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The Cost Function and Scale Economies in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This empirical research examined scale economies of academic research libraries and developed a total cost function for estimating economies of scale. Suggests that libraries in general, and academic research libraries in particular, are information provision organizations that provide multiproducts and multiservices. Findings indicate that slight…

Liu, Lewis G.

2003-01-01

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The Cost Function and Scale Economies in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This empirical research examined scale economies of academic research libraries that belong to the Association of Research Libraries and developed a total cost function for estimating economies of scale. Argues that libraries are information provision organizations that provide multiproducts and multiservices and compares this study with previous…

Liu, Lewis Guodo

2002-01-01

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Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Maura A. Smale

2010-01-01

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Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Maura A. Smale

2010-01-01

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Funding Computer-Assisted Reference in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Develops the argument that academic research libraries should use their materials budget to provide access to materials in all formats, including machine readable information in both locally available systems and commercially owned remote online databases. (CLB)

Beltran, Ann Bristow

1987-01-01

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Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smale, Maura A.

2010-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Kelly E.

2014-01-01

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Increasing the Visibility of the Library within the Academic Research Enterprise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries support their universities' goals of developing and maintaining successful research programs. As the information landscape and researcher practices change, recognition of the library's role in supporting research may be diminishing. This article will explore some aspects of the academic research enterprise and identify…

Healy, Annette M.

2010-01-01

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

E-print Network

UNLV Libraries Strategic Plan: July 2011 through June 2015 Vision The UNLV Libraries will define the new academic research library--bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods

Hemmers, Oliver

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The Role of the Academic Library in Facilitating Research: Perceptions of Postgraduate Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research is taking on increasing importance in universities and colleges. It is thus appropriate for academic libraries in these institutions to re-examine how they can play a more relevant role in facilitating research. The aim of this study was to examine the views of one group of stakeholders, the postgraduate students, on the role of the university library in helping

Diljit Singh

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna M. Van Scoyoc; Caroline Cason

2006-01-01

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Academic Library Reference Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This examination of the philosophy and objectives of academic library reference services provides an overview of the major reference approaches to fulfilling the following primary objectives of reference services: (1) providing accurate answers to patrons' questions and/or helping patrons find sources to pursue their research needs; (2) building…

Batt, Fred

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Long-Range Strategic Planning for Libraries & Information Resources in the Research University. The Final Report on a Research Program on the Future of the Academic Research Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report on a project at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on strategic planning for libraries and information resources in the research university begins with an introductory section on levels of consideration in planning; issues of current concern (effects of technology, economics of libraries, changes in the academic

California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

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Marketing Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

2013-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cain, Amanda

2002-01-01

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Resolved: Library Schools Do Not Meet Their Goals and Objectives in Training Academic Librarians to Perform Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic librarians who have faculty status must meet the same criteria for promotion and tenure as other faculty members, including doing research. However, library schools may not be training librarians adequately in the research skills required for entry level academic positions. In order to determine whether library schools in the United…

Anderson, David G.; Landram, Christina

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilstrap, Donald L.

2009-01-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, D. Grant; Fast, Karl V.

2004-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Rozum, B.; Wesolek, A.

2012-12-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stewart, Christopher

2010-01-01

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Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

2009-01-01

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Directory of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this directory is to identify and describe all academic library consortia in the continental United States that satisfy the following specified criteria for inclusion: participating institutions must be autonomous, more than half the members must be academic libraries, two or more libraries must be involved, library consortia must…

Delanoy, Diana D.; Caudra, Carlos, A.

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The Evolution and Reaffirmation of a Library Orientation Program in an Academic Research Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a result of a survey and cost analysis, it was found that audiotaped tour programs are the most successful means for introducing college freshmen to library physical layout and basic finding tools. This is proof of the continuing feasibility of the audiotaped tour's role as a foundation of library instruction. (JMV)

Du Mont, Mary J.; Schloman, Barbara F.

1995-01-01

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Subject Indexes vs. Original Documents as Research Sources: A Comparative Account of Text Construction and Use for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An adaptation of Heilprin's model of the path of propagation of human messages is used to explore the truism that more experienced academic researchers tend to go directly to the published literature, while less experienced researchers may rely more on such secondary sources as indexes and other library reference and bibliographic services. The…

Eichman, Thomas Lee

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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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Academic Libraries: Issues and Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses issues and trends affecting Canadian academic libraries that were major themes at the 1996 Canadian Library Association annual conference in Halifax (Nova Scotia). Topics include government funding decreases; restructuring in education and library services; consortia; library cooperation and collaboration; computer networks; interlibrary…

O'Brien, Leacy

1996-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Issues Facing Academic Library Consortia and Perceptions of Members of the Illinois Digital Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of consortia in academic libraries, specifically the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL), and describes a study conducted by the IDAL that investigated issues surrounding full text database research including stability of content, vendor communication, embargo periods, publisher concerns, quality of content, linking and…

Brooks, Sam; Dorst, Thomas J.

2002-01-01

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Handheld Libraries 101: Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kosturski, Kate; Skornia, Frank

2011-01-01

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

E-print Network

authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Effects of US Maize Ethanol on Global Land Use

Kammen, Daniel M.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sullivan, Maureen

2009-01-01

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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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Current Trends in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN THE LAST ISSUE of Library Trendsdevoted to reference services (Winter 1964), Everett Moore identified the chief concerns of academic reference librarians as specialization or nonspecialization, centralization or decentralization. He referred specifically to the organization of reference services in a general reference room or subject-specialized divisions, separate government documents departments or integration of docu- ments into the library's general collections,

THELMA FREIDES

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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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Selection for Digital Conversion in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How do academic libraries set about creating a body of knowledge and begin to convert traditional print collections to a digital format in order to satisfy what today's researchers want? This article examines previous methods of selection and collection building, and applies those supporting principles to today's collection-building efforts for…

De Stefano, Paula

2001-01-01

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Tour Trends in Academic ARL Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores tour trends in academic Association of Research Libraries (ARL), specifically examining the prevalence of several tour formats, including guided, self-guided, and virtual Web tours. Results from a survey conducted in November 2000 include statistical information about tour administration, audience, and structure, as well as perceptions of…

Oling, Lori; Mach, Michelle

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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Discovering Jewish Studies Collections in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taler, Izabella

2014-01-01

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Using Wikis in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

2009-01-01

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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

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Academic and Public Library Buildings, 1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three articles on library buildings present Library Journal's annual architectural survey of completed public and academic library buildings and library projects in progress; guidelines for leasing a shared library facility, and a description of a successful public library building project in Michigan are also discussed. (EM)

Fox, Bette-Lee; And Others

1986-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

2011-01-01

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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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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Engaging Ranchers in Market-Based Approaches authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.5.20 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological

Kurapov, Alexander

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Coverage Evaluation of the Academic Library Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) was established in 1966 to collect concise information on library resources, services, and expenditures for the entire population of academic libraries in the United States. The ALS is conducted every 2 years as a cooperative venture of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of…

Marston, Christopher C.

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Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kneip, Jason

2007-01-01

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The End of Institutional Repositories and the Beginning of Social Academic Research Service: An Enhanced Role for Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

As more and more universities establish Institutional Repositories (IR), awareness is developing about the limitations of IRs in enhancing the academic research service. The concept of an IR needs to be expanded to include the integration of the processes that transform intellectual endeavor into a broadening array of academic and research support services which are fundamentally social. These include, but

Stuart M Basefsky

2009-01-01

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Collection Development in Alabama's Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study of the collection development practices in five of Alabama's academic libraries shows that a variety of methods of collection building and management have emerged as a result of different traditions and emphases in the state's libraries supporting higher education. Its findings are the result of interview and questionnaire responses from librarians who have collection development responsibilities in academic

Linda McNair Cohen

1988-01-01

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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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Leadership of Academic Libraries: A Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiner, Sharon Gray

2003-01-01

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Revitalizing Traditional Information Literacy Instruction: Exploring Games in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Margino, Megan

2013-01-01

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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

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Work of the Web Weavers: Web Development in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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Academic Library Consortia in Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the example of the Virtual Library of Virginia, describes how library consortia are in a state of transformation as technology enables the development of virtual libraries while expanding opportunities for sharing printed works. (EV)

Alberico, Ralph

2002-01-01

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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

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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

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The Impact of Electronic Resources on Serial Cancellations and Remote Storage Decisions in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past, serial cancellations and storage decisions focused primarily on print resources. With the addition of electronic resources, librarians in large research institutions must now manage an integrated collection of both print and electronic formats. Explores the impact of electronic resources on decision decisions. Identifies criteria for…

Jaguszewski, Janice M.; Probst, Laura K.

2000-01-01

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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

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The Status of Academic Libraries in the United States. Results from the 1990 and 1992 Academic Library Surveys. Descriptive Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changing demands on academic libraries make it important to assess continuously the status of academic library resources and library operations. The Academic Library Survey (ALS), conducted periodically by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) since 1966, was designed to provide concise information on library resources, services, and…

Rossi, Robert J.; Daugherty, M. Shannon

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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

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Financial Implications of the Downs Report on Canadian Academic and Research Libraries. (Repercussions Financieres du Rapport Downs sur les Bibliotheques d'Universite et de Recherche au Canada); The Downs Report in Perspective; (Le Rapport Downs).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A report entitled "Resources of Canadian Academic and Research Libraries," by Robert B. Downs, (ED 019 095) was the subject of conference held in Montreal, in April 1968, sponsored by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries. This document consists of two key papers on…

Blackburn, Robert H.; Stuart-Stubbs, Basil

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Becoming an Academic Researcher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan

2014-01-01

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Utilization of Public Library Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shavit, David

71

Guidelines for Audiovisual Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Margaret Ann; And Others

1987-01-01

72

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Yong-Mi; Abbas, June

2010-01-01

73

LRS IV: The Library in its SocioCultural Context: Issues for Research and Practice Exploring Undergraduates' Academic Information Behaviours: The University Campus as an Informing Space  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries must strive to meet patrons' multifaceted information behaviours (e.g., quiet study; group activities) in university environments which are continually evolving to meet today's technological needs and possibilities. Wireless computing, the rise in e-books, 24-hour chat reference, and other recent advances are changing the ways that librarians and patrons engage in academic libraries. Simultaneously, undergraduate student populations are increasing

Lisa M. Given

74

Assessing instructional outcomes in Canadian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This article reports on a three-year study of information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries, focusing on the outcomes of instruction in terms of tests of information literacy skills and interviews with students that explored their experiences of information literacy instruction. Particular emphasis is given to investigating instructional effectiveness and assessing learning outcomes,with respect to identifying those institutional and

Heidi Julien; Stuart Boon

2004-01-01

75

Final Report on Phase II; Study of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phase II involves a case-study analysis of 15 selected consortia to help determine the usefulness and effectiveness of academic library consortia. The two major products resulting from the project are the "Directory of Academic Library Consortia" and the "Guidelines for the Development of Academic Library Consortia." The Phase II report presents…

Cuadra, Carlos A.; And Others

76

East-West Crossroads: Academic Libraries in Hong Kong.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This overview of academic libraries in Hong Kong highlights Chinese University, Hong Kong University, and Hong Kong Polytechnic. A history of Chinese University and its branch college libraries, library cooperation, and higher education in Hong Kong are noted. (EJS)

Cooper, Douglas

1983-01-01

77

Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

2004-01-01

78

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

79

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

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Academia: A Online Magazine and Resource for Academic Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1997-01-01

81

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

82

Academic and Special Libraries in Idaho. 1996/97 Directory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides a concise list of academic and special libraries in Idaho. Libraries are listed alphabetically, and include library contact name, title, telephone, fax number, and address. The directory also contains an alphabetical listing of the library contacts, which includes the name of the library where the person works and the…

Brandt, Sandy, Comp.

