ERIC Number: EJ920319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
III, ERes, and Ares--A Reserves Comparison
Power, June L.
Journal of Access Services, v8 n2 p80-87 2011
Founded in 1887 as the Croatan Normal School, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) is a smaller branch of the UNC System (with an full-time enrollment of about 6,500), yet with awarded diversity and a historical dedication to individualized service. Its dedication to services drives its approach to course reserves, which is to encourage its usage as much as possible as a way to save faculty member time and ease student access to needed materials. In working to accomplish this goal, it has sought a course reserves system that facilitates services, as well as takes into account its individual staffing needs at the library. This article provides a comparison of the pros and cons of three different reserves systems--Innovative's Millennium software, Docutek's ERes, and Atlas Systems Ares--as implemented at the UNCP.
Descriptors: Library Materials, Library Services, Library Development, Library Automation, Expectation, Computer Software Evaluation, Barriers, Performance Factors, Comparative Analysis, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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