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Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

2004-01-01

2

Academics Abroad: Conducting Scholarly Research in German Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses problems encountered in conducting research in German academic libraries. Highlights include a lack of trained librarians with subject expertise who focus on helping users; numerous library catalogs rather than one integrated catalog; and an emphasis on collection preservation that includes closed stacks and restricted circulation. (LRW)

Askey, Dale

2001-01-01

3

Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Metcalf, Keyes D.

4

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes research into the current application of fair use to meet the missions of U.S. academic and research libraries. Sixty-five librarians were interviewed confidentially by telephone for around one hour each. They were asked about their employment of fair use in five key areas of practice: support for teaching and learning,…

Association of Research Libraries, 2010

2010-01-01

5

The Organization of Collection Management Functions in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies and discusses the eight principal functions necessary for effective collection management in academic research libraries. Six organizational models for collection management are described, and then evaluated according to how well each may facilitate those eight functions of effective management. (Author/CLB)

Cogswell, James A.

1987-01-01

6

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Kelly E.

2014-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

8

Sustainability Challenge for Academic Libraries: Planning for the Future College and Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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' ecological footprint. This paper discusses the multi- dimensional issues of sustainability in academic libraries and identifies needs

Maria Anna Jankowska

9

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cain, Mark E.

10

Trash or Treasure? Pop Fiction in Academic and Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews popular culture studies, research, and curricula in higher education, and explores how libraries are responding to needs of popular culture specialists. Profiles of library collections (Bowling Green State University, Michigan State University, San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, University of Minnesota, Library of Congress) are presented.…

Sewell, Robert G.

1984-01-01

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The Application of Job Redesign Concepts to the Management of Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the academic research library is service oriented and exists in a diverse, dynamic environment, the jobs within the system tend to be highly structured and mechanistic, more suitable for a production oriented organization. This paper discusses the concept of job dimensions in general and in relation to the academic research library,…

Martell, Charles

12

Academic Libraries in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cullen, Rowena; Nagata, Haruki

2008-01-01

13

Utilizing LibQUAL+ ® to Identify Best Practices in Academic Research Library Website Design  

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The intent of this research paper is to discover if LibQUAL+ ® results can be used to identify “best practices ” in academic research library website design. As demonstrated by responses to the LibQUAL+ ® survey item “A library Web site enabling me to locate information on my own”, website design is an important consideration for academic research library users. This paper examines websites from members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) who participated in LibQUAL+ ® in 2010, with a particular focus on the websites with the highest scores for this specific LibQUAL+ ® question. Three primary functional criteria – Visual Layout, Information Architecture and Content – were used to evaluate if the academic research library websites with the highest LibQUAL+ ® scores in 2010 provided insight into best practices for contemporary academic research library website design. Background: LibQUAL+ ® was developed with the intent of assessing user perceptions of service quality. The long-standing goals of LibQUAL+ ® are to: • Foster a culture of excellence in providing library service

Raynna Bowlby; Brinley Franklin; Carolyn A. Lin; Raynna Bowlby; Brinley Franklin; Carolyn Lin

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Marketing Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

2013-01-01

15

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cain, Amanda

2002-01-01

16

Digitisation-on-Demand in Academic Research Libraries  

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or immediate responses, from online shopping for furniture to digital delivery of media. Mechanisms to gauge and assess user demand form the basis of modern retail logistics. Libraries are already themselves adopting more immediate models of demand... ...................................................... 10 1.4 User driven selection models in other areas of library activity ................................................. 11 1.5 Advantages of on-demand digitisation services ....................................................................... 11...

Chamberlain, Edmund M.

2011-10-08

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen

19

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilstrap, Donald L.

2009-01-01

20

Rare material in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to summarize the importance of rare materials for academic libraries, including developments since the arrival of the internet and the effects of declining library budgets. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors reviewed the literature on the subject coupled with their experiences with collection development. Findings – Collecting rare materials remains important for scholarly research, though harder to

Susan Potter; Robert P. Holley

2010-01-01

21

Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

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Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

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Research Writing UTS LIBRARY  

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

University of Technology, Sydney

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How Academic Libraries Reach Users on Facebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gang Wan

2011-01-01

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Reinventing academic libraries in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elisha Ondieki Makori

2009-01-01

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Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The move to an increasingly digital research environment has substantially disintermediated both academic and corporate libraries from the research process. The full impact of this disruptive change has been more clearly expressed in the corporate environment, in which libraries are less insulated by institutional tradition and historical prestige. Consideration of the changes felt and the strategies adopted by corporate libraries

Ross Housewright

2009-01-01

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Community users in North American academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the results of a two-year experiment at one North American academic library with extending free borrowing privileges to community users. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reviews previous research on services to unaffiliated community users by academic libraries and employs quantitative measures to examine the costs and benefits of providing such services

Wanda V. Dole; J. B. Hill

2011-01-01

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African American Undergraduates and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the academic library experiences of African American undergraduates attending a research university in the Midwest. Data collection techniques included questionnaires and ethnographic observations. The results indicated that African American undergraduates are using the academic library primarily to read and to study with their…

Whitmire, Ethelene

2006-01-01

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Electronic books: challenges for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper, based on three recent research projects, addresses some of the issues that are central to the acceptance and integration of electronic scholarly monographs and textbooks (henceforth, referred to as e-monographs) into the academic library. The findings suggest that the almost casual use of terms like “digital library” and “hybrid library” belies the reality of a slow acceptance of

Ray Lonsdale; Chris Armstrong

2001-01-01

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Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The move to an increasingly digital research environment has substantially disintermediated both academic and corporate libraries from the research process. The full impact of this disruptive change has been more clearly expressed in the corporate environment, in which libraries are less insulated by institutional tradition and historical…

Housewright, Ross

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

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Adoption of Web 2.0 in US academic libraries: a survey of ARL library websites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Khalid Mahmood; John V. Richardson Jr

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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Knowledge Management and Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The emerging field of knowledge management offers academic libraries the opportunity to improve effectiveness, both for themselves and their parent institutions. This article summarizes knowledge management theory. Current applications in academic libraries and higher education are described. Similarities and difficulties between knowledge…

Townley, Charles T.

2001-01-01

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Library Instruction Assessment in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail

2007-01-01

36

Handheld Libraries 101: Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kosturski, Kate; Skornia, Frank

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

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Gifts in Croatian public and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide information on handling gifts-in-kind in Croatian public and academic libraries. It also recommends what should be done to improve practice with gifts for collections. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is based on the author's research conducted using an anonymous online questionnaire that was sent to Croatian public libraries (n=139) and academic

Ivana Hebrang Grgic

2011-01-01

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Planning the Academic Library of the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the design of academic libraries and suggests that design considerations determine how well a library will be able to fulfill its mission to encourage students to develop the electronic research skills demanded by an information society. Topics include future possibilities; efficient buildings and technology; and good design and…

Bazillion, Richard J.

2001-01-01

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

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders://www .geneticmarkerservices.com) to develop an enriched library and to design and test microsatellite primer pairs. Enrichment, (AC)17, (AAC)10, (CCG)10, (CTG)10, and (AAT)10. Eighteen positive library colonies were selected

Zürich, Universität

41

Accreditation and the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides background on accreditation in higher education and examines the role of accreditation in development of the academic library. Topics addressed include performance measures for libraries, accreditation in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, accreditation criteria, prerequisites for a successful evaluation, benefits of…

Williams, Delmus E.

1993-01-01

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Academic Library User Education in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Sun, Ping; Rader, Hannelore B.

1999-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shoham, Snunith; Roitberg N.

2005-01-01

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User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the use of chat in an academic library's user population and where virtual reference services might fit within the spectrum of public services offered by academic libraries. Using questionnaires, this research demonstrates that many within the academic community are open to the idea of chat-based reference or using chat for…

Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Frederiksen, Linda

2007-01-01

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Public Relations in Academic Libraries: A Descriptive Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the need for public relations in academic libraries focuses on the results of interviews with 13 library directors on the subject of public relations. Highlights include public relations training; use of academic libraries by community members; public relations activities; fund-raising; and suggestions for further research.…

Marshall, Nancy

2001-01-01

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The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laurie A. MacWhinnie

2003-01-01

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The challenges of strategic planning in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper reports on the findings of the HEFCE-funded outcomes project which aimed to investigate strategic planning in UK academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research consisted of a literature and documentation review, followed by interviews with academic library directors and senior institutional managers. There was also a survey of all UK HE libraries. Findings – The key issues

Sarah McNicol

2005-01-01

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A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara A. Blummer

2007-01-01

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LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 facilitate the students' use of the library. Using a multiple

Dallas Long

51

Qualitative Analysis of Academic Program Review Reports: UC Berkeley Library’s Collaborative, Research-driven Approach for Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement  

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Design library enhancements through a collaborative and qualitative research approach that intensively studies our academicacademic program review documentation Use collaborative findings to inform the design of strategic library

Dupuis, Elizabeth A.; Loo, Jeffery L.

2014-01-01

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Library School Preparation for Academic and Research Librarianship. A Report Prepared for the Council on Library Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to provide a generalized description of the scope and content of the courses currently offered in a sampling of leading library schools, this report is based on information submitted by 9 of the 15 library schools that were identified as top schools in a survey of library educators and administrators. The analysis of the schools'…

Asheim, Lester

53

An Academic Library Director's Bestiary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

McKay, Richard

2012-01-01

54

Electronic Books: Challenges for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses issues that are central to the acceptance and integration of electronic scholarly monographs and textbooks into the academic library, based on research in the United Kingdom. Findings suggest a slow acceptance of nearly all digital textual resources other than journals as well as low use of electronic information resources in general.…

Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris

2001-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

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Expanding Horizons for GIS Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the expanding horizons for geographic information system (GIS) services in academic libraries, with examples drawn from experiences at North Carolina State University Libraries, a participant in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) GIS Library Project. Discusses building on partnerships; providing opportunities for instruction and…

Argentati, Carolyn D.

1997-01-01

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Recent Trends in Statewide Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes five statewide academic library consortia providing access to electronic resources via the Internet: GALILEO in Georgia, the Louisiana Library Network, OhioLINK, TexShare in Texas, and VIVA in Virginia. Highlights participating libraries, core programs, reason for formation, funding, involvement of larger academic libraries in the…

Potter, William Gray

1997-01-01

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Are there common academic library customer values?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper endeavours to provide answers to the following questions: Is there a correlation between what library customers value and the questions asked in benchmarking satisfaction surveys? Is there a core set of academic library customer values? Are there differences between what academic library customers value in Australia when compared to their counterparts in England? Do library customer

Susan McKnight

2008-01-01

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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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A comparison of academic libraries: an analysis  

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A comparison of academic libraries: an analysis using a self-organizing map Damien Ennis Department libraries in the USA and Canada. Design/methodology/approach ­ Through the use of a self-organizing map, academic library data were clustered and visualized. Analysis of the library data was conducted through

Harris Jr., Frederick C.

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

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. The Libraries is also keenly aware of trends in academic libraries as well as in higher education, seeking to initiatives that focus on student recruitment, retention, progression, a of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. We also administer issue-oriented surveys such as the reference

Hemmers, Oliver

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

2011-01-01

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Collection Development Policies and Practical Guidelines for Academic and Research Libraries in Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper deals with the evaluation and selection aspects of collection development within Asian libraries. Collection development policies must be specific and usage studies conducted on a regular basis. New technology and access options along with budget restrictions are creating opportunities for the networking of regional libraries. As institutions shift emphasis from the local library to the consortia, this directly

JOHN BEN; JALAN BROOK

64

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

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in common that bilateral research cooperation appears to be a matter of course. Both are mountain countries authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. The Swiss-Austrian Alliance for Mountain Research

Borsdorf, Axel

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Building Next Generation Video Game Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Laskowski, Mary; Ward, David

2009-01-01

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Practical advice for weeding in small academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present information on how to organize and carry out a weeding project in an academic library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Describes how the weeding project was organized and its various phases. Findings – Argues that weeding is appropriate in small, academic non-research libraries and discusses a methodology for approaching it. Originality\\/value – Provides

Michael W. Handis

2007-01-01

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A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blummer, Barbara

2007-01-01

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

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Bidirectional delivery of organic matter between authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.bioone.org) is an electronic aggregator of bioscience research content, and the online home to over 160 journals and books

Northern British Columbia, University of

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Digital image library development in academic environment  

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1 Digital image library development in academic environment: designing and testing usability@aup.fr Keywords: Digital image library, usability, student projects, participatory design Abstract Case study Purpose By reporting the experience gained in the development of a digital image library in academic

Corran, Ruth

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Marketing the academic library on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the marketing initiatives taken by academic libraries to promote collection and services to their clientele. It specifically aims to examine academic library web sites for marketing approach, promotional and public relations activities. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study relies heavily on web site exploration and interviews with library managers. A total of

Kiran Kaur

2009-01-01

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

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) Provide a 21st DOI 10.1600/036364414X681473 Date of publication 05/27/2014 Pitcher Plants (Sarracenia) Provide a 21st authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders

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Management of gift materials in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper proposes to provide information on how to handle gifts in academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is based on the author's research and practices developed at the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina. Findings – The author has suggested ways to handle materials being added to the library's collection in order to make

Tinker Massey

2005-01-01

73

Academic Library Development Program: A Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of a 4-month library self-evaluation program conducted by staff members at Carnegie-Mellon University Libraries are reported in this document. The study was conducted using the Academic Library Development Program (ALDP), a self-improvement strategy for libraries to evaluate and develop their performance. The study team consisting of four…

Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. University Libraries.