83

LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE  

E-print Network

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

California at Berkeley, University of

84

Phase I Final Report on Study of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

85

Beyond Library Walls: Embedding Librarians in Academic Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matava, Tobie; Coffey, Dan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey

2010-01-01

86

Supplement to the Directory of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1971, System Development Corporation (SDC) performed a study of academic library consortia, under contract to the U. S. Office of Education. The purpose of the study was to collect extensive information on existing academic library consortia and to develop a set of guidelines for planning, developing, operating, and evaluating a library

Mantius, Kean

87

"Best of the Best:" The ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the "Excellence in Academic Libraries" award in the university division from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Discusses the history of the award; results of the award; winning libraries as examples of excellence; cash award; and campus impact. (AEF)

Hardesty, Larry L.

2003-01-01

88

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

89

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Drake, Paul B.

2010-01-01

90

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.

91

University of Central Florida Libraries: Research Guides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many academic libraries pride themselves on their online research guides on a variety of interests, including comparative literature, chemistry, and dozens of other subjects. The University of Central Florida Libraries has just such a collection and it covers fourteen different topical areas, including Engineering, Florida, and Public Affairs & Law. Each of these areas contains additional subtopics, complete with detailed annotations and references. The Florida section is a true gem as it covers topics such as GLBTQ resources, cartography, and weather. Additionally, each heading also includes specific references to other digital collections created by the University of Central Florida Libraries.

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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.

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

E-print Network

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

Rosen, Jay

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

95

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

96

U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most academic libraries are members of at least one consortium, and many belong to multiple consortia. However, consortia vary widely in the services they offer and in how they are structured. This project, carried out in the fall of 2009, focused on a review of fifteen academic library consortia that: Included two-year colleges, either…

Guzzy, Judith E.

2010-01-01

97

Academic Libraries in Sichuan Province: An American Librarian's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes an exchange program between academic libraries in Sichuan Province and Washington State University, and discusses the Chinese approach to academic librarianship in the areas of management and personnel, access and circulation, automation, reference services, collection development and censorship, and library facilities. (CLB)

Nofsinger, Mary M.

1988-01-01

98

Open Access in China and Its Effect on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hu, Dehua; Luo, Aijing; Liu, Haixia

2013-01-01

99

Social Bookmarking in Academic Libraries: Trends and Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Redden, Carla S.

2010-01-01

100

Explaining User Satisfaction with Academic Libraries: Strategic Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Andaleeb, Syed Saad; Simmonds, Patience L.

1998-01-01

101

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

102

Academic Libraries: Achieving Excellence in Higher Education. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (6th, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 12-14, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings begin with four theme papers on civil rights, information technologies, the Information Society, and measures of success. Fifty-two contributed papers are then organized into seven broad subject areas: (1) academic librarianship (stereotypes of librarians, minority leadership, collegial leadership, curriculum reform, library

Kirk, Thomas, Ed.

103

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

104

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

105

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

E-print Network

Bioengineering 147 Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy 353 Computational Cognitive Modeling 254628 INDEX Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4 Academic Credit 84 Academic and Space Studies 422 Alumni 10 Analytical Chemistry 351 Anthropology 284 Applied Geometry 380 Applied

Varela, Carlos

106

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

E-print Network

Chemistry and Spectroscopy 349 Computational Cognitive Modeling 253 Computational Mechanics (Civil) 164625INDEX Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4 Academic Credit 84 Academic Aerospace Engineering Curriculum 221 Air and Space Studies 419 Alumni 10 Analytical Chemistry 348

Varela, Carlos

107

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

E-print Network

145 Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy 345 Computational Cognitive Modeling 248 ComputationalAcademic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4 Academic Credit 82 Academic Information Chemistry 343 Anthropology 278 Applied Geometry 372 Applied Mathematics curriculum 376 Applied Mechanics 216

Varela, Carlos

108

Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4  

E-print Network

Bioengineering 137 Computational Chemistry and Spectroscopy 338 Computational Cognitive Modeling 244600 INDEX Index Academic and Research Computing 16 Academic Calendar 4 Academic Credit 80 Academic Resources 146 Algorithm Design and Combinatorics 347 Alumni 10 Analytical Chemistry 337 Anthropology 272

Varela, Carlos

109

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

110

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

E-print Network

/educational test scores. Conduct test audits; identify test items that measure information literacy skills. Student. Augment national engagement surveys with information literacy or library questions. Augment senior and alumni surveys with information literacy or library questions (MacEachern 2001). Faculty Research

Oakleaf, Megan

111

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashcroft, Linda; McIvor, Stephanie

2001-01-01

112

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

113

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

114

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

115

The Peregrine Fund: Research Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

116

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

117

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

118

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

119

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hatfield, V. Sue, Ed.

121

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

122

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

2014-05-01

123

Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994  

NSF Publications Database

... Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994 Hypertext Format Academic Research Instruments ... 1994 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Academic Research Instruments:Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994 ...

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Academic Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994  

NSF Publications Database

... Research Instruments: Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994 Hypertext Format Academic Research Instruments ... 1994 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Academic Research Instruments:Expenditures 1993, Needs 1994

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Academic Library Consortium in Jordan: An Evaluation Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Due to the current financial and managerial difficulties that are encountered by libraries in public universities in Jordan and the geographical diffusion of these academic institutions, the idea of establishing a consortium was proposed by the Council of Higher Education to combine these libraries. This article reviews the reality of…

Ahmed, Mustafa H.; Suleiman, Raid Jameel

2013-01-01

126

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

127

Academic Libraries as Information Consumers: Implications for Policy Making.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the role of academic libraries in the face of rising costs and suggests implications for library policymaking. The nature and value of information are considered; pricing issues for serials, CD-ROM products, and online searching are described; and possible solutions are offered. (26 references) (LRW)

Martin, Marilyn J.

1991-01-01

128

Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sekyere, Kwabena

2011-01-01

129

The Shelving Unit: Practice and Administration in the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the various functions and operations of the shelving unit in the academic library, including staff organization, personnel selection, staff supervision, staff morale, staff training, administrative tools, and equipment utilized. The practical experiences of the shelving unit of the M. D. Anderson Library of the University of…

Yorke, Holbrook W.

130

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

131

Changing Services and Space at an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on how an academic library managed changes in services and space to meet customer needs for streamlined services, increasing efficiency for students, faculty and staff in finding, analyzing, sharing, and producing knowledge. The Ohio State University's John A. Prior Health Sciences Library (PHSL) has merged its circulation and…

Bradigan, Pamela S.; Rodman, Ruey L.

2006-01-01

132

Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dudung Gumilar; Ian M. Johnson

1995-01-01

133

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

134

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phillips, Nancy Kim

2011-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie

2014-01-01

136

Developing a Content Strategy for an Academic Library Website  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blakiston, Rebecca

2013-01-01

137

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

138

Topics and features of academic medical library tutorials.  

PubMed

In a 2007 study, librarians at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library examined freely available online tutorials on academic medical library Web sites. The team identified tutorial topics, determined common design features, and assessed elements of active learning in library-created tutorials; the team also generated a list of third-party tutorials to which medical libraries link. This article updates the earlier study, describing changes and trends in tutorial content and design on medical libraries' Web sites; the project team plans to continue to track trends in tutorial development by repeating this study annually. PMID:19042720

Anderson, Rozalynd P; Wilson, Steven P; Yeh, Felicia; Phillips, Betty; Livingston, Mary Briget

2008-01-01

139

"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

140

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Grimes, Marybeth F.; Grimes, Paul W.

2008-01-01

141

Library Research: Luxury or Necessity?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maguire, Carmel

2011-01-01

142

Academic Library Development Program: A Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a 1975-1976 comprehensive review of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library undertaken by staff members. Data and information were gathered from faculty, student, and library surveys, interviews, and by task forces in the areas of management and structural processes, human resources, library

North Carolina Univ., Charlotte. J. Murrey Atkins Library.

143

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

144

ALiNUS: Academic Library Newsletters in the United States  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1999-01-01

145

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

146

ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 242  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2005-01-01

147

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

148

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

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…

Association of Research Libraries, 2007

2007-01-01

149

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

150

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

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.

2008-01-01

151

NORTHERN BC ARCHIVES WELLER LIBRARY NBCA Research Guide  

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

Northern British Columbia, University of

152

Circulation of core collection monographs in an academic medical library  

PubMed Central

Academic medical librarians responsible for monograph acquisition face a challenging task. From the plethora of medical monographs published each year, academic medical librarians must select those most useful to their patrons. Unfortunately, none of the selection tools available to medical librarians are specifically intended to assist academic librarians with medical monograph selection. The few short core collection lists that are available are intended for use in the small hospital or internal medicine department library. As these are the only selection tools available, however, many academic medical librarians spend considerable time reviewing these collection lists and place heavy emphasis on the acquisition of listed books. The study reported here was initiated to determine whether the circulation of listed books in an academic library justified the emphasis placed on the acquisition of these books. Circulation statistics for “listed” and “nonlisted” books in the hematology (WH) section of Indiana University School of Medicine's Ruth Lilly Medical Library were studied. The average circulation figures for listed books were nearly two times as high as the corresponding figures for the WH books in general. These data support the policies of those academic medical libraries that place a high priority on collection of listed books. PMID:11337947

Schmidt, Cynthia M.; Eckerman, Nancy L.

2001-01-01

153

Incorporating Library School Interns on Academic Library Subject Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

154

LIBRARY RESEARCH QUICK START  

E-print Network

://thenewsjunkie.com/2011/06/inside-the-deep-web-my-journey-through-the-new-underground/ #12;Reviewed sources Not filtered-journal article Lambeth, Benjamin S. 1997. "The Technology Revolution in Air Warfare." Survival 39, no. 1: 65 on another person's work, you must document the source you used." University of California, Berkeley Library

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Platt, Jessica; Platt, Tyson L.

2013-01-01

156

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

157

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

158

Performance Assessment Model for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a conceptual framework for the development of a management information system including performance assessment components for linking institutional goals, library performance, and library management decision making. The operational methodology required to evaluate resource allocations consistent with aggregate user needs and delineated…

Bommer, Michael R.; And Others

1979-01-01

159

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

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

MacAdam, Keith

160

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."

