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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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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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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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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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McMillin, Bill; Gibson, Sally; MacDonald, Jean – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Animated maps of the library stacks were integrated into the catalog interface at Pratt Institute and into the EBSCO Discovery Service interface at Illinois State University. The mapping feature was developed for optimal automation of the update process to enable a range of library personnel to update maps and call-number ranges. The development…
Descriptors: Library Science, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Gustafson, Julia Chance; Meese, Brenda L. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This article will highlight key points in the process of collaboration, creation, and assessment of a digital collection intended to be used initially as a classroom tool, in addition to being a model of digital scholarship that can be used for research from anywhere in the world. This project originated from a class assignment for a course in…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Females, Physical Education, Womens Athletics
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England, Lenore – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Welcome to the new "Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship" column entitled "ERM Ideas and Innovations," which will appear in each issue of JERL for the next 2 years, and possibly more, beginning with this issue. The overall focus of each column will be to introduce and expand ideas, discuss innovations, and ultimately encourage and foster…
Descriptors: Library Science, Innovation, Cooperation, Librarians
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
A critical part of electronic resources management, the electronic resources evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a seemingly endless range of resources and tools involving numerous library staff. A solution is to build a Web site to bring all of the components together that can be implemented quickly and result in an organizational…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Management Systems, Evaluation, College Libraries
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Klare, Diane; Hobbs, Kendall – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Presented with an opportunity to improve Wesleyan University's dated library home page, a team of librarians employed ethnographic techniques to explore how its users interacted with Wesleyan's current library home page and web pages in general. Based on the data that emerged, a group of library staff and members of the campus' information…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Ethnography, Information Technology, Internet
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England, Lenore; Fu, Li; Miller, Stephen – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Organization of electronic resources workflow is critical in the increasingly complicated and complex world of library management. A simple organizational tool that can be readily applied to electronic resources management (ERM) is the use of checklists. Based on the principles discussed in The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Administration, Check Lists
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Foster, Anita; Williams, Sarah C. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2010
Libraries continue to shift budgets toward obtaining more electronic resources. Electronic resources can develop problems at any time when a library offers access. Staff collaboration is vital in ensuring availability to those resources. Partnering with areas in the library that work most closely with patrons can help share the load of the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Libraries, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Hulseberg, Anna; Monson, Sarah – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Electronic resources, the tools we use to manage them, and the needs and expectations of our users are constantly evolving; at the same time, the roles, responsibilities, and workflow of the library staff who manage e-resources are also in flux. Recognizing a need to be more intentional and proactive about how we manage e-resources, the…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Strategic Planning, College Libraries, Liberal Arts
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Grogg, Jill E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
While mission statements for various libraries and information centers necessarily vary, all librarians face "two very pressing charges: make voluminous numbers of electronic resources as visible as possible in a landscape of multiple access points and simultaneously manage all the technology, tasks, and data necessary to facilitate such…
Descriptors: Librarians, Libraries, Information Centers, Institutional Mission
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Lowe, M. Sara – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The non-standard practice at Cowles Library at Drake University has been to display electronic journals and some print journals in the Knowledge Base while simultaneously listing print journals and some electronic journals in the online public access catalog (OPAC). The result was a system that made it difficult for patrons to determine our…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Online Catalogs, Access to Information
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Geckle, Beverly J.; Pozzebon, Mary Ellen; Williams, Jo – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
This article recounts a project at the Middle Tennessee State University library to include records for electronic databases in the online catalog. Although electronic databases are accessible via the library's Databases A-Z list and related subject guides, cataloging these resources also provides access via the online catalog, allowing more of…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Online Catalogs, Databases, Cataloging
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