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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

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

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authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders, Davidson College, Biology Dept., Davidson, NC 28035; phone: (704) 894-2692; fax: (704) 894-2512; e to alter the output of cells for important applications in medicine, energy, technology

Campbell, A. Malcolm

76

Management by Objectives and the Academic Library: A Critical Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A general criticism of the management by objectives approach is given, the relevant research is detailed, and the possibilities for management by objectives in the academic library are explored. (Author/PF)

Michalko, James

1975-01-01

77

24-Hour Academic Libraries: Adjusting to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowman, Adam C.

2013-01-01

78

Web accessibility at Kentucky's academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on the implementation of web accessibility guidelines at Kentucky academic library web sites. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The academic library home pages of Bachelor-degree granting institutions of Kentucky were tested for accessibility compliance using an online automated program. In addition, a series of manual accessibility tests were performed. Data were

Michael Providenti; Robert Zai III

2007-01-01

79

Integrated systems applications in Kuwait academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the integrated systems applications in Kuwaiti academic libraries with a particular emphasis on their profiles, procurement, implementation, management and service aspects. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The survey method was employed for the study. Procedures used were as follows: identification of Kuwaiti academic libraries; preparation and testing of survey instrument; physical visits and

Sajjad ur Rehman; Reham Al-Huraiti

2010-01-01

80

Electronic women's grey literature in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marta L. Magnuson

2009-01-01

81

A Dramaturgical Perspective on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although many social sciences theories have been applied to the field of library and information science, one theory that has received relatively little attention is dramaturgy. The dramaturgical perspective posits that social life is inherently theatrical in nature. When applied to the academic library setting, both librarians and library users…

Quinn, Brian

2005-01-01

82

Organizing Customer Knowledge in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Farhad Daneshgar; Lyn Bosanquet

83

Application of information technologies in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

2009-01-01

84

The Reference Desk Survey: A Management Tool in an Academic Research Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of a survey of the level of reference service requested at service points conducted at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University indicate that, while 20.5 percent of 14,026 questions recorded fall in the reference category, only 0.7 percent required research by professional librarians. Models of reference desk service and…

Kok, Victoria T.; Pierce, Anton B.

1982-01-01

85

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amanda Cain

2002-01-01

86

Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elaine Russo Martin

2006-01-01

87

Missionary Research Library Archives The Burke Library  

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Missionary Research Library Archives The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary Finding Aid Library Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway New York, NY 10027 Phone: 212-851-5612 Fax: 212, Hunter Corbett & Harold F. Smith Papers, Missionary Research Library Archives, The Burke Library at Union

Salzman, Daniel

88

Creating an Academic Library for the Twenty-First Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barclay, Donald A.

2007-01-01

89

Coverage Evaluation of Academic Libraries Survey (ALS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluates universe coverage, data coverage, and response rates of the Academic Libraries Survey. Includes examination of survey design and data collection, perceptions of regional survey coordinators, and reporting by public versus private institutions. (Author)

Marston, Christopher C.

1999-01-01

90

CLA 2007 Annual Conference CACUL Peer Reviewed Research Paper Title: Transforming the Academic Library: creating an organizational culture that fosters staff success  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a method for assessing a library's organizational culture using Cameron and Quinn's (2006) Competing Values Framework (CVF) in an academic library setting. It offers suggestions for initiating change in a library's organizational culture based on a case study conducted at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Library. The study explored the dominant current and preferred organizational

Carol Shepstone; Lyn Currie

91

Electronic collection growth: an academic library case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide recent case study evidence for the remarkable growth of electronic resources in academic library collections and to analyze growth patterns and impacts. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study reviewed electronic resources growth at the University of Saskatchewan Library over a 12-year time series, from 1996-1997 to 2007-2008. The researcher collected data from the library's

Diana Kichuk

2010-01-01

92

The academic library becomes the academic learning commons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to profile the academic “Learning Commons,” a model of library service adopted by numerous institutions of higher education to attract students seeking a “one-stop” library experience. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper takes the form of a literature review and commentary on this topic that is now being addressed by cost-conscious colleagues. Findings –

Bruce E. Massis

2010-01-01

93

Academic Engagement in the Library Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon

2010-01-01

94

Canadian academic libraries and the mobile web  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess how Canadian academic libraries have responded to the rapidly evolving mobile environment and to identify gaps in the services provided, while suggesting areas for future development. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper conducted an examination of the mobile content and services provided by the libraries of the member institutions of the Association

Robin Canuel; Chad Crichton

2011-01-01

95

A New Model and Its Implementation of Academic Resources Services for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Internet has become one of the important channels for retrieval of academic resources in the recent years. The roles and service models of academic libraries has been changed accordingly. Most academic libraries have been providing subject directory (subject gateway) for users to browse the highly selected academic resources. On the contrary, few academic libraries managed to provide academic resources for

Kuang-Hua Chen; Yu-Ting Chiang

96

Academic Libraries: "Social" or "Communal?" The Nature and Future of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The apparent death of academic libraries, as measured by declining circulation of print materials, reduced use of reference services, and falling gate counts, has led to calls for a more "social" approach to academic libraries: installing cafes, expanding group study spaces, and developing "information commons." This study compares these social…

Gayton, Jeffrey T.

2008-01-01

97

Academic Digital Library’s Evaluation Criteria: User-Centered Approach  

E-print Network

Abstract—Academic digital libraries emerged as a result of advances in computing and information systems technologies, and had been introduced in universities and to public. As results, moving in parallel with current technology in learning and researching environment indeed offers myriad of advantages especially to students and academicians, as well as researchers. This is due to dramatic changes in learning environment through the use of digital library system which giving spectacular impact on these societies’ way of performing their study/research. This paper presents a survey of current criteria for evaluating academic digital libraries’ performance. The goal is to discuss criteria being applied so far for academic digital libraries evaluation in the context of user-centered design. Although this paper does not comprehensively take into account all previous researches in evaluating academic digital libraries but at least it can be a guide in understanding the evaluation criteria being widely applied. Keywords—Academic digital libraries, evaluation criteria, performance, user-centered. D I.

Razilan A. Kadir; Wan A. K. W. Dollah; Fatimah A. Saaid; Diljit S

98

EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARY WEB SITES IN MALAYSIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates the content and design of academic library Web sites in Malaysia and uses a mixed-method approach that combines both quantitative and qualitative analyses of academic library Web sites evaluation. A total of twelve library Web sites of public and private institutions of higher learning were selected for evaluation. The findings reveal that the academic libraries in Malaysia

K. H. Lee; K. H. Teh

99

Marketing and promotion of e-books in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report research into the marketing and promotion of e-books, and use this as a case study context to generate insights into approaches in academic libraries to the marketing of new services. As such it contributes to the limited empirical research on both the introduction of e-book services and on marketing in

Magdalini Vasileiou; Jennifer Rowley

2011-01-01

100

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.

101

Development of Critical Thinking Skills: An Analysis of Academic Library Experiences and Other Measures.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of undergraduates found that grades, class year, focused academic library activities, informal faculty interaction, active course learning, and conscientious writing resulted in gains in critical thinking, suggesting that academic librarians should design library-research-skills courses to increase student-focused use of the library and…

Whitmire, Ethelene

1998-01-01

102

Assessment of Library Collections Academic Program Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

1) Academic-level, English-language book collections. FIU's fairly comprehensive coverage of the mainstream book literatures in the social sciences and humanities has dual significance: it appears to be above average for that of other doctoral-extensive libraries of comparable size; and the source of this relative strength is the library's acquisitions of the mainstream books in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)—for

103

Diversity collection assessment in large academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to examine the methods of diversity-related collection assessment useful for large academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Several examples of diversity-related collection assessment (circulation and use statistics, WorldCat Collection Analysis, comparison to standard bibliographies, focus groups, patron interviews and surveys, stewardship letters, and a diversity collection development statement) are explored. Findings – Libraries wishing to assess a

Matthew P. Ciszek; Courtney L. Young

2010-01-01

104

Investigation of MARC use in Iranian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the usability of machine-readable cataloging (MARC) in the academic libraries located in Tehran, Iran. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A quantitative methodology was adopted. The data are based on a survey conducted with a researcher-made questionnaire to measure the views of Iranian academic librarians about MARC. In total, 45 librarians who have at

Amir Ghaebi; Mahmood Shamsbod; Elham Karimi-Mansoorabad

2010-01-01

105

Music Library Research Library Collections,  

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Carlton Print Acquisitions Germaine Wadeborn Preservation Program Cataloging and Metadata Center John Riemer Scholarly Communication and Licensing Angela Riggio Regional Medical Library Alan Carr, interim Cataloging and Metadata Center John Riemer Scholarly Communication and Licensing Angela Riggio Regional

Jalali. Bahram

106

An investigation of the continuing professional development practices of Indonesian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper reports on ongoing research examining the present and desired state of academic library staff education and professional development in Indonesia. The long-term goal of the research is to determine ways in which Indonesian academic libraries and their staff can be supported in order to assist universities in producing high-quality research, teaching, and learning outcomes. The paper

Imas Maesaroh; Paul Genoni

2010-01-01

107

Collection analysis outcomes in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The intent of this article is to illustrate outcomes and results of a collection analysis done by a smaller academic library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The collection was evaluated using an online analysis tool combined with a physical inventory of the collection. Findings – Peer group comparisons revealed some of the problems with this particular collection were also widespread among

Elizabeth Henry; Rachel Longstaff; Doris Van Kampen

2008-01-01

108

US Academic Libraries: Today's Learning Commons Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2007, the author examined existing academic libraries in the United States to determine best practices for the design, implementation and service of learning commons facilities. A primary objective of this study was to discover how to create a higher education learning environment that sustains scholarship, encourages collaboration and empowers…

McMullen, Susan

2008-01-01

109

The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the McDonaldization thesis that suggests that many aspects of the fast food industry are making their way into other areas of society. Explores whether this thesis is applicable to academic libraries, focusing on efficiency, calculability, predictability, control, user expectations, pros and cons of teams, and creativity and information…

Quinn, Brian

2000-01-01

110

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic library in the 21st Century must find innovative ways to remain central to the mission of the institution that it represents, and the people that it serves. Some of those ways involve what traditionally has been the province of student services. After hours events with music and art, poetry slams, and electronic gaming are a few of…

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

111

Serial Killers: Academic Libraries Respond to Soaring Costs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCarthy, Paul

1994-01-01

112

Information Consulting: The Key to Success in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of information consulting in academic libraries focuses on consulting with faculty, administrators, and other related scholars. Topics include the need for more active information consulting, including the growth of interdisciplinary research, changes in information seeking behavior, and changes in scholarly communication; and elements…

Frank, Donald G.; Raschke, Gregory K.; Wood, Julie; Yang, Julie Z.

2001-01-01

113

Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott Walter

2005-01-01

114

Academic Researchers Speak  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Non-tenure-track (NTT) research faculty are perhaps the most under-recognized group of academic professionals on the campuses today, despite their increasingly important role within the expanding academic research enterprise. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports that the amount of federal spending on R&D has more than…

Bergom, Inger; Waltman, Jean; August, Louise; Hollenshead, Carol

2010-01-01

115

E-readers in an academic library setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show how e-book readers are used in an academic library setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form of a literature review and e-mail survey to academic library administrators. Findings – Although the survey sample responding was not large, it was felt that it represented a microcosm of intelligent academic library

Martin Zimerman

2011-01-01

116

Globalisation in academic libraries : A reflective comparison of academic libraries at Cork, Ireland, and Chihuahua, Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper attempts to compare two academic libraries in very different parts of the world. It aims to look at the influences which their local origins have had on them as well as the commonality which the internationalisation of the library profession has brought on them. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper seeks inferences about the impact of globalisation on

James P. McCarthy; Javier Tarango Ortiz

2010-01-01

117

The Academic Library Online: Is the Future of Academic Libraries a Virtual Reality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Can academic libraries be a place of learning without any physical materials? Gone are the paper journals and book of old, replaced with study carrels, meeting rooms, and wireless access to a vast collection of knowledge residing in expensive databases and online resources. Is it possible to go paperless in a library? Is this happening today? Should it? The answers

Michael A. Cerbo

2012-01-01

118

Singing in harmony: statistical benchmarking for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe the design and implementation of a pilot project for the benchmarking of library statistics for Asian academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The project was facilitated through the development, set-up and management of an online statistics service for a group of 22 academic libraries in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. CAVAL, an Australian library

Cathie Jilovsky

2011-01-01

119

The challenges and opportunities of marketing academic libraries in the USA : Experiences of US academic libraries with global application  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the value of marketing in academic libraries and how the marketing concept is applied in practice to marketing academic library services through the experiences of academic libraries across the USA. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper focuses on using marketing as a managerial tool to accomplish strategic organizational goals and objectives, discusses

Helen H. Spalding; Jian Wang

2006-01-01

120

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

2012-01-01

121

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

122

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increased mention of journal clubs in the library literature and the recent creation of clubs at the authors' institutions sparked curiosity about how widespread they are in academic libraries. An online survey announced on library listservs assessed their prevalence and practices. Library journal clubs promote current awareness, analysis skills, group cohesion, and intra-library knowledge, and offer a low-cost professional development

Philip Young; Luke Vilelle

2011-01-01

123

Toward Continual Reform: Progress in Academic Libraries in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traces developments in China's academic libraries: managing human resources, restructuring library developments, revising and implementing new policies, evaluating services and operations, establishing library systems, building new structures, and exploring joint-use library models. Major focus was to improve services for library user. (Author/LRW)

Ping, Ke

2002-01-01

124

ACADEMIC POSTER W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY  

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, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media" (Association of College & Research LibrariesPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) for free via "The Stable" @ https://thestable.wlu.edu Log in with W

Marsh, David

125

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

126

Challenges that Academic Library Directors Are Experiencing as Perceived by Them and Their Supervisors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines perceptions of challenges reported by academic library directors and chief academic officers to whom they report. Highlights include user satisfaction; challenges of diversity; hardware; serials; organizational change; crime in libraries; the influence of age and length of tenure; and suggestions for future research needs. (Author/LRW)

McElrath, Eileen

2002-01-01

127

Serving the whole person: popular materials in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to provide support and direction for academic libraries collecting popular materials. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper offers a case study format supplemented by statistical and descriptive analyses. Findings – The paper presents literature and case history-based information on the debate surrounding popular materials collection in academic libraries. The case study provides concrete, cost-effective steps for academic

Ann W. Hallyburton; Heidi E. Buchanan; Timothy V. Carstens

2011-01-01

128

Copyright Policies in Virginia Academic Library Reserve Rooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the lack of consensus among library administrators concerning the intent of the Copyright Act of 1976 with respect to photocopying of materials for use by academic library reserve rooms, and reports on the results of a survey of 37 Virginia academic libraries concerning their reserve room photocopying practices. (JL)

Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward

1982-01-01

129

The WildCard Academic Library in 2013  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transformational agents that have produced dramatic changes in academic libraries in recent years will continue to influence those librar- ies over the next decade, but it should not be assumed that the aca- demic library of 2013 will represent a natural progression from the li- brary of today. Rather, the academic library of the future will be marked by

Harold Billings

130

Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

2008-01-01

131

Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory of academic library instruction programs in Virginia reflects data compiled from 82 academic libraries that responded to a questionnaire sent out in August 1977. The institution libraries are listed with addresses, the name(s) of contact person(s), and a telephone number. The survey results are organized by the format and the type…

Prince, William W., Ed.

