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Brown, Christopher C. – College & Research Libraries, 2011
As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered…
Descriptors: Government Publications, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Data
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Osa, Justina O. – Acquisitions Librarian, 2005
Resources found in the typical education library that supports teacher education programs often include print and non-print library items, and other items that are unique to education library collections. This article attempts to share what the education library is doing to integrate all of its resources irrespective of their formats. The main…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Educational Resources
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Lowe, M. Sara – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The non-standard practice at Cowles Library at Drake University has been to display electronic journals and some print journals in the Knowledge Base while simultaneously listing print journals and some electronic journals in the online public access catalog (OPAC). The result was a system that made it difficult for patrons to determine our…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Online Catalogs, Access to Information
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Kennedy, Sean P. – Public Services Quarterly, 2014
Today's electronic information landscape is growing exponentially with no signs of slowing. This poses a significant challenge for academic libraries. Librarians must continually learn and adapt to harness this explosion of resources. To fulfill their claim as the leaders in the information field they must be effective in providing access and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Online Catalogs
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Skekel, Donna – Acquisitions Librarian, 2005
Libraries are seeking the best possible solution for integrating online journals into their collections. While exploring the different methods and technology available, many libraries still strive to fulfill the original "library mission" proposed by Charles Cutter in his "Rules for a Dictionary Catalog". Providing comprehensive access to…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Access to Information, Information Management, Database Management Systems
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
21-year-old Aaron Swartz is attempting to turn the library world upside down. He is taking on the subscription-based WorldCat, the largest bibliographic database on the planet, by building a free online book catalog that anyone can update. Many academic librarians are wary of Mr. Swartz's project because it will allow nonlibrarians, who may be…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Online Catalogs, Internet, Access to Information
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Mardis, Lori, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.; Ury, Connie J., Ed. – Online Submission, 2004
The Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on providing library resources and services for students who are either on-campus learners or off-campus learners. It is sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing practical information. The subjects and…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Electronic Journals, Copyrights
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Bell, Colleen – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
What would it take for libraries to provide their patrons with the same kind of success in finding information using their resources as they achieve with Google, and as quickly? This author asserts that the answer is not that complicated: be more like Google, and then move beyond Google. With the technology available right now, this is not an…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Internet, Library Services