Sample records for academic library research

  1. The Value of Research in Academic Libraries

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    Perkins, Gay Helen; Slowik, Amy J. W.

    2013-01-01

    In the summer of 2010, two researchers interviewed twenty-three library administrators of comparable academic libraries at American universities for their views of the value of research in academic libraries. The interview questions focused on the administrators' perceived value of academic librarians' research, incentives given to academic

  2. Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries

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    Sassen, Catherine; Wahl, Diane

    2014-01-01

    This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries. Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their…

  3. Applying DEA Technique to Library Evaluation in Academic Research Libraries.

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    Shim, Wonsik

    2003-01-01

    This study applied an analytical technique called Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to calculate the relative technical efficiency of 95 academic research libraries, all members of the Association of Research Libraries. DEA, with the proper model of library inputs and outputs, can reveal best practices in the peer groups, as well as the technical…

  4. Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services

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    Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

    2004-01-01

    The use of numeric data has historical significance in the research of many academic disciplines, but today it is burgeoning. Responses from academic business librarians to a 33-item questionnaire are the basis for this study that investigates the interactions between academic business libraries and other local units supplying numeric data…

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

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    Miller, Kelly E.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  6. 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.

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

    2003-01-01

    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…

  7. Use of Academic Libraries by High School Students: Implications for Research

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    Kathleen W. Craver

    1987-01-01

    This article presents a comprehensive review of the literature concerning use of academic libraries by high school students. Three types of literature are identified: (1) descriptive articles delineating either the problems or benefits related to the use of academic libraries by high school students: (2) research studies examining particular aspects of high school students' use of academic libraries; and (3)

  8. Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. Third Edition.

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    Leighton, Philip D.; Weber, David C.

    This book presents the processes involved in planning, programming, designing, and constructing academic library buildings. Chapters are arranged by topic in the general chronological order in which most projects proceed. Although this volume is concerned with the planning of academic libraries, there are many similarities with the planning of…

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

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    Cain, Mark E.

    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,…

  10. Collection Development Strategies for Academic and Research Libraries.

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    Rader, Hannelore B., Ed.

    This collection of six papers and comments from a workshop focuses on three aspects of collection development--budget implications, communication with faculty, and written policies. Points of view are expressed by speakers from small- and medium-sized academic, private, and public libraries in Michigan. The first paper discusses the implication of…

  11. Focus on Academic and Research Libraries: Librarians Speak Out to Journal Publishers

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    Kaser, Dick

    2009-01-01

    What is the economic situation in libraries these days? What are academic and research libraries doing with regard to making the resources in their collections more discoverable? Are they involved in institutional repository (IR) projects? And how do IRs and the availability of open access journals affect library purchasing decisions? Those were…

  12. A Novel Economic Approach to the Evaluation of Academic Research Libraries.

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    Shim, Wonsik; Kantor, Paul B.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a new analytical tool, data envelope analysis (DEA) model, which can provide better understanding of the efficiency of academic research libraries. Reports the results of a study using 1994-1995 Association of Research Libraries statistics together with expert judgments, in terms of constraints, to make the model more applicable to the…

  13. Integrating Research into LIS Field Experiences in Academic Libraries

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    Berg, Selinda Adelle; Hoffmann, Kristin; Dawson, Diane

    2009-01-01

    Field experiences function as a link between LIS theory and practice. Students should be provided with an experience that is a true reflection of the professional environment. The increasing focus on research by academic librarians provides an opportunity and responsibility to integrate research into the field experiences of LIS students.…

  14. Activity-based cost management in academic libraries - a project of the German Research Association

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    Klaus Ceynowa

    2000-01-01

    In the context of the introduction of global budgeting, business management methods of control are gaining increasing importance in the academic sphere. Cost bearers are expecting from the universities a significant increase in the cost transparency of ser-vice provision particularly in the structuring of a university cost accounting system. For the field of academic libraries the German Research Association has

  15. The Electronic Academic Library: Undergraduate Research Behavior in a Library Without Books

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    Van Scoyoc, Anna M.; Cason, Caroline

    2006-01-01

    This study examines undergraduate students' research habits in a strictly electronic library environment at a large public university. Unlike most information commons, the campus' electronic library is not housed within a traditional library space and provides access to electronic research materials exclusively. This study finds that undergraduate…

  16. Research & Librarianship. Research and Practice in Academic Libraries: A Case Study; The Current State of Public Library Research in Select Peer-Reviewed Journals: 1996-2000; From Research to Action in School Library Media Programs; Collaborative Authorship in 'North Carolina Libraries': Past, Present, and Future; Publications and Sinners: Research from the Church Library Perspective.

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    Foote, Margaret; DuBose, Stefanie; Durant, David; Hersberger, Julie; Demas, Christopher; Dickinson, Gail K.

    2001-01-01

    This section includes five articles on research and librarianship including a case study on research and practice in academic libraries; select peer-reviewed journals that examine the current state of public library research (1996-2000); development of research on school library media programs; benefits of collaborative authorship for librarians…

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

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    Cain, Amanda

    2002-01-01

    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

  18. Marketing Academic Libraries

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    Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  19. Digitisation-on-Demand in Academic Research Libraries

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    Chamberlain, Edmund M.

    2011-10-08

    digitised. The print copy will be printed exclusively for that request, no mass-production or warehousing of stock is involved. Print-on–demand is widely used in the publishing and bookselling industries and in some libraries. Scope The report focuses... to a wider audience. Much of this material has been catalogued through the University Library Tower project 22. Catalogue data from the Tower project has itself recently been published for free use and reuse under Public Domain Dedication and License...

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

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    Rozum, B.; Wesolek, A.

    2012-12-01

    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.

  1. Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries

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    Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

    2009-01-01

    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.…

  2. Reinventing academic libraries in Kenya

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elisha Ondieki Makori

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review recent initiatives by academic libraries in Kenya aimed at reinventing, re-engineering, and providing innovative information products and services to support learning and research activities or aspirations of their institutions. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The review utilized literature surveys of currently published articles. Findings – The review provides some answers to the various

  3. Academic Libraries, 2000. E.D. Tabs.

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    Carey, Nancy; Justh, Natalie M.; Williams, Jeffrey W.

    This report discusses the state of academic libraries in 2000. It defines "academic library" as well as discusses library services, library collections, library staff, library expenditures, and electronic services. (Author/AMT)

  4. Music Library Research Library Collections,

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    Jalali. Bahram

    Management Gary Thompson Digital Library Development Henry Chiong Operations and Services Lisa Kemp Jones Digital Library Program Stephen Davison Music Library Research Library Collections, Research Gloria Robledo Development and Project Management Gary Thompson Digital Library Development Henry Chiong

  5. Academic Library Status

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph A. Jackson; R. Wilburn Clouse

    1988-01-01

    This study determined from published advertisements the range of variability in employment opportunities of academic librarians. Research questions were formulated to investigate employment with regard to rank, academic expectations, benefits, tenure, and issues related to salary and equal employment. A survey and analysis through the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences Program were made of selected data

  6. Information Processing, Evaluation, and Utilization: The Role of Academic Libraries in Research and Development (R&D) in Zambia.

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    Lundu, Maurice C.

    1985-01-01

    Analyzes and applies Bettman's information processing theory of consumer choice to information processing, evaluation, and utilization by academic libraries in Zambia to support research and development activities. Certain Zambian cultural and sociopsychological aspects and attitudes that could affect the evaluation and utilization of information…

  7. Public Presentations of Professional Change in Academic Research Library Strategic Plans

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    Bracke, Paul J.

    2012-01-01

    Academic librarianship is a profession in the midst of change. Embedded within multiple social spheres, academic librarians are adapting to changes in higher education, the sociotechnical environment of information, and the system of professions. This research investigates the ways in which academic librarians publicly present the ways in which…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  9. Library Research.

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    Wright, Nancy Kirkpatrick

    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…

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

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    Oakleaf, Megan

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  11. The Application of Multimedia in Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Qiu Junping; Su Jinyan; Luo Li; Zhou Chunlei

    2008-01-01

    This paper has presented the multimedia application framework in academic libraries. Three application layers were discussed in this article: library marketing, library services and library resources. The reason of library marketing was analyzed and library marketing methods were given in this article. Multimedia applications in library services and the main type of multimedia resource in academic libraries were analyzed in

  12. Library Instruction Assessment in Academic Libraries

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    Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail

    2007-01-01

    Determining the best methods of assessment for a library instruction program in a large research university can be a challenging task. Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University Library has pilot-tested three methods of formative and summative assessment for its library instruction program--attitudinal, outcomes-based, and gap-measure--and…

  13. The implementation of information technology projects in Polish research and academic libraries in the early 1990s: questions of scope and effectiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Miroslaw Górny; Artur Jazdon

    1997-01-01

    Reports the results of an inquiry directed at Polish academic, research and scientific libraries. An appraisal of the current IT infrastructure, degree of advances in automation in libraries, and utilization of the electronic sources has been carried out, based on the completed questionnaires received from the libraries in question. It has been recognized that the best developed IT infrastructure is

  14. Multiculturalism and Technology in the Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mario A. Charles

    1995-01-01

    The impact of controversial subjects and information technology on research in academic libraries is the subject of this essay. The debates surrounding multiculturalism, problems encountered during information retrieval and instruction of patrons involved in scholarly pursuits illustrate the changes occurring in contemporary libraries. The article also discusses user perceptions of database structures, the importance of librarians remaming sensitive to the

  15. Common Knowledge: Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rebecca M. Sullivan

    2010-01-01

    The first iterations of the information commons organized library work space around access to digital resources, with research and computing assistance also available. More recently, however, change in academic libraries has paralleled the reorientation of knowledge in higher education. With further involvement in campus-wide initiatives and an emphasis on the social dimension of learning, the learning commons represents transformative change

  16. THE CORRELATION BETWEEN LIBRARY & INFORMATION EDUCATION AND OUTSOURCING IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    SHO SATO; HIROSHI ITSUMURA

    Introduction. In recent years, academic libraries in Japan have increasingly been outsourcing functions. Authors have revealed regional differences in the state of outsourcing in academic libraries in former research. We wanted to determine if these differences were due to regional differences in library & information education so we tested this hypothesis. Method. The authors sent a questionnaire to 704 academic

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

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    Faull, Sandra K.

    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…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Sullivan, Maureen

    2009-01-01

    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…

  20. Data Needs and Use of Electronic Resources and Services at Academic Research Libraries.

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    Shim, Wonsik; McClure, Charles R.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) E-Metrics project that is investigating problems related to collecting and using data for electronic materials and services. Describes a survey of libraries that focused on data collection activities and showed a lack of preparation as well as a lack of consistent statistics from database…

  1. Academic Library User Education in China.

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    Sun, Ping; Rader, Hannelore B.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses user education in China's academic libraries in light of educational reform and the changing role of academic libraries. Describes information technology developments, objectives of user education, and the emphasis on computerbased searching in the Tsinghua University library. (LRW)

  2. A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Barbara A. Blummer

    2007-01-01

    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 the university's physical library. Beginning in the late 1990s, technological developments

  3. The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Laurie A. MacWhinnie

    2003-01-01

    Increasing use of technology as a means of accessing information and the recent shift towards cooperative learning and group study have brought changes in the way students use academic libraries and library resources. Academic libraries have experimented with new ways to combine information resources, technology, and research assistance. Some have reconfigured their physical space and redesigned services to meet the

  4. Fifty "Best" Database and File Management Packages for Academic Libraries.

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    Garten, Edward D.

    1985-01-01

    Lists computer programs selected on basis of following criteria: (1) applicability or easy adaptability to academic or research library environment; (2) operative on three microcomputer brands found in academic and research libraries; (3) good or excellent reviews appearing in software magazines; (4) price ranging from $50-$350. Vendor addresses…

  5. Bibliographic Instruction Trends in Canadian Academic Libraries.

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    Julien, Heidi; Leckie, Gloria J.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a study that investigated how bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries is evolving to meet the users' needs for information-literacy skills in light of electronic technologies and their effects on information retrieval. Discusses the teaching of critical evaluation and research strategies and the incorporation of more…

  6. The Future of Reading and Academic Libraries

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    Durant, David M.; Horava, Tony

    2015-01-01

    The e-book is raising fundamental questions around the dynamics and habits of reading; the role of books in the academic library; and the role of librarians in addressing new realities of reading and learning. Print and digital texts foster different styles of reading and different ways of thinking and doing research. This paper examines…

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

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    Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

    2011-01-01

    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…

  8. Cultural diversity and undergraduates’ academic library use

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ethelene Whitmire

    2003-01-01

    This study explores differences in the academic library use of Asian American, African American, Latino, Native American and White undergraduates. The results indicated that students of color reported more academic library use, while all undergraduates, regardless of ethnic group, who engaged in writing activities and read more non-assigned books also reported greater academic library use.

  9. Academic libraries and information technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bruce E. Massis

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the convergence of the academic library and the information technology departments regarding whether this is, as has been suggested, “an arranged marriage” or a synchronous melding of two related services, and to establish an awareness of the various models resulting from this concept. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form

  10. Using Wikis in Academic Libraries

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    Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

    2009-01-01

    This is an exploratory study investigating the use of wikis in academic libraries. Reasons for using and not using wikis, level of control exerted on wikis users and perceived benefits and costs of using wikis are the major areas examined. Sixty universities were selected to complete either survey 1 or survey 2, depending on their usage of wikis…

  11. An Academic Library Director's Bestiary

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    McKay, Richard

    2012-01-01

    The article examines some of the non-routine challenges that an academic library director can expect to deal with during his or her career. Each challenge is discussed in a paragraph or two, beginning by characterizing the challenge as an animal that serves as a metaphor for unusual but nonetheless important conditions that can, sooner or later,…

  12. Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library

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    Long, Dallas

    2011-01-01

    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…

  13. Graphic Novel Collections in Academic ARL Libraries

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    Wagner, Cassie

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which ARL academic libraries collect graphic novels. Using a core list of 176 titles developed from winners of major comics industry awards and a library-focused "best of" list, the holdings of 111 ARL academic libraries were searched using the libraries' online catalogs. Results suggest that most of the…

  14. What Is Different about E-Books? A MINES for Libraries® Analysis of Academic and Health Sciences Research Libraries' E-Book Usage

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    Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley

    2015-01-01

    Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries® e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. 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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    Turetsky, Merritt

    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Algal community response to experimental 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

  17. Current practices in library/informatics instruction in academic libraries serving medical schools in the western United States: a three-phase action research study

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background To conduct a systematic assessment of library and informatics training at accredited Western U.S. medical schools. To provide a structured description of core practices, detect trends through comparisons across institutions, and to identify innovative training approaches at the medical schools. Methods Action research study pursued through three phases. The first phase used inductive analysis on reported library and informatics skills training via publicly-facing websites at accredited medical schools and the academic health sciences libraries serving those medical schools. Phase Two consisted of a survey of the librarians who provide this training to undergraduate medical education students at the Western U.S. medical schools. The survey revealed gaps in forming a complete picture of current practices, thereby generating additional questions that were answered through the Phase Three in-depth interviews. Results Publicly-facing websites reviewed in Phase One offered uneven information about library and informatics training at Western U.S. medical schools. The Phase Two survey resulted in a 77% response rate. The survey produced a clearer picture of current practices of library and informatics training. The survey also determined the readiness of medical students to pass certain aspects of the United States Medical Licensure Exam. Most librarians interacted with medical school curricular leaders through either curricula committees or through individual contacts. Librarians averaged three (3) interventions for training within the four-year curricula with greatest emphasis upon the first and third years. Library/informatics training was integrated fully into the respective curricula in almost all cases. Most training involved active learning approaches, specifically within Problem-Based Learning or Evidence-Based Medicine contexts. The Phase Three interviews revealed that librarians are engaged with the medical schools' curricular leaders, they are respected for their knowledge and teaching skills, and that they need to continually adapt to changes in curricula. Conclusions This study offers a long overdue, systematic view of current practices of library/informatics training at Western U.S. medical schools. Medical educators, particularly curricular leaders, will find opportunities in this study's results for more productive collaborations with the librarians responsible for library and informatics training at their medical schools. PMID:24007301

  18. Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries.