161

Internet Access and End-User Needs: Computer Use in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a computer use survey that investigated users' search behavior in an academic library, specifically how they approached their research needs using online resources. Discusses the variety of sources accessed, requests for assistance, and satisfaction with results; concludes that searches are not always effective; and considers how to…

Schwartz, Jennifer

2002-01-01

162

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

163

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

PubMed Central

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

Schulte, Stephanie J

2011-01-01

164

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

165

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

166

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented herein are data that describe collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 65 medical libraries at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions throughout North America. In 2005-06, the reporting health sciences libraries held a median of 245,212 volumes, spent a total of $239,944,918, and employed 2,524 FTE…

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

2007-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on network activity among university and other general research libraries and information centers presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "The Principles of the Relationship Between National and University Library Collections as a Basis for a Network" by K. W. Humphreys (United…

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

168

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

169

Survey of Academic Library Consortia in the U.S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the survey methodology, the findings, and two major products of a 1970 nationwide study of academic library consortia. The study involved a questionnaire survey to identify and describe all known consortia, and a case-study analysis of 15 selected consortia. (11 references) (Author/SJ)

Cuadra, Carlos A.; Patrick, Ruth J.

1972-01-01

170

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

171

Video-Based Information Systems in Academic Library Media Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

GEORGE L. ABBOTT

172

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

173

Going Digital: The Transformation of Scholarly Communication and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunlap, Isaac Hunter

2008-01-01

174

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

175

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Donald E. Riggs

1997-01-01

176

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

177

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

178

Copyright and the Need for Academic Libraries To Educate Patrons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bay, Mark T.

179

Circulating Laptops: Lessons Learned in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sharpe, Paul A.

2009-01-01

180

Faculty Publications Databases in Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of 172 academic health sciences libraries was conducted to determine how many have databases of faculty publications and what their databases are like. Of 128 respondents, only thirty-two have faculty publications databases. The majority of those who have them maintain comprehensive databases using commercial bibliographic software running on individual workstations. Only two institutions maintain databases containing exclusively journal

Renee Mansheim; JoLinda L. Thompson

1995-01-01

181

E-Book Purchasing Best Practices for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simon, Jason C.

2014-01-01

182

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

183

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

184

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet: Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet is divided into sections designed to identify current trends and the changing roles in academic librarianship today. Items listed under State of Affairs identify trends throughout institutions, targeting specific situations from which both administrators and librarians can gain a new perspective about…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.

185

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

186

Edinburgh Research Explorer Research Data Management: Edinburgh University Library  

E-print Network

Edinburgh Research Explorer Research Data Management: Edinburgh University Library Experience Citation for published version: Lewis, S 2014, 'Research Data Management: Edinburgh University Library Management Edinburgh University Library Experience #12; Overview · ­ A li

Millar, Andrew J.

187

Rx for Ailing Academic Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the findings of the White House Science Council's survey of the condition of the United States university-research community. Indicates the problems that threaten the quality of academic research and outlines recommendations for its improvement. Funding changes, tax credits, and scholarships are among the panel's suggestions. (ML)

Raloff, Janet

1986-01-01

188

Embedded Services in Chinese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

189

Online Bibliometrics in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of periodicals usage conducted at I.D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota, used computerized databases to isolate journals important to individual departments and establish criteria for periodical subscription budget cuts. Three search methods used and costs incurred are outlined. Four references and search examples are provided.…

Sprules, Marcia L.

1983-01-01

190

Academic Research Enhancement Award  

Cancer.gov

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

191

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

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Female White-tailed Deer Survival Across should be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;Female White-tailed Deer Survival, Brookings 57007 ABSTRACT.--Survival and cause-specific mortality of female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus

192

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Richard K.

2007-01-01

193

Library Research Methods Divinity Graduate Students  

E-print Network

Library Research Methods Divinity Graduate Students Info Lit @ Mac Peggy Findlay Liaison Librarian Mills Research Help 2nd floor - ext. 26005 findlay@mcmaster.ca Email library@mcmaster.ca Chat Mon-Fri, 11 am-3 pm MSN library@mcmaster.ca AOL and Yahoo Messenger Maclibraries September 2007 Library

Haykin, Simon

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2009-01-01

195

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

196

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).

197

Academic Research Integration System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Surugiu, Iula; Velicano, Manole

2008-01-01

198

Humanities Scholarship and the Research Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses humanities scholarship from the research library's perspective. Topics include reference versus citation; bibliographic authority and authority control; library collection development which reflects a variety of research methodologies; retention policies; and the derivative nature of reference and citation.(LRW)

Atkinson, Ross

1995-01-01

199

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

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gould, Thomas H.P.

2011-01-01

201

Library Research Support in Queensland: A Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

202

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

203

Academic Research Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Semiconductor Laser Group within RLE addresses science and technology questions that arise during the development and application of new device technologies. During the last year the research results from the group have included: • Models for noise in various semiconductor lasers were developed. The devices studied included: o Surface emitting lasers o Quantum cascade lasers o Mode-locked semiconductor lasers.

Rajeev J. Ram; Holger Schmidt; Elizabeth Bruce; Mathew C. Abraham; Song-Ho Cho; George Cragg; Harry L. T. Lee; Tom Liptay; Peter Mayer; Farhan Rana; Margaret Wang; Brian Goldberg

204

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

205

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

206

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Zhonghong

2009-01-01

207

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

208

Resource Sharing and Coordinated Collection Development in the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1982 the Council of Librarians of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) recommended the establishment of a cooperative network of the state's academic libraries. The creation of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) arose out of the need to correct historical deficiencies in the library collections supporting graduate education as well as to establish a mechanism for

Linda McNair Cohen

1988-01-01

209

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

210

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

211

A Statewide Information Databases Program: What Difference Does It Make to Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) launched Oklahoma's statewide database program in 1997. For the state's academic libraries, the program extended access to information, increased database use, and fostered positive relationships among ODL, academic libraries, and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), creating a more…

Lester, June; Wallace, Danny P.

2004-01-01

212

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Krasulski, Michael J.; Bell, Steven J.

2010-01-01

213

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.

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Understanding Chinese TEFL Academics' Capacity for Research  

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

Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter

2011-01-01

215

From the front line: information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports on data collected from an on-going Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded study of information literacy and bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries. The goal of this three-year study is to identify instructional outcomes and characterize successful instruction from the perspectives of the institutions providing that instruction (particularly the librarian- instructors), and the students receiving the instruction. Focuses

Heidi Julien; Stuart Boon

2002-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2004-01-01

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2005-01-01

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Baughman, M. Sue, Ed.

2012-01-01

219

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2010-01-01

220

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

221

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2009-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

224

Library and Information Science Practitioners and Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need for research in the field of library and information science and describes results of questionnaires sent to library association members that investigated how many practitioners read at least one research journal, how many read research-based articles, how many apply research results to professional practices, and how many…

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

2002-01-01

225

The Mixed-Method Library: Qualitative Research and the Future of Assessment in Higher Dr. Donna M. Lanclos, Associate Professor for Anthropological Research, J. Murrey  

E-print Network

The Mixed-Method Library: Qualitative Research and the Future of Assessment in Higher Education. Dr the broader implications of committing full-time work to qualitative research in a library policy context communication in the 21st century. Qualitative researchers employed in academic libraries are often positioned

Rosen, Jay

226

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lindquist, Thea; Gilman, Todd

2008-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilman, Todd; Lindquist, Thea

2010-01-01

229

The Automation Inventory of Research Libraries, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This inventory provides profiles, tables, and listings describing automated library activities at 117 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions. For the first time, the inventory includes analyses of aggregate information from individual library profiles. The analyses are divided into four categories that reflect primarily bibliographic…

Sitts, Maxine K., Ed.

230

Research on Library Science in Poland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The controversy regarding library science as a separate branch of science in Poland is reviewed. In People's Poland, work in the field of library science has adopted the features of collective research. This is due to the unprecedented increase in the number of libraries, book collections and readers as well as changes in the methods of examining…

Kolodziejska, Jadwiga

231

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

232

A Student's Guide to Effective Library Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to introduce the college student to library research and information use skills, this guide begins with an initial survey of the topic and progresses to how to write a report. It is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction to Library Research; (2) Analyzing Your Subject and Beginning Your Research Plan; (3) Gathering…

Wesley, Threasa L.

233

Library and information science practitioners and research  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2002-01-01

234

Recreational Reading of International Students in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bordonaro, Karen

2011-01-01

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kenney, Anne R.; Stam, Deirdre C.

236

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Darch, Colin; Underwood, Peter G.

1999-01-01

237

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

238

Content Generation and Social Network Interaction within Academic Library Facebook Pages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Witte, Ginna Gauntner

2014-01-01

239

Reviews, Holdings, and Presses and Publishers in Academic Library Book Acquisitions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of academic library book acquisition reviews pertinent literature on book reviews, book selection, and evaluation and proposes a model for academic library book acquisition using a two-year relational database file of approval plan records. Defines a core collection for the California State University system, and characterizes…

Calhoun, John C.

2001-01-01

240

Library+  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses possible future directions for academic libraries in the post Web/Library 2.0 world. These possible directions include areas such as data literacy, linked data sets, and opportunities for libraries in support of digital humanities. The author provides a brief sketch of the background information regarding the topics and…

Merrill, Alex

2011-01-01

241

Study Abroad Programs: A Golden Opportunity for Academic Library Engagement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Denda, Kayo

2013-01-01

242

Survey of the State of Audio Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

243

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savova, Maria; Garsia, Matthew

2012-01-01

244

Viewpoint: Military direction of academic CS research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most computer scientists know that the Department of Defense (DOD) supplies most of the funds for academic research, but few know how profoundly the funding situation has changed over the last decade. In 1976 most basic research in academic computer science was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) [see Figure 1]. In 1985 NSF's \\

Clark Thompson

1986-01-01

245

Academic Library Finance, 1970-1985: A Review of the Literature.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as a preliminary, literature-based study for a larger work in progress, this report summarizes the financial condition of academic libraries during the critical period from 1970 through the mid-1980's. The paper examines and addresses the issues which arose as libraries emerged from the 1960's, a time of unprecedented growth in library

Evans, John E.

246

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashmore, Beth; Morris, Sara E.

2002-01-01

247

How Library Paraprofessionals in Academic Institutions Can Benefit from Distance Education Opportunities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the proliferation of distance education courses in the field of library and information science today, academic library paraprofessionals have the means to continue their education while continuing to be productive in their jobs. Courses can be taken online through institutions and organizations such as library schools, community colleges,…

Dye, Judith

2005-01-01

248

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

249

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moorcroft, Heather

2009-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hardesty, Larry, Ed.

