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ADONIS in an Academic Research Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why does an academic research library, emphasizing bioscience topics, decide to alter access to periodical literature relevant to that subject? This paper discusses how and why a change was made, resulting in access to articles via compact disc (CD-ROM) and not current hard copy issues received on subscription. Issue use and cost are primary…

Anderl, Robert G.

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Research article Statistics usage by French academic libraries a  

E-print Network

a survey on usage statistics management in academic libraries in France. The objective is to provide1/15 Research article Statistics usage by French academic libraries ­ a survey Chérifa BOUKACEM academic libraries answered to the survey. Results show that usage statistics are crucial

Boyer, Edmond

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Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A nontechnical guide to many facets in the design of efficient libraries is presented for everyone concerned with library building planning. The author discusses--(1) the problems involved in planning libraries for the future, (2) the library objectives and their relation to aesthetic problems, quality of construction, function and cost, (3) the…

Metcalf, Keyes D.

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Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many academic librarians are interested in pursuing research studies that involve students, faculty, and other library patrons; these projects must be approved by an institutional review board (IRB). This article reviews federal requirements and regulations for human subjects research and explains the IRB application process. The author discusses…

Smale, Maura A.

2010-01-01

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Managing Academic and Research Libraries Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes initiatives at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) as an example of a successful scenario where, through a variety of partnerships, the libraries have become more central in the campus teaching and learning community. The first section describes faculty-librarianship partnerships, including initiatives related to…

Rader, Hannelore B.

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Imagine! On the Future of Teaching and Learning and the Academic Research Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the future, what role will the academic research library play in achieving the mission of higher education? This essay describes seven strategies that academic research libraries can adopt to become future-present libraries--libraries that foster what Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown have called "a new culture of learning." Written…

Miller, Kelly E.

2014-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics. Research on Libraries and Librarianship in 2002; Number of Libraries in the United States and Canada; Highlights of NCES Surveys; Library Acquisition Expenditures, 2001-2002: U.S. Public, Academic, Special, and Government Libraries; LJ Budget Report: A Precarious Holding Pattern; Price Indexes for Public and Academic Libraries; Library Buildings 2002: The Building Buck Doesn't Stop Here.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes seven reports that discuss research on libraries and librarianship, including academic, public, and school libraries; awards and grants; number of libraries in the United States and Canada; National Center for Education Statistics results; library expenditures for public, academic, special, and government libraries; library budgets; price…

Lynch, Mary Jo; Oder, Norman; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee

2003-01-01

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The Council of Research and Academic Libraries: An Example of Interlibrary Cooperation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the history, organization, and activities of the Council of Research and Academic Libraries, a multitype library cooperative composed of academic, public and special libraries and located in San Antonio, Texas. The consortium's history is traced from the events preceding and leading to its founding in 1966 to the present time,…

Cain, Mark E.

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Academic Libraries in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries in Japan are well resourced by international standards, and support Japan's internationally recognized research capability well, but there are also ways in which they reflect Japan's strong bureaucratic culture. Recent changes to the status of national university libraries have seen a new interest in customer service, and…

Cullen, Rowena; Nagata, Haruki

2008-01-01

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African American Women Leaders in Academic Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective leadership and increasing diversity are central concerns in the library profession. Using qualitative interviewing and research methods, this study identifies the attributes, knowledge, and skills that African American women need in order to be successful leaders in today's Association of Research Libraries (ARL). These findings indicate that, although African American women do not need different skills sets than non-minority

Sharon K. Epps

2008-01-01

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African American Women Leaders in Academic Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Effective leadership and increasing diversity are central concerns in the library profession. Using qualitative interviewing and research methods, this study identifies the attributes, knowledge, and skills that African American women need in order to be successful leaders in today's Association of Research Libraries (ARL). These findings indicate…

Epps, Sharon K.

2008-01-01

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African American Women Leaders in Academic Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective leadership and increasing diversity are central concerns in the library profession. Using qualitative interviewing and research methods, this study identifies the attributes, knowledge, and skills that African American women need in order to be successful leaders in today’s Association of Research Libraries (ARL). These findings indicate that, although African American women do not need different skills sets than non-minority

Sharon K. Epps

2008-01-01

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Leadership: Developing a research agenda for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The number of books and journal articles on leadership is large and constantly increasing. Those writings might advance or evaluate different theories and test their application in different settings. The purpose of this article is to stimulate the amount and type of research on the topic appearing in the literature of library and information science. The research discussed is grouped

Peter Hernon; Candy Schwartz

2008-01-01

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UNLV Libraries Strategic Plan: July 2011 through June 2015 The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library--bringing people and information together in innovative ways.  

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emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods to the knowledge base of the profession; evaluation and continuous improvement; open, clear, and honest the new academic research library--bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV

Hemmers, Oliver

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The future of open access in Croatia: a survey of academic and research libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research paper is to present Croatian librarians' awareness about the importance of institutional open access (OA) repositories. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research is based on an online questionnaire sent to all the Croatian research and academic libraries. Online questionnaire was chosen as the most appropriate tool, as the authors wanted it to be anonymous and

Ivana Hebrang Grgic; Ana Barbaric

2011-01-01

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The Unserved -- Academic Library Style  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

If the effectiveness of campus library systems want to be viewed favorably by researchers in the academic community, the librarians must place more stress on user-oriented services and researchers must forego aspirations of information-self-sufficiency. (NH)

Dougherty, Richard M.

1971-01-01

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Marketing Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ask any academic librarian if marketing their library and its services is an important task, and the answer will most likely be a resounding "yes!" Particularly in economically troubled times, librarians are increasingly called upon to promote their services and defend their library's worth. Since few academic libraries have in-house marketing…

Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

2013-01-01

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A Complex Systems Framework for Research on Leadership and Organizational Dynamics in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a historiographical analysis of major leadership and organizational development theories that have shaped our thinking about how we lead and administrate academic libraries. Drawing from behavioral, cognitive, systems, and complexity theories, this article discusses major theorists and research studies appearing over the past century. A complex systems framework is then proposed for future research on leadership and

Donald L. Gilstrap

2009-01-01

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Archimedes, Reading, and the Sustenance of Academic Research Culture in Library Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the history of academic research, library instruction, and the role of leisure, reflection, and creativity. Suggests that these cultural elements should be introduced to undergraduates and contends that deep reading, rather than information literacy competency, cultivates these elements. Examines productivity and the faculty research

Cain, Amanda

2002-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These nine articles discuss research and statistics on libraries and librarianship, including libraries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; acquisition expenditures in public, academic, special, and government libraries; price indexes; state rankings of public library data; library buildings; expenditures in school library media centers; and…

Lynch, Mary Jo; St. Lifer, Evan; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Miller, Marilyn L.; Shontz, Marilyn L.

2001-01-01

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A Complex Systems Framework for Research on Leadership and Organizational Dynamics in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a historiographical analysis of major leadership and organizational development theories that have shaped our thinking about how we lead and administrate academic libraries. Drawing from behavioral, cognitive, systems, and complexity theories, this article discusses major theorists and research studies appearing over the past…

Gilstrap, Donald L.

2009-01-01

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Introducing the College Student to Academic Inquiry: An Individualized Course in Library Research Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses a course designed to equip students to use library resources while conducting academic research. By employing the methods of individualized instruction, a minimal teaching staff can direct the learning of large groups of students. Identifiable competencies are developed and can be assessed in: (1) the critical thinking which…

Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen

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A CIRCULATION ANALYSIS OF PRINT BOOKS AND E-BOOKS IN AN ACADEMIC RESEARCH LIBRARY  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) has published this paper on e-book circulation. The study by Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Justin Littman is called "A Circulation Analysis Of Print Books And e-Books In An Academic Research Library." The study compared the usage of books available in both print and e-book format at the Duke University Libraries. They found that e-books received 11 percent more usage than the books in print, but also observed incongruity between print circulations and e-book access. Although they note that the findings cannot be generalized, they do offer some implications from the study for e-book development and the study of e-book usage in academic libraries.

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Academic Libraries and the Semantic Web: What the Future May Hold for Research-Supporting Library Catalogues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how future metadata capabilities could enable academic libraries to exploit information on the emerging Semantic Web in their library catalogues. Whereas current metadata architectures treat the Web as a simple means of interchanging bibliographic data that have been created by libraries, this paper suggests that academic

Campbell, D. Grant; Fast, Karl V.

2004-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents: "Research on Libraries/Librarianship in 1998"; "Assessment of the Role of School/Public Libraries in Support of Education Reform"; "Number of Libraries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico"; Highlights of NCES Surveys"; "Library Acquisition Expenditures, 1997-1998: United States Public, Academic, Special and Government Libraries";…

Lynch, Mary Jo; Dunn, Christina; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Jones, Emily J.

1999-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides nine articles: research on libraries and librarianship, 1997; changing faces of library education (ALA-accredited graduate program title changes); number of libraries in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; highlights of NCES surveys; library acquisition expenditures; price indexes for public and academic libraries; state rankings of selected…

Lynch, Mary Jo; Brier, David J.; Lebbin, Vickery K.; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Kremen, Maya L.; Miller, Marilyn L.; Shontz, Marilyn L.

1998-01-01

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Digitisation-on-Demand in Academic Research Libraries  

E-print Network

correspondingly varied demand is often referred to as the ‘long tail’. In business, long tale operations only become successful when the tail is well exposed to its potential market. It is argued that library services orientated around the physical object only... Aquabrowser catalogue (branded LibrarySearch) was developed, tying its bibliographic data into the copyright calculator service provided by the Open Knowledge Foundation. This was used to test the calculator and highlight issues in copyright calculation...

Chamberlain, Edmund M.

2011-10-08

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Promoting Academic Physicists, Their Students, and Their Research through Library Partnerships  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At many institutions, attracting and mentoring quality students is of key importance. Through their developing careers, typically under the tutelage of one primary faculty member, students build portfolios, prepare for graduate school, and apply to post-doc programs or faculty positions. Often though, the corpus of that primary faculty member's work is not available in a single location. This is a disadvantage both for current students, who wish to highlight the importance of their work within the context of a research group and for the department, which can miss opportunities to attract high-quality future students. Utah State University Libraries hosts a thriving institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU, which provides open access to scholarly works, research, reports, publications, and journals produced by Utah State University faculty, staff, and students. The Library and the Physics Department developed a partnership to transcend traditional library repository architecture and emphasize faculty research groups within the department. Previously, only student theses and dissertations were collected, and they were not associated with the department in any way. Now student presentations, papers, and posters appear with other faculty works all in the same research work space. This poster session highlights the features of the University's repository and describes what is required to establish a similar structure at other academic institutions. We anticipate several long-term benefits of this new structure. Students are pleased with the increased visibility of their research and with having an online presence through their "Selected Works" personal author site. Faculty are pleased with the opportunity to highlight their research and the potential to attract new students to their research groups. This new repository model also allows the library to amplify the existing scientific outreach initiatives of the physics department. One example of this is a recent exhibit created in the Library showcasing a student research group's 30-year history of sending payloads into space. The exhibit was a direct result of archiving the work of student researchers in the institutional repository. From the perspective of the Library, the benefits are also impressive. The Library is able to build its institutional repository, develop strong relations with faculty in the Physics Department, and have access to unpublished reports that otherwise might be lost. Establishing research groups' presence in DigitalCommons@USU provided an opportunity to meet with the Physics graduate students to discuss setting up online web portfolios, archiving their publications, and understanding publisher contracts. Developing partnerships between academic units and libraries is one more method to reach out to potential students, promote research, and showcase the talents of faculty and students. Using the Library's institutional repository to do this is beneficial for everyone.

Rozum, B.; Wesolek, A.

2012-12-01

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How Academic Libraries Reach Users on Facebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

Facebook is an extremely popular social networking site with college students. Many academic libraries have created their Facebook profiles to reach more users. This article studies the Facebook presence of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions, particularly academic ones. Their Facebook pages are analyzed comprehensively in terms of content, launch time, and popularity. The majority of these libraries maintain

Gang Wan

2011-01-01

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Half Empty or Half Full? Staffing Trends in Academic Libraries at U.S. Research Universities, 2000-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is a quantitative analysis of FTE staffing levels at academic libraries at 176 U.S. research universities between 2000 and 2008. Results showed that overall staffing levels at these libraries declined but that the average number of professional librarian FTE positions modestly increased. Other professional staff positions increased at a…

Stewart, Christopher

2010-01-01

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Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the use of telephone interviews within academic libraries by surveying the 112 academic institutional members of the Association of Research Libraries to identify how telephone interviews are utilized. By comparing the literature to the research results, the authors conclude with best practices for telephone interviews.…

Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

2009-01-01

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Research Writing UTS LIBRARY  

E-print Network

Research Writing UTS LIBRARY February 2013 Academic Writing Guide Part 4 ­ Research Writing: This section outlines the process of writing a research proposal. #12;2 IV Research Writing 1. Research structure of a research proposal..................................................... 3 1. 1. 1 Table

University of Technology, Sydney

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Adoption of Web 2.0 in US Academic Libraries: A Survey of ARL Library Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to survey the web sites of the academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) regarding the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies. Design/methodology/approach: The websites of 100 member academic libraries of the Association of Research Libraries (USA) were surveyed. Findings: All libraries were found to be…

Mahmood, Khalid; Richardson, John V., Jr.

2011-01-01

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Using Pedestrian Choice Research to Facilitate Resource Engagement in a Midsized Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a 1-year period, visitors to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida St. Petersburg were observed regarding how they negotiated through the first floor and interacted with the library resources and educational displays. Pedestrian choice research was applied to the library to better understand visitor movement and…

van Beynen, Kaya; Pettijohn, Patricia; Carrel, Marcy

2010-01-01

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Duane Webster's Contribution to Organization Development in Academic and Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Duane Webster is a visionary leader who, throughout his career, has had a significant impact on the improvement of libraries and librarianship. His work to establish the Association of Research Library's (ARL) Office of Management Studies (OMS) and its several organizational improvement programs laid the foundation for organization development in libraries. These programs included a series of management and leadership

Maureen Sullivan

2009-01-01

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Library Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook, designed for a Library Research course at Yavapai College, provides 15 lessons in advanced library reference skills. Each lesson provides explanatory text and reinforcement exercises. After Lesson I introduces specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias (e.g., for foreign languages, medicine, music, economics, social sciences, and…

Wright, Nancy Kirkpatrick

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What's the Value of an Academic Library? The Development of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Comprehensive Research Review and Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an overview of the process undertaken in the US during 2009/10 in developing a major report on the value of academic libraries. A summary of the key findings and recommendations from the report are also provided. While very much focused on the US situation, the author feels the findings may well have resonance elsewhere,…

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

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Handheld Libraries 101: Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2009 "Horizon Report" called mobile technologies "an opportunity for higher education to reach its constituents in new and compelling ways." The report implied that academic libraries would find them to be the ideal tools for bringing reluctant researchers to the library, mainly for their convenience. It's not hard to see why--in 2008, mobile…

Kosturski, Kate; Skornia, Frank

2011-01-01

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Duane Webster's Contribution to Organization Development in Academic and Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Duane Webster is a visionary leader who, throughout his career, has had a significant impact on the improvement of libraries and librarianship. His work to establish the Association of Research Library's (ARL) Office of Management Studies (OMS) and its several organizational improvement programs laid the foundation for organization development in…

Sullivan, Maureen

2009-01-01

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Cost and Benefits of Federal Depository Status for Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A cost analysis study of the Association of Research Libraries' member institutions who have depository status was conducted in order to evaluate the benefits received from the federal depository system. Information received from a small sample of the member libraries provides the basis for discussion of costs and benefits. Cost factors considered…

Faull, Sandra K.

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Making Sense of an Academic Library Web Site: Toward a More Usable Interface for University Researchers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library patrons familiar with Web searching conventions often find library searching to be less familiar and even intimidating. This article describes and evaluates a series of usability research studies employing two different and popular methodologies: user-centered redesign and usability testing. Card sorting and affinity mapping were used to…

Kitalong, Karla Saari; Hoeppner, Athena; Scharf, Meg

2008-01-01

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From Electronic Library to a Learning Center in the Academic Library: Integrating Traditional and New Uses in the Library Workstation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Questionnaires and computerized observations were used to measure purposes for visiting the academic library and uses made on its workstations. The research was done among 1004 users in Israel. The findings show that non-library uses are the major activity on academic library workstations and that libraries with large number of workstations are more exposed to this trend. It appears that

Snunith Shoham; Nurit Roitberg

2005-01-01

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From Electronic Library to a Learning Center in the Academic Library: Integrating Traditional and New Uses in the Library Workstation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Questionnaires and computerized observations were used to measure purposes for visiting the academic library and uses made on its workstations. The research was done among 1004 users in Israel. The findings show that non-library uses are the major activity on academic library workstations and that libraries with large number of workstations are…

Shoham, Snunith; Roitberg N.

2005-01-01

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Translational Researchers' Perceptions of Data Management Practices and Data Curation Needs: Findings from a Focus Group in an Academic Health Sciences Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How translational researchers use data is becoming an important support function for libraries to understand. Libraries' roles in this increasingly complex area of Web librarianship are often unclearly defined. The authors conducted two focus groups with physicians and researchers at an academic medical center, the UCLA David Geffen School of…

Bardyn, Tania P.; Resnick, Taryn; Camina, Susan K.

2012-01-01

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The Researcher's Journey: Scholarly Navigation of an Academic Library Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative study of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library's Web site identified the ways in which students and faculty of the University of Montana used the site for research purposes. This study employed open-ended interview questions and observations to spontaneously capture a user's experience in researching topics in which they…

McCann, Steve; Ravas, Tammy; Zoellner, Kate

2010-01-01

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Support Staff Input in Academic Library Decision Making.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A structured questionnaire was mailed to the directors (n=124) of all of the academic libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to obtain information on the status of participative management for support staff groups in major research libraries. Thirty of the 69 library administrators responding to the survey report that…

Kozsely, Marianne Gabriella

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Discovering Jewish Studies Collections in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. colleges and universities offering non-sectarian educational programs in Jewish Studies rely on the support of their academic libraries for research materials and library services. For college libraries which use Library of Congress Classification scheme, it is a common practice to integrate "studies" resources into their…

Taler, Izabella

2014-01-01

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University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on university and other research libraries, presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The Impact of Technology on Users of Academic and Research Libraries," in which C. Lee Jones (United States) focuses on the impact of technical advances in computing and telecommunication…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

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Transforming administration in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional hierarchical administrative structure in academic libraries is in internal conflict with its own culture and is ineffective in dealing with a rapidly changing environment. This structure must become a more balanced type, a proposal for which is made here, based upon the literature in organizational behavior and leadership.

Sion M. Honea

1997-01-01

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Assessing Library Automation and Virtual Library Development in Four Academic Libraries in Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines the level of library automation and virtual library development in four academic libraries. A validated questionnaire was used to capture the responses from academic librarians of the libraries under study. The paper discovers that none of the four academic libraries is fully automated. The libraries make use of librarians with…

Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

2011-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics. Research on Libraries and Librarianship in 2001; Number of Libraries in the United States and Canada; Highlights of NCES Surveys; Library Acquisition Expenditures, 2000-2001: U.S. Public, Academic, Special, and Government Libraries; LJ Budget Report: The New Wariness; Price Indexes for Public and Academic Libraries; Library Buildings 2001: Keep on Constructin'; Expenditures for Resources in School Library Media Centers, 1999-2000: New Money, Old Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents eight articles that discuss research on libraries and librarianship; number of libraries in the U.S. and Canada; highlights of NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) surveys; library acquisition expenditures; budgets; price indexes; library buildings construction; and expenditures for school library media center resources. (LRW)

Lynch, Mary Jo; Oder, Norman; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee; Miller, Marilyn L.; Schontz, Marilyn L.

2002-01-01

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Academic Libraries in Australia and Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares academic libraries in Japan and Australia in three areas: general background (number of libraries, financial support, size of collections, and student/staff ratios); the role of libraries (services offered, library instruction, accessibility, library cooperation, and expenditures); and library staffs (qualifications of directors, staff…

Ito, Megumi

1987-01-01

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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library use is strongly linked with student persistence in higher education, and Latino students have lower rates of academic library use and proficiency than other racial/ethnic groups of students. This study explores Latino undergraduate students' perceptions of the academic library and library staff and identifies the conditions which impede or…

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement: A Research Study Based on Responses from Administrators in Idaho  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Where administrators value strong library programs and can see them doing their part for student success, students are more likely to thrive academically. This is the over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the latest study of the impact of school libraries--this one in Idaho. The study included survey responses from 176 principals and…

Lance, Keith Curry; Rodney, Marcia J.; Schwarz, Bill

2010-01-01

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Building Next Generation Video Game Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most academic libraries do not yet have gaming collections, let alone gaming services and facilities that support the unique and growing teaching and research needs of campus environments. Academic libraries in particular need to start thinking about developing the next generation of gaming collections and services. This article examines the…

Laskowski, Mary; Ward, David

2009-01-01

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A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the early 1990s, numerous academic libraries adopted the web as a communication tool with users. The literature on academic library websites includes research on both design and navigation. Early studies typically focused on design characteristics, since websites initially merely provided information on the services and collections available in…

Blummer, Barbara

2007-01-01

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Undergraduates' academic information and library behaviors: preliminary results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper proposes to present preliminary findings from a larger study which examine and describe five issues of undergraduates' academic information and library behaviors: where students begin their research; how they evaluate online sources; what library resources they use; what formats they prefer for reading academic material; and specific laptop behaviors. Student perspectives on these issues and their

Diane Mizrachi

2010-01-01

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Recommendations for Benchmarking Web Site Usage among Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help library directors and Web developers create a benchmarking program to compare statistics of academic Web sites, the authors analyzed the Web server log files of 14 university science and engineering libraries. Recommends a centralized voluntary reporting structure coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and a method for…

Hightower, Christy; Sih, Julie; Tilghman, Adam

1998-01-01

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.4202/app.2009.0036 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders-00113.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions, and presses. Your use

Yoder, John I.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1651/10-3376.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1644/12-MAMM-A-225.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders-D-11-00065.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides a sustainable online platform for over 170 journals and books published by nonprofit

Miller, James R.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions, and presses. Your use

Palmer, Margaret A.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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Deng, Xing-Wang

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connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.2108/zsj.29.662 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

Takada, Shoji

68

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.5.20 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions, and presses. Your use

Kurapov, Alexander

71

Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library webmasters in medium-sized academic libraries were surveyed about their educational backgrounds, job responsibilities, and training and experience levels in Web development. The article summarizes the findings of the survey with recommendations for libraries and library and information science programs. (Contains 7 tables, 5 figures,and 5…

Kneip, Jason

2007-01-01

72

Academic library user education in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of academic libraries is changing and expanding in China. Education reform in higher education has initiated many changes in the universities. Developing information technology has enabled academic libraries to move from traditional paper-based environments toward networked-electronic ones. A great number of global information resources are available to libraries now. Tsinghua University’s library, for example, has built an integrated

Ping Sun; Hannelore B. Rader

1999-01-01

73

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Irvin, Nicola A.

