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Getsay, Heather; Chen-Gaffey, Aiping – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
This case study examines the COUNTER 5 metrics pertaining to database usage reports, aiming to gain insights into how the metrics function within a vendor platform. By simulating a search process in two major databases, the authors were able to contextualize the numbers in their institution's COUNTER 5 Database Master Reports. The study finds that…
Descriptors: Databases, Vendors, Use Studies, Academic Libraries
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Cummings, Joel – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
This quantitative case study employs weblog data supplied by six major academic journal publishers, known as HTTP referer [sic] data from Washington State University IP address ranges to reveal the sites that researchers and students use to retrieve academic journal literature. HTTP referrers to academic journal articles were categorized as…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Navigation (Information Systems), Information Retrieval, Researchers
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Morales, Jessica M.; Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
The objective of this study was to identify common communication issues that arise during the electronic resource lifecycle and identify communication strategies academic libraries are using effectively to manage electronic resources. A survey of academic librarians and staff received 240 responses and included 5-point Likert scale ratings on…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Communication Problems, Communication Strategies
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Geuther, Christina; Hoeve, Casey D.; O'Reilly, Faye – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
Academic libraries face the dual challenges of decreasing budgets and increasing demand for electronic resources. Librarians at three midwestern US public research universities discuss the electronic resources environment, the direction of content development, and using future-proof as well as future-driven licensing language to best provide for…
Descriptors: Library Services, Copyrights, Academic Libraries, Educational Change
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Sabharwal, Arjun – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
Institutional repositories have become widely used technologies to curate research data, scholarly publications, organizational records, and cultural heritage materials, but they need an engagement framework for institutional support, sustainability, and assessment. The institutional repository engagement framework becomes a link between an…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Information Systems, Sustainability, Academic Libraries
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Mensah, Monica; Onyancha, Omwoyo Bosire – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of demographics as moderators of the factors influencing library workers' and library patrons' behavioral intention toward the use of social media in university libraries in Ghana. The theoretical model for this study was based on the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT).…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Users (Information), College Faculty, Undergraduate Students
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Collins, Emily – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
Using VUCAVU.com, an independent Canadian online streaming platform, as a case study, this project seeks to address the increasing need for digital solutions to access film and video art across classrooms and library databases in post-secondary institutions amidst the lack of scholarly attention and industry standards within the digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Video Technology, Internet
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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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Kowalsky, Michelle; LaMagna, Michael – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
The Library of Congress offers a wealth of primary source documents that can be integrated into the classroom to enhance critical thinking skills of students as they learn about historical and other related topics. Similarly, these materials can be promoted via individual libraries for their 24/7 access online. Understanding what primary source…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Barlow, Amy; Bocko, Amy – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
This article presents a case for the benefits of knowledge exchange in the academic library. The authors define knowledge exchange and use the concept as a framework for describing a peer learning experience rooted in best digital practices education. Their partnership enabled the authors to extend their professional roles while developing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Guidelines, Best Practices, Innovation
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Wang, Jian; Loftis, Elsa – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
Despite the widespread adoption of streaming video by academic libraries, there has been little discussion about how video content is discovered and accessed through the library catalog as compared to vendor platforms. This article explores the current status of video resources in the library catalog to better understand how users find and access…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Video Technology
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Tella, Adeyinka; Bode-Obanla, Olatubosun; Sulyman Age, Abdulkareem – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2020
This study examined the perspective of university of Ilorin Library and Information Science Undergraduate Students on Information Needs and Seeking Behavior through YouTube. Total enumeration method was used to involve all the available students in the department. Questionnaire developed by the researcher complemented with a focused group…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Video Technology
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