251

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

252

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

253

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

254

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

255

What Students Want: Generation Y and the Changing Function of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the results of a 2003 undergraduate library user survey as a case study of Generation Y. Survey data support four main traits attributed to Generation Y, which are discussed within the context of library use and satisfaction. Implications for future directions in academic library services based on the new ways Generation Y…

Gardner, Susan; Eng, Susanna

2005-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Library Research Service, 2009

2009-01-01

258

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

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

259

Realistic Library Research Methods: Bibliographic Sources Annotated.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide gives an overview of basic library research methods with emphasis upon developing an understanding of library organization and professional services. Commonly used bibliographic techniques are described for various published and unpublished, print and nonprint materials. Standard reference sources (bibliographies, encyclopedias, annual…

Kushon, Susan G.; Wells, Bernice

260

Guide to Library Research in Chicano Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to acquaint persons conducting library research in Chicano Studies with the numerous reference materials found in the University Library at the University of California-Santa Barbara, the manual provides information on the Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque, relevant subject headings, and a useful search strategy. The Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque,…

Guerena, Salvador; Gonzales, Raquel Quiroz

261

Guide to Library Research in Chicano Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to acquaint persons conducting library research in Chicano Studies with the reference materials found in the University Library at the University of California-Santa Barbara, the manual provides information on the Coleccion Tloque Nahuaque, relevant subject headings, and a useful search strategy. Resources, staff, assigned reading…

Guerena, Salvador; Gonzalez, Raquel Quiroz

262

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 2002  

NSF Publications Database

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

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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 ... Research and Development Expenditures: Fiscal Year 2001 Portable Document Format (.pdf) Academic ...

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Basic Research in Atkins Library. A Research Guide and Workbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook is designed to help students at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte acquire basic research skills in using a university library. The workbook is divided into 10 sections: (1) Finding Books in Atkins Library; (2) Library of Congress Subject Headings; (3) Searching ALADDIN (the online catalog); (4) Searching a Subject; (5) Call…

Van Noate, Judith

266

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

267

Positioning Academic Libraries For The Future: A Process And Strategy For Organizational Transformation  

E-print Network

, had extensive experience with KU Libraries staff and was familiar both with the nature of library work and library culture. Her experience in conducting organizational studies and group facilitation was instrumental in developing ORT processes...POSITIONING ACADEMIC LIBRARIES FOR THE FUTURE: A PROCESS AND STRATEGY FOR ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION Erin L. Ellis Brian Rosenblum John Stratton Kathleen Ames-Stratton University of Kansas, United States Author Contact: eellis@ku.edu Abstract...

Ellis, Erin L.; Rosenblum, Brian; Stratton, John M.; Ames-Stratton, Kathleen

2014-06-16

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Regazzi, John J.

2012-01-01

269

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

E-print Network

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

Escolano, Francisco

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

271

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.

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Soojung; DeCoster, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

273

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

E-print Network

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

Wall, Diana

274

Benchmarking and Its Relevance to the Library and Information Sector. Interim Findings of "Best Practice Benchmarking in the Library and Information Sector," a British Library Research and Development Department Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This British Library Research and Development Department study assesses current activities and attitudes toward quality management in library and information services (LIS) in the academic sector as well as the commercial/industrial sector. Definitions and types of benchmarking are described, and the relevance of benchmarking to LIS is evaluated.…

Kinnell, Margaret; Garrod, Penny

275

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

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

276

Cornell Law Library Legal Research Guides  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This metasite, recently created by Jean Wenger of the Cornell University Law Library, contains annotated pointers in four major topical areas at this time: foreign law, international law, US government sources, and topical resources. Each area is further subdivided. Selection criteria is clearly stated; authority information for many of the resources is available. This growing site joins five other Cornell Law Library legal research guides to create a powerful law reference tool of Internet, other electronic, and print resources.

1998-01-01

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Peters, Madalienne; Roybal, Suzanne

2011-01-01

278

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

279

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

280

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hitchingham, Eileen E.

281

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwarz, Philip J.

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hudomalj, Emil; Jauk, Avgust

2006-01-01

283

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

284

The History and Development of Academic Library Consortia in the United States: An Overview.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores library consortia in the United States with particular focus on academic libraries. Highlights include the history of early consortia; economic issues, including sharing resources and cost savings; types of consortia, including regional, statewide, and those with a focus on automation; and groups of consortia. (Author/LRW)

Bostick, Sharon L.

2001-01-01

285

Managing Electronic Resources: A Survey of Current Practices in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports results of an online survey that examined practices and procedures in the management of electronic resources in 65 academic library reference departments. Responses are related to: (1) student population; (2) library use by community people; (3) number of public access workstations, workstations with World Wide Web access,…

Shaw, Beth Hansen

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

2001-01-01

287

Hard Times in Technical Services: How Do Academic Libraries Manage? A Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new century has seen particularly difficult economic circumstances for many libraries. While academic libraries in public colleges and universities may not be cut directly by government funding agencies, they are still vulnerable to budget shortfalls affecting their parent institutions. Due to the need to keep public services areas fully staffed, technical services departments may be especially hard hit by

Kathleen L. Wells

2004-01-01

288

A Time-Series Model for Academic Library Data Using Intervention Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of methods for gathering journal use information in academic libraries (for retention decisions) highlights an 8.4-year time-series of weekly library journal pickup data. Use of the autocorrelation function, spectral analysis, and intervention analysis is described.(LRW)

Naylor, Maiken; Walsh, Kathleen

1994-01-01

289

Balancing Evolving "Real" and "Virtual" Patron Needs: A Challenge for Access Services in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries are at a crossroads, facing increasing competition from other student services within their institutions and from commercial entities that duplicate their services. Examining some broader trends in education leads to suggestions as to how libraries might re-examine legacy services and assumptions and consider new directions.…

Croft, Janet Brennan

2005-01-01

290

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubbeld, Catherine E.

1991-01-01

291

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

292

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

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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.  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. THE TRILL OF THE CHASE: EASTERN CHIPMUNKS CALL of Mammalogy, 83(2):546­552, 2002 THE TRILL OF THE CHASE: EASTERN CHIPMUNKS CALL TO WARN KIN KAREN BURKE DA-0338 Present address of JdS: MCNC, 3021 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 The trill

Dever, Jennifer A.

294

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

295

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

296

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

297

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

298

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

299

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

300

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

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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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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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.1899/12-102.1 BioOne (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological bacteria convert atmospheric N2 gas to biologically available forms, yet N limits primary production, and Kimball Creeks, Wyoming, via 6-wk nutrient amendments with nutrient-diffusing substrata. Fe and Mo

Hall Jr., Robert O.

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. 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of all the urine samples were acquired'' in humans exposed to radiation. g 2011 by Radiation Research Society INTRODUCTION As the threat of terrorism increases globally, the possibility of a radiological attack in a public place is of great concern

Brenner, David Jonathan

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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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.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 by nonprofit (Sukontason et al. 2004). Tradition- ally, insecticides commonly are applied for suppress- ing house Ă?y

Tomberlin, Jeff

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

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

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

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

LeRoy, Carri J.

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for colonization and succession (White, fungal symbionts, ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF), that influ- ence host plant was correlated with fire severity. Fungal richness and relative frequent wildfires, mycorrhizal fungi in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Resilience of Arctic Mycorrhizal Fungal

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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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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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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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, Jeffrey L. Poet Source: Bios, 81(1):1-6. 2010. Published By: Beta Beta Beta Biological Society DOI: 10. Research in synthetic biology has impor- tant applications in medicine, technology, energy. Malcolm Campbell2, Laurie J. Heyer3, Jeffrey L. Poet4 1Missouri Western State University, Department

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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BioOne sees sustainable scholarly publishing as an inherently collaborative enterprise connecting.1899/08-004.1 BioOne (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

Turner, Monica G.

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

MacDonald, Lee

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One (www.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological from larvae, and one species of tachinid Ă?y (Chrysodoria sp.) emerged from pupae. The dominant larval at this market could represent a potential incursion threat to coastal Hass avocado production regions in Peru

Hoddle, Mark S.

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threat to human health, and buried human waste can be expected to emerge at the glacier surface within.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences a simple flow model Corresponding author: to predict the time and place that human waste will emerge

Loso, Michael G.

318

Student Assistant Training in a Small Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

At Valparaiso University's main library, the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources (formerly the Moellering Library), student employees are an integral part of day-to-day operations. Students work at the reference desk and must be able to handle reference questions. Since the fall 2000 semester, the Reference Services Librarian…

Connell, Ruth Sara; Mileham, Patricia J.

2006-01-01

319

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

320

Academic Library Web Sites and Distance Education: A Content Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on college and university library services provided to distance education students and a content analysis of library Web sites. The Web sites chosen were categorized by the amount of distance education the institution offered to students. Results indicated that the size of the institution had the strongest correlation to library

Jurkowski, Odin L.

2004-01-01

321

State Library Agencies and Member Libraries of the Association of Research Libraries. Final Report of Two Surveys.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State Library Agencies (SLAs) and library members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were surveyed to collect data from potential audiences for American Memory products to assist the planners for this Library of Congress (LC) project. This summary report briefly explains the purpose of the surveys; describes the survey methodology and…

Chobot, Mary C.

322

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

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

PubMed

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

Jankowski, T A; Martin, E R

1994-10-01

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

PubMed Central

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

Jankowski, T A; Martin, E R

1994-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

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Library Research Skills Evaluation. Report of ENG 112.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Fall 1984, the Library User Education (LUE) coordinator of Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University introduced a library research skills component to a writing course required of all undergraduate students. The component consisted of two parts: a self-guided tour with questions, and basic library research skills guides with worksheets…

Gratch, Bonnie; York, Charlene

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horta, Hugo

2013-01-01

329

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

E-print Network

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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brodie, Maxine

331

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

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Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Slide Libraries: A Guide for Academic Institutions and Museums.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Irvine, Betty Jo

335

The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

336

The Academic Library as a Full-Service Information Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Information Center (IC) evolved to take control of technology, to integrate the library's growing collection of networked resources with its service mission, to build a team of personnel committed to the success of the IC, and to integrate assessment into the cycle of change at the Mansfield Library.

Samson, Sue; Oelz, Erling

2005-01-01

337

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hong Wang

2006-01-01

338

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

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Creating Knowledge Facilities for Knowledge Work in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the work of a planning group of staff from across the library representing both technical and public services, a new facility called the Knowledge Navigation Center (KNC) opened. No positions were dedicated specifically to the KNC. Located in the Harland Hatcher Graduate Library, the center housed seven workstations and a mix of Macintosh and Windows platforms with an

Barbara MacAdam

1998-01-01

340

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

341

Special Collections Research Center: George Washington University Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Special Collections Research Center at George Washington UniversityâÂÂs Gelman Library seeks to âÂÂcollect, preserve, and make accessible primary resources and rare or unique materialsâ to researchers around the world, regardless of academic or institutional affiliation. To better understand the Collections, begin with the short video on the homepage, which provides an overview of the centerâÂÂs mission, philosophy, and current holdings. The American Labor History collection is particularly noteworthy. Not only does the collection include political cartoons and memos from the labor and civil rights movements in its assortment, but a handy Labor History topic page is provided for searching facilitation. Next, take a look at Access and Use for information on how to request materials. The Collections page conveniently lists the scope of the Collections by category, including Washingtoniana, American Labor History, and many others. â¨

342

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

2010-01-01

343

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

344

Job rotation in academic libraries: the situation in a Nigerian university library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports a study of staff opinion concerning job rotation at the University of Ilorin Library. Data were gathered using a questionnaire. It was found that the reaction to the possible introduction of job rotation was generally positive. It is suggested that the library manager should consider the introduction of a policy of job rotation policy in the library and indicates

Richard Olorunsola

2000-01-01

345

Library iTour: Introducing the iPod Generation to the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cairns, Virginia; Dean, Toni C.