74

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Borsdorf, Axel

75

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Kurapov, Alexander

76

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Zavaleta, Erika

77

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Takada, Shoji

78

IFLA General Conference, 1984. General Research Libraries Division. Section on Parliamentary Libraries; Section on Public Libraries; Section on University and Other General Research Libraries. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on government libraries, public libraries, and research libraries presented at the 1984 IFLA general conference include: (1) "Library Services for Research" (Maria S. Pla de Menendez, Colombia); (2) "Interlibrary Loans, Present and Future: A Consideration for Academic Library Management" (Geoffrey G. Allen, Australia); (3) "The…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

79

Research Libraries Catalog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The library catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library (CATNYP) is available for searching via telnet. The catalog includes materials added to the collection since 1971, as well as some materials acquired before 1971. The Research Libraries include four centers: the Center for the Humanities, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA), the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science and Industry Business Library (SIBL). The collections of these libraries contain 38.8 million items, including 11.8 million books. Note, however, that the Research Libraries' collections are for onsite use. telnet://nyplgate.nypl.org/ login: nypl The Research Libraries' catalog is menu pick "2". Telnet to nyplgate.nypl.org and login: nypl For information about the individual Research Libraries: http://www.nypl.org/research/research.html

80

Academic medical center libraries on the Web.  

PubMed

Academic medical center libraries are moving towards publishing electronically, utilizing networked technologies, and creating digital libraries. The catalyst for this movement has been the Web. An analysis of academic medical center library Web pages was undertaken to assess the information created and communicated in early 1997. A summary of present uses and suggestions for future applications is provided. A method for evaluating and describing the content of library Web sites was designed. The evaluation included categorizing basic information such as description and access to library services, access to commercial databases, and use of interactive forms. The main goal of the evaluation was to assess original resources produced by these libraries. PMID:9803298

Tannery, N H; Wessel, C B

1998-10-01

81

Strategic Plan July 2013--June 2015 The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library--bringing people and information  

E-print Network

urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching to the knowledge base of the profession; · evaluation and continuous improvement; · open, clear, and honest research library--bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading

Hemmers, Oliver

82

24-Hour Academic Libraries: Adjusting to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the adaptive measures that academic libraries perform when implementing and operating a 24-hour schedule. Five in-depth interviews were conducted with current managerial-level librarians at 24-hour academic libraries. The exploratory interviews revealed similar measures for security, budgeting, employee…

Bowman, Adam C.

2013-01-01

83

Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An ongoing project at Mercer University's Regional Academic Center Libraries illustrates how utilizing established assessment guidelines, stakeholder input, and a clear understanding of audience and curriculum needs may all be used to optimize a collection. Academic branch libraries often have clear collection development limitations in terms of…

Poole, Julie

2009-01-01

84

Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

An ongoing project at Mercer University's Regional Academic Center Libraries illustrates how utilizing established assessment guidelines, stakeholder input, and a clear understanding of audience and curriculum needs may all be used to optimize a collection. Academic branch libraries often have clear collection development limitations in terms of space and funding along with a specialized audience to serve. Quantitative and qualitative

Julie Poole

2009-01-01

85

Accreditation, ROI, and the Online Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's academic libraries must demonstrate their value to cost-conscious university administrators. Budget trade-off decisions that involve the library can be difficult for any university administrator to make, and such decisions are complicated by the recent appearance of massive global digital libraries that seem poised to replace the…

Stielow, Fred

2011-01-01

86

Leadership of Academic Libraries: A Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review synthesizes what is known about the characteristics and leadership style of university librarians and academic library directors. It is the leadership of the library that determines whether a philosophy and vision are articulated and to what extent they are implemented. Leadership influences a library's effectiveness, institutional…

Weiner, Sharon Gray

2003-01-01

87

Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The objective of this study is to apply J. Richard Hackman's framework on team effectiveness to academic medical library settings.\\u000aMethods: The study uses a qualitative, multiple case study design, employing interviews and focus groups to examine team effectiveness in three academic medical libraries. Another site was selected as a pilot to validate the research design, field procedures, and

Elaine Russo Martin

2006-01-01

88

Creating an Academic Library for the Twenty-First Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Bruce Miller took up the position of head librarian at the University of California, Merced in 2001, the plan for the new library was to use the University of California (UC) system's rich base of support as a launching pad for something great and extraordinary: a model academic research library for the twenty-first century. This article…

Barclay, Donald A.

2007-01-01

89

Revitalizing Traditional Information Literacy Instruction: Exploring Games in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Future Voices in Public Services column is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell of their visions for the profession, or to tell of research that is…

Margino, Megan

2013-01-01

90

Professional Development of Academic Library Professionals in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper aims to bring out the problems and prospects of the professional development opportunities of academic library professionals in the Universities in Kerala. The study is a part of research undertaken to survey the professional development activities and educational needs of library professionals in the major Universities of Kerala in the…

Mathew, K. Susan; Baby, M. D.; Pillai, S. Sreerekha

2011-01-01

91

Work of the Web Weavers: Web Development in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the library's Web site has become a standard tool for seeking information and conducting research in academic institutions, there are a variety of ways libraries approach the often challenging--and sometimes daunting--process of Web site development and maintenance. Three librarians at Western Michigan University explored issues related…

Bundza, Maira; Vander Meer, Patricia Fravel; Perez-Stable, Maria A.

2009-01-01

92

NASA/DOD Aerospace Knowledge Diffusion Research Project. Report 10: Summary report to phase 3 academic library respondents including frequency distributions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Phase 3 of a 4 part study was undertaken to study the use of scientific and technical information (STI) in the academic aerospace community. Phase 3 of this project used three questionnaires that were sent to three groups (i.e., faculty, librarians, and students) in the academic aerospace community. Specific attention was paid to the types of STI used and the methods in which academic users acquire STI. The responses of the academic libraries are focussed on herein. Demographic information on academic aerospace libraries is provided. Data regarding NASA interaction with academic aerospace libraries is also included, as is the survey instrument.

Pinelli, Thomas E.; Kennedy, John M.; White, Terry F.

1991-01-01

93

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to  

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1676/11-043.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies, associations, museums, institutions

Phillips, John B.

96

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Alwes, Frederike

97

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.3120/0024-9637-59.1.29 URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.3120/0024-9637-59.1.29 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofitOne provides a sustainable online platform for over 170 journals and books published by nonprofit societies

Aspbury, Andrea S. - Department of Biology, Texas State University

98

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MacDonald, Lee

99

Archimedes, reading, and the sustenance of academic research culture in library instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leisure, reflection, and creativity have sustained a culture of research and scholarship throughout much of academia’s history. This article argues that these cultural elements should be introduced to the present generation of undergraduates and contends that “deep” reading, rather than information literacy competency, cultivates these elements.

Amanda Cain

2002-01-01

100

Digital image library development in academic environment  

E-print Network

1 Digital image library development in academic environment: designing and testing usability of Computer Science at the American University of Paris, France. She can be reached at: croda@aup.fr Ann Murphy Borel is the Academic Resources Centre Director and Librarian at the American University of Paris

Corran, Ruth

101

Academic Libraries and Regional Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries should follow the practice adopted by some academic institutions during recent periods of economic scarcity and develop economic and political ties with the business community, a partnership that could provide genuine benefits for members of the business community, elected officials, and academia. An example of such cooperation…

Fiscella, Joan B.; Ringel, Joan D.

102

Social Networking Tools for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff's perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university…

Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Du, Helen S.

2013-01-01

103

A Profile of Academic Libraries in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents overview of common characteristics and problems of academic libraries in China which operate under rules issued from the central government in Beijing. Discussion covers building design, furniture and equipment, budgets and salaries, personnel management, collection development, library materials, use rate, effects of the Cultural…

Yeh, Thomas Y.

1985-01-01

104

Why Aren't E-Books Gaining More Ground in Academic Libraries? E-Book Use and Perceptions: A Review of Published Literature and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

E-books have yet to assume a significant place in academic library collections. This article focuses on extracting common themes from the literature that might help the reader better understand why e-books have not yet become the cornerstone of the academic library. Patrons do not use e-books because they find the experience of using e-books…

Slater, Robert

2010-01-01

105

Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways: A Guide to Design & Space Decisions. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, based on research about libraries around the country, provides tools that can be used for planning and building an academic library space that streamlines access to information. It explains how to incorporate the latest innovations in academic library facility design; how to make the facility flexible for changing information technology…

Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.

106

Factors affecting customer relationship management practices in Thai academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates and analyzes the factors affecting customer relationship management (CRM) practices in Thai academic libraries. The research conceptual framework focuses on factors affecting CRM practices was developed using Combe (2004)’s study on assessing CRM strategies. Mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative approaches were used as a research methodology. Data was collected by using the interview and survey techniques with

Piyawan Siriprasoetsin; Kulthida Tuamsuk; Cholabhat Vongprasert

107

Collegial Leadership in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three college libraries developed alternative mod- els of library management derived from the aca- demic departmental model of shared governance. Each college's model reflects institutional cultures but shares certain philosophical assumptions. This presentation will provide case studies of the de- velopment of these models and will explore the benefits of such models as well as the practical challenges.

David Lesniaski; Barbara Fister; Steve McKinzie

108

Developing Multiculturalism in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The strong emphasis of technology is slowly diminishing the importance of the human element in libraries. The current changes in population demand cultural sensitivity training in all walks of life. Libraries and librarians have a role to play. They need to cope with the multicultural environment by understanding the basics of multiculturalism and…

Helms, Cynthia Mae

109

Welcome to the National Wetlands Research Center Library: Not Just Another Library-A Special Library  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Libraries are grouped into four major types: public, school, academic, and special. The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) library is classified as a special library because it is sponsored by the Federal government, and the collections focus on a specific subject. The NWRC library is the only USGS library dedicated to wetland science. Library personnel offer expert research services to meet the informational needs of NWRC scientists, managers, and support personnel. The NWRC library participates in international cataloging and resource sharing, which allows libraries from throughout the world to borrow from its collections. This sharing facilitates the research of other governmental agencies, universities, and those interested in the study of wetlands.

Broussard, Linda

2007-01-01

110

Becoming an Academic Researcher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The neo-liberal restructuring of academia justifies research concerning what constitutes academic work, what it means to be an academic researcher and how researchers manoeuvre in academia. The aim of this article is to investigate how this reshaping of higher education affects how research careers are formed and impacts on "becoming…

Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan

2014-01-01

111

The Academic Library as Ministry; The University Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Catholic University educators stress the need for quality education and accountability. "Compassionate excellence" can be achieved by the library's self-evaluation, meeting needs of users in a constantly changing environment, promotion of a service rather than a place, and becoming involved in the academic planning of an institution. (CDD)

Blackman, Betty J.

1986-01-01

112

Serial Killers: Academic Libraries Respond to Soaring Costs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses ways in which academic libraries are responding to rising costs of serials. Topics addressed include pricing by publishers; the effect of journal cancellations on research activities; interlibrary loans and document delivery services; coordinated cancelling; electronic journals; and experiences at the University of Arizona. (LRW)

McCarthy, Paul

1994-01-01

113

Adoption of Library 2.0 Functionalities by Academic Libraries and Users: A Knowledge Management Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the adoption of Library 2.0 functionalities by academic libraries and users through a knowledge management perspective. Based on randomly selected 230 academic library Web sites and 184 users, the authors found RSS and blogs are widely adopted by academic libraries while users widely utilized the bookmark function.…

Kim, Yong-Mi; Abbas, June

2010-01-01

114

Academic health sciences libraries, then and now.  

PubMed

We have made no attempt to compare academic health science libraries along other criteria. Collections and services are not always congruent with budgets; nor do we imply that bigger is better. It is much more expensive to operate a library today than in 1962. In addition, building backfiles is not usually required for a library that has been collecting, even modestly, for fifty to one hundred years. In summary, the eastern seaboard health science libraries generally declined in rank, whereas those in the midwest, southwest, and west either remained in rank order or increased in rank. Exceptions are in North and South Carolina. Although this socioeconomic shift is interesting, the more relevant finding is the narrowing range. In 1962 the median health science library budget was one-sixth as large as that of top-ranked UC-SF. Whereas UC-SF's budget has shown a six-fold increase over twenty years, the median library's budget has shown a twelve-fold increase. The gap between the annual budgets of the top-ranked schools and those in the bottom half of the range remains substantial but is apparently closing. It is anticipated that during the next two decades relatively few dollars will separate the annual budgets of the top ten or twenty academic health science libraries from those at the other end of the spectrum. PMID:6375779

Timour, J A

1984-04-01

115

Marketing Academic Libraries: A Necessary Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To coordinate an academic-library marketing effort effectively, a comprehensive plan is essential. A traditional marketing plan consists of four activities: determining what to promote, defining target audiences, choosing type of outreach, and evaluating program. Suggestions for promotional activities, forms of publicity, and examples from the…

Dodsworth, Ellen

1998-01-01

116

Serving Deaf Students in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This transcript contains the text of a speech and five panel presentations on the problems of people with hearing impairments and the provision of academic library instruction to deaf students. Herbert W. Larson describes: methods for effectively communicating with the deaf; the use of signing, lip reading, and interpreters; colleges for the deaf;…

1983

117

Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors recount experiences of the variety of problems and issues involved in providing access to electronic journals in a large academic library. The paper excludes concerns emanating from decisions to subscribe to aggregations such as those produced by vendors like EBSCO, but concentrates on scholarly journals ordered individually, or as…

Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

2007-01-01

118

Collecting comic books for an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comic books are finally being recognized as a scholarly medium in literature, art, history, popular culture, and many other fields of study. Blanket disapproval of comic books, however, continues in all but a few academic libraries. Librarians do face philosophical and practical challenges to acquiring comic books, but it is both possible and desirable to do so. Valuable selection tools

Chris Matz

2004-01-01

119

Attribution Theory and Academic Library Performance Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses problems with performance evaluations in academic libraries and examines attribution theory, a sociopsychological theory which helps explain how biases may arise in the performance-evaluation process and may be responsible for producing serious and unrecognized inequities. Considers fairness in performance evaluation and differential…

Gedeon, Julie A.; Rubin, Richard E.

1999-01-01

120

Management for change in acquisitions in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries worldwide have been utilizing the Internet to enhance collections, expand services and improve operations. Internet resources and services, such as e-mail, online public access catalogs, publishers’ catalogs, electronic resources, multimedia encyclopedias, and dictionaries are becoming common and useful collection-building tools in many libraries, especially academic libraries. This paper discusses the essential elements of management for change in academic

Moid A. Siddiqui

2003-01-01

121

Renovations in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes elements contributing to the evolution of the present Sigmund Samuel Library, University of Toronto, Canada, including reasons for renovation, committee deliberations, purchasing of equipment, and problems encountered during the actual renovation and moving of materials. Two references are cited. (EJS)

Laidlaw, Sheila

1982-01-01

122

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces the history of student academic library employees and reviews the related literature on the changing role of library student assistants. Highlights include changes in libraries' organizational structures; and administrative issues concerning recruitment, interviewing, training, motivation, and employee retention. (LRW)

Constantinou, Constantia

1998-01-01

123

Ebooks in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

E-books are in the news-new developments, new companies, new mergers, and new technology. The Association of American Publishers predicts that in five years, 28 million people will be using electronic devices to read books. Microsoft predicts that during the next year over 1 million ebooks will be available. (Peek 46,48) Just what does this mean to libraries, in particular, what

Jackie Dowdy

124

International Students' Perception of Library Services and Information Resources in Chinese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the growth of international student enrollment in Chinese universities, user perception has become an area of developing research in academic libraries. China's policy of opening up has led to the education and economic reforms allowing major universities to enroll international students. These changes have created an increasing need for…

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

125

Library Use and Undergraduate Student Outcomes: New Evidence for Students' Retention and Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…

Soria, Krista M.; Fransen, Jan; Nackerud, Shane

2013-01-01

126

Academia: A Online Magazine and Resource for Academic Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Academia: A Monthly Online Magazine of Academic Titles and Information," is provided by YBP Library Services. This publication, which is aimed at academic librarians, includes lists of University Press best sellers based on the University Press titles most in demand by academic libraries; academic essentials monthly lists of books pertaining to one subject; academic best sellers based on demand by academic libraries; and a huge upcoming books list, sorted into 100 subject areas and by academic level. Each entry in the upcoming lists includes author, title, publisher, ISBN, and price. Some entries include Dewey and/or LC classification.

127

LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE  

E-print Network

LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE Annual Report 1996-97 The Library administration of the Library and perform[ing] such other duties relative to the Library as may be committed to the Division." · In accordance with this charge, the Library Committee took action on the following topics

California at Berkeley, University of

128

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Google Scholar is a free service that provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly works and to connect patrons with the resources libraries provide. The researchers in this study analyzed Google Scholar usage data from 2006 for three library tools at San Francisco State University: SFX link resolver, Web Access Management proxy server,…

Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

2012-01-01

129

This Changes Everything: Transforming the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Library users and their expectations for services and collections have changed. Among the factors driving change are: networked technologies, powerful search engines available to all, social technologies and the digitization of everything, to name a few. A research university library staff reorganized to meet changed expectations and succeeded in transforming the organization and its culture. This article describes alterations in

Sarah C. Michalak

2012-01-01

130

Digital reference service: trends in academic health science libraries.  

PubMed

Two years after the initial 2002 study, a greater number of academic health science libraries are offering digital reference chat services, and this number appears poised to grow in the coming years. This 2004 follow-up study found that 36 (27%) of the academic health science libraries examined provide digital chat reference services; this was an approximately 6% increase over the 25 libraries (21%) located in 2002. Trends in digital reference services in academic health science libraries were derived from the exploration of academic health science library Web sites and from digital correspondence with academic health science library personnel using e-mail and chat. This article presents an overview of the current state of digital reference service in academic health science libraries. PMID:15760830

Dee, Cheryl R

2005-01-01

131

Beyond Library Walls: Embedding Librarians in Academic Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's academic library provides resources that users can access both physically in the library and virtually from academic offices. This increasing availability of online access means that information resources are no longer confined within library walls and librarians need to rethink how their constituents' information needs are being met.…

Matava, Tobie; Coffey, Dan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey

2010-01-01

132

Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries customize, support, and provide access to myriad information systems, each with complex graphical user interfaces. The number of possible information entry points on an academic library Web site is both daunting to the end-user and consistently challenging to library Web site designers. Faced with the challenges inherent in…

Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

2008-01-01

133

Phase I Final Report on Study of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phase I involves two questionnaire surveys aimed at identifying all academic library consortia in higher education and, within this univerise, providing a list of participating libraries and services. The major product of this phase is a "Directory of Academic Library Consortia." The descriptions of the individual tasks outlined in this Phase I…

De Lanoy, Diana D.; Cuadra, Carlos A.

134

Academic Writing Research Papers  

E-print Network

See over Academic Writing Research Papers Four important things to remember ... 1. Writing a research paper is a process--so you sometimes have to backtrack. It requires patience and time management. 2. Start your research early. 3. Ask for help from the Reference desk and the Student Learning

135

NUIT Academic & Research Technologies  

E-print Network

Kerl Mike Curtis Mgr Video & Collaboration Services Technology Engineering & Design Course Mgt/ Training Spec Kelly Roark Joe Paris Associate Director for Research Computing (see next page) For internal Vacant #12;NUIT Academic & Research Technologies Joe Paris Associate Director for Research Computing HPC

Shahriar, Selim

136

Measuring Croatian public and academic library culture : Interviews with library directors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to present the results of interviews conducted with public library directors and academic Chief Librarians on various topics connected with library quality in order to determine the library culture in those libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Semi-structured interviews were conducted with ten library directors. Findings – These interviews represent some of the findings of the project “Evaluation

Kornelija Petr Balog

2009-01-01

137

Library Automation: A Survey of Leading Academic and Public Libraries in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of this survey of 26 public and academic libraries of national stature show that the country's major libraries are fully committed to automating their library operations. Major findings of the survey show that: (1) all libraries surveyed are involved in automation; (2) all libraries surveyed have automated their catalogs and bibliographic…

Mann, Thomas W., Jr.; And Others

138

Center for Research Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located on Chicago's South Side, the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. The CRL was founded in 1949, and since then it has expanded its work to include digital preservation and access projects. Visitors with an interest in the world of information sciences can click on the Archiving & Preservation area to learn about the CRL's scholarly work on digital archives and ongoing projects. The Collections area gives visitors access to groups of documents about a variety of topics like colonial-era newspapers in Africa, the activities of the Brazilian government, and pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution of 1848. Scholars will find the Topic Guides area very useful as well. These guides survey types of source materials in broad collection areas, including African studies, human rights, anthropology, and two dozen other areas. Finally, visitors can sign up to follow the CRL on Twitter and a range of other social media outlets.

