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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Manuel, Sue; Dearnley, James; Walton, Graham

2010-01-01

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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

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Managing Academic Libraries in a Digital World: Institutional, Regional and National Developments in the UK.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the impact national initiatives have had on individual higher education libraries in the United Kingdom (UK). Written from the perspective of an institutional library manager, the paper examines the interface between local electronic library provision and national developments. Individual institutions have been active in…

Pinfield, Stephen

4

Academic Libraries in Greece.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes impressions of Greek academic libraries gained through visits to several institutions of higher education. Background, Greek universities, the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki, collection development and dispersion, bibliographic organization and union catalogs, cataloging, language distribution, and library personnel are…

Krikelas, James

1984-01-01

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Is Your Academic Library Pinning? Academic Libraries and Pinterest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries are flocking to online social networking sites in an effort to meet users where they are. Pinterest is the latest of these rapidly growing online social networking tools. The author of this article reports results from a survey on academic libraries' presence on Pinterest. The survey found most academic library pinboards are in…

Thornton, Elaine

2012-01-01

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Academic Libraries, 2000. E.D. Tabs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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

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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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Academic Libraries: 2000 and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Predicts the changes and issues facing academic libraries. Discusses the movement toward a virtual library environment where the acquisition of digital technology and patron-initiated transactions over campus information networks will increase. Other issues include organizational experimentation, library funding, librarian employment, skills…

Neal, James G.

1996-01-01

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Academic Library Status  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joseph A. Jackson; R. Wilburn Clouse

1988-01-01

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Work Enrichment for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores important quality of work life strategy--job redesign--and discusses job enlargement and job enrichment. A case study of academic library personnel demonstrates how introduction of automated systems at University of California, Berkeley led to restructuring and enrichment of jobs. References and list of selected resources are appended.…

Martell, Charles; Untawale, Mercedes

1983-01-01

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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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Are there common academic library customer values?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan McKnight

2008-01-01

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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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Academic Library-Campus Community Communications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The why, what, when, where, and how of academic library communication within the campus community are considered. The many channels that may achieve effective communication essential to a well-rounded library program are also discussed. (Author/MBR)

Alsmeyer, Henry L., Jr.

1979-01-01

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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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Academic Library Development Program: A Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Academic medical center libraries on the Web.  

PubMed

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

Tannery, N H; Wessel, C B

1998-10-01

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24-Hour Academic Libraries: Adjusting to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowman, Adam C.

2013-01-01

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Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Poole, Julie

2009-01-01

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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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Sunday Opening in UK Public Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a summary of the first survey of public library authorities in the UK to explore Sunday opening, undertaken in 2007 as part of the Clore Leadership Programme. It provides a snapshot of Sunday opening practice, set against a context of societal, economic, and policy developments, and examines whether Sunday opening furthers the…

Moore, Chris; Creaser, Claire

2010-01-01

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Applying DEA Technique to Library Evaluation in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik

2003-01-01

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Application of information technologies in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

2009-01-01

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Accreditation, ROI, and the Online Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stielow, Fred

2011-01-01

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Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Housewright, Ross

2009-01-01

28

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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Technical Service Outreach Strategies for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The model of a library staff divided into technical and informational service divisions remains common—especially among academic libraries. The authors argue that in many ways it is now the technical services division that is best positioned to provide outreach services to a community—whether at the university or municipal level. Maintaining bibliographic access amid the changing information landscape hinges on a

Jacqueline Toce; Cindy Schofield

2011-01-01

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Academic Library Responses to Journal Price Discrimination.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the nature and extent of discriminatory pricing by journal publishers, and reports on a survey of academic libraries that was conducted to assess the effectiveness of strategies used by libraries to mitigate the effects of high journal prices and price discrimination, i.e., higher prices for both institutions and foreign subscribers.…

Haley, Jean Walstrom; Talaga, James

1992-01-01

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Humanistic Management by Teamwork in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of Humanistic Management by Teamwork (HMBT) rationalizes a preference for HMBT in academic library management. The University of New Mexico's Zia model of library organization is described as an example of HMBT, and several benefits of the Zia model are summarized. (MES)

Migneault, Robert LaLiberte

1988-01-01

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German Academic Libraries: Tradition and Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bunzel, Jurgen; Poll, Roswitha

2002-01-01

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Academic Engagement in the Library Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon

2010-01-01

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Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This directory of academic library instruction programs in Virginia reflects data compiled from 82 academic libraries that responded to a questionnaire sent out in August 1977. The institution libraries are listed with addresses, the name(s) of contact pe...

W. W. Prince

1977-01-01

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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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Career progression of academic medical library directors.  

PubMed Central

While females are still underrepresented as directors overall, the results of our survey indicate that in the past ten years female library directors have been hired in numbers nearly matching their overall percentage of the medical library profession. When the personal characteristics of medical library directors are compared by gender, male directors are more likely to be married, have children, and be somewhat younger upon attaining their first directorship. When the professional characteristics are compared, the only notable difference is that a greater portion of males hold a second master's degree. Despite the changing numbers of female library directors in the past ten years, these differences all held constant before and after 1977. Only the number of internal successions to directorship changed over time. The succession patterns of medical library directors now match more closely those of other academic library directors.

Newcomer, A P; Pisciotta, R A

1989-01-01

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The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quinn, Brian

2000-01-01

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The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

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Bibliographic Instruction Trends in Canadian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Julien, Heidi; Leckie, Gloria J.

1997-01-01

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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

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Cataloging Production Standards in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey of academic libraries which was conducted to determine what production standards are maintained for catalogers and paraprofessionals, and for each MARC format. The findings discussed include the impact on production standards of type of material (monographs, serials, other MARC formats); real time and offline cataloging; and…

Smith, Philip M.

1988-01-01

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UK Academic Accountants» Perceptions of Research and Publication Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Published research output is widely used as a measure of performance in UK universities. This paper investigates the acceptability of the research practices which underpin publication in accounting journals. Eighty-eight UK accounting academics reported their perceptions of the acceptability of ten research practices and their views of five research publication statements. Three research practices were found to be particularly unacceptable,

TONY BRINN; MICHAEL JOHN JONES; MAURICE PENDLEBURY

1998-01-01

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Use of teams in technical services in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of library literature shows a general trend of technical services in academic libraries to reorganize into teams. This paper analyzes the results of a survey conducted in 2010 in order to answer four research questions: how extensively technical services in academic libraries have moved into the use of teams in organizational structures; how extensively technical services in academic

Lihong Zhu

2011-01-01

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"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

45

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

46

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Constantinou, Constantia

1998-01-01

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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

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Excellence in Academic Libraries: Recognizing It  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Larry Hardesty

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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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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

51

Deep classification: pornography, bibliographic access, and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the mainstreaming of pornography in the context of current economic, popular culture, and academic trends. As pornography becomes part of popular culture, it simultaneously becomes an area of focus for academics and therefore presents particular challenges for college and university libraries. Both physically and conceptually, academic libraries must find a place for pornography on the shelves and

Juris Dilevko; Lisa Gottlieb

2002-01-01

52

Just Advanced Librarianship: The Role of Academic Libraries as Publishers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harboe-Ree, Cathrine

2007-01-01

53

Academic Library Fund-Raising: Organization, Process, and Politics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of fund-raising in academic libraries addresses issues of major gifts, capital campaigns, organization, staffing, constituency, and the role of the library development program within the academic community. Highlights include library administrator roles, goals, centralized versus decentralized development, and creating a major-gifts…

Martin, Susan K.

2000-01-01

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Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prince, William W., Ed.

55

Academic Library Services Support for Research Information Seeking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the use of a university library academic service to assist in research information seeking, and the role and value of the academic services in support of research from the viewpoints of both academic users and librarians. Ten Ph.D. students completed questionnaires followed by face-to-face discussions and four academic

Du, Jia Tina; Evans, Nina

2011-01-01

56

ICT and change in UK public libraries: does training matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

A consideration of the implications of technological change for public library staff and managers in the UK is based on the selected results of a literature review. Recent developments affecting the growth of information and communication technology (ICT) in public libraries provide a context against which research into the effects of automation, the introduction of ICT in a variety of

Rachel Spacey; Anne Goulding; Ian Murray

2003-01-01

57

Music Provision in UK Public Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Public library music provision, as a less traditional role for public libraries, has always caused contention: a vital source of cultural materials within the community though never confirmed to be a core part of library services by the Government. This article concerns itself with a detailed consideration of the decline of music services over the…

Dorney, Carl; McKnight, Cliff

2004-01-01

58

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

59

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

60

Socioeconomic features of UK public library users  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resource funded research into The Economic Value of Public Libraries was carried out in the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University during 1999-2000. Examines some of the findings focusing on book borrowing and information seeking by a number of socio-economic characteristics. In the light of these characteristics, considers how far public libraries contribute to social inclusion. Identifies seven ages

Margaret Hawkins; Anne Morris; John Sumsion

2001-01-01

61

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mann, Thomas W., Jr.; And Others

62

Progress toward Subject Specialization in Korean Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

63

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

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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

65

Convergence and Professional Identity in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the effects of operational convergence, and the subsequent growth of the hybrid library model, upon the professional self-identity of academic library staff. The role of professionalism as a concept and motivational driver within contemporary academic librarianship is examined. Main themes of investigation include the extent…

Wilson, Kerry M.; Halpin, Eddie

2006-01-01

66

In Support of Reading: Reading Outreach Programs at Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mahaffy, Mardi

2009-01-01

67

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

68

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Raschke, Gregory K.

2003-01-01

69

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

70

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

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Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

2004-01-01

72

Statistics & Input-Output Measures for Colorado Academic Libraries, 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This edition of a statistical report on Colorado's academic libraries begins with a section of tables organized by sector (public or private) and board (governing board or agency) that includes library-by-library statistics as well as summary figures for boards and sectors. Following these tables are three sections of charts that illustrate how…

Boucher, Julie J.

73

Issues Facing Academic Libraries in the 1980's.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Observations of the Director of Libraries at Clarion State College, Pennsylvania, are presented on issues confronting academic libraries in the 1980's in two categories: constant or diminishing financial support, and increasing patron demand for services. Library materials and operating budgets, interlibrary cooperation, resource sharing,…

McCabe, Gerard B.

74

Investigating Resistance to Computers (Computer Anxiety) in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation of computer anxiety as one of the components of resistance to technology among staff in academic libraries focused on its effects on: (1) their level of participation in a library computer literacy program; and (2) their attitudes toward library automation and computers in general. To measure computer anxiety, the Computer…

Albritton, Rosie L.; Sievert, MaryEllen C.

75

Teaching Library Skills to Academically Unprepared College Freshmen.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the effectiveness of the traditional library lecture and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in scheduled credit classes in library skills. Subjects were 18 college freshman attending branch campuses who were academically underprepared for college level study and who also lacked basic library skills. Eleven students were taught…

Hooks, James D.

76

Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coffey, Daniel; Lawson, Karen

2002-01-01

77

Managing CD-ROM Service in Malaysian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the management of CD-ROM service in Malaysian academic libraries and marketing strategies used to popularize it. Findings revealed that these libraries use a variety of marketing and promotional channels, some of which need improvement; the libraries need to strengthen their end-user education programs to suit users with different levels…

Majid, Shaheen

1998-01-01

78

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Segal, Judith

1991-01-01

79

Interactive Information Networks and UK Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report considers the effects of new technology (online search services) on user access to information; the role of libraries in providing such access; the structure of a future national information network in the United Kingdom; and general managerial considerations. Seventeen references are cited. (EJS)

Vickery, Brian; And Others

1984-01-01

80

From Academic Communities to Managed Organisations: The Implications for Academic Careers in UK and German Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the implications for academic careers of the apparent global trend towards marketisation and managerialism in higher education with reference to the UK and Germany. It discusses how university employers might exercise greater control over their employees, privileging research and international publication, and fragmenting the…

Harley, Sandra; Muller-Camen, Michael; Collin, Andrey

2004-01-01

81

Economic Value of Public Libraries in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper summarises the results of a research project which assessed the economic impact of the public library service in the UK. Emphasis is given to a general descriptive model based on combining the diverse survey results of pre- vious research, a survey to determine user perceptions of the value of a book loan, a model to illustrate the economic

Anne Morris; John Sumsion; Margaret Hawkins

2002-01-01

82

Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sujin Butdisuwan

83

E-Global Library: The Academic Campus Library Meets the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes e-global library, the first Internet-based virtual library designed for online students at Jones International University and that has grown into a separately licensable product. Highlights include marketing to other academic libraries, both online and traditional; fees; the e-global library model; collection development policies;…

Heilig, Jean M.

2001-01-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Riggs, Donald E.

