Archive for the 'Electronic Resources' Category

Paywall: "Comparing Content and Overlap in Two Large Academic Ebook Collections"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on September 7th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2020.1790961

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Paywall Article: "Managing Open Content Resources from Discovery to Delivery"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Open Access, Research Libraries on February 26th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1722893

Paywall Article: University of Louisville: "Building a Sustainable Collection Review Process: Managing Qualitative and Quantitative E-Resource Data overTime"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on February 21st, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2020.1727400

Paywall Article—Two US OpenAthens Case Studies: "The Authentication Landscape in 2019: One Does Not Simply Walk into Order"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on February 14th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2020.1728733

"Connecting Users to Articles: An Analysis of the Impact of Article Level Linking on Journal Use Statistics"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on December 17th, 2019

https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/29613

Paywall Article: "The Impact of Web-Scale Discovery on the Use of Electronic Resources"

Posted in Electronic Resources, ERM/Discovery Systems, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2019.1695343

"Adventures in Rightsizing: Enhancing Discovery and Research with Open Access Journals in the University Library"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on November 20th, 2019

https://newprairiepress.org/culsproceedings/vol9/iss1/2/

University of Toronto Data Analysis: "Understanding and Measuring E-Book Packages: Print Purchasing Patterns and Book Usage"

Posted in ARL Libraries, E-Books, Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on November 13th, 2019

https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2033&context=charleston

Paywall Article: "Open Access and the Changing Landscape for Library Acquisitions—Interview with Gregory T. Eow"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 13th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/00987913.2019.1645585

"Consortial RightsStatements.org Implementation and Faceted Search for Reuse Rights in Digital Library Materials"

Posted in Copyright, Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on August 13th, 2019

Wilhelmina Randtke, Randy Fischer, and Gail Lewis have published "Consortial RightsStatements.org Implementation and Faceted Search for Reuse Rights in Digital Library Materials" in the Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The Florida Academic Library Services Cooperative (FALSC) makes available digital library hosting free-of-charge to all institutions of Florida public higher education. 21 institutions participate in the Islandora digital library platform hosted through FALSC. Centralized digital library hosting through FALSC, or its predecessor consortium, has been available since 1994. Meanwhile, the RightsStatements.org standard, which provides a controlled vocabulary for indicating the copyright status of digital library material, was released in 2016. After the standard was released, participating libraries expressed interest in implementing RightsStatements.org for existing digital content. During Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, FALSC implemented RightsStatements.org values on Islandora sites. This article describes the process undertaken by FALSC, the lessons learned, and recommendations for libraries looking to implement RightsStatements.org values.

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2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials

Posted in Electronic Resources, Libraries on July 18th, 2019

LYRASIS has released the 2019 LYRASIS Accessibility Survey Report: Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The LYRASIS accessibility survey was conducted in early 2019 as a mechanism to better understand how (primarily academic) libraries within the United States are handling accessibility for their online content, and more specifically, where they stand in terms of policy and implementation.

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Paywall Article: "A Comparative Analysis of Electronic Resources Access Problems at Two University Libraries"

Posted in ARL Libraries, E-Journal Management and Publishing Systems, Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on May 20th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2018.1521089

Adding Library Branding to Licensed E-Resources: "Guest Post—The Library Is the Brand"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on March 21st, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/03/20/guest-post-the-library-is-the-brand/

"GSU E-Reserves Case Goes On after Publishers Win Second Appeal"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on October 23rd, 2018

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/78401-gsu-e-reserves-case-goes-on-after-publishers-win-second-appeal.html

COUNTER Code of Practice, Release 5

Posted in Electronic Resources, Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on August 9th, 2017

COUNTER has released "COUNTER Code of Practice, Release 5 ."

Here's an excerpt:

Release 4 is the current Code of Practice and the requirement for COUNTER-compliance. The effective date for compliance with Release 5 is January 2019. The Transition Timeline and Transition Options graphics explains the detail.

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"E-Data Quality: How Publishers and Libraries are Working Together to Improve Data Quality"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Metadata, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on February 7th, 2017

Carlen Ruschoff et al. have published "Data Quality: How Publishers and Libraries are Working Together to Improve Data Quality " in Collaborative librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

High quality data is essential for discovery and access of e-resources, but in many cases low quality, inaccurate information leads to low usage and a poor return on library investment dollars. In this article, publishers, aggregators, librarians, and knowledge base providers talk about how they are working together to improve access to e-resources.

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"Evaluating the Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage in a Multi-Institution Setting"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on November 30th, 2016

Elsa K. Anderson, Stephen Maher, and Bill Maltarich have published "Evaluating the Consortia Purchase: Journal Usage in a Multi-Institution Setting" in Collaborative Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

When two or more institutions share a license, how do they measure use and value? For over a decade, the Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Library at the New York University School of Medicine, and New York University Libraries at New York University have shared several publisher packages and journal title subscriptions. In this paper, we present our analysis of usage data to assess the value of some of these consortial arrangements in their totality and to each library. Based on this analysis, we were able to adjust how each institution contributes to consortial arrangements. The paper will discuss challenges in analyzing consortial arrangements based on usage data and offer suggestions for how consortia-based acquisitions can be an effective allocation of library funds and strengthen support for the library in its institution.

