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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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Hosburgh, Nathan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The increasing costs of science, technology, and medical journals, combined with decreasing or stagnant budgets, have forced libraries to take a hard look at current journal subscriptions. Even when budgets remain stable or increase, they may not keep pace with the escalating costs of subscriptions from various publishers. In the face of potential…
Descriptors: Libraries, Costs, Feasibility Studies, Budgets
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Southwick, Silvia B.; Lampert, Cory – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
This article proposes a metadata dictionary (MDD) be used as a tool for metadata management. The MDD is a repository of critical data necessary for managing metadata to create "shareable" digital collections. An operational definition of metadata management is provided. The authors explore activities involved in metadata management in…
Descriptors: Metadata, Dictionaries, Information Management, Electronic Libraries
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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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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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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
"Road Tripping Down the Digital Preservation Highway" follows the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. Palmer's problem this month was somewhat more philosophical. As manager of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Preservation, Access to Information, Value Judgment
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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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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this inaugural column, the authors introduce Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University who is being tasked with managing the library's and university's digital content as he begins his journey down the Digital Highway. As head of access services at Bellaluna University, Peter had been, by default, made responsible for managing…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Preservation, Arts Centers, Electronic Libraries
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Nykanen, Melissa – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
The research reported in this article was undertaken to determine the level of implementation of institutional repositories (IRs) at small institutions enrolling fewer than 10,000 students. The study analyzed quantitative and qualitative data from IRs at a number of small institutions with the aim of observing relevant patterns and trends that may…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Small Schools, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Wolfe, Judith; Konecky, Joan Latta; Boden, Dana W. R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Libraries make heavy investments in electronic resources, with many of these resources reflecting title changes, bundled subsets, or content changes of formerly print material. These changes can distance the electronic format from its print origins, creating discovery and access issues. A task force was formed to explore the enhancement of catalog…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Users (Information)
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Owen, Terry M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this article, the development of a digital repository is examined, specifically how the focus on acquiring content for the repository has transitioned from faculty-published research to include the gray literature produced by the research centers on campus, including unpublished technical reports and undergraduate research from honors programs.…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Higher Education, Access to Information
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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this second of a two-part article on road tripping down the Digital Preservation Highway, the authors follow the continuing adventures of Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University and manager of the library's and University's digital content, as he journeys down the Digital Preservation Highway. In the authors' last visit with…
Descriptors: Preservation, Electronic Libraries, Librarians, Higher Education
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Gustafson-Sundell, Nat – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A few articles have drawn some amount of attention specifically to the local causes of the success or failure of electronic resource management system (ERMS) implementations. In fact, it seems clear that local conditions will largely determine whether any given ERMS implementation will succeed or fail. This statement might seem obvious, but the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Library Services, Information Systems
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Kurhan, Scott H.; Griffing, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Reference services in public libraries are changing dramatically. The Internet, online databases, and shrinking budgets are all making it necessary for non-traditional reference staff to become familiar with online reference tools. Recognizing the need for cross-training, Chesapeake Public Library (CPL) developed a program called the Database…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Databases, Library Networks, Reference Services
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A critical part of electronic resources management, the electronic resources evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. A solution is to build a Web site to bring all of the components together that can be implemented quickly and result in an organizational…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Management Systems, Evaluation, College Libraries
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