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Ohler, L. Angie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
At the University of Maryland Libraries, Angie Ohler, Director of Collection Services, discusses the history of the management of electronic resources for the past ten years at the Maryland Libraries, including the challenges of in an ever-changing environment and solutions she developed over time. The history she describes are lessons learned…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Library Administration, Library Development
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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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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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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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Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Libraries are all about collecting data. When it comes to collection development and assessment of e-resources, collecting data on usage of resources aids in decision making regarding these resources and provides data-rich evidence to support the value for the user of these resources. However, the author asserts that libraries should take some…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Data Collection, 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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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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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
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Korah, Abe; Cassidy, Erin; Elmore, Eric; Jerabek, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
What is the future direction of reference books? What types of policies are libraries implementing regarding the purchase of electronic reference books? Are libraries still buying hard copy reference items when an electronic equivalent is available? This paper discusses a national survey of libraries regarding the purchase and use of electronic…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Materials, Library Services, Users (Information)
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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
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Librarians engage in some sort of negotiation all the time. Unfortunately, library schools do not uniformly teach negotiation theory or skills. New librarians are left to their own devices to self-educate, and self-educate they must. Most of the library-specific negotiation literature and continuing education opportunities focus almost entirely on…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Librarians, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills