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The impact of subject-specific electronic resources on the research process using ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) and SciFinder Scholar electronic resources as exemplars.
As part of a UK wide study attempting to assess the impact libraries have on the work and study of their members, Edinburgh University Library (EUL) decided to “measure the impact of subject-specific electronic resources ...
Recovering from disaster - the loss of Edinburgh's AI Library
(Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, 2005-03-16)
Theses Alive! : an E-theses management system for the UK
The concept of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) is not a new one. E-Theses have been openly discussed by key players in the present worldwide ETD movement since 1987 , and even accepted by some universities (e.g. ...
Trends in Self-Posting of Research Material Online by Academic Staff
With the rapid uptake of digital media changing the way scholarly communication is perceived, we are in a privileged position to be part of a movement whose decisions now will help to ultimately decide future courses of ...
ILL, a dying breed or a new brand? The experience of Edinburgh University
(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2006)
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to examine the trend of interlibrary loans (ILLs) through the experiences of Edinburgh University Library (EUL). A preliminary study aims to consider how the purchase of one e-journal ...
Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?
A number of common assertions, or perhaps assumptions, about digital preservation have begun to worry me. No one person has said all these things, but increasingly they seem to be in the background of conversations. I ...
Resource Discovery Services for Grid Computing Training
Resource discovery is a core function of e-learning. While initially confined to library environments, it has become pervasive, partly due to the advent of web-based searching and also service-oriented approach. The latter ...
SUNCAT: The serials union catalogue for the UK research community
(Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences, 2007-01)
SUNCAT is the national Serials Union CATalogue for the UK research community and is available at http://www.suncat.ac.uk SUNCAT is a freely available tool to help both researchers and librarians locate serials held in ...
Digital Archives Research Project: A report and recommendations
(Edinburgh University Library, 2003-01-24)
The preservation of digital resources is of great importance to the academic community and society as a whole. We are in danger of losing much of our academic and cultural heritage through neglect of these burgeoning ...
Lowering the barriers from Discovery to Delivery: a JISC funded EDINA and Mimas project
(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010)
Abstract – Purpose The paper describes the context and the progress with the Discovery to Delivery project. Approach Having set the scene for discovery to delivery, the paper describes how the project work was ...