1997-01-01

85

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

86

Preparing the Underprepared: Current Academic Library Practices in Developmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ann Roselle

87

Popular Culture and the Academic Library: The Nye Collection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Russel B. Nye popular culture collection, explores the role of academic libraries in this area, and examines the collection building process for popular culture materials. The reactions of library staff and patrons are included. Seven references are listed. (RAA)

Fiore, Jannette

1980-01-01

88

Professional Development of Academic Library Professionals in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

89

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

90

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

91

Safety and Health Concerns in Academic and Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The library is a relatively safe work place, but no place is completely free from hazards. This paper examines the major health and safety concerns of staff and patrons of academic and public libraries, based on a literature review of approximately 60 articles. According to this literature, general safety hazards are not considered a major problem…

Louis, Dorothy M.

92

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

93

Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wallenius, Leila I. T.

2007-01-01

94

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

95

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

96

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

97

The Changing Nature of Work in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A content analysis of 220 job advertisements that appeared in "College & Research Libraries News" between 1973 and 1998 demonstrates that by 1998, all academic library jobs routinely included computer technologies, that instruction had become an integral part of reference work, and that behavioral skills, especially oral and written communication…

Lynch, Beverly P.; Smith, Kimberly Robles

2001-01-01

98

A Statistical Study of Online Searches in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Siddiqui, Moid A.

1996-01-01

99

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

100

University/Industry Partnerships: Premonitions for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article briefly outlines university/industry interactions and describes the issues surrounding them: advantages of mutual support, the role of academic libraries, impact on research, patent agreements, freedom of speech, access in libraries, the expanding user community, student participation in career-related activities, and impact on…

McDonald, Ellen

1985-01-01

101

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

102

Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McHale, Nina

2008-01-01

103

Cooperative Preservation Efforts of Academic Libraries. Occasional Papers Number 174.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyzes the major national plans for preservation programs in the United States from 1954 to 1985 and shows the extent to which aspects of these plans have been achieved by academic libraries. Plans presented to and commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) between 1954 and 1972 are examined; the formation of the…

Bello, Susan E.

104

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

105

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tvaruzka, Kathryn

2009-01-01

106

Challenges for University Engagement in the UK: Towards a Public Academe?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the changing role of universities in the UK as they respond to an engagement agenda that stipulates a more immersive and visible interaction between academics and the public. It constitutes a survey of attitudes to public engagement in a selection of UK universities drawing on interviews with senior academics with managerial…

Watermeyer, Richard

2011-01-01

107

The Changing Academic Profession in the UK and beyond. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research report provides a summary of the UK part of the international study of the changing academic profession, which has been supported by Universities UK and other national higher education bodies. The international study aims to examine the nature and extent of the changes experienced by academics, the reasons for these changes and their…

Locke, William; Bennion, Alice

2010-01-01

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

109

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

110

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

111

Today's Vibrant, Far from Deserted, Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lynn Scott Cochrane

2002-01-01

112

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Feret, Blazej; Marcinek, Marzena

113

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

114

Results of a Survey of Illinois Academic Libraries Affiliated with ILLINET. Illinois Libraries Statistical Report No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication reports the results of the first annual survey of those Illinois academic libraries affiliated with the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET). It is noted that responses were received from 132 libraries, a 91 percent response rate. Information is presented on public use of academic library materials and services;…

Goldhor, Herbert

115

Use of laptop computers in an academic medical library.  

PubMed

Who borrows laptop computers in an academic health sciences library? Why do they choose to check out laptops? In a survey, laptop computer users responded that the laptops were used most frequently to do class-related work. Laptops were most often checked out because they could be taken to a quiet area of the library or to where the user had more room to work. The majority of such borrowers were satisfied or very satisfied with the laptops and the service from the library. The majority of those completing the survey were medical school students and graduate students. The circulation of laptop computers at this academic health sciences library is a very successful and popular program. PMID:17522006

Atlas, Michel C; Garza, Felix; Hinshaw, Ren

2007-01-01

116

The Consequences of Extending a Country's Library Legislation to the Inclusion of Academic Libraries, with Special Reference to Nigeria.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An aspect of library legislation which is generally ignored is legislation that promotes the utilization of academic libraries to maximize the potential of a nation's resources. From the available literatue it would seem that library legislation in develo...

S. C. Nwoye

1979-01-01

117

The Academic Health Sciences Library and Serial Selection  

PubMed Central

A review of efforts to formulate basic medical journal lists and a report of a survey of subscriptions held in academic health science libraries is presented. The subscriptions held by thirty-seven libraries were analyzed to determine those held by 60-100% of the sample. A comparison of those titles subscribed to by 90-100% of the sample reveals that most of these titles appear in the lists formulated by other studies.

Bell, Jo Ann

1974-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bridges, Laurie M.

2008-01-01

119

Selecting and Acquiring Library Materials for Chinese Studies in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wei, Karen T.

2004-01-01

120

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

121

The Evolution of Academic Library Architecture: A Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the history of architectural developments in academic libraries. Highlights include natural lighting and the invention of the incandescent bulb; compact shelving; open versus closed stacks; modular construction methods; central air conditioning and controlled environments; interior arrangements; access to handicapped users and staff; and…

Toombs, Kenneth E.

1992-01-01

122

An Integrated Customer Knowledge Management Framework for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daneshgar, Farhad; Parirokh, Mehri

2012-01-01

123

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

124

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

125

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

126

An Interlibrary Loan Network Among Academic Libraries of Saudi Arabia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Siddiqui, Moid Ahmad

1996-01-01

127

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

128

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

129

Foreign LIS degrees in contemporary US academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

130

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

131

Impact of Information Systems on Users of Academic Libraries: Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of automated information services in academic libraries and the growth of AUSINET (Australian Information Network) are described. The current organization of online services and their integration into the pattern of user assistance are noted, and the effects on the user/librarian relationship, on the use of primary and secondary…

McKinlay, John

132

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

133

Why Social Interaction and Good Communication in Academic Libraries Matters  

Microsoft Academic Search

In these times of extraordinary development in information and communication technologies (ICT) many new tools and services, and traditional tools, such as the catalog, could be developed or enhanced by librarians to effectively support the academic community in teaching and learning. This paper will discuss how social interaction between technical and public service librarians could enhance library services to the

Maria Anna Jankowska; Linnea Marshall

2004-01-01

134

Collection Development Strategies for Academic and Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rader, Hannelore B., Ed.

135

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.

