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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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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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Fritch, Melia; Pitts, Joelle E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
The authors discuss the long-term accumulation of unstandardized and inaccessible content within the Libguides system and the decision-making process to create and implement a set of standards using the migration to the LibGuides2 platform as a vehicle for change. Included in the discussion are strategies for the creation of standards and…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Information Policy, Compliance (Legal), Change Strategies
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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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Abrams, Kimberly R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
We have now reached a tipping point at which electronic resources comprise more than half of academic library budgets. Because of the increasing work associated with the ever-increasing number of e-resources, there is a trend to distribute work throughout the library even in the presence of an electronic resources department. In 2013, the author…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Electronic Libraries, Surveys
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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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Anderson, Talea – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
In 2013-2014, Brooks Library at Central Washington University (CWU) launched library content in three systems: a digital asset-management system, an institutional repository (IR), and a web-based discovery layer. In early 2014, the archives at the library began to use these systems to disseminate media recently digitized from legacy formats. As…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Electronic Libraries, Metadata
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Brookbank, Elizabeth – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
The majority of college students use social media of some kind, and academic libraries are increasingly using social media to reach them. Although studies have analyzed which platforms academic libraries most commonly use and case studies have provided examples of how libraries use specific platforms, there are few examinations of the usage habits…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Social Media, College Students, Feedback (Response)
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Pionke, J. J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
Database trials do not often garner a lot of feedback. Using community-organizing techniques can not only potentially increase the amount of feedback received but also deepen the relationship between the librarian and his or her constituent group. This is a case study of the use of community-organizing techniques in a series of database trials for…
Descriptors: Databases, Feedback (Response), Case Studies, Academic Libraries
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Halaychik, Corey S. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
The contract-review and approval process for purchasing and renewing electronic resources at the University of Tennessee had become cumbersome to campus libraries. To streamline existing procedures, the campus libraries, the Office of Contracts Administration, and the Purchasing Department collaborated to find a solution that restored a measure of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Contracts, Library Services
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Walker, Wendy; Keenan, Teressa – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This article discusses the accessibility of two content management systems, Berkeley Electronic Press's Digital Commons and OCLC's CONTENTdm, widely used in libraries to host institutional repository and digital collections content. Based on observations by a visually impaired student who used the JAWS screen reader to view the design and display…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Database Management Systems, Access to Information
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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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Simon, Jason C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This article alerts academic libraries to some of the methods for purchasing electronic books (e-books) and notes that, while they are similar to the models used for journal-evaluation purposes, there are a number of factors important to consider that are different for e-books. Simon notes that, while theoretically there should be some advantages…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Academic Libraries, Purchasing
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