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Morgan, Rebecca J.; Gipson, Tiffney A.; Robinson, Lauren E. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
As patrons increasingly rely on mobile applications and responsive websites to access information, it has become imperative that libraries accommodate these needs. Although building these resources in-house may seem too expensive, time-consuming, and require outsourcing, this paper showcases how it can be achieved on a small scale using existing…
Descriptors: Librarians, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Coogan, John F. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2019
Resolving user access issues is inherent in managing electronic resources in libraries. The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Library, situated within a predominantly distance learning-centered institution, has developed a series of web-based technical help pages to facilitate resolution of typical issues reported by its…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Users (Information), Information Management, Technical Support
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Erb, Rachel A.; Erb, Brian – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2014
This case study offers an alternative use of LibGuides beyond its intended purpose to offer course and subject guides. LibGuides have become an integral part of the virtual instruction landscape at Colorado State University (CSU) Libraries. We discovered that the LibGuides platform can also be effectively harnessed to provide support for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Access to Information, Case Studies
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Cho, Allan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Although still a relatively new technology with less than 10 years of history, YouTube's extensive reach and integration in mainstream society as well as lifelong learning habits of online users cannot be understated. This article examines how the YouTube collection at the University of British Columbia Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Lewis, Barbara; Griffin, Melanie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2011
Librarians have long struggled to find user-friendly mediums to provide meaningful information to patrons using bibliographies, pathfinders, and subject guides with varying degrees of success. Content management systems, such as Springshare's LibGuides, have recently been developed to facilitate the creation of online subject guides. Special…
Descriptors: Librarians, Users (Information), Bibliographies, Databases
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Murray, Adam – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Designed to assist with the management of e-resources, electronic resource management (ERM) systems are time- and fund-consuming to purchase and maintain. Questions of system compatibility, data population, and workflow design/redesign can be difficult to answer; sometimes those answers are not what we'd prefer to hear. The two primary functions…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Electronic Publishing, Library Administration, Web Sites
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King, Douglas – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
In the last issue, this journal asked a question on many librarians' minds, and it was pleased with the depth and variety of responses. As suggested by this journal editorial board member Oliver Pesch, readers were asked, "Many libraries have gone to federated searching to win users back from Google. Is it working?" Respondents approached the…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Computer Software, Synthesis