139

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increased mention of journal clubs in the library literature and the recent creation of clubs at the authors' institutions sparked curiosity about how widespread they are in academic libraries. An online survey announced on library listservs assessed their prevalence and practices. Library journal clubs promote current awareness, analysis skills,…

Young, Philip; Vilelle, Luke

2011-01-01

140

Knowledge exchange and community engagement: an academic library perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to document the strategies and initiatives developed in a major Asian academic library, aiming to enhance the library's role in promoting knowledge exchange and community wellbeing. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines the library's role in knowledge exchange at the university. It highlights a series of initiatives undertaken by the library that serve to promote community

Peter E. Sidorko; Tina T. Yang

2011-01-01

141

Students' Perception of Fine Increases for Overdue Library Books in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The imposition of fines in academic libraries for overdue books is a global phenomenon and penalties for overdue books have been levied by libraries for centuries. The study reported here surveyed students' perception of increases in fines imposed by the management of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library in the academic year 2002/2003. 1,500 respondents…

Ajayi, N. A.; Okunlola, A. A.

2005-01-01

142

Academic Libraries: Myths and Realities. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (3rd, Seattle, Washington, April 4-7, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 56 papers in this proceedings are divided into three groups--theme, alternative format, and contributed papers. Myths and realities are explored in the first group as they relate to university, college, community, and junior college libraries, and to private sector information utilities. The conference wrap-up session is included in this…

Dodson, Suzanne C., Ed.; Menges, Gary L., Ed.

143

ARL Profiles: Research Libraries 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current ARL report summarizes a multi-year effort that captures evidence in the form of narrative profiles as it delivers the message of the value and contributions of research libraries during transformative times. When ARL library directors were interviewed in 2005 and asked to describe a research library in the 21st century, there was…

Potter, William Gray; Cook, Colleen; Kyrillidou, Martha

2011-01-01

144

Modeling Information Diffusion in Academic Libraries: Managing Peer Engagement as a Complex Dynamic System  

E-print Network

System 1 Modeling Information Diffusion in Academic Libraries: Managing Peer EngagementModeling Information Diffusion in Academic Libraries: Managing Peer Engagement as a Complex Dynamic Center, Baruch College. #12;Modeling Information Diffusion in Academic Libraries: Managing Peer

Rosen, Jay

145

The Management of Change and Improvement in Academic Library Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As academic libraries increase in size and become more complex, their organization tends to become more bureaucratic in nature and resistant to change. This paper describes a range of both internal and external strategies which have been used to introduce constructive change into the management of academic libraries in North America and the major…

Webster, Duane

146

Hiring and Recruitment Practices in Academic Libraries: Problems and Solutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries need to change their recruiting and hiring procedures to stay competitive in today's changing marketplace. To be more competitive and effective in their recruitment and hiring processes, academic libraries must foster manageable internal solutions, look to other professions for effective hiring techniques and models, and employ…

Raschke, Gregory K.

2003-01-01

147

Ten Indicators of Vitality in Smaller Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a means of quickly ascertaining the relative health of smaller academic libraries by presenting a top ten list of vitality indicators. The list is based on an observational convenience sampling of thirty smaller academic libraries across the United States. The indicators making the list were those which appeared most often in…

Pappas, David

2009-01-01

148

Academic libraries in transition: some leadership issues – a viewpoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Academic libraries, in general and more specifically in Africa, are at varying stages of decline: they are gradually being dislodged as top “go-to” places. This paper aims to suggest that leaders of academic libraries turn to the private sector to learn strategies through which this decline can be stopped or even reversed. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The aim of this

Robert Moropa

2010-01-01

149

Social Bookmarking in Academic Libraries: Trends and Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an exploration of the potential utilization of social bookmarking web sites by academic libraries. These web sites, which allow users and organizations to create accounts for bookmarking online content, provide academic libraries tools to collaborate and network, organize and share electronic resources and teach information…

Redden, Carla S.

2010-01-01

150

Progress toward Subject Specialization in Korean Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Interest in subject specialists in academic libraries has recently been increasing. After being a trend in the West in the 1960s, interest declined in this method of service provision in academic libraries until its recent return to prominence in the last decade. The purpose of this article is to introduce the current movement of Korean…

Noh, Dong-Jo; Kim, Sung-Jin; Ahn, In-Ja; Noh, Younghee

2011-01-01

151

In Support of Reading: Reading Outreach Programs at Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Encouraging pleasure reading is not traditionally seen as the role of academic libraries. Those students who take time for reading, however, are better poised to succeed in college. Declining rates in reading among young people are cause for alarm, and many libraries at academic institutions are developing programs to promote this pastime. This…

Mahaffy, Mardi

2009-01-01

152

Explaining User Satisfaction with Academic Libraries: Strategic Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes and tests a five-factor model (demeanor, competence, resources, responsiveness, tangibles) to explain user satisfaction with academic libraries. Students using the services of three academic libraries in Erie, Pennsylvania were surveyed over a period of three semesters. Five tables show results. (AEF)

Andaleeb, Syed Saad; Simmonds, Patience L.

1998-01-01

153

Open Access in China and Its Effect on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

OA is to become the future of academic library exchanges in China. With the government's support and promotion of OA, more and more Chinese academic libraries have been committed to participating in OA. The rapid development of OA not only has changed the model of traditional scholarly communication and brought a free communication environment of…

Hu, Dehua; Luo, Aijing; Liu, Haixia

2013-01-01

154

Academic Libraries: 2006. First Look. NCES 2008-337  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2006 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. An academic library is defined as an entity in a postsecondary institution that provides all of the following: An…

Holton, Barbara; Hardesty, Laura; O'Shea, Patricia

2008-01-01

155

Academic Libraries: 2004. First Look. NCES 2007-301  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2004 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). An academic library is defined as an entity in a postsecondary institution that provides all of the following: An organized collection of printed or other materials,…

Holton, Barbara; Vaden, Kaleen; O'Shea, Patricia

2006-01-01

156

Team effectiveness in academic medical libraries: a multiple case study*  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The objective of this study is to apply J. Richard Hackman's framework on team effectiveness to academic medical library settings. Methods: The study uses a qualitative, multiple case study design, employing interviews and focus groups to examine team effectiveness in three academic medical libraries. Another site was selected as a pilot to validate the research design, field procedures, and methods to be used with the cases. In all, three interviews and twelve focus groups, with approximately seventy-five participants, were conducted at the case study libraries. Findings: Hackman identified five conditions leading to team effectiveness and three outcomes dimensions that defined effectiveness. The participants in this study identified additional characteristics of effectiveness that focused on enhanced communication, leadership personality and behavior, and relationship building. The study also revealed an additional outcome dimension related to the evolution of teams. Conclusions: Introducing teams into an organization is not a trivial matter. Hackman's model of effectiveness has implications for designing successful library teams. PMID:16888659

Russo Martin, Elaine

2006-01-01

157

The Academic Library in the Life of Undergraduate: An Investigation of Undergraduates' Academic Information Behaviors in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation research investigated undergraduates' academic information behaviors in the modern digital age to identify their perspective on the role of the academic library in their academic life. The research examined usage of a broad range of information sources and means to access, selection criteria, and obstacles encountered during…

Rozaklis, Lillian

2012-01-01

158

What Qualifications and Skills Are Important for Digital Librarian Positions in Academic Libraries? A Job Advertisement Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As academic library functions and activities continue to evolve, libraries have broadened the traditional library model, which focuses on management of physical resources and activities, to include a digital library model, transforming resources and services into digital formats to support teaching, learning, and research. This transition has…

Choi, Youngok; Rasmussen, Edie

2009-01-01

159

What Qualifications and Skills are Important for Digital Librarian Positions in Academic Libraries? A Job Advertisement Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

As academic library functions and activities continue to evolve, libraries have broadened the traditional library model, which focuses on management of physical resources and activities, to include a digital library model, transforming resources and services into digital formats to support teaching, learning, and research. This transition has affected professionals' roles and activities due to new required skills. This study examines

Youngok Choi; Edie Rasmussen

2009-01-01

160

Academic Listening: Research Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collection of essays address a variety of issues in listening in the academic context, particularly in a foreign or second language. Articles include: "Research of Relevance to Second Language Lecture Comprehension--An Overview" (John Flowerdew); "Expectation-Driven Understanding in Information Systems Lecture Comprehension" (Steve Tauroza,…

Flowerdew, John, Ed.

161

The North Carolina State University Libraries Search Experience: Usability Testing Tabbed Search Interfaces for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Creating a learnable, effective, and user-friendly library Web site hinges on providing easy access to search. Designing a search interface for academic libraries can be particularly challenging given the complexity and range of searchable library collections, such as bibliographic databases, electronic journals, and article search silos. Library

Teague-Rector, Susan; Ballard, Angela; Pauley, Susan K.

2011-01-01

162

Emotional Intelligence in Academic Library Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research by Peter Hernon and Nancy Rossiter (in press) analyzed the extent to which desired traits listed in current job advertisements for library directors correspond with the five components of emotional intelligence (EI) identified by psychologist Daniel Goleman (i.e. self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill.) The research of Hernon and Rossiter also examined the level of importance that

Rosita E. Hopper

2005-01-01

163

Academic Ambitions and Library Development: The American Bureau of Industrial Research and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1904-18. Occasional Paper Number 159.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to contribute to a better understanding of research library development in the United States, this report describes the history of the development of the library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin from 1904 to 1918. It is based on records of the relationships between three principals--John R. Commons and Richard T. Ely (members…

Colson, John Calvin

164

Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As higher education confronts shortages in hungry times, will officials who previously viewed the library as a sacred cow think it's time for a barbecue? Don't light the charcoal yet. Interviews with chief academic officers and an online survey taken by over 130 leaders in academic affairs yield surprising results. It's no secret that academic

Fister, Barbara

2010-01-01

165

Business as usual: Amazon.com and the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1999, Steve Coffman proposed that libraries form a single interlibrary loan based entity patterned after Amazon.com. This study examined the suitability of Amazon.com’s Web interface and record enhancements for academic libraries. Amazon.com could not deliver circulating monographs in the University at Albany Libraries’ collection quickly enough to satisfy undergraduates.

Mary K Van Ullen; Carol Anne Germain

2002-01-01

166

Business as Usual: Amazon.com and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1999, Steve Coffman proposed that libraries form a single interlibrary loan based entity patterned after Amazon.com. This study examined the suitability of Amazon.com's Web interface and record enhancements for academic libraries. Amazon.com could not deliver circulating monographs in the University at Albany Libraries' collection quickly…

Van Ullen, Mary K.; Germain, Carol Anne

2002-01-01

167

U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most academic library staff: (1) Consider licensed e-collections to be a top priority; (2)…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

168

Start a New Fire: Measuring the Value of Academic Libraries in Undergraduate Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the last two decades, fundamental changes in information distribution, in the general economy, and in the behaviors of faculty, students, and library staff have problematized the question of an academic library's value and how it can be measured. This article reviews those changes and, drawing on research linked to the Collegiate Learning…

Menchaca, Frank

2014-01-01

169

Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Thailand, a library has existed for a long time but modern libraries were believed to start in 1954 when the Fulbright scholar, Dr. Francis Lander Spain, launched formal library training at Chulalongkorn University. That was the starting point for the Thai library systems. Since then, the Thai libraries gradually developed. In the late 1970s, there was a tremendous transition

Sujin Butdisuwan

170

The presence of academic health sciences libraries on Facebook: the relationship between content and library popularity.  

PubMed

Social networks such as Facebook allow libraries to be proactive in reaching their users. While some libraries have popular Facebook pages, it remains unclear what attracts users to these pages. This study evaluates relationships between libraries' Facebook page content and popularity. An analysis of 72 academic health sciences libraries' Facebook pages showed positive correlations between number of library fans and number of tabs, photos, events, and wall posts on Facebook. Libraries posting videos had significantly more fans than libraries without them. This study contributes to an understanding of correlations between content and popularity on Facebook, with implications for library outreach. PMID:22559180

Garcia-Milian, Rolando; Norton, Hannah F; Tennant, Michele R

2012-01-01

171

They Aren't Really My Relatives, I Just Pretend They Are: Public Library Collections as a Source for Academic Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper was written at the invitation of Rebecca Littman, the Music Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who knows my work and had heard a presentation I gave on research as part of a UWM lecture series. In this paper I discuss my research process, emphasizing my use of resources found in public library collections. The research problem I

Gillian Rodger

2008-01-01

172

Core competencies for information professionals of Thai academic libraries in the next decade (A.D. 2010–2019)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research aimed to develop core competencies framework for information professionals of Thai academic libraries in the next decade (2010–2019). The study consisted of two phases, Phase 1- the study of opinions about the roles of Thai academic libraries and information professionals in the next decade (Tanloet & Tuamsuk, 2011) and Phase 2- the development of core competencies framework conducted

Piyasuda Tanloet; Kulthida Tuamsuk

2011-01-01

173

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2007-2008 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections (2-parts), including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased,…

Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp.

2009-01-01

174

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2006-2007 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 74 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections (2-parts), including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased,…

Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp.

2008-01-01

175

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2005-06 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 75 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections, including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased, current…

Young, Mark, Comp.; Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.

2007-01-01

176

Warning: Children in the Library! Welcoming Children and Families into the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While library programming for children is a staple in most public libraries, it is quite rare in the academic setting. In 2006 the education librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire began offering literacy programs in a library that traditionally discouraged children and community members from using its resources. Successful programs…

Tvaruzka, Kathryn

2009-01-01

177

LIBRARY RESEARCH QUICK START  

E-print Network

materials Hit and miss Full text Sometimes Can limit results Can't Free to you Might have to pay Where do and is iterative #12;#12;Quick Links to Library Resources #12;Library resources e-books e-journals #12;article searching books, e-books, theses, and more #12;LibSearch BETA article searching #12;Theses & Project Reports

178

What's in Store for Academic Libraries? Leadership and Management Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changing services, technologies, organization, and ownership and access policies in academic libraries will bring new management and leadership techniques. Reviews literature examining change, management creativity, learning organizations, Total Quality Management, technological advancement, internationalization of higher education and global…

Riggs, Donald E.

1997-01-01

179

News UK public libraries offer walk-in access to research Atoms for Peace? The Atomic Weapons Establishment and UK universities Students present their research to academics: CERN@school Science in a suitcase: Marvin and Milo visit Ethiopia Inspiring telescopes A day for everyone teaching physics 2014 Forthcoming Events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

UK public libraries offer walk-in access to research Atoms for Peace? The Atomic Weapons Establishment and UK universities Students present their research to academics: CERN@school Science in a suitcase: Marvin and Milo visit Ethiopia Inspiring telescopes A day for everyone teaching physics 2014 Forthcoming Events

2014-05-01

180

Library Research: Luxury or Necessity?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The necessity of library and information research is pointed up by referring to some of important categories of research now in progress. Reasons are advanced for the necessity such research in Australia and ways suggested in which students wishing to make a career research and practitioners anxious for research opportunities may be accommodated.…

Maguire, Carmel

2011-01-01

181

The Academic Librarian Labor Market and the Role of the Master of Library Science Degree: 1975 through 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To examine the evolving role of the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree in academic libraries, pooled cross-sectional data were collected from job advertisements in "College and Research Library News." Beginning with 1975 and continuing at 5-year intervals through 2005, pertinent information from all job advertisements in each monthly issue…

Grimes, Marybeth F.; Grimes, Paul W.

2008-01-01

182

"An Absolute Prerequisite": The Importance of User Privacy and Trust in Maintaining Academic Freedom at the Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigated the importance of user-library trust in ensuring vital freedom of inquiry in academic libraries, exploring its strength through comparison with attitudes towards the National Identity Card Scheme (NICS) within the various libraries of a large UK university. An online survey of students and interviews with librarians…

Sutlieff, Lisa; Chelin, Jackie

2010-01-01

183

Leveraging our assets: the academic library and campus leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the competition for resources, academic libraries possess more assets than they know. These include a still central role in access to published academic knowledge; a cadre of professionals experienced in managing change and in developing assessment instruments that match resources with outcomes; an ethos and record of success in collaborative projects; and significant development potential and successes. These assets

Robert L. Houbeck Jr

2002-01-01

184

Collection Development vs. Access in Academic Science Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic science librarian of today faces many challenges as we move toward a new cenutry. Not the least of these is the transition from a collection which is primarily print-based to information sources which will exist substantially in electronic formats. This paper examines some of the concepts and dilemmas which an academic science library must consider in order to

Gary Wiggins

1993-01-01

185

Library Research Skills (LIB 101).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The contents of this document include the course syllabus, a student information sheet, college library floor plans, and the units of instruction for Library Research Skills (LIB 101), a course taught at the State University College at Plattsburgh, New York. The course syllabus lists subjects to be covered and the corresponding time frame for…

Kimmage, Dennis; And Others

186

Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries have always been deeply associated with their collections, but the nature of those collections has changed radically as we have entered the digital age. As libraries continue to evolve, they will focus strongly on special collections while adopting a goal of providing access to as much other content as possible. The collection…

Levine-Clark, Michael

2014-01-01

187

Developing a Content Strategy for an Academic Library Website  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic library websites contain a vast amount of complex content and, all too often, there is a lack of established process for creating, updating, and deleting that content. There is no clear vision or purpose to the content, and numerous staff members are expected to maintain content with little guidance. Because of this, many library websites…

Blakiston, Rebecca

2013-01-01

188

How's the Weather Up There? Academic Library Value  

E-print Network

How's the Weather Up There? Academic Library Value & the Summit(s) Megan Oakleaf, MLS, PhD www Reflection & Continuous Improvement © M. Oakleaf 2012 #12;What is Valued? · What's most important to your We know... As in, at least one study indicates... · Libraries are 2nd most impactful facilities

Oakleaf, Megan

189

Reflections on the New Age Academic Library Director  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic library leadership in the 1990s reflects the images and icons of the New Age movement in both strategic planning and organizational culture. The author provides a light-hearted look at how library leaders, particularly directors, are molding services and internal processes to the new paradigm.

Tara Lynn Fulton

1995-01-01

190

The "Graying" of Librarianship: Implications for Academic Library Managers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines myths and realities of aging in the academic library workforce and other work environments. Discusses technology-related changes in higher education; technology training; performance evaluation and career development for veteran library staff; managing change with late-career employees; implications for public and reference services; and…

Arthur, Gwen

1998-01-01

191

Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past decade, academic libraries have struggled with the design of an effective library home page. Since librarians' mental models of information architecture differ from those of their patrons, usability assessments are necessary in designing a user-centered home page. This study details a usability sequence of card sort and paper and…

McHale, Nina

2008-01-01

192

College and University Mergers: Impact on Academic Libraries in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of mergers in China between individual colleges and universities and much larger universities that have been a part of China's higher education reform focuses on the influence on academic libraries. Topics include collections; acquisitions; staffing; services; funding; resource sharing; library administration; online cataloging systems;…

Huang, Hong-Wei

2000-01-01

193

Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As technology continues to advance, libraries in Europe and America continue to improve upon their virtual reference services by employing new Web technologies and applying them to existing services. West African academic libraries have begun providing resources electronically to their users but still typically lag behind in the services they…

Sekyere, Kwabena

2011-01-01

194

Academic Libraries: 2010. First Look. NCES 2012-365  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2010 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. The 2010 ALS population included postsecondary institutions with all of the following: total library expenditures that exceed…

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie; Sheckells, Cindy

2011-01-01

195

Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the potential and actual use of computer generated information in decision making by academic library managers.It begins by discussing some of the contemporary issues in British higher education which are compelling library managers towards establishing a more formal planning process and towards making more systematic use of information in their decision making, especially in resources allocation and

Dudung Gumilar; Ian M. Johnson

1995-01-01

196

Content Management and the Future of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses Internet-based electronic content management in digital libraries and considers the future of academic libraries. Topics include digital technologies; content management systems; standards; bandwidth; security and privacy concerns; legal matters, including copyrights and ownership; lifecycle; and multilingual access and interface. (LRW)

Wu, Yuhfen Diana; Liu, Mengxiong

2001-01-01

197

Academic Libraries: 2012. First Look. NCES 2014-038  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2012 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. The 2012 ALS population included postsecondary institutions with all of the following: total library expenditures that exceed…

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie

2014-01-01

198

Preparing the Underprepared: Current Academic Library Practices in Developmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study examines academic libraries and developmental education. The study was based on semistructured telephone inter- views with 31 librarians from 21 states. Interview questions focused on instruction services for developmental students, library collections for developmental students, collaboration with developmental education instructors and learning centers, and professional development related to developmental education. Analysis of the results shows that librarians

Ann Roselle

199

Who Benefits? Unionization and Academic Libraries and Librarians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advocates of unions frequently argue that unionization results in benefits for libraries in general and for librarians. Previous data to support this position have been scattered, incomplete, and inconclusive. This study analyzes data on 1,904 academic libraries, 334 unionized, to explore whether there is a relationship between a librarian-union…

Applegate, Rachel

2009-01-01

200

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis was conducted of status messages posted by academic libraries on seventeen Facebook pages. In addition to being informational, libraries attempt to engage and establish rapport with students through Facebook. The university setting not only creates a context for messages, but also offers a mutual set of experiences and values…

Phillips, Nancy Kim

2011-01-01

201

Stress among Academic Librarians and Library Directors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Pertinent general and library specific stress studies are reviewed to demonstrate the importance and benefits of keeping job stress within healthy (normal) levels in libraries. Studies are cited to show the potentially adverse impact of stress on individuals and organizations, generally, and librarians and libraries, specifically. The results of a…

Wood, Richard J.

