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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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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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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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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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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