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portal: Libraries and the Academy

January 2012 Volume 12, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 2

  1. Moving beyond Assumptions: The Use of Virtual Reference Data in an Academic Library

    David S. Nolen, Amanda Clay Powers, Li Zhang, Yue Xu, Rachel E. Cannady & Judy Li

    The Mississippi State University Libraries' Virtual Reference Service collected statistics about virtual reference usage. Analysis of the data collected by an entry survey from chat and e-mail... More

    pp. 23-40

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  2. Evaluating Open Source Software for Use in Library Initiatives: A Case Study Involving Electronic Publishing

    Ruth Gallegos Samuels & Henry Griffy

    This article discusses best practices for evaluating open source software for use in library projects, based on the authors' experience evaluating electronic publishing solutions. First, it... More

    pp. 41-62

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