202

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 246  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ARL is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). ARL reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and users; higher education…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2006-01-01

203

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 241  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ARL is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). ARL reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and users; higher education…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2005-01-01

204

NORTHERN BC ARCHIVES WELLER LIBRARY NBCA Research Guide  

E-print Network

NORTHERN BC ARCHIVES ­ WELLER LIBRARY NBCA ­ Research Guide Synopsis of Selected Archival Holdings of Research Significance Ramona Rose, Head Archives & Special Collections 4/17/2014 This document provides an overview of the most significant archival holdings at UNBC available for academic research particularly

Northern British Columbia, University of

205

Conceptions and Practice of Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: Espoused Theories and Theories-in-Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was conducted to investigate the relationships between conceptions and practice of information literacy in academic libraries. To create a structure for the investigation, the research adopted the framework of Argyris and Schon (1974) in which professional practice is examined via theories of action, namely espoused theories and…

Kerr, Paulette A.

2010-01-01

206

From Student to Scholar: The Academic Library and Social Sciences PhD Students' Transformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although research concerning the information-seeking behavior of academic library users is abundant, few studies have focused specifically on PhD students. This oversight has had an impact on librarians' ability to effectively market services such as information literacy instruction and research assistance to doctoral students. In order to…

Fleming-May, Rachel; Yuro, Lisa

2009-01-01

207

Model Personnel Policy for Ohio Academic Libraries and Public Libraries; Personnel Guidelines for Governmental Libraries, School Library Media Centers, Special Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A guide which any library may use to achieve its own statement of personnel policy presents policy models which suggest rules and regulations to be used to supervise the staffs of public and academic libraries. These policies cover: (1) appointments; (2) classification of positions; (3) faculty and staff development; (4) performance evaluations;…

Ohio Library Foundation, Columbus.

208

ALiNUS: Academic Library Newsletters in the United States  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University of Hartford Library, ALiNUS is a gateway to over 300 online newsletters from academic libraries. Designed to foster communication among academic librarians, the ALiNUS database features newsletters with a variety of content, design, and intended audiences. For instance, some highlight new acquisitions and special collections; others feature services or resources for students and faculty; some contain scholarly library science articles; and some others are no-frills internal notices to library staff. Any and all, however, can be used by librarians for comparison with their own newsletter or simply as a back door into the individual library. Users may browse the full list of newsletters or search by title or institution.

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A Framework for Evaluating Digital Library Services; Interdisciplinarity: The Road Ahead for Education in Digital Libraries; Federated Digital Rights Management: A Proposed DRM Solution for Research and Education; Learning Lessons Holistically in the Glasgow Digital Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes four articles that address issues related to digital libraries. Highlights include a framework for evaluating digital library services, particularly academic research libraries; interdisciplinary approaches to education about digital libraries that includes library and information science and computing; digital rights management; and the…

Choudhury, Sayeed; Hobbs, Benjamin; Lorie, Mark; Flores, Nicholas; Coleman, Anita; Martin, Mairead; Kuhlman, David L.; McNair, John H.; Rhodes, William A.; Tipton, Ron; Agnew, Grace; Nicholson, Dennis; Macgregor, George

2002-01-01

210

Incorporating Library School Interns on Academic Library Subject Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study analyzes the use of library school interns on subject-based teams for the social sciences, humanities, and sciences in the San Jose State University Library. Interns worked closely with team librarians on reference, collection development/management, and instruction activities. In a structured focus group, interns reported that the…

Sargent, Aloha R.; Becker, Bernd W.; Klingberg, Susan

2011-01-01

211

Censorship or Selection? Academic Library Holdings of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries often serve as the protectors of challenged books. Pressure on public libraries to remove controversial works can and often does result in the restriction of access or removal of the work from those libraries shelves. Academic libraries, however, operate with a stronger sense of academic and intellectual freedom. To analyze how…

Best, Rickey

2010-01-01

212

Academic Research Engine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Last week, Student Advantage announced its new academic research engine, developed in partnership with Northern Light (see the September 19, 1997 Scout Report). Students can keyword search 25 different subjects either individually or simultaneously. Some features adopted from Northern Light's search engine make Student Advantage likely to reduce, at least, the ratio of student frustration to success when attempting to do Internet research. First, results of an initial search include a sidebar that organizes returns in subject folders allowing users to focus only on those that seem most promising. Second, the "drill and search" feature allows students to then refine their searches within these subject folders. This two-step process mitigates the centrifugal Internet experience most student-researchers encounter. The site also features a listing of online reference sources and a free download of Q-Notes, software for electronic note-taking (for PCs only). (Caveat: Many of the book-length texts listed in results are merely links to Amazon.com, and some of the articles listed are held in Northern Light's fee-based Special Collection.)

213

Library Anxiety among Undergraduates Enrolled in a Research Methods in Psychology Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which organized training on accessing library resources affects library anxiety. The researchers revised and used the Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale created by D. J. Van Kampen-Breit, which was designed to assess an individual's perception of an academic library and the…

Platt, Jessica; Platt, Tyson L.

2013-01-01

214

Library Collaboration Aids Global Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the geosciences, organizational libraries and information centers are local sources for scientists, students, and members of the general public who are searching for current or historic information in their fields. They offer focused collections, rare materials, and knowledgeable librarians, but often issues caused by isolation and limited resources impede their ability to fulfill the researchers' needs. Unlike the local university libraries, these small special information centers are usually housed in the same building as their scientists' offices. To help overcome these problems of limited resources and isolation, while retaining the organizational focus and unique collections that are its strengths, the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) Information Center has begun to collaborate with similar libraries and information centers. This project has three major steps: 1. Catalog sharing through internet-based links. 2. Resource sharing. 3. Expansion of collaboration. NSIDC is creating catalog links with a sister library, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) Information Center. Once the links are established, the two libraries will develop a plan for resource sharing and coordinated purchasing. This small collaborative effort will serve as a template for a network of special libraries within Colorado. Ultimately, they hope to expand the collaborative effort to small libraries with a similar focus around the globe. This poster will outline and graphically illustrate these steps, as well as provide a template for future expansion of the project.

Hicks, G. J.; Howard, A. L.; Sommer, S.

2005-12-01

215

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (Maryville, Missouri, October 22, 2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Brick & Click Libraries Symposium is a one-day conference that focuses on providing library resources and services for students who are either on-campus learners or off-campus learners. It is sponsored by Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing practical information. The subjects and…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Mardis, Lori, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.; Ury, Connie J., Ed.

2004-01-01

216

Selecting and Acquiring Library Materials for Chinese Studies in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focusing on academic libraries in North America, this article describes the selection and acquisition of library materials for Chinese Studies from the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. It provides an historical overview of the Chinese book publishing and exporting practice, identifies and evaluates current online and printed…

Wei, Karen T.

2004-01-01

217

Library Applications of a Wide Area Network: Promoting JANET to UK Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Project Jupiter, which was developed to promote the United Kingdom's Joint Academic Network (JANET) to its member libraries. Library uses of JANET are described, including online catalogs, commercial services, and electronic mail; the convergence of local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) is discussed; and future…

MacColl, John A.

1990-01-01

218

Boston University Libraries: Research Guides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many academic libraries have extensive subject guides, and the Boston University Libraries work diligently to maintain the quality of their work. Here visitors can make their way through 50 guides that cover everything from accounting to zoology. Visitors will note that each guide is divided into multiple sections, often including Databases, Journals, Books, and Government Sources. Each area contains brief annotations about each resource, and a note on whether the resource is publicly available without a specific institutional affiliation or password. Some of the more noteworthy guides here include American Art, Human Rights, and Boston and its Neighborhoods. This last one is quite good, and it even includes a list of books that have been (as they saying goes) "Banned in Boston."

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The Role of the Academic Library Director.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study applies empirical evidence from a large sample of library directors to the conflicts between the internal role of the director and his/her activities with library resources and constituents. The same data are used to study variations in that role. (Author/CWM)

Metz, Paul

1979-01-01

220

The ACRL Value of Academic Libraries  

E-print Network

Create or adopt systems for assessment management. © Oakleaf 2011 #12;Determine what libraries enable systems for assessment management. © Oakleaf 2011 #12;Institution Arts & Sciences Learning Outcomes;Develop systems to collect data on individual library user behavior, while maintaining privacy. © Oakleaf

Oakleaf, Megan

221

Academic libraries in the information society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The way that higher education library services are viewed, planned and managed must change radically if they are to survive and thrive in the future. Advances in technology, economic and political pressures, and socio-demographic factors have combined to create an environment posing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The Joint Funding Councils? Libraries Review has highlighted the need for stronger management and

Sheila Corrall

1995-01-01

222

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students  

E-print Network

41C Libraries The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may use any library, regardless of major. Once your WildCard 2.0 student ID is validated at a campus library, you can use it to check out materials

MacAdam, Keith

223

Care and Feeding of the Library Researcher.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the patrons of and typical research projects conducted at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, as well as the role of the library, including research services and grants, library collections, and assistance to researchers beyond the library setting. (CLB)

Woodward, Daniel

1987-01-01

224

A Fee-Based Model: Administrative Considerations in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relates experiences of Center of Business Research (CBR) in C. W. Post Center, Long Island University, as practical demonstration of performing business service in an academic library setting. Changing role of librarians, background of CBR, CBR's commitment, CBR corporate membership, administration of fee-based services, and membership revenue are…

Ungarelli, Donald L.; Grant, Mary McNierney

1983-01-01

225

The Knowledge of Web 2.0 by Library and Information Science Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research paper reports the results of a Web-based survey designed to explore the attitude of Library and Information Science (LIS) academics to Web 2.0. It investigates their familiarity with Web 2.0 concepts, tools and services and applications as these relate to LIS education, and the barriers to their use. A Web-based questionnaire was…

Al-Daihani, Sultan

2009-01-01

226

Web-Based OPACs in Indian Academic Libraries: A Functional Comparison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper seeks to provide a comparative analysis of the functionality of five web-based OPACs available in Indian academic libraries. Design/methodology/approach: Same-topic searches were carried out by three researchers on the web-based OPACs of Libsys, VTLS's iPortal, NewGenLib, Troodon, and Alice for Windows, implemented in five…

Kapoor, Kanta; Goyal, O. P.

2007-01-01

227

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 65 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2006-2007, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 244,188 volumes, spent a total of $244,188,020, and employed 2,395 FTE…

Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Bland, Les, Comp.

2008-01-01

228

Eliminating traditional reference services in an academic health sciences library: a case study  

PubMed Central

Question: How were traditional librarian reference desk services successfully eliminated at one health sciences library? Setting: The analysis was done at an academic health sciences library at a major research university. Method: A gap analysis was performed, evaluating changes in the first eleven months through analysis of reference transaction and instructional session data. Main Results: Substantial increases were seen in the overall number of specialized reference transactions and those conducted by librarians lasting more than thirty minutes. The number of reference transactions overall increased after implementing the new model. Several new small-scale instructional initiatives began, though perhaps not directly related to the new model. Conclusion: Traditional reference desk services were eliminated at one academic health sciences library without negative impact on reference and instructional statistics. Eliminating ties to the confines of the physical library due to staffing reference desk hours removed one significant barrier to a more proactive liaison program. PMID:22022221

Schulte, Stephanie J

2011-01-01

229

Research and Technology Park Library Privileges Welcome to the library!  

E-print Network

" will be shown on the ID with a date. An ID can be obtained at the University Computer Center, room 112-books, and subscription databases, are available in the library, but not from off campus. Books can be renewed online upResearch and Technology Park Library Privileges Welcome to the library! To ensure that you are able

Li, X. Rong

230

Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Legal issues have increasingly come to the forefront in academic libraries in recent years. Most of these issues involve The Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 (1973) or Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), complaints related to discriminatory practices with regard to accommodations or assistive technologies. This article provides a brief synopsis…

Green, Ravonne A.

2009-01-01

231

Creating Policies for Assignable Study Space in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State of Mississippi authorized the construction of additions to three of the state's academic libraries. At the University of Southern Mississippi, planning for an addition raised the question of assignable study space. Lockable individual study rooms (carrels) and group study rooms were planned, and questions of how to assign them and rules…

Wall, Kay L.

232

Instant Messaging Reference in an Academic Library: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 2000-2001 academic year, the General Libraries of the University at Buffalo conducted a pilot project to assess feasibility of providing reference through instant messaging. Describes the project, its implementation, the software used, staffing issues, and publicity efforts. Discusses results of the project in terms of user…

Foley, Marianne

2002-01-01

233

Policy Route Map for Academic Libraries' Digital Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a policy decision tree for digital information management in academic libraries. The decision tree is a policy guide, which offers alternative access and reproduction policy solutions according to the prevailing circumstances (for example acquisition method, copyright ownership). It refers to the digital information life cycle,…

Koulouris, Alexandros; Kapidakis, Sarantos

2012-01-01

234

Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes the concept of the Invisible Web and its implication for academic librarianship. It offers a guide to tools that can be used to mine the Invisible Web and discusses the benefits of using the Invisible Web to promote interest in library services. In addition, the article includes an expanded definition, a literature review,…

Devine, Jane; Egger-Sider, Francine

2004-01-01

235

Servicing the Various Publics at a State Supported Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that patrons in a publicly supported academic library come from the general community as well as from the university, and include children, adolescents, and business people. The importance of recognizing the needs of various user groups and budgetary and staff limitations are stressed along with setting future priorities. (28 references)…

Boulanger, Mary E.

1990-01-01

236

Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the concept of the Invisible Web and its implication for academic librarianship. It offers a guide to tools that can be used to mine the Invisible Web and discusses the benefits of using the Invisible Web to promote interest in library services. In addition, the article includes an expanded definition, a literature review, and suggestions for ways

Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

2004-01-01

237

Going Digital: The Transformation of Scholarly Communication and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not since the age of Gutenberg has an information upheaval so thoroughly disrupted the processes of scholarly knowledge creation, management and preservation as the digital revolution currently under way. Academic libraries have traditionally been structured to effectively facilitate the access, use and storage of mostly static, print-based…

Dunlap, Isaac Hunter

2008-01-01

238

What's in store for academic libraries? Leadership and management issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Significant changes in academic libraries will bring them new management and leadership techniques. This article discusses some of these changes and techniques. The author has identified some relevant articles and books on these topics; it was not his intent to be inclusive in coverage.

Donald E. Riggs

1997-01-01

239

Circulating Laptops: Lessons Learned in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Laptops have become ubiquitous in academic libraries, as has the practice of circulating laptops for student use. Several studies have analyzed the how-to of loaning laptops, and a number of surveys have focused on how they are being used. However, little has been written of the practical lessons learned; the trial and error of those on the…

Sharpe, Paul A.

2009-01-01

240

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians report that use by increasingly large numbers of high school students is creating pressures in budgets, staff, and materials. Indications are that these demands will increase: students are increasingly sophisticated in their information needs; they are mobile; and school library media centers' collections have been weakened by…

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

241

Australian and US Academic Library Jobs: A Comparison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The desire to investigate similarities and differences of Australian and US academic library professional librarian jobs motivated this paper. Job advertisements were gathered in August, September and October 2004. They are a subset of those reported in earlier studies which are more general in scope; this paper focused on the job market's…

Kennan, Mary Anne; Willard, Patricia; Wilson, Concepcion S.; Cole, Fletcher

2007-01-01

242

Supervisory Rotation: Impact on an Academic Library Reference Staff.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The results of a managerial rotation program in a medium-sized academic library reference department are presented. After meeting certain minimal eligibility requirements, librarians in this department take turns on a 2-year cycle serving as head of the department. This case study is used as a model to assess both the advantages and disadvantages…

Perdue, Bob; Piotrowski, Chris

243

Academic Library Literature, 1981-1984: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides citations for selected English language journal articles and books that stress and address general, broad concerns of the academic library. Following citations of two bibliographies, the citations are presented in six general categories: (l) budgeting (12 titles); (2) decision making (9 titles); (3) directing…

Dolak, Frank J.

244

E-Book Purchasing Best Practices for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article alerts academic libraries to some of the methods for purchasing electronic books (e-books) and notes that, while they are similar to the models used for journal-evaluation purposes, there are a number of factors important to consider that are different for e-books. Simon notes that, while theoretically there should be some advantages…

Simon, Jason C.

2014-01-01

245

Analysis of Web-Based Tutorials Created by Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper aims to analyse the characteristics of tutorials created by academic libraries. It evaluates a sample of 180 tutorials by applying thirty basic indicators referring to general characteristics, content, teaching methodology, usability and technology. The general conclusion is that most of the tutorials are at an early stage of…

Somoza-Fernandez, Marta; Abadal, Ernest

2009-01-01

246

Catalogers in Academic Libraries: Their Evolving and Expanding Roles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes results of a survey of catalogers in academic libraries that investigated if and how their job functions have changed over the past 10 years. The 271 respondents discussed a change from print to electronic formats, involvement of nonprofessionals, outsourcing, and more cataloging of specialized items including Internet resources.…

Buttlar, Lois; Garcha, Rajinder

1998-01-01

247

What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public and academic libraries continue to have a vital role in providing reference services. As more and more information is only available in electronic form, reference librarians need to reaffirm their core values. Some of the changes happening in reference include smaller reference collections, the disposition of printed reference books, and the increased use of electronic tools. Other topics include

Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

2009-01-01

248

How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There's never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. Whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information…

Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.

2011-01-01

249

Electronic Resource Expenditure and the Decline in Reference Transaction Statistics in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study investigates factors influencing increase in reference transactions in a typical week in academic libraries across the United States of America. Employing multiple regression analysis and general linear modeling, variables of interest from the "Academic Library Survey (ALS) 2006" survey (sample size 3960 academic libraries) were…

Dubnjakovic, Ana

2012-01-01

250

Research and Academic Career Development  

E-print Network

Research and Academic Career Development #12;Our Mission The University of Zurich is committed to generating and expanding scholarly understanding through innovative research. We support and encourage our members in their research activities and foster a supportive environment for junior scholars. Mission

Zürich, Universität

251

Research Libraries and Library Schools. Proceedings of a Meeting of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Council of Library Schools (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 9, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference brought together Canadian library school deans and directors of Canadian academic and research libraries to discuss the education of librarians. Following introductory remarks by Anne Woodsworth, papers presented include: (1) "Curricular Needs," in which Margot B. McBurney summarizes survey results and recent activities related to…

Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Montreal (Quebec).

252

Library Research: A Domain Comparison of Two Library Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research articles published by the "Community & Junior College Libraries" journal and the "College & Undergraduate Libraries" journal were analyzed to determine their domain. The discussion includes a comparison of past domain studies with the current research. The researchers found the majority of articles (52%) in the…

Davies, Karen; Thiele, Jennifer

2013-01-01

253

Academic Library Directors: What Do They Do?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eleven library directors recorded their work-related activities for twelve days. The activities depicted show them as both managers and leaders, and reflect contact with various individuals within and beyond the institu- tion as the directors deal with local, regional, and national issues. This paper also highlights how previously identified attributes compare with their everyday work. or some time now, the

Peter Hernon; Ronald R. Powell; Arthur P. Young

254

Survey of Web Developers in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was sent to library Web designers from randomly selected institutions to determine the background, tools, and methods used by those designers. Results, grouped by Carnegie classification type, indicated that larger schools were not necessarily working with more resources or more advanced levels of technology than other institutions.

Ruth Sara Connell

2008-01-01

255

Embedded Services in Chinese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Embedded librarianship service describes the practice of librarians integrating actively into the user's environment, rather than remaining in the library to await requests for service. This paper examines the concept of embedded service in the recent literature, within the past 5 years. It reports on a survey of embedded service in Chinese…

Si, Li; Xing, Wenming; Zhou, Limei; Liu, Sha

2012-01-01

256

Special Issue: In Google's Broad Wake: Taking Responsibility for Shaping the Global Digital Library. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 250  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff and users; higher…

Johnson, Richard K.

2007-01-01

257

IFLA General Conference, 1989. Division of General Research Libraries. Section of National Libraries; Section of University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries; Section of Parliamentary Libraries. Booklet 10.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are 11 papers from the Division of General Research Libraries in this compilation: (1) "National Library and Information Needs: Alternative Ways of Meeting Them, with Special Reference to the Role of National Libraries" (Maurice B. Line); (2) "Managing Change in National LIbraries: The Library of Congress" (James H. Billington); (3) "Coping…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

258

The Electronic Welcome Mat: The Academic Library Web Site as a Marketing and Public Relations Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the potential and reality of using the academic library Web site to market library resources and services, for fundraising, and to market special events. It explores such issues as the placement of a link to academic libraries from institutional home pages and the use of a library Web site to include links to news, exhibits,…

Welch, Jeanie M.

2005-01-01

259

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Increased Resolution of Y Chromosome Haplogroup as copyright holder. #12;Increased Resolution of Y Chromosome Haplogroup T Defines Relationships among migration. Haplogroup T, initially known as K2 and defined by mutation M70, is found at variable frequencies

Watkins, Joseph C.

260

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of  

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Drought Effect on Selection of Conservation, Christopher N. Jacques, Robert W. Klaver, and Jonathan A. Jenks Source: The American Midland Naturalist, 166 holder. #12;Drought Effect on Selection of Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands by White-Tailed Deer

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of  

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.1674/0003-0031-167.2.356 URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1674/0003-0031-167.2.356 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Bio

Gido, Keith B.

262

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of  

E-print Network

., 2001), evidence suggests that it reduces aboveground biomass of co-occurring native plants (Farnsworth in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. The Impact of Exotic Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum holder. #12;The Impact of Exotic Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on Wetland Bird Abundances BRIAN

Reed, Michael

263

California Library Statistics, 2009: Fiscal Year 2007-2008 from Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's public, academic, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, "California Library Directory." For this fiscal year, 389 libraries of all types…

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2009-01-01

264

Academic Research Enhancement Award  

Cancer.gov

This announcement is intended to support new and ongoing health-related research projects proposed by qualified scientists who need support for small-scale research projects. This award supports small-scale, new or ongoing health-related research projects, including pilot research projects and feasibility studies; development, testing, and refinement of research techniques; secondary analysis of available data sets; and similar discrete research projects that demonstrate research capability.