132

Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines current academic library Web site practices and recommends a conceptual model for future academic library Web site design. The author investigated 111 ARL member library Web sites and has summarized current site content, design patterns, and innovative features. The author discusses the Web 2.0 principles as defined by Tim O'Reilly and reviews the current literature on Web

Shu Liu

133

Social networking in academic libraries: the possibilities and the concerns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The goal of this paper is to examine the use of the major social networking tools in academic libraries in the USA. As college students are heavy users of social networking, such efforts provide academic libraries with outreach possibilities to students who do not use the physical library. The paper also seeks to examine the concerns about their

Andrea Dickson; Robert P. Holley

2010-01-01

134

Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on the Library  

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Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on the Library 1998-99 1 Annual Report and the UGTF as well as from LIBR before deciding to remove the serials for Environmental Design Library surge, but not specifically with the intent of endorsing #12;Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on the Library

California at Berkeley, University of

135

Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 designing online search interfaces and the ever-growing amount of resources

Susan Teague-Rector; Jimmy Ghaphery

2008-01-01

136

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.

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

138

Service innovation in academic libraries: is there a place for the customers?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to investigate whether management and employees in academic libraries involve users in library service innovations and what these user roles are. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The article first reviews the literature focusing on innovation, new product development, new service development and library science with specific focus on users and management. Subsequently the research uses

Ada Scupola; Hanne Westh Nicolajsen

2010-01-01

139

Academic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Recruitment, Enrollment  

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Retention, Completion, Graduation Student Career Success Student GPA, Test Achievement Student Learning Outcomes Student Experience, Engagement Student-Faculty Academic Rapport Alumni Lifelong Learning OtherAcademic Library Value: The Impact Starter Kit Student Student Recruitment, Enrollment Student

Oakleaf, Megan

140

An academic library partnership in the Indian Ocean region  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of a global marketplace in education offers valuable partnership opportunities. Libraries in small developing countries often do not have a critical mass of library professionals to share knowledge and to provide advice and collegial support. This case study describes a World Bank funded “Link Institution Arrangement”, which established a library partnership between an academic library in Western Australia

Julia Gross; Aminath Riyaz

2004-01-01

141

LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE  

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LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE Annual Report 1996-97 The Library are not returned within the appropriate time frame. The new policy was designed to increase Library efficiency the books stored there. Buildings used for library stacks must be specially designed in order to accommodate

California at Berkeley, University of

142

Knowledge exchange and community engagement: an academic library perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter E. Sidorko; Tina T. Yang

2011-01-01

143

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Young, Philip; Vilelle, Luke

2011-01-01

144

The Presence of Academic Health Sciences Libraries on Facebook: The Relationship Between Content and Library Popularity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Social networks such as Facebook allow libraries to be proactive in reaching their users. While some libraries have popular Facebook pages, it remains unclear what attracts users to these pages. This study evaluates relationships between libraries’ Facebook page content and popularity. An analysis of 72 academic health sciences libraries’ Facebook pages showed positive correlations between number of library fans and

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

2012-01-01

145

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kornelija Petr Balog

2009-01-01

146

Academic Listening: Research Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Flowerdew, John, Ed.

147

Academic Writing Research Papers  

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See over Academic Writing Research Papers Four important things to remember ... 1. Writing main tasks for the assignment Strategy for getting started: Choose a topic that motivates you the Catalogue to find ... Books (e.g. The Hours, by Michael Cunningham) | Films & Music | Reports Journals

148

Strategic Development of UK Academic Library Websites: A Survey of East Midlands University Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The strategic development of an academic library website is an ongoing process. The methods available to libraries in their efforts to understand the use of their website are also changing. A pilot survey of a group of UK academic libraries provided an insight into the approaches and methods adopted by this group. The study also revealed some of…

Manuel, Sue; Dearnley, James; Walton, Graham

2010-01-01

149

Material Mastery: Situating Digital Library Use in University Research Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past several years, researchers in library and information science, computer science and management information systems have claimed that knowledge workers will transform important characteristics of work due to increased access to digital libraries over the Internet. To explore the influence of digital libraries on knowledge work, this study investigated the use of paper and electronic materials by academic

Lisa M. Covi

1999-01-01

150

Motivating Employees in Academic Libraries in Tough Times  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic library HR management is facing many interesting challenges. With an increasing number of M.L.S. graduates seeking positions outside academic librarianship, how can we compete with corporate libraries and other information providers when we try to recruit and retain quality librarians? While the budget keeps shrinking and more is expected from each employee, how can we keep them motivated? This

Mihoko Hosoi

151

Library Collections for the Support of Academic Sport Management Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sport management is a relatively new and rapidly growing academic discipline. Despite the proliferation of sport management programs in the United States, a review of the library literature reveals few publications concerning library support for such programs. In addition to providing background knowledge about the sport management discipline, this article provides practical information for academic librarians by recommending essential databases,

Kendra Spahr; Stephanie Wiegand

2012-01-01

152

Academic Libraries in Greece: The Present Situation and Future Prospects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this collection of essays is to examine academic libraries in Greece at a time when the potential for changes and advance in librarianship is great. The 15 papers are as follows: "International Interlibrary Cooperation: Exchanging Goals, Values and Culture" (Don L. Tolliver); "Academic Libraries in Greece" (James Krikelas);…

Keller, Dean H., Ed.

153

Developing learning landscapes: academic libraries driving organisational change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the reasons and drivers for academic libraries affecting university strategy with regards to shaping and developing learning spaces in response to changing pedagogic behaviours. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A review of available literature within the context of academic libraries and their position to influence and lead institutional strategic change. This theory and

Leo Appleton; Valerie Stevenson; Debbi Boden

2011-01-01

154

Space Assessment as a Venue for Defining the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purposeful assessment of space for the understanding and improvement of the academic library is a relatively new area of inquiry. This essay offers a framework to consider different factors affecting such an assessment and insights for undertaking a meaningful inquiry about the relationship of space to an academic library's evolving purpose as…

Nitecki, Danuta A.

2011-01-01

155

Academic libraries in transition: some leadership issues – a viewpoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Moropa

2010-01-01

156

Library Research Methods Divinity Graduate Students  

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Library Research Methods Divinity Graduate Students Info Lit @ Mac Peggy Findlay Liaison Librarian Research Methods: Divinity #12;Library Research Methods: Divinity Objectives Library Catalogue Database search engines RefWorks: citation manager and bibliography builder #12;Library Research Methods: Divinity

Haykin, Simon

157

A Guide to Vermontiana Collections at Academic, Special and Selected Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was developed to help students and researchers conducting undergraduate-level research find collections of Vermont materials throughout the state. It is not a catalog of specific titles or archival collections, nor is it comprehensive. Information about 38 libraries, all of the academic libraries in the state, some of the larger public…

Carnahan, Paul A., Comp.

158

Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sujin Butdisuwan

159

The US urban university library: supporting research related to crime  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark Winston

2010-01-01

160

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

161

Business as Usual: Amazon.com and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Ullen, Mary K.; Germain, Carol Anne

2002-01-01

162

Strategic planning and customer intelligence in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to refer to a current discussion on the effectiveness and efficiency of Bielefeld University Library and concentrates on requirements and conditions of implementing customer intelligence in academic libraries. Moreover, a conceptual framework for a library management information system based on a data warehouse that links external and internal data to support strategic

Reinhold Decker; Michael Höppner

2006-01-01

163

Prospects of GSM technology for academic library services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Olayinka Catherine Fatoki

2005-01-01

164

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

165

Discovering research resources: Researchers' use of libraries and other information sources  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2001 the newly established Research Support Libraries Group, set up jointly by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the British Library, in partnership with the higher education funding bodies for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the national libraries of Scotland and Wales, commissioned an extensive research study of the working patterns and research behaviour of academic

Julie Carpenter; Margaret Wallis; Nick Smith

2001-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Choi, Youngok; Rasmussen, Edie

2009-01-01

167

Using performance measurement for decision making in mid-sized academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess whether Beck's research method and instruments, which were carried out in 2002 in larger and more research-based libraries, are applicable to academic libraries of other types and sizes. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper reports the results of a year-long study on the impact of assessment on library decision making in nine

Wanda V. Dole; Anne Liebst; Jitka M. Hurych

2006-01-01

168

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gillian Rodger

2008-01-01

169

Institutional Research and Academic Outcomes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Fincher, Cameron, Ed.

170

Web-based OPACs in Indian academic libraries: a functional comparison  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 academic libraries in India. Their functionality was compared using criteria selected

Kanta Kapoor; O. P. Goyal

2007-01-01

171

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Edgar, William B.

2006-01-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Menchaca, Frank

2014-01-01

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Bailin, Kylie

2011-01-01

174

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

175

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2008-2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2008-2009 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 72 responded to this survey. Law libraries reported median values of 355,922 volumes held and 7,274 gross volumes added. Also, these libraries employed the full-time equivalent of 2,057…

Kyrillidou, Martha, Comp.; Morris, Shaneka, Comp.

2011-01-01

176

The Duplicate Periodical Problem in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of the problems created by receipt of duplicate periodical issues in an academic university library is presented, together with a suggested solution designed to improve the economics of handling duplicate periodicals. (Author)

Lupton, David Walker

1976-01-01

177

HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

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HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library April 21, 2010, 10:00 ­ 11:30 AM Meeting Minutes Present: George Boehlert, Bryan Black, Jose Marin Jarrin, Sally Hacker, Itchung Cheung

178

HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

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HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library OSU Main Campus: 4th Floor ­Valley), Janet Webster, Bryan Black, Chris Langdon, Tom Hurst, Reni Powell (ITV), George Boehlert, Sally Hacker

179

Moving Beyond Collections: Academic Library Outreach to Multicultural Student Centers  

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“minority cultural centers” on a college campus and the opportunities identified through that assessment activity for substantive and sustainable collaborative instructional programming between the academic library and the campus Office of Multicultural...

Walter, Scott

2005-01-01

180

The Cost of Library Services: Activity-Based Costing in an Australian Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains activity-based costing (ABC), discusses the benefits of ABC to library managers, and describes the steps involved in implementing ABC in an Australian academic library. Discusses the budgeting process in universities, and considers benefits to the library. (Author/LRW)

Robinson, Peter; Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

1998-01-01

181

Annotated Bibliography of the CELT Center Library Academic Leadership 1  

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3/30/111 Annotated Bibliography of the CELT Center Library Theme Page Academic Leadership 1; large classes; small classes 21 Academic Leadership Chu, D. (2006) The Department Chair Primer: Leading face, includes a brief introduction to the topic, provides tips on how to deal with the situation

Tufts University

182

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

183

Content Management and the Future of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wu, Yuhfen Diana; Liu, Mengxiong

2001-01-01

184

Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McHale, Nina

2008-01-01

185

Building a Dental Sciences Collection in a General Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stowers, Eva; Galbraith, Gillian

2004-01-01

186

Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Wallenius, Leila I. T.

2007-01-01

187

Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Levine-Clark, Michael

2014-01-01

188

Moving Away from Overdue Fines: One Academic Library's New Direction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As student fees, print vs. electronic access, service quality expectations, and basic economics have an increasing impact on library operations, some academic libraries are taking a second look at the process of charging overdue fines. This article explores the contemporary environment on this issue. It offers as an example a compromise solution…

Mosley, Pixey Anne

2004-01-01

189

Customer service for academic library users on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kiran Kaur; Diljit Singh

2011-01-01

190

A popular DVD collection in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper was written to aid academic libraries that may be considering adding collections of popular culture items to their collections. The Multimedia Center at the University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries partnered with students to establish a popular DVD collection in 2001. Changes in acquisitions, cataloging, processing, shelving, and access were required. A review of the current

Nora Dimmock

2007-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Hong-Wei

2000-01-01

192

Research into Learning Resulting from Quality School Library Media Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Marchant, Maurice P.; And Others

1984-01-01

193

Introduction to Library Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the reference faculty of the Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, this guide is the primary text for Bibliography 101, a one-hour course designed to help undergraduate students acquire basic understandings of the range of information resources available, how information is organized, and how it can be…

White-Carter, Anita, Comp.