136

Models of Reference Services in Australian Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a project which was undertaken in 2006 to investigate the current modes and methods for delivering reference services in Australian academic libraries. The project included a literature review to assist in providing a definition of reference services as well as a snapshot of statistics showing staff and patron numbers from…

Burke, Liz

2008-01-01

137

Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

2004-01-01

138

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

139

Post-occupancy evaluation of academic and research library facilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of an indicative assessment of the major technical and functional elements of performance, carried out on the main academic and research library of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Published literature has been analyzed to review knowledge areas pertaining to the

Mohammad A. Hassanain; Ali A. Mudhei

2006-01-01

140

A Conjoint Analysis of Reference Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains conjoint analysis and its use in marketing research and describes an evaluation of reference services in academic libraries that used conjoint analysis to determine user preference regarding the importance of definitiveness of answer, waiting time, service time, number of items found, hours of available service, and cost. (Contains 13…

Crawford, Gregory A.

1994-01-01

141

Interactive MultiMedia and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic information formats such as optical media or multi-media used in colleges and universities present challenges for academic library policy makers. Some policy areas that should be considered for electronic and interactive formats are familiar and some are new. This paper describes areas of policy and decision points for services involving new and emerging formats such as hypermedia, interactive multi-media

Lorre Smith

1992-01-01

142

The Information Commons: The Academic Library of the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some academic libraries have adopted the idea of the information commons, a central location providing computers, information resources in various formats, and staff assistance. An overview of several information commons in the United States and Canada is presented, and missions, features, strengths and weaknesses are explored. A table identifies…

MacWhinnie, Laurie A.

2003-01-01

143

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

144

Reference Collection Development in Academic Libraries: Report of a Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

In autumn 1985, 565 questionnaires were sent to heads of reference at randomly selected libraries located within academic institutions ranging from four-year colleges to research universities; 471 questionnaires, or 83 percent, were completed and returned. Information was gathered on many aspects of reference collection development policy and practice. Some of the more notable findings are as follows: (1) In a

Mary Biggs; Victor Biggs

1987-01-01

145

Academic Libraries and Discovery Tools: A Survey of the Literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discovery tools are becoming increasingly popular in academic libraries, yet there is little information available concerning the tools used regarding their implementation, maintenance, and evaluation, or the tools’ effects on public service librarians. Key questions considered through a literature review include the most common tools used, how their effectiveness is evaluated, and user satisfaction data. Readers will learn how public

Beth Thomsett-Scott; Patricia E. Reese

2012-01-01

146

The Shattered Stereotype: The Academic Library in Technological Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In academic libraries, neither technical services, public services, nor administration has escaped the impact of online information systems. Online catalogs, network systems, interlibrary lending, database searches, circulation control, automated technical processes, and an increasing number of non-book materials are part of a technological…

Foster, Constance L.

147

Information Consulting: The Key to Success in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

148

What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

2009-01-01

149

Using Time-Series Regression to Predict Academic Library Circulations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four methods were used to forecast monthly circulation totals in 15 midwestern academic libraries: dummy time-series regression, lagged time-series regression, simple average (straight-line forecasting), monthly average (naive forecasting). In tests of forecasting accuracy, dummy regression method and monthly mean method exhibited smallest average…

Brooks, Terrence A.

1984-01-01

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubnjakovic, Ana

2012-01-01

151

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Cuiying Mu

2007-01-01

152

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

153

A Survey of the Status of Academic Library Automation in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey on the extent of library automation in academic libraries in Louisiana was undertaken to satisfy four objectives: (1) program planning for the library section of the 1980 Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities; (2) to provide information about library automation to the academic community; (3) planning assistance for the…

Larason, Larry; DiCarlo, Michael A.

154

Moving the collections of an academic health sciences library.  

PubMed Central

Expansion of the physical facilities of the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill necessitated relocating the entire journal and book collections within the library. This paper discusses the problems involved in planning such a move, the gathering and analysis of relevant data, the formulation of an overall plan based on the data analysis, and the actual move. The use of specially-written computer programs greatly aided in the move's planning and execution and also yielded quantitative data describing the characteristics of an academic health sciences collection.

Brogan, L L; Lipscomb, C E

1982-01-01

155

A Survey of the Status of Academic Library Automation in Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey on the extent of library automation in academic libraries in Louisiana was undertaken to satisfy four objectives: (1) program planning for the library section of the 1980 Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities: (2) to provide informati...

L. Larason M. A. DiCarlo

1980-01-01

156

A Life Beyond Work? Job Demands, Work-Life Balance, and Wellbeing in UK Academics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research findings from several countries suggest that academic work has become comparatively stressful, with potentially serious consequences for the workforce and the quality of higher education. This article reports the findings of a study that examined work demands, work-life balance and wellbeing in UK academic staff. Job demands and levels of psychological distress were high and working during evenings and

Gail Kinman; Fiona Jones

2008-01-01

157

Academics on Non-Standard Contracts in UK Universities: Portfolio Work, Choice and Compulsion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses the profile and motivation of over 1,300 academics employed on part-time, fixed term or temporary contracts at 10 post-1992 UK universities, whom it categorises as "non-standard academics". Based on a questionnaire survey, it investigates their demographic background, including age, gender and ethnic background, as well as the…

Brown, Donna; Gold, Michael

2007-01-01

158

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

159

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

160

Bringing History to the Library: University-Community Engagement in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through the power of easily accessible and engaging new digital media technologies, family and oral histories can give voice to the unknown and overlooked stories of immigrants and their families--stories that often never make it beyond the children or the grandchildren. The academic library can be a natural focal point for this interaction and…

Cho, Allan

2011-01-01

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bjoernshauge, Lars

162

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

163

The Special Library on Campus: A Model for Library Orientations Aimed at Academic Administration, Faculty, and Support Staff  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A broadened library and media center orientation program was developed to include those parts of the academic community often neglected by traditional programs of library instruction. Focusing on the perceived need and political advantages of including administrators and support staff as well as "invisible" faculty in library instruction, library

Hurst, Leslie

2003-01-01

164

The Consequences of Extending a Country's Library Legislation to the Inclusion of Academic Libraries, with Special Reference to Nigeria.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An aspect of library legislation which is generally ignored is legislation that promotes the utilization of academic libraries to maximize the potential of a nation's resources. From the available literature it would seem that library legislation in developing nations still conforms strictly to the traditional view that library legislation should…

Nwoye, S. C.