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Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium (12th, Maryville, Missouri, October 26, 2012)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the twelfth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.

2012-01-01

266

Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium (13th, Maryville, Missouri, November 1, 2013)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-six scholarly papers and ten abstracts comprise the content of the thirteenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. The…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.; Park, Sarag G., Ed.

2013-01-01

267

Re-Engineering Academic Library Services: The Case of the Technical Knowledge Center & Library of Denmark.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The traditional mode of operation of academic libraries is in crisis due to a combination of zero growth funding, rapidly escalating pricing on information resources (especially scientific journals), necessary investments in technology and human resource development, and increasing customer expectations. These issues are addressed as they relate…

Bjoernshauge, Lars

268

Trends in academic health sciences libraries and their emergence as the “knowledge nexus” for their academic health centers*  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify trends in academic health sciences libraries (AHSLs) as they adapt to the shift from a print knowledgebase to an increasingly digital knowledgebase. This research was funded by the 2003 David A. Kronick Traveling Fellowship. Methods: The author spent a day and a half interviewing professional staff at each library. The questionnaire used was sent to the directors of each library in advance of the visit, and the directors picked the staff to be interviewed and set up the schedule. Results: Seven significant trends were identified. These trends are part of the shift of AHSLs from being facility and print oriented with a primary focus on their role as repositories of a print-based knowledgebase to a new focus on their role as the center or “nexus” for the organization, access, and use of an increasingly digital-based knowledgebase. Conclusion: This paper calls for a national effort to develop a new model or structure for health sciences libraries to more effectively respond to the challenges of access and use of a digital knowledgebase, much the same way the National Library of Medicine did in the 1960s and 1970s in developing and implementing the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The paper then concludes with some examples or ideas for research to assist in this process. PMID:15685271

Kronenfeld, Michael R.

2005-01-01

269

Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 263  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Diversity in Research Universities (Bernadette Gray-Little); (2) An Overview of ARL…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

270

Incoming Graduate Students in the Social Sciences: How Much Do They Really Know About Library Research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic librarians provide information literacy instruction and research services to graduate students. To develop evidence-based library instruction and research services for incoming graduate students, the authors interviewed fifteen incoming graduate students in the social sciences and analyzed the interviews using the Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL Standards). This article discusses the

Amalia Monroe-Gulick; Julie Petr

2012-01-01

271

Boston University Libraries: Research Guides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many libraries compile research guides for their community members, and some of them are quite good. Staff members at the Boston University Library system have worked on well over 40 such guides, and they are available on this site. By clicking on the "Subject Guides" tab, visitors will find topics arranged alphabetically (from "accounting and auditing" to "women's studies"). Each guide features a well-organized set of links that document the key journals in each field, along with offering a host of print resources, citation indices, and external websites. Some of the guides are more detailed than others, and the highlights include the one on United States history and the one on sociology. One can imagine that these guides would be put to good use by college students or others looking to garner more information for personal or professional use.

272

The Library Is Dead, Long Live the Library! The Practice of Academic Librarianship and the Digital Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a direct consequence of the digital revolution, academic libraries today face competition as information providers. Using Richard N. Foster's technology S curves as the analytical model, this article shows that academic libraries are in the midst of discontinuous change by questioning a number of assumptions that support the current practice of…

Ross, Lyman; Sennyey, Pongracz

2008-01-01

273

Academic Research Integration System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper comprises results concluding the research activity done so far regarding enhanced web services and system integration. The objective of the paper is to define the software architecture for a coherent framework and methodology for enhancing existing web services into an integrated system. This document presents the research work that has…

Surugiu, Iula; Velicano, Manole

2008-01-01

274

Creating the Academic Commons: Guidelines for Learning, Teaching, and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today's library is still at the heart of all university activities, helping students and faculty become better learners, teachers, and researchers. In recent years there has emerged the formalizing of one or more of these activities into an Academic Commons. These centers of information have been labeled variously but they all share a commonality:…

Gould, Thomas H.P.

2011-01-01

275

Using Second Life as a Training Tool in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Training is an important factor for successful employee growth within an academic library. The purpose of this article is to scrutinize the option of using the virtual world, Second Life, as a training tool within an academic library. In doing so, various topics will be examined including training within libraries, the use of Second Life in educational settings, and Second

Kristine S. Condic

2009-01-01

276

Aligning the Assessment Process in Academic Libraries for Improved Demonstration and Reporting of Organizational Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries are facing increased demands for improved accountability while the academic library service environment is in a constant flux of transition. Aligned assessment processes focus on integrating and aligning the assessment process components of assessment, capacity, stakeholders, participation, technology and organizational leadership to improve their effectiveness and their results. Libraries that can effectively align their assessment processes to the

Larry Nash White; Emily F. Blankenship

2007-01-01

277

Undergraduate Program Review Processes: A Case Study in Opportunity for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can an academic library most effectively participate and expand its contributions to program reviews at the institutional level? By becoming involved in undergraduate reviews, college and university libraries can articulate new and enhanced roles for themselves on campus. Academic libraries have always contributed to a variety of institutional…

Costella, John; Adam, Tom; Gray, Fran; Nolan, Nicole; Wilkins, Catherine

2013-01-01

278

Marketing Today's Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Marketing Today's Academic Library", the author uses his vast experience to speak directly to the academic library practitioner about matching services with user needs. This book proposes new visions and ideas, challenging the traditional way of thinking and providing a framework to target users more precisely. Most library marketing intended…

Mathews, Brian

2009-01-01

279

Raised by Wolves: Integrating the New Generation of Feral Professionals into the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries now hire an increasing number of individuals to fill professional librarian positions who do not have the master's degree in library science. Academic libraries are also creating a wide range of new professional assignments that demand diverse educational backgrounds. Additionally, responsibilities formerly carried out by…

Neal, James G.

2006-01-01

280

Value of Academic Libraries Page 205 APPENDIX A ACADEMIC LIBRARY VALUE CHECKLIST  

E-print Network

Achievement Collect data demonstrating the library's role in contributing to student GPA or professional management system with outcomes and available data. Develop systems to track individual user behavior (after demonstrating the library's role in recruiting prospective students and matriculating admitted students. Student

Oakleaf, Megan

281

Director, MIT Libraries Academic Year 2009 was a singular one in the life of the MIT Libraries. Notable for both highs and lows, the year played  

E-print Network

Director, MIT Libraries Academic Year 2009 was a singular one in the life of the MIT Libraries, the staff of the MIT Libraries and Academic Media Production Services continued to exhibit the creativity on the Library System. Leadership by the Associate Director for Technology played a key role in the Libraries

Reuter, Martin

282

Usage Analysis for the Identification of Research Trends in Digital Libraries; Keepers of the Crumbling Culture: What Digital Preservation Can Learn from Library History; Patterns of Journal Use by Scientists through Three Evolutionary Phases; Developing a Content Management System-Based Web Site; Exploring Charging Models for Digital Cultural Heritage in Europe; Visions: The Academic Library in 2012.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes six articles that discuss use analysis and research trends in digital libraries; library history and digital preservation; journal use by scientists; a content management system-based Web site for higher education in the United Kingdom; cost studies for transitioning to digitized collections in European cultural institutions; and the…

Bollen, Johan; Vemulapalli, Soma Sekara; Xu, Weining; Luce, Rick; Marcum, Deanna; Friedlander, Amy; Tenopir, Carol; Grayson, Matt; Zhang, Yan; Ebuen, Mercy; King, Donald W.; Boyce, Peter; Rogers, Clare; Kirriemuir, John; Tanner, Simon; Deegan, Marilyn; Marcum, James W.

2003-01-01

283

Exposing New Academics through Action Research?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While collaborative action research is an empowering approach to developing academic practice, it also presents a number of challenges regarding the purpose, nature and consequences of academic development. This research note raises questions and issues concerning how action research exposes new academics to the conflicts and tensions of the…

Smith, Karen; Fernie, Scott

2010-01-01

284

California Library Statistics, 2005: Fiscal Year 2003-2004 from Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's academic, public, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, California Library Directory. For this fiscal year four hundred and eight…

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2005-01-01

285

California State Library Statistics, 2004: Fiscal Year 2002-2003. From Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's academic, public, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, California Library Directory. For this fiscal year four hundred and thirty seven…

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2004-01-01

286

Academic and Research Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

The work in the Touch Lab (formal name: Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics) is guided by a broad vision of haptics which includes all aspects of information acquisition and object manipulation through touch by humans, machines, of a combination of the two; and the environments can be real or virtual. In order to make progress, we conduct research in

Mandayam A. Srinivasan; S James Biggs; Gang Liu; David W. Schloerb; Lihua Zhou; Joono Cheong; Suvranu De; Jianjuen Hu; Orly Lahav; Donjin Lee; Manivannan Muniyandi; Minseung Ahn; Christian Bolzmacher; Dodge Daverman; Rosa Iglesias; Hyun Kim; Siddarth Kumar; Wan-Chen Wu; Kirk Phelps; Seth M. Hall; Eleanora Luongo; Monica Pegis

287

Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 270  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Celebrating 10 Years of ARL's Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (Mark A. Puente);…

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2010-01-01

288

Research Library Issues: A Quarterly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 278  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a quarterly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Leading a Full Life: Reflections on Several Decades of Work, Family, and Accomplishment…

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2012-01-01

289

Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 268  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This special issue includes the following articles: (1) Themes within the ARL Strategic Plan 2010-2012 (Charles B. Lowry); (2) ARL…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2010-01-01

290

Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 266  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Removing All Restrictions: Cornell's New Policy on Use of Public Domain Reproductions; (2)…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

291

Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 264  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) ARL Encourages Members to Refrain from Signing Nondisclosure or Confidentiality Clauses;…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

292

Research Library Issues: A Quarterly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 277  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a quarterly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Rebalancing the Investment in Collections (H. Thomas Hickerson); (2) Experimenting with…

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2011-01-01

293

Research Library Issues: A Quarterly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 279  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a quarterly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Digitization of Special Collections and Archives: Legal and Contractual Issues (Peter B.…

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2012-01-01

294

Practical library research: a tool for effective library management.  

PubMed

Librarians are being urged to conduct research as one of their professional responsibilities. Many librarians, however, avoid research, because they believe it is beyond their capabilities or resources. This paper discusses the importance of conducting applied research-research directed toward solving practical problems. The paper describes how one library conducted practical research projects, including use studies and surveys, over an eighteen-year period. These projects produced objective data that were used by the library to make management decisions that benefited both the library and its parent institution. This paper encourages other librarians to conduct practical research projects and to share the results with their colleagues through publication in the professional literature. PMID:7703934

Schneider, E; Mankin, C J; Bastille, J D

1995-01-01

295

Understanding Chinese TEFL Academics' Capacity for Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to benchmark Chinese TEFL academics' research productivities to identify and address research productivity issues. Using a literature-based survey, this study examined 182 Chinese TEFL academics' research output, perceptions about research, personal dispositions for conducting research and workplace context for conducting research

Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter

2011-01-01

296

Perspectives on the Americans with disabilities act: Accessibility of academic libraries to visually impaired patrons  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the recent history of academic libraries' responses to the needs of visually impaired patrons and offers suggestions to ease the impact of libraries' enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

David W. Wilhelmus

1996-01-01

297

Academic Libraries: Reaching Up and Stretching Out. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section (Crete, Nebraska, May 25, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings report provides the papers presented at the 1990 spring meeting. Titles and authors of the seven papers are as follows: (1) "Marketing without a Plan: Seizing Outreach Opportunities as They Occur" (Joan Giesecke, Gail Egbers, Kay Logan-Peters, and Debra Pearson); (2) "Historians and the Academic Library: Traditional Research

Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

298

Library and information science practitioners and research  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a continuing need for more and better research in the field of library and information science (LIS). However, many LIS practitioners are not heavily involved in research. To add to our knowledge of practitioners’ involvement in research, 1,444 questionnaires were sent to members of the American Library Association, the American Society for Information Science and Technology, the Medical

Ronald R. Powell; Lynda M. Baker; Joseph J. Mika

2002-01-01

299

Advancement 101: beginning a program at an American research library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to share the experience the University of Texas Library gained in starting up its development program. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using the examples learned at the University of Texas Library, an outline is presented in how one academic library successfully began a development program. Findings – The academic enterprise of the University of Texas

Thomas W. Galyean

2006-01-01

300

A Use of Space: The Unintended Messages of Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic library home pages are not only access points to the resources and services of a library, they are virtual representations of the library itself. The content placed on the page, where it is placed, and the amount of space allotted are all choices that send a message about the character of the library, the resources a user should start…

Kasperek, Sheila; Dorney, Erin; Williams, Beth; O'Brien, Michael

2011-01-01

301

Academic Libraries: 1994. National Center for Education Statistics, E.D. Tabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is based on information from the 1994-95 IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Academic Libraries Survey. IPEDS is the U.S. Department of Education's vehicle for collecting data from all postsecondary institutions in the United States. The tables in the report summarize library services, library staff, library

Cahalan, Margaret W.; Justh, Natalie M.; Williams, Jeffrey W.

302

Spotlight on Construction: Georgia Gwinnett College Prepares to Build Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article reports on the construction of Georgia Gwinnett College's (GGC) academic library. The current library space is housed on two open floors within the Signature Building. A new, stand-alone building will be needed to meet all of the needs of the new college. GGC established the Library Planning Group in 2006. The new library will incorporate concepts and services

Joy Garmon; Gene Ruffin

2008-01-01

303

Tracing technology in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

PubMed Central

From the beginning of the association, technology and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) have been intertwined. Technology was the focus of one of the first committees. Innovative applications of technology have been employed in the operations of the association. Early applications of mini-computers were used in preparing the Annual Statistics. The association's use of network communications was among the first in the country and later applications of the Web have enhanced association services. For its members, technology has transformed libraries. The association's support of the early development of Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS) and of its recent reconceptualization has contributed to the intellectual foundation for this revolution. PMID:12883580

Guard, J. Roger; Peay, Wayne J.

2003-01-01

304

IFLA General Conference, 1986. General Research Libraries Division. Section: University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four papers on university libraries and other general research libraries were presented at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. "Activities of the National Centers for Overseas Periodicals" (Keinosuke Imamura, Japan) describes the functions of the eight Japanese university libraries designated as National…

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

305

The State of Preservation Programs in American College and Research Libraries: Building a Common Understanding and Action Agenda. Optimizing Collections and Services for Scholarly Use.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Council on Library and Information Resources, ARL (Association of Research Libraries), the University Libraries Group, and the Regional Alliance for Preservation conducted a joint study in 2001 to examine the state of preservation programs in American academic libraries. The…

Kenney, Anne R.; Stam, Deirdre C.

306

Graphic Novels in Academic Libraries: From "Maus" to Manga and beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses graphic novels and their growing popularity in academic libraries. Graphic novels are increasingly used as instructional resources, and they play an important role in supporting the recreational reading mission of academic libraries. The article will also tackle issues related to the cataloging and classification of graphic…

O'English, Lorena; Matthews, J. Gregory; Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley

2006-01-01

307

Understanding the Higher-Education Context: The Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the genesis of Vanderbilt University's Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute as an outcome of a particular philosophy. That philosophy is based on the concept that to fulfill their potential contributions, academic libraries need to direct their planning, resources, and services to support the priorities of their parent institutions. This article addresses the need for campus-focused leadership training;

Sharon A. Weiner; Patrick Senn Breivik; Dennis Clark; Timothy Caboni

2009-01-01

308

Leading from the Middle of the Organization: An Examination of Shared Leadership in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shared leadership theory recognizes leader influence throughout the organization, not just from the top down. This study explores how middle managers from 22 academic libraries in the Pacific West perceive their own agreement, participation and recognition of shared leadership. This survey and framework is the first to examine the extent shared leadership exists in academic libraries.

Jon E. Cawthorne

2010-01-01

309

Studying Academic Lawyers' Information Seeking to Inform the Design of Digital Law Libraries  

E-print Network

Studying Academic Lawyers' Information Seeking to Inform the Design of Digital Law Libraries and faulty system-related knowledge were rife, suggesting the need for academic lawyers to understand more about the digital library systems that they use (within-systems knowledge). These lawyers chose to rely

Blandford, Ann

310

Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries--A Review of the Evolving Trends  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a review of the professional discourse regarding the evolution of information and learning spaces in academic libraries, particularly in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It investigates the evolution of academic libraries and the development of learning spaces focusing on the use of the terms which have evolved…

Turner, Arlee; Welch, Bernadette; Reynolds, Sue

2013-01-01

311

Colliding Scopes: Seeing Academic Library Leadership through a Lens of Complexity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries routinely negotiate layers of change as embedded organizations in higher education institutions. Facing competing demands with limited resources gave rise to the question: how do academic library deans effectively lead their organizations in times of change? A Delphi Method study was conducted to identify successful leadership…

Baird, Lynn N.

2010-01-01

312

Emerging Personnel Requirements in Academic Libraries as Reflected in Recent Position Announcements.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of the personnel requirements and hiring patterns of academic libraries draws on data collected from academic library position announcements issued nationwide during the fourth quarter of 1980. Data on 224 announcements were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, and the resulting statistics are interpreted as a…

Block, David

313

Developing a Standardized List of Questions for the Usability Testing of an Academic Library Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Modern academic libraries have a great number of information resources available online in the form of electronic catalogs, books, journals, and subject subscription databases. To determine whether users can easily retrieve the information they are seeking, academic librarians conduct usability testing of their libraries' Web sites. There has been…

Letnikova, Galina

2008-01-01

314

Content Generation and Social Network Interaction within Academic Library Facebook Pages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of Facebook to share resources and engage patrons continues to gain acceptance within academic libraries. While many studies have analyzed the types of content academic libraries share on Facebook, there has not yet been a full examination of how this content is generated. This article examined the posting methods, the user responses, and…

Witte, Ginna Gauntner

2014-01-01

315

Survey of the State of Audio Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of this survey was to collect and analyze baseline information about the status of audio collections held by a set of research institutions. This information can help shape the national preservation plan now being developed by the National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) and the Library of Congress to preserve "sound recordings that…

Smith, Abby; Allen, David Randal; Allen, Karen

2004-01-01

316

Study Abroad Programs: A Golden Opportunity for Academic Library Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study abroad programs in higher education increasingly play a major role in training students for global citizenship. This case study, conducted in a large research university in the United States, identifies the information needs of students and faculty in study abroad programs. Of particular interest is how awareness of library resources and…

Denda, Kayo

2013-01-01

317

Impacts of the Promotion of Online Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a survey conducted by the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in which a questionnaire was sent to 101 research libraries in order to determine what their policies and practices were with respect to the promotion of user-access to online computerized bibliographic database services. Sixty usable responses were…

Antony, Arthur; Graziano, Eugene

318

The New Library Professional  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses what the growing generation gap among library employees mean for academic research libraries and for the profession. Viewed collectively, the members of the under-35 cohort are a harbinger of a new kind of academic library professional, one whose traits bear directly on the ability of libraries to thrive amid the continuing…

Wilder, Stanley

2007-01-01

319

McGill Library Makes E-Books Portable: E-Reader Loan Service in a Canadian Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

E-readers are increasingly popular personal devices, but can they be effectively used for the needs of academic libraries' clients? This paper employs an evidence-based approach that examines the role and efficacy of implementing an E-reader Loan Service at McGill University Library. Suggestions are offered as to what lending model and device…

Savova, Maria; Garsia, Matthew

2012-01-01

320

Creative Library Leadership for the 1990s: Using Team Management To Ensure Two-Way Communication in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arguing that traditional models are no longer effective in the information, age in which change will be a constant, this paper advocates the use of team-management to ensure two-way communication in an academic library. The need for both creative approaches to problem-solving and managing the library organization and a new organizational structure…

Rader, Hannelore B.

321

Business Library Web Sites Revisited: An Updated Review of the Organization and Content of Academic Business Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article updates the findings from a study by Hal Kirkwood in 2000 of the organization and content of academic business library Web sites. The authors examined 75 sites, focusing on five general aspects of the sites: organization, terminology, instructional elements, integration of resources across formats, and annotations. Results of the study show that business library Websites have dramatically improved

Charles Lyons; Hal Kirkwood

2009-01-01

322

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Numbers 266-282. January-December, 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues 266 through 282 of "Fast Facts" from the Library Research Service present data collected from libraries in Colorado and throughout the nation. Topics addressed in these "Fast Facts" from 2009 include interlibrary loan in academic libraries, public librarian salaries, book, newspaper, and periodical prices from 2004 to 2010, and results from…

Library Research Service, 2009

2009-01-01

323

Transferring Group Licensing Skills from an Academic Consortial Model to a Statewide Association of Hospital Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article: (1) charts the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ) University Libraries http:\\/\\/www.umdnj.edu\\/librweb participation in a statewide academic library consortium with a review of benefits and cost-savings in the licensing of electronic content over the past five years; (2) discusses the unique perspective of the health sciences mixed with those of the general academic library consortium,

Judith S. Cohn; Kerry A. Orourke; Michelle M. Volesko

2004-01-01

324

A Survey of the Usability of Digital Reference Services on Academic Health Science Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reference interactions with patrons in a digital library environment using digital reference services (DRS) has become widespread. However, such services in many libraries appear to be underutilized. A study surveying the ease and convenience of such services for patrons in over 100 academic health science library Web sites suggests that…

Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

2006-01-01

325

August 15, 2013 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 212 TITLE: Director, John Cotton Dana Library  

E-print Network

August 15, 2013 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 212 TITLE: Director, John Cotton Dana Library an experienced library administrator to fill the position of Director of the John Cotton Dana Library, which. In collaboration with Dana librarians, archivists, and staff, has direct responsibility for personnel matters

Hanson, Stephen José

326

Is the Revolution Over? Gender, Economic and Professional Parity in Academic Library Leadership Positions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines recent statistics provided by the government and the library profession concerning gender, professional, and economic parity among academic library directors. The results revealed that women now hold the majority of library directorships and that women's economic compensation in some cases exceeds that of their male counterparts. The author conducted a two-part survey that looked at the gender

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup

2004-01-01

327

Where there's a will, there's a way: fundraising for the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The key to a successful library development and fundraising program is a synergistic relationship between development professionals and librarians. The purpose of this paper is to investigate this relationship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper focuses on the partnership in achieving the library mission and its fundraising goals. Findings – The study finds that raising funds for any academic library

Samuel T. Huang

2006-01-01

328

Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways: A Guide to Design and Space Decisions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries must integrate technology and traditional library service. Online catalogs, high-tech campus information networks, and accelerated resource sharing present opportunities for building comprehensive information centers. However, the interiors of most existing libraries were not designed to accommodate extensive high-tech equipment…

Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie

329

The Implications of Library Anxiety for Academic Reference Services: A Review of the Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic reference librarians continually observe that many students are embarrassed about not knowing how to use the library and are reluctant to approach the reference desk. The theory of library anxiety offers an explanation, proposing that a fear of being in and using libraries serves as a psychological barrier, hindering many university…

Carlile, Heather

2007-01-01

330

E-Readers on Trial: Qualitative Results from an Academic Library Pilot Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2010, the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries opened a bookless satellite library, the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library. AET librarians wanted to offer a new service: lending e-readers loaded with academic content and other e-books of interest to engineering and science students. Librarians chose three e-readers for the…

Kemp, Jan; Lutz, Ellen; Nurnberger, Amy L.