2009-01-01

346

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN LIBRARY & INFORMATION  

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

Carr, Leslie

347

Advanced Academic Literacy and the Role of Academic Editors in Research Writing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advanced academic literacy often underscores the role of faculty as supervisors and examiners in research and thesis writing processes. Academic editors are unfortunately often not mentioned in these socialization processes. The aim of this paper is to underscore the role of this group of professionals in advanced academic literacy, as it particularly pertains to graduate research writing. I draw on

Joseph Benjamin Afful

2009-01-01

348

Use, Mis-Use, and Non-Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The eleven conference papers emphasize the need for research into the "why" and the "who" of the library non-user. Attitudes and environmental factors contributing to non-use are: (1) lack of student motivation by pre-college experience with libraries; (2) failure of instructors to utilize the library except as a reserve collection, (3) failure of…

New York Library Association, New York.

349

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

350

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

SciTech Connect

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

Luce, R.E.

1994-10-01

351

Information Literacy and Higher Education: Placing the Academic Library in the Center of a Comprehensive Solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article seeks a comprehensive approach to information literacy instruction. The author suggests a programmatic solution that ensures that every undergraduate is provided information literacy instruction before graduation. The recommended process anticipates an eventual evolution of the academic library into a bonafide teaching department.

Edward K Owusu-Ansah

2004-01-01

352

Realizing the Potential of Information Resources: Information, Technology, and Services. Track 8: Academic Computing and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight papers are presented from the 1995 CAUSE conference track on academic computing and library issues faced by managers of information technology at colleges and universities. The papers include: (1) "Where's the Beef?: Implementation of Discipline-Specific Training on Internet Resources" (Priscilla Hancock and others); (2) "'What I Really Want…

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

353

Hanging Together To Avoid Hanging Separately: Opportunities for Academic Libraries and Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses academic library consortia, examines types of consortia, and presents three case histories (OhioLINK, PALCI and CIC). Highlights include economic competition; changes in information access and delivery; growth of information technology; quality improvement; and future strategies, including pricing models for electronic information,…

Allen, Barbara McFadden; Hirshon, Arnold

1998-01-01

354

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walters, William H.

2013-01-01

355

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

356

Making the Transition from Print to Electronic Serial Collections: A New Model for Academic Chemistry Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes a new model for an academic chemistry library based on experiences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in which primary access to journals is electronic and print journals are archived unbound in a remote storage facility following local access for one year. Discusses results of a feasibility study. (Author/LRW)

Chrzastowski, Tina E.

2003-01-01

357

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

358

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

359

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

360

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

361

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…

Black, Elizabeth L.

2009-01-01

362

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virtual Reference Services (VRS) have high user satisfaction. The main problem is its low usage. We surveyed 100 academic library web sites to understand how VRS are presented. We then conducted a usability study to further test an active VRS model regarding its effectiveness.

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

2011-01-01

363

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

364

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.

365

National Wetlands Research Center: Library Digital Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Sex Structuring in Academic Libraries: Searching for Explanations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of 357 academic librarians concludes that, even when professional characteristics (education, experience, publications, professional activity) are equal, women do not hold administrative positions in proportion to their numbers. Educational attainment is most important factor in reducing magnitude of relationship between sex and type of…

Swisher, Robert; Du Mont, Rosemary Ruhig

1984-01-01

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HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

E-print Network

NOAA EPP funded REU intern this summer. Other summer internships at HMSC: COSEE PP PRIME: 3 community schedule Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars for Undergraduates: 3 interns for 10 weeks Concern about for academic advisors to see what they (REU interns) are actually doing, possibly a blog. · Summer Program

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"New Blood" and Managerial Potential in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of study comparing first career, second career, and alternative career academic librarians using two tests measuring personality and leadership characteristics indicate that there are no differences among the three groups that might make one more capable managerially than another. Seventeen references are cited. (EJS)

Moore, May M.

1983-01-01

369

Creating Bibliographic and Cataloging Standards and Developing Cooperation in Polish Academic Libraries after the Implementation of VTLS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the process of creating bibliographic and cataloging standards, after the implementation of the VTLS (Virginia Tech Library System) integrated library system, in major Polish academic libraries. Examines the adoption of the USMARC bibliographic data exchange format; authority control; subject cataloging; topical and name heading…

Sroka, Marek

1997-01-01

370

Guide to U.S. Documents in Science and Technology. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the fourth of four in a series of guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publications since 1964. Focusing on the scientific and technical documents that are available in the library's…

Amen, Kathleen L.

371

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

PubMed

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

Koopman, Ann; Kipnis, Dan

2009-01-01

372

Insuring and Valuing Research Library Collections. SPEC Kit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to investigate what methods are used to value or appraise research library collections, in order to provide librarians with information useful to them in discussing these issues with their…

Martin, Susan K., Comp.

2002-01-01

373

Graduate Student Needs in Relation to Library Research Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Young, Shawna; Jacobs, Warren

2013-01-01

374

Growing a Technology Equipment Service in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 21st-century student is highly technological. In order to encourage and enable the technologically advanced students, the authors wanted to develop a technology equipment service in the library at Texas A&M University-Commerce. They had an idea of what they wanted to accomplish but were unsure of how to get started. They started a small…

Anderson, Sean; Weatherbee, Sue

2012-01-01

375

Collection Development and Diversity on CIC Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CIC library Web sites were examined to determine how diversity related to collections was represented. As diversity in collection development is frequently highlighted by broader diversity initiatives, other diversity pages on these sites were explored as well. In the majority of cases, neither diversity collection development nor diversity was…

Young, Courtney L.

2006-01-01

376

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

377

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

378

Managing an Academic Library. Parts I and II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes management experiences at University of California--Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Minnesota Biomedical Library, and California Institute of Technology. Discussions include development of ORION (UCLA's online technical processing and information system); organizational changes occurring as result of large-scale automation;…

Werner, Gloria; Brudvig, Glenn

1985-01-01

379

Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents three case studies that illustrate how library staffs and architectural design teams can work together to plan additions that are successful solutions to building problems. The case studies cover the experiences of Hope College, Holland, Michigan (David Jensen, Margaret Jensen), Western Maryland College, Westminster,…

Hawthorne, Pat, Ed.; Martin, Ron G., Ed.

380

Information Source Characteristics and Environmental Scanning by Academic Library Managers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Babalhavaeji, Fahimeh; Farhadpoor, Mohammad Reza

2013-01-01

381

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burkhardt, Frederick

382

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

383

Measures of Library Use and User Satisfaction with Academic Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of library use and user satisfaction focuses on two measures, one based on weighted data and the second based on factor analysis. These measures were studied for their interrelationship and were used to evaluate library services at the National University of Rwanda (Africa). (LRW)

Niyonsenga, Theophile; Bizimana, Bernard

1996-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

385

GIS and Data Services Gaining Ground in Academic Libraries  

E-print Network

), the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and the Association of Re- search Libraries (ARL) are worthy of note. Two major reports over the past few years address the critical issue of cyber- infrastructure development in education and industry..., humanities, and social sciences, as this may not have been part of the NSF effort. ACLS, another organization providing disciplinary oversight, initiated this process. This report, titled “Our Cultural Commonwealth” (http://www.acls...

Houser, Rhonda; Bullington, Jeffrey

2007-01-01

386

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") is a bimonthly report from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). This issue includes the following articles: (1) Strategies for Opening Up Content: Laying the Groundwork for an Open System of Scholarship…

Barrett, G. Jaia, Ed.

2010-01-01

387

Utah State Library Division. Library Services & Technology Act: Five Year Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This five-year plan for the administration of Utah's Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program contains the following sections: (1) principles; (2) assumptions; (3) the current scene of Utah libraries, including public libraries, academic libraries, school library media centers, and private and research libraries; (4) establishment of…

Utah State Library, Salt Lake City.

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the use of the Institute for Scientific Informationís Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for journal management in academic libraries. The advantages and disadvantages to using JCR citation data for journal management are outlined, and a literature review summa- rizes reported uses of these data by libraries and scholars. This study researches the impact of journal self-citation on JCR

Thomas E. Nisonger

389

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  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. New Species of Kalicephalus (Nematoda of Kalicephalus (Nematoda: Diaphanocephalidae) from a Snake, Oxyrhabdium leporinum, on Luzon Island, Philippines of Utah, 257 S. 1400 E. Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 ABSTRACT: Kalicephalus burseyi n. sp. (Nematoda

Clayton, Dale H.

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

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in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Colony publisher as copyright holder. #12;53 Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Colony Initiation Attempts-colonized island were performed from 2007 to 2009, and from 2008 to 2010, 108 Brown Pelican decoys were deployed

Karubian, Jordan

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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  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Peregrine Falcons Enable Two Species of Colonial be directed to the individual publisher as copyright holder. #12;82 Peregrine Falcons Enable Two Species to 2006; four years in which a pair of Per- egrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) nested in the vicinity

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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  

E-print Network

in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Call Trait Variation in Morelett's Tree Frog by The Herpetologists' League, Inc. CALL TRAIT VARIATION IN MORELETT'S TREE FROG, AGALYCHNIS MORELETII, OF BELIZE and mating success in frogs. In this study, I investigated the difference in call properties within and among

Mazzotti, Frank

393

An Academic Formulas List: New Methods in Phraseology Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simpson-Vlach, Rita; Ellis, Nick C.

2010-01-01

394

The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User's Guide for Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This user's guide was developed to advance local planning at ARL member libraries. It is written for library leaders writ large and for anyone leading or contributing to research library planning processes. Users do not need advanced facilitation skills to benefit from this guide, but facilitators charged with supporting scenario planning will…

Association of Research Libraries, 2010

2010-01-01

395

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

396

Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication  

E-print Network

Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication Management Services Earnstein Dukes Serials Maintenance Library Associate Christina Thomas Specialist IV Rebecca Hatchett Bruce Tharp Specialist IV Esther DeLeon Janie Boyd Copy Cataloging Library Associate Joseph Yeager Specialist IV Susan Mc

Rock, Chris

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Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication  

E-print Network

Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication Management Services Earnstein Dukes Serials Maintenance Library Associate Christina Thomas Specialist IV Rebecca Hatchett Bruce Tharp Esther DeLeon Janie Boyd Copy Cataloging Library Associate Joseph Yeager Specialist IV Susan McHam David

Rock, Chris

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Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication  

E-print Network

Associate Dean of Libraries for Research and Scholarly Communication Management Services Earnstein Dukes Serials Maintenance Library Associate Christina Thomas Specialist IV Bruce Tharp Nathan Menendez IV Esther DeLeon Janie Boyd Copy Cataloging Library Associate Joseph Yeager Specialist IV Susan Mc

Rock, Chris

399

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

400

Visibility of Diversity within Association of Research Libraries Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mestre, Lori S.