165

The Status of Academic Libraries in the United States: Results from the 1996 Academic Library Survey with Historical Comparisons. Survey Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the status of academic libraries in 1996, based on results of the 1996 Academic Library Survey, a part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the National Center for Education Statistics. The report presents detailed tabulations for 1996 and historical comparisons with previous years. Topics covered…

Cahalan, Maggie; Mansfield, Wendy; Justh, Natalie

166

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

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neal, James G.

2006-01-01

168

The Use of OCLC in Academic Libraries in New York State. A Report of a Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to determine how the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) is actually used by its members, in October 1980 a survey was distributed to the head catalogers of 95 academic libraries participating in OCLC in New York State. The 32 question survey was designed to: (1) collect information on the use of OCLC in academic libraries; (2) survey…

Horenstein, Bonnie

169

Using Second Life as a Training Tool in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kristine S. Condic

2009-01-01

170

Users' behaviour patterns in academic libraries' OPACs: a multivariate statistical analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to present real time user searches in a Greek academic library OPAC (University of Macedonia Library) in relation to user profile. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using as a test bed a Greek academic library and its OPAC's transaction logs along with a system implanted questionnaire, data were gathered, processed and analyzed using multivariate statistical analysis techniques. Findings

Aphrodite Malliari; Daphne Kyriaki-Manessi

2007-01-01

171

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

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cain, Mark E.

173

The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

2009-01-01

174

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

175

The Academic Library in the 21st Century--What Need for a Physical Place?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In May 2000, a survey of current academic library building activities in Australia was undertaken. The libraries were asked to identify current or planned building projects, the drivers of the projects (i.e., why they were being undertaken), assumptions about the future of academic libraries underlying the planning, and what were seen as the key…

King, Helen

176

Cataloguing E-Books in UK Higher Education Libraries: Report of a Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of a 2006 survey of UK Higher Education OPACs in order to provide a snapshot of cataloguing practices for e-books. Design/methodology/approach: The OPACs of 30 UK HE libraries were examined in July/August 2006 to determine which e-books were catalogued, and the level of cataloguing…

Belanger, Jacqueline

2007-01-01

177

Communicating with Faculty, Staff, and Students Using Library Blogs: Results from a Survey of Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated use and management of blogs in academic health sciences libraries. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected with a questionnaire distributed to bloggers and administrators representing 22 libraries self-identified as using blogs to publish library newsletters. Perceived barriers to use of blogs included lack of patron awareness and technical issues. Blogs were viewed as easy to use by

Amy J. Chatfield; Melissa A. Ratajeski; John Wang; Tania P. Bardyn

2010-01-01

178

An Extrapolation of Bowen's Revenue Theory of Cost to Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay relates Howard R. Bowen's revenue theory of cost and Laws of Higher Education Cost to the situation of the academic library, highlighting pursuit of excellence, library expenses, cost-effective measures, and decision rules for resource allocation. (EJS)

Leonard, W. Patrick

1983-01-01

179

Research Selectivity and Female Academics in UK Universities: from gentleman's club and barrack yard to smart macho?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the findings of survey data designed to explore the perceived impact of research selectivity (in the form of the Research Assessment Exercise [RAE]) on academic work in UK universities and examines their implications for women academics and gendered cultures in the light of recent writing on the position of women in UK academia. If at least part

SANDRA HARLEY

2003-01-01

180

Internet access in UK public libraries: notes and queries from a small scale study : EDITORIAL  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this editorial is to discuss the findings of a small scale study of internet access in UK public libraries. It aims to examine all aspects of access, from the moment the service is requested, to the acceptable use policy (AUP) for each library, to specific Internet sites that are banned. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology involved

David McMenemy

2008-01-01

181

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

182

Work Stressors, Health and Sense of Coherence in UK Academic Employees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This cross-sectional study examined relationships between job-specific stressors and psychological and physical health symptoms in academic employees working in UK universities. The study also tests the main and moderating role played by sense of coherence (SOC: Antonovsky, 1987 in work stress process). SOC is described as a generalised resistance…

Kinman, Gail

2008-01-01

183

The Invisible Developers? Academic Coordinators in the UK Subject Centre Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Staff of subject centres have been largely invisible from discussions about the nature of Educational Development in the UK, which has largely focused on the institutional context. This article seeks to enhance the visibility and identity of subject centre academic coordinators who provide discipline-based teaching and learning support across the…

Canning, John

2010-01-01

184

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anastassia Khouri

185

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

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

187

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nina McHale

2007-01-01

188

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

189

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Letnikova, Galina

2008-01-01

190

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

191

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

192

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

193

Changing the Concept and Measure of Service Quality in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The diagnostic instrument SERVQUAL has been developed to measure customer expectations and perceptions of service. This article describes a study that investigated how applicable SERVQUAL is to academic libraries and how influential the study's findings might be in changing concepts of the management of academic library services. Two SERVQUAL…

Nitecki, Danuta A.

1996-01-01

194

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

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carlile, Heather

2007-01-01

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, Dick

2009-01-01

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

199

A Model for Reviewing Academic Branch Libraries Based on ACRL Guidelines and Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Proposes a methodology for reviewing academic branch libraries based on Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) guidelines. A four-part model is presented, including scope and review, decision-making responsibilities, criteria for opening and maintaining branch libraries, and the final report and recommendations. Sample outlines of…

Madison, Olivia M. A.; And Others

1994-01-01

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neal, James G.

2001-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Featherstone, Jan Alyce

202

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.

203

State-Of-The-Art of Academic Library Instruction. 1977 Update.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These ten papers comprise the 1977 update on the state-of-the-art of academic library instruction. Two surveys examine printed self-guided library tours and conducted tours, while a third reports on non-formalized, point-of-use library instruction. Other ...

1977-01-01

204

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

205

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie

206

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

207

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2000-01 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Medical Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 63 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.

208

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

209

Survey of the Use of Slide/Tape Presentations for Orientation and Instruction Purposes in Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Eighty-eight academic libraries were surveyed to determine what kinds of slide/tape library instruction materials are available for purchase or loan. The conclusions reached were: (1) there are less than a dozen libraries that have produced presentations ...