2012-01-01

331

People Come First: User-Centered Academic Library Service. ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 53.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book, emphasizing service to users, includes 10 chapters by different librarians who have had experience as practitioners. Chapters are: (1) "Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins, or Technology and the Future of Library Service in Academic Libraries" (Michael Gorman); (2) "The Gateway Library: Rethinking Undergraduate Services" (Lizabeth A.…

Montanelli, Dale S., Ed.; Stenstrom, Patricia F., Ed.

332

The Perfect Place to Work? Australian Academic Libraries and Unacceptable Behaviour  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the stereotype of libraries as peaceful retreats, unacceptable behaviour is a reality that desk staff have to deal with. This paper outlines the results of two surveys conducted at Charles Darwin University Library to investigate the extent to which this is a problem in Australian academic libraries. The first survey went to CAUL (Council…

Moorcroft, Heather

2009-01-01

333

For Better or Worse: Using Wikis and Blogs for Staff Communication in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries, which has one main library, three branches, and more than 110 staff, illustrates one approach to using new technologies as additional methods for internal communication. At large academic libraries, communication within the organization can be challenging. The…

Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

2010-01-01

334

Web-Scale Discovery in an Academic Medical Library: Our Experience with EBSCO's Discovery Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

This poster explores the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library's steps to determine if a highly tailored version of EBSCO's Discovery Service (EDS) aimed at an academic health sciences audience will be an appealing and effective tool for searching the library's collections and to compare its use to that of the library's current federated search tool.

JoLinda Thompson; Kathe Obrig; Laura E. Abate

2012-01-01

335

Books, Bytes, and Bridges: Libraries and Computer Centers in Academic Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book about the relationship between computer centers and libraries at academic institutions contains the following chapters: (1) "A History of the Rhetoric and Reality of Library and Computing Relationships" (Peggy Seiden and Michael D. Kathman); (2) "An Issue in Search of a Metaphor: Readings on the Marriageability of Libraries and Computing…

Hardesty, Larry, Ed.

336

How Implementation of Bibliometric Practice Affects the Role of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses potential consequences of implementing bibliometrics as an institutionalized practice in academic libraries. Results are reported from a survey among libraries in Sweden with organized bibliometric activities. Incorporating bibliometric activities is one way of redefining and widening the role of the library. Implementation…

Ĺström, Fredrik; Hansson, Joacim

2013-01-01

337

A Hyperlink Analysis of U.S. Public and Academic Libraries' Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on patterns of links from and to the Web sites of 100 U.S. academic and public libraries with regard to the originating and targeted URL domain categories. Libraries, grouped into small and large by their collection size, were found to have numbers of inlinks proportional to their size, but public libraries, and particularly…

Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

2008-01-01

338

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may  

E-print Network

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may use any library, regardless of major. Once your student ID is validated at a campus library, you can use it to check out materials at any location and access library

MacAdam, Keith

339

Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Last year, OCLC Research and the UK's Research Information Network (RIN) undertook a pair of parallel studies in the US and the UK on the theme of research support services in universities (Kroll and Forsman 2010; CIBER 2010). In the US, the library and scholarly information consultancy Kroll Research Associates was commissioned, and in the UK the…

MacColl, John; Jubb, Michael

2011-01-01

340

Final report on a pilot academic e-books project at Keio University Libraries : Potential for the scholarly use of digitized academic books  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article reports on the results and significance of a pilot academic e-books project carried out at the Keio University Libraries for fiscal 2010 to 2012 to assess the viability of a new model of the libraries providing all the campuses with accesses to Japanese academic books digitized jointly with academic publishers and cooperative firms. It focuses on the experimental use of digitized books, highlighting the students’ attitudes and expectations towards e-books as found from surveys. Some major findings include the following. Users have a strong demand for digitized readings that are rather lookup-oriented than learning-oriented, with greater value placed on the functionalities of federated full-text searching, reading on a screen, and accessing the desired chapter direct from table of contents. They also want an online space in which to manage different forms of digitized learning resources. We investigated the potential of e-books and new type of textbooks as educational infrastructures based on the results of experiment. Japan’s university libraries should need to engage actively in the mass digitization of academic books to be adaptive to the change in the ways research, study and teaching are conducted. We plan to start a joint experiment with other university libraries to develop a practical model for the use of e-books.

Shimada, Takashi

341

Fogler Library Fogler Library provides access to information essential to teaching, research, and service  

E-print Network

and assumptions Vision Statements Intellectual Center - The Library is a focal point for academic activities and a variety of learning styles. We reach out to interested communities to inform them about Library services and resources. #12;Collaboration ­ The Library brings together learning communities in an environment conducive

Thomas, Andrew

342

Staff development planning in an academic health sciences library*  

PubMed Central

Objective: A staff development committee (SDC) was convened to implement staff development opportunities for an academic health sciences library system comprised of three separate facilities. The charge for the SDC was to: (1) develop programs to enhance workplace skills and personal growth, (2) communicate the availability of existing programs at the university and medical center, and (3) encourage the staff to participate in these opportunities. Program: The committee created goals and objectives and developed a survey designed to give staff the opportunity to provide input for this initiative. With an 80% response rate, the survey results were used to plan 15 events based on staff needs and preferences. First-year attendance for SDC-sponsored events was 459. Committee members served as liaisons for each event. Two forms were developed to facilitate event planning. A monthly announcement sheet, email reminders, and the library's local area network are used to communicate upcoming SDC events and encourage attendance. Conclusion: This approach can serve as a useful model for similar program planning in any organization. PMID:15858631

Hartman, Linda M.; Abromitis, Rebecca A.; Kuller, Alice B.; Epstein, Barbara A.

2005-01-01

343

Association of Research Libraries [ARL], Office of University Library Management Studies Sixth Annual Report, December 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the conditions in research libraries which have shaped the Office of University Library Management Studies' (OMS) approach to library management studies are outlined, OMS activities during 1976 are described, as well as priorities for 1977. OMS work with member libraries in 1976 indicated that research libraries are primarily concerned…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Univ. Library Management Studies.

344

The UA's Cervantes Library obtains the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries  

E-print Network

The UA's Cervantes Library obtains the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries The prize is shared with the National Library of France Alicante, 26th February 2013 The Virtual Library Miguel de Cervantes has won the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL), an award

Escolano, Francisco

345

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Special Double Issue on New Measures. Number 230-231, October-December 2003  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

ARL is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). ARL reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and users; higher education…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2003-01-01

346

Comparing Academic Library Spending with Public Libraries, Public K-12 Schools, Higher Education Public Institutions, and Public Hospitals between 1998-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compares the overall spending trends and patterns of growth of Academic Libraries with Public Libraries, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and hospitals in the period of 1998 to 2008. Academic Libraries, while showing a growth of 13% over inflation for the period, far underperformed the growth of the other public institutions…

Regazzi, John J.

2012-01-01

347

Lymphoma Research Foundation: Patient Multimedia Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is a "voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease." The LRF Patient Multimedia Library offers an archived collection of informative online articles and videos addressing different aspects of lymphoma. Library categories include Lymphoma Overview, Lymphoma Treatment, Coping Issues, Clinical Trials, and Advocacy Issues. Examples of video and article titles include Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 101; A Genetic Look at Lymphoma; Treating Lymphoma: Will a Customized Vaccine Work; Accuracy in Lymphoma Diagnosis; The Thriving Survivor; and more. The Library also offers archived videos from a 2003 Educational Forum on Lymphoma. In addition to the Library, the LRF site contains sections on Research, Lymphoma Education, Patient Conferences, and Patient Support.

348

A Structural Contingency Theory Model of Library and Technology Partnerships within an Academic Library Information Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The integration of librarians and technologists to deliver information services represents a new and potentially costly organizational challenge for many library administrators. To understand better how to control the costs of integration, the research presented here will use structural contingency theory to study the coordination of librarians…

Tuai, Cameron K.

2011-01-01

349

Leading Edge Technologies in a Community College Library Setting: Identifying Disconnects of Academic Libraries and Their Users  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intent of this research was to discover what, if any, disconnect exists between community college students' library perceptions and technology use. The researcher studied how students at a very-large southwestern community college are using the physical and virtual college library, and their overall technology and library technology use. The…

Stanley, Theresa C.

2010-01-01

350

Ohio Academic Library Innovation: A Directory. Tower Series No. 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the directory is to publicize innovative library activities in post secondary educational institutions. To compile the directory, a report form and cover letter were sent to 119 college libraries and 12 library schools. A total of 101 reports of individual programs were received with 75 libraries and five library schools responding…

McLean, Dulce DiDio; And Others

351

Research data management and libraries: relationships, activities, drivers and influences.  

PubMed

The management of research data is now a major challenge for research organisations. Vast quantities of born-digital data are being produced in a wide variety of forms at a rapid rate in universities. This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments. The study is written from the perspective of library professionals, analysing data from 26 semi-structured interviews of library staff from different UK institutions. This is an early qualitative contribution to the topic complementing existing quantitative and case study approaches. Results show that although libraries are playing a significant role in RDM, there is uncertainty and variation in the relationship with other stakeholders such as IT services and research support offices. Current emphases in RDM programmes are on developments of policies and guidelines, with some early work on technology infrastructures and support services. Drivers for developments include storage, security, quality, compliance, preservation, and sharing with libraries associated most closely with the last three. The paper also highlights a 'jurisdictional' driver in which libraries are claiming a role in this space. A wide range of factors, including governance, resourcing and skills, are identified as influencing ongoing developments. From the analysis, a model is constructed designed to capture the main aspects of an institutional RDM programme. This model helps to clarify the different issues involved in RDM, identifying layers of activity, multiple stakeholders and drivers, and a large number of factors influencing the implementation of any initiative. Institutions may usefully benchmark their activities against the data and model in order to inform ongoing RDM activity. PMID:25485539

Pinfield, Stephen; Cox, Andrew M; Smith, Jen

2014-01-01

352

Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences  

PubMed Central

The management of research data is now a major challenge for research organisations. Vast quantities of born-digital data are being produced in a wide variety of forms at a rapid rate in universities. This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments. The study is written from the perspective of library professionals, analysing data from 26 semi-structured interviews of library staff from different UK institutions. This is an early qualitative contribution to the topic complementing existing quantitative and case study approaches. Results show that although libraries are playing a significant role in RDM, there is uncertainty and variation in the relationship with other stakeholders such as IT services and research support offices. Current emphases in RDM programmes are on developments of policies and guidelines, with some early work on technology infrastructures and support services. Drivers for developments include storage, security, quality, compliance, preservation, and sharing with libraries associated most closely with the last three. The paper also highlights a ‘jurisdictional’ driver in which libraries are claiming a role in this space. A wide range of factors, including governance, resourcing and skills, are identified as influencing ongoing developments. From the analysis, a model is constructed designed to capture the main aspects of an institutional RDM programme. This model helps to clarify the different issues involved in RDM, identifying layers of activity, multiple stakeholders and drivers, and a large number of factors influencing the implementation of any initiative. Institutions may usefully benchmark their activities against the data and model in order to inform ongoing RDM activity. PMID:25485539

Pinfield, Stephen; Cox, Andrew M.; Smith, Jen

2014-01-01

353

Differently Able: A Review of Academic Library Websites for People with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research is based on the Library Services for People with Disabilities Policy, which was approved by the American Library Association in 2001. The policy identified focus areas for libraries including library services, facilities, collections, and assistive technology. Library websites frequently convey this information to users. Our study…

Cassner, Mary; Maxey-Harris, Charlene; Anaya, Toni

2011-01-01

354

The Value of Academic Libraries: Findings and Implications for the  

E-print Network

of institutional, not library, goals. · The project will identify measurable surrogates that demonstrate management Determine what libraries enables students, faculty, student affairs professionals, administrators and staff to do. Develop systems to collect data on individual library user behavior, while maintaining

Oakleaf, Megan

355

Current issues in the design of academic health sciences libraries: findings from three recent facility projects.  

PubMed

Planning a new health sciences library at the beginning of the twenty-first century is a tremendous challenge. Technology has radically changed the way libraries function in an academic environment and the services they provide. Some individuals question whether the library as place will continue to exist as information becomes increasingly available electronically. To understand how libraries resolve programming and building design issues, visits were made to three academic health sciences libraries that have had significant renovation or completed new construction. The information gathered will be valuable for planning a new library for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and may assist other health sciences librarians as they plan future library buildings. PMID:12883559

Nelson, Patricia P

2003-07-01

356

A Practical Guide to Academic Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for researchers introduces important research methodologies and data collecting techniques, provides a framework for the critical assessment of existing research, and encourages involvement of academics and practitioners in research. Chapter 1, on planning a research project, discusses scheduling, time management, and planning the…

Birley, Graham; Moreland, Neil

357

Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on parliamentary and legislative libraries presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Parliamentary Libraries and Networks," a brief overview by Dermot Englefield (United Kingdom) of the position of legislative libraries in national networks, the extent of legislative library

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

358

Academic Freedom: Problems in Conceptualization and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic freedom is of central importance to higher education and it affects all aspects of work at universities. It symbolizes academics' acceptance of the need for openness and flexibility (Balyer, 2011) and it protects the conditions leading to the creation of good teaching and learning, sound research, and scholarship (Atkinson, 2004).…

Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. M.

2014-01-01

359

Academic Research: Corporate Support Has Its Benefits.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A Twentieth Century Fund task force indicates that industry funding of academic research is not harmful to academic values if guidelines are followed. Some of the recommendations made by the task force are listed. One recommendation is that title to patents resulting from joint projects should be held by the university. (JN)

Chemical and Engineering News, 1984

1984-01-01

360

Organizational Schemes of Information Resources in Top 50 Academic Business Library Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the organizational schemes of information resources found in top 50 academic business library websites through content analysis and discusses the development and evaluation of the identified schemes.

Kim, Soojung; DeCoster, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

361

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Long-term Agricultural Research: A Research.bioone.org) is an electronic aggregator of bioscience research content, and the online home to over 160 journals and books/August 2008 / Vol. 58 No. 7 www.biosciencemag.org To meet the growing world demand for food, fuel, and fiber

Wall, Diana

362

Welcome to the National Wetlands Research Center Library: Successful Research Begins @ Your Library  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) library is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and is the only USGS library dedicated to wetland science. The mission of the NWRC library is to support the research and information needs of scientists, managers, and support personnel by providing a specialized, scientific collection of library materials and related information services that are responsive to and reflect internal and external customer needs and work processes. The NWRC library participates in international cataloging and resource sharing that allows libraries from throughout the world to borrow from its collections and lend to NWRC. This sharing of materials facilitates the research of other governmental agencies, universities, and those interested in the study of wetlands.

Broussard, Linda

2007-01-01

363

Document Structure and Digital Libraries: How Researchers Mobilize Information in Journal Articles.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how academic researchers disaggregate and reaggregate scientific journal articles in both print and digital environments. Analyzes data gathered in the NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI) project at the University of Illinois to describe how components are mobilized in the work of researchers as they identify, retrieve, read…

Bishop, Ann Peterson

1999-01-01

364

Incoming Graduate Students in the Social Sciences: How Much Do They Really Know about Library Research?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians provide information literacy instruction and research services to graduate students. To develop evidence-based library instruction and research services for incoming graduate students, the authors interviewed fifteen incoming graduate students in the social sciences and analyzed the interviews using the Association of College &…

Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Petr, Julie

2012-01-01

365

IFLA General Conference 1988. Division of General Research Libraries. Section on National Libraries; Section on Parliamentary Libraries; Section on University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries; Section on Library History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 12 papers in this compilation focus on the activities of general research libraries, i.e., national, parliamentary, and university libraries: (1) "Commercial and Revenue Raising Activities in National Libraries" (Maurice Line & Peter Scott, New Zealand); (2) "The End of All and Forever--On the Acquisition Policies of National Libraries and the…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

366

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may  

E-print Network

The University of Kentucky Libraries offer students many academic services at more than a dozen library locations across campus. Students may use any library, regardless of major. Once your WildCard 2.0 student ID is validated at a campus library, you can use it to check out materials at any location

MacAdam, Keith

367

Recommending Research Profiles for Multidisciplinary Academic Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigates how data on multidisciplinary collaborative experiences can be used to solve a novel problem: recommending research profiles of potential collaborators to academic researchers seeking to engage in multidisciplinary research collaboration. As the current domain theories of multidisciplinary collaboration are insufficient…

Gunawardena, Sidath Deepal

2013-01-01

368

Promotion and Publicity for On-Line Bibliographic Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A synthesis of the literature on the advertising and promoting of online bibliographic retrieval services in academic libraries was conducted to suggest specific approaches and methods that can be used to make the academic community more aware of these services. Six levels of activity in program planning for promoting online services are…

Paul, Herbert Jeffery

369

Management of Student Assistants in a Public Services Setting of an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a discussion of the activities and procedures associated with the management of student assistants in a public services setting of an academic library. Selection and hiring should be based on attitude, employment experience, academic credentials, graduation date, hours available for work, and potential communication skills. The supervisor must play an active role in orientation\\/training programs. Emphasizing the value

Donald G. Frank

1984-01-01

370

Are They Learning? Are We? Learning Outcomes and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the 1990s, the assessment of learning outcomes in academic libraries has accelerated rapidly, and librarians have come to recognize the necessity of articulating and assessing student learning outcomes. Initially, librarians developed tools and instruments to assess information literacy student learning outcomes. Now, academic librarians are…

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

371

Staying True to the Core: Designing the Future Academic Library Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2014, the practice of user experience design in academic libraries continues to evolve. It is typically applied in the context of interactions with digital interfaces. Some academic librarians are applying user experience approaches more broadly to design both environments and services with human-centered strategies. As the competition for the…

Bell, Steven J.

2014-01-01

372

The Mole's Dilemma: Ethical Aspects of Public Internet Access in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses ethical issues concerning public Internet access in academic libraries. Highlights include intellectual freedom, censorship, technical aspects of limiting or restricting use, legal liability for public use of computers for illegal purposes such as child pornography, and the importance of priority use of terminals by the primary academic

Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

1999-01-01

373

On-line Data Bases I. Use of Commercially Vended On-line Data Bases by Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part 1 of this study is an exploratory look at the use of on-line services in academic libraries. For this study Lockheed and System Development Corporation (SDC) were contacted and each listed a number of libraries which used their services. Academic libraries using MEDLINE were contacted, under the assumption that they also used other systems. A…

Hitchingham, Eileen E.

374

A Historical Perspective: The Root Cause for the Underdevelopment of User Services in Chinese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The low prioritizing of user service is a longstanding problem in Chinese academic libraries. While acknowledging various external and internal obstacles for this problem, this article argues that traditional library culture, as demonstrated throughout the article, constitutes the root cause for the underdevelopment of user services on information…

Liao, Jing

2004-01-01

375

Usability Testing of an Academic Library Web Site: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses usability testing as a tool for evaluating the effectiveness and ease of use of academic library Web sites; considers human-computer interaction; reviews major usability principles; and explores the application of formal usability testing to an existing site at the University at Buffalo (NY) libraries. (Author/LRW)

Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

2001-01-01

376

Striking a Balance: Effective Use of Facebook in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

As one of the fastest growing social networking sites, Facebook presents librarians with a prime opportunity to engage academic library patrons. A survey of 136 users at Western Michigan University (WMU) measured the effectiveness of Facebook as a marketing, reference, and instruction tool. It also measured user comfort and satisfaction with a library's presence on Facebook. The majority of respondents

Dianna E. Sachs; Edward J. Eckel; Kathleen A. Langan

2011-01-01

377

Usability testing of an academic library Web site: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Usability testing is an invaluable tool for evaluating the effectiveness and ease of use of academic library Web sites. This article reviews major usability principles and explores the application of formal usability testing to an existing site at the University at Buffalo libraries.