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"E-book Use and Value in the Humanities: Scholars’ Practices and Expectations"

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources on September 30th, 2015

Tina E. Chrzastowski and Lynn N. Wiley have published "E-book Use and Value in the Humanities: Scholars' Practices and Expectations" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

Here's an excerpt:

The data showed a split in acceptance of electronic versus print. The data also show that although humanists may lag behind other disciplines in incorporating e-books into their research, they believe e-book availability and use will increase. . . . The e-book format is appreciated, but scholars may also want the full text along with the print because of the varied types of reading employed by humanities scholars.

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"What Cost and Usage Data Reveals About E-Book Acquisitions: Ramifications for Collection Development"

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on July 31st, 2015

Steven B. Carrico et al. have published "What Cost and Usage Data Reveals About E-Book Acquisitions: Ramifications for Collection Development" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

Here's an excerpt:

To better determine how e-book acquisitions might affect future collection development decisions, a team of librarians from the University of Florida (UF) launched a project to assess cost and usage of e-books purchased using three different acquisitions methods: e-books acquired in large publisher packages; single-title e-books selected through firm orders; and e-books purchased through two patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) plans. . . . The authors compared the cost-usage data of e-books acquired by the acquisitions methods across the three subject areas and describe how the findings are affecting current and future acquisitions, traditional collection management, and budgeting at UF.

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SUSHI-Lite: Deploying SUSHI as a Lightweight Protocol for Exchanging Usage via Web Services (Draft for Comment)

Posted in Electronic Resources, Standards on July 17th, 2015

NISO has released SUSHI-Lite: Deploying SUSHI as a Lightweight Protocol for Exchanging Usage via Web Services, a draft for comment.

Here's an excerpt:

ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2014, also known as the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard, is the key to automating the harvesting of COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) usage statistics. SUSHI is a critical standard for librarians charged with measuring and monitoring the use of their online collections by eliminating hours of painstaking effort that would otherwise be spent locating, retrieving and loading usage reports. However, environmental requirements evolve and standards like SUSHI need to update to serve these requirements. The introduction of various applications into the marketplace which offer alternative metrics, the development of the COUNTER Journal Usage Factor, the flourishing of institutional repositories and need to capture usage from them, and continued progress towards open and integrated systems in general, have all made an impact on how usage is consumed and exchanged. There is now a need for more lightweight technologies that will allow smaller sets of usage data to be exchanged in real-time.

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New LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement

Posted in Electronic Resources, License Agreements/Contracts on December 8th, 2014

The Center for Research Libraries and others have released a new LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The model license outlines the main provisions a good library e-resources content license should contain, highlighting as well key points for decisions and negotiations with publishers. The document is expected to support libraries' efforts to serve their users and achieve the core mission of preserving intellectual heritage in the digital age by negotiating the best terms of use. The original LIBLICENSE model license, released in 2001, has supported long-term access and stewardship goals; the new revision will help librarians address a new generation of issues and challenges.

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Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Posted in Electronic Resources, OPACs/Discovery Systems, Reports and White Papers on November 20th, 2014

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

Here's an excerpt:

Discussions among libraries that have recently implemented discovery services are likely to result in agreement that implementation was challenging. However, once implemented, librarians are generally happy with their decisions to offer discovery services to their patrons. Based on librarian experiences of both the challenges and rewards of implementing a discovery service, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) contracted with Amigos Library Services to write a white paper that would include basic information concerning discovery services, as well as an overview of the major discovery vendors.

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Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality

Posted in Electronic Resources, ERM/Discovery Systems, Research Libraries on September 26th, 2014

ITHAKA S+R. has released Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In this Issue Brief, Roger Schonfeld explores how the vision that the library should be the starting point for research-a vision many library directors hold-is often in conflict with the practices of faculty and students. As users migrate to other starting points, librarians could invest in ways to bring them back. But there is also an opportunity for librarians to re-think their role and perhaps pursue a different vision altogether.

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Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery

Posted in Electronic Resources on June 30th, 2014

NISO has released Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery.

Here's an excerpt:

Based on the input from a survey done early in the project (see 2.7), the ODI group agreed to develop recommended practices in the following areas:

Technical recommendations for data format and data transfer, including method of delivery and ongoing updates.

  1. Recommendations for the communication (automated or through reporting) of libraries' rights to distribute or display specific content (e.g., restricted to subscribers versus open to all users). These recommendations are to include technical specifications on how data will be exchanged and procedural specifications regarding update frequency and other logistical details.
  2. Clear descriptors regarding the level of indexing performed for each item or collection of content and the level of availability of the content.
  3. Definition of fair linking from discovery service to the published content.
  4. Determination of what usage statistics should be collected, for whom, and how these data should
  5. be disseminated.

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"Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals"

Posted in Electronic Resources, Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 8th, 2014

College & Research Libraries has released an eprint of "Four Facets of Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Licensing Contracts for Electronic Journals."

Here's an excerpt:

This is a study of the treatment of library patron privacy in licenses for electronic journals in academic libraries. We begin by distinguishing four facets of privacy and intellectual freedom based on the LIS and philosophical literature. Next, we perform a content analysis of 42 license agreements for electronic journals, focusing on terms for enforcing authorized use and collection and sharing of user data. We compare our findings to model licenses, to recommendations proposed in a recent treatise on licenses, and to our account of the four facets of intellectual freedom. We find important conflicts with each.

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