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Swanson, Juleah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This research provides librarians with a model for assessing and predicting which platforms patrons will use to access the same content, specifically comparing usage at the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) Electronic Journal Center (EJC) and at Elsevier's ScienceDirect from 2007 to 2013. Findings show that in the earlier years, the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Electronic Journals, Use Studies, Electronic Libraries
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Tripathi, Manorama; Kumar, Sunil; Jeevan, V. K. J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
The present study gives an account of how the e-resources in general and EBSCO, PROQUEST, Project MUSE, and JSTOR in particular were used in the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. It studies and highlights the access pattern of the patrons in an open university. The study suggests consistency and uniformity in computing and…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization
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Colati, Jessica Branco; Colati, Gregory C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
In this inaugural column, the authors introduce Peter Palmer, erstwhile librarian at Bellaluna University who is being tasked with managing the library's and university's digital content as he begins his journey down the Digital Highway. As head of access services at Bellaluna University, Peter had been, by default, made responsible for managing…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Preservation, Arts Centers, Electronic Libraries
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Bhatt, Anjana H. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
This paper is a summary of the project that the author completed at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) library for providing online access to 80 open access E-journals and digital collections. Although FGCU uses SerialsSolutions products to establish online access, any one can provide access to these collections as they are free for all. Paper…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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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
The author recently asked his colleagues, "How can libraries determine the value in collecting, managing, preserving, and/or cataloging e-resources?" hoping to challenge readers to come up with some thoughtful opinions and useful tips. Not surprisingly, he received a handful of substantially different but uniformly provocative and creative…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Library Role, Librarian Attitudes, Library Development
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Walker, Mary – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Libraries are moving toward electronic resource management systems (ERMSs) to track their usage statistics, but these can be expensive to purchase and maintain. For some libraries, an ERMS can be cost-prohibitive, but they still need to justify the renewal of databases and e-journals to their budget officers or determine which e-resources should…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Statistics
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Jackson, Millie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
In the fall of 2007, ebrary surveyed 906 faculty from around the world, asking them how they used electronic resources. This article, focusing on the responses of faculty to a few survey questions, finds some expected and surprising attitudes that faculty have about electronic resources for their own and students' research. (Contains 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Printed Materials, Comparative Analysis