194

Academic Research Engine  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

195

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Medical Library Association, and other organizations  

PubMed Central

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries has made collaboration with other organizations a fundamental success strategy throughout its twenty-five year history. From the beginning its relationships with Association of American Medical Colleges and with the Medical Library Association have shaped its mission and influenced its success at promoting academic health sciences libraries' roles in their institutions. This article describes and evaluates those relationships. It also describes evolving relationships with other organizations including the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Research Libraries. PMID:12883582

Jenkins, Carol G.; Bader, Shelley A.

2003-01-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sutlieff, Lisa; Chelin, Jackie

2010-01-01

197

Boston University Libraries: Research Guides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

198

I'll Go to the Library Later: The Relationship between Academic Procrastination and Library Anxiety.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the relationship between academic procrastination due to fear of failure and task aversiveness, and library anxiety at the graduate level. Results of the Library Anxiety Scale, Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students, and Pearson product-moment correlations showed procrastination was related to affective barriers, comfort with the…

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Jiao, Qun G.

2000-01-01

199

Who Is Not Using the Library? A Comparison of Undergraduate Academic Disciplines and Library Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the differences in undergraduate library use by academic discipline at Oregon State University (OSU). In the winter of 2006, an online questionnaire about physical and virtual library use was distributed to 3,227 OSU undergraduates; 949 responses were received. Chi-square tests were used to distinguish differences between user…

Bridges, Laurie M.

2008-01-01

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MacColl, John A.

1990-01-01

202

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Best, Rickey

2010-01-01

203

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kerr, Paulette A.

2010-01-01

204

Study and analysis of information on the reader's potential discontent in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to grope for the scientific research method for the reader's potential discontent information with the analysis of the show form of the reader's potential discontent information and the statistic analysis of the reader's service information in the academic library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper uses the research method of the behavior analysis to

Renhao Huang

2007-01-01

205

Technology and Privacy in the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Fifarek, Aimee

2002-01-01

206

A mobile future for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Society may be on the verge of a revolutionary phase of mobile device use in higher education generally and in libraries in particular. This paper seeks to address this issue. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Through an examination of trends and technological developments in the area of mobile devices and a review of the potential of mobile devices, the paper analyzes

Joan K. Lippincott

2010-01-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2008-01-01

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2006-01-01

209

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 248  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2006-01-01

210

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, Jaia, Ed.

2004-01-01

211

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

212

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

E-print Network

BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting.bioone.org) is an electronic aggregator of bioscience research content, and the online home to over 160 journals and books

Rajakaruna, Nishanta

213

Digital Library Research: Major Issues and Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses digital libraries and provides brief accounts of digital library projects in different parts of the world. Reviews the literature on digital library research under 16 subject headings and suggests future directions. (Contains 114 references.) (LRW)

Chowdhury, Suddatta; Chowdhury, G. G.

1999-01-01

214

Library Research Guide. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to help undergraduate students find information and materials at George Washington University's Gelman Library, this guide teaches skills and concepts necessary to complete a research paper. Further, it is intended to equip students with skills that will help them in business, legal, medical, and other professions where finding…

Stebelman, Scott

215

Analysis of Web-Based Tutorials Created by Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Somoza-Fernandez, Marta; Abadal, Ernest

2009-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

McGillis, Louise; Toms, Elaine G.

2001-01-01

217

Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

2004-01-01

218

East Asian Collections and Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kamada, Hitoshi

2002-01-01

219

How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.

2011-01-01

220

Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

2002-01-01

221

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

222

Multifaceted Assessment of Facility Needs in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a multifaceted approach to identifying facility needs in academic libraries that applies different evaluation methods to different functional areas, defines problems from more than one viewpoint, and considers the interrelationships of various areas. The strengths and weaknesses of this approach are discussed using examples from its…

Schloman, Barbara A.

1990-01-01

223

What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

2009-01-01

224

Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Devine, Jane; Egger-Sider, Francine

2004-01-01

225

An Integrated Customer Knowledge Management Framework for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ability of academic libraries to produce timely and effective responses to various environmental changes constitutes a major challenge for them to enhance their survival rate and maintain growth in competitive environments. This article provides a conceptual model as an analytical tool for both improving current services as well as creating…

Daneshgar, Farhad; Parirokh, Mehri

2012-01-01

226

Policy Route Map for Academic Libraries' Digital Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Koulouris, Alexandros; Kapidakis, Sarantos

2012-01-01

227

An Upstart Web Catalog Challenges an Academic-Library Giant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

21-year-old Aaron Swartz is attempting to turn the library world upside down. He is taking on the subscription-based WorldCat, the largest bibliographic database on the planet, by building a free online book catalog that anyone can update. Many academic librarians are wary of Mr. Swartz's project because it will allow nonlibrarians, who may be…

Foster, Andrea L.

2008-01-01

228

Academic Libraries, Networking and Technology: Some Recent Developments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the impact of information technology and networking on higher education with particular reference to academic libraries, based on experiences in Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include technology and learning; open learning and the virtual campus; network infrastructure; database access; electronic publishing; information…

Cleary, Jim

1994-01-01

229

The case for chick lit in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

2008-01-01

230

Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to clarify the standards, guidelines, and laws which affect web accessibility for academic library web sites in the USA as well as an explanation of the mechanism by which accessibility is enforced. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Along with the current W3C standards, the current Federal codes and regulations were examined, and in the case

Michael Providenti; Robert Zai III

2007-01-01

231

Toward a successful taxonomy for Croatian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to investigate the degree to which the unfavourable state of the Croatian higher education system (the lack of vision, goals and objectives, insufficient budgeting and no quality control system) reflects on the organization, development and continuous dedication to quality of academic libraries in Croatia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The situation is illustrated by a study conducted among

Kornelija Petr

2005-01-01

232

Academic Library Websites: Balancing University Guidelines with User Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article considers two components identified as essential to effective academic library Websites--satisfaction of user needs and adherence to university Website guidelines--and how they sometimes contradict one another. A literature review is provided, followed by results of a survey the author created and distributed that measures a…

Lombard, Emmett; Hite, Lesley A.

2007-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foley, Marianne

2002-01-01

234

Research and Academic Career Development  

E-print Network

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

Zürich, Universität

235

Are They Learning? Are We? Learning Outcomes and the Academic Library Author(s): Megan Oakleaf  

E-print Network

, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to The Library Quarterly. http literacy student learning outcomes. Now, academic librarians are moving to a larger scale assessment

Oakleaf, Megan

236

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

E-print Network

a series of semi- structured interviews and naturalistic observations of academic law students and staff and motivation for research Our work is motivated by the desire to support digital library users in `getting to grips' with electronic resources. More specifically we are motivated by the wish to support users

Blandford, Ann

237

The Knowledge of Web 2.0 by Library and Information Science Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Al-Daihani, Sultan

2009-01-01

238

Transforming the Academic Library: Creating an Organizational Culture that Fosters Staff Success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Culture plays a critical role in creating a work environment where employees are committed and contribute to the success of the organization. A research study assessed organizational culture in an academic library to identify current and preferred organizational cultures. Specific actions to implement culture change, achieve organizational transformation, and facilitate a positive, creative and rewarding working environment are proposed.

Carol Shepstone; Lyn Currie

2008-01-01

239

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 –

Sin-Young Kim; Jee-Yeon Lee

2011-01-01

240

British Library Research and Innovation Report 67 British Library Research and innovation Centre  

E-print Network

British Library Research and Innovation Report 67 British Library Research and innovation Centre Office. The programme is administered by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. Abstract of the sponsoring bodies or the British Library RIC/CT/305 ISBN 0 7123 33258 ISSN 1366-8218 British Library Research

Carr, Leslie

241

Marketing academic library resources and information services to international students from Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest strategies for marketing academic library resources and information services to Asian international students. Compared with those from a Western culture, those students are not as knowledgeable about the library resources and information services in an academic setting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper describes the strategies for marketing academic library resources and

Cuiying Mu

2007-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubnjakovic, Ana

2012-01-01

243

Library Research: A Domain Comparison of Two Library Journals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Davies, Karen; Thiele, Jennifer

2013-01-01

244

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ann Mcluckie

2005-01-01

245

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

246

IFLA General Conference, 1992. Division of General Research Libraries: Section on National Libraries; Section on Parliamentary Libraries; Section on University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fifteen papers delivered for the Division of General Research Libraries at the 1992 International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions annual meeting are presented. These papers deal with national libraries, parliamentary (legislative) libraries, and university libraries. The papers are: (1) "Seeking Alternatives to National…

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).

247

The relationship between academic library usage and educational performance in Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to examine perceptions of university library usage to consider factors that influence educational achievement of academic library users. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study uses validated questionnaires from 792 students, 143 academics and 121 administrators to measure five library factors. Three university libraries, which are based in Kuwait, were included in the questionnaire data. Findings – The

Awadh Alharbi; Michael Middleton

2012-01-01

248

Disaster management approaches for academic libraries: an issue not to be neglected in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Although issues on disaster prevention have extensively been studied in the literature and have been embedded in everyday library practices all over the world, the vast majority of Greek libraries have not developed any specific measures. This paper seeks to review several disaster management approaches for academic libraries and to make suggestions for Greek academic libraries by analyzing

Petros Kostagiolas; Iliana Araka; Roxana Theodorou; George Bokos

2011-01-01

249

The Economics and Financial Management of Research Libraries. A Report on an Exploratory Meeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A major conclusion reached by 18 university, academic and administrative officers, library directors, economists and management specialists, who met in October 1981 to explore issues related to the financial management of academic research libraries, is that current approaches to cost reduction are only short-term solutions. These approaches are…

Research Libraries Group, Branford, CT.

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Montreal (Quebec).

251

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

253

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.

254

Academic and Research Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

255

Word-of-mouth marketing: abandoning the academic library ivory tower  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This article aims to dispel the perception that academic libraries do not need to market their services and resources; to acquaint academic librarians to the concept of word-of-mouth marketing and its potential for academic libraries; and to share a word-of-mouth marketing academic library success story. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Includes an introduction to the concept of word-of-mouth marketing and its

Camila A. Alire

2007-01-01

256

Library use and academic achievement among medical students.  

PubMed

Many factors play a part in determining the performance of students in examinations, but the extent to which students use library facilities does not appear to have been recently considered as a factor, in medicine or in any other academic subject. In this study, the number of books borrowed from the library by undergraduate medical students was used as a simple measure of library use, and significant differences in book-borrowing levels were found between students in different years of the medical course, students from different regions of the world, and men and women students. In the first year of the course, students who borrowed most also performed best in their end-of-year examinations, and this association was only partly explained by regional differences. No such association was found among final-year students, suggesting different study habits and different assessment criteria in the clinical years of the course. PMID:8736250

Brazier, H; Conroy, R M

1996-03-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ross, Lyman; Sennyey, Pongracz

2008-01-01

258

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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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,…

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

259

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

260

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 an emergence of publications focusing on the usability testing of academic

Galina Letnikova

2008-01-01

261

Library and Information Science Professionals as Community Action Researchers in an Academic Setting: Top Ten Directions to Further Institutional Change for People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The need for progressive change in people’s attitudes and behaviors is essential for a communitywide acceptance of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. This article examines our role as library and information science (LIS) professionals working in an academic environment to promote equality of sexual minorities by taking community action and creating social awareness and acceptance on their

Bharat Mehra; Donna Braquet

2007-01-01

262

The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.)

Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

2009-01-01

263

E-Journal Bundling and Its Impact on Academic Libraries: Some Early Results.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses journal bundling for science, technical and medical electronic journals and its impact on academic libraries. Reports results of a survey of the academic libraries in the Boston Library Consortium that investigated reasons for subscribing, including price, content, faculty demand, license agreement, archiving issues, format, and…

Nabe, Jonathan

2001-01-01

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

265

Using business process modelling to examine academic library activities for periodicals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dina Tbaishat

2010-01-01

266

Virtual reference in UK academic libraries : The virtual enquiry project 2008-2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a snapshot of virtual reference services (the use of instant messaging or chat for enquiries) in UK academic libraries, and provide information about software for libraries considering providing a virtual reference service. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper summarises the results of a 2008 UK-wide survey of academic libraries and gives a

Eithne Barry; Jaclyn Kelli Bedoya; Carolyn Groom; Laurence Patterson

2010-01-01

267

Service quality and customer satisfaction in academic libraries : Perspectives from a Malaysian university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the results of a study to examine the perception of academic staff on the quality of academic library services. It also attempts to assess the impact of library services on their work and their perceived level of satisfaction towards university library services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study was carried out using

Kaur Kiran

2010-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathews, Brian

2009-01-01

269

Exposing New Academics through Action Research?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Karen; Fernie, Scott

2010-01-01

270

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

E-print Network

students to do. Participate in higher education assessment initiatives like the AAC&U VALUE rubric, department, and student affairs outcomes as well as accreditation guidelines. Data Management Create Achievement Collect data demonstrating the library's role in contributing to student GPA or professional/educational

Oakleaf, Megan

271

Tracing technology in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

PubMed Central

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

Guard, J. Roger; Peay, Wayne J.

2003-01-01

272

The Cambridge University Library Management Research Unit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Plumb, Philip W.

1971-01-01

273

ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRACK (ART) I. Overview  

E-print Network

of the Medical School of the University of Rochester so as to support students who are interested in pursuing careers in academic medicine: The Academic Research Track will provide selected students, strongly motivated to pursue an academic career in medicine that encompasses research, with a broad and deep exposure

Goldman, Steven A.

274

TIPS FOR DESIGNING LIBRARY RESEARCH PROJECTS OFFERS ADVICE FOR HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED WITH RESEARCH PROJECTS. Sarah McDaniel  

E-print Network

experience with scholarly journals, monographs, or academic libraries. Spend time in class discussing how they should be cited? Research shows that students tend to use more scholarly sources when faculty provide

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

275

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' legislative activities and the Joint Medical Library Association/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Legislative Task Force  

PubMed Central

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' (AAHSL's) involvement in national legislative activities and other advocacy initiatives has evolved and matured over the last twenty-five years. Some activities conducted by the Medical Library Association's (MLA's) Legislative Committee from 1976 to 1984 are highlighted to show the evolution of MLA's and AAHSL's interests in collaborating on national legislative issues, which resulted in an agreement to form a joint legislative task force. The history, work, challenges, and accomplishments of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislative Task Force, formed in 1985, are discussed. PMID:12883581

Zenan, Joan S.

