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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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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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Hobbs, Kendall; Klare, Diane – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Starting in summer 2011, two librarians at Wesleyan University annually interviewed and directed usability studies with undergraduate students to determine how students interact with academic e-books. In 2014, the librarians used a campuswide quantitative survey to supplement these longitudinal qualitative findings. While students are increasingly…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Librarians, Undergraduate Students
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Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, College Libraries, College Students
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Johnson, Megan; Leonard, Andrea; Wiswell, John – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This article will be of interest to librarians, particularly those in consortia that are evaluating OpenURL link resolvers. This case study contrasts WebBridge (an Innovative Interface product) and LinkSource (EBSCO's product). This study assisted us in the decision-making process of choosing an OpenURL link resolver that was sustainable to…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Internet
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This article investigates the possibility that e-journal collections can reach a maximum size that satisfies long-term patron needs without further significant expansion. The study included collection and usage data taken from 2000 to 2013. In terms of the e-journal collection, the occurrence of a maximal mass appears to be very real. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Library Materials, Library Services, Statistical Analysis
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Glasser, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
This article reports the results of an analysis of five Big Deal electronic journal packages to which Hofstra University's Axinn Library subscribes. COUNTER usage reports were used to judge the value of each Big Deal. Limitations of usage statistics are also discussed. In the end, the author concludes that four of the five Big Deals are good deals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Publishing Industry
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Cooper, Mindy M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Fueled by the pressing need for electronic resource usage statistics, librarians are finding themselves being thrust into the role of hunter-gatherer. This article discusses the work done at University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to provide usage statistics for all its paid subscriptions for a 3-year period. The…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Use Studies, Electronic Journals
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Garofalo, Denise A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Libraries are all about collecting data. When it comes to collection development and assessment of e-resources, collecting data on usage of resources aids in decision making regarding these resources and provides data-rich evidence to support the value for the user of these resources. However, the author asserts that libraries should take some…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Data Collection, Library Materials
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Kinman, Virginia – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Digital resources play an increasingly important role in academic libraries, which must demonstrate their value to the institution and their impact on student learning outcomes in new and more compelling ways. This study examines 5 years of vendor-supplied e-resource usage data in conjunction with other library and institution measures. Results…
Descriptors: Metric System, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Online Vendors
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King, Douglas – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
In answering the question "What is the next trend in usage statistics in libraries?" an eclectic group of respondents has presented an assortment of possibilities, suggestions, complaints and, of course, questions of their own. Undoubtedly, usage statistics collection, interpretation, and application are areas of growth and increasing complexity…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Library Research, Use Studies, Library Services
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Matthews, Tansy E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the development of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). The VIVA statistics-processing system remains a work in progress. Member libraries will benefit from the ability to obtain the actual data from the VIVA site, rather than just the summaries, so a project to make these data available is currently being planned. The…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Databases, Statistics, Statistical Studies
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Tucker, Cory – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Usage statistics are an important metric for making decisions on serials. Although the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries have been collecting usage statistics, the statistics had not frequently been used to make decisions and had not been included in collection development policy. After undergoing a collection assessment, the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Statistics, Library Services, Decision Making