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    Coffey, Daniel; Lawson, Karen

    2002-01-01

    Shows how new terminology related to technological advances has affected communication among library professionals through a literature review and a selective survey of administrators of information technology, public services, and technical services in academic libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries. (Author/LRW)

  19. An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Academic Library Work Experience and Perceptions of Leadership Skill Development Relevant to Academic Library Directorship

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    Harris-Keith, Colleen Susan

    2015-01-01

    Though research into academic library director leadership has established leadership skills and qualities required for success, little research has been done to establish where in their career library directors were most likely to acquire those skills and qualities. This research project surveyed academic library directors at Carnegie-designated…

  20. Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries

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    Kneip, Jason

    2007-01-01

    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…

  1. Building Publishing Services in the Academic Library

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    Rosenblum, Brian

    2007-07-20

    In an effort to address concerns about the current state of scholarly communication, some academic libraries are taking on more active roles as publishers of scholarly information. This presentation will look at various examples of library...

  2. 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.

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

    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…

  3. Academic library user education in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ping Sun; Hannelore B. Rader

    1999-01-01

    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

  4. 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

  5. Electronic women's grey literature in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marta L. Magnuson

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand how electronic grey literature is being incorporated into Women's Studies collections at academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The electronic grey literature holdings of four American academic libraries at universities with graduate Women's Studies programs were collected and analyzed. This included: databases; digital special collections; web sites; and online course guides that

  6. Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Poole, Julie

    2009-01-01

    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…

  7. Application of information technologies in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The main purpose of this investigation is to define the status of the application of information technology in academic libraries located in Kerman, the center and largest city of Kerman Province, Iran, and to understand the problems and difficulties in using information technology in these libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The survey has covered 17 libraries belonging to Shahid Bahonar

  8. Accreditation, ROI, and the Online Academic Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stielow, Fred

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Organizing Customer Knowledge in Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Farhad Daneshgar; Lyn Bosanquet

    Availability of sophisticated ICT infrastructure combined with emerging business processes such as various service orientation configurations, constitute major characteristics of many of today's libraries in western universities. This has created a vast amount of customer-related information in libraries. This article provides a methodology for organising customer knowledge in academic libraries. A two-dimensional Customer Knowledge Taxonomy (CKT) has been presented for

  10. Library Technicians in Ontario Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pantazis, Fotoula

    1978-01-01

    This survey of the status of library technicians covers the degree to which they are employed, their job classification and salary, qualifications desired, and training needed. General attitudes towards technicians and present utilization in various library departments are discussed. (JAB)

  11. Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kwabena Sekyere

    2011-01-01

    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 offer. This research investigated virtual reference services offered by 79

  12. Creating an Academic Library for the Twenty-First Century

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barclay, Donald A.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  13. 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)

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

    1991-01-01

    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.

  14. Support for Biological Research by an Academic Library: A Journal Citation Study

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Crotteau

    1998-01-01

    Results of a study analyzing citations to journal articles in publications of the biology faculty at a large research university are presented. The 140 source items analyzed contained 4,913 journal references to 708 journals, of which 4,231 references were unique. The top 100 titles were ranked according to total citations by faculty members, and the results compared to rankings based

  15. Technology and Transformation in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shaw, Ward

    Academic library computing systems, which are among the most complex found in academic environments, now include external systems, such as online commercial search services and nationwide networks, and local systems that control and support internal operations. As librarians have realized the benefit of using computer systems to perform…

  16. Enhancing Academic Library Performance Through Positive Psychology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian Quinn

    2005-01-01

    Positive psychology is an important new trend in the field of psychology that may have significant implications for academic libraries. Like the field of psychology, academic librarianship has traditionally focused a substantial amount of attention on problems within the field and on how to solve them. Positive psychology offers a viable alternative by focusing on the strengths and potential of

  17. Career Patterns of Academic Library Administrators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moran, Barbara B.

    1983-01-01

    Findings of survey examining career progression of academic library administrators suggest that two career progression patterns have existed in academic librarianship: the first required acquisition of professional credentials and geographic relocations (typical of males); the second consisted of internal promotions in one institution (typical of…

  18. The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoffman, Starr

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the preparation methods experienced by academic library deans and which methods they perceived to be most valuable. Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck (2000, 2003) defined the theoretical constructs of effective academic leadership upon which this study is based. The instrument--a modified version of…

  19. Academic Libraries; State of the Art.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoadley, Irene B.

    Academic libraries are in a period of transition, self-examination, and change. Management is considering new methods, such as management by objectives. Unionization is growing. Since funding tends to be diminishing while library growth continues, cooperative acqusitions promise improved accessibility. Ways to better serve users need to be found,…

  20. Technology and privacy in the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aimee Fifarek

    2002-01-01

    Adoption of technology in academic libraries sets up circumstances for collection of personal patron information and records of patron information seeking behaviour not possible in the pre-digital library. Even if collected unintentionally, this information may then be seized by law enforcement officials for criminal investigations. Passage of the USA PATRIOT Act has lowered the standards for obtaining search warrants that

  1. ACADEMIC POSTER W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

    E-print Network

    Marsh, David

    ACADEMIC POSTER CREATION W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Elizabeth Anne Teaff, teaffe@wlu.edu Emily Cook Hints & Ideas Finding Images Evaluating & Using Images Proofing Your Poster Examples Presenting Your Poster Library Printing Services Submitting Posters to the Digital Repository Helpful Sources JUMP TO

  2. German Academic Libraries: Tradition and Change.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bunzel, Jurgen; Poll, Roswitha

    2002-01-01

    Describes academic libraries in Germany and how they have been influenced by restructuring and reforming the higher education system, changes in information technology and information industry, and effects of the German reunification process. Discusses library resources, including staff, buildings, and collections; catalogs; preservation; user…

  3. Academic Engagement in the Library Commons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon

    2010-01-01

    Much has been written about library commons in recent years. For the most part, that literature has dealt with designing information and learning commons that support student learning by giving them the tools and resources they need for their academic work. However, few authors have discussed how a library commons might facilitate collaboration…

  4. Perceptions of Canadian Provosts on the Institutional Role of Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robertson, Mark

    2015-01-01

    This study examines perceptions of provosts from Canadian research-intensive universities regarding their institution's academic libraries. Interviews conducted with nine provosts explored how they perceive academic libraries in terms of alignment with institutional mission, how they envision the future of their libraries, and what they interpret…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.

    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…

  6. Utilization of Public Library Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shavit, David

    Research on public libraries is conducted in library and information science schools, commercial firms, state library agencies, research institutes, and some public libraries and library systems. While a number of library science professionals demand research, there appears to be a lack of the communication of research results so that they may be…

  7. Factors affecting customer relationship management practices in Thai academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Piyawan Siriprasoetsin; Kulthida Tuamsuk; Cholabhat Vongprasert

    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

  8. Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Academic Library Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. F. Osinulu; O. I. Amusa

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on the roles of Information Technology and quality assurance in effective and efficient library services in Nigerian academic libraries. Issues relating to IT and quality assurance in academic libraries are discussed and recommendations offered on how quality assurance can be implemented in academic libraries.

  9. Organizational aspects of the virtual library: A survey of academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bob Travica

    1999-01-01

    The virtual library is presently being investigated across disciplines, often with a strong technological emphasis. The present study takes an organizational approach by placing the virtual library in the context of the academic library, and focusing on opinions of the library directors concerning the virtual library. The problem investigated refers to the propensity of academic libraries to become organized as

  10. Guidelines for Audiovisual Services in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Margaret Ann; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Developed by the Audiovisual Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the guidelines presented here reflect technological innovations in audiovisual services. Areas covered include library planning, budgets, personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies, collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, collection…

  11. Developing Multiculturalism in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Helms, Cynthia Mae

    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…

  12. EVOLUTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES NECESSITY TO RE-ENGINEER THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anastassia Khouri

    During the last two decades major changes have occurred in academic and research libraries. We have seen simultaneously, exponential developments in the INTERNET and applications of Information Technologies (IT). This presentation will look at technology development and its implementation in the academic environment, in libraries and, more particularly, its influences on learning, teaching and research. In addition, we shall consider

  13. Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cohen, Cynthia M.; Cheney, Liz; Duong, Khue; Lea, Ben; Unno, Zoe Pettway

    2015-01-01

    Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for nonexpert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples…

  14. Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott Walter

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to identify opportunities for effective collaboration between academic libraries and student services offices dedicated to providing services to students of color. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey research method was used to gather demographic information about students affiliated with one of four “cultural centers” at Washington State University and to generate descriptive statistics regarding

  15. Job Satisfaction among Support Staff in Twelve Ohio Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parmer, Coleen; East, Dennis

    1993-01-01

    Discusses previous job satisfaction research and reports a study of job satisfaction among Ohio academic library support staff using Paul E. Spector's Job Satisfaction Survey. The 434 responses indicate general satisfaction, with greater satisfaction among females, among those who work in public services, have less experience, or who work…

  16. Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trochim, Mary Kane

    Information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking is presented in this report, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in academic libraries, and the major events in…

  17. Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

    2007-01-01

    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…

  18. Electronic Resources (ER) Management in the Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen C. Boss; Lawrence O. Schmidt

    2008-01-01

    Academic Libraries, like all types of libraries, are in transition as they move from books on shelves to bytes on computers. Academic libraries, limited by space and staff to cover their hours of operation, have created 24-hour, digital information commons. The librarian focus on the millennial undergraduate features a virtual library that highlights extensive software suites and modules with computers

  19. Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Constantinou, Constantia

    1998-01-01

    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)

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

    2004-01-01

    Pornography has become part of mainstream culture. As such, it has become a subject of academic research, and this, in turn, has implications for university libraries. Focusing on adult Internet pornography, this study suggests that academic libraries should provide access to adult pornographic Web sites by including them in their online catalogs.

  2. CSULB LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPUTER USE AND ACCESS STATEMENT

    E-print Network

    Sorin, Eric J.

    CSULB LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPUTER USE AND ACCESS STATEMENT 2007 In pursuit of teaching, research, and scholarly/creative production, CSULB Library and Academic Technology Services. Users must be prepared to show appropriate ID2 as requested by LATS personnel or University Police

  3. Writing Center and Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey of Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lily Todorinova

    2010-01-01

    Writing and researching are highly interrelated processes and there is much overlap between the goals and responsibilities of writing center staff and librarians. There is little evidence, however, that partnership between writing centers and libraries has been instituted as standard practice in academic institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to explore the current state of the relationship between

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Faculty and Staff Use of Academic Library Resources and Services: A University of Iowa Libraries' Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington-Hoagland, Carlette; Clougherty, Leo

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the effects of reductions in federal funding on academic libraries and describes the development and implementation of a faculty and staff needs assessment at the University of Iowa that identified what resources and services are used for research, teaching, study, and work so plans can be made for the future. (Author/LRW)

  6. Ebooks in the Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jackie Dowdy

    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

  7. 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.

  8. LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE

    E-print Network

    California at Berkeley, University of

    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

  9. Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  10. A comparison of academic libraries: an analysis

    E-print Network

    Harris Jr., Frederick C.

    of presentations to groups, offered greater numbers of public service hours, and had greater numbers of staffed service points. Research limitations/implications ­ The metrics chosen as a measure of library performance Introduction Data comparisons among libraries can provide valuable information for making choices regarding

  11. Excellence in Academic Libraries: Recognizing It

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Larry Hardesty

    hese are all headlines that have confront-ed The Chronicle of Higher Education read-ers in recent years. Combined with other articles on how search-engine companies such as Google and Yahoo have joined with several ma-jor academic libraries to digitize books, it is no wonder that some administrators, classroom fac-ulty members, and members of governing boards have begun to harbor some serious

  12. Faculty's Participation in Book Selection in Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Lin

    The selection and acquisition of library materials have always been one of daily tasks of academic librarians. Since 1980s faculty have increasingly been getting involved in the process of book selection. The purpose of this study is to review the roles of faculty and academic librarians in the development of academic library collections. Conflict and collaboration both exist between faculty

  13. The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Budd, John M.

    Examining the academic library within a contextual framework (of colleges, universities, and U.S. society), this book provides an analysis of the institution's content and function. The work emphasizes the structure, organization, decision making, and operations of academic libraries. The history, organization, and cultures of the academic

  14. Academic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Preeti Mahajan

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses the role of academic libraries in the education system in India and the changes brought out with the impact of Information technology in academic libraries in India, with an emphasis on the role of the UGC and various networks. The need for resource sharing through consortia is highlighted, with the aim of enhancing resources for university libraries.

  15. Just Advanced Librarianship: The Role of Academic Libraries as Publishers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harboe-Ree, Cathrine

    2007-01-01

    Digital technologies, combined with library expertise in information management and bibliographic control, access, dissemination and preservation, have provided new opportunities for academic libraries to play a more active role in the publication of scholarly information. Over the past decade a number of Australian academic libraries, drawing on…

  16. Controversies, Collections, and the Academic Library's Educational Role.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Varner, Carroll

    This examination of the issue of intellectual freedom in academic libraries provides examples of recent controversies, and argues that the library's response to such controversies provides an opportunity to emphasize its educational role. It is noted that academic libraries are full of controversial materials, and that this is necessary if the…

  17. Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

    2008-01-01

    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…

  18. Items and Process Management of Libraries' Digital Information Service - A Case Study on Tsinghua University Library Homepage and Its Academic Information Resource Portal

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lin Yuan; Han Dong; Ran Zheng

    2011-01-01

    Purpose) We carry on a research to study the optimization of the items and process management of libraries' digital information service. (Method) By examining Tsinghua University Library Homepage and Academic Information Resource Portal from the perspective of items and process management of libraries' digital information service, authors analyze the status of items and process management of libraries' digital information service.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mann, Thomas W., Jr.; And Others

    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…

  20. The Value of Nonmedical Academic Libraries to Medical Libraries: A Case in Point

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drake, Paul B.

    2010-01-01

    While the National Library of Medicine created the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) as a network to provide medical and health information, historically few nonmedical academic libraries have participated. University medical libraries and hospital libraries have been the major focus of the Network. Recently, the NNLM has…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kornelija Petr Balog

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. North Dakota Academic Library Statistics; July 1973 through June 1974.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Dakota Library Notes, 1975

    1975-01-01

    The bulk of this volume is comprised of the statistical report forms submitted to the state library by all of the academic libraries in the state of North Dakota. The data presented for each library includes: print resources (books, documents, serials, and microforms); audiovisual holdings; collection use in terms of in-library usage, circulation,…

  3. 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.

  4. The US urban university library: supporting research related to crime

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Winston

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The academic library mission is defined based on the need to support the larger parent university mission. In the case of the urban university, which has been the focus of relatively little discussion and research in the library and information science literature, the research component of the mission potentially influences research agendas as well as the decisions of

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Choi, Youngok; Rasmussen, Edie

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rozaklis, Lillian

    2012-01-01

    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…

  7. The Undergraduate Prospectus as a Marketing Tool for Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Brown; Barbara Sen

    2010-01-01

    There is widespread use of the undergraduate prospectus as a decision-making tool for prospective university students. Surveys have examined factors that affect student decision-making; none have specifically examined the use of the prospectus as a marketing tool for academic libraries. This study aimed to examine the usefulness of the prospectus as a marketing tool for academic libraries. A content analysis

  8. The Post-petroleum Future of Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas E. Hecker

    2007-01-01

    Most visions of the future of academic libraries are based on the cornucopian model, that economic growth and technical innovation will continue unabated. An assessment of the future based on the ecological model, taking into account oil depletion, reveals that economic contraction and the abandonment of unsupportable technologies is the more likely scenario. The role of academic libraries may change

  9. The future of academic libraries: changing formats and changing delivery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patricia A. Wood; James H. Walther

    2000-01-01

    Time is of the essence for librarians to review the pace of change occurring within higher education and how information will be provided in academic libraries to their vastly changing student population. The integration of technology in higher education has an impact on academic libraries in two direct ways: changing material formats and the scholarly communication options; and changing how

  10. Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Lawson; Daniel Coffey

    2002-01-01

    Professionals in academe today are faced with an ever-increasing number of technological advances, and few feel the effects of these changes more than library professionals. With each change comes a new vocabulary that has the potential to cause communication rifts between departments in academic libraries. Through a comprehensive literature review and a selective survey of administrators of information technology, public

  11. In Support of Reading: Reading Outreach Programs at Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mardi Mahaffy

    2009-01-01

    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 article will examine statistics on the state

  12. An Analysis of Academic Library Web Pages for Faculty

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gardner, Susan J.; Juricek, John Eric; Xu, F. Grace

    2008-01-01

    Web sites are increasingly used by academic libraries to promote key services and collections to teaching faculty. This study analyzes the content, location, language, and technological features of fifty-four academic library Web pages designed especially for faculty to expose patterns in the development of these pages.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Raschke, Gregory K.