L. Hardesty

1976-01-01

210

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

211

"We Don't Do Public Libraries Like We Used to": Attitudes to Public Library Buildings in the UK at the Start of the 21st Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the quality, performance and future of public library services in the UK is a matter of debate, there is little doubt that in recent years, despite claims relating to the emergence of a cyber-society, interest in library buildings and the library as "place" has been intense, almost matching that seen during the Carnegie era of mass public…

Black, Alistair

2011-01-01

212

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

213

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

214

Blogs in American Academic Libraries: An Overview of Their Present Status and Possible Future Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Academic libraries have embraced a new media tool, the weblog or blog, for various purposes. However, some librarians have\\u000a raised concerns. Are academic library blogs overly personalized and often opinionated journals? Are they constantly dynamic,\\u000a challenging, newsworthy, and entertaining? How often can they be updated to add and share new content in a timely manner?\\u000a How effectively are they used

Fu Zhuo

2006-01-01

215

Applied and Academic A Levels: Is There Really a Need for the Applied Track in UK Further Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The term "applied track" in UK further education has been used to refer to the applied A level, the vocational, coursework-based version of the traditional academic A level. Vocational and coursework-based courses are often criticised for being easier than academic courses, for only attracting students who do not satisfy the requirements to take…

Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian

2011-01-01

216

How Well Are We Doing? Common Themes and Possible Solutions in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper uses results of postal surveys carried out in the United Kingdom further education (FE) and university sectors to highlight themes and elaborate on suggestions for advancing performance measurement. Academic libraries face insecurity arising from the political and educational changes taking place in academic institutions, competition…

Morgan, Steve

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

218

Photocopying by Academic, Public and Nonprofit Research Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This pamphlet was prepared by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Authors League to: (1) state their understanding of fair use and library photocopying under Section 107; (2) state their understanding of the library copying privileges gra...

1978-01-01

219

The decline in adult book lending in UK public libraries and its possible causes : I. Literature review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Possible reasons for the decline in annual adult book issues from UK public libraries are reviewed. Annual book issues have been decreasing since 1980, due mainly to a decrease in issues of adult fiction and, to a lesser extent, adult non-fiction. Possible intrinsic causes include cuts in book funds in real terms and reduced accessibility of libraries through library closures

Douglas J. C. Grindlay; Anne Morris

2004-01-01

220

Expectations, Realities, and Perceptions of Subject Specialist Librarians' Duties in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveys 138 librarians in 21 medium-sized academic libraries to identify time on tasks and value of tasks to address problems between the expectations of library administrators and the perceptions of librarians to their job descriptions. The results validate that the administration's expectations are within the norm.

McAbee, Sonja L.; Graham, John-Bauer

2005-01-01

221

Win-Win Strategy for the Employment of Reference Graduate Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the application of win-win mindsets and strategy in the employment of LIS (library and information science) graduate assistants in academic library reference services. Considers recruitment, training and support, transition, treating graduate assistants as colleagues, differences from graduate assistants who are not LIS students, and…

Wu, Qi

2003-01-01

222

Chinese Graduate Students and the Canadian Academic Library: A User Study at the University of Windsor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a pilot study that examined the information seeking behaviors of Chinese graduate students at the University of Windsor. Findings on current Chinese students' perceptions, expectations, and use of library services are highlighted including implications for academic libraries to meet international students' information needs.

Liu, Guoying; Winn, Danielle

2009-01-01

223

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

224

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ou, Carol

2003-01-01

225

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Veeramani Marimuthu; Vinayagamoorthy Paraman

2011-01-01

226

Report of the Advisory Committee on Planning for the Academic Libraries of New York State 1973.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1971, an advisory committee was charged with developing guidelines for planning the integration and utilization of academic library resources in New York State for the period of 1990. Their report discusses the general problems and possibilities of library cooperation in general and in the specific situation in the state. Topics covered…

Kaser, David

227

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik; Kantor, Paul B.

1998-01-01

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Platt, Jessica; Benson, Pete

2010-01-01

229

Making a Case for Using Electronic Performance Support Systems in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Electronic performance support system (EPSS) technology provides a powerful mechanism for helping end-users operate complex systems. This article describes and discusses some research we have undertaken to explore their potential within academic library systems. Based on a needs analysis, an EPSS for supporting library users was designed and…

van Schaik, Paul; Barker, Philip; Famakinwa, Oladeji

2007-01-01

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fisher, Patricia A.

231

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

232

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

233

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

234

Use of the Internet for Reference Services in Malaysian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigates the effect of the Internet in references services in Malaysian academic libraries, and examines library professionals' perceptions of the importance of the Internet in reference work. Respondents felt the Internet has contributed positively to reference work and has enhanced their effectiveness and efficiency; however, a majority…

Abdoulaye, Kaba; Majid, Shaheen

2000-01-01

235

Assessing the Quality of Academic Libraries on the Web: The Development and Testing of Criteria.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study develops and tests an instrument useful for evaluating the quality of academic library Web sites. Discusses criteria for print materials and human-computer interfaces; user-based perspectives; the use of factor analysis; a survey of library experts; testing reliability through analysis of variance; and regression models. (Contains 53…

Chao, Hungyune

2002-01-01

236

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

2008-01-01

237

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the second in a series of four guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publications since 1964. Focusing on congressional publications pertaining to laws and regulations, this guide describes…

Amen, Kathleen L.

238

Planning and Evaluation of New Academic Library Services by Means of Web-Based Conjoint Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New product development is an omnipresent challenge to modern libraries in the information age. Therefore, we present the design and selected results of a comprehensive research project aiming at the systematic and user-oriented planning of academic library services by means of conjoint analysis. The applicability of the analytical framework used…

Decker, Reinhold; Hermelbracht, Antonia

2006-01-01

239

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

240

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

241

Pica and the Academic Libraries in the Netherlands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Pica, an organization in the Netherlands which evolved from the Project for Integrated Catalogue Automation that includes the National Library and all university libraries. Topics include the organizational structure, the shared online cataloging system, interlibrary loan, library networks and database access, and electronic document…

Oosterop, Danielle

1996-01-01

242

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

243

Photocopying by Academic, Public and Nonprofit Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This pamphlet was prepared by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Authors League to: (1) state their understanding of fair use and library photocopying under Section 107; (2) state their understanding of the library copying privileges granted by Section 108, and the limits it imposes on photocopying by nonprofit libraries; (3)…

Association of American Publishers, New York, NY.

