package procurement and management. Especially in…
Descriptors: Libraries, Electronic Journals, Higher Education, Library Administration
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Kinman, Virginia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Digital resources play an increasingly important role in academic libraries, which must demonstrate their value to the institution and their impact on student learning outcomes in new and more compelling ways. This study examines 5 years of vendor-supplied e-resource usage data in conjunction with other library and institution measures. Results…
Descriptors: Metric System, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Online Vendors
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