2011-01-01

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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

402

Research and scholarship: Perceptions of senior academic administrators  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports selected findings from the first stage of a study on the research role within academic work in Australian universities. These findings come from the interview component of the study and discuss the perceptions that senior academic administrators hold on ‘research’ and ‘scholarship’. The analysis of the interviews indicates that ‘research’ covers a wide and varied range of

Ruth Neumann

1993-01-01

403

NON-ACADEMIC CAREERS, INTERNSHIPS, AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH  

E-print Network

NON-ACADEMIC CAREERS, INTERNSHIPS, AND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MICHAEL DORFF Abstract. The benefits for students who do undergraduate research are mainly thought of in terms of graduate school success funded by NSF grant DUE-1019594, and our academic-year undergraduate research program that involves about

Dorff, Michael

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Library Legislation as a Research Subject.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Polish library legislation enacted since World War II is directed to the establishment of a library network, centralized in concepts and goals, but decentralized in administration and operation. Dating from 1774 when the Commission for National Education first issued regulations for schools and libraries, there has been continuous legislative…

Kolodziejska, Jadwiga

405

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

406

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

407

Academic Libraries and Open Access: Policies, Services and Resources for Increasing Access to Scholarship  

E-print Network

Lawrence, Kansas University of Kansas Undergraduate Students: 23,000 Graduate Students: 6,000 Faculty Members: 2,300 Research Centers: 8 on Lawrence campus Federal Grants: over $200 million Libraries: 4 million volumes 5 library buildings, one central (1...

Rosenblum, Brian

2010-07-06

408

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

409

The "Compleat" Library Organization: A Case Study of the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the organizational and professional concept of a "compleat librarian" that has been developed at the Rider College (New Jersey) Library. Highlights include a nonhierarchical organizational structure; a combination of traditional public and technical services responsibilities; a lack of supervisory duties; collegiality and teamwork; and…

Stephen, Ross; Buschman, John

1993-01-01

410

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

411

Information literacy and the academic library: a critical look at a concept and the controversies surrounding it  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite information literacy’s significant presence in discussions in academic libraries and academe, librarians continue to debate the definition of the concept. This article seeks a shift from exploring definitions to designing solutions by demonstrating that the concept has been adequately delineated in the many existing writings on the topic.

Edward K Owusu-Ansah

2003-01-01

412

An end user search service in an academic health sciences library.  

PubMed

This paper describes the experience of an academic health sciences library which made BRS/After Dark, an end user search service, available to its clientele as a complement to its mediated search service. The library environment, initial publicity efforts and administrative procedures are discussed. An attempt is made to evaluate the usefulness of the service in a library environment. This evaluation, covering a three-month period, is based on the observations of the librarians administering the service and an exit interview conducted with searchers over a two-month period. User satisfaction, both observed and recorded, was quite high; however, the librarians found that users had more difficulty in constructing appropriate search strategies than had been anticipated. Overall, the service is assessed as highly useful. PMID:10271170

Slingluff, D; Lev, Y; Eisan, A

1985-01-01

413

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

E-print Network

. Tips for searching the library catalogue, QCAT, can be found in the Help section of QCAT. Various "how) Bracken Health Sciences Library Education Library Lederman Law Library Engineering and Science (Douglas tolmiej@queensu.ca. Research Tools: Summon Search across the library catalogue and many of our electronic

Abolmaesumi, Purang

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Chai, Iris

2007-01-01

415

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cubbage, Charlotte

2002-01-01

416

The Absent User: Physical Use of Academic Library Collections and Services Continues to Decline 1995-2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Use of the physical collections and services of academic libraries continues to plummet, with some exceptions, while use of electronic networked resources skyrockets. This article frames the extent of this decline with a focus on circulation and reference among ARL University, Medical, and Law Libraries, the Ivy League, other associations,…

Martell, Charles

2008-01-01

417

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.

418

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

419

How to Channel the Data Deluge in Academic Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What are the best ways to organize the mass quantities of data that researchers generate, and to share those data to engender new research? Scott Carlson, a senior reporter at "The Chronicle", asked Michael C. Witt, an assistant professor of library science and an interdisciplinary research librarian at Purdue University Libraries and its…

Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008

2008-01-01

420

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

421

Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Collection Development in Scientific and Research Institute Libraries in Iran: A study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The explosion of information communication technology (ICT) since the beginning of the 20th century has been rendering manual-based library system in academic, research, special and public libraries less relevant. This is because using and implementing information communication technology in the library depend largely on the librarian attitude toward the current digital age. This study examined the attitudinal correlates of some selected scientific and research institutes libraries in Irantowards the use and application of ICT in their various libraries. A total of ten libraries from all the forty nine libraries in Iran formed the studyís population. It is observed that 'Internet/intranet etc' (1046; 67.5%) is the most important source through which the users become aware of modern information technologies used in their libraries. The vast majority of the respondents who answered electronic sources make it 'Easier' to gather and use information are (1313; 84.7%). The results indicate that there is a significant relationship between e-environment and collection development (?262.86, p=0.000). Findings further show that all of librarians (9; 100%) opined they feel that ICT application affects the collection development of library. Based on these findings, it is recommended that libraries in the developing countries should consider training those librarians who do not have knowledge of ICT in order to remove the fear and anxiety hindering them from developing good attitude towards the use of ICT in their libraries.

Khademizadeh, Shahnaz

2012-08-01

422

Downtown Baltimore Campus Essay Academic Goals and Research Interests  

E-print Network

Downtown Baltimore Campus Essay ­ Academic Goals and Research Interests Applicants for admission to the Graduate School at UMB are required to submit a 300- to 500- word essay that outlines their academic and research interests as well as their goals and objectives in pursuing graduate education. The essay must

Weber, David J.

423

New Opportunities for Research Libraries. Minutes of the Meeting (80th, May 12-13, 1972, Atlanta, Georgia).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All of the program elements of this meeting related to the theme of new opportunities for research libraries. Speakers and discussion groups ranged over topics as diverse as the emerging technology of telecommunications and the continuing movement among academic librarians to improve their status, both with the college and university on the one…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

424

Collection Development in 19 Libraries of the Association of Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study was to determine how large research libraries perform the function of collection development. The paper describes collection development theory within the formal organizational structure of the library, identifies the actual decision points involved in selection of materials, and examines the staff and facilities…

Baatz, Wilmer H.

425

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Sarah C.

2010-01-01

426

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

427

Research and Publication Patterns in Library and Information Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

L. O. Aina; N. P. Mooko

1999-01-01

428

E-books in academic libraries: how does currency affect usage?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study model(s) of acquiring e-books to support: effective support of learning and teaching; and efficient use of collection budget. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research was based on: five years of usage data from two e-book packages: Net Library and Safari; two methods of acquisition: NetLibrary was a one-time purchase; Safari was purchased

Catherine S. Herlihy; Hua Yi

2010-01-01

429

A Multimedia Approach to Teaching Library Research Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes activities and procedures that were developed to teach library research skills to grades five through eight using multimedia instruction, including the use of HyperStudio software. Highlights include library media skills objectives, curriculum objectives, resources, instructional roles, hardware and software requirements, evaluation, and…

Cornelio, Alicia

1994-01-01

430

Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Urban Teens in the Library" is the perfect solution for the concerns and uncertainty many librarians face when supporting this group of patrons and students. From a team of experts who have researched the information habits and preferences of urban teens to build better and more effective school and public library programs, this book will show…

Agosto, Denise E., Ed.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra, Ed.

2009-01-01

431

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

432

Interoperability, Scaling, and the Digital Libraries Research Agenda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes reports and activities at the Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications workshop on digital libraries (Reston, Virginia, August 22, 1995). Defines digital library roles and identifies areas of needed research, including: interoperability; protocols for digital objects; collection management; interface design; human-computer…

Lynch, Clifford; Garcia-Molina, Hector

1996-01-01

433

Research Productivity by Career Stage among Korean Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores Korean academics' changes in research productivity by career stage. Career stage in this study is defined as a specific cohort based on one's length of job experience, with those in the same stage sharing similar interests, values, needs, and tasks; it is categorized into fledglings, maturing academics, established…

Jung, Jisun

2014-01-01

434

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

435

MSU Libraries Goals and Objectives The mission of the University Libraries is to support the instructional, research, and  

E-print Network

MSU Libraries Goals and Objectives 2013/2014 The mission of the University Libraries is to support to the students, faculty, and staff for their curricular, research, and general information needs. The Libraries that directly or indirectly support the Libraries' mission. This mission is accomplished through a variety

436

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

437

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

PubMed

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

2012-01-01

438

Chinese TEFL Academics' Perceptions about Research: An Institutional Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions in China, as across the world. However, Chinese TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) academics' research capacity has been quite limited. In order to build their research capacity, it is necessary to understand their perceptions about research. This…

Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan

2011-01-01

439

Patents and licensing and the commercialization of academic biomedical research  

E-print Network

This thesis is part of a larger body of research being undertaken by Dr. Fiona Murray and colleagues examining value creation and sharing between and among the three principal players in the commercialization of academic ...

Wehby, Richard George, 1957-

2004-01-01

440

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE PROGRAM (ROADS)  

E-print Network

in a science fair? If yes, what was it, when and whereRESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE PROGRAM (ROADS) FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS choice? _____________________________________________________________ Have you ever entered a project

441

Cruising through Research: Library Skills for Young Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents an approach for school librarians to use to introduce basic research tools to students in grades 7-12. Twelve "Excursions" (i.e., library research projects) are described. Excursions 1 and 2 provide an introduction to reference books, and Excursions 3 and 4 explore note-taking and basic organization of research papers. The…

Volkman, John D.

442

Labor Archives and Research Center J. Paul Leonard Library  

E-print Network

Labor Archives and Research Center J. Paul Leonard Library San Francisco State University 1630@sfsu.edu Reproduction of LARC Materials Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) materials can be photocopied will depend on offsite vendor prices. Payment Payment can be made by check to "Labor Archives and Research

443

International Federation of Library Associations Annual Conference Papers. Education and Research Division: Library Theory and Research Section (47th, Leipzig, East Germany, August 17-22, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven of these ten papers are concerned with library research in specific countries; the remaining three deal with library planning and ethics in research. Titles are "The Library as a Cultural Institution," by Jadwiga Kolodziejska, Poland; "The International Seminar 'Book and Library in Society' of the Polish Book and Readers Institute and the…

Kolodziejska, Jadwiga; And Others

444

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

445

Women's Studies: An Examination of Library Use by Researchers in the Field with Special Reference to the Fawcett Library. Library Research Digest No. 14.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fawcett Library, a collection of international importance in the field of women's studies, faces money, space, and staff time constraints and has been reviewing its acquisitions policy with these factors in mind. This study was undertaken to gain insight into (1) library use in general by researchers in the field of women's studies, and (2)…

Blagden, Pauline

446

Clinical and academic use of electronic and print books: the Health Sciences Library System e-book study at the University of Pittsburgh  