    2003-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  15. Beginning Library Research on African American Studies

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This research site provides a reference guide on the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. It was composed by Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Services and contains numerous subject categories, including race/identity, press, literature, and history. It lists African American Studies Encyclopedias and Handbooks, biographical sources, book annotations, videos, and links to other related sites. It is an excellent place to start for those conducting research in the field of African American Studies.

  16. The cost of library services: Activity-based costing in an Australian academic library

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    Jennifer Ellis-Newman; Peter Robinson

    1998-01-01

    Activity-based costing (ABC) is a new costing method rapidly gaining favor over traditional costing systems. This article discusses the benefits of ABC to library managers and describes the steps involved in implementing ABC in an academic library.

  17. Academic Listening: Research Perspectives.

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    Flowerdew, John, Ed.

    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,…

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

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    Fister, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    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

  19. Prospects of GSM technology for academic library services

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    Olayinka Catherine Fatoki

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – Poor telecommunication infrastructure has been generally identified as a hindrance to most library activities in Nigeria. However, with the emergence and spread of wireless technologies, especially the global system of mobile communications (GSM), this paper seeks to consider the implications of this event on library services, with suggestions on the possible applications to academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A

  20. Sustainability Challenge for Academic Libraries: Planning for the Future

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    Jankowska, Maria Anna; Marcum, James W.

    2010-01-01

    There is growing concern that a variety of factors threaten the sustainability of academic libraries: developing and preserving print and digital collections, supplying and supporting rapidly changing technological and networking infrastructure, providing free services, maintaining growing costs of library buildings, and lowering libraries'…

  1. Transferring Skills, Transferring Students: A Call To Academic Libraries

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    John C. Phillips; Thomas A. Atwood

    2010-01-01

    The growing number of transfer students on college and university campuses presents a challenge to academic libraries. For years, these libraries have taught students information literacy skills to enhance their abilities to locate, evaluate, and use information in order to be successful students as well as lifelong learners. At many libraries, both direct from high school and transfer students are

  2. The Academic Library and Social Responsibility: A Focus on AIDS.

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    Segal, Judith

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the role of academic libraries and librarians and suggests they should become more involved in social and political issues such as AIDS education. The use of a mass media campaign as a model for library activities is explained, and problems surrounding AIDS education in libraries are addressed. (20 references) (LRW)

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

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    OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    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)…

  4. Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.

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    Newins, Nancy, Ed.

    In January 1989, the Library Instruction Forum of the Virginia Library Association sent a two-page questionnaire to each of the 82 academic libraries in Virginia to obtain information on current bibliographic instruction activities within the state. Designed to encourage cooperative development of new instructional programs and techniques and…

  5. The impact of institutional ethics on academic health sciences library leadership: a survey of academic health sciences library directors

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    Tooey, Mary Joan (M.J.); Arnold, Gretchen N.

    2014-01-01

    Ethical behavior in libraries goes beyond service to users. Academic health sciences library directors may need to adhere to the ethical guidelines and rules of their institutions. Does the unique environment of an academic health center imply different ethical considerations? Do the ethical policies of institutions affect these library leaders? Do their personal ethical considerations have an impact as well? In December 2013, a survey regarding the impact of institutional ethics was sent to the director members of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The objective was to determine the impact of institutional ethics on these leaders, whether through personal conviction or institutional imperative. PMID:25349542

  6. The impact of institutional ethics on academic health sciences library leadership: a survey of academic health sciences library directors.

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    Tooey, Mary Joan M J; Arnold, Gretchen N

    2014-10-01

    Ethical behavior in libraries goes beyond service to users. Academic health sciences library directors may need to adhere to the ethical guidelines and rules of their institutions. Does the unique environment of an academic health center imply different ethical considerations? Do the ethical policies of institutions affect these library leaders? Do their personal ethical considerations have an impact as well? In December 2013, a survey regarding the impact of institutional ethics was sent to the director members of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The objective was to determine the impact of institutional ethics on these leaders, whether through personal conviction or institutional imperative. PMID:25349542

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

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    Menchaca, Frank

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. Job Satisfaction of Librarians of African Descent Employed in ARL Academic Libraries.

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    Thornton, Joyce K.

    2000-01-01

    Examines job satisfaction of librarians of African descent employed at academic libraries who are members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Presents results of a three-part job satisfaction survey that identifies areas of satisfaction and dissatisfaction and discusses the need to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. (Contains 38…

  9. Factors Influencing Competence and Performance of Reference Librarians in Academic Libraries in Nigeria.

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    Omoniyi, Joseph O.

    2002-01-01

    Reports on research that focused on competence and performance of reference libraries in academic libraries in Nigeria. Includes recommendations for improving competence and performance, including the reference process; staffing and other resources; education for reference librarians; knowledge of modern technology; and emotional stability and…

  10. Changes in Academic Library Space: A Case Study at the University of New South Wales

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    Bailin, Kylie

    2011-01-01

    As the digital environment continues to become more pervasive in our lives, academic libraries have had to adapt to ensure that services remain relevant to users' needs. Research was conducted to examine the 2009-2011 refurbishment at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Library and evaluate its success in meeting users' needs in terms of…

  11. Questioning LibQUAL+[TM]: Expanding Its Assessment of Academic Library Effectiveness

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    Edgar, William B.

    2006-01-01

    This article examines LibQUAL+[TM]'s instrument, fundamental assumption, and research approach and proposes a functional/technical model of academic library effectiveness. This expanded view of library effectiveness complements LibQUAL+[TM], emphasizing it to be dependent upon users' experience of service delivery, as LibQUAL+[TM] recognizes.…

  12. Electronic Journals: Managing and Educating for a Changing Culture in Academic Libraries.

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    Ashcroft, Linda; McIvor, Stephanie

    2001-01-01

    Describes a research project that focused on the evaluation and promotion of electronic journals in academic libraries in the United Kingdom and in North America. Topics include changing role of the serials librarian; costs; consortia purchasing; relationship between libraries and publishers; and collaboration to ensure interoperability.…

  13. The Peregrine Fund: Research Library

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Peregrine Fund was established in 1970 by Tom Cade (a professor of ornithology at Cornell University) to support peregrine falcon populations in the wild. Through its growing Research Library, the Peregrine Fund is committed to making "library and specimen collections available to the entire global research community, especially to colleagues who may not have access to comprehensive library resources." The Research Library holds a large collection of books, reports, reprints, and journals relating to conservation biology, birds, and more. The Library offers search engines for the Reprints Catalog and Research Library Catalog; as well as downloadable inventories for journals, magazines, and newsletters. In addition, the website offers downloadable Peregrine Fund publications from the past two years, annual reports and newsletters, and access to a searchable bibliography of Peregrine Fund publications spanning more than three decades of research.

  14. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library

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    Read, Kevin B.; Surkis, Alisa; Larson, Catherine; McCrillis, Aileen; Graff, Alice; Nicholson, Joey; Xu, Juanchan

    2015-01-01

    Objective The research obtained information to plan data-related products and services. Methods Biomedical researchers in an academic medical center were selected using purposive sampling and interviewed using open-ended questions based on a literature review. Interviews were conducted until saturation was achieved. Results Interview responses informed library planners about researchers’ key data issues. Conclusions This approach proved valuable for planning data management products and services and raising library visibility among clients in the research data realm.

  15. Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sujin Butdisuwan

    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

  16. Good Fences Make Bad Libraries: Rethinking Binary Constructions of Employment in Academic Libraries

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    Jones, Phillip J.; Stivers, James

    2004-01-01

    Academic libraries segregate their personnel into professional and supportive categories almost exclusively on the basis of the American Library Association's (ALA) accredited master's degree. This article surveys the professional discourses of academic librarians and adopts a critical theory methodology to critique this practice. The authors…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Piyasuda Tanloet; Kulthida Tuamsuk

    2011-01-01

    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

  18. Institutional Research and Academic Outcomes.

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    Fincher, Cameron, Ed.

    The theme of the 8th Annual Forum on Institutional Research was "Institutional Research and Academic Outcomes"--intended as a continuation of the 1966 Forum discussion dealing with academic inputs and the 1967 Forum on the instructional process. After an address by the Associations's president in which he urged his academic colleagues to…

  19. Research into Learning Resulting from Quality School Library Media Service.

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    Marchant, Maurice P.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    This annotated bibliography of 20 research reports identifies what has been determined about the effects of library media services on learning and suggests methodologies available for similar studies. Organization is according to area of learning affected--academic achievement; language, reading, and library skills; mathematics; science; social…

  20. Libraries and the Literacy Challenge: The Frontier of the 90's. Proceedings of the Mountain Plains Library Association Academic Library Section Research Forum (Bismarck, North Dakota, September 23-26, 1987).

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    Hatfield, V. Sue, Ed.

    The following papers were presented at a joint conference of the Mountain Plains Library Association, the North Dakota Library Association, and the South Dakota Library Association in September 1987: (1) "Catalog Backlog Project" (Kay Juricek, Tedine Roos, and Carol White); (2) "How Are We Doing? Using a Materials Availability Survey in an…

  1. Library Automation, Networking, and Other Online and New Technology Costs in Academic Libraries.

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    Pastine, Maureen; Kacena, Carolyn

    1994-01-01

    Presents budgeting requirements that are needed to meet the electronic library needs in small- and medium-sized academic libraries based on library automation activities at Southern Methodist University (Texas) and a review of the literature. Highlights include cooperative ventures; fund raising; personnel needs; benefits of automation; strategic…

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

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    Sutlieff, Lisa; Chelin, Jackie

    2010-01-01

    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…

  3. Library Research: Luxury or Necessity?

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    Maguire, Carmel

    2011-01-01

    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.…

  4. Tablets: A Survey of Circulation Policies at Academic Libraries

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    Derr, Janice; Tolppanen, Bradley P.

    2015-01-01

    This article presents the results of a Web-based survey regarding the circulation of tablets in academic libraries. The survey, which was completed by 61 respondents, identifies the most common circulation policies and procedures used. These results will help other academic institutions develop their own policy or update existing ones. Areas of…

  5. Popular Culture: A New Frontier for Academic Libraries.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A.

    1979-01-01

    Argues that the study and preservation of popular culture would lead to better understanding of the American people but that these cultural patterns have been largely ignored by the academic community. Four steps are outlined to facilitate the collection of popular culture materials by academic libraries. (CWM)

  6. Ereaders in Academic Libraries--A Literature Review

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    Tees, Tracy

    2010-01-01

    This literature review describes the experiences of universities in their use of ereaders as textbook replacements and of academic libraries and their lending of ereaders. Information gained from this review will inform Southern Cross University (SCU) Library's forthcoming Ereader Project, which will trial the lending of ereaders as leisure…

  7. Quality metrics in academic libraries: Striving for excellence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leoné Tiemensma

    2009-01-01

    Quality in academic libraries is a multi-dimensional construct. Quality management and quality assurance is part of measuring performance excellence. Libraries are services. To improve service quality, stakeholders' needs and expectations should be monitored and measured, shortfalls should be identified and addressed. Some basic principles are common to all measurements, but quality metrics will focus on the unique nature and factors

  8. Customer service for academic library users on the web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kiran Kaur; Diljit Singh

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of customer service in the academic library setting and ways in which its management can be best approached in the electronic environment. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study adopts a two-phase methodology. First is a content analysis of the literature on customer service in libraries, focusing on electronic services, to

  9. Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page

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    McHale, Nina

    2008-01-01

    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…

  10. Building a Dental Sciences Collection in a General Academic Library

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    Stowers, Eva; Galbraith, Gillian

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses the web and print resources used in selecting material for a dental sciences collection in an academic library at a public university without a medical library. The process of creating a collection quickly and with limited resources is described, from the initial collection assessment to the decision-making processes…

  11. A Statistical Study of Online Searches in an Academic Library.

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    Siddiqui, Moid A.

    1996-01-01

    Searches conducted at the library of King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Library (Saudi Arabia) were analyzed as to online versus CD-ROM, costs, academic department, user status, subject, databases accessed, and search strategy. A database management system was used to compile results, and statistics will aid in material selection and…

  12. Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection

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    Levine-Clark, Michael

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Huang, Hong-Wei

    2000-01-01

    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;…

  14. Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa

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    Sekyere, Kwabena

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Developing a Content Strategy for an Academic Library Website

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    Blakiston, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. Who Benefits? Unionization and Academic Libraries and Librarians

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    Applegate, Rachel

    2009-01-01

    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…

  17. Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries?

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    Wallenius, Leila I. T.

    2007-01-01

    As academic libraries move toward the electronic frontier for their serial subscriptions, there are several issues to be considered. This paper intends to outline the advantages and disadvantages with respect to electronic and paper serials, address selection criteria, and describe our practice in coping with these issues at the Leddy Library of…

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

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    Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie

    2014-01-01

    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…

  19. Operation of service quality system in academic libraries: A case study of Wuhan University of Technology Library

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    Pan Juying

    2011-01-01

    Providing readers with high quality information services is a forever subject for an academic library.Enhancing Total Quality Management in the academic library is not only the inevitable requirements of the era development , but also the urgent needs of scientific management of academic libraries.Using methods of document analysis and case study, this paper presents the operation of service quality system,

  20. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 257

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  1. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 234

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    Brewer, Joseph M.; Hook, Sheril J.; Simmons-Welburn, Janice; Williams, Karen; Landesman, Margaret M.; Kyrillidou, Martha

    2004-01-01

    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…

  2. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 254

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  3. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 261

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    "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…

  4. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 244

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  5. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 236

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    Barrett, Jaia, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  6. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 249

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    "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…

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

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  8. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 247

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2006-01-01

    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…

  9. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 238/239

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  11. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 255

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  12. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 235

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    Case, Mary, M.; Matz, Judith

    2004-01-01

    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…

  13. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 251

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    Association of Research Libraries, 2007

    2007-01-01

    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…

  14. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 233

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    Barrett, Jaia, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  15. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 259

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    "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…

  16. Holding Down Costs at Academic Research Libraries: A Consortial Approach. Final Report Submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.

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    Lemke, Darrell

    The first of five sections in this final report for the College Cost Containment Project describes the organizational structure and purposes of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and identifies the cost containment issues addressed by the project. The remaining sections describe the programs developed by the WRLC as appropriate…

  17. 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.

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    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

    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…

  18. NORTHERN BC ARCHIVES WELLER LIBRARY NBCA Research Guide

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    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

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

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    Kerr, Paulette A.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  20. Treasury Managment International: Research Library

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Hemmington Scott Ltd., the UK publisher of Treasury Management International, excerpts this and other publications to provide Research Library. International in focus, topics cover worldwide currency markets, risk management, securitization, and industry sectors such as the telecommunications and automotive industries, among others. Topic authors are listed for reference purposes, and an index of articles is available for each section. Direct link not available; click on "Research Libraries" link on left side of frame for drop-down options.

  1. Academic Libraries in the Digital Revolution.

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    Bazillion, Richard J.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses how libraries today are re-thinking their entire educational mission in response to changes such as laptops, connectivity, Web-enhanced learning, and portable computing. Libraries are now designed to integrate new technologies that allow digital resources to supplement and expand the library's traditional print holdings and to help…

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

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    Platt, Jessica; Platt, Tyson L.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  3. Uncovering Meaningful Correlation between Student Academic Performance and Library Material Usage

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    Wong, Shun Han Rebekah; Webb, T. D.

    2011-01-01

    Academic libraries must demonstrate empirically that library usage does contribute positively to student academic performance and, thereby, to the university's effectiveness. While customary academic library assessment practices may not be sufficient for this purpose, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library undertook an experimental…

  4. Academic Research Engine

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    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.)

