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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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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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Carter, Sunshine; Traill, Stacie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Electronic resource access troubleshooting is familiar work in most libraries. The added complexity introduced when a library implements a web-scale discovery service, however, creates a strong need for well-organized, rigorous training to enable troubleshooting staff to provide the best service possible. This article outlines strategies, tools,…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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LaMagna, Michael – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
There is an increased focus on the use of stackable micro-credentials in education including the use of digital badges. These micro-credentials allow for students to learn specific skills or gain knowledge in focused areas of study. Stacking these micro-credentials together, students can demonstrate what they have learned. Understanding how…
Descriptors: Credentials, Electronic Libraries, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Libraries
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Rimland, Emily; Raish, Victoria – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Digital badges give libraries greater flexibility in delivering impactful instruction to students. They serve as flexible, stackable microcredentials that sequence an information literacy experience across the curriculum. Design considerations rooted in learning theory have a foundation through which to drive decisions. Information literacy badges…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Credentials, Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education
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Ippoliti, Cinthya; Baeza, Victor D. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
A growing trend at universities is to use digital badges (micro-credentialing) for capturing the "soft skills" students gain outside of the classroom. Libraries can use this opportunity to become campus leaders in digital badges, using the system to not only promote their information literacy activities but to coordinate workshop…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Credentials, Electronic Publishing, Information Literacy
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Rodgers, Andrea Reed; Puterbaugh, Mark – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
This case study describes the planning, implementation, and migration process of Eastern University Library's information literacy digital badge. Prior to implementing a badging program, information literacy sessions were informally embedded in first-year college writing courses as a "one-shot" presentation. Spurred on by accreditation…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Credentials
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Copenhaver, Kimberly; Pritchard, Liz – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Integrating micro-credentialing into employee training programs offers libraries an innovative and individualized way to recognize and certify learning and achievement. Digital badges provide a low-cost initiative to support learning benefiting both the individual and institution, offering evidence of skill development that transcends the library…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Credentials, College Libraries, Library Personnel
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Nicholson, Shawn W.; Bennett, Terrence B. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
This article considers how to communicate and interact with researchers about data management services. Using the premise that bad information is processed more thoroughly than good, the authors integrate that premise into an exploration of the alignment (or nonalignment) of library-emanating data management communications with the divergent…
Descriptors: Information Management, Communication Strategies, Researchers, Academic Libraries
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Brantley, Steve; Bruns, Todd A.; Duffin, Kirstin I. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Modern digital scholarship requires faculty to navigate an increasingly complex research and publication world. Liaison librarians are uniquely suited to assist faculty with scholarly communication needs, yet faculty do not identify the library as a provider of these services. Proactive promotion of scholarly communication services by librarians…
Descriptors: Librarians, Competency Based Education, Library Services, Organizational Communication
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Park, Jung-ran; Yang, Chris; Tosaka, Yuji; Ping, Qing; Mimouni, Houda El – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This study is a part of the larger project that develops a sustainable digital repository of professional development resources on emerging data standards and technologies for data organization and management in libraries. Toward that end, the project team developed an automated workflow to crawl for, monitor, and classify relevant web objects…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries
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Jarvis, Christy; Gregory, Joan M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With journal price increases continuing to outpace inflation and library collection funds remaining stagnant or shrinking, libraries are seeking innovative ways to control spending while continuing to provide patrons with high-quality content. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library reports on the evaluation, implementation, and use of…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Special Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services
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