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Tzoc, Elias – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
According to the "Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections," a good collection is broadly available and avoids unnecessary impediments to use. Two challenges, however, are the constant change in users' expectations and the increasing volume of information in local repositories. Therefore, as academic and research…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Primary Sources, Metadata, Library Services
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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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Milczarski, Vivian; Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A desire for more functionality seemed to clash with the fiscal reality of limited funds, but after investigating alternatives, Mount Saint Mary College was able to provide its faculty and students with a more useful and function-rich electronic resource management through a move to a hosted open source service. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Internet, Higher Education, Electronic Journals
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a quantitative analysis exploring the interaction and relationship between the online database and electronic journal collections at the J. N. Desmarais Library of Laurentian University. A very strong relationship exists between the number of searches and the size of the online database…
Descriptors: Interaction, Electronic Journals, Databases, Online Searching
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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. In this article, Palmer is put in charge of a task force to determine…
Descriptors: Preservation, Information Systems, Librarians, Archives
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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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Rose-Wiles, Lisa M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Like many libraries, Seton Hall University Libraries has suffered budget cuts that forced a reduction in serial subscriptions. As science librarian, I report on my efforts to streamline subscriptions and to address the question "Why are science journals so expensive?" Our science journals are significantly more expensive than journals in…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, Research Libraries, Case Studies, Higher Education
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Cannady, Rachel E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this article, the author reports on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Conference which occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29-April 2, 2011. There were numerous panel sessions to choose from, and the author attended "Fostering Library as Place for Distance Students: Best Practices from Two…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Research Libraries
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li; Miller, Stephen – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Organization of electronic resources workflow is critical in the increasingly complicated and complex world of library management. A simple organizational tool that can be readily applied to electronic resources management (ERM) is the use of checklists. Based on the principles discussed in The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Administration, Check Lists
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Herrera, Gail – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
This study reviewed link resolver success comparing 360 Link and a local implementation of WebBridge. Two methods were used: (1) comparing article-level access and (2) examining technical issues for 384 randomly sampled OpenURLs. Google Analytics was used to collect user-generated OpenURLs. For both methods, 360 Link out-performed the local…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Services, Library Automation, Evaluation
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Gilbert, Julie K. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
This study investigates librarians' satisfaction with general interdisciplinary databases for undergraduate research and explores possibilities for improving these databases. Results from a national survey suggest that librarians at a variety of institutions are relatively satisfied overall with the content and usability of general,…
Descriptors: Student Research, Institutions, Databases, Librarians
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Pomerantz, Sarah B. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
With the ongoing shift to electronic formats for library resources, acquisitions librarians, like the rest of the profession, must adapt to the rapidly changing landscape of electronic resources by keeping up with trends and mastering new skills related to digital publishing, technology, and licensing. The author sought to know what roles…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Models, Surveys
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Hartnett, Eric; Thompson, Carole – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
The shift from traditional print materials to electronic resources, in conjunction with the rise in the number of distance education programs, has left many electronic resource librarians scrambling to keep up with the resulting inundation of electronic resource problems. When it comes to diagnosing these problems, words do not always convey all…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Computer Software
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
In August 2010, "Wired" magazine declared, "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet." Citing the rise of IPad & Smartphone sales and the rapid explosion of application-based software to run various programs on multiple computing devices--but especially mobile computing devices--people spend more hours than ever connected to or "on" the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Internet, Surveys
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
For the August/September 2010 issue of "Library Technology Reports" (LTR) published by the American Library Association Techsource division, the author and her colleague, Rachel A. Fleming-May, focused on use and usage, both of electronic resources and use of libraries in general. In this article, the author discusses a few of the findings from an…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Statistics, Librarians
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