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Shapiro, Steven – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Web 2.0 seems to be all the rage these days. One cannot go to a library conference and attend presentations or stroll down the halls without hearing some mention of it in magical tones reserved for some great discovery. The excitement surrounding Web 2.0 reminds the author of the frenzy that gripped the country between 1848 and 1855, when…
Descriptors: Librarians, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Information Technology
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Stephenson, Kimberley – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Cross-campus collaboration for library website design and management can be challenging, but the process can produce stronger, more attractive, and more usable library websites. Collaborative library website design and management can also lead to new avenues for marketing library tools and services; expert consultation for library technology…
Descriptors: Collegiality, Internet, Campuses, Partnerships in Education
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This paper presents the results from a quantitative and systematic analysis comparing the online usage of an e-reference and an e-monograph collection. A very strong relationship exists between size and usage: the larger the collection, the greater the usage. An equally strong relationship exists between searches and viewings, meaning that the…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Internet, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Klare, Diane; Hobbs, Kendall – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Presented with an opportunity to improve Wesleyan University's dated library home page, a team of librarians employed ethnographic techniques to explore how its users interacted with Wesleyan's current library home page and web pages in general. Based on the data that emerged, a group of library staff and members of the campus' information…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Ethnography, Information Technology, Internet
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Plumb, Tawnya K. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
As library patrons move online, librarians must move instructional content online to join them. One means of educating library users is to meet them on their computers with electronic tutorials. Electronic tutorials may be used for various instructional tasks such as teaching users about the basic elements of a library catalog, pointing out the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Internet, Librarians
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Emery, Jill – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Twitter provides rapid information in a short form, and it is extremely easy to follow the updates of others because of myriad software applications with which it works on both mobile devices and traditional computing hardware. Currently, most academic librarians are using Twitter primarily as a tool at library conferences and seminars to capture…
Descriptors: Internet, Librarians, Use Studies, Information Networks