Brenda Battleson; Austin Booth; Jane Weintrop

2001-01-01

378

Ahead of the game : Developing academic library staff for the twenty-first century  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper looks at issues and trends in the building of a learning organisation for the coming century. There is initial consideration of the concept of the “hybrid library”, a phrase descriptive of the current evolutionary stage as perceived by British academic libraries, and some analysis of what this implies for the future skills requirement of information workers. Mechanisms for

Alasdair Paterson

1999-01-01

379

The Problems and Potential of MySpace and Facebook Usage in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

How are college students using and communicating with online social networking? How can these technologies be utilized by libraries and librarians? A review of the literature provides current context of social networking sites, the usage and viability of related technologies in academic libraries, and the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in facilitating student learning. Data from a survey and focus

Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

2008-01-01

380

Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries: Special Tools and Processes To Support Information Professionals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines issues of knowledge management within academic libraries and how reference librarians can become more effective as information intermediaries. Describes the common knowledge database (CKDB) developed at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus to more fully integrate libraries on campus and to facilitate the use and management of…

Jantz, Ron

2001-01-01

381

Subject Specialisation in Academic Libraries. Some Preliminary Observations on Role Conflict and Organizational Stress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Large university libraries organized on the basis of subject specialization can bring about organizational strains and conflict situations in career patterns of senior staff members. The need to recognize academic considerations for library promotions is stressed and a case made for the fullest involvement of senior staff in policy-making. (4…

Guttsman, W. L.

1973-01-01

382

The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the nature and value of undergraduate students' experiences with the academic library based on responses from more than 300,000 students between 1994 and 2002 to the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ). Highlights include demonstrating the library's educational value; information literacy; satisfaction with the college…

Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M.

2003-01-01

383

Authentication and authorisation infrastructure for the mobility of users of academic libraries : An overview of developments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To give an overview of the current state and trends in authentication and authorisation in satisfying academic library users' mobility and instant access to digital information resources, and to propose that libraries strongly support efforts to establish a global authentication and authorisation infrastructure. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An overview of some national projects towards such an infrastructure for public institutions,

Emil Hudomalj; Avgust Jauk

2006-01-01

384

Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure for the Mobility of Users of Academic Libraries: An Overview of Developments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To give an overview of the current state and trends in authentication and authorisation in satisfying academic library users' mobility and instant access to digital information resources, and to propose that libraries strongly support efforts to establish a global authentication and authorisation infrastructure.…

Hudomalj, Emil; Jauk, Avgust

2006-01-01

385

Academic Libraries and Automation: A Historical Reflection on Ralph Halsted Parker  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides a historical account of Ralph Halsted Parker and his work to automate libraries in the early to middle parts of the twentieth century. One of Parker's motivations to automate stemmed from a desire to professionalize academic librarianship, and this is evident in his administration as library director at the University of…

Burns, C. Sean

2014-01-01

386

Upgrading a ColdFusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article details the process of upgrading and expanding an existing academic medical library intranet to include a wiki, blog, discussion forum, and photo collection manager. The first version of the library's intranet from early 2002 was powered by ColdFusion software and existed primarily to allow staff members to author and store minutes of…

Vander Hart, Robert; Ingrassia, Barbara; Mayotte, Kerry; Palmer, Lisa A.; Powell, Julia

2010-01-01

387

Locally Generated Title Derivative Indexing in Academic and Public Libraries: A Survey of Current Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A library survey to examine and analyze locally generated title derivative keyword indexing in academic and public libraries and its findings are presented. The project was organized in two phases. The first attempted to identify successful title derivative indexing programs through a literature review, correspondence with individuals known to be…

Schwarz, Philip J.

388

The Academic Library in the Year 2001: Dream or Nightmare or Something in Between?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers the future of academic libraries in five main areas: (1) funding; (2) buildings and space, including storage options for print and nonprint materials; (3) library materials, including electronic journals and monographs, video, computer software, government information, resource sharing, and workstations; (4) staff, including the roles of…

Gorman, Michael

1991-01-01

389

Guide to Access: Government Documents. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the first of four in a series of guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publications since 1964. The guide describes the document collection in general, including the nature of the…

Amen, Kathleen L.

390

Academic Libraries: The Dimensions of Their Effectiveness. New Directions in Information Management, Number 32.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Librarians have not been able to agree on a meaning for library effectiveness that is both comprehensive and practical, expressed in terms that suggest directions for improvement. This book applies Kim Cameron's principles of organization effectiveness to the traditional issues of academic library effectiveness. The investigation described is…

McDonald, Joseph A.; Micikas, Lynda Basney

391

National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on national library services and activities, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The National Library of China in its Gradual Application of Modern Technology," a discussion by Zhu Nan and Zhu Yan (China) of microform usage and library automation; (2) "The…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

392

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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holder. #12;Research Note Fire History of a Relict Oak Woodland in Northeast Texas Michael C. Stambaugh,1 in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Fire History of a Relict Oak Woodland in Northeast Texas Author(s) :Michael C. Stambaugh, Jeff Sparks, Richard P. Guyette, and Gary Willson Source

Stambaugh, Michael C

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Military Education and Research Library Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The official Web presence of the military education libraries in the United States and Europe, MERLN links together the holdings and electronic information resources of fourteen libraries, collectively the "largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world." Users can select a Topic Area (or create a custom topic) or a specific catalog, and then search by title, author, subject heading, or advanced options. The databases are also browseable by author, title, subject, or year. A sample search under title keyword for all libraries for "carpet bombing" produced 74 hits, while "Antietam" produced 266. Hits for each library are listed in a frame on the left-hand side, while basic bibliographic information on each title is listed on the right, with links to more detailed information. Users can repeat previous searches and combine them with other searches using the History option and also save and email selected search returns. Please note that at present the library catalogs for the Marine Corps University Research Center, the Marshall Center, the US Coast Guard Academy, and the US Naval Academy cannot be directly searched from MERLN, but efforts are underway to correct the problem. Users can access the homepages of these libraries, and all of the others linked through MERLN, from the main page.

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The Education Function in a Digital Library Environment: A Challenge for College and Research Libraries.  

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Relates the results of pilot studies of Internet use in academic libraries to the education of users in a digital library environment. Interviews users and information professionals and reveals a need to develop user education programs that emphasize types of digital collections, interfaces, hardware and software requirements, and…

Kibirige, Harry M.; DePalo, Lisa

2001-01-01

395

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, October 14, 2005)  

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These proceedings document the fifth year of the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium", held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Thirty five peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, written by academic librarians, and presented at the symposium are included in this volume. Many of the entries have references and…

Ury, Connie Jo., Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.

2005-01-01

396

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (11th, Maryville, Missouri, November 4, 2011)  

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Twenty-three scholarly papers and twelve abstracts comprise the content of the eleventh annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.

2011-01-01

397

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of a Regional Academic Library Symposium (Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, October 10, 2003)  

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The 2003 Brick and Click is a one-day conference that focuses on providing library resources and services for students who are either on-campus learners or off-campus learners. The conference theme was "The Shape of Tomorrow". It is sponsored by the Northwest Missouri State University in order to offer academic librarians a forum for sharing…

Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.

2003-01-01

398

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (9th, Maryville, Missouri, November 6, 2009)  

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Twenty-one scholarly papers and fourteen abstracts comprise the content of the ninth annual "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium," held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of…

Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.

2009-01-01

399

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (10th, Maryville, Missouri, November 5, 2010)  

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Twenty-one scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the tenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Symposium, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The peer-reviewed proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.

2010-01-01

400

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Libraries Symposium (8th, Maryville, Missouri, November 7, 2008)  

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Eighteen scholarly papers and eighteen abstracts comprise the content of the 8th "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium," held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. Many of the…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.

2008-01-01

401

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (6th, Maryville, Missouri, November 3, 2006)  

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These proceedings document the sixth year of the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium," held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, on November 3, 2006. Thirty-four peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, written by academic librarians, and presented at the symposium are included in this volume. Many of the entries…

Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.

2006-01-01

402

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Libraries Symposium (7th, Maryville, Missouri, November 2, 2007)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty-three scholarly papers and eleven abstracts reflect the content of the seventh "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium," held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship. Many of…

Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Park, Sarah G., Ed.

2007-01-01

403

Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library  

E-print Network

With the design of new libraries increasingly emphasizing support for collaborative activity, librarians need to understand how and why their users are working together in library spaces. No published studies quantify the ...

Silver, Howard

404

The Privatization of Public University Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Are we witnessing the privatization of public university research libraries? There is convincing evidence that, in an era of decreasing state support for public higher education, public universities have begun to resemble private universities, particularly in their sources of revenue. A number of indicators demonstrate that public universities,…

Franklin, Brinley

2007-01-01

405

American Indian Studies. Library Research Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to sources for students at San Diego State University doing library research in topics related to American Indian Studies begins by noting that information on North American Indians can be found in a variety of subject disciplines including history, anthropology, education, sociology, health care, law, business, and politics. The…

White, Phillip M.

406

The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the extent the Library factors into college choice; impact of recruitment efforts on Library service is also considered. Much is written about college choice, but a literature review reveals little about Library influence. A survey was administered to students who currently attend college, or have in the past, that asked…

Lombard, Emmett

2012-01-01

407

Communicating Mission: An Analysis of Academic Library Web Sites  

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As libraries experience changes in their environment, communicating to stakeholders about the changes as well as the library's mission, strategies, and responses to the changes is critical. Such communication serves well to inform how the change management integrates with the mission of the library so that stakeholders have a shared understanding…

Kuchi, Triveni

2006-01-01

408

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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of abundance were Culex theileri Theobald, Culex pipiens L., Culiseta longiareolata Macquart, Anopheles in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Host-Feeding Pattern of Culex theileri (Diptera, TRANSMISSION Host-Feeding Pattern of Culex theileri (Diptera: Culicidae), Potential Vector of Dirofilaria

Figuerola, Jordi

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Host-Feeding Patterns of Native Culex pipiens holder. #12;SHORT COMMUNICATION Host-Feeding Patterns of Native Culex pipiens and Invasive Aedes identiŢcation from two sympatric mosquito species (the invasive Ae. albopictus and the native Culex

Figuerola, Jordi

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Field Evaluation of Petroleum Spray Oil publisher as copyright holder. #12;108 Florida Entomologist 97(1) March 2014 FIELD EVALUATION OF PETROLEUM, Brazil and Southeast Asia. Eggplant growers apply carbaryl 10 to 15 times against this pest during each

Reddy, Gadi VP

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Home-Range Analysis in Sceloporus undulatus in Sceloporus undulatus (Eastern Fence Lizard). I. Spacing Patterns and the Context of Territorial Behavior behavioral observations of Sceloporus undulatus (eastern fence lizard) to inves- tigate (1) spacing patterns

Dever, Jennifer A.

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similarities between Procyon lotor shufeldti and P. pygmaeus indicate a clear relationship, some specific in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Procyon pygmaeus (Carnivora: Procyonidae) Author holder. #12;Procyon pygmaeus (Carnivora: Procyonidae) ALEJANDRA DE VILLA-MEZA, RAFAEL AVILA

Hayssen, Virginia

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of Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum) in Rocky Mountain National Park Author(s): James E. Bromberg, Sunil Kumar holder. #12;Research Distributional Changes and Range Predictions of Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum* Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.), an invasive winter annual grass, may be increasing in extent

MacDonald, Lee

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: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00080.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Bio

Borsdorf, Axel

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1643/0045-8511%282002%29002%5B1078%3AGDPSAG %5D2.0.CO%3B2 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Bio

Dever, Jennifer A.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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://www.bioone.org/doi/ full/10.1893/0005-3155%282008%2979%5B115%3ADASOWR%5D2.0.CO%3B2 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Bio

Dever, Jennifer A.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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, 24 West Chewuch, Winthrop, WA 98862, USA ABSTRACT Lynx (Lynx canadensis) occur in the northern in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Habitat Fragmentation and the Persistence of Lynx and permissions requests should be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;Lynx Special

Dever, Jennifer A.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Bird Species and Numbers of Birds in Oak Savannas holder. #12;BIRD SPECIES AND NUMBERS OF BIRDS IN OAK SAVANNAS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN BORDERLANDS REGION Service, Phoenix, AZ85006; ffolpete@ag.arizona.edu ABSTRACT Oak savannas of the Southwestern Borderlands

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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species, Lupinus lepidus, germination was highest following heat shock treatments to the dormant seed in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Germination of Three Native Lupinus Species-0005 Germination of Three Native Lupinus Species in Response to Temperature Abstract Understanding germination

LeRoy, Carri J.

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. New Insights into the Phylogeny of Angelica of Plant Taxonomists DOI 10.1600/036364413X662060 New insights into the Phylogeny of Angelica and its@scu.edu.cn) Communicating Editor: Allan J. Bornstein Abstract--Classification of Angelica and its allies is complex

Downie, Stephen R.

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and Canis latrans Say (Coyote) (Phillips et al. 2003). After re-introduction, most research concerning Red Abstract - Canis rufus (Red Wolf) is critically endangered, with the only wild popula- tion consisting. Prior to the re-introduction of Canis rufus Audubon and Bachman (Red Wolf) into part of their native

Steury, Todd D.

422

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Identification of Urinary Biomarkers from X holder. #12;Identification of Urinary Biomarkers from X-Irradiated Mice Using NMR Spectroscopy Congju of Urinary Biomarkers from X-Irradiated Mice Using NMR Spectroscopy. Radiat. Res. 175, 622­630 (2011

Brenner, David Jonathan

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Development of Urinary Biomarkers for Internal reserved. DOI: 10.1667/RR13479.1 Development of Urinary Biomarkers for Internal Exposure by Cesium-137- Eisele, M., Melo, D., Brenner, D. J., Guilmette, R. A. and Fornace Jr., A. J. Development of Urinary

Brenner, David Jonathan

424

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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, and environmental science (Chopra, 2006). Synthetic biologists take an engineering approach The Biologists' Forum have advised students working on a variety of research topics, including cell biology, mo- lecular and disseminate their results through presentations and publications. However, about four years ago, our active un

Campbell, A. Malcolm

425

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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. We focus here on the principal issues that have been emphasized over the past two decades in policy resources from national and regional state authorities to local communities, as well as on the long-term effects of privatizing pasture land. Keywords: Research agenda; pastoralism; former Soviet Union; Central

Richner, Heinz

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research.  

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Spotted Knapweed Utilization by Sequential Cattle should be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;Spotted Knapweed Utilization the invasive perennial forb spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe L. ssp. micranthos [Gugler] Hayek). Some

Maxwell, Bruce D.

427

International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference Papers. General Research Libraries Division: Parliamentary Libraries and National Libraries Sections (47th, Leipzig, East Germany, August 17-22, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of papers presented to the General Research Libraries Division of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) during its 47th annual conference (1981) includes: "The Effect of the Introduction of Computers on Library and Research Staff," by Gilbert Gude; "Libraries as Information Service Agencies (IVS)," by Franz Georg…

Gude, Gilbert; And Others

428

Association of College & Research Libraries [Last reviewed in the Scout Report on February 20, 2001  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) whose members are academic librarians and other interested individuals. Currently, ACRL's over 12,000 members account for nearly 20 percent of the total ALA membership. On the homepage, visitors can browse through areas that include Consulting Services, Awards & Scholarship, News & Press Center, and Online Learning. In the Advocacy & Issues area, visitors can learn about the ACRL's work in assisting the cause of specialized libraries and also read some advocacy papers and briefs. Moving on, the Publications area contains links to the Association's monthly news magazine, College & Research Libraries News and the bimonthly journal, College & Research Libraries. Additionally, visitors can sign up for news updates and connect via Twitter and other social media.

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Quantitative Study of the Value of Research Libraries: A Foundation for the Evaluation of Digital Libraries  

E-print Network

Quantitative Study of the Value of Research Libraries: A Foundation for the Evaluation of Digital Libraries Paul B. Kantor and Tefko Saracevic LIS and Rutgers Distributed Laboratory for Digital Libraries School of Communication, Information and Library Studies Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ {kantor

430

The Impact of Change on Research Libraries: The State Library of New South Wales.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the impact of change on the State Library of New South Wales (Australia), a large public research library charged with the care and continuing use of a documentary heritage. The first section provides background on the State Library, including history, collection, mission, and use. The second section describes library clients,…

Brodie, Maxine

431

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 214-224. February 11-March 31, 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eleven issues of "Fast Facts" from the Library Research Service cover information from libraries across Colorado. These issues focus on topics from the public, academic, and school sectors. These topics include patron use of AskColorado (a statewide virtual reference service) and the rising use of online services. The "Fast Facts" also look at…

Steffen, Nicolle Olivia; Lance, Keith Curry; Lietzau, Zeth; Dickenson, Don

2005-01-01

432

Database search services as a basic service in academic health sciences libraries.  

PubMed

Mediated search services, usually offered for a fee, are commonplace in academic health sciences libraries. At the same time, users of these services have numerous self-service options available to them; for example, CD-ROMs and locally mounted databases. In keeping with its philosophy of access to rather than ownership of information, the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and Information Center (HSLIC) changed its policy from charging clients for mediated searching to offering mediated searches as an essential service of the library. By taking this step, HSLIC moved closer to becoming a true "library without walls." This paper describes HSLIC's experience with changing its policy and examines the issues surrounding use of the collection budget to subsidize access to online information in academic health sciences libraries. PMID:7841905

Jankowski, T A; Martin, E R

1994-10-01

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National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on national networks and national libraries and information centers presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Networking Developments in the U.S. at the National Level," in which Warren J. Haas predicts the development of links between existing library bibliographic networks, the…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

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Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on parliamentary and legislative libraries, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Need for and Use of Parliamentary Papers," a report by Eeva-Maija Tammekann on the results of a 1983 survey of 37 parliamentary libraries (with a 51% response rate) covering types of…

International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

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Academic Libraries: Their Rationale and Role in American Higher Education. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, No. 84.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to educate campus administrators on the issues facing their libraries, and the role that a library should have on the campus. Chapters are: (1) "The Academic Library: Its Place and Role in the Institution" (Joanne R. Euster); (2) "What Community Colleges Need from Their Libraries" (David R. Dowell & Jack A. Scott); (3)…

McCabe, Gerald B., Ed.; Person, Ruth J., Ed.

436

Best Practices for Integrating E-books in Academic Libraries: A Literature Review From 2005 to Present  

Microsoft Academic Search

LibraryJournal's 2011 Ebook Penetration and Use in U.S. Libraries Survey testifies to e-books’ increasing popularity in academic libraries. This review tracked literature published from 2005 that focused on academic librarians’ best practices for acquiring, cataloging, maintaining, and promoting e-books at their institutions. Some of these practices include implementing trial accesses, considering institutional requirements, providing an e-book presence in the library

Barbara Blummer; Jeffrey Kenton

2012-01-01

437

Humor in the Academic Library: You Must Be Joking! or, How Many Academic Librarians Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on appropriate and potentially helpful applications of workplace humor to enhance the work atmosphere in academic libraries. Provides an overview of humor literature and Internet sites. Discusses a conference on incorporating humor into the workplace, humor in academic libraries, personal applications, and applications for management in…

Black, Leah; Forro, Denise

1999-01-01

438

ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bimonthly newsletter offers a forum for discussion of research library issues and actions. Regular features include: Current Issues; Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing; Federal Relations; Coalition for Networked Information; Office of Management Services; ARL Activities; and ARL Calendar. Newsletter highlights include the following…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

1995-01-01

439

Brick and Click Libraries: How Do We Support Both? Proceedings of a Regional Academic Library Symposium (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri & Nebraska) (1st, Maryville, Missouri, October 26, 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the proceedings of a Regional Academic Library Symposium, "Brick and Click Libraries." Contributors are professionals from colleges and universities in the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Papers include: "Library Web Site Redesign and Usability Testing" (Michelle Beattie and Susan Sykes Berry); "The…

Meldrem, Joyce A., Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.

440

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Annual Statistics: a thematic history  

PubMed Central

The Annual Statistics of Medical School Libraries in the United States and Canada (Annual Statistics) is the most recognizable achievement of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries in its history to date. This article gives a thematic history of the Annual Statistics, emphasizing the leadership role of editors and Editorial Boards, the need for cooperation and membership support to produce comparable data useful for everyday management of academic medical center libraries and the use of technology as a tool for data gathering and publication. The Annual Statistics' origin is recalled, and survey features and content are related to the overall themes. The success of the Annual Statistics is evident in the leadership skills of the first editor, Richard Lyders, executive director of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The history shows the development of a survey instrument that strives to produce reliable and valid data for a diverse group of libraries while reflecting the many complex changes in the library environment. The future of the Annual Statistics is assured by the anticipated changes facing academic health sciences libraries, namely the need to reflect the transition from a physical environment to an electronic operation. PMID:12883579

Shedlock, James; Byrd, Gary D.

2003-01-01

441

The Emerging Virtual Research Library. SPEC Kit 186.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication describes the results of a 1992 survey of Association of Research Libraries member libraries to determine the extent to which they are becoming virtual libraries, i.e., libraries in which computer and telecommunications technologies make access to a wide range of information resources possible. Areas covered by the survey included…

Schiller, Nancy

442

Slide Libraries: A Guide for Academic Institutions and Museums.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a manual for slide (transparency) libraries and a review of procedures in many libraries across the country. Within the book can be found a background of slide librarianship and a description of administration and staffing procedures and organization. The classification and cataloging of slides is detailed with descriptions of the systems…

Irvine, Betty Jo

443

Barcoding a Small Academic Library: Avoiding the Pitfalls.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Relates the Seminole Community College (Florida) library's experience barcoding a collection of materials and provides practical suggestions on how to implement barcoding in other libraries. Highlights include a barcode plan (smart barcodes and dumb barcodes), worker guidelines, problems encountered, and costs. An annotated bibliography and seven…

Linsley, Laurie S.; Jones, Leona

1994-01-01

444

From “user” to “customer”: TQM in academic libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a retrospective overview of total quality management (TQM) in the context of library services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper presents a study of TQM and a comparative analysis of TQM in the library context. Findings – Studies of both theoretical principles and experimental implementations demonstrate that it is worthwhile to introduce

Hong Wang

2006-01-01

445

ESULA: changing perceptions of the academic library through student activism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The influences of electronic information access and social networking through Facebook and other communications have, in many respects, lessened the relative importance of going to the library building as a physical place and space. Changes in general college\\/university culture such as fewer residential students and more non-traditional students contribute in turn to a disconnect with library resources and

Cynthia Akers

2011-01-01

446

The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was undertaken to determine whether the libraries of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the College of the Holy Cross, and Clark University should be merged. Four types of data were collected: (1) objective--quantitative analyses of faculty and student use of the libraries and collection duplication/triplication; (2) subjective--opinions…

Kaser, David; Davis, Jinnie Y.

