Contact information:

jcummings@wsu.edu or 509.335.6493

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Overview

This collection features scholarly work by Joel Cummings, Head of Collection Development and Collection Manager for the Sciences at the WSU Libraries.

Recent Submissions

  • Open Access Journal Content Found In Commercial Full-Text Aggregation Databases And Journal Citation Reports 

    Cummings, Joel (Emerald Publishing Group, 2013-03)
    Purpose: A study was conducted regarding the indexing of open access journals in three large, commercially available full-text aggregation databases and using Journal Citation Reports Metrics File to further explore the ...
  • Ebooks and Interlibrary Loan: Licensed to Fill? 

    Frederiksen, Linda; Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Carroll, Diane (2011-07)
    Increasingly, libraries of all types and sizes are now adding electronic book (ebook) titles to their collections. A survey was used to explore the implications of ebook licensing and interlibrary loan use. Among academic ...
  • The use of handheld mobile devices: their impact and implications for library services 

    Cummings, Joel; Merrill, Alex; Borrelli, Steve (2010)
    Abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to carry out a survey in order to better understand the nature of handheld mobile computing use by academic library users and to determine whether there is a significant ...
  • User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries 

    Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Frederiksen, Linda (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007-01)
    This study examines the use of chat in an academic library's user population and where virtual reference services might fit within the spectrum of public services offered by academic libraries. Using questionnaires, this ...
  • User Perceptions and Virtual Reference Services 

    Frederiksen, Linda; Cummings, Joel; Ursin, Lara (Neal-Schuman, 2004)
    As academic librarians embrace the Internet as an appropriate medium for information exchange, communication, and instruction, college and university students are also becoming more familiar and comfortable with emerging ...
  • Guidelines for the Evaluation of Electronic Publications 

    Johnson, Ryan; Cummings, Joel (Washington State University Libraries., 5/22/2001)
    With the advent of digital publication and all of the varied opportunities that it allows, it is important that these materials be fairly evaluated in a manner consistent over time and across format as part of Category II ...