PubMed Central

Objectives: The purpose of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) electronic book (e-book) study was to assess use, and factors affecting use, of e-books by all patron groups of an academic health sciences library serving both university and health system–affiliated patrons. Methods: A web-based survey was distributed to a random sample (n?=?5,292) of holders of library remote access passwords. A total of 871 completed and 108 partially completed surveys were received, for an approximate response rate of 16.5%–18.5%, with all user groups represented. Descriptive and chi-square analysis was done using SPSS 17. Results: Library e-books were used by 55.4% of respondents. Use by role varied: 21.3% of faculty reported having assigned all or part of an e-book for class readings, while 86% of interns, residents, and fellows reported using an e-book to support clinical care. Respondents preferred print for textbooks and manuals and electronic format for research protocols, pharmaceutical, and reference books, but indicated high flexibility about format choice. They rated printing and saving e-book content as more important than annotation, highlighting, and bookmarking features. Conclusions: Respondents' willingness to use alternate formats, if convenient, suggests that libraries can selectively reduce title duplication between print and e-books and still support library user information needs, especially if publishers provide features that users want. Marketing and user education may increase use of e-book collections. PMID:21753914

Wessel, Charles B; Czechowski, Leslie J

2011-01-01

447

Research Ethics Hicks Academic and Administration Building, Suite 231  

E-print Network

Research Ethics Hicks Academic and Administration Building, Suite 231 6299 South Street Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2 Updated: August 2012 Dalhousie Research Ethics Boards Guidance for Submitting an Application for Research Ethics Review ­ Undergraduate Students #12;Guidance - Undergraduate 2 Table of Contents SUBMISSION

Brownstone, Rob

448

Alternative Model of Funding for Academic Research in Nigerian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Funding of academic research in Nigerian universities by Government (5 per cent recurrent grants) is a policy dictated by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the central body for allocating research funds. This research fund, little as it is, is irregular and inadequate and to make it worse is difficult to access. These aforementioned…

Olayiwola, Shina

2010-01-01

449

Trends of Academic Research in Education in Arab Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research conducted in education faculties and departments in Arab universities is reviewed as a preliminary for further research to improve the schooling system in the Arabic world. The focus is academic research conducted by university graduate students for master's and doctoral degrees. Covering the period 1946-1978, this review…

Ebeid, William T.

450

Cloudy with a Chance of Open Source: Open Source Integrated Library Systems and Cloud Computing in Academic Law Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integrated library systems (ILSs) have been fundamental to library workflow in both technical services and public services for decades. However, many of the proprietary ILSs currently on the market do not provide law libraries with the flexibility and adaptability necessary to keep pace with advances in technology. Some law libraries are considering abandoning proprietary ILSs and implementing one of the

Carla P. Wale

2011-01-01

451

Herding the Academic Cats: The Challenges of "Managing" Academic Research in the Contemporary UK University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores some aspects of and challenges faced by those academics and administrators who undertake the leadership and management of research activity in contemporary UK universities. This analysis is set in the context of almost three decades of reforms to the UK's higher education systems in general and to research funding and audit…

Deem, Rosemary

2010-01-01

452

Situated Mathematical Research: The Interaction of Academic and Non-Academic Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the relationship between research mathematics and the mathematics that arises in non-academic mathematical practices? I answer this question in terms of situated mathematical research, which comprises situated mathematical interpretations and situated mathematical applications. A situated mathematical interpretation of a practice takes…

Palmer, Miquel Alberti

2010-01-01

453

Selection criteria for academic video game collections  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This article aims to discuss the relevance of building video game collections in academia to support research and learning on campus and to propose useful criteria for building video game collections in academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors examined collection development policies of selected academic libraries as well as research discussing the cultural, historical, and educational value of

Elizabeth Tappeiner; Catherine Lyons

2008-01-01

454

Vision vs. Reality: Planning for the Implementation of a Web-Based Online Catalog in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the implementation of Web-based online public access catalogs in academic libraries. Highlights include infrastructure issues, including the server, network issues, and desktop workstation issues; recommended minimal desktop configuration; reference services; staff training; cataloging and access; workflow of acquisition and processing;…

Dennis, Nancy K; Carter, Christina E.; Bordeianu, Sever

1997-01-01

455

"Going Where the Questions Are": Using Media To Maintain Personalized Contact in Reference Service in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses approaches to reference services in academic libraries in light of new technologies and emphasizes the need to maintain the personal element, based on experiences at Northeastern State University (Oklahoma). Topics include roving librarians; desktop video conferencing; Internet media and the World Wide Web; and remote users. (LRW)

Archer, Sarah Brick; Cast, Melissa

1999-01-01

456

Diffusion of an innovation: digital reference service in Carnegie Foundation master’s (comprehensive) academic institution libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This analysis of academic digital reference services (DRS) in institutions offering undergraduate and master’s degree education within the framework of diffusion of innovation theory focuses on the extent and rate of diffusion, the characteristics of libraries in each adopter category, and the re-invention of the innovation during implementation.

Marilyn Domas White

2001-01-01

457

No Natives Here: A Focus Group Study of Student Perceptions of Web 2.0 and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores Web 2.0 technologies in an academic library through focus groups with undergraduates at Kent State University. Results reveal that students, despite being heavy users, are less sophisticated and expressive in their use of Web 2.0 than presumed. Students set clear boundaries between educational and social spaces on the Web, and…

Burhanna, Kenneth J.; Seeholzer, Jamie

2009-01-01

458

Research in Education. A Guide to Library Resources, Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography/resource guide is intended to assist users in locating resources on educational research in the Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State College Curriculum Library. The first of five sections provides a listing of 25 basic sources for locating educational research, including indexes and abstracts of periodicals and serials of…

Simmons, Robert M.

459

The Senate of York University Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee  

E-print Network

-year horizon, the UAP sets out academic goals over a shorter time frame. The UAP also brings aspectsThe Senate of York University Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee University Academic Plan 2010-2015: Enhancing Academic Quality in a Globalized World Introduction: The University Academic

460

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.

461

When Academics Integrate Research Skill Development in the Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study considered outcomes when 27 academics explicitly developed and assessed student research skills in 28 regular (non-research methods) semester-length courses. These courses ranged from small (n = 17) to medium-large (n = 222) and included those from first year to masters in business, engineering, health science, humanities and science,…

Willison, J. W.

2012-01-01

462

Strategic Planning for Academic Research: A Canadian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on an empirical study of research planning in Canadian universities. Drawing on data compiled during interviews with senior administrators from 27 academic units in 10 universities, the paper analyses how strategic planning has been applied to the research mission over the past decade. Findings reveal variability in processes…

Sa, Creso M.; Tamtik, Merli

2012-01-01

463

Undergraduate Research and Academic Archives: Instruction, Learning and Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colleges and universities are increasingly investing resources to promote undergraduate research. Undergraduate research can be broadly defined to incorporate scientific inquiry, creative expression, and scholarship with the result of producing original work. Academic archives and special collections can play a vital role in the undergraduate…

Krause, Magia G.

2010-01-01

464

Constructing a Roadmap for Future Universal Screening Research beyond Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The majority of the literature on universal screening in education is devoted to academic screeners. However, research clearly indicates that other aspects of student functioning are closely associated with outcomes inside and outside of school. As a result, there are gaps in the current literature that call for additional research extending…

Cook, Clayton R.; Volpe, Robert J.; Livanis, Andrew

2010-01-01

465

A survey of collaborative information seeking practices of academic researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information seeking and management practices are an integral aspect of people's daily work. However, we still have little understanding of collaboration in the information seeking process. Through a survey of collaborative information seeking practices of academic researchers, we found that researchers reported that (1) the lack of expertise is the primary reason that they collaborate when seeking information; (2) traditional

Patricia Ruma Spence; Madhu C. Reddy; Richard Hall

2005-01-01

466

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

467

Foreign language learning in Second Life and the implications for resource provision in academic libraries  

E-print Network

and on teachers directing students to their resources. The difficulty is with students and teachers who are reluctant to explore these possibilities. Information literacy The library is more than a collection of books, it is also a centre for research activity... Practical help 16 Outreach 16 Information literacy 16 Impact on resource provision 17 Conclusion 17 Bibliography 20 4 About the author Stefanie Hundsberger works as Faculty Team Librarian for Music, Drama...

Hundsberger, Stefanie

468

Academic research: Foster defends DoD support in universities.  

PubMed

The United States has evolved a pattern of association between our universities and the Department of Defense. This association has led to major achievements in science and engineering, and has strengthened both national security and the national academic research base. Those who would make sweeping changes in this successfully evolving pattern should consider the whole case, all of the consequences for the country, from the many points of view. The issues must be tested in the larger context of all support to academic research, and the entire range of national groups and goals. PMID:6058343

1967-11-01

469

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY* (*Main University Library and Affiliated Libraries)  

E-print Network

transformative research and learning. Vision CUL will provide a coherent library service across the University with the highest standards for academic and research support services. CUL's expertise, collections, facilities, strategic component to the success of the University. CUL will continue its cultural heritage role

Steiner, Ullrich

470

Library Skills for Psychological Research. A Workbook for PSY 121.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook for a course taught at the State University at Stony Brook, New York, is designed to help students develop library skills for psychological research. Nine major topics are covered: (1) author-title and subject catalogs; (2) some major reference books; (3) journals in psychology; (4) periodical indexes and the periodicals catalog; (5)…

King, Christine; And Others

471

Bibliometric Overview of Library and Information Science Research in Spain.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews 17 years of research in library and information science in Spain by analyzing 354 journal articles from two periodicals according to productivity variables, thematic content, and authorship patterns. Results indicate a concentration in the areas of information retrieval, description of services, and studies of scientific communication.…

Cano, V.

1999-01-01

472

Navigating the Library and Electronic Research Maze.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite increasing and widespread access to more information, finding published research, studies, and literature in the field of education and psychology has become more complex. This paper demonstrates how to access published literature in various formats, including books, journal articles, conference proceedings, lesson plans, media, Web sites,…

Woolums, Jill L.

473

Research & Instruction Librarian The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a Research & Instruction librarian to join our team. The  

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with faculty to develop data- management plans. About the Library: The Loyola Notre Dame Library providesResearch & Instruction Librarian The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a Research & Instruction. Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives. Required Qualifications: The ideal candidate

Morrell, Christopher H.

474

Subject knowledge in the health sciences library: an online survey of Canadian academic health sciences librarians  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This study investigated whether Canadian academic health sciences librarians found knowledge of the health sciences to be important and, if so, how they acquired and maintained this knowledge. Methods: Data were gathered using a Web-based questionnaire made available to Canadian academic health sciences librarians. Results: Respondents recognized the need for subject knowledge: 93.3% of respondents indicated that subject knowledge was “very important” or “somewhat important” to doing their job. However, few respondents felt that holding a degree in the health sciences was necessary. Respondents reported devoting on average more than 6 hours per week to continuing education through various means. Reading or browsing health sciences journals, visiting Websites, studying independently, and participating in professional associations were identified by the largest number of participants as the best ways to become and stay informed. Conclusions: Although more research needs to be done with a larger sample, subject knowledge continues to be important to Canadian academic health sciences librarians. Continuing education, rather than formal degree studies, is the method of choice for obtaining and maintaining this knowledge. PMID:16239942

Watson, Erin M.

