ERIC Number: EJ1164183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Future of Electronic Reserves and the Presence of Librarians in Content Management Systems: A Case Study at Manhattan College
Handfield, Amy E.
Journal of Access Services, v14 n4 p163-170 2017
This article addresses the development of electronic reserves within academic libraries. Libraries have been offering electronic reserve services on separate platforms since the 1990s (Austin, 2013). However, since the integration of campus-wide content management systems (CMSs), the need for a library reserves platform that is independent from an institution's CMS has decreased, and independent e-reserves systems have potentially become obsolete (Maddison & Kumaran, 2017). This article presents the steps taken between 2015 and 2017 by the O'Malley Library to streamline the electronic reserves services so that they are accessible through the college's CMS, Moodle. Through careful study, the library decided to eliminate electronic reserves services in the future. This will be replaced with encouraging faculty to add the course content traditionally placed on electronic reserves in Moodle while librarians provide guidance in avenues such as copyright and Fair Use.
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Archives, Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Management Information Systems, Library Development, Library Services, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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