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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Internet
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Rodriguez, Michael; Tonyan, Joel; Wilson, Robert T. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
For electronic resources and reference librarians, fielding eresource access problems is often a daily task. A library user clicks on a link to an electronic journal article, book, or primary source and is unable to access the full text. Sometimes this problem occurs due to a lapsed subscription, a broken link, or a proxy configuration error. The…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Handheld Devices
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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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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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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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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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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Web 2.0 seems to be all the rage these days. One cannot go to a library conference and attend presentations or stroll down the halls without hearing some mention of it in magical tones reserved for some great discovery. The excitement surrounding Web 2.0 reminds the author of the frenzy that gripped the country between 1848 and 1855, when…
Descriptors: Librarians, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Information Technology
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Han, Ning; Hall, Susan L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Enrollment of international students in colleges and universities across the United States is growing. The relocation process can be arduous for international students as they face many barriers transitioning to a new environment. With retention as a key component in the success of academic institutions, what resources and services can academic…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Instructional Materials, Internet, Student Experience
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Miller, Andrea – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This article presents reports from the 2011 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference held on October 5-7, 2011. The first report, entitled "Online Information Literacy Instruction: Challenges and Strategies," was presented by Kristine Stewart and Kyle Denlinger, University of Missouri-Columbia. Stewart and Denlinger talk about…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses
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Stephenson, Kimberley – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Cross-campus collaboration for library website design and management can be challenging, but the process can produce stronger, more attractive, and more usable library websites. Collaborative library website design and management can also lead to new avenues for marketing library tools and services; expert consultation for library technology…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Internet, Campuses, Partnerships in Education
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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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Hulseberg, Anna; Monson, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Libraries spend countless hours developing websites to connect users and resources. However, how much do we really know about what website terminology and features are meaningful to our patrons? And how can we best organize websites to facilitate access to resources? This article examines these questions by presenting a case study of a…
Descriptors: Classification, Internet, Web Sites, Computer System Design
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Kurhan, Scott H.; Griffing, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Reference services in public libraries are changing dramatically. The Internet, online databases, and shrinking budgets are all making it necessary for non-traditional reference staff to become familiar with online reference tools. Recognizing the need for cross-training, Chesapeake Public Library (CPL) developed a program called the Database…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Databases, Library Networks, Reference Services
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A critical part of electronic resources management, the electronic resources evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. A solution is to build a Web site to bring all of the components together that can be implemented quickly and result in an organizational…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Management Systems, Evaluation, College 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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