2003-01-01

276

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2012-01-01

277

Standards for Areas in Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given in narrative, tables, and diagrams are the average space requirements for assigned areas, technical equipment, and communication areas which constitute the net area of a research library. The assigned area of a research library consists of storage space for collections, space for readers, space for information and circulation services, staff…

Liebers, Gerhard

278

Electronic journals collections in Argentine private academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this research is to describe the impact that the emergence of electronic journals has exerted on different services and areas making up information units in Argentine private universities. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The analysis focuses on the 27 libraries with journals that answered a survey, and impact is evaluated by means of the survey's closed and open

Adina González Bonorino; Valeria E. Molteni

2007-01-01

279

Network Services for Library Education and Research.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Network services for library education and research should include access to: documentation and personnel in combination for research and education and instructional laboratories, instructional packages and testing, and curriculum information for educatio...

J. A. Tessier

1970-01-01

280

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

281

Graphic Novels in Academic Libraries: From Maus to Manga and Beyond  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

282

Effective Management of Student Employment: Organizing for Student Employment in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed to provide a foundation in the principles of supervision and to serve as a handbook for the day-to-day problems that arise in supervising student employees in academic libraries. Chapters 1-3 describe the role of student employees in the academic library, the role of the student employee supervisor, and basic principles of…

Baldwin, David A.; Wilkinson, Frances C.; Barkley, Daniel C.

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baird, Lynn N.

2010-01-01

284

The Current Use of Online Services in U.K. Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This update of a survey taken by the authors in April 1978 on the use of online services in British academic libraries (Online Review; v3 n2 p195-204 1979) concentrates on the following areas: (1) general pattern of use; (2) current arguments for charging users for online services; (3) current academic library practice on charging; (4) specific…

Foster, Allan; Akeroyd, John

285

Academic libraries, people and change: a case study of the 1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effective management of change is a crucial issue for academic libraries in the 1990s and beyond, as change is impinging on every aspect of their work. Through a consideration of aspects of organisational theory, changes in academic libraries, and human resource management, this paper demonstrates the pressing need for attention to change and its effect on people, in an

Thea Farley; Judith Broady-Preston; Tim Hayward

1998-01-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Turner, Arlee; Welch, Bernadette; Reynolds, Sue

2013-01-01

287

Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994  

NSF Publications Database

... in hypertext and Portable Document Format (.pdf). See Help for more information about viewing ... 1993, Needs 1994 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Academic Research Instruments:Expenditures 1993 ...

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Virtually There: E-books in UK academic libraries  

E-print Network

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 non-provision and attitudes towards the medium are discussed, and issues concerned with bibliographical access are explored. The article concludes with a discussion of the role and influence of the E-book Working Group set up by the UK body responsible for networking and electronic resources in higher and further education: the Joint Information Services Committee (JISC). 1.

Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

2002-01-01

289

New Special Libraries: A Summary of Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report synthesizes results of a special project to study the origins of new special libraries, including influences in their pre-establishment period, and critical factors in the first five years of their lives. A review of prior research, a census of new special libraries in Illinois, group interviews with librarians and managers, and a mail…

Special Libraries Association, Chicago, IL. Illinois Chapter.

290

Library 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In fall 1984, the Georgia Institute of Technology administration and library staff began planning for Library 2000, a project aimed at creating a showcase library to demonstrate the application of the latest information technology in an academic and research environment. The purposes of Library 2000 include: increasing awareness of students,…

Drake, Miriam A.

291

How Implementation of Bibliometric Practice Affects the Role of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ĺström, Fredrik; Hansson, Joacim

2013-01-01

292

Community Awareness Planning in Academic Libraries: The Bowling Green State University Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the diversity of academic library users and the need for community awareness planning, and describes a program developed at Bowling Green State University libraries that evolved around a celebration of National Library Week. Topics discussed include free computer searches, displays and exhibits, publicity, read-a-thons, fundraising, and…

Sabol, Laurie; Parrish, Marilyn

1991-01-01

293

The Origins and Development of the Academic Library Systems Office in Ohio, 1960-1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to look at how the academic library systems office (i.e., an entity or group of entities within a library whose purpose is to oversee the hardware and software systems functions within its electronic automated processes and services for the use of the staff and public) in Ohio has evolved to become a library-wide…

Featherstone, Jan Alyce

294

Improving Bhutan’s academic libraries, recommendations from a situational analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author spent six months in Bhutan in 2010 at the request of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). Her brief was to advise how to improve the standard of the libraries of the ten constituent RUB colleges, particularly relating to library services for users. The original study investigated the current state of RUB academic libraries. Once this state was

Sylvia Ransom

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

2006-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

2010-01-01

297

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

2003-01-01

298

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLean, Dulce DiDio; And Others

299

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuai, Cameron K.

2011-01-01

300

Lymphoma Research Foundation: Patient Multimedia Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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

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

Wall, Diana

303

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Luce

1994-01-01

304

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Research Article: Differential acute sensitivity publisher as copyright holder. #12;Research Article Differential acute sensitivity of wild Rana sylvatica in local amphibian declines. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of atrazine on 2 frog

Dever, Jennifer A.

305

Academic Freedom: Problems in Conceptualization and Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. M.

2014-01-01

306

Artist Academics: Performing the Australian Research Agenda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite the recent focus on creativity and innovation as the backbone of Western knowledge economies, the presence of the creative arts within universities remains problematic. Australian artist academics who seek a balance between their artistic and academic lives work within a government-directed research environment that is unable to quantify;…

Bennett, Dawn; Wright, David; Blom, Diana

2009-01-01

307

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

PubMed Central

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

Nelson, Patricia P.

2003-01-01

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Does use of Pesticides Known to Harm NaturalOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological of Pesticides Known to Harm Natural Enemies of Spider Mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) Result in Increased Number

Zhang, Minghua

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Spotted Knapweed Utilization by Sequential Cattle-00194.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological and wildlife and possibly harming graminoids with excessive defoliation. One potential approach to address

Maxwell, Bruce D.

310

Making Sense of Library Research: A Guide for Undergraduate Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed for users of the D. Hiden Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina at Asheville "make sense" of library research. Guidelines and information are divided into eight chapters: (1) "Using the D. Hiden Ramsey Library"; (2) "Developing a Library Research Strategy"; (3) "The Library Catalog and Other Electronic…

Sinclair, Bryan, Ed.

311

Criminal Justice and Criminology. Library Research Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to sources for students at San Diego State University who are doing library research in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and related subject areas begins by noting that topics in these areas can be researched in a variety of subject disciplines, including psychology, sociology, law, social work, political science, public administration,…

White, Phillip M.

312

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

Broussard, Linda

2007-01-01

313

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Here Be Dragons: How the Study of Animal and Plant Be Dragons moves to a discussion of the evolutionary process in chapter 3 (Pygmy Mammoths and Mysteri- ous

Smith, Felisa A.

314

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

E-print Network

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

Escolano, Francisco

315

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Will the use of Less Fecund Cultivars Reduce://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1525/bio.2011.61.10.11 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research to invade and harm natural areas, these cultivars should be exempt from invasive species bans. The critical

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1999  

NSF Publications Database

... Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1999 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1999 Portable Document ...

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2001  

NSF Publications Database

... Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2001 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2001 Portable Document ...

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2002  

NSF Publications Database

... Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2002 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2002 Portable Document ...

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1997  

NSF Publications Database

Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1997 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1997 Portable Document ...

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1998  

NSF Publications Database

Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1998 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1998 Portable Document ...

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Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000  

NSF Publications Database

... Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000 Detailed Statistical Tables ... Hypertext Format Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000 Portable Document ...

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(ARI) Academic Research Infrastructure Program Facilities Modernization  

NSF Publications Database

... Conditions NSF Org: OD / OGC Date : August 23, 1996 File : ari ACADEMIC RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ... a. Project costs incurred prior to March 15, 1996; b. Any costs charged to the grant that exceed the ...

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Academic research on solid waste in Sweden 1994-2003.  

PubMed

A small desk survey was conducted in the spring of 2004 to get an overview on the development of waste research. The survey targeted the last 10 years of waste research at Swedish academic institutions trying to identify the total amount of research and trends over time with regard to issues, volume and distribution over academic disciplines. In the survey, only the theses written at major Swedish universities were considered. All post-graduate theses from major Swedish universities were reviewed. Data were obtained from the homepages and search engines of the various libraries as of May 13 2004. Altogether 90 theses were identified from nine universities, i.e., an average of 1 thesis per University per year. The results of the survey indicate that: (1) the academic waste research is very small in comparison to the R&D performed by the industry; there seems to be a lack of interaction between industry and academia; (2) waste research is slowly getting into established academic environments and gains in quantity and diversion over time; (3) in addition to being driven by environmental protection legislation, there also seems to be emerging more industry interest from a production perspective. PMID:16125379

Lagerkvist, Anders

2006-01-01

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

Hayssen, Virginia

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, we constructed models to elucidate the effects of (1) water temperature, (2) cloud cover, (3) days with increasing cloud cover. Using model-averaging, we further determined that our time of day and cloud cover.bioone.org) is an electronic aggregator of bioscience research content, and the online home to over 160 journals and books

Dorcas, Michael E.

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-diversity food webs of microbes, protozoa, and metazoan invertebrates. Distribution of soil invertebrates in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. The Influence of Soil Geochemistry on Nematode, institutions, and presses. Your use of this PDF, the BioOne Web site, and all posted and associated content

Wall, Diana

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

Dever, Jennifer A.

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

Steury, Todd D.

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Variability in the Diet Specialization. 30(2): 267­279 (2012) 267 Variability in the diet specialization of Enteroctopus dofleini, middens contained fewer individuals of smaller prey species, R = 52 species, and diet was generalized

Scheel, David

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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

Foltz, David W.

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Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer, AK 99603, USA (SE) * Correspondent: cookjose@unm.edu We lack in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Insular arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus holder. #12;Insular arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii) of the North Pacific: indigenous

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National Wildlife Refuge, 95 Sterling Highway, Suite 1, Homer, Alaska 99603, U.S.A. {Seabird Ecology Group issue]). As one of nine annual ecological monitoring sites in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife, Brie A. Drummond, and Rachel T. Buxton Source: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 42

Jones, Ian L.

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aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides intervention is critical. Here we suggest a high-throughput, non-invasive approach to identify radiation component analysis (PCA). The resulting biomarkers revealed a broad range of metabolism changes, including

Brenner, David Jonathan

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aggregator of bioscience research content, and the online home to over 160 journals and books published in which cameras placed at feed stations provided sex ratio and recruitment estimates similar to those. Cameras have proved useful in answering a variety of wildlife questions related to nest predation (Hunt

Steury, Todd D.

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SPECIES AND SEX-BIASED PREDATION ON HATCHLING GREEN TURTLES BY FRIGATEBIRDS ON EUROPA ISLAND, WESTERN.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides a sustainable online platform for over 170 journals and books published by nonprofit

Karubian, Jordan

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One (www.bioone.org) is a a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides a sustainable online platform for over 170 journals and books published (Ithomiina), Hyposcada anchiala (Hewitson), Oleria sex- maculata (Haensch) (Oleriina), and Pseudoscada

337

Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library  

E-print Network

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

Silver, Howard

338

Cataloging Three-Dimensional Objects: A Study of Academic Health Science Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines a random sample of academic health sciences libraries across the United States to determine if these institutions have three-dimensional medical artifacts in their collections and how they organize and catalog these materials to provide access to them. A questionnaire was sent to heads of cataloging at 30 academic health…

Compton, Jennifer L.

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

1999-01-01

340

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bell, Steven J.

2014-01-01

341

No Phone Zone: Controlling Cell Phone Use in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Heaton, Shelley; Master, Nancy

2006-01-01

342

Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on Libraries  

E-print Network

, 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

California at Berkeley, University of

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The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lombard, Emmett

2012-01-01

344

Improving the Virtual Reference Experience: How Closely Do Academic Libraries Adhere to RUSA Guidelines?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to measure the degree to which academic libraries or library staff members throughout the United States adhere to the Guidelines for Virtual Reference Services provided by the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA). The results of the study were analyzed to identify specific areas where improvement is needed in…

Platt, Jessica; Benson, Pete

2010-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burns, C. Sean

2014-01-01

346

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

2008-01-01

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Upgrading a ColdFusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Janssen, Avi

2000-01-01

349

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

350

Kathleen A. Langan. “Striking a Balance: Effective Use of Facebook in an Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Langan; Dianna Sachs; Ed eckel

2011-01-01

351

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Veeramani Marimuthu; Vinayagamoorthy Paraman

2011-01-01

352

E-Education: Does an Online Degree Make a Difference to Academic Library Employers?  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the proliferation of traditional library science graduate programs now offering a master degree online, the question is raised as to the perceptions and prejudic- es associated with an online degree by academic library employers. Anecdotal evidence suggests that gradu- ates with an online degree are sometimes perceived as possessing a less rigorous degree, lacking interpersonal skills, and devoid of

Sara Russell Gonzalez; Kathryn Kennedy; Pam Cenzer

353

What can we learn from performance assessment? : The system and practice in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to promote a better understanding of performance assessment (PA) as a managerial means via analyses and discussion of the system and practice in an academic library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – One existing PA system of a university library is presented. Descriptive analyses of two specific system-inherent problems, respectively: weighting scheme of the evaluated criteria

Junlin Pan; Guoqing Li

2006-01-01

354

Intangible assets for academic libraries : Definitions, categorization and an exploration of management issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of the paper is explore issues related to the intangible assets in libraries and provide first results regarding their identification, categorization, valuation and reporting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A review of the literature for the intangible assets in academic libraries is provided and a number of important approaches related to the management of intangible assets are discussed. Findings

Petros A. Kostagiolas; Stefanos Asonitis

2009-01-01

355

Utilizing Building Usage Assessment: Determining Deployment of Student Workers in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Generating, collecting, and analyzing building usage statistics can greatly increase the ability of an access services unit to meet the changing dynamic of patron needs in an academic library. By analyzing three different data points, the Access Services Unit in Malpass Library at Western Illinois University was able to determine the most…

Buller, Ryan F.