  5. Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library

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    Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…

  6. Library Collaboration Aids Global Research

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

    2005-12-01

    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.

  7. Library on the Go: A Focus Group Study of the Mobile Web and the Academic Library

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    Seeholzer, Jamie; Salem, Joseph A., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    This study explores student use of the mobile Web in general and expectations for an academic library's mobile Web site in particular through focus groups with students at Kent State University. Participants expressed more interest in using their mobile Web device to interact with library resources and services than anticipated. Results showed an…

  8. Libraries with a Future: How Are Academic Library Usage and Green Demands Changing Building Designs?

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    Loder, Michael Wescott

    2010-01-01

    Support for the modular system of building construction, touted in the second half of the 20th century as the best basis for academic library building design, appears to be waning. A study of "green" libraries in 2008 revealed that not only has energy conservation become important, but that spaces designed for users rather than books…

  9. [Use of cyber library and digital tools are crucial for academic surgeons].

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    Tomizawa, Yasuko

    2010-10-01

    In addition to busy clinical work, an academic surgeon has to spend a lot of time and efforts in writing and submitting articles to scientific journals, teaching young surgical trainees to write an article, organizing and updating his/her academic performances in the curriculum vitae, and writing research grant applications. The use of cyber library and commercially available computer software is useful in saving time and effort. PMID:20954354

  10. Boston University Libraries: Research Guides

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    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."

  11. Academic libraries in the information society

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheila Corrall

    1995-01-01

    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

  12. Change and conflict in the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Catherine Edwards; Graham Walton

    2000-01-01

    It has been observed that “the libraries of colleges and universities are changing faster than their respective parent institutions. Essentially everything in and around the library is changing: services, technologies, organizational constructs, ownership and access policies, values and most of the rest” (Riggs, 1997). Invariably this intensity of change will cause conflict on different scales and levels and have serious

  13. Today's Vibrant, Far from Deserted, Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lynn Scott Cochrane

    2002-01-01

    The inflammatory title, if not the text, of Scott Carlson's November, 2001 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The Deserted Library: As Students Work Online, Reading Rooms Empty Out-Leading Some Campuses to Add Starbucks,” presented a misleading view of today's college and undergraduate libraries. This guest editorial rebuts Carlson's argument and cites evidence to support a different view of

  14. The Future of the Academic Library and the Academic Librarian--A Delphi Study.

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    Feret, Blazej; Marcinek, Marzena

    This Delphi study examined what the role of an academic library will be and what skills an academic librarian will need in the year 2005. The study involved two rounds of questions and was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999. Responses were received from 23 experts in 10 countries. In the first round of the study, the experts were asked…

  15. Academic libraries and collection development implications for grey literature

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julia M. Gelfand

    1997-01-01

    The proliferation of grey literature in all subject areas poses great challenges, concerns and responsibilities for libraries.\\u000a This article examines the major issues most germane to the acquisition and collection development aspects of grey literature\\u000a and providing access to it in library collections. With increasing academic and scholarly value placed in the grey literature\\u000a as an original and primary source

  16. A study on the development of Korean academic libraries' duty model based on the job analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sin-Young Kim; Jee-Yeon Lee

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the jobs and duties involved in Korean academic libraries and to provide a clear picture of relative issues. This research will assist universities with the HR management and institutional development that are essential for appropriate role division, organizational diagnosis and rational reform, and increasing the expertise of librarians. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

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

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    Kapoor, Kanta; Goyal, O. P.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ungarelli, Donald L.; Grant, Mary McNierney

    1983-01-01

    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…

  19. Free or Open Access to Scholarly Documentation: Google Scholar or Academic Libraries

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    Burns, C. Sean

    2013-01-01

    Soon after the university movement started in the late 1800s, academic libraries became the dominant providers of the tools and services required to locate and access scholarly information. However, with the advent of alternate discovery services, such as Google Scholar, in conjunction with open access scholarly content, researchers now have the…

  20. Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, No. 203-213, 2004 January-November 2004

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    Online Submission, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This submission presents twelve issues of Fast Facts from the Library Research Service covering various aspects of Colorado libraries. Each issue focuses on statistics related to academic, public, and/or school libraries. Titles include: Colorado Public Libraries and the 2004 November Elections; Pricing Trends for Public Library Print Materials;…

  1. ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2007-2008

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

    2009-01-01

    This document presents data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 64 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2007-2008, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 240,955 volumes, spent a total of $240,019,298, and employed 2,304…

  2. The Library is Dead, Long Live the Library! The Practice of Academic Librarianship and the Digital Revolution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lyman Ross; Pongracz Sennyey

    2008-01-01

    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 academic librarianship. The authors challenge these assumptions, and

  3. External Reporting Lines of Academic Special Libraries: A Health Sciences Case Study

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    Buhler, Amy G.; Ferree, Nita; Cataldo, Tara T.; Tennant, Michele R.

    2010-01-01

    Very little literature exists on the nature of external reporting lines and funding structures of academic special libraries. This study focuses on academic health sciences libraries. The authors analyze information gathered from statistics published by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) from 1977 through 2007; an…

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

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    Dubnjakovic, Ana

    2012-01-01

    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…

  5. 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

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    Johnson, Richard K.

    2007-01-01

    "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…

  6. The case for chick lit in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephanie Davis-Kahl

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to prove that chick lit is a legitimate and important area of collection for academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This article presents a definition of chick lit with an overview of the origin and significance of the term itself, discusses chick lit's impact on publishing, and its relationship to academia and women's writing.

  7. Video-Based Information Systems in Academic Library Media Centers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    GEORGE L. ABBOTT

    JUST A LITTLE MORE than ten years ago a revolution in video-based technologies began. About that time most academic library media cen- ters consisted primarily of sound recordings for language instruction, poetry readings, and dramatic performances. If the center served a curriculum resource function it frequently contained filmstrips, slides, kits, and other materials for teacher education programs. Some centers also

  8. Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

    2002-01-01

    This article presents the results from a recent survey into the provision of electronic books within academic libraries in the UK. Where relevant the results are supplemented by data from two other surveys concerned with e-book provision and electronic information services undertaken by the authors. Incidence of provision of e-books from individual publishers and through aggregators is reported. Reasons for

  9. An Interlibrary Loan Network Among Academic Libraries of Saudi Arabia.

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    Siddiqui, Moid Ahmad

    1996-01-01

    A literature review reveals that there is little interlibrary loan (ILL) cooperation among the academic libraries of Saudi Arabia, and this article proposes a model ILL Network to counter budgetary constraints and increasing amounts of information by sharing resources. Describes the model's organizational structure, governance, and operational…

  10. Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

    2004-01-01

    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

  11. How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool

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    Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  12. East Asian Collections and Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries.

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    Kamada, Hitoshi

    2002-01-01

    Discusses special aspects of East Asian collections and explores how organizational changes in academic libraries affect them, based on experiences at the University of Arizona. Considers total quality management; continuous quality improvement; teamwork; staffing changes; specialization versus generalization; budgetary restraints and cost…

  13. Usability of the Academic Library Web Site: Implications for Design.

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    McGillis, Louise; Toms, Elaine G.

    2001-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess usability of an academic library Web site and to better understand how faculty and students complete typical tasks using one. Despite their success in completing the tasks, participants experienced difficulties in knowing where to start and with the site's information architecture-in particular while…

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

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    Foley, Marianne

    2002-01-01

    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…

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

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    Dolak, Frank J.

    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…

  16. Supervisory Rotation: Impact on an Academic Library Reference Staff.

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    Perdue, Bob; Piotrowski, Chris

    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…

  17. Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction

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    Vinopal, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    In highly dynamic, service-oriented environments like academic libraries, much staff time is spent on initiatives to implement new products and services to meet users' evolving needs. Yet even in an environment where a sound project management process is applied, if we're not properly planning, managing, and controlling the organization's work in…

  18. Forging inroads between libraries and academic, multicultural and student services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emily Love; Margaret B. Edwards

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the prospects and benefits of collaborating with student services organizations in order to integrate information literacy and instruction services into pre-existing academic programs and services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper begins with a literature review of recent library collaborations with student services areas such as international student centers, study abroad, multicultural

  19. What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

    2009-01-01

    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

  20. Foreign LIS degrees in contemporary US academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amber T. Burtis; Melissa A. Hubbard; Megan C. Lotts

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this case study is to summarize a task force's efforts to change the educational degree requirements for open librarian positions at a large university in the Midwestern USA. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reviews the literature on degree requirements in academic libraries and the nature of LIS degrees from countries outside the USA. It analyzes 136

  1. Copyright and the Need for Academic Libraries To Educate Patrons.

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    Bay, Mark T.

    This paper examines reasons why academic libraries need to educate patrons about copyright. The first section discusses legal reasons, including the protection of intellectual property rights in the U.S. Constitution, copyright legislation, and the doctrine of fair use. The second section considers decreasing profit margins for providers of…

  2. Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution

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    Green, Ravonne A.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  3. Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ravonne A. Green

    2009-01-01

    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 of the particular clauses within the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

  4. The E-Book Lifestyle: An Academic Library Perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julie Shen

    2010-01-01

    This case study describes an academic library's experiences in managing e-book collections amidst escalating expectations from users. A survey of student habits and attitudes reveals a steadily growing readiness to access e-books via handheld devices. Faculty use of e-books is also increasing. Current developments in the mobile technology market are addressed alongside issues of content, format, and marketing.

  5. Collection development and management in the twenty-first century with special reference to academic libraries: an overview

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kebede Gessesse

    2000-01-01

    Every library collection should be established for a definite purpose. In an academic library setting, the collection may be developed primarily for research and instructional support. In recent years traditional formats for information, such as books and microfilm, have increasingly been supplemented by information which is accessible electronically through the use of computer technology. This means then that the existing

  6. The Unintended Revolution in Academic Libraries: 1939 to 1989 and Beyond.

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    Moran, Barbara B.

    1989-01-01

    Traces the development of academic librarianship from 1939 to the present. Specific areas discussed include the revolution in higher education, library collections, library budgets, organizational patterns, library buildings, staff, and services. The impact of technology on higher education and academic libraries is discussed and possible future…

  7. Do-It-Yourself for Course Reserves: A Student-Driven Service in an Academic Library

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    Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

    2010-11-15

    DIY for Course Reserves: A Student-Driven Service in an Academic Library Jared Hoppenfeld Assistant Professor Texas A&M University Libraries Wendi Arant Kaspar Associate Professor Texas A&M University Libraries Page 2 of 15 DIY...

  8. Technology and Privacy in the Academic Library.

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    Fifarek, Aimee

    2002-01-01

    Describes potential situations where patron privacy can be endangered by the presence of information technology and how academic librarians can protect patron information and prepare patrons for safe information seeking in the online world. Discusses the USA PATRIOT Act, search warrants, and acceptable use policy. (Author/LRW)

  9. Survey of Web Developers in Academic Libraries

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    Connell, Ruth Sara

    2008-01-01

    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.

  10. Information and Referral in the Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Teresa L. Demo; Charles R. McClure

    1988-01-01

    Information and referral (I & R), since its introduction as a concept of library service in the late 1960s, has received wthied eim apttoerntatinocne Ionf tIh e& pRu balisc a l ivbiraab ? e' sceotnticnegp.t Soifm aiclaard ermeciocg rneifteiorenn coef service has not occurred. Reasons for this may be linked to an attitude that \\

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. E-books in an academic library: implementation at the ETH Library, Zurich

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    Ann Mcluckie

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To provide some insight into the phenomenon of e-books and their potential application in general, and to describe how the ETH-Bibliothek, an academic library, has integrated web-based e-books into its collection. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The concept of e-books was examined and the success (or failure) of their integration into library collections evaluated. How web-based e-books have been integrated into

  13. 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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    Kidd, Kenneth

    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Selection on the Human Bitter Taste Gene, TAS2R16 holder. #12;Selection on the Human Bitter Taste Gene, TAS2R16, in Eurasian Populations HUI LI,1,2 ANDREW J. PAKSTIS,1 JUDITH R. KIDD,1 AND KENNETH K. KIDD1 * Abstract Bitter taste is one of the most

  14. Academic Success Centre Research Posters

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    Academic Success Centre Research Posters Students are often asked to give poster presentations to communicate research results or describe their current projects. A good poster, like a good report, conveys that will take time to fix. Creating a Poster Posters are often created in Microsoft PowerPoint because Power

  15. Library Research Support in Queensland: A Survey

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    Richardson, Joanna; Nolan-Brown, Therese; Loria, Pat; Bradbury, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    University libraries worldwide are reconceptualising the ways in which they support the research agenda in their respective institutions. This paper is based on a survey completed by member libraries of the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation (QULOC), the findings of which may be informative for other university libraries. After…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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.…

  17. Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Conference (14th, Maryville, Missouri, November 7, 2014)

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

    2014-01-01

    Eighteen scholarly papers and twelve abstracts comprise the content of the fourteenth 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.…

  18. Innovative System and Generation of Management and Operation Statistics for Decision Making in Academic Libraries - the Case of the University of Botswana Library

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    Reason Baathuli Nfila

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by academic libraries has greatly transformed the generation of management information for decision making. Library automation has provided decision support systems that enable academic libraries to collect and generate statistics that can easily be analyzed to inform management decisions. Based on computer generated statistical data, academic libraries can have readily reports with

  19. Integrated Library System (ILS) Challenges and Opportunities: A Survey of U.S. Academic Libraries with Migration Projects

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    Wang, Zhonghong

    2009-01-01

    An online survey was sent to academic libraries and consortia with an integrated library system (ILS) migration project, based on review of press releases from major U.S. ILS vendors. This study takes a systematic approach to provide a snapshot of the academic ILS market and key factors affecting the outcome of an ILS migration project. It reveals…

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

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    Ross, Lyman; Sennyey, Pongracz

    2008-01-01

    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…

  1. Research Guides at Harvard Library

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Harvard University Library has worked closely with a vast array of information technology specialists and others to craft this fine collection of research guides. From African Studies to Zoology, each guide contains information culled from both print resources at Harvard's libraries to a plethora of digital resources from around the Internet. There are a number of particularly rich guides here, including those for Data and Biological Sciences. Visitors can learn about each resource in detail, including when they were last updated and other salient details. One can imagine that given the breadth of these guides, they might be used in a variety of educational settings from high school to post-graduate studies.

  2. 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.

  3. IFLA General Conference, 1991. Division of General Research Libraries: Section of National Libraries; Section of University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries; Section of Parliamentary Libraries. Booklet 1.

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

    The 11 papers in this booklet were presented at meetings of 3 sections within the Division of General Research Libraries: (1) "On the Concept of Development of the National Library of the USSR" (N. I. Tyulina); (2) "Strategic Planning in National Libraries" (Maurice B. Line, UK); (3) "Strategic Planning in National Libraries" (Patricia Donlon,…

  4. Using business process modelling to examine academic library activities for periodicals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dina Tbaishat

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The paper's purpose is to examine the process for the acquisition of print and electronic periodicals acquisition process in academic libraries using a business process modelling technique, role activity diagram (RAD). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A literature review examined process modelling in academic libraries. Multiple methods were used for data collection, including documentary analysis, and interviews (n=8) with library staff

  5. Academic Libraries, Fee-Based Information Services, and the Business Community.

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    Ernest, Douglas J.

    1993-01-01

    Discussion of the use of academic libraries by external users focuses on a study that investigated how libraries deal with local business people as external users. Literature on external access to academic libraries is reviewed, and fee-based information services are considered. (42 references) (LRW)

  6. The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications

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    Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

    2009-01-01

    Visits to 81 academic library websites in the New York State reveal that 42% of them adopted one or more Web 2.0 tools such as blogs while implementation of those tools in individual libraries varies greatly. We also propose a conceptual model of Academic Library 2.0 in this report. (Contains 4 tables and 6 figures.)

