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Xie, Jingzhen; Sun, Lili – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A content analysis of "JLSC"'s publications in 2007-2016 was conducted to investigate its publication patterns and research topics. Elements such as article titles, keywords, authors' affiliations, titles, disciplines, author collaboration and grant-funded projects were coded and examined. Findings indicate that libraries, information…
Descriptors: Library Science, Research, Journal Articles, Authors
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Duncan, Vicky; Lucky, Shannon; McLean, Jaclyn – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
Since 1997, the University of Saskatchewan Library has used "subject pages" to highlight key library resources. When Springshare announced it was launching LibGuides v2, a project team was assembled to transition a mixture of locally produced guides and guides created with the original LibGuides v1 software. This article synthesizes best…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Guides, Library Materials
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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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Khan, Amjid; Ahmed, Shamshad; Masrek, Mohamad Noorman – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
The study aims to explore the researchers' satisfaction with digital library resources and services and how they improved the research culture in Pakistani universities. A descriptive survey method was employed to achieve objectives of this study. Using stratified random sampling, for this survey we selected 14 public sector universities of Khyber…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Information Sources, Researchers
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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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Cho, Allan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Although still a relatively new technology with less than 10 years of history, YouTube's extensive reach and integration in mainstream society as well as lifelong learning habits of online users cannot be understated. This article examines how the YouTube collection at the University of British Columbia Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Kerr-Campbell, Maureen; Salmon, Frances – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
The incorporation of visual resources in academia is becoming increasingly popular. The Cousins Hereward Postcard Collection comprises 212 postcards that depict social, historical, cultural, and economic activities in Jamaica during the period 1900-1912. Illustrations include social conditions of the working class and peasantry, natural history…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Heritage Education, Local History
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Duncan, Vicky; Kumaran, Maha; Lê, Mê-Linh; Murphy, Susan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Mobile devices are being extensively adopted by health sciences faculty, students, and practitioners, but there is little evidence of how this technology is being used by health librarians in their own professional practice. In 2011, health sciences librarians at the University of Saskatchewan undertook a project to familiarize themselves with…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Health Sciences
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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
There is a "clash of civilizations" going on in the information field--a clash characterized by a brash upstart, Google, and its attendant creations, Google Scholar and Google Books, and the old guard represented by the library world. Librarians who deprecate Google Scholar or simply ignore the Google phenomenon do so at their own risk. Google…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Primatology, Library Instruction, Search Engines
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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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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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Rose-Wiles, Lisa M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Like many libraries, Seton Hall University Libraries has suffered budget cuts that forced a reduction in serial subscriptions. As science librarian, I report on my efforts to streamline subscriptions and to address the question "Why are science journals so expensive?" Our science journals are significantly more expensive than journals in…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Research Libraries, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Estelle, Lorraine; Woodward, Hazel – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The Joint Information Systems Committee National e-Books Observatory Project will assess the impacts, observe behaviors, and develop new models to stimulate the U.K. higher education e-books market. The project has licensed a collection of e-books that are highly relevant to U.K. higher education in four disciplines and will evaluate the use of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Behavior, Information Systems, Use Studies
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Ford, Lyle; O'Hara, Lisa Hanson; Whiklo, Jared – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The reference collection traditionally rewards serendipity by presenting key resources in a compact group. At the University of Manitoba Libraries, reference collection space is at a premium and, increasingly, electronic versions of reference materials are selected for purchase. However, our space saving comes at a cost: Our patrons can't browse…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Reference Materials, Foreign Countries, Reference Services