2014-01-01

356

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.

2000-01-01

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baudino, Frank, Ed.

2011-01-01

359

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Monroe-Gulick, Amalia; Petr, Julie

2012-01-01

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bishop, Ann Peterson

1999-01-01

364

Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

365

National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

366

the academic crossroads of campus At the academic crossroads of campus adjacent to the Library, the G. Wayne Clough  

E-print Network

planned for Clough Commons grew out of student involvement in renovating Library spaces and requests's growing student body. The Clough Commons is dedicated to student academic enrichment, innovative learning experiences, advances in teaching pedagogy and integrating technology into the classroom. Named in honor

Li, Mo

367

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Axel Schmetzke; David Comeaux

2009-01-01

368

How Teachers and Researchers Read Academic Articles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looks at language teachers' and language researchers' expectations and evaluations of two kinds of journal articles, either researcher-oriented or teacher-oriented. The results show that teachers and academics use different ways of validating information in journal articles and use the information contained in them in distinctly…

Bartels, Nat

2003-01-01

369

Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 1996  

NSF Publications Database

... and Development Expenditures Fiscal Year 1996 Detailed Statistical Tables Hypertext Format Academic ... Fiscal Year 1996 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Academic Research and Development Expenditures ...

370

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gude, Gilbert; And Others

371

Exploring the Future of Academic Libraries: A Definitional Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The central argument of the article is that while the building, the collection and the staff were inseparably linked, in a digital environment these facets of the library are diverging. This divergence clouds the process of envisioning a future for the library, but, if properly defined, it is a source of clarity, which sheds light on strategic…

Sennyey, Pongracz; Ross, Lyman; Mills, Caroline

2009-01-01

372

Creating Inclusive Communities: Diversity and the Responses of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses how college libraries responded to the call of eliminating discrimination and social inequality in campuses where students of color are present. In the late 1960s, many college and university libraries responded to student and faculty demands to broaden the curriculum and opportunities for scholarship by aggressively…

Welburn, William C.

2010-01-01

373

The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, David; Davis, Jinnie Y.

374

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

E-print Network

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

Thomas, Andrew

375

Sex and the Library. Confirmed by the Research: There is Sex in the Library [and] Alt.sex: Detour off the Information Highway [and] Sex in Public (Libraries): An Historical Sampler of What Every Librarian Should Know [and] Mission Position: Censorship in the Corporate Library [and] Hard Cases: Some Issues Concerning the First Amendment's Protection of Free Speech and Free Press [and] Subtle Censors: Collection Development in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six articles address issues of censorship and sexuality in libraries. Highlights include: surveys of censorship in North Carolina, acceptable use policies for the Internet, perceptions of librarians' sexuality, the proprietary nature of corporate library holdings, contemporary views and interpretation of First Amendment rights, and collection…

Bracy, Pauletta Brown, Ed.; And Others

1995-01-01

376

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, Leah; Forro, Denise

1999-01-01

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

378

E-Books and New Library Service Models: An Analysis of the Impact of E-Book Technology on Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes the implications of electronic book technology (e-books) on academic libraries. Discusses new business models for publishers, including self-publishing, Internet publishing, and partnerships with libraries as publishers; impact on library services, including cataloging, circulation, and digital preservation; user benefits; standards;…

Jantz, Ronald

2001-01-01

379

Measuring Academic Capacity: Research in Relationship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

380

Workshop Research Library: Bibliography on Game Theory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

381

British Library Research and Innovation Report 106 Comparison of Methods &  

E-print Network

British Library Research and Innovation Report 106 Comparison of Methods & Costs of Digital of Hertfordshire British Library Research and Innovation Centre 1998 #12;Version 1.1 29/05/982 This study is part is administered by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre. © Joint Information Systems Committee

Carr, Leslie

382

Academic research and student motivation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports an investigation into the relationship between student perceptions of lecturer research and motivation to study at university. A 71-item, Likert-type questionnaire was completed by 100 Oxford Brookes University final year undergraduates. The pattern of correlation between variables together with the results of a factor analysis, suggests that a relationship exists between type of student motivation and attitude

Rosanna Breen; Roger Lindsay

1999-01-01

383

UC Berkeley Library's Congressional Research Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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.

2008-01-01

384

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Conghui Fang; Lin Cui; Heqing Lian

2010-01-01

385

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

PubMed Central

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

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

1999-01-01

386

The Value of Academic Libraries: Findings and Implications for the  

E-print Network

. · Contribute to higher education assessment. http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/ #12;The Context for Value behavior, while maintaining privacy. #12;­ student enrollment ­ student retention and graduation rates in the sand." #12;Report complemented by ... · Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Higher Education

Oakleaf, Megan

387

Personal Space and User Preference for Patterns of Carrel Arrangement in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on a series of six field experiments conducted from 1978 through 1981 at Northeast Louisiana University's Sandel Library, this report examines user preferences related to library carrel arrangement in the context of personal space theory. A brief review of research on personal space requirements and a description of Sandel Library and its…

Larason, Larry; DiCarlo, Rebecca

388

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide spells out the collection development policy of the library of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. The guide is divided into the following five topic areas: (1) introduction to the community served, parameters of the collection, cooperation in collection development, and priorities of the collection; (2) considerations in…

Sylvia, Margaret

389

Is the balanced scorecard right for academic libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider the potential utility for higher educational institutions, and in particular libraries, of the balanced scorecard (BSC) performance measurement tool, originally developed by Kaplan and Norton for use in businesses and since adapted for the public and non-profit sectors. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The relevant literature was reviewed to ascertain key aspects and

Michele M. Reid

2011-01-01

390

The Visually Impaired Reader in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Major, Jean A.

1978-01-01

391

Preservation Needs of Children's Literature in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A preservation needs survey of children's literature collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries is analyzed. The genre, the subject of a growing body of scholarship, has enduring value and is collected in universities to support programs in literature, education, art, cultural history, and more. Even well known children's…

Morris, Patricia A.

2010-01-01

392

Academic libraries – measuring up: assessment and collaboration for student success  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to describe how the Florida State University Libraries used assessment data with other campus partners to gain funding and resources for new initiatives. When general funding sources were threatened, alternative funding sources from these campus partners were used to jump-start new initiatives designed to enhance student success. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper is a case study

Rachel Besara; Kirsten Kinsley

2011-01-01

393

Job Satisfaction in a South African Academic Library in Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Hart, Genevieve

2010-01-01

394

Reconceptualizing Academic Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the concept of "the archive" in the digital age and the situation of libraries and archives within the lifecycle of information. After discussing the changing nature of books, records, scholarly communication, and the concept of "the archive," this paper merges book and record lifecycle models into a new archival cycle. To…

Paulus, Michael J., Jr.

2011-01-01

395

Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents analyses that look at the many factors that can impact student success, such as technological capability, diversity, and information literacy. The importance of libraries' partnership with other members of the higher education community in working toward a common goal of student success is also examined. Further, the book gives…

Kelly, Maurie Caitlin, Ed.; Kross, Andrea, Ed.

396

Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the influences of the antecedent factors on the complaints and resulting behaviors of 582 university library users in South Korea. There were statistically significant relationships between personal norms and negative word of mouth and indirect voice behaviors, between service importance and negative word-of-mouth behavior,…

Oh, Dong-Geun

2004-01-01

397

Universidad del Bío-Bío and California State University, San Marcos : A comparative case study of academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – A comparative case study of two academic libraries in two continents aims to investigate reasons behind similarities and differences between Universidad del Bío-Bío (UBB) in Concepción, Chile, and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Empirical data and interview transcripts are analyzed in the paper to provide insight into characteristics of academic libraries in an international context.

Melanie Chu

2007-01-01

398

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

399

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Taylor, Robert S.

400

Secret Agents in the Library: Integrating Virtual and Physical Games in a Small Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the literature on active learning in libraries is bountiful, few articles focus on game-based learning in the library classroom. At Lycoming College, students in three classes of freshman composition were given a computer-based game in place of a lecture. The game was intended to present traditional learning objectives in a fun format and it required students to interact with

Mary J. Snyder Broussard

2010-01-01

401

Perspectives on academic health sciences libraries in the 1980s: indicators from a Delphi study.  

PubMed Central

A Delphi study was undertaken to identify the changes in library roles and functions that the directors of academic health sciences libraries believe will occur over the next decade. The methodology is described and the results are summarized. Two scenarios resulted: one, highly desirable; the other, highly probable. They overlap by 64%. Library directors expect moderate evolutionary changes in the next ten years. Users are perceived to be the force maintaining the status quo, while technology is the force advancing change. The adoption of technology is seen as desirable and within the libraries' span of control. Education and service roles of librarians will expand. Library and institutional priorities are seen as obstacles to change. PMID:7037086

Matheson, N W

1982-01-01

402

The economics of academic health sciences libraries: cost recovery in the era of big science.  

PubMed

With launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, science and technology became a high priority in the United States. During the two decades since, health sciences libraries have experienced changes in almost all aspects of their operations. Additionally, recent developments in medical care and in medical education have had major influences on the mission of health science libraries. In the unending struggle to keep up with new technologies and services, libraries have had to support increasing demands while they receive a decreasing share of the health care dollar. This paper explores the economic challenges faced by academic health sciences libraries and suggests measures for augmenting traditional sources of funding. The development of marketing efforts, institutional memberships, and fee-based services by the Louis Calder Memorial Library, University of Miami School of Medicine, is presented as a case study. PMID:3224223

Williams, T L; Lemkau, H L; Burrows, S

1988-10-01

403

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

PubMed Central

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

Ellis, L S

1991-01-01

404

Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 2007 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) survey indicates that research libraries are rapidly developing publishing services: 65 percent of 80 responding ARL member libraries currently deliver or are in processing of planning these services. Established journal titles dominate this emerging publishing sector and are the main drivers of…

Hahn, Karla L.

2008-01-01

405

Do Academic Research Costs Drive Up Undergraduate Tuition?  

NSF Publications Database

Do Do Academic Research Costs Drive Up Undergraduate Tuition? (July 18, 1997) This Issue Brief ... whether academic research costs drive up tuition charges. It compares tuition increases for higher ...

406

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Xu, Hong

1996-01-01

407

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Cawthorne, Jon E.

2010-01-01

408

Toward Improved Collections in Medical Humanities: Fiction in Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although fiction plays a prominent role in the interdisciplinary field of medical humanities (MH), it is physically and intellectually isolated from non-fiction in academic health sciences libraries. Using the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (LAMD) as a tool for selection and subject analysis, we suggest a method of integrating fiction…

Dali, Keren; Dilevko, Juris

2006-01-01

409

Measuring the Economic Value of the Electronic Scientific Information Services in Portuguese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article has three main objectives: i) to describe the use patterns of electronic and traditional resources in Portuguese academic libraries; ii) to estimate the value of the Portuguese electronic scientific information consortium b-on by using two alternative valuation methodologies; iii) to relate the use patterns with the valuation of b-on.…

Melo, Luiza Baptista; Pires, Cesaltina Pacheco

2011-01-01

410

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

E-print Network

students access to items only after they have been checked out. From faculty adding streaming content to their e-reserves to students having hands-on access to their course reserves, this article tells the story of how an academic library system is allowing...

Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

2010-11-15

411

Chat Reference Training after One Decade: The Results of a National Survey of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first comprehensive national survey of all academic libraries in the United States which were conducting chat reference service was carried out to determine: what practices were being used to prepare personnel for chat reference service, what competencies were being taught, how and why training practices may have changed over time, and what…

Devine, Christopher; Paladino, Emily Bounds; Davis, John A.

2011-01-01

412

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Abel-Kops, Chad P.

2000-01-01

413

Diversity in Libraries: Academic Residency Programs. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 15 essays written by 19 librarians who participated in minority residency programs in academic libraries and 5 essays written by 6 professionals who served as residency program administrators. The following essays are included: (1) "The University of California, Santa Barbara Fellowship--A Program in Transition" (Detrice…

Cogell, Raquel V., Ed.; Gruwell, Cindy A., Ed.

414

An analysis model of creating a core journal collection for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents an analysis model for setting up a core journal collection for academic libraries. The model uses multiple factors based on the concept that convergence of data from all available sources should be used in core journal selection due to the inherent limitations of each source. The factors considered in the study are locally collected citations, local use,

Hye-Kyung Chung

2009-01-01

415

Merging Libraries and Computer Centers: Manifest Destiny or Manifestly Deranged? An Academic Services Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Details trends in information access, services, packaging, dissemination, and networking, service fees, archival storage devices, and electronic information packaging that could lead to complete mergers of academic libraries and computing centers with shared responsibilities. University of California at Berkeley's comprehensive strategy for…

Neff, Raymond K.

