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Meese, Brenda L.; Gustafson, Julia Chance – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
This article highlights key points in the process of collaboration, creation, and assessment of a digital exhibit that tells the story of a larger digital collection, and its use in project-based assignments for a course on women's sporting experiences. The exhibit is intended to be both a classroom research tool and a model of digital…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Females, Physical Education, College Students
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Datig, Ilka – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Librarians are becoming increasingly interested in applying user experience design to better understand the needs and desires of patrons. One user experience tool that is currently underused by libraries is content strategy. The key idea behind content strategy is planning and strategizing the content of all library communication platforms. Once…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Media, Planning, Libraries
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Proctor, Julia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
There is a great deal of literature exploring the subscription and purchase models available for streaming video. However, explorations into the use of streaming video and how it compares to that of DVDs have not been done. The author identified a sample set of films at Penn State University Libraries owned in DVD format and available on the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Academic Libraries, Films, Library Services
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Ohler, L. Angie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
At the University of Maryland Libraries, Angie Ohler, Director of Collection Services, discusses the history of the management of electronic resources for the past ten years at the Maryland Libraries, including the challenges of in an ever-changing environment and solutions she developed over time. The history she describes are lessons learned…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational History, Library Administration, Library Development
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Peters, Timothy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Central Michigan University (CMU) provides a unique opportunity to study the impact of the move from face-to-face to online classes on student use of virtual reference services. As enrollments in face-to-face, off-campus classes declined between 2010 and 2016, the number of reference questions asked of the distance librarians declined at a…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Online Courses, Reference Materials
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Heaton, Robert – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A small group of midsize land-grant institutions in the western United States responded to a survey on what tools they used for troubleshooting, what activities they accomplished using the tools, and who performed their troubleshooting. Most respondents use subscription-manager administration tools, email programs, electronic resource management…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Troubleshooting, College Administration, Administrator Surveys
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Balgeman, Caitlin; Colbert, Lynné – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Keeping pace with the rapid advance of library technology and electronic services can be both exciting and daunting, especially for libraries with a small (but mighty!) staff. Out of necessity, small staffs often undertake many disparate tasks to keep electronic resources running smoothly for users. Because of these constraints, it is useful for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Vendors
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Garza, Lanette – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Budget allocation decisions have become far more complex and difficult. One obvious reason is the shift from print to electronic purchases. This along with the lack of increased funding to sustain these collections has created a scenario in which all purchasing decisions need to be made with precise planning. This article examines the fund…
Descriptors: Library Services, Expenditures, Budgeting, Academic Libraries
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Heaton, Robert – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
An exploratory survey of midsize land-grant institutions in 2016 investigated factors that were potentially correlated with how satisfied library personnel were with the software tools they used in electronic-resource troubleshooting. Although the study was very small in scale, it found that troubleshooting personnel at responding libraries are…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, User Satisfaction (Information), Computer Software, Troubleshooting
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Rogers, Kristin – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
As information becomes readily available at an instant, library users today have a high expectation of how quickly books are available for use. Therefore, librarians must evaluate purchasing models and how they meet the needs of today's patrons. A study was done at the University of Mississippi Libraries comparing usage statistics between patron…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Librarians, Reading Material Selection
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England, Lenore; Lowe, Randy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
ERM librarians discuss their approaches to electronic resources management for an academic library consortium, the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). They focus on innovation and developing actionable strategies for procedures and policies.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Consortia
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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Internet
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Rodriguez, Michael; Tonyan, Joel; Wilson, Robert T. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
For electronic resources and reference librarians, fielding eresource access problems is often a daily task. A library user clicks on a link to an electronic journal article, book, or primary source and is unable to access the full text. Sometimes this problem occurs due to a lapsed subscription, a broken link, or a proxy configuration error. The…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Handheld Devices
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Tabacaru, Simona; Hartnett, Eric – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Academic libraries are continually being asked to demonstrate their value. Showing benefits that provide financial value to the user community is one approach to meeting this challenge. With a focus on journal articles and monographs, the authors have analyzed course syllabi to determine the cost savings graduate students in psychology receive…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Value Judgment, Value Added Models, Journal Articles
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