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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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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Carter, Sunshine; Traill, Stacie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Electronic resource access troubleshooting is familiar work in most libraries. The added complexity introduced when a library implements a web-scale discovery service, however, creates a strong need for well-organized, rigorous training to enable troubleshooting staff to provide the best service possible. This article outlines strategies, tools,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
Carr, Patrick L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation analyzes how North Carolina State University's (NCSU) James B. Hunt Jr. Library extends the ways in which the information architectures of academic research libraries can function as a technology, as discourse, and as rhetoric. The starting point for the analysis is the libraries of antiquity, which functioned technologically as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Automation, Library Development
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Meece, Stephanie; Robinson, Amy; Gramstadt, Marie-Therese – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Open access institutional repositories can be ill-equipped to manage the complexity of research outputs from departments of fine arts, media, drama, music, cultural heritage, and the creative arts in general. The U.K.-based Kultur project was funded to create a flexible multimedia repository model using EPrints software. The project launched the…
Descriptors: Art, Library Development, Library Automation, Archives
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Park, Jung-ran; Yang, Chris; Tosaka, Yuji; Ping, Qing; Mimouni, Houda El – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This study is a part of the larger project that develops a sustainable digital repository of professional development resources on emerging data standards and technologies for data organization and management in libraries. Toward that end, the project team developed an automated workflow to crawl for, monitor, and classify relevant web objects…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries
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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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Adekunmisi, Sowemimo Ronke; Odunewu, Abiodun Olusegun – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Web 2.0 applications to library services are aimed at enhancing the provision of relevant and cost-effective information resources for quality education and research. Despite the richness of these web applications and their enormous impact on library and information services as recorded in the developed world, Nigerian academic libraries are yet…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R. – National Education Association, 2016
This study analyzes data collected between 2000 and 2013 from the annual National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey; the NCES Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); and the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Survey (SAIPE). The findings…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Media Specialists, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R. – National Education Association, 2016
At the request of New Business Item: 89 (NBI: 89) adopted at the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly, this study examines the extent to which students have access to public school library/media centers with qualified staff and up-to-date resources. The study explores trends in library/media center openings and closings as well as staffing patterns…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Media Specialists, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries
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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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Mune, Christina – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have recently emerged as a disruptive pedagogy gaining rapid momentum in higher education. In some states, proposed legislations would accredit MOOCs to provide college-credit courses in the name of cost saving, efficiency and access. While debates rage regarding the place of MOOCs in higher education, some…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education, Librarians
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Nicholson, Karen P. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
In his article "The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?" Brian Quinn explores to what extent and to what effect academic libraries have become "McDonaldized," according to the concept developed by sociologist George Ritzer. Quinn identifies a number of ways in which the four dimensions of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Personnel
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Cusworth, Andrew; Hughes, Lorna M.; James, Rhian; Roberts, Owain; Roderick, Gareth Lloyd – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article introduces some of the digital projects currently in development at the National Library of Wales as part of its Research Program in Digital Collections. These projects include the digital representation of the Library's Kyffin Willams art collection, musical collections, and probate collection, and of materials collected by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Libraries, Library Materials, Library Development
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Wong, Shun Han Rebekah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article introduces the Hong Kong Baptist University's Heritage project (http://heritage.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/), a multi-disciplinary online showcase for curriculum-related creative outputs that were produced by faculty and students of the university. Initiated and led by the University Library, this project was a collaborative effort with six…
Descriptors: Creativity, Video Technology, Heritage Education, Electronic Libraries
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