1985-01-01

416

A Survey of Primary Bibliographic Instruction Methods and Aids Currently Used in Selected Canadian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines bibliographic instruction methods and aids currently being used in selected Canadian academic libraries. The project's objectives included identifying: the current state of bibliographic instruction; programs or special services offered for foreign students; changes or developments that have taken place in bibliographic…

Beristain, Maureen Fanning

417

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent scholarship challenges the celebratory discourse surrounding Web 2.0. This paper engages with this scholarship to examine critically the implications of academic libraries' presence within commercially owned social media spaces. It considers the apparent contradiction between work to promote the principles of open access and the idea of the…

Lilburn, Jeff

2012-01-01

418

After the Fall: The Use of Surplus Capacity in an Academic Library Automation System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The possible uses of excess central processing unit capacity in an integrated academic library automation system discussed in this draft proposal include (1) in-house services such as word processing, electronic mail, management decision support using PERT/CPM techniques, and control of physical plant operation; (2) public services such as the…

Wright, A. J.

419

Managing change and embedding innovation in academic libraries and information services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines the management of change and the embedding of innovation in academic libraries and information services during a period of considerable and continuous change. Detailed examples are given from the author's own institution that adopts a very structured and corporate approach to strategic planning. The internal and external factors driving organisational change in the UK Higher Education (HE)

Jeremy Atkinson

2003-01-01

420

The right staff from X to Y : Generational change and professional development in future academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine selected findings of the 2006 CAVAL Training Needs Survey across Australia, New Zealand and Asia and to assess their implications for academic libraries in the context of generational change. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper compares 2006 Training Needs Survey data with previous survey data (2004 and 2005) and uses the findings

Richard Sayers

2007-01-01

421

Measuring the quality, value and impact of academic libraries: the role of external standards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role and relevance of external standards in demonstrating the value and impact of academic library services to their stakeholders. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two UK standards, Charter Mark and Customer Service Excellence, are evaluated via an exploratory case study, employing multiple data collection techniques. Methods and results of phases 1-2 of

Judith Broady-Preston; Alison Lobo

2011-01-01

422

The evidence-based academic library: Maurice Line and the Parry Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To describe the part played by Maurice Line in the use of survey evidence and performance information in the management of academic libraries, commencing with the publication of the “Parry Report” in 1967. Design\\/methdology\\/approach – The Parry Committee found little practical evidence in 1963, and had to commission some work. Two studies carried out by Line at Southampton

Bernard Naylor

2005-01-01

423

Characteristics of Team-Based Organization Introduced to Academic Libraries in South Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was performed to analyze characteristics of a team-based organization introduced lately to many academic libraries in South Korea. The major areas of exploration included the introduction of the team approach, team empowerment, leadership of team leaders, open communication, and the director's commitment. The study used a survey design with a questionnaire delivered to staff who worked at thirty-seven

Hye-Young Yoon

2005-01-01

424

Latin American and Spanish online videos: vendor offerings for US academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the availability and features of Latin American and Spanish online videos available through video vendors and other providers to US academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines US, Spanish, and Latin American video vendors that offer online videos about and\\/or are produced in Latin America and Spain. The study focuses

Jesús Alonso-Regalado

2010-01-01

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the management experience, preparation, and training possessed by middle managers in academic libraries through the analysis of survey results. The analysis showed both advances in middle management preparation over recent decades and room for improvement in several aspects of management development and training within the…

Rooney, Michael P.

2010-01-01

426

Summary of Research 2000. Interdisciplinary Academic Groups  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This report contains project summaries of the research projects in the Interdisciplinary Academic Groups: Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence; Information Systems; Information Warfare; Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation; Space Systems; Special Operations; and Undersea Warfare. A list of recent publications is also included, which consists of conference presentations and publications, books, contributions to books, published journal papers, and technical reports. Thesis abstracts of students advised of an interdisciplinary nature are also included.

2000-01-01

427

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. Snakes are Important Nest Predators of Dickcissels 122(4):799­803, 2010 Snakes are Important Nest Predators of Dickcissels in an Agricultural Landscape ecosystem of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Nine nests fledged young, 20 were completely depredated

McCarty, John P.

428

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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WORDS: animal welfare act; Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); Public Health Service in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Perspectives on Animal Welfare Legislation should be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;PERSPECTIVES ON ANIMAL WELFARE

Wallace, Mark C.

429

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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.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences publisher as copyright holder. #12;POPULATION ECOLOGY Influence of Leaf Detritus Type on Production. Entomol. 41(5): 1062�1068 (2012); DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EN11301 ABSTRACT Freshwater ecosystems

Allan, Brian

430

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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Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA 3 RC little study and quantitative data is needed for management of GCCP waterfowl. Radio-telemetry tech-2006 in south- western Louisiana. Habitat use was quantitatively estimated for areas open and closed to hunting

Afton, Alan D.

431

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. Are widespread morphospecies from the Lecanora publisher as copyright holder. #12;Are widespread morphospecies from the Lecanora dispersa group (lichen. To evaluate the current delimitation of broadly distributed morphospecies from the Lecanora dispersa group

Lutzoni, François M.

432

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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for their endemism. Yet, no comprehensive floristic study has ever been undertaken in white-sand forests and identifying plants in the non-white-sand plots described in this paper; C. Bode for help with the figures in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. A Floristic Study of the White-Sand Forests

Fine, Paul V.A.

433

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

434

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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output, sex ratio, and incidence of predators and parasites. From the patterns that emerge, I conclude.1603/0013-8746%282002%29095%5B0057%3ANBASPB%5D2.0.CO %3B2 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. BioOne provides a sustainable online

Thomson, James D.

435

A Colorado Response to the Information Society: The Changing Academic Library. Proceedings of a Conference (Denver, Colorado, October 6-7, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As suggested by a Colorado Academic Library Master Plan developed in 1982, a statewide conference that brought together academicians and librarians was held to explore the role of academic libraries in the information society. People came in teams of three from institutions and included library directors, academic vice presidents, and faculty…

Breivik, Patricia Senn, Ed.

436

Library and Information Science Research: Perspectives and Strategies for Improvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 28 essays in this collection provide an overview of research in library/information science (LIS), present a practical context of such research, and consider related issues and concerns. The essays are: (1) "The Elusive Nature of Research in LIS" (Peter Hernon); (2) "Guides to Conducting Research in Library and Information Science" (Ronald R.…

McClure, Charles R., Ed.; Hernon, Peter, Ed.

437

Peace Studies 1B03E Library Research  

E-print Network

, college and university students · Publishers are professional organizations, universities, research Studies 1B03E: Library Research Searching by topic: Tips & Tricks · Break your topic into keywordsPeace Studies 1B03E Library Research Olga Perkovic Mills Research Help 2nd floor - ext. 22533

Haykin, Simon

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lyons, Charles

2009-01-01

439

IFLA General Conference, 1990. Division of General Research Libraries: Open Forum; Section of National Libraries; Section of University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries; Section of Parliamentary Libraries. Booklet 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 16 reports in this collection were presented at an open forum on research libraries and meetings of three more specialized sections: (1) "Nature and Purpose of the Division of General Research Libraries" (Ernst Kohl); (2) "Objectives and Goals of the Section of Parliamentary Libraries" (Ernst Kohl); (3) "The IFLA (International Federation of…

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

440

Wells reserve research library: a use and user analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the collection of a small science library within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. It reviews the history, context, and existing constraints on its collection and development and suggests ways in which the library might overcome barriers in its effort to obtain grants for its expansion of print materials. The library plays a three-fold role in

Eleanor B. Angier; Kathleen M. Spahn; Anne K. Piergrossi

2006-01-01

441

URLs in the OPAC: Integrating or Disintegrating Research Libraries' Catalogs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research library catalogs serve as authoritative sources of access. The increasing practice of including Web sites in the catalog, resources not under the library's control, raises new issues of the catalog's accuracy and reliability. An analysis of ARL libraries' catalogs examined the persistence of cataloged URLs. Error rates ranged from a low…

Burke, Gerald; Germain, Carol Anne; Van Ullen, Mary K.

2003-01-01

442

URLs in the OPAC: Integrating or disintegrating research libraries' catalogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research library catalogs serve as authoritative sources of access. The increasing practice of including Web sites in the catalog, resources not under the library's control, raises new issues of the catalog's accuracy and reliability. An analysis of ARL libraries' catalogs examined the persistence of cataloged URLs. Error rates ranged from a low of 0% to an unacceptable high of 58.33%.

Gerald Burke; Carol Anne Germain; Mary K. Van Ullen

2003-01-01

443

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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"…

Seibert, Warren F.; And Others

444

House of Commons Library Research Papers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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."

Library., Great B.

1998-01-01

445

Teaching Research Service Pros and Cons The Academic Life  

E-print Network

Pros and Cons Motivation An academic job is a multi-faceted one. On the surface, it seems that all weTeaching Research Service Pros and Cons The Academic Life: What Does a Prof Really Do? John Stockie October 3, 2011 The Academic Life 1/13 #12;Teaching Research Service Pros and Cons Outline 1 Teaching 2

Stockie, John

446

Prioritizing academic library service quality indicators using fuzzy approach : Case study: libraries of Ferdowsi University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Fuzzy logic provides a useful tool for dealing with decisions in which the phenomena are imprecise and vague. The purpose of this paper is to prioritize the library service quality indicators from the student's point of view at Ferdowsi University, Iran, using this method. It also aims to identify the main indicators that help users satisfaction and consequently,

Reza Jamali; Hossein Sayyadi Tooranloo

2009-01-01

447

The Future of Libraries and Humanities Research: New Strategic Directions for the British Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveys the new directions for research in the humanities that are both under way and projected. Digital applications and collaborative partnerships are key elements. Discusses collaboration and partnership; new strategic directions for the British Library; the British Library's e-strategy; collaborative e-ventures in support of research and…

Brindley, Lynne

2002-01-01

448

The Academic Researcher Role: Enhancing Expectations and Improved Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article distinguishes between six tasks related to the academic researcher role: (1) networking; (2) collaboration; (3) managing research; (4) doing research; (5) publishing research; and (6) evaluation of research. Data drawn from surveys of academic staff, conducted in Norwegian universities over three decades, provide evidence that the…

Kyvik, Svein

2013-01-01

449

Value of Academic Libraries Page 93 WHAT TO DO NEXT  

E-print Network

areas: student enrollment, student retention and graduation rates, student success, student achievement, student learning, student engagement, faculty research productivity, faculty teaching, service to know whether they help their institution recruit the best possible students might seek to add questions

Oakleaf, Megan

450

Assessing an academic library collection through capacity and usage indicators: testing a multi-dimensional model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test a multi-dimensional model of indicators for collection evaluation (proposed in a previous paper by the authors) and to illustrate how to apply these indicators in practice. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An analytical study will be used to test the use of the multi-dimensional collection evaluation model to assess an academic library collection.

Jacqueline Borin; Hua Yi

2011-01-01

451

A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh

2013-01-01

452

Data Sharing: Academic Libraries and the Scholarly Enterprise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Technological advances have raised expectations for data sharing; and financial exigencies have brought the issue into sharper focus, especially as grant-funding institutions are beginning to require shared access to research results and the data that support them. These data are increasingly linked to publications and related resources, thereby…

Nicholson, Shawn W.; Bennett, Terrence B.

2011-01-01

453

Community and Academic Partnership for Health Sciences Research (CAPHSR)  

E-print Network

Club El Paso *Steering Committee 2 #12;2011 CAPHSR UTEP Academic Partners Candyce Berger Social WorkCommunity and Academic Partnership for Health Sciences Research (CAPHSR) 2011 Annual Report Purpose To create a sustainable infrastructure for a community and academic health science partnership that fosters

Ward, Karen

454

A Basic Library Research Unit Developed for Chemical Technology Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a unit developed to introduce chemical technology students to basic library research using the resources related to chemistry. The unit consists of a lecture on basic library organization, bibliography and abstracting, a lab with hands-on bibliographic searching, and a follow-up independent exercise in research. (BT)

Sullivan, Suzanne G.; Maier, Lawrence R.

1979-01-01

455

Teenage Users of Libraries: A Brief Overview of the Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the use of libraries by teenagers and considers implications from the research for practice. Topics include why teens use libraries; the librarian's role in reaching out to teens; teen reading; skills needed for information literacy; effects on student research, including attitudes and achievement levels; and use of technology,…

Loertscher, David V.; Woolls, Blanche

2002-01-01

456

Association of Research Libraries [ARL], Office of University Library Mangement Studies Seventh Annual Report, December 1977.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Office of University Library Management Studies (OMS) activities which are reviewed include providing member libraries with resources and services ranging from research and development programs to information collection and dissemination programs and training. In addition to conducting Management Skills Institutes and regional and special…

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

457

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

E-print Network

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...

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

2009-01-01

458

Hirschmann Mobility Among Academics of Highly Ranked EU Research Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

European universities have lost--and partially regained--key research academics to North American and other attractive university systems. EU efforts to reverse the cycle revolve around the establishment of an attractive European Research Area, within which future academic mobility--and commercial knowledge transmission--might be confined. This paper draws upon a survey of 1800 academics in 200 of Europe's most research-intensive universities to understand

Edward Bergman

2011-01-01

459

Microform Utilization: The Academic Library Environment. Report of Conference held at Denver, Colorado, 7-9 December 1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The use of microforms in academic environments has become a general source of concern to all those involved with it. To some extent, the issues underlying the concerns of these groups can be summarized as a question: How can an academic library achieve full benefit from microform media? To develop information and to probe the difficulties of…

Morrison, Alta Bradley, Ed.

460

Identifying Liaison Opportunities through Content Analysis: Academic Library Trends in the Ecological Society of America's Conference Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Science and technology librarians need to continually invest time into professional development activities to gain new skills relevant to the faculty and students they serve. Many academic libraries face diminishing budgets and have few travel dollars available for attendance at library and subject-specific conferences. This study determined that…

Conklin, Jamie L.

