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Rasuli, Behrooz; Solaimani, Sam; Alipour-Hafezi, Mehdi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) programs have been recognized as one of the most effective channels through which theses and dissertations can be made available to academic communities and beyond. ETD program management, however, needs to be aware of the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) throughout the process of design and development of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Technology
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Dressler, Virginia; Kristof, Cindy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at member institutions of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Policy, Library Materials
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Bossaller, Jenny S.; Sandy, Heather Moulaison – College & Research Libraries, 2017
This article describes the results of a systematic review of peer-reviewed, published research articles about "discovery layers," user-friendly interfaces or systems that provide single-search box access to library content. Focusing on articles in LISTA published 2009-2013, a set of 80 articles was coded for community of users, journal…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Online Searching
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Wenzler, John – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Why has the rise of the Internet--which drastically reduces the cost of distributing information--coincided with drastic increases in the prices that academic libraries pay for access to scholarly journals? This study argues that libraries are trapped in a collective action dilemma as defined by economist Mancur Olson in "The Logic of…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Dahlen, Sarah P. C.; Hanson, Kathlene – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Discovery layers provide a simplified interface for searching library resources. Libraries with limited finances make decisions about retaining indexing and abstracting databases when similar information is available in discovery layers. These decisions should be informed by student success at finding quality information as well as satisfaction…
Descriptors: Preferences, Bibliographies, Indexes, Database Management Systems
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Yoon, Ayoung; Schultz, Teresa – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Examining landscapes of research data management services in academic libraries is timely and significant for both those libraries on the front line and the libraries that are already ahead. While it provides overall understanding of where the research data management program is at and where it is going, it also provides understanding of current…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Management, Content Analysis, Data
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Mierzecka, Anna; Kisilowska, Malgorzata; Suminas, Andrius – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The article reports the results of a survey conducted among the Polish and Lithuanian academics concerning their information needs and expectations regarding academic library websites. The survey was realized using the technique of Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) on a group of scholars representing sciences and humanities or social…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Education, Expectation, Online Systems
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Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of first-year undergraduates' (n = 5,368) use of academic library resources in their first year on their degree completion or continued enrollment after four years of study. Propensity score matching techniques were used to construct treatment (library users) and control (library nonusers) groups…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students, Users (Information), Experimental Groups
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Yang, Le – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This study analyzed digital item metadata and keywords from Internet search engines to learn what metadata elements actually facilitate discovery of digital collections through Internet keyword searching and how significantly each metadata element affects the discovery of items in a digital repository. The study found that keywords from Internet…
Descriptors: Metadata, Internet, Electronic Libraries, Search Engines
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Oguz, Fatih – College & Research Libraries, 2016
The purpose of this study was to understand the organizational level decision factors in technology adoption in the context of digital libraries. A qualitative case study approach was used to investigate the adoption of a specific technology, XML-based Web services, in digital libraries. Rogers' diffusion of innovations and Wenger's communities of…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Adoption (Ideas)
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Green, Harriett E.; Courtney, Angela – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of how humanities scholars use digital collections in their research and the ways in which digital collections could be enhanced for scholarly use. The authors surveyed and interviewed humanities faculty from twelve research universities about their research practices with digital collections and present analysis of…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Scholarship
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Rubel, Alan; Zhang, Mei – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This is a study of the treatment of library patron privacy in licenses for electronic journals in academic libraries. We begin by distinguishing four facets of privacy and intellectual freedom based on the LIS and philosophical literature. Next, we perform a content analysis of 42 license agreements for electronic journals, focusing on terms for…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Online Vendors
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Gilbert, Julie; Fister, Barbara – College & Research Libraries, 2015
This study investigates the perceived impact of future e-book collections on student research and recreational reading habits at our institution through three questions: how students currently use library print collections, how students use e-books, and how these factors impact student perception of the effects of future library e-books on their…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Student Research
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Urbano, Cristóbal; Zhang, Yin; Downey, Kay; Klingler, Thomas – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is a new model used for e-book acquisition by academic libraries. A key component of this model is to make records of ebooks available in a library catalog and let actual patron usage decide whether or not an item is purchased. However, there has been a lack of research examining the role of the library catalog as…
Descriptors: Catalogs, Use Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Lippincott, Joan K. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
The trajectory of U.S. higher education in the next 20 years is portrayed by some as an arc of potential disaster and by others as a slightly upwardly inclined plane that may have some dips along the way. Generally these scenarios focus on the teaching and learning program of higher education institutions and give very little attention to the…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Libraries
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