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Lowry, Lindsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The efficient curation of usage statistics for electronic collections has remained problematic for librarians. Many libraries employ multiple tools and manual processes in order to consolidate and examine usage data. In 2018, the Electronic Resources unit at The University of Alabama Libraries began using LastPass to store vendor contact…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Statistics, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Jarvis, Christy; Gregory, Joan M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With journal price increases continuing to outpace inflation and library collection funds remaining stagnant or shrinking, libraries are seeking innovative ways to control spending while continuing to provide patrons with high-quality content. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library reports on the evaluation, implementation, and use of…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Special Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services
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McCullough, Ian – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Journal usage in the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron from 2006 to 2011 was determined by counting citations within faculty-supervised dissertations and faculty publications. Ranked title lists were created and correlations between journal usage in faculty publications and faculty-supervised dissertations were measured…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, Doctoral Dissertations, Correlation, Citation Analysis
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Gustafson, Julia Chance; Meese, Brenda L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This article will highlight key points in the process of collaboration, creation, and assessment of a digital collection intended to be used initially as a classroom tool, in addition to being a model of digital scholarship that can be used for research from anywhere in the world. This project originated from a class assignment for a course in…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Females, Physical Education, Womens Athletics
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Rathmel, Angela; Mobley, Liisa; Pennington, Buddy; Chandler, Adam – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
A primary role of any e-resources librarian or staff is troubleshooting electronic resources (e-resources). While much progress has been made in many areas of e-resources management (ERM) to understand the ERM lifecycle and to manage workflows, troubleshooting access remains a challenge. This collaborative study is the result of the well-received…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Services
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Pinkas, María M.; Lin, Na – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This article describes the application of electronic resources management (ERM) to digital repository management at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The authors discuss electronic resources management techniques, through the application of "Techniques for Electronic Management,"…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Medical Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Methods
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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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Emanuel, Michelle – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
At the University of Mississippi, screencasting was used to promote a database trial to the ARTStor Digital Library. Using Jing, a free product used for recording and posting screencasts, and a Snowball USB microphone, 11 videos averaging 3 minutes in length were posted to an online topic guide. Screencasting was used as a quick, creative, and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Video Technology, Multimedia Materials, Institutional Advancement
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Foley, Marianne – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The absence of a well-defined space for library resources within course-management systems has been well documented in library literature. Academic libraries have sought to remedy this deficiency in numerous ways. This article describes how a "library nugget," or module, was added to the Buffalo State College course-management system,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Management Systems, State Colleges, Library Services
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Jefferson, Rebecca; Taylor, Laurie; Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida, the Price Library launched the first stage of a project to digitize an important, special collection of anniversary editions of Jewish newspapers from around the world. This article provides the history of the collection, need for…
Descriptors: Library Services, Exhibits, Newspapers, Judaism
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De Fino, Melissa; Lo, Mei Ling – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Collection development librarians have long struggled to meet user demands for new titles. Too often, required resources are not purchased, whereas some purchased resources do not circulate. E-books selected through patron-driven plans are a solution but present new challenges for both selectors and catalogers. Radical changes to traditional…
Descriptors: Library Services, Selection Tools, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Tzoc, Elias – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
According to the "Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections," a good collection is broadly available and avoids unnecessary impediments to use. Two challenges, however, are the constant change in users' expectations and the increasing volume of information in local repositories. Therefore, as academic and research…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Primary Sources, Metadata, Library Services
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King, Douglas – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The author recently asked his colleagues, "How can libraries determine the value in collecting, managing, preserving, and/or cataloging e-resources?" hoping to challenge readers to come up with some thoughtful opinions and useful tips. Not surprisingly, he received a handful of substantially different but uniformly provocative and creative…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Library Role, Librarian Attitudes, Library Development
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Kusik, James P.; Vargas, Mark A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
To establish a more direct link between its collections and the educational goals of Saint Xavier University, the Byrne Memorial Library has adopted a "holistic" approach to collection development. This article examines how traditional budget practices influenced the library's selection of resources and describes how holistic collection…
Descriptors: Library Services, Holistic Approach, Budgeting, Academic Libraries
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