2013-01-01

461

Circulation Policies in Academic Medical Libraries: A Comparative Study of Allocation Strategies, Demographic Analysis, Service Offerings, and Implications for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of current academic medical library circulation polices and examine methods libraries utilize to meet patron needs. Key informants were selected from five states. Statistics regarding financial practices, users, services, space access, and circulation practices were collected via survey…

Whitehead, Michele L.; Gutierrez, Laura; Miller, Melody

2014-01-01

462

Restructuring Academic Libraries: Organizational Development in the Wake of Technological Change. ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 49.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a collection of 19 essays and case studies about the challenges libraries face today. It assesses a broad range of opportunities and achievements, and emphasizes both theory and practice. The essays are divided into six sections: (1) Introduction--"Restructuring Academic Libraries: Adjusting to Technological Change" (Charles A.…

Schwartz, Charles A., Ed.

463

Academic library beta testing of vendor system design and upgrade: Legal aspects and checklists of best practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Working relationships between vendors and academic libraries have extended from a traditional one of customer and bookseller to the testing of vendor-developed software. This extension has occurred since 1980, the last quarter century. What has changed since 2000 is the addition of tests of vendor\\/client interface informed by enterprise software that completely alters methodologies for accommodating library requirements for book

Sha Li Zhang; Ted D. Ayres; Marguerite McNair; John H. Williams

2007-01-01

464

LibStats : An open source online tool for collecting and reporting on statistics in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and practical applications of a highly configurable online tool – LibStats – licensed under GNU GPL, for collecting and reporting on statistics in the academic library, developed at the University of Queensland Library. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – LibStats – an online tool – was used to make quantitative and qualitative

Elizabeth Jordan

2008-01-01

465

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

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. When connecting from off-campus, sign in with your NetID. Research by Subject ­ Gender Studies: http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/womens Library) W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library (Douglas Library) Purchase Suggestions) to find materials (such as books, videos, journals, newspapers and government documents) available

Abolmaesumi, Purang

466

Research Links the Arts with Student Academic Gains  

Microsoft Academic Search

State and national accountability initiatives are forcing educational administrators to seek curricular interventions that will yield the greatest improvement in students' academic performance in the least amount of time. Though volumes of documentation regarding the value of the arts in education line the shelves of professional libraries and support for the arts as part of a comprehensive educational program is

David E. Gullatt

2007-01-01

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Trevitt, Chris

2008-01-01

468

YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES ANNUAL REPORT  

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the learning commons space in Scott Library. Improve student academic success: The Learning Commons Committee priorities, design services and guide resource allocations. Reconstruct the business of library instruction are designing novel approaches that integrate library research into the course to facilitate learning library

469

Resource Allocation Strategies in Doctoral/Research University (Extensive) Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to identify and understand the management of resources by library directors at 151 Public and Private Carnegie classified extensive university libraries in an environment of limited funding for higher education. This study examined the following research questions: 1. What resource allocation strategies are used by…

Blake Gonzalez, Barbara

2011-01-01

470

Planning Space for the Government Documents Collection in Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes views of government documents librarians interviewed during visits to 17 large research libraries throughout the United States in 1977. Information was gathered to alert the prospective planner of new or remodeled libraries to the special characteristics and problems of government documents collections and some alternative…

Reynolds, Catherine J.

471

A Creative Approach to the Research Paper: Combining Creative Writing with Academic Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a combination of a research essay and a creative writing assignment that encourages rigorous academic research while allowing students to get "outside the box" of traditional academic research papers. This assignment has five steps. The first two steps offer the chance to introduce academic research along with summary and…

Blue, Tim

2006-01-01

472

Academic Achievement Survey and Educational Assessment Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent "Nationwide academic achievement and study situation survey" was clearly influenced by the idea of "authentic assessment", an educational assessment perspective focused on "quality" and "engagement". However, when "performance assessment", the assessment method corresponding to this focus, is adopted in academic achievement surveys, it…

Tanaka, Koji

2009-01-01

473

Research activities and UK public libraries: past imperfect, future tense?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigates current research activities in public library services. Draws from interviews with 20 chief librarians. Findings reinforce earlier perceptions and data about research activities in the sector. Analysis explores factors such as research purpose, role of corporate strategy, limitations imposed by lack of suitably trained staff, support and funding. Presents evidence that research activity and method is largely confined to

Deborah Goodall

1998-01-01

474

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

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ďż˝ Gender Studies: http://library.queensu.ca/research/guide/womens-and-gender-studies A selective guide Collections and Music Library (Douglas Library) Purchase Suggestions The Library welcomes your suggestions, videos, journals, newspapers and government documents) available, in print and online, at Queen

Abolmaesumi, Purang

475

The Great Depression and Its Impact on an Emerging Research Library: The University of North Carolina Library, 1929-1941  

Microsoft Academic Search

After World War I, the library of the University of North Carolina developed into a research library serving a modern university. The dedication of a new library building in October 1929 celebrated this transformation, but the stock market crash and the Depression that followed inhibited further growth. State support plummeted, and the library struggled to build collections and provide services.

Eileen McGrath; Linda Jacobson

2011-01-01

476

The Great Depression and Its Impact on an Emerging Research Library: The University of North Carolina Library, 1929-1941  

Microsoft Academic Search

:After World War I, the library of the University of North Carolina developed into a research library serving a modern university. The dedication of a new library building in October 1929 celebrated this transformation, but the stock market crash and the Depression that followed inhibited further growth. State support plummeted, and the library struggled to build collections and provide services.

Eileen McGrath; Linda Jacobson

2011-01-01

477

Annotated Bibliography of Recent Research Related to Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an annotated bibliography of recent research related to academic advising. It includes research papers that focus on advising and a special section of the "Journal of Career Development" that is devoted to multicultural graduate advising relationships.

Mottarella, Karen, Comp.

2011-01-01

478

The Construction of Academic Time: Sub/Contracting Academic Labour in Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers a poststructuralist analysis of the UK higher education sector's academic division of labor, exploring some new contradictions from a contract researcher's standpoint. Raises political, social, and methodological questions about these divisions by exploring their class and gender dimensions. Too many academics remain silent about adverse…

Hey, Valerie

2001-01-01

479

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 123-130. January-August 1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics provide information on Colorado public library cards, public library use, Internet use by librarians, school library media centers, electronic services in academic libraries, and the role of information in entertainment. In 1995, Coloradans had 2.5 million library cards, and three times as…

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, 1997

1997-01-01

480

UNLV University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award Scoring Rubric Essay (20 pts)  

E-print Network

UNLV University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award Scoring Rubric 1 for evaluating #12;UNLV University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert Undergraduate Research Award Scoring Rubric 2

Hemmers, Oliver

481

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

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Aerospace Engineering Curriculum 221 Air and Space Studies 419 Alumni 10 Analytical Chemistry 348 for Multiphase Research 240 Center for Power Electronics Systems 24 Center for Services Research and Education Advanced STS options 284 Advisers 75 Advising and Learning Assistance Center 18 Aeronautics 212, 219

Varela, Carlos

482

Tracing and Tracking. Research Aids, Mail Services, and Inter-Library Loan for Small Libraries and Hometown Researchers. Volume I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Prepared to introduce the availability of services and publications from state organizations for those who conduct genealogical research from home, this directory lists the addresses or archives, genealogical societies, libraries, and historical societies...

S. Nimmo

1980-01-01

483

PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH  

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PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMIC RESEARCH SYSTEM AND POTENTIAL PROBLEMS: LESSONS- rowing of the labor market for post-docs wishing to pursue an academic career ­ will be developed by these issues, as they were greatly ins- pired by the American model? Will their "European culture" help them

484

An Applied Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Academic Advising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic advising research aids faculty members and advisors in detecting, explaining, and addressing macro-level trends beyond their local campus. It also helps legitimize the professional nature of academic advising, moving it beyond mere prescriptive models that focus on rules and course selection. Due to the erroneous belief that skills in…

Hurt, Robert L.; McLaughlin, Eric J.

2012-01-01

485

Postgraduate Research Students and Academic Integrity: "It's about Good Research Training"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from a study on academic integrity at Australian universities challenge the presumption that postgraduate research students have prior knowledge of academic integrity. A review of online academic integrity policy in 39 Australian universities found that one in five policies had no mention of higher degree by research (HDR) students.…

Mahmud, Saadia; Bretag, Tracey

2013-01-01

486

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

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Center 18 Aeronautics 202, 209 Aerospace Engineering Curriculum 211 Air and Space Studies 407 Air for Power Electronics Systems 22 Center for Services Research and Education (CSRE) 165 Center for Subsurface in Building Sciences Curriculum 112 Bachelor's Degree 73 Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering 146

Varela, Carlos

487

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

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Aeronautics 209, 216 Aerospace Engineering Curriculum 218 Air and Space Studies 415 Alumni 10 Analytical for Power Electronics Systems 22 Center for Services Research and Education (CSRE) 172 Center for Subsurface Engineering 153 Biochemistry 339 Biochemistry and Biophysics 335, 392 Biochemistry Minor for Chemistry Majors

Varela, Carlos

488

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

E-print Network

Advising and Learning Assistance Center 18 Aeronautics 210, 217 Aerospace Engineering Curriculum 219 Air for Microcontamination Control 23 Center for Multiphase Research 238 Center for Power Electronics Systems 23 Center and Space Studies 422 Alumni 10 Analytical Chemistry 351 Anthropology 284 Applied Geometry 380 Applied

Varela, Carlos

489

Motion Picture and Television Research Libraries in the Los Angeles Area.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the changes in the major motion picture research collections during the past 15 years and describes the contents of the five largest remaining ones: Twentieth Century-Fox Research Library, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Research Library, Burbank Public Library--Warner Research Collection, Universal City Studios Research Library, Walt Disney…

Dumaux, Sally

1979-01-01

490

Developing E-science and Research Services and Support at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries  

PubMed Central

This paper describes the development and implementation of e-science and research support services in the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) within the Academic Health Center (AHC) at the University of Minnesota (UMN). A review of the broader e-science initiatives within the UMN demonstrates the needs and opportunities that the University Libraries face while building knowledge, skills, and capacity to support e-research. These experiences are being used by the University Libraries administration and HSL to apply support for the growing needs of researchers in the health sciences. Several research areas that would benefit from enhanced e-science support are described. Plans to address the growing e-research needs of health sciences researchers are also discussed. PMID:23585706

Johnson, Layne M.; Butler, John T.; Johnston, Lisa R.

2013-01-01

491

Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000 {Early Release Tables}  

NSF Publications Database

Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000 [Early Release Tables] List of ... in advance of the annual report Academic Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2000. In ...

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Challenges in managing e-books collections in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on research into issues surrounding the collection management of e-books in tertiary education libraries in the UK. Focus groups were conducted with university librarians representing three disciplines—business and management; engineering; and health and medicine, and librarians in post-16 education. Semistructured interview schedules were employed, and the proceedings were recorded and transcribed. The research identified the types and

Chris Armstrong; Ray Lonsdale

2005-01-01

493

Public Library Service to Children and Teens: A Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines four significant unanswered questions related to children's and young adult services in public libraries. After reviewing the existing knowledge base that can serve as scaffolding for the needed research, the author suggests strategies for refining and implementing this research agenda. (Contains 62 references.) (Author/AEF)

Walter, Virginia A.

2003-01-01

494

British Library Research and Innovation Report 58 Towards a National Agency for Resource Discovery  

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British Library Research and Innovation Report 58 July 1997 Towards a National Agency for Resource) British Library Research and Innovation Centre July 1997 #12;British Library Research and Innovation Peter Brophy Shelagh Fisher Geoffrey Hare David Kay (Editor) British Library Research and Innovation

Carr, Leslie

495

Libraries and the Search for Academic Excellence. Proceedings of the Arden House Symposium (New York, New York, March 15-17, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the introductory paper Patricia Senn Breivik provides background information on and an overview of a national symposium. This introduction is followed by the full text of nine papers presented at the symposium: (1) "The Academic Library and Education for Leadership" (Major R. Owens, U.S. House of Representatives); (2) "Academic Libraries and…

1987

496

Prelude to a Digital Music Library at the Pennsylvania State University: Networking Audio for Academic Library Users.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the creation of a digital music library at Pennsylvania State University. Highlights include infrastructure, including hardware, software, and streaming technology; the digitization of library collections, including copyright considerations, long-term preservation of audio, and access through the library's online catalog; staffing; and…

Maple, Amanda; Henderson, Tona

2000-01-01

497

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 138-155. January 14 - November 11, 1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventeen issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics in Colorado highlight the following topics: the role of academic and public libraries in distance education; measures taken by public libraries with mill levies to exempt their income/expenditures from restrictions; after-school operations in library media centers; library media…

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, 1999

1999-01-01

498

Research Libraries and Cooperative Systems. Minutes of the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (88th, Seattle, Washington, May 6-7, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The May, 1976, Association of Research Libraries (ARL) meeting included a variety of presentations on library networks. Susan Martin defined various categories of automated library networks, reviewed potential functions of such networks, and discussed the implications for individual library operations. LeMoyne Anderson listed forces which are…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

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Japanese Manga in Translation and American Graphic Novels: A Preliminary Examination of the Collections in 44 Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

American graphic novels are increasingly recognized as high-quality literature and an interesting genre for academic study. Graphic novels of Japan, called manga, have established a strong foothold in American culture. This preliminary survey of 44 United States university libraries demonstrates that Japanese manga in translation are consistently collected at a lower rate than American graphic novels.

Glenn Masuchika; Gail Boldt

2010-01-01

500

Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Data File: Fiscal Year 2004. (Public Use). NCES 2007-343  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual describes the methods, procedures, techniques, and activities that were used to produce the Academic Library Survey of 2004 (ALS:2004). This manual is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the ALS data. Included in the manual are the following: (1) an overview of the study and its predecessor studies; (2) an…

Schmitt, Carl M.; O'Shae, Patricia; Vaden, Kaleen; Williams, Jeffrey W.

2007-01-01