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  8. Academic Research Integration System

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    Surugiu, Iula; Velicano, Manole

    2008-01-01

    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…

  9. Righting the academic paper : A collaboration between library services and the writing centre in a Canadian academic setting

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    Norma Estela Palomino; Paula Ferreira Gouveia

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – This paper seeks to report on the successful collaboration in an academic learning commons environment, established collaboratively between the University of Guelph and Humber College, where library reference and writing center support services are integrated and therefore model student behaviour when writing academic papers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – After examining previous collaborative efforts between libraries and writing centres, this paper

  10. ACRL's Hall of Fame: An Analysis of Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award

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    Krasulski, Michael J.; Bell, Steven J.

    2010-01-01

    The Association of College & Research Libraries' (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year awardees constitute a "hall of fame" for ACRL. This article reports research analyzing 30 years of awardees between 1978 and 2007. Studying the demographics and accomplishments of the awardees contributes to knowledge of how academic librarianship has…

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

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    Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    "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);…

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

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "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)…

  13. Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. RLI 269

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    "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) Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship…

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

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "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;…

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

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    Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    "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…

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

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    Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    "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.…

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    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…

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  19. Lib-Value: Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries, Phase III: ROI of the Syracuse University Library

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    Kingma, Bruce; McClure, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    This study measures the return on investment (ROI) of the Syracuse University library. Faculty and students at Syracuse University were surveyed using contingent valuation methodology to measure their willingness to pay in time and money for the services of the academic library. Their travel time and use of the online library was measured to…

  20. Academic and Research Staff

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    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

    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

  1. 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).

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    Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

    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

  2. Understanding Chinese TEFL Academics' Capacity for Research

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    Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheila Kasperek; Erin Dorney; Beth Williams; Michael O’Brien

    2011-01-01

    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

  5. Programming New Learning Spaces: The Changing Nature of Academic Library Buildings

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Lea Wells; Jordan M. Scepanski

    \\u000a Greater attention to student and faculty expectations and the impact of technology on library and information operations are\\u000a combining to significantly alter library physical facilities and programming. Academic institutions undertaking new library\\u000a construction or renovating older buildings are rethinking how library space is used and configured. Alliances and partnerships\\u000a among a variety of academic and support units are resulting in

  6. The Cambridge University Library Management Research Unit

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    Plumb, Philip W.

    1971-01-01

    A description of the Unit which has been set up at Cambridge University with an OSTI grant and whose work is to study methods leading to increased effectiveness and efficiency in academic libraries. Attention is focussed on practical investigations making use of O & M and related techniques. (Author)

  7. Research Futures Academic Leadership and Development

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    Painter, Kevin

    opportunities offered via Research Futures include: Scottish Crucible ­ A prestigious leadership and development Leadership & Development for the academic community - including Heriot-Watt Crucible and Heriot-Watt EngageResearch Futures Academic Leadership and Development Centre for Academic Leadership & Development

  8. Academic/Research Librarians with Subject Doctorates: Data and Trends 1965-2006

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    Lindquist, Thea; Gilman, Todd

    2008-01-01

    The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates is largely unexplored in the literature, despite recent efforts to recruit them. Based on survey data gathered from non-LIS doctorate holders currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article highlights data and trends relating to these librarians,…

  9. Academic/Research Librarians with Subject Doctorates: Experiences and Perceptions, 1965-2006

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    Gilman, Todd; Lindquist, Thea

    2010-01-01

    The topic of academic/research librarians with subject doctorates remains largely unexplored. Based on survey data gathered from subject-doctorate holders (excluding those with doctorates in LIS) currently working in U.S. and Canadian academic/research libraries, this article extends the analysis published by the authors in the January 2008 issue…

  10. E-Approval Plans in Research Libraries

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    Pickett, Carmelita; Tabacaru, Simona; Harrell, Jeanne

    2014-01-01

    Research libraries have long invested in approval plan services, which offer an economical way to acquire scholarly and scientific publications. Traditional approval plans have evolved and now enable libraries to expand their e-book offerings to better serve researchers. Publishers offer a myriad of e-book purchasing options. These range from…

  11. Research Libraries and a National Information Policy.

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    Dougherty, Richard M.

    1979-01-01

    Research libraries are struggling with immense problems; hence, now may be a propitious time to begin a dialogue on the requirements for a national policy and then to establish one that will link government agencies and the research library community and preserve the rights of individuals. (Author/JD)

  12. Digital Library Support for Scholarly Research.

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    Downs, Robert R.; Friedman, Edward A.

    1999-01-01

    Describes the methods and results of a user-centered field study that investigated the design requirements for a Web-based research library, a digital library representing a collection of large domain-specific documents that can be accessed remotely to support scholarly research. Results provide insight into Web-based inquiry and requirements for…

  13. Academic Freedom: A Call for Research.

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    Ochoa, Anna

    The need for research on academic freedom as it applies to the K-12 level is addressed. The existing literature in the area of academic freedom, while often critical, rhetorical, and prescriptive, never calls for research. Indeed, there are very few examples of research in this area. Two separate ERIC (Educational Research Information Center)…

  14. A Strateev for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David W. Lewis

    The wide application of digital technologies to scholarly communications has disrupted the model of academic library service that has been in place for the past century. Given the new Internet tools and the explosive growth of digital content available on the Web, it is now not entirely clear what an academic library should be. This article is an attempt to

  15. Views on Enhancing the Academic Library's Information Service for Decision Support

    Microsoft Academic Search

    LIU Ya; WANG Yan

    The advancement of science and technology as well as the development of our society demand that the academic library should provide better services for its clients now. Information Service for Decision Support (ISDS) oriented to meet individual requirements is thus an important way to improve the quality of the academic library's services and sustain its values. On the basis of

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

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    Letnikova, Galina

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Block, David

    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…

  18. Dirt Road or Yellow Brick Superhighway? Information and Communication Technology in Academic Libraries of South Africa.

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    Darch, Colin; Underwood, Peter G.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses information and communication technology in South African academic libraries in the context of the post-apartheid period which consists of a technologically sophisticated sector and an underdeveloped Third World Sector. Topics include academic library consortia; connectivity; information literacy; human resource development; and…

  19. Accidental Federated Searching: Implementing Federated Searching in the Smaller Academic Library

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    Nina McHale

    2007-01-01

    Borrowing its title from and continuing in the vein of Rachel Gordon Singer's book, The Accidental Systems Librarian, this article explores issues raised during implementation of federated search in the smaller academic library. Smaller academic libraries have smaller budgets and are less likely to have the levels of information technology support required to undertake large scale electronic projects; however, these

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

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    Baird, Lynn N.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  1. Academic Libraries and Affirmative Action: Approaching Cultural Diversity in the 1990s.

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    Glaviano, Cliff; Lam, R. Errol

    1990-01-01

    Discusses affirmative action strategies in academic libraries that have attempted to improve the percentage of minorities in librarianship. The importance of stressing the value of greater cultural diversity within the academic library is discussed, and specific tools that can be used to increase the number of minorities are described. (39…

  2. A Feasibility Study of the Outsourcing of Cataloging in the Academic Libraries.

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    Jiang, Diana

    1998-01-01

    Focuses on the practical aspects of outsourcing cataloging in academic libraries. Factors examined include reasons for outsourcing, materials that are outsourced, and advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. Concludes that although outsourcing is not a prevailing trend in the academic libraries, it is a viable option if carefully planned and…

  3. Unlocking the Mystery: What Academic Library Search Committees Look for in Filling Faculty Positions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Zhonghong Wang; Charles Guarria

    2009-01-01

    Employee recruitment and retention are keys to the overall success of academic libraries, library administrators, and search committees face challenges when filling new and vacant faculty positions. This article presents and discusses the findings of a survey on hiring in an academic setting, including subjects such as staffing, criteria for hiring, how search committees evaluate candidates, and length of the

  4. Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation. Executive Summary.

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    Trochim, Mary Kane

    This summary briefly outlines a separate report containing information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members or users of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in…

  5. Recreational Reading of International Students in Academic Libraries

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    Bordonaro, Karen

    2011-01-01

    Recreational reading as a method of language learning has been a focus of investigation in second language education. This article considers recreational reading through the additional perspective of academic librarianship. Its purpose is to discover if recreational reading is a topic that lends itself to research through both perspectives. This…

  6. Study Abroad Programs: A Golden Opportunity for Academic Library Engagement

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    Denda, Kayo

    2013-01-01

    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…

  7. Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, No. 232-247, March-December 2006

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    Lance, Keith Curry; Cairns, Schanie; Cole, Holly; Dickenson, Don; Eastburn, Daphne; French, Jennifer; Marks, Robbie Bravman; Williamson, M. Claire

    2006-01-01

    This submission presents sixteen issues of Fast Facts from the Library Research Service covering topics regarding academic, public, school and special libraries in Colorado, the Mountain West and Southwest Regions. The following are Fast Facts titles from 2006 (1) Colorado Public Library Performance Rankings (2004 Data); (2) How Librarians Help…

  8. Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries

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    Bailey, Timothy P.; Scott, Amanda L.; Best, Rickey D.

    2015-01-01

    Academic libraries continue to face funding pressures compounded by the need to provide students with access to electronic resources, both in journal and book formats. With space constraints and the need to repurpose library space to other uses, libraries must carefully examine the move to e-only formats for books to determine if the format makes…

  9. The Academic Library and Student Retention and Graduation: An Exploratory Study

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    Crawford, Gregory A.

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed the relationships between variables of institutional expenses, library expenses, and library use and variables representing graduation and retention rates for colleges and universities. Using data drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System and the Academic Library Survey, institutions were compared by their…

  10. Activity-Based Costing in User Services of an Academic Library.

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    Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    The rationale for using Activity-Based Costing (ABC) in a library is to allocate indirect costs to products and services based on the factors that most influence them. This paper discusses the benefits of ABC to library managers and explains the steps involved in implementing ABC in the user services area of an Australian academic library.…

  11. From Scraps to Reams: A Survey of Printing Services in Academic Libraries.

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    Ashmore, Beth; Morris, Sara E.

    2002-01-01

    Discussion of the need for printing services in libraries as a result of the growth of electronic resources focuses on a survey of academic libraries that explored how they are providing printing services both economically and equitably. Results show nearly half of the libraries are charging fees for printing. (Author/LRW)

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

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    Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

    2006-01-01

    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…

  13. The Entrepreneurial Imperative Advancing from Incremental to Radical Change in the Academic Library.

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    Neal, James G.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses changes taking place in academic libraries and outlines the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation and their relevance to library development. Highlights include digital technology; the impact of changes in global learning and scholarly communication on library entrepreneurial opportunities; and a case study of entrepreneurial…

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

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    Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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    Samuel T. Huang

    2006-01-01

    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

  17. Basic Library Research Skills: Using Resources in CWU Library.

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    Jorgensen, Jan

    Central Washington University (CWU) Library has set up an interactive web tutorial, named CWUILT (CWU Information Literacy Tutorial), to help students develop the skills needed to select and locate appropriate information for research projects. CWUILT contains three modules, with a quiz at the end of each module. It takes about 90 minutes to…

  18. Academic Integrity and You 2013 -2014 University Libraries www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/academic-integrity

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    Academic Integrity and You 2013 - 2014 University Libraries www.libKeldin Library's Information/Reference Desk Visit: umd.libanswers.com Contact a librarian: www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/specialists-subject Get an overview of citation systems at: www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/citing-styles MLA (Modern Languages

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

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    Shimada, Takashi

    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.

  20. 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

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    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…

  1. Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries

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    MacColl, John; Jubb, Michael

    2011-01-01

    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…

  2. Staff development planning in an academic health sciences library*

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

    2005-01-01

    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

  3. Attitudes Toward Nontraditional Academic Programs: Attitude Research.

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    Flanagan, Dan

    Little research has been done on attitudes toward and levels of support for nontraditional academic programs in higher education. A research project was conducted involving students, faculty, professional staff, and administrators at three institutions of varying size, location, and academic program: The University of Massachusetts at Amherst;…

  4. Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994.

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    Arena, Carolyn B.

    The National Survey of Academic Research Instruments and Instrumentation Needs is a congressionally mandated program that collects data concerning scientific research instruments and the academic departments and facilities in which they are located. This report analyzes overall instrumentation issues and trends in all the fields covered by the…

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

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    Regazzi, John J.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  6. Operations Research Applied to Libraries.

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    Nussbaum, Harvey

    This report discusses the seven basic types of problems found in business and industry as they apply to library institutions. These seven basic types are: (1) inventory problems, (2) allocation problems, (3) queueing problems, (4) sequencing problems, (5) routing problems, (6) replacement problems and (7) search problems. (MF)

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

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    Tuai, Cameron K.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Stanley, Theresa C.

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  10. Genealogy and Libraries.

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    Carothers, Diane Foxhill; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Ten articles describe genealogical collections of the National Archives and Library of Congress, state archives programs, academic research libraries, Allen County Public Library (Indiana), Newberry Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints genealogical library, and New England Historic Genealogical Society, and approaches to Black…

  11. Academic content, research productivity, and tenure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jorge Brusa; Michael Carter; George E. Heilman

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the influence of a Finance doctoral program’s academic content on the research productivity of the graduates\\u000a at the time of the tenure decision. The results of this investigation show that a Finance program’s academic content has no\\u000a influence on the total number of publications of program graduates, but finds a significant relationship between academic\\u000a content and graduate’s

  12. Astronomy in Hawaii: Telescopes, Research, and Libraries

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    Robertson, A. K.

    2012-08-01

    Since early Polynesian way-finding combined observations of sky and ocean and allowed voyagers to locate and se ttle the far-flung islands of the Pacific, astronomy has impacted the islands of Hawaii. The Twentieth Century saw telescope development on both Haleakala on Maui and Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. These complexes have developed libraries and information services to support and enhance their research. The University of Hawaii established the Institute for Astronomy (IfA). The IfA Library serves researchers and instrument developers at each of its three locations. Canada-France-Ha waii Telescope, the Joint Astronomy Center, the W. M. Keck Observatory, Gemini Northern Telescope and Subaru Telescope have each developed library services to respond to their unique needs. The librarians at these organizations have formed Astronomy Libraries of HAwaii (A LOHA) to share resources. As electronic research has developed, each library has responded to capitalize on these new capabilities. In coming years, projects such as the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope on Maui and the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii Island have the promise of enlarging our understanding of the Universe. Astronomy libraries in Hawaii will con tinue to enhance their expertise to match the evolution of astronomy technologies and maximize research impact.

  13. Check our website at: library.queensu.ca/research/guide/genealogy LIBRARY LOCATIONS & ACRONYMS

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    GENEALOGY Check our website at: library.queensu.ca/research/guide/genealogy LIBRARY LOCATIONS & ACRONYMS SL Stauffer Library OGS Ontario Genealogical Society Docs Government Documents, Stauffer Library) Kingston Public Library Genealogy Information: www.kfpl.ca/ and http://www.kfpl.ca/genealogy

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

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    Escolano, Francisco

    and the New York Public Library received honourable mention. The prize, to which 24 proposals were eligibleThe 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

  15. Academic Library Service in the Republic of Burundi.

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    Seeds, Robert

    1993-01-01

    Describes library services and operations at the University of Burundi, including historical background, branch libraries, collection development, acquisitions, and library organization. An exchange program with Pennsylvania State University is explained, and existing constraints in Burundi are discussed, including inadequate facilities,…

  16. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Education and Research Division. Section: Library History and Library Theory and Research. Papers.

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

    Papers on library history and library theory and research presented at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "The History of Western Literature Library Collections in Japan" (Yoshitomi Okazaki, Japan); (2) "Trends of Library History Research in Japan" (Hiroshi Kawai, Yukio Fujino, Atsushi Ishii,…

  17. Academic Research: Corporate Support Has Its Benefits.

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    Chemical and Engineering News, 1984

    1984-01-01

    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)

  18. Academic Freedom: Problems in Conceptualization and Research

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    Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. M.

    2014-01-01

    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).…

  19. Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.

