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Foster, Anita; Williams, Sarah C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Libraries continue to shift budgets toward obtaining more electronic resources. Electronic resources can develop problems at any time when a library offers access. Staff collaboration is vital in ensuring availability to those resources. Partnering with areas in the library that work most closely with patrons can help share the load of the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Libraries, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Bock, Julia; Burgos-Mira, Rosemary – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In the context of a diverse, multi-campus university, this study discusses historical factors and recent changes in scholarly communication and the economic impact of these changes as we seek to forge stronger cooperation among our campuses. After consulting literature, the authors found that issues relating to acquisitions of multi-campus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Library Services, Technology Uses in Education
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Bhatt, Anjana H. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
This paper is a summary of the project that the author completed at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) library for providing online access to 80 open access E-journals and digital collections. Although FGCU uses SerialsSolutions products to establish online access, any one can provide access to these collections as they are free for all. Paper…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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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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Plumb, Tawnya K. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
As library patrons move online, librarians must move instructional content online to join them. One means of educating library users is to meet them on their computers with electronic tutorials. Electronic tutorials may be used for various instructional tasks such as teaching users about the basic elements of a library catalog, pointing out the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet, Librarians
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Hartnett, Eric; Price, Apryl; Smith, Jane; Barrett, Michael – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Over the past few years, Texas A&M University (TAMU) has searched for a way to administer its electronic subscriptions as well as the electronic subscriptions shared among the TAMU System. In this article, we address our attempts to implement an effective electronic resource management system (ERMS), both for subscriptions on the main campus…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Academic Libraries, Statistics, Higher Education
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Orr, Sandy; Head, Jennifer; Nance, Jim – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Collection development for commercial online resources can be difficult without established standards, such as those librarians have for books. Using the Carnegie Classification System can be a good tool for generating a list of comparable universities to discover what they subscribe to. Librarians at the Paul Meek Library at the University of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Internet, Library Services
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Su, Di – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In spite of its popularity, keyword search mode has not been standardized. Though information professionals are quick to adapt to various presentations of keyword search mode, novice end-users may find keyword search confusing. This article compares keyword search mode in some major reference databases and calls for standardization. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Internet, Search Strategies, Information Scientists
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Subscription agents have had to reinvent themselves over the past 15 years as the numbers of print subscriptions have dramatically dwindled. Many libraries have chosen to bypass the subscription agent and its extra fees in favor of dealing directly with the publisher for e-journal and e-journal package procurement and management. Especially in…
Descriptors: Libraries, Electronic Journals, Higher Education, Library Administration
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Stachokas, George – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The position of electronic resources librarian was created to serve as a specialist in the negotiation of license agreements for electronic resources, but mission creep has added more functions to the routine work of electronic resources such as cataloging, gathering information for collection development, and technical support. As electronic…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Administrative Organization, Library Administration, Institutional Mission
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White, Marilyn; Sanders, Susan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The Information Services Division (ISD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) positioned itself to successfully implement an electronic resources management system. This article highlights the ISD's unique ability to "team" across the organization to realize a common goal, develop leadership qualities in support of…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Management Systems, Information Services, Public Agencies
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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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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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Grigson, Anna – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
The University of Westminster began collecting and analyzing vendor usage reports since starting their e-book collections in 2004. They have used the results both to monitor the use of the collections and to calculate basic cost-per-use metrics that have informed decisions on whether to renew particular resources. In 2008, they sought to extend…
Descriptors: Metric System, Case Studies, Data Analysis, Online Vendors
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