2005-01-01

475

Researching Academic Stress and Anxiety in Students: Some Methodological Considerations  

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Despite a long history of interest in North American and Western European literature, researchers in the UK are only now beginning to turn attention to the issue of academic stress in schoolchildren and how it may affect emotional well-being, health and performance on school assessments. Based on the author's experiences of designing an extensive…

Putwain, David

2007-01-01

476

Online Data Collection in Academic Research: Advantages and Limitations  

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Online data collection in academic research might be replacing paper-and-pencil surveys or questionnaires in the near future. This paper discusses the advantages and limitations of online data collection, with particular reference to the conduct of two qualitative studies involving upper secondary school teachers and students in Iceland in 2002.…

Lefever, Samuel; Dal, Michael; Matthiasdottir, Asrun

2007-01-01

477

Obstacles facing translational research in academic medical centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last quarter of the 20th century, there has been a boom in biomedical research discov- eries that, for the most part, has not been successfully exploited for improving medical therapy or diagnosis. This lack of success is surprising because there is a broad consensus within academic medical centers (AMCs) that a primary mission is to move scientific discoveries

JORDAN S. POBER; CRYSTAL S. NEUHAUSER; JEREMY M. POBER

2001-01-01

478

Research, Publication, and Service Patterns of Florida Academic Librarians  

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In an effort to establish benchmarks for comparison to national trends, a web-based survey explored the research, publication, and service activities of Florida academic librarians. Participants ranked the importance of professional activities to the tenure/promotion process. Findings suggest that perceived tenure and promotion demands do…

Henry, Deborah B.; Neville, Tina M.

2004-01-01

479

Writing in the Ether: A Collaborative Approach to Academic Research.  

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The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the developmental stages of academic publication collaborations through both research on the collaborative process itself, as well as through analysis of the discovery process. Using the qualitative software package, NUD*IST, the teleconferencing system, FirstClass, and standard e-mail, the study…

Winograd, David; Milton, Katherine

480

Researching Academic Identity: Using Discursive Psychology as an Approach  

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Current thinking on academic identities is heavily influenced by developments in other disciplines, notably sociology. This accords with Haggis's (2007) challenge for educational researchers to engage with current theory and methods from across the social sciences. However, the traditional sister discipline to education, psychology, seems…

McLean, Neil

2012-01-01

481

Sex of Teacher and Academic Achievement: A Review of Research  

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This article reviews research on the treatment of boys and girls by male and female elementary school teachers. Little support is found for a general hypothesis that male teachers, when compared with female teachers, improve boys' academic achievement and reduce the number of problems boys experience in elementary school. (SB)

Vroegh, Karen

1976-01-01

482

A Summer Academic Research Experience for Disadvantaged Youth  

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Internships are an effective way of connecting high school students in a meaningful manner to the sciences. Disadvantaged minorities have fewer opportunities to participate in internships, and are underrepresented in both science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and careers. We have developed a Summer Academic Research Experience…

Kabacoff, Cathryn; Srivastava, Vasudha; Robinson, Douglas N.

2013-01-01

483

Academic Factors that Affect Undergraduate Research Experiences  

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Undergraduate research experiences are considered an essential component in college curricula, and there is an ideological push to provide these experiences to all students. However, it is not clear whether engagement in research is better suited for higher ability undergraduates late in their programs or for all undergraduates and whether…

Taraban, Roman; Logue, Erin

2012-01-01

484

Research Computing We help Dartmouth scholars and researchers use computing to reach their academic goals  

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Research Computing We help Dartmouth scholars and researchers use computing to reach their academic a web-based interface to its data- base of films. Researchers with computational codes that require Applications Installed as requested Susan A. Schwarz Interim Director of Research Computing Research Software

Myers, Lawrence C.

485

Funding Policy and Strategies for Basic Research by Academic Division of The Thailand Research Fund  

Microsoft Academic Search

** ABSTRACT: The Academic Division of The Thailand Research Fund (TRF), is responsible for providing funds to support basic research in science and technology, and social science and humanities. Three categories of research are currently being supported: (1) Investigator-initiated research is the research proposed by an investigator, which may be on any topics, but must be novel in idea and

Vichai Boonsaeng; Prasert Sobhon

486

Creating and Capitalizing on the Town/Gown Relationship: An Academic Library and a Public Library Form a Community Partnership  

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This article highlights the birth and current benefits of a partnership between Keene State College and Keene Public Library. It is a smaller one-on-one partnership that represents a rarer model than that of consortia and joint-use library partnerships. The authors offer additional ideas for partnering with local community groups in order to…

Halverson, Kathleen; Plotas, Jean

2006-01-01

487

The Joint European Compound Library: boosting precompetitive research.  

PubMed

The Joint European Compound Library (JECL) is a new high-throughput screening collection aimed at driving precompetitive drug discovery and target validation. The JECL has been established with a core of over 321000 compounds from the proprietary collections of seven pharmaceutical companies and will expand to around 500000 compounds. Here, we analyse the physicochemical profile and chemical diversity of the core collection, showing that the collection is diverse and has a broad spectrum of predicted biological activity. We also describe a model for sharing compound information from multiple proprietary collections, enabling diversity and quality analysis without disclosing structures. The JECL is available for screening at no cost to European academic laboratories and SMEs through the IMI European Lead Factory (http://www.europeanleadfactory.eu/). PMID:25205347

Besnard, Jérémy; Jones, Philip S; Hopkins, Andrew L; Pannifer, Andrew D

2014-09-01

488

October 13, 2014 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 216 TITLE: Director of Operations, Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library  

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of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library Rutgers University ­ Newark and Rutgers University Libraries and applications for the position of Director of Operations of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), the world's foremost jazz archive and research facility. The Director of Operations will be an accomplished leader who

Delgado, Mauricio

489

Leadership Diversity: A Study of Urban Public Libraries  

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Diversity has been identified as a priority in library and information services for some time. The limited published research on diversity programs in libraries, though, has focused on academic libraries. This article represents the results of a study of leadership diversity in large, urban public libraries. In the study of members of the Urban…

Winston, Mark; Li, Haipeng

2007-01-01

490

Transforming Resource Sharing Services at an Australian Academic Library: The Case of the University of Wollongong  

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In 2011 the University of Wollongong Library undertook a significant review of its Resource Sharing services. This was prompted by constraints in the systems supporting this service, changes to the Library's key suppliers, Infotrieve Australia and the British Library Document Supply Service, and the need to deliver effective library services…

Daly, Rebecca; Baker, Liz; McIntosh, Lisa

2014-01-01

491

A New Dialogue: A Student Advisory Committee in an Academic Library.  

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To give students a direct voice in library user policy and the library a point of contact with the student body, the Evans Libraries at Texas A&M University formed a Student Advisory Committee. The committee meetings provide a forum for student representatives, library administrators, and student liaisons to discuss concerns and proposed changes…

Benefiel, Candace R.; Gass, Elaine; Arant, Wendi

1999-01-01

492

Senior Academic Appointment Research Project Leader / Professor  

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for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) is a 30M collaborative research centre that involves Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, and nine the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500

Humphrys, Mark

493

Memorandum of Understanding Academic and Research Collaboration  

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Institute of Technology Madras have agreed to the following protocols governing their collaboration will be governed by the terms laid out in Annexure 2. #12;Commencement, renewal, termination and amendment This MOU. In any case, the consent of the teacher / project supervisors / research supervisors is required

Das, Bijoy Krishna

494

Making Higher Education More Affordable, One Course Reading at a Time: Academic Libraries as Key Advocates for Open Access Textbooks and Educational Resources  

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Open access textbooks (OATs) and educational resources (OERs) are being lauded as a viable alternative to costly print textbooks. Some academic libraries are joining the OER movement by creating guides to open repositories. Others are promoting OATs and OERs, reviewing them, and even helping to create them. This article analyzes how academic

Okamoto, Karen

2013-01-01

495

Socialization of Junior Researchers in New Academic Research Environments: Two Case Studies from Finland  

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The article examines the modes of research training in two Finnish academic research centres, where research is project based, application oriented and externally funded. In particular, the article asks what duties, skills and qualities are considered appropriate for people in different positions (PhD student, post-doctoral researcher,…

Hakala, Johanna

2009-01-01

496

Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Numbers 256-265. February - November, 2008  

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Issues 256 through 265 of "Fast Facts" from the Library Research Service present data collected from libraries in Colorado and throughout the nation. Topics addressed in these "Fast Facts" from 2008 include computer usage by public library patrons, Colorado summer reading programs, children's' use of public libraries, and the distribution of jobs…

Online Submission, 2008

2008-01-01

497

A research agenda for academic petroleum engineering programs  

SciTech Connect

The development of a research agenda should be a direct way of portraying the scope of petroleum engineering, of identifying the critical technological issues faced by the profession,of elucidating the gaps between the existing research resources and the needs. and of outlining a program of research through which the petroleum engineering departments can be collectively of maximum service. Such an agenda would be of value to the profession of petroleum engineering, to industry and to government agencies, as well as to the faculty and students of the petroleum engineering departments. The purposes of the activity that led to this report, therefore, were to develop a statement to serve as a beginning research agenda for the petroleum engineering academic community; to bring together representatives of the petroleum engineering academic community to recognize the importance of developing a consensus posture with respect to research; and to provide a document that will assist in portraying to industry, government agencies and others the problems and needs of the petroleum engineering departments for conducting research. Contents of this report include; introduction; the background; the scope of petroleum engineering research; priority research topics and technological issues; non-technological research issues; and conclusions and recommendations.

Calhoun, J.C. Jr.

1990-03-31

498

A research agenda for academic petroleum engineering programs. [Final report  

SciTech Connect

The development of a research agenda should be a direct way of portraying the scope of petroleum engineering, of identifying the critical technological issues faced by the profession,of elucidating the gaps between the existing research resources and the needs. and of outlining a program of research through which the petroleum engineering departments can be collectively of maximum service. Such an agenda would be of value to the profession of petroleum engineering, to industry and to government agencies, as well as to the faculty and students of the petroleum engineering departments. The purposes of the activity that led to this report, therefore, were to develop a statement to serve as a beginning research agenda for the petroleum engineering academic community; to bring together representatives of the petroleum engineering academic community to recognize the importance of developing a consensus posture with respect to research; and to provide a document that will assist in portraying to industry, government agencies and others the problems and needs of the petroleum engineering departments for conducting research. Contents of this report include; introduction; the background; the scope of petroleum engineering research; priority research topics and technological issues; non-technological research issues; and conclusions and recommendations.

Calhoun, J.C. Jr.

1990-03-31

499

Library space planning: a participatory action research approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Libraries required to accommodate new services within existing facilities can benefit from an inclusive planning approach which produces a design concept and project phases for repurposing space. In the process, organizational decision making can move from print-centered to program-driven through intention use of information to learn. This paper seeks to explore this issue. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Participatory action research

Mary M. Somerville; Margaret Brown-Sica

2011-01-01

500

"Where Do They Come From, and How Are They Trained?" Professional Education and Training of Access Services Librarians in Academic Libraries  

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Since the late 1970s, the access services librarian or equivalent position has become commonplace in academic libraries, and degreed professionals have been sought for these positions since the beginning. In 2009, David McCaslin, California Institute of Technology, examined the place of access services in American Library Association-accredited…

Krasulski, Michael J.

2014-01-01