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

    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

  20. On Innovation of the Academic Library Services from the Information Service Equalization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mei Zhang

    \\u000a Information service equalization is an important component of public services equalization. It is one of the vital conditions\\u000a for achieving information service equalization to eliminate poverty, promote economic development and build a harmonious society.\\u000a Academic library is an important component of social information system, and it is the base of university and social infomationization.\\u000a Therefore, the academic library should base

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

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    Bishop, Ann Peterson

    1999-01-01

    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…

  2. Dealing with Data: Science Librarians' Participation in Data Management at Association of Research Libraries Institutions

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    Antell, Karen; Foote, Jody Bales; Turner, Jaymie; Shults, Brian

    2014-01-01

    As long as empirical research has existed, researchers have been doing "data management" in one form or another. However, funding agency mandates for doing formal data management are relatively recent, and academic libraries' involvement has been concentrated mainly in the last few years. The National Science Foundation implemented a new…

  3. Faculty-Library Collaboration: Embedding Information Literacy in Educational Research Graduate Classes

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    Peters, Madalienne; Roybal, Suzanne

    2011-01-01

    Teaching students how to conduct research that helps them develop a scholarly work is often a daunting task. A fortuitous collaboration between faculty members in the School of Education and the academic library led to the development of strategies for teaching graduate students how to conduct quality research. Over the course of four years,…

  4. Recommending Research Profiles for Multidisciplinary Academic Collaboration

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    Gunawardena, Sidath Deepal

    2013-01-01

    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…

  5. Nonprint Formats: A Survey of the Work and Its Challenges for the Cataloger in ARL Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gayle Porter; Paul Bredderman

    1997-01-01

    Today's emphasis on developing nonprint-format collections in academic libraries mirrors advances in information technology. More new than old, these formats impact not only library planning, policy, and budgets, but also the training and the work of those who select, catalog, process, house, access, and circulate them. Results of this 33-item survey of nonprint catalogers in ARL academic libraries describe their

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

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    Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

    1999-01-01

    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

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    of Radiation Oncology, Division of Genomic Instability and DNA Repair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard for the clinical development of gold nanoparticle- aided radiation therapy. Ó 2012 by Radiation Research Society Source: Radiation Research, 178(6):604-608. 2012. Published By: Radiation Research Society DOI: http

  8. Planning and Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library

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    Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Bennett, Denise Beaubien

    2014-01-01

    Initiating a 3D printing service in an academic library goes beyond justification of its value and gaining the necessary library and administrative support. Additional aspects such as policies, environmental safety, training, publicizing, maintenance, and scope of service must be considered. This article provides a guide to developing a 3D print…

  9. Bibliography of Use Surveys of Public and Academic Libraries. 1950 - Nov. 1970.

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    Atkin, Pauline

    1971-01-01

    Within the public, academic, and school libraries the use of specific types of materials was examined, for example, audio-visual, reference and bibliographic materials and different types of catalogs. The physical layout and arrangement of the libraries, and their influence on use and non-use was also considered. The factors inhibiting the use of…

  10. Analysis of information technology (IT) applications in academic libraries in Kuwait

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Veeramani Marimuthu; Vinayagamoorthy Paraman

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – Library professionals today need to acquire knowledge and skills in information and communication technology as the services of more and more libraries are now centering on information technology (IT), especially in educational institutions. Application of IT in academic environment in Kuwait has increased gradually in the recent decades. This paper is designed to measure the use of IT

  11. New Information Technology in Puerto Rican Academic Libraries: Potential and Barriers for its Implementation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Ortiz-Zapata; Debbie Ann Quintana

    1991-01-01

    Academic libraries in Master and Doctorate granting institutions were studied to identify current use and future implementation of E-Mail, FAX, Optical Technology, OPAC, and Microcomputers. Private and state institutions were surveyed via telephone or site visits. Library Directors, Key Staff members, and Automation Librarians' opinions on the potential and the barriers of new information technology for Puerto Rico were gathered.

  12. Congress, Laws, and Regulations: Government Documents. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 2.

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    Amen, Kathleen L.

    This document is the second in a series of four 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 congressional publications pertaining to laws and regulations, this guide describes…

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

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    Amen, Kathleen L.

    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…

  14. Technology and Copyright Issues in the Academic Library: First Sale, Fair Use and the Electronic Document.

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    Ou, Carol

    2003-01-01

    First sale and fair use are two copyright principles of use in academic libraries that need to be reexamined in an information age offering possibilities of universal access and perfect distribution in the electronic document. Library services that are perhaps most affected by these concerns are in provision of electronic reserves and collections.…

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

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    Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

    2001-01-01

    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)

  16. Freedom of Speech, Sexual Harassment, and Internet Filters in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Janssen, Avi

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the appropriateness and legality of Internet filters in any type of library and suggests that there is a much less tenable legal justification for Internet filters in academic libraries. Topics include freedom of speech; pornography versus obscenity; sexual harassment; applicable court cases; and acceptable use policies. (LRW)

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

    2008-01-01

    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

  18. CD-ROM--A Viable Alternative to Online Searching for Academic Libraries?

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    Dubbeld, Catherine E.

    1991-01-01

    Discussion of CD-ROM as an alternative to online searching for academic libraries focuses on a comparison between online and CD-ROM costs at the University of Natal (South Africa) library. Other factors examined include funding methods; user fees; staff involvement; user training; user access, including search intermediaries and networking; and…

  19. Analyses of Mentoring Expectations, Activities, and Support in Canadian Academic Libraries

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    Harrington, Marni R.; Marshall, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Mentoring expectations, activities, and support in Canadian college and university libraries were investigated by surveying 332 recent MLIS graduates, practicing academic librarians, and library administrators. Findings indicate that the presence of a mentoring program will help attract new librarians, retain them, and aid in restructuring efforts…

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

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    Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M.

    2003-01-01

    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…

  1. Above and Beyond the Hospital Library Walls: Interdisciplinary Collaboration on an Academic Competition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Debra Rand; Raquel Fereres-Moskowitz; Barbara Sacks

    2009-01-01

    Hospital librarians can promote themselves and their libraries by collaborating with institutional departments on significant projects or programs beyond traditional library services that support the mission of their respective institutions. This article reports on one such project, the Annual Academic Competition, at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, now an integral part of the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System. Through

  2. How to Be Engaging: Recreational Reading and Readers' Advisory in the Academic Library

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    Nicholson, Heather

    2012-01-01

    While recreational reading material was once an integral part of the academic library collection and librarians were seen as guides in reading development for students, this has not been the case in the last 50 years. Fiscal constraints have forced library professionals to make choices so that leisure reading material has not been viewed as a high…

  3. Barbarians at the Gates: A Half-Century of Unaffiliated Users in Academic Libraries.

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    Courtney, Nancy

    2001-01-01

    Examines the literature on unaffiliated users' access to academic libraries since the 1950s, when post-war population shifts, emphasis on college-preparatory work at the high school level, and an increase in the college-educated population brought greater numbers of unaffiliated users into the library. (Contains 107 references.) (AEF)

  4. Use and Perception of an Academic Library. A Survey at the Australian National University.

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    Wood, Fiona

    Produced as part of a formal library review process, this publication reports the results of a 1981 survey of approximately 1000 undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff at the Australian National University (ANU) to determine their use of and satisfaction with facilities, materials, and services provided by ANU's library system. A high…

  5. Is Reserve a Jeopardized Service in Academic Libraries? A Position Paper.

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    Fisher, Patricia A.

    One hundred fifty academic libraries were surveyed to determine if professorial note photocopying services were a factor in any decline in use of reserve by faculty at their institutions. Eighty-six responses were received. While they did not feel that use of library reserve services were being jeopardized, respondents indicated a number of…

  6. Measuring the Book Circulation Use of a Small Academic Library Collection: A Manual.

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    Trochim, Mary Kane; And Others

    The process described in this manual is designed to help small academic libraries systematically study the use of their circulating book collections. Originally developed in 1980, the manual has been used successfully in several small college libraries, both with and without assistance from outside consultants. In most cases, the study can be…

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

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    Burns, C. Sean

    2014-01-01

    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…

  8. National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.

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

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Baudino, Frank, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2003-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

  15. 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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    Tarpy, David R.

    holder. #12;APICULTURE AND SOCIAL INSECTS Assessing the Mating `Health' of Commercial Honey Bee Queens is therefore of primary importance for honey bee and apiculture research. Because of the central role

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2013-02-12

    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.

  18. Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library

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    Silver, Howard

    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 ...

  19. Library Research Manual: The Health Sciences.

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    Bryson, Emily Montez; Dale, Roland, Ed.

    This independent study workbook is intended to acquaint students of the nursing and allied health professions with the use of Douglas Library of the Chicago State University and to introduce a search strategy for gathering information for research papers. Consisting of nine instructional chapters, the workbook provides information on the card…

  20. Teaching Library Research Skills to ESL Students.

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    Thompson, Susan N.

    The materials included in this presentations consist of information about a program to teach library research skills to Japanese university students of English as a Second Language (ESL) studying in the United States and student worksheets for use in the program. The program, instituted at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute (Washington), is designed…

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

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

    2005-01-01

    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…

  2. 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).

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    Gude, Gilbert; And Others

    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…

  3. The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice

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    Lombard, Emmett

    2012-01-01

    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…

  4. Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on Libraries

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    , involving the Public Health Library, LIBR scheduled one of its meetings in Warren Hall, where it was given a tour of the existing library and (with two members of the Public Health faculty) discussed the "store of users of this valuable resource. Although the ultimate fate of the Public Health Library is unresolved

  5. No Phone Zone: Controlling Cell Phone Use in Academic Libraries

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    Heaton, Shelley; Master, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    This article reports the results of a survey of cell phone policies in university libraries conducted over a three-month period in 2005. The authors sought information about the libraries' problems regarding cell phone use and attendant noise by students and other library users. The authors began with an 18-question survey of one hundred…

  6. Communicating Mission: An Analysis of Academic Library Web Sites

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    Kuchi, Triveni

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Thomas, Andrew

    Fogler Library Mission Fogler Library provides access to information essential to teaching of Fogler Library is to identify and provide the information and library resources needed by members of the University community in their study, teaching, research, public service, and professional development

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    Fukami, Tadashi

    , and of two plant species (the invasive understory plant Hedychium gardnerianum and the native tree in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Introduced Canopy Tree Species Effect on the Soil of Hawai'i Press DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2984/66.2.4 URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10

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    Hayssen, Virginia

    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

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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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    Mladenoff, David

    and nectarivorous bird abundance over ~ years at nine study sites across an ,-m elevational gradient on Hawaii in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Temporal Variation in Bird and Resource Abundance Across an Elevational Gradient in Hawaii Author(s): Patrick J. Hart, Bethany L. Woodworth, Richard J

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    MacDonald, Lee

    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

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    Taylor, Sabrina

    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Diversification of an Endemic Southeast Asian, associations, museums, institutions, and presses. Your use of this PDF, the BioOne Web site, and all posted included in the study. The discrepancy between nuclear and mitochondrial results is probably a case of deep

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    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Speciation in Modern Marine Bivalves (Mollusca, museums, institutions, and presses. Your use of this PDF, the BioOne Web site, and all posted to a particular geographic region, habitat, or both. High percentages of deep-water and otherwise (geographically

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    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Genetic Diversity in a Deep-Sea Harpacticoid of this PDF, the BioOne Web site, and all posted and associated content indicates your acceptance of Bio should be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;GENETIC DIVERSITY IN A DEEP

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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

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    for Radiological Research, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; and b David B. Kriser Dental for rapid radia- tion dose assessment of many individuals based on single fingerstick samples of blood irradiated in vitro with doses from 0­10 Gy and dose- response curves of micronuclei frequencies were

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    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. PersonIdentityServiceImpl Gut Microbiota in Nymph holder. #12;INSECT-SYMBIONT INTERACTIONS Gut Microbiota in Nymph and Adults of the Giant Mesquite Bug of the southwestern United States. Both nymphs and adults are often found aggregated on mesquite trees (Prosopis spp

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

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

    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)…

  20. The Utility of Electronic Mail Follow-Ups for Library Research.

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    Roselle, Ann; Neufeld, Steven

    1998-01-01

    A survey of academic librarians determined that the use of e-mail in the follow-up stage of a library research project using mailed questionnaires was as effective as postal mail in speed and size of response. Discusses additional benefits (interpersonal communication, reduced time and costs) and drawbacks (time spent identifying messages…

  1. Accessibility Trends among Academic Library and Library School Web Sites in the USA and Canada

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    Axel Schmetzke; David Comeaux

    2009-01-01

    This paper focuses on the accessibility of North American library and library school Web sites for all users, including those with disabilities. Web accessibility data collected in 2006 are compared to those of 2000 and 2002. The findings of this follow-up study continue to give cause for concern: Despite improvements since 2002, library and library school Web sites still tend

  2. Testing the Competition: Usability of Commercial Information Sites Compared to Academic Library Web Sites.

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    Travis, Tiffini Anne; Norlin, Elaina

    2002-01-01

    This usability study examines how students use electronic research libraries such as Questia, which has been designed to replace traditional libraries, and compares it with large university library Web sites. Suggests that design features incorporated by Web site designers can drastically affect the success of students doing research. (Author/LRW)

  3. Optical Disc Applications in Libraries.

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    Andre, Pamela Q. J.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses a variety of library applications of optical disc storage technology, including CD-ROM, digital videodisc, and WORM. Research and development projects at the Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, and National Agricultural Library are described, products offered by library networks are reviewed, and activities in academic and…

  4. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION

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    Carr, Leslie

    INFORMATION FOR THE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY (MIEL) PROGRAMME Management Information Systems and PerformanceUNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT-11-430048-8. ............................................................................................... 19 4.3 WARD, S. ET AL. LIBRARY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND LIBRARY MANAGEMENT TOOLS. LUXEMBOURG

  5. A Library-Writing Center Partnership: Improving Research and Citing using Camtasia Video Tutorials

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    Jane Littlefield; Anne Deutsch; Brigitte Mussack

    2010-01-01

    In light of academic research taking place almost entirely online and the recent release of the APA’s 6th Edition Publication Manual, it has become more imperative to integrate the process of research and research writing. Presenters from Saint Mary’s University’s Library and Writing Center (Minneapolis) will describe their collaborative project aimed at helping both on-campus and distance students develop their

  6. Using blogs in academic libraries: versatile information platforms

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    Diane L. Schrecker

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of the paper was to provide an in-depth discussion of the poster session, Keep Blogging Along: Side by Side Library Blogs, presented at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 27, 2007. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Complete with each blog discussed is a distinction of purpose, basic elements of blog design including organizational labels and

  7. The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.

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    Kaser, David; Davis, Jinnie Y.

    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…

  8. Examining one model of ebooks for an academic library setting

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jane Garner; Lynne Horwood

    In late 2000, CAVAL Collaborative Solutions organised a consortial purchase of netLibrary for interested member institutions. Throughout 2001, netLibrary was examined by a number of working groups at the University of Melbourne. This paper presents findings that cover a range of issues: acquisition, collection content, functionality, disability access issues, ereserve and administrative issues.

  9. dbWiz: open source federated searching for academic libraries

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    Calvin Mah; Kevin Stranack

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of developing an open source federated searching tool. It is hoped that it will generate interest not only in dbWiz, but in the many other open source projects either completed or in development at the Simon Fraser University Library and at other libraries around the world. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

  10. Shaping the library of the future: Digital library developments at Los Alamos National Laboratory`s Research Library

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    Luce, R. E. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    1994-10-01

    This paper offers an overview of current efforts at the Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory, (LANL), to develop digital library services. Current projects of LANL`s Library without Walls initiative are described. Although the architecture of digital libraries generally is experimental and subject to debate, one principle of LANL`s approach to delivering library information is the use of Mosaic as a client for the Research Library`s resources. Several projects under development have significant ramifications for delivering library services over the Internet. Specific efforts via Mosaic include support for preprint databases, providing access to citation databases, and access to a digital image database of unclassified Los Alamos technical reports.

  11. Public Services in Research Libraries. Preliminary Reports from the Public Services Research Projects: University of Arizona, Cornell University, University of Illinois, Michigan State University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, and Texas A & M University.

