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Westbrook, R. Niccole; Watkins, Sean – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
As primary source materials in the library are digitized and made available online, the focus of related library services is shifting to include new and innovative methods of digital delivery via social media, digital storytelling, and community-based and consortial image repositories. Most images on the Web are not of sufficient quality for most…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Internet
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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
In this article, the author discusses Connecticut Library Consortium's (CLC) recently held fifth annual Trendspotting symposium, "E-books: Collections at the Crossroads." She was pleased to work with CLC to develop a cutting-edge program of dynamic, thought-provoking speakers and presentations, including an outstanding keynote by Eli Neiburger on…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Libraries, Internet, Librarians
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Powers, Amanda Clay; Shedd, Julie; Hill, Clay – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Gathering qualitative information about usage behavior of library Web sites is a time-consuming process requiring the active participation of patron communities. Libraries that collect virtual reference transcripts, however, hold valuable data regarding how the library Web site is used that could benefit Web designers. An analysis of virtual…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Web Sites, Research Libraries, Word Frequency
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Mitchell, Erik T. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
One of the first big shifts in how libraries manage resources was the move from print-journal purchasing models to database-subscription and electronic-journal purchasing models. Libraries found that this transition helped them scale their resources and provide better service just by thinking a bit differently about their services. Likewise,…
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Materials, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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Michel, Jason Paul; Tzoc, Elias – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
The Digital Initiatives department at Miami University, like most digital initiatives and special collections departments, has a large number of rich digital image collections, stored primarily in a third-party database. Typically, these databases are not findable to the average Web user. From a desire to expose these collections to the wider Web…
Descriptors: Scripts, Library Materials, Metadata, Internet
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Kail, Candice – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Ireland has a rich and long history. It is a land of fable and of strife, from the legendary warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill (anglicized as Finn McCool) and the god-like Tuatha De Danann to the potato famine and the more recent Troubles. In the last decade, Ireland has experienced an economic boom and assumed a new place in the political landscape via…
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Libraries, Foreign Countries
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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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Sokoloff, Jason – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
With online social networking sites becoming some of the most visited destinations on the Web, organizations from all countries have been scurrying to establish their presence on sites like MySpace, Orkut, and MSN Spaces. In this arena, the social networking site Facebook has become the world's most popular social networking Web site. Through its…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Social Networks, Internet, Academic Libraries