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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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Proctor, Julia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
There is a great deal of literature exploring the subscription and purchase models available for streaming video. However, explorations into the use of streaming video and how it compares to that of DVDs have not been done. The author identified a sample set of films at Penn State University Libraries owned in DVD format and available on the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Academic Libraries, Films, Library Services
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Hobbs, Kendall; Klare, Diane – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Starting in summer 2011, two librarians at Wesleyan University annually interviewed and directed usability studies with undergraduate students to determine how students interact with academic e-books. In 2014, the librarians used a campuswide quantitative survey to supplement these longitudinal qualitative findings. While students are increasingly…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Librarians, Undergraduate Students
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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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Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, College Libraries, College Students
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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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Swanson, Juleah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This research provides librarians with a model for assessing and predicting which platforms patrons will use to access the same content, specifically comparing usage at the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) Electronic Journal Center (EJC) and at Elsevier's ScienceDirect from 2007 to 2013. Findings show that in the earlier years, the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Electronic Libraries
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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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Glasser, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
This article reports the results of an analysis of five Big Deal electronic journal packages to which Hofstra University's Axinn Library subscribes. COUNTER usage reports were used to judge the value of each Big Deal. Limitations of usage statistics are also discussed. In the end, the author concludes that four of the five Big Deals are good deals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Publishing Industry
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Cooper, Mindy M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Fueled by the pressing need for electronic resource usage statistics, librarians are finding themselves being thrust into the role of hunter-gatherer. This article discusses the work done at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to provide usage statistics for all its paid subscriptions for a 3-year period. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Use Studies, Electronic Journals
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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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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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Flatley, Robert; Jensen, Robert Bruce – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Academic libraries have traditionally collected reference statistics using hash marks on paper. Although efficient and simple, this method is not an effective way to capture the complexity of reference transactions. Several electronic tools are now available to assist libraries with collecting often elusive reference data--among them homegrown…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Program Implementation, Reference Services, Library Research
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Kinman, Virginia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Digital resources play an increasingly important role in academic libraries, which must demonstrate their value to the institution and their impact on student learning outcomes in new and more compelling ways. This study examines 5 years of vendor-supplied e-resource usage data in conjunction with other library and institution measures. Results…
Descriptors: Metric System, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Online Vendors
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King, Douglas – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
In answering the question "What is the next trend in usage statistics in libraries?" an eclectic group of respondents has presented an assortment of possibilities, suggestions, complaints and, of course, questions of their own. Undoubtedly, usage statistics collection, interpretation, and application are areas of growth and increasing complexity…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Library Research, Use Studies, Library Services
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