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

    Preliminary reports from seven Association of Research Library (ARL) members conducting research on current public services concerns describe progress to date and initial findings. Research grants of up to $4,000 were provided for the projects, which were selected in part because of their potential usefulness to academic and research libraries.…

  12. Electronic reserve services for academic libraries in China: practices and concerns

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    Conghui Fang; Lin Cui; Heqing Lian

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to offer a comprehensive description and analysis of electronic reserve services in academic libraries in China. It also seeks to describe possible solutions for libraries to build multi-functional e-reserve services in order to face the challenge of the vast expansion in both academia and the economy in modern China. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reviews the

  13. Quality assessment of academic libraries' performance with a special reference to information technology-based services: Suggesting an evaluation checklist

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    Fahimeh Babalhavaeji; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam; Seyed Vahid Aqili; Ali Shakooii

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The present paper's purpose is to review the literature related to quality assessment and performance evaluation in academic libraries, whether empirical or theoretical, and to extract key issues. It aims to explore which criteria exert a significant relationship with the academic libraries' performance quality; identify a set of criteria that appears to be useful for assessing the quality

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

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    Horta, Hugo

    2013-01-01

    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…

  15. Digital Libraries: A Human Centred Study of Computerisation in a Finnish Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mika Kirveennummi; Vesa Torvinen

    Abstract From the perspective of librarianship some alarming, rather global changes have taken p lace in the library field. Firstly, the increasing u se of information technology (IT) in pub lishing is a c hallenge for the libraries. For example, electronic publications have a lready radically changed the traditional domain o f the library, causing un certainty among employees as

  16. Library iTour: Introducing the iPod Generation to the Academic Library

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    Cairns, Virginia; Dean, Toni C.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: For many years, the Lupton Library offered a traditional library introduction class to first year students participating in the Freshman Seminar Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2007, the library applied for and received a campus grant to purchase thirty iPod Touches, along with accompanying hardware and software.…

  17. Measuring Academic Capacity: Research in Relationship

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

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  18. Generalizing the OpenURL Framework beyond References to Scholarly Works: The Bison-Fute Model; Digital Libraries and Education: Trends and Opportunities; E-Books and Their Future in Academic Libraries: An Overview; Penn State Visual Image User Study.

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    Van de Sompel, Herbert; Beit-Arie, Oren; Roes, Hans; Snowhill, Lucia; Pisciotta, Henry; Brisson, Roger; Ferrin, Eric; Dooris, Michael; Spink, Amanda

    2001-01-01

    Includes four articles that discuss a conceptual framework for open and context-sensitive reference linking for Web-based scholarly information; issues for academic libraries due to increased use of information and communication technologies; the future of electronic books in academic libraries; and an academic library user study on the needs for…

  19. UC Berkeley Library's Congressional Research Tutorials

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2008-01-01

    Making a clear and direct path through the vast amount of Congressional materials can be quite a chore, even for the most seasoned and experienced researcher. Fortunately, the University of California at Berkeley Library has created these fine Congressional tutorials. Designed to help users locate materials both online and in the library, these tutorials are in the form of short Flash-enabled videos. Most of the tutorials last about two minutes, and they include "Find a Bill" and "Find a Hearing". After viewing one (or more) of these tutorials, users can also make their way to the "What's going on in Congress right now?" area to stay on top of the various activities of this important legislative body.

  20. Management Problems of Student Workers in Academic Libraries

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    Kathman, Michael D.; Kathman, Jane M.

    1978-01-01

    This paper analyzes the problems, and reviews relevant literature in library science and management theory with special emphasis on student motivation and contributions. Suggestions relative to hiring, training, and supervision are offered. (Author/JAB)

  1. Integrated Media Operations in an Academic Library: A Profile.

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    Hardy, Carol L.; Sessions, Judith A.

    1985-01-01

    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,…

  2. On Research Libraries: Statement and Recommendations of the Committee on Research Libraries of the American Council of Learned Societies, Submitted to National Advisory Commission on Libraries.

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    Burkhardt, Frederick

    This report on the needs of research libraries with recommendations for improvement is based on minutes of meetings of the Committee on Research Libraries and commissioned papers on topics of major concern. Problems of research libraries involve: (1) increased demands because of rising university population, new business and industrial information…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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,…

  4. Differences among university students and faculties in social networking site perception and use: Implications for academic library services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ji-Hong Park

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – Social networking sites (SNSs) are gaining popularity in various areas. Library and information services also are attempting to utilize them for increasing the library user traffic. Considering the lack of SNS studies in academic library services and various SNS usage patterns according to user type, it is necessary to compare the usage patterns across different user groups. This

  5. The utilisation of an intranet as a knowledge management tool in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Retha Snyman

    2004-01-01

    The intranet has emerged as one of today's most effective tools for knowledge management. This article reports on the extent to which three South African academic libraries, selected by means of the purposive sampling method, utilise the intranet as a knowledge management tool. Based on the literature, knowledge management and an intranet are briefly defined. The advantages of the intranet

  6. The Past, Present, and Future of Demand-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries

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    Goedeken, Edward A.; Lawson, Karen

    2015-01-01

    Demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) programs have become a well-established approach toward integrating user involvement in the process of building academic library collections. However, these programs are in a constant state of evolution. A recent iteration in this evolution of ebook availability is the advent of large ebook collections whose…

  7. Wrestling with a Trojan Horse: Outsourcing Cataloging in Academic and Special Libraries.

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    Abel-Kops, Chad P.

    2000-01-01

    Focuses the issue of outsourcing cataloging in academic and special libraries. Examines the goal of outsourcing to increase production at reduced costs; a case of outsourcing at Wright State University of Ohio; confidentiality issues of outsourcing by law firms and other corporations; contracts; debates on "whether" and "what" to outsource; and…

  8. A Survey and Empirical Study of Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries

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    Mu, Xiangming; Dimitroff, Alexandra; Jordan, Jeanette; Burclaff, Natalie

    2011-01-01

    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.

  9. Diffusion of an Innovation: Digital Reference Service in Carnegie Foundation Master's (Comprehensive) Academic Institution Libraries.

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    White, Marilyn Domas

    2001-01-01

    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

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

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    Cawthorne, Jon E.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  11. Type and Level of Position in Academic Libraries Related to Communication Behavior.

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    Xu, Hong

    1996-01-01

    Presents results of a study on communication channels used by academic librarians in different job categories and organizational levels. A literature review of information processing and internal and interdepartmental library communication is included. Face-to-face and telephone communication dominated as choice of medium. Public service and…

  12. Commercial Social Media and the Erosion of the Commons: Implications for Academic Libraries

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    Lilburn, Jeff

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. One box to search them all : Implementing federated search at an academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ian Gibson; Lisa Goddard; Shannon Gordon

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present how, in May 2008, the Ad Hoc Committee on Federated Search was formed to prepare a preliminary report on federated searching for a special meeting of Librarians Academic Council at Memorial University Libraries. The primary purpose is to discuss current implementation of federated searching at this institution, explore what other

  14. Managing the implementation of a federated search tool in an academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicholas Joint

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at some of the broader design and management issues that occur during the implementation of a federated search tool in a modern academic library, and tries to tease out some of the background concepts that librarians should consider. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An overview of the main advantages and disadvantages of federated

  15. The Current State of Middle Management Preparation, Training, and Development in Academic Libraries

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    Rooney, Michael P.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  16. Web Analytics: A Picture of the Academic Library Web Site User

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    Black, Elizabeth L.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  17. The Role of the Academic Library in Serving the Disadvantaged Student

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    Josey, E. J.

    1971-01-01

    The academic library can provide disadvantaged students with many new kinds of learning experiences by providing high quality staff, a wide range of resources and facilities, and meaningful programs that will involve students in the critical analysis of the social values and interactions that underlie the foundations of education. (12 references)…

  18. Electronic Journals in the Academic Law Library-Law Reviews and Beyond

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    Marguerite Most

    2002-01-01

    This article is an introduction to electronic journals in the academic law library and to the questions librarians face and must respond to as they provide timely access to legal scholarship in an increasingly electronic environment. Such factors as licensing, use statistics, reference linking, user education, and the preservation of digital formats are considered.Although law reviews are the main form

  19. Managing Cultural Change: The Challenge of Merging Library Services, Curriculum Development and Academic Professional Development.

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    McKnight, Sue

    The paper outlines a number of processes that have been implemented by Learning Services at Deakin University (Geelong, Australia) to gain significant and sustained cultural change among staff in a blended organization, comprising the university library service, the curriculum design and development functions and those of academic staff…

  20. Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Academic Libraries: A Plan of Action for the 1990s.

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    Wright, Joyce C.

    1990-01-01

    Identifies strategies for attaining minorities and for improving the current status of underrepresented minorities in academic libraries. A plan for action is presented which includes internships for minorities, the Targets of Opportunity Program (TOPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recruiting by networking, and a mentoring…

  1. Increasing Minority Representation in Academic Libraries: The Minority Librarian Intern Program at the Ohio State University.

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    Diaz, Jose; Starkus, Kristina

    1994-01-01

    Describes and analyzes Ohio State University's Minority Librarian Intern Program, a two-year post-master's degree internship that was developed to attract underrepresented minority librarians to academic libraries. Publicity and recruitment strategies are discussed, and suggestions to increase minority representation are offered. (Contains 14…

  2. A methodology for development of a model warehouse for identifying innovative services in academic libraries

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    Ammar Awan; Farhad Daneshgar

    2011-01-01

    This study is part of a larger project that ultimately aims to enhance effectiveness and relevance of academic libraries in today's ubiquitous and highly networked environments. The current study asserts that management of customer knowledge, enabled by appropriate customer knowledge taxonomy, will potentially lead to both enhancements in the current customer services as well as identification and design of new

  3. Research Library Issues: A Bimonthly Report from ARL, CNI, and SPARC--A Special Issue on Strategies for Opening up Content. RLI 269

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    Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    "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) Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship…

  4. Feeding the fledgling repository: starting an institutional repository at an academic health sciences library.

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    Koopman, Ann; Kipnis, Dan

    2009-01-01

    In 2005, the Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University started an institutional repository (IR), the Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) . Originally intended as a showcase for faculty scholarship, it has evolved to serve also as a university press for original journals and newsletters, and as an institutional archive. Many lessons have been learned about marketing techniques, common IR issues, and advantages of an IR for a library. IR recruitment has come to be viewed as yet another form of collection development and has been integrated into all forms of the Library's outreach. Jefferson's academic health sciences environment has proven similar to other academic environments on issues of acceptance and participation. PMID:19384712

  5. Use of "Journal of Citation Reports" for Serials Management in Research Libraries: An Investigation of the Effect of Self-Citation on Journal Rankings in Library and Information Science and Genetics.

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    Nisonger, Thomas E.

    2000-01-01

    Explores the use of "Journal Citation Reports" (JCR) for journal management in academic libraries. Outlines the advantages and disadvantages of using JCR citation data and researches the impact of journal self-citation on JCR rankings of library and information science and genetics journals. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/LRW)

  6. Expanding Library Support of Faculty Research: Exploring Readiness

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    Brown, Jeanne M.; Tucker, Cory

    2013-01-01

    The changing research and information environment requires a reexamination of library support for research. This study considers research-related attitudes and practices to identify elements indicating readiness or resistance to expanding the library's role in research support. A survey of faculty conducted at the University of Nevada Las…

  7. Annotated Bibliography of the CELT Center Library Academic Leadership 1

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    Tufts University

    .R., Mlinek, D.D., Robson, K.J. (2008). The Academic Chair's Handbook (2nd Ed.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey information that chairs need to do their jobs well. Many of the book`s ideas come from practicing chairs to understand their departments and their new roles · What chairs need to know to do their jobs · Leading

  8. Computer Literacy in an Academic Library: Technological Hit or Myth?

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    Hanson, Charles D.

    1984-01-01

    Traces the development of Lima Community College's computer literacy program, which uses the library as the site of ongoing computer education. Explores such factors in program development as funding, hardware choice, and implementation steps. Responds to several myths about computers, e.g., microcomputers take up little space and reduce staffing…

  9. Information technology in Thai academic libraries: report on a survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. A. Vespry; Krisana Kitiyadisai

    1992-01-01

    Rapid developments are taking place in the libraries of Thailand as the government becomes aware of the role of information in the development of the country. New equipment for computerization is becoming commonplace and IT has now become a topic of discussion in the newspapers. In this atmosphere it seemed worthwhile to capture the status of IT in the main

  10. Job satisfaction of information technology workers in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sook Lim

    2008-01-01

    This study examines the job satisfaction of library information technology (IT) workers in relation to demographic, socioeconomic, and work-related variables, such as a sense of belonging, faith in wanting to belong, a feeling of acceptance, paying dues, job autonomy, the broker's role, and promotion opportunities. A total of 443 mail surveys were sent to a sample of IT workers at

  11. Job Satisfaction in a South African Academic Library in Transition

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    Hart, Genevieve

    2010-01-01

    Job satisfaction was investigated at a South African university library undergoing change on many fronts. The study included 31 members of staff and the data were gathered via interviews/questionnaires, informed by standard HRM job satisfaction theory. The study found a "love-hate" relationship between respondents and their work. The key positive…

  12. Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea

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    Oh, Dong-Geun

    2004-01-01

    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,…

  13. The Visually Impaired Reader in the Academic Library

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    Major, Jean A.

    1978-01-01

    Visually impaired students at Ohio State University were queried by telephone interview regarding their need for specialized library services and for optical or reading aids. Interest in special services was indicated, but students did not express substantial need for a varied collection of specialized reading aids. (JAB) (JAB)

  14. Reconceptualizing Academic Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

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    Paulus, Michael J., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. YouTube and Academic Libraries: Building a Digital Collection

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    Cho, Allan

    2013-01-01

    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…

  16. Collection Development Policy: Academic Library, St. Mary's University. Revised.

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    Sylvia, Margaret

    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…

  17. Information Source Characteristics and Environmental Scanning by Academic Library Managers

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    Babalhavaeji, Fahimeh; Farhadpoor, Mohammad Reza

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This article examines characteristics of the external environment of library and information centres of Islamic Azad University in Iran, focusing on perceived environmental uncertainty and perceived source accessibility and quality, and their impacts on the amount of scanning and the frequency of information source use. Methods: This…

  18. Measures of library use and user satisfaction with academic library services

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    Bernard Bizimana

    1996-01-01

    Library use and user satisfaction are multidimensional concepts. However, traditional methods of evaluation do not include appropriate global measures of these concepts. Two indices of library use and user satisfaction have been derived from a number of characteristics collected by means of a questionnaire that combined individual variable-scores and expressed them as a final score. One form of index was

  19. The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), Academic Libraries, and Access to Government Information

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    Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Shuler, John A.

    2010-01-01

    The electronic environment has significantly shifted library capabilities and user expectations for the delivery of government information and services. At the same time, many laws of the federal government have pushed for the creation and distribution of government information through electronic channels. However, the Federal Depository Library

  20. The Making of a Library: The Academic Library in Transition. Final Report.

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    Taylor, Robert S.

    The objective of this project was to develop the concept of the experimenting and extended library, and to oversee its physical and operational design in a new college--Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The basic arguments of this report are: (a) that the economic and social contexts within which libraries will operate in the future are…

  1. Research Library Trends II: 35 Libraries in the 1970's and Beyond. A Sequel to Research Library Trends, 1951-1980 and Beyond.

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    Seibert, Warren F.; And Others

    This study is based on the annual statistics of 35 institutions, all members of the Association of Research Libraries. For 17 of the libraries, the statistics cover 1969-1988; for the rest, they cover 1976-1988. Procedurally, the study parallels both its 1987 ancestor ("Research Library Trends, 1951-1980 and Beyond") and the earlier "Purdue Study"…

  2. Visibility of Diversity within Association of Research Libraries Websites

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    Mestre, Lori S.

    2011-01-01

    Libraries in the United States have worked towards developing more inclusive environments and programs. This inclusiveness should also extend to the online library presence. This article provides results of a web page scan of all Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the United States to document the visibility of diversity on their pages. A…

  3. The e-research center: transforming a traditional science library

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    Martha Bedard; Johann van Reenen

    2010-01-01

    At the University of New Mexico Libraries (UL) a year long process engaged faculty, students and library personnel in developing a new mission for the Centennial Science and Engineering Library (CSEL) that will re-purpose it to serve the evolving need for facilitating e-research. The authors discuss the vision of the UL for being at the center of data intensive and

  4. The University Library: Analysis and Proposals. Research Paper Number 169.

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    Weinberg, Charles B.