447

The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the surface, SFX, utilizing the concept of context-sensitive linking among library resources, promises the ability to obtain full text effortlessly. This paper reports on the results of a three-fold study--online survey, focus group interviews, and sample testing analysis--to examine library end-user and librarian expectations and experiences…

Wakimoto, Jina Choi; Walker, David S.; Dabbour, Katherine S.

2006-01-01

448

Trends in Automation in American Academic Libraries: Ohio University's Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three decades of applications of information technology and library automation at Ohio University are chronicled in this paper. The first major development highlighted is the founding of OCLC (the Ohio College Library Center) as a cooperative cataloging device in the 1960s. OCLC's growth is traced from when it was a small organization of two staff…

Lee, Hwa-Wei

449

Academ Academ ModernAcademLanguagesAcademandAcademLiteraturesAcadem PageAcadem189SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010-2011AcademCatalog modern langUages and literatUres  

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,AcademLiteratureAcademandAcademCultureAcademofAcademtheAcademGerman- SpeakingAcademWorld,AcademEthnicAcademMinorityAcademStudies,AcademFeministSpanish,AcademResearchAcademSkills,AcademLatinAcademAmeri- canAcademLiterature,AcademCulture,AcademResearchAcadem JorgeAcademPorrasAcadem/AcademSpanish,AcademTheoreticalAcademLinguisticsAcadem JeffreyAcademReederAcadem/AcademSpanish,AcademAppliedAcademLinguistics,AcademPortugueseAcadem Christine

Ravikumar, B.

450

How hyper are we? A look at hypermedia management in academic health sciences libraries.  

PubMed

Advances in instruction-delivery technology have a direct impact on academic media centers. New technology challenges librarians philosophically, financially, and ethically to provide access to information and instructional systems. Each institution has a unique set of circumstances governing decisions to provide access to hypermedia. If patron needs are met satisfactorily through labs outside the library, it may not be necessary for the library to incorporate hypermedia into its collection. Other library media centers may serve as a main point of access, or a substantial alternative computing resource may exist in departments or professional schools. Regardless of which route is taken, hypermedia is a viable instructional delivery system and can coexist with traditional services. Future studies on various aspects of hypermedia and multimedia management should be encouraged. Academic health sciences librarians would benefit from the study of hypermedia and multimedia collection-development policies, equipment, and personnel management. As computer networking of multimedia and image databases becomes available, it will be interesting to see the role academic health sciences libraries assume in integrating these data-bases with traditional information-delivery systems. Changing technology and instructional methods will affect budgets as well as library relationships with academic departments and computing centers. PMID:8428192

Widzinski, L

1993-01-01

451

Workshop Research Library: Bibliography on Game Theory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Compiled by M. Charlotte Hess of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, this new bibliography provides extensive coverage of a major research area. Bibliography on Game Theory organizes 909 citations on the study of game theory. The extensive bibliography is presented as a large HTML files; hence, users must rely on their browsers' Find functions to search for desired items. The bibliography is one of the ten posted by the Workshop Research Library. Other bibliographies cover topics such as Institutional Analysis and Development, Self-Governance, and Citizen Participation.

452

Map it @ WSU: Development of a Library Mapping System for Large Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Wayne State University Library System launched its library mapping application in February 2010, designed to help locate materials in the five WSU libraries. The system works within the catalog to show the location of materials, as well as provides a web form for use at the reference desk. Developed using PHP and MySQL, it requires only minimal effort to

Paul Gallagher

2010-01-01

453

Out on the Web: The Relationship between Campus Climate and GLBT-Related Web-based Resources in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the relationship between the perceived campus environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students at colleges and universities and how academic libraries have deployed GLBT-related resources on the Web. Recommendations are made for increasing GLBT-related materials and information in academic libraries.…

Ciszek, Matthew P.

2011-01-01

454

The Sum Is Greater than the Parts: Cross-Institutional Collaboration for Information Literacy in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the progress that academic libraries have made in building cross-institutional collaborations for information literacy, focusing on national collaborative efforts through professional organizations, multi-type local collaborations such as K-12/academic library partnerships, and collaborative efforts between peer institutions. Includes…

Hope, Charity B.; Peterson, Christina A.

2002-01-01

455

Academic Job Placements in Library and Information Science Field: A Case Study Performed on ALISE Web-Based Postings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study investigated and analyzed the state of academic web-based job announcements in Library and Information Science Field. The purpose of study was to get in depth understanding about main characteristics and trends of academic job market in Library and Information science field. The study focused on web-based version announcement as it was…

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

2010-01-01

456

Secondary Access Storage of Books in Small and Medium-Sized Academic Libraries: A Proposal for an Experimental Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The steady growth of the academic libraries reflects a true increase in the body of human knowledge. The average academic library either now has, or will have within the next few years, a severe space problem related to housing of books. The seemingly limitless growth of space needs creates problems compounded by rising costs of buildings and…

Spyers-Duran, Peter

457

Deepening Our Understanding of Academic Inbreeding Effects on Research Information Exchange and Scientific Output: New Insights for Academic Based Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the impact of academic inbreeding in relation to academic research, and proposes a new conceptual framework for its analysis. We find that mobility (or lack of) at the early research career stage is decisive in influencing academic behaviors and scientific productivity. Less mobile academics have more inward oriented…

Horta, Hugo

2013-01-01

458

Collection development and outsourcing in academic health sciences libraries: a survey of current practices.  

PubMed

Academic health sciences libraries in the United States and Canada were surveyed regarding collection development trends, including their effect on approval plan and blanket order use, and use of outsourcing over the past four years. Results of the survey indicate that serials market forces, budgetary constraints, and growth in electronic resources purchasing have resulted in a decline in the acquisition of print items. As a result, approval plan use is being curtailed in many academic health sciences libraries. Although use of blanket orders is more stable, fewer than one-third of academic health sciences libraries report using them currently. The decline of print collections suggests that libraries should explore cooperative collection development of print materials to ensure access and preservation. The decline of approval plan use and the need for cooperative collection development may require additional effort for sound collection development. Libraries were also surveyed about their use of outsourcing. Some libraries reported outsourcing cataloging and shelf preparation of books, but none reported using outsourcing for resource selection. The reason given most often for outsourcing was that it resulted in cost savings. As expected, economic factors are driving both collection development and outsourcing practices. PMID:10219477

Blecic, D D; Hollander, S; Lanier, D

1999-04-01

459

National Wetlands Research Center: Library Digital Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) "is a source and clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large." The NWRC Library Digital Collection contains an abundance of technical reports in pdf format spanning the last couple decades from such institutions as the US Fish and Wildlife Service; the USGS Biological Resources Division; and the National Biological Service. The site also contains an archived Species Profiles collection from the US Fish and Wildlife Service with 126 downloadable profiles "designed to provide coastal managers, engineers, and biologists with a brief, comprehensive sketch of the biological characteristics and environmental requirements of the species and to describe how populations of the species may be expected to react to environmental changes caused by coastal development." The Library Digital Collection archives contain a Habitat Suitability Index Models Series and a Waterfowl Management Handbook from the US Fish and Wildlife Service as well.

460

Measuring Academic Capacity: Research in Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful, sustainable initiatives in communities are community-based, community-paced, and community-led. In addition, the unique culture of each community is a protective factor, contributing to that community's physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Academic researchers working with six First Nations and one Metis Settlement asked,…

Fletcher, Fay; Rousell, Davina D.; Worrell, Stephanie; McLean, Barb; Baydala, Lola

2012-01-01

461

Chapter Meeting and Academic Research Presentation  

E-print Network

Chapter Meeting and Academic Research Presentation: "Fighting Fraud in Non-Profit Organizations" (1-hour CPE) Fraud occurs in nonprofits of all sizes but small organizations suffer the most loss an understanding of why nonprofits are more susceptible to frauds, and provide strategies to help prevent

New Mexico, University of

462

Benchmarking Academic Research Output in Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of faculty published research output in Australia's university system in 1991 resulted in national benchmarks of faculty publications productivity (number of publications per 10 equivalent academic staff members), for each of 13 publication types, for the highest performing institution, and the highest performing units within any…

Murphy, Penelope S.

1995-01-01

463

Integrated Media Operations in an Academic Library: A Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes integration of media center, library, computer systems, and common distribution systems for nonprint resources at California State University-Chico. Highlights include administration; functions (acquisition, selection and collection development, production activities, circulation, reserve); formats (film, video, filmstrip, slides,…

Hardy, Carol L.; Sessions, Judith A.

1985-01-01

464

Quality markers and use of electronic journals in an academic health sciences library*  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Patterns of use of electronic versions of journals supplied by an academic health sciences library were examined to determine whether they differed from patterns of use among corresponding print titles and to relate the applicability of print collection development practices to an electronic environment. Methods: Use data supplied by three major vendors of electronic journals were compared to reshelving data for corresponding print titles, impact factors, and presence on Brandon/Hill Lists. Results: In collections where one-click access from a database record to the full text of articles was possible, electronic use correlated with print use across journal pairs. In both versions, Brandon/Hill titles were used more frequently than non-Brandon/Hill titles, use had modest correlations with journals' impact factors, and clinical use appeared to be higher than research use. Titles that had not been selected for the library's print collections, but which were bundled into publishers' packages, received little use compared to electronic titles also selected in print. Conclusions: Collection development practices based on quality and user needs can be applied with confidence to the electronic environment. Facilitating direct connections between citation databases and the corresponding journal articles regardless of platform or publisher will support scholarship and quality health care. PMID:15243637

Wulff, Judith L.; Nixon, Neal D.

2004-01-01

465

ARL Academic Law and Medical Library Statistics, 1992-93 to 1994-95.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports data for the law and medical components of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) university libraries in the United States and Canada. Tables of summary data for collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services are presented separately for law and medical libraries by fiscal year. In addition, footnotes to…

Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Maxwell, Kimberly A., Comp.

466

Leadership of Academics in Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Leadership is a key issue for universities and is increasingly regarded as beneficial to improved performance across all activities, including research. This article reports on part of a completed doctoral study that had the aim of developing a deeper understanding of the role of leadership as it relates to hospitality management research by…

Ball, Stephen

2007-01-01

467

Graduate Student Needs in Relation to Library Research Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, graduate study includes a research component, requiring library skills to locate relevant literature. Upon matriculation into graduate programs, many students are underprepared in library research skills, making library instruction a priority for the success of graduate students. This qualitative study, utilizing emergent design,…

Young, Shawna; Jacobs, Warren

2013-01-01

468

Are We Covering Our Own Backyards?: An Analysis of Local Research Guides Created by Academic Business Librarians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines local research guides created by academic business librarians to assist patrons with researching the communities (towns, cities, and regions) where their schools are located. A key finding is that only 33% of the libraries surveyed provide guides to local research, while 80% provide guides to international research. (Contains 2…

Lyons, Charles

2009-01-01

469

Academic Services Subject Librarians  

E-print Network

Academic Services Subject Librarians Academic Liaison Librarians Delivering specialist library and research support Subject Librarians ­ Exeter Campus Academic Liaison Librarians ­ Cornwall Campus Within Academic Services on the Exeter Campus, there is a team of Subject Librarians whose role is to provide

Mumby, Peter J.

470

Comparing Service Priorities between Staff and Users in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Member Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the results for participating Association of Research Libraries from the 2006 LibQUAL+[R] library service quality survey, we examine the service priorities of library staff (for example, whether desired scores for each survey item are above or below average) and the extent to which they are aligned with the priorities of undergraduates,…

Jaggars, Damon E.; Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Duffy, Jocelyn S.

2009-01-01

471

Comparing Service Priorities Between Staff and Users in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Member Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the results for participating Association of Research Libraries from the 2006 LibQUAL+® library service quality survey, we examine the service priorities of library staff (for example, whether desired scores for each survey item are above or below average) and the extent to which they are aligned with the priorities of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Item priorities were compared

Shanna Smith Jaggars Damon E. Jaggars; Jocelyn S. Duffy

2009-01-01

472

The establishment of an academic health sciences library in a developing country: a case study.  

PubMed Central

The development of a Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) and an academic health sciences library for the University of the West Indies (UWI) has proven to be a polemical and political issue due to the depressed economy of the country. Although FMS is still shrouded in politics and controversy after its inaugural year, the Medical Sciences Library (MSL) has expanded its dimensions and is actively developing a biomedical information network within the country. This will result in better dissemination and control of biomedical information. The library now participates in joint projects with other health sciences libraries in the country with the goal of joint automated listings of holdings and shared cataloging projects. This paper examines the development of the library and explains the difficulties experienced in its developmental stages due to politics, the delay in appointment of a medical sciences librarian, and the financial decline in the local economy. PMID:1884084

Ellis, L S

1991-01-01

473

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Acquisition and Collection Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliographic essay examines the difficulties associated with the selection, licensing, acquisition, and management of e-books in academic libraries. The potential advantages of e-book technology are likely to be realized only to the extent that they advance the economic goals of e-book suppliers and are consistent with the legal framework…

Walters, William H.

2013-01-01

474

Yahoo Works with Academic Libraries on a New Project to Digitize Books  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the most recent search-engine company to join with academic libraries in digitizing large collections of books to make them easily searchable online. Yahoo Inc. has teamed up with the University of California system, the University of Toronto, and several archives and technology companies on a project that could potentially…

Carlson, Scott; Young, Jeffrey R.

2005-01-01

475

Networked Information Retrieval Tools in the Academic Environment: Towards a Cybernetic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature of networked information retrieval tools to explore the concept of an interactive text-based virtual reality environment that would encompass resources currently available on the Internet. Highlights include academic libraries, electronic mail, hypertext navigation systems, wide area information servers, knowbots and…

Brett, George H., II

1993-01-01

476

Diversity in Libraries: Academic Residency Programs. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 15 essays written by 19 librarians who participated in minority residency programs in academic libraries and 5 essays written by 6 professionals who served as residency program administrators. The following essays are included: (1) "The University of California, Santa Barbara Fellowship--A Program in Transition" (Detrice…

Cogell, Raquel V., Ed.; Gruwell, Cindy A., Ed.

477

A Survey of Private Ohio Academic Libraries' Physical Processing Practices for Circulating Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Little guidance is given in today's general technical services or cataloging textbooks to assist librarians in making decisions on procedures for the physical preparation of materials prior to placement on the shelves for public access. As small, private academic libraries face automation of circulation, addition of security systems, and debates…

Factor, Olivia Spaid

478

Compact Disk Indexing and Its Effects on Activities in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the effects of compact disk technology on a medium-sized academic library. Statistical data before and after the acquisition of compact disk indexes are compared in the areas of staff training; librarians' teaching loads; reference desk activity; periodicals acquisition, use, and retention; interlibrary loan activity; and online…

Moore, May M.

1990-01-01

479

The Current State of Middle Management Preparation, Training, and Development in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the management experience, preparation, and training possessed by middle managers in academic libraries through the analysis of survey results. The analysis showed both advances in middle management preparation over recent decades and room for improvement in several aspects of management development and training within the…

Rooney, Michael P.

2010-01-01

480

Characteristics of Team-Based Organization Introduced to Academic Libraries in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was performed to analyze characteristics of a team-based organization introduced lately to many academic libraries in South Korea. The major areas of exploration included the introduction of the team approach, team empowerment, leadership of team leaders, open communication, and the director's commitment. The study used a survey design with a questionnaire delivered to staff who worked at thirty-seven

Hye-Young Yoon

2005-01-01

481

A Survey and Empirical Study of Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virtual Reference Services (VRS) have high user satisfaction. The main problem is its low usage. We surveyed 100 academic library web sites to understand how VRS are presented. We then conducted a usability study to further test an active VRS model regarding its effectiveness.

Mu, Xiangming; Dimitroff, Alexandra; Jordan, Jeanette; Burclaff, Natalie

2011-01-01

482

Commercial Social Media and the Erosion of the Commons: Implications for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent scholarship challenges the celebratory discourse surrounding Web 2.0. This paper engages with this scholarship to examine critically the implications of academic libraries' presence within commercially owned social media spaces. It considers the apparent contradiction between work to promote the principles of open access and the idea of the…

Lilburn, Jeff

2012-01-01

483

Web Analytics: A Picture of the Academic Library Web Site User  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…

Black, Elizabeth L.

2009-01-01

484

Geospatial Technology Support in Small Academic Libraries: Time to Jump on Board?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many librarians at small academic institutions have been wondering if they can, or even should, support the use of geospatial technology on their campuses. At the Middlebury College Libraries, we have developed a model of support for geospatial technology which we think might be versatile and transferable enough to try elsewhere.

Macfarlane, Carrie M.; Rodgers, Christopher M.

2008-01-01

485

Assigned Leaders in Unionized Environments: Coping with the Economic Recession and Its Aftermath in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the fact that the rate of unionism has grown in institutions of higher education over the past several decades, and the recent economic recession occurred at the same time that academic libraries faced accelerating changes in scholarly communication and technology, increased demands for accountability, and heightened external competition,…

Lim, Adriene

2012-01-01

486

Measuring the Economic Value of the Electronic Scientific Information Services in Portuguese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article has three main objectives: i) to describe the use patterns of electronic and traditional resources in Portuguese academic libraries; ii) to estimate the value of the Portuguese electronic scientific information consortium b-on by using two alternative valuation methodologies; iii) to relate the use patterns with the valuation of b-on.…

Melo, Luiza Baptista; Pires, Cesaltina Pacheco

2011-01-01

487

Toward Improved Collections in Medical Humanities: Fiction in Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although fiction plays a prominent role in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities (MH), it is physically and intellectually isolated from non-fiction in academic health sciences libraries. Using the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (LAMD) as a tool for selection and subject analysis, we suggest a method of integrating fiction…

Dali, Keren; Dilevko, Juris

2006-01-01

488

Decision Support for the Academic Library Acquisition Budget Allocation via Circulation Database Mining.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This model addresses the use of past circulation data to support allocating an academic library acquisition budget. Suggests that the budget allocation should be able to reflect a requirement that the more a department makes use of its acquired materials in the present year, the more it can budget for the coming year. (Author/LRW)

Kao, S. -C.; Chang, H. -C.; Lin, C. -H.

2003-01-01

489

Diffusion of an Innovation: Digital Reference Service in Carnegie Foundation Master's (Comprehensive) Academic Institution Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyses academic digital reference services in institutions categorized as Master's (Comprehensive) Universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching that offer undergraduate and master's degree education within the framework of diffusion of innovation theory. Focuses on the extent and rate of diffusion, library

White, Marilyn Domas

2001-01-01

490

Guide to U.S. Documents in Science and Technology. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the fourth of four in a series of guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publications since 1964. Focusing on the scientific and technical documents that are available in the library's…

Amen, Kathleen L.

491

Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the influences of the antecedent factors on the complaints and resulting behaviors of 582 university library users in South Korea. There were statistically significant relationships between personal norms and negative word of mouth and indirect voice behaviors, between service importance and negative word-of-mouth behavior,…

Oh, Dong-Geun

2004-01-01

492

Preservation Needs of Children's Literature in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preservation needs survey of children's literature collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries is analyzed. The genre, the subject of a growing body of scholarship, has enduring value and is collected in universities to support programs in literature, education, art, cultural history, and more. Even well known children's…

Morris, Patricia A.

2010-01-01

493

Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on the Library  

E-print Network

. LIBR voiced concerns that electronic formats do not emulate the printed page or contain pictures, charts, and advertisements, and that future gaps in collections will appear. LIBR asked that the Library Loren Partridge, chair of the Art History, the Visual Arts, and Classics Task Force, and approved moving

California at Berkeley, University of

494

Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents analyses that look at the many factors that can impact student success, such as technological capability, diversity, and information literacy. The importance of libraries' partnership with other members of the higher education community in working toward a common goal of student success is also examined. Further, the book gives…

Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, Ed.; Kross, Andrea, Ed.

495

Academic libraries – measuring up: assessment and collaboration for student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe how the Florida State University Libraries used assessment data with other campus partners to gain funding and resources for new initiatives. When general funding sources were threatened, alternative funding sources from these campus partners were used to jump-start new initiatives designed to enhance student success. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is a case study

Rachel Besara; Kirsten Kinsley

2011-01-01

496

YouTube and Academic Libraries: Building a Digital Collection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cho, Allan

2013-01-01

497

Collection Development Policy: Academic Library, St. Mary's University. Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide spells out the collection development policy of the library of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The guide is divided into the following five topic areas: (1) introduction to the community served, parameters of the collection, cooperation in collection development, and priorities of the collection; (2) considerations in…

Sylvia, Margaret

498

Reconceptualizing Academic Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the concept of "the archive" in the digital age and the situation of libraries and archives within the lifecycle of information. After discussing the changing nature of books, records, scholarly communication, and the concept of "the archive," this paper merges book and record lifecycle models into a new archival cycle. To…

Paulus, Michael J., Jr.

2011-01-01

499

Growing a Technology Equipment Service in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 21st-century student is highly technological. In order to encourage and enable the technologically advanced students, the authors wanted to develop a technology equipment service in the library at Texas A&M University-Commerce. They had an idea of what they wanted to accomplish but were unsure of how to get started. They started a small…

Anderson, Sean; Weatherbee, Sue

2012-01-01

500

Conflict in the Large Academic Library: Friend or Foe?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Looks at the views of some of the seminal contributors to the development of conflict theory and then describes the broad range of library conflicts, the value and danger of those conflicts, and some techniques for lowering or raising the level of conflict. (14 references) (LAE)

Pettas, William; Gilliland, Steven L.

1992-01-01