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Duncan, Vicky; Lucky, Shannon; McLean, Jaclyn – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
Since 1997, the University of Saskatchewan Library has used "subject pages" to highlight key library resources. When Springshare announced it was launching LibGuides v2, a project team was assembled to transition a mixture of locally produced guides and guides created with the original LibGuides v1 software. This article synthesizes best…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Guides, Library Materials
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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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Lewis, Barbara; Griffin, Melanie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Librarians have long struggled to find user-friendly mediums to provide meaningful information to patrons using bibliographies, pathfinders, and subject guides with varying degrees of success. Content management systems, such as Springshare's LibGuides, have recently been developed to facilitate the creation of online subject guides. Special…
Descriptors: Librarians, Users (Information), Bibliographies, Databases
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Klare, Diane; Hobbs, Kendall – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Presented with an opportunity to improve Wesleyan University's dated library home page, a team of librarians employed ethnographic techniques to explore how its users interacted with Wesleyan's current library home page and web pages in general. Based on the data that emerged, a group of library staff and members of the campus' information…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Ethnography, Information Technology, Internet
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Matlak, Jeff – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Western Illinois University Libraries has cut online serials subscriptions in the past 2 years. The librarians were guided by the statistics for downloads provided by the publishers of the journals. However, questions were raised by both professors and librarians regarding the exact meaning of the statistics. This caused the electronic resources…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Statistics, Library Services, Librarians
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Social networking tools have been getting quite a bit of press in libraryland for the past couple of years. It is considered to be one of the key aspects of a library joining what is referred to as the Library 2.0 movement. In this context, social networking is seen as a library service or library outreach mechanism that utilizes popular social…
Descriptors: Information Science, Social Networks, Library Services, Librarians
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Murray, Adam – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Designed to assist with the management of e-resources, electronic resource management (ERM) systems are time- and fund-consuming to purchase and maintain. Questions of system compatibility, data population, and workflow design/redesign can be difficult to answer; sometimes those answers are not what we'd prefer to hear. The two primary functions…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Library Administration, Web Sites
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Axford, Mary; Renfro, Crystal – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The purpose of this article is to review some of the key directories of Internet resources, with a special focus on those that announce new academic-quality resources. Significant facets of the directories that will be incorporated in the discussion include scope of coverage, update frequency, identification of any e-mail alerts or RSS feeds…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Directories, Internet, State of the Art Reviews