244

National Association and Organization Reports. American Library Association; Association of American Publishers; American Booksellers Association; Association of Research Libraries; Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); Council on Library and Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This section includes reports from the American Library Association, Association of American Publishers, American Booksellers Association, Association of Research Libraries, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), and Council on Library and Information Resources. (LRW)

Berry, John W.; Platt, Judith; Hoynes, Michael; Webster, Duane E.; Johnson, Richard; Smith, Kathlin

2002-01-01

245

Academic Library Status: A Review of Employment Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that examined published job advertisements to investigate employment opportunities for academic librarians with regard to rank, academic expectations, benefits, tenure, and issues related to salary and equal employment. The discussion covers variations in these factors correlated with institutional characteristics and regions.…

Jackson, Joseph A.; Clouse, R. Wilburn

1988-01-01

246

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

247

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

248

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

249

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

250

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

251

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

252

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

253

Periodicity in Academic Library Circulation: A Spectral Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the cyclic nature of library use focuses on the use of spectral analysis to identify periods in library circulation series and pickup for shelving at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The theoretical context of time and frequency domains is presented. (Author/LRW)

McGrath, William E.

1996-01-01

254

dbWiz: open source federated searching for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Calvin Mah; Kevin Stranack

2005-01-01

255

African American Women Leaders in Academic Research Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Epps, Sharon K.

2008-01-01

256

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

257

Library Web Site Administration: A Strategic Planning Model For the Smaller Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic planning provides a useful structure for creating and implementing library web sites. The planned integration of a library's web site into its mission and objectives ensures that the library's community of users will consider the web site one of the most important information tools the library offers.

Ryan, Susan M.

2003-01-01

258

The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study was undertaken to determine whether the libraries of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the College of the Holy Cross, and Clark University should be merged. Four types of data were collected: (1) objective--quantitative analyses of faculty and s...

D. Kaser J. Y. Davis

1977-01-01

259

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

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

261

Engaging with Leadership Development in Irish Academic Libraries: Some Reflections of the Future Leaders Programme (FLP)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four librarians from Irish university libraries completed the U.K. Future Leaders Programme (FLP) in 2010. In this article they recount their experience and assess the effect of the programme on their professional practice and the value for their institutions. The programme is explored in the context of the Irish higher education environment,…

Fallon, Helen; Maxwell, Jane; McCaffrey, Ciara; McMahon, Seamus

2011-01-01

262

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

263

Integrating Research into LIS Field Experiences in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

264

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.

265

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Van Scoyoc, Anna M.; Cason, Caroline

2006-01-01

266

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

267

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

PubMed Central

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

Jenkins, Carol G.; Bader, Shelley A.

2003-01-01

268

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

PubMed Central

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

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

1999-01-01

269

Toward the Twenty-First Century. Public Supported Academic Libraries and the State Library in South Dakota. Report of a Study-Team. Publication 87-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report documents the findings of a study that examined library and information services in South Dakota's state-supported academic libraries, the first such study conducted in 15 years. The state library and six schools--University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Black Hills State College, Dakota State College, Northern State…

Eaton, Nancy; And Others

270

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

271

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jantz, Ronald

2001-01-01

272

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

273

Benchmarking quality systems in two European academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to benchmark two ISO 9001:2000 based quality management systems, one in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and the other in Kuopio University, Finland. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is a case study in which both libraries' approach to the building of their quality management system are compared. Findings – The ISO 9001:2000

Núria Balagué; Jarmo Saarti

2009-01-01

274

Preservation Needs of Children's Literature in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Patricia A.

2010-01-01

275

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

276

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

277

The provision of recommended reading in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Provides an update on a project at the University of Wales Bangor, reported in an earlier issue, to ensure that books on reading lists are available in the library, that missing books are replaced, and that newer editions are purchased when available. New aspects of the project are described, improving staff co-operation by interrelating this work with the selection of

Karen Sherwood; Ian Lovecy

1997-01-01

278

The Managerial Roles of Academic Library Directors: The Mintzberg Model.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study based on a model developed by Henry Mintzberg examined the internal and external managerial roles of 126 New England college and university library directors. Survey results indicate that the 97 responding directors were primarily involved with internal managerial roles and work contacts. (CDD)

Moskowitz, Michael Ann

1986-01-01

279

Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oh, Dong-Geun

2004-01-01

280

Measures of User Evaluation at Two Academic Libraries: Prolegomena.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the results of a joint effort by Northeast Louisiana University and Southeastern Louisiana University to measure user satisfaction with the services of their libraries. The development of a survey instrument is described, the questionnaires designed for faculty and students are discussed, and the results of the studies are analyzed. (JL)

Budd, John; DiCarlo, Mike

1982-01-01

281

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

282

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

283

Information technology in Thai academic libraries: report on a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

H. A. Vespry; Krisana Kitiyadisai

1992-01-01

284

Response to "The Academic Elite in Library Science..."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Refutes the claim that top-rated programs in library science tend to maintain and enhance their reputation by hiring their own and each other's graduates and that this pattern of inbreeding was likely to be harmful to the field. Concludes convincing evidence was not provided and the true situation may be other than claimed. (PEN)

Bates, Marcia J

1998-01-01

285

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

286

Documentation for the Academic Library Survey (ALS) Data File: Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Use). NCES 2006-342  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this report is to document the procedures and methodologies employed during the Academic Library Survey of 2000. This report is designed to provide guidance and documentation for users of the public-release and restricted-use data files. Information about the universe of academic libraries and how to access this information is…

Schmitt, Carl M.

2006-01-01

287

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ciszek, Matthew P.

2011-01-01

288

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

289

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

290

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kapoor, Kanta; Goyal, O. P.

2007-01-01

291

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

292

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

293

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ian Gibson; Lisa Goddard; Shannon Gordon

2009-01-01

294

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nicholas Joint

2009-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rooney, Michael P.

2010-01-01

296

Academic Library as Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and publications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to be a campus publisher. A means of doing this is to implement an IR, providing institutions an opportunity to showcase senior theses, and student and faculty peer-reviewed journals. Presentation includes representatives from a small college, a consortium of small colleges, and a university with a university press.

Teresa Fishel; Marilyn Billings; Allegra Gonzalez

2009-01-01

297

Networked Information Retrieval Tools in the Academic Environment: Towards a Cybernetic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the literature of networked information retrieval tools to explore the concept of an interactive text-based virtual reality environment that would encompass resources currently available on the Internet. Highlights include academic libraries, electronic mail, hypertext navigation systems, wide area information servers, knowbots and…

Brett, George H., II

1993-01-01

298

Microform Collections in New Orleans Academic and Public Libraries: A Union List.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This union list identifies 455 microform collections held by 8 public and academic libraries in New Orleans. It is noted that newspapers, periodicals, Government Printing Office (GPO) depository microfiche, and individual monograph titles were excluded from the list unless they are a part of a publisher's series, archival project, or manuscript…

Spano, Gregory P., Comp.