    The past few decades have been an era of rapid growth and expansion for university and research libraries, yet their standards of library services have declined. Specifically, more people more often cannot get the information they seek from the library. The main factors in this decline in service are the rapidly increasing numbers both of volumes…

  5. Pathways to Sustainability for Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Research Brief

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    Li, Jennifer

    2008-01-01

    Like many U.S. public libraries, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh faces financial uncertainty. CLP asked RAND to identify critical factors that affect the library's financial stability and to develop a framework to assess how these factors can be managed to provide a more stable financial base. RAND researchers reviewed the literature and…

  6. 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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    Wallace, Mark C.

    BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting suggest that all raptor research- ers, regardless of legal requirements, abide by the spirit of the animal

  7. A case study: the evolution of a “facilitator model” liaison program in an academic medical library*

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    DeShay, Claudia H.; Huslig, Mary Ann; Mayo, Helen G.; Patridge, Emily F.

    2012-01-01

    Question: What type of liaison program would best utilize both librarians and other library staff to effectively promote library services and resources to campus departments? Setting: The case is an academic medical center library serving a large, diverse campus. Methods: The library implemented a “facilitator model” program to provide personalized service to targeted clients that allowed for maximum staff participation with limited subject familiarity. To determine success, details of liaison-contact interactions and results of liaison and department surveys were reviewed. Results: Liaisons successfully recorded 595 interactions during the program's first 10 months of existence. A significant majority of departmental contact persons (82.5%) indicated they were aware of the liaison program, and 75% indicated they preferred email communication. Conclusion: The “facilitator model” provides a well-defined structure for assigning liaisons to departments or groups; however, training is essential to ensure that liaisons are able to communicate effectively with their clients. PMID:22879805

  8. The National Library of Medicine\\/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM\\/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program: A Year in Review

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    Brian Bunnett; Nancy Allee; Jo Dorsch; Gabriel Rios; Cindy Stewart

    2009-01-01

    The National Library of Medicine\\/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM\\/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program was created to provide training and mentorship to potential library directors. The program's constituent parts, site visits, mentoring, online classes, and Capstone events, are described. The program has been successful in imparting these skills to its participants—18 of the first 35 fellows have been promoted since

  9. 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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    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Cheilanthes feei T. Moore (Pteridaceae holder. #12;SHORTER NOTES Cheilanthes feei T. Moore (Pteridaceae) and Dryopteris erythrosora (D.C. Eaton these two species to the spontaneous flora of the state of North Carolina, USA. Cheilanthes feei is native

  10. 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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    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Landscape Scale Ecosystems of the Pine Mountain, and presses. Your use of this PDF, the BioOne Web site, and all posted and associated content indicates your affinities such as Rhododendron minus and Galax urceolata are found in deep cool valleys. Perhaps

  11. House of Commons Library Research Papers

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    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Library.

    1998-01-01

    The UK House of Commons has recently created a site that offers access to the full text of Research Papers (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) which are compiled for the benefit of British Members of Parliament by the staff of the House of Commons Library. An occasional series focusing on topics of current parliamentary interest, the papers, "aim to be politically impartial and contain factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject covered." Recently released titles include: "EU Enlargement: The Political Process," "EU Enlargement: The Financial Consequences," "Northern Ireland: political developments since 1972," "The local elections of 7 May 1998 and the London Referendum," and "Unemployment by Constituency: Welfare-to-work groups - April 1998."

  12. Research in health sciences library and information science: a quantitative analysis.

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    Dimitroff, A

    1992-01-01

    A content analysis of research articles published between 1966 and 1990 in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association was undertaken. Four specific questions were addressed: What subjects are of interest to health sciences librarians? Who is conducting this research? How do health sciences librarians conduct their research? Do health sciences librarians obtain funding for their research activities? Bibliometric characteristics of the research articles are described and compared to characteristics of research in library and information science as a whole in terms of subject and methodology. General findings were that most research in health sciences librarianship is conducted by librarians affiliated with academic health sciences libraries (51.8%); most deals with an applied (45.7%) or a theoretical (29.2%) topic; survey (41.0%) or observational (20.7%) research methodologies are used; descriptive quantitative analytical techniques are used (83.5%); and over 25% of research is funded. The average number of authors was 1.85, average article length was 7.25 pages, and average number of citations per article was 9.23. These findings are consistent with those reported in the general library and information science literature for the most part, although specific differences do exist in methodological and analytical areas. PMID:1422504

  13. Research in health sciences library and information science: a quantitative analysis.

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    Dimitroff, A

    1992-10-01

    A content analysis of research articles published between 1966 and 1990 in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association was undertaken. Four specific questions were addressed: What subjects are of interest to health sciences librarians? Who is conducting this research? How do health sciences librarians conduct their research? Do health sciences librarians obtain funding for their research activities? Bibliometric characteristics of the research articles are described and compared to characteristics of research in library and information science as a whole in terms of subject and methodology. General findings were that most research in health sciences librarianship is conducted by librarians affiliated with academic health sciences libraries (51.8%); most deals with an applied (45.7%) or a theoretical (29.2%) topic; survey (41.0%) or observational (20.7%) research methodologies are used; descriptive quantitative analytical techniques are used (83.5%); and over 25% of research is funded. The average number of authors was 1.85, average article length was 7.25 pages, and average number of citations per article was 9.23. These findings are consistent with those reported in the general library and information science literature for the most part, although specific differences do exist in methodological and analytical areas. PMID:1422504

  14. A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries

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    Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh

    2013-01-01

    The appearance of 3D printers in university libraries opens many opportunities for advancing outreach, teaching, and research programs. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries recently adopted 3D printing technology and maintains an open access 3D Printing Studio. The Studio consists of a 3D printer, multiple 3D design workstations, and other…

  15. CARL Corporation to Market Knight Ridder DIALOG Databases to the Academic and Public Library Market.

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    Machovec, George S.

    1996-01-01

    With the advent of CD-ROMs, libraries began to limit online searching via DIALOG. To increase DIALOG's market share, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) Corporation is developing graphical user interfaces using World Wide Web and Windows technology and has reached agreements with Knight Ridder Information and with most of their database…

  16. Corporate Use of Research Libraries. SPEC Kit 88.

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

    This report contains a series of documents from, and a summary of responses to a telephone survey of, 23 research libraries. Documents and survey responses cover services to the business community by both members and nonmembers of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Introductory materials include a summary of relevant issues, a copy of…

  17. Galter Health Sciences Library Research Help and Literature Searches

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    Engman, David M.

    Galter Health Sciences Library Research Help and Literature Searches Librarians are available for research consultations, literature searches, and individualized training in the use of library resources, then contact us to arrange a search consultation with one of our Reference Librarians. Literature Searches

  18. Social capital and public libraries: The need for research

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    Andreas Vårheim

    2007-01-01

    Empirical research on public libraries and social capital has primarily been oriented toward discovering how libraries contribute to social capital in local contexts, rather than contributing to solving the theoretical puzzles of the social capital literature. In spite of this, it has produced interesting findings that align with new developments in social capital research. These findings emphasize the significance of

  19. An Academic Formulas List: New Methods in Phraseology Research

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    Simpson-Vlach, Rita; Ellis, Nick C.

    2010-01-01

    This research creates an empirically derived, pedagogically useful list of formulaic sequences for academic speech and writing, comparable with the Academic Word List (Coxhead 2000), called the Academic Formulas List (AFL). The AFL includes formulaic sequences identified as (i) frequent recurrent patterns in corpora of written and spoken language,…

  20. Libraries across Land and Sea: Academic Library Services on International Branch Campuses

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    Green, Harriett

    2013-01-01

    This preliminary study explores how library services are offered at the international branch campuses of U.S. institutions of higher education, including librarians' experiences, challenges faced, and collaborations with the home U.S. institutions. The data from a Web survey distributed to international branch campus librarians, a conducted…

  1. Federated Search and the Library Web Site: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Web Sites

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    Williams, Sarah C.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how federated search engines are incorporated into the Web sites of libraries in the Association of Research Libraries. In 2009, information was gathered for each library in the Association of Research Libraries with a federated search engine. This included the name of the federated search service and…

  2. Federated Search and the Library Web Site: A Study of Association of Research Libraries Member Web Sites

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    Sarah C. Williams

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how federated search engines are incorporated into the Web sites of libraries in the Association of Research Libraries. In 2009, information was gathered for each library in the Association of Research Libraries with a federated search engine. This included the name of the federated search service and the presence, placement, and context

  3. Changing Objectives in Research Libraries. Minutes of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, January 19, 1974).

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    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

    The January, 1974, meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on "Changing Objectives in Research Libraries." Two speakers--Hugh Atkinson, Director of Libraries at the Ohio State University, and Richard Boxx, Director of Libraries at the University of Tennessee--discussed client definitions of library objectives, changes in…

  4. Rethinking the Library in the Information Age. A Summary of Issues in Library Research. Volume I.

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    Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

    This report summarizes a collection of nine essays addressing the future of libraries that were an outgrowth of a study conducted by the Office of Library Programs to develop a research agenda. The study is described in the first of three sections of this report, and abstracts of the essays are presented in the second section. Areas of concern…

  5. York University Libraries Association of Research Libraries / Texas A&M University

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    Libraries Bruce Thompson Amy Yeager Texas A&M University Association of Research Libraries Association of responses from the participating institutions collected in 2013. The LibQUAL+® project requires the skills key to the project's integrity. The behind-the-scenes roles of Bill Chollet and others from

  6. School Libraries Count! A National Survey of School Library Media Programs, 2007

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    American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

    The American Library Association's (ALA's) divisions for academic and public libraries--the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Public Library Association (PLA)--have long collected and reported annual statistics about the types of libraries they represent. This year, 2007, the American Association of School Librarians…

  7. New Directions in Library and Information Science Education. Final Report. Volume 2.1: Academic Librarian Competencies.

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    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; And Others

    This document contains validated activities and competencies needed by librarians working in an academic library. The activities and competencies are organized according to the functions which academic librarians perform: acquisitions; cataloging; circulation and reader services; collection maintenance; interlibrary loan; management; reference;…

  8. Organizing the Library to Suit the Undergraduates' Information Gathering Behavior at the Tel-Hai Academic College in Israel

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    Chai, Iris

    2007-01-01

    The study examined the factors influencing information gathering behavior of undergraduates at Tel-Hai Academic College, so that library services can cope effectively with this behavior. Related to the findings, we changed our circulation desk to become a "one stop shop" for directions to all library information.

  9. Do We Really Have an Internet Problem? Statistics, Credibility and Issues Concerning Public Internet Access in Academic Libraries.

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    Cubbage, Charlotte

    2002-01-01

    Discusses problems with patron Internet access in academic libraries and describes a study conducted at Northwestern University (Illinois) that used Internet tracking software to assess user Internet behavior. Topics include Internet use policies; pornography; and loss of control over library services and information content that is provided. (LRW)

  10. An Examination of Diversity within Three Southeastern Academic Libraries: A Mixed-Methods, Multi-Site Study

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    Shaffer, Christopher A.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which three academic libraries in the Southeastern United States could be considered diverse. This was a multi-site, mixed methods study. It examined the climate and culture of the libraries, which was assessed through two methods; the first, through survey responses from full-time faculty…

  11. Planning and Strategy for Setting Up and Operating Academic Libraries in Temporary Quarters: Experiences of Two Northeast Colleges.

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    Nelson, Garet; Stanley, Laurel; Eyman, David; Seiden, Peggy

    The prospect of resolving a library's space and utilization problems through expansion and renovation carries with it the question of how to maintain operations during construction. Few libraries, especially those in the academic world, can afford to close their doors for very long, even though the prospect of maintaining ongoing operations amid…

  12. Activities and Strategies for the Inclusion of a K-12 Educational Component in Digitization Grant Projects of Academic Libraries

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    Teel, Linda

    2010-01-01

    This article seeks to explore and discuss activities and strategies for including a K-12 educational component in digitization grant projects in academic libraries. The article is based on cases studying the K-12 educational component of the three following grants awarded to East Carolina University Joyner Library by North Carolina Exploring…

  13. Testing an Academic Library Website for Usability with Faculty and Graduate Students

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    Emde, Judith; Morris, Sara E.; Claassen, Monica

    2009-01-01

    federated search tool, a quick search box on the front page, and research subject pages. The study also provided the opportunity to observe the practices of faculty and graduate students in locating and retrieving information on the Libraries’ website...

  14. Federal Support of Academic Research. Working Paper, Preliminary Draft.

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    White, Geoffrey

    An introduction to the subject of federal support to academic research is presented. It is noted that total federal support to academic research in fiscal 1976 came to roughly $4.5 billion, close to a third of all federal dollars spent on higher education. Top universities receive 25 percent or more of their operating budgets from federal research

  15. The Contribution of Academics' Engagement in Research to Undergraduate Education

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    Hajdarpasic, Ademir; Brew, Angela; Popenici, Stefan

    2015-01-01

    Can current trends to develop teaching-only academic positions be reconciled with the notion of the interrelationship of teaching and research as a defining characteristic of universities? In particular, what does academics' engagement in research add to students' learning? A study of 200 undergraduates' perceptions of the role of staff research

  16. Demonstrating the World Wide Web as an Academic Research Tool.

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    Evans, Beth; Jones, Wilma Lesley

    1998-01-01

    Describes a demonstration given by two university librarians to faculty and researchers at the City University of New York on the use of the World Wide Web as a research tool. The demonstration, using the library's newly created home page, focused on virtual libraries that give access primarily to on-line research resources. (MSE)

  17. Trends in health sciences library and information science research: an analysis of research publications in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and Journal of the Medical Library Association from 1991 to 2007*

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    Gore, Sally A.; Nordberg, Judith M.; Palmer, Lisa A.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: This study analyzed trends in research activity as represented in the published research in the leading peer-reviewed professional journal for health sciences librarianship. Methodology: Research articles were identified from the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association and Journal of the Medical Library Association (1991–2007). Using content analysis and bibliometric techniques, data were collected for each article on the (1) subject, (2) research method, (3) analytical technique used, (4) number of authors, (5) number of citations, (6) first author affiliation, and (7) funding source. The results were compared to a previous study, covering the period 1966 to 1990, to identify changes over time. Results: Of the 930 articles examined, 474 (51%) were identified as research articles. Survey (n?=?174, 37.1%) was the most common methodology employed, quantitative descriptive statistics (n?=?298, 63.5%) the most used analytical technique, and applied topics (n?=?332, 70%) the most common type of subject studied. The majority of first authors were associated with an academic health sciences library (n?=?264, 55.7%). Only 27.4% (n?=?130) of studies identified a funding source. Conclusion: This study's findings demonstrate that progress is being made in health sciences librarianship research. There is, however, room for improvement in terms of research methodologies used, proportion of applied versus theoretical research, and elimination of barriers to conducting research for practicing librarians. PMID:19626146

  18. Research and Publication Patterns in Library and Information Science

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    L. O. Aina; N. P. Mooko

    1999-01-01

    The research and publication patterns of thirty-four topranking researchers in library and information science (LIS) in Africa were surveyed. The researchers produced 294 papers during the 1990–1995 period which were considered for this study. The findings reveal that majority of the researchers were from universities and were based mainly in Nigeria and South Africa. The principal research centres, however, were

  19. Learning in Academia Is More than Academic Learning: Action Research in Academic Practice for and with Medical Academics

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    Trevitt, Chris

    2008-01-01

    Academic learning traditionally involves research, and the production of journal papers, books, etc. "Learning in academia" refers to academics becoming more skilful in what they do. It is what legal or medical clinicians would refer to as continuing professional education (or development) (CPE/D) which, by analogy, invokes the notion of CPE in…

  20. Research Resources for Graduate Students in Gender Studies Queen's University Library Homepage: http://library.queensu.ca

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    Abolmaesumi, Purang

    contains everything found in the traditional QCAT Library Catalogue, plus millions of full-text articles ­ ask at the Circulation Desk. #12;3 Research Tools: Library Catalogue (QCAT) Figure 3: The QCAT Catalogue tab on the library homepage Search the library catalogue (QCAT) to find materials (such as books