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McHugh, Sheli; Yarmey, Kristen – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Near field communication is an emerging technology that allows objects, such as mobile phones, computers, tags, or posters, to exchange information wirelessly across a small distance. Though primarily associated with mobile payment, near field communication has many different potential commercial applications, ranging from marketing to nutrition,…
Descriptors: Libraries, Internet, Library Automation, Library Development
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Dula, Michael W.; Ye, Gan – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
In this case study the authors describe Pepperdine University Libraries' migration to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. They elaborate on the rationale for the decision, review some of the challenges and lessons encountered along the way, and briefly discuss some effects of the new system on our libraries. The focus is on technical services…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Transfer, Internet, Computer Software
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Laster, Shari; Stitz, Tammy; Bove, Frank J.; Wise, Casey – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
The transition to a new architecture and design for an academic library Web site does not always proceed smoothly. In this case study, a library at a large research university hired an outside Web development contractor to create a new architecture and design for the university's Web site using dotCMS, an open-source content management system. The…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Architecture, Research Universities, Testing
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Hodgins, Dave – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
The explosion of Web 2.0 into libraries has left many smaller academic libraries (and other libraries with limited computing resources or support) to work in the cloud using free Web applications. The use of commercial Web hosting is an innovative approach to the problem of inadequate local resources. While the idea of insourcing IT will seem…
Descriptors: Computers, Academic Libraries, Internet, Word Processing
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Arendt, Julie; Wagner, Cassie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Web site usage statistics are a widely used tool for Web site development, but libraries are still learning how to use them successfully. This case study summarizes how Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale implemented Google Analytics on its Web site and used the reports to inform a site redesign. As the main campus library at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Web Sites, Research Universities
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Black, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Users (Information)