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Harding, Julie; Shepard, Ryan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
In 2016, the University of Maryland Global Campus Library began a redesign of its core information literacy tutorial in response to substantive curricular changes, the technological obsolescence of an older tutorial, and an improving understanding of student needs based on an analysis of reference questions received. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Student Research, Program Design
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Kohout-Tailor, Jessica; Sheaffer, K. E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
As students are asked to complete multimodal assignments in their higher education courses, librarians can guide students to the use of open educational resources (OER), as many librarians are already teaching students about copyright and how to respect intellectual property rights. Two instructional librarians designed a one-shot lesson for…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Student Empowerment, Assignments, Higher Education
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Wang, Ya – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University launched a web-scale discovery service, branded as OneSearch in 2013. Before that, Leonard library had been using Google Scholar since 2006. This study gathered usage data on OneSearch and Google Scholar from the library OpenURL link resolver, SFX, and the interlibrary loan server, ILLiad,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Online Searching, Use Studies
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Hartsell-Gundy, Arianne; Lawton, Kelley; Rozear, Hannah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
As academic librarians prepare for new forms of collaboration with researchers on digital projects, there is a growing demand for librarians to acquire skills with project management, as well as specific digital tools and methods. This article describes how research librarians collaborated together to complete a digital project related to student…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Activism, Humanities
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Deng, Liya – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Millennial learning is heavily dependent on the use of mobile technologies for information gathering, processing, and sharing. This project examines how student response systems, such as Poll Everywhere, impact the effectiveness of information literacy instruction in a mid-size academic library. Data collected from Millennial student participants…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Young Adults, Age Groups, Users (Information)
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Caruso, Beth – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Innovation spaces are quickly being implemented into academic libraries. But while these spaces generate outward excitement from those who wish to use them, they, and the projects introduced within them, can also intimidate students that feel forced to use such spaces. Therefore, it is vital that we not only acknowledge these intimidation factors…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
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Morgan, Rebecca J.; Gipson, Tiffney A.; Robinson, Lauren E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
As patrons increasingly rely on mobile applications and responsive websites to access information, it has become imperative that libraries accommodate these needs. Although building these resources in-house may seem too expensive, time-consuming, and require outsourcing, this paper showcases how it can be achieved on a small scale using existing…
Descriptors: Librarians, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sergiadis, Ashley D. R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
East Tennessee State University developed a workflow to add journal publications to their institutional repository and faculty profiles using three tools: Zotero for entering metadata, SHERPA/RoMEO for checking copyright permissions, and Unpaywall for locating full-text documents. This study evaluates the availability and accuracy of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Library Materials, Academic Libraries, Metadata
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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
With flexible access and permission features, LibGuides and LibGuides CMS offer an adaptable platform for hosting patron-created content. This paper highlights how librarians at Georgia Southern University opened their LibGuides CMS platform to host faculty and student projects and portfolios. Employing similar techniques, libraries can host a…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, College Faculty, College Students
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Lowry, Lindsey – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The efficient curation of usage statistics for electronic collections has remained problematic for librarians. Many libraries employ multiple tools and manual processes in order to consolidate and examine usage data. In 2018, the Electronic Resources unit at The University of Alabama Libraries began using LastPass to store vendor contact…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Statistics, Library Materials, Electronic Libraries
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Coogan, John F. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Resolving user access issues is inherent in managing electronic resources in libraries. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Library, situated within a predominantly distance learning-centered institution, has developed a series of web-based technical help pages to facilitate resolution of typical issues reported by its…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Users (Information), Information Management, Technical Support
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Beisler, Amalia; Bucy, Rosalind; Medaille, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The adoption of streaming video by academic libraries is widespread, yet little is known about the experiences of faculty and students who use streaming video. This article describes a usability study of three popular streaming video databases. Faculty and student participants completed a series of tasks in each database and answered questions…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Databases, Academic Libraries, College Students
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Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Gala, Lauren; Bartelmann, Anya C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
This research identifies the similarities and differences between the MathSciNet search features and functions of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and EBSCOhost platforms. A series of iterative MathSciNet queries were performed on both platforms. For each query, the total number of results and search behavior were documented and analyzed.…
Descriptors: Bibliographic Databases, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Metadata
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López-Fitzsimmons, Bernadette M.; Nagra, Kanu A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Twenty-first century undergraduates demand quick access to authoritative sources that are easily read without challenging technical and disciplinary language. They expect comprehensible natural language--exactly like Google's--which can be read without concentrating for long periods of time. Integrating Google and Google Scholar in library…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Worsley, Aaron James – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the views and opinions of health and life sciences scholars towards subscriptions to e-journals. An instrumental case study was employed as the research design. Nine scholars were individually interviewed. Health and life sciences scholars in this study were happy with the level of e-journal accessibility…
Descriptors: Costs, Electronic Journals, Health Materials, Science Materials
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