299

The Readability of Information Literacy Content on Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a study addressing the readability of content on academic libraries' Web sites, specifically content intended to improve users' information literacy skills. Results call for recognition of readability as an evaluative component of text in order to better meet the needs of diverse user populations. (Contains 8 tables.)

Lim, Adriene

2010-01-01

300

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

301

Smoothing Forecasting Methods for Academic Library Circulations: An Evaluation and Recommendation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Circulation time-series data from 50 midwest academic libraries were used to test 110 variants of 8 smoothing forecasting methods. Data and methodologies and illustrations of two recommended methods--the single exponential smoothing method and Brown's one-parameter linear exponential smoothing method--are given. Eight references are cited. (EJS)

Brooks, Terrence A.; Forys, John W., Jr.

1986-01-01

302

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

303

Annual Survey of Serials Collection Assessment Programs, Practices, and Policies in Academic Libraries--1991-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey of academic libraries that explored serials collection assessment. Highlights include serials budget allocations; serials cancellation projects; changes in ratio of allocation by subject area; use of computers for serials collection assessment; use of vendors, especially for statistics; and future plans for collection…

Alexander, Adrian W.; Smith, James L.

1992-01-01

304

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wright, A. J.

305

Proposal for Implementing Multi-User Database (MUD) Technology in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the use of MOO (multi-user object oriented) virtual environments in academic libraries to enhance reference services. Highlights include the development of multi-user database (MUD) technology from gaming to non-recreational settings; programming issues; collaborative MOOs; MOOs as distinguished from other types of virtual reality; audio…

Filby, A. M. Iliana

1996-01-01

306

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

307

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

308

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

309

Information Literacy Instruction in Canadian Academic Libraries: Longitudinal Trends and International Comparisons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of information literacy instruction in Canadian academic libraries revealed that trends in teaching objectives, methods, and content have changed little in the past five years. Instructional librarians continue to face numerous challenges, particularly with regard to limited resources and faculty and student attitudes. (Contains…

Julien, Heidi

2000-01-01

310

From the Front Line: Information Literacy Instruction in Canadian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on data from an ongoing study of information literacy and bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries whose goal is to identify instructional outcomes and characterize successful instruction. Focuses on the current practices of librarian-instructors teaching bibliographic instruction in Canada and suggests implications for…

Julien, Heidi; Boon, Stuart

2002-01-01

311

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

312

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

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fleming-May, Rachel; Yuro, Lisa

2009-01-01

314

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carlson, Scott; Young, Jeffrey R.

2005-01-01

315

Geospatial Technology Support in Small Academic Libraries: Time to Jump on Board?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many librarians at small academic institutions have been wondering if they can, or even should, support the use of geospatial technology on their campuses. At the Middlebury College Libraries, we have developed a model of support for geospatial technology which we think might be versatile and transferable enough to try elsewhere.

Macfarlane, Carrie M.; Rodgers, Christopher M.

2008-01-01

316

The Delivery of Computer-Based Bibliographic Search Services by Academic and Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 9 machine-readable data base processing centers was carried out under a National Science Foundation grant by the Northeast Academic Science Information Center. The basic issues considered were: the appropriate role of the library in the processing of computer-based searches; the effect of this form of bibliographic access on…

Gardner, Jeffrey J.; And Others

1974-01-01

317

Developing a Checklist for Qualitative Evaluation of Service Charters in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In accordance with the recent philosophy of quality in higher education embraced by European institutions, a checklist for the qualitative evaluation of service charters in academic libraries is proposed. The checklist is based on the existing literature on the topic, not only the large number of research papers on quality issues in general, but…

Pinto, Maria

2008-01-01

318

Allocating the Academic Library's Book Budget: Historical Perspectives and Current Reflections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses issues involved in the allocation of book funds in academic libraries. The topics covered include faculty versus librarian control of book budgets, evaluation criteria and measurement techniques that have been used to determine allocations, and the problems with rigid mathematical approaches to allocations. (35 notes with references)…

Werking, Richard Hume

1988-01-01

319

Utilization of Telecommunications by Academic and School Libraries in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a part of the NASA sponsored program on the application of communication satellites to educational development, a study was made of the utilization of telecommunications by academic and school libraries in the United States and the potential for future utilization by these institutions. The five basic functions performed by all…

Niehaus, Carl A.

320

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

321

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

322

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

PubMed Central

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

Matheson, N W

1982-01-01

323

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

324

Information Literacy at an Academic Library: Development of a Library Course in an Online Environment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An increase in its distance-learning student population prompted Regent University Library to consolidate the library's information literacy program into one course. The course eventually went online to meet the needs of distance learners. During course development and implementation, librarians learned what worked well and what did not.…

Lee, Marta; Yaegle, Sandra

2005-01-01

325

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

326

Integrated Library Systems in Canadian Public, Academic and Special Libraries: The Sixth Annual Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports results of a survey of vendors of large and microcomputer-based integrated library systems. Data presented on Canadian installations include total systems installed, comparisons with earlier years, market segments, and installations by type of library (excluding school). International sales and automation requirements for music are…

Merilees, Bobbie

1992-01-01

327

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

328

Survey of the Use of Slide/Tape Presentations for Orientation and Instruction Purposes in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eighty-eight academic libraries were surveyed to determine what kinds of slide/tape library instruction materials are available for purchase or loan. The conclusions reached were: (1) there are less than a dozen libraries that have produced presentations of sufficient quality and adaptability to be widely used; and (2) the slide/tape format…

Hardesty, Larry

329

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.

330

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

331

Ethnicity and academic performance in UK trained doctors and medical students: systematic review and meta-analysis  

PubMed Central

Objective To determine whether the ethnicity of UK trained doctors and medical students is related to their academic performance. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Online databases PubMed, Scopus, and ERIC; Google and Google Scholar; personal knowledge; backwards and forwards citations; specific searches of medical education journals and medical education conference abstracts. Study selection The included quantitative reports measured the performance of medical students or UK trained doctors from different ethnic groups in undergraduate or postgraduate assessments. Exclusions were non-UK assessments, only non-UK trained candidates, only self reported assessment data, only dropouts or another non-academic variable, obvious sampling bias, or insufficient details of ethnicity or outcomes. Results 23 reports comparing the academic performance of medical students and doctors from different ethnic groups were included. Meta-analyses of effects from 22 reports (n=23?742) indicated candidates of “non-white” ethnicity underperformed compared with white candidates (Cohen’s d=?0.42, 95% confidence interval ?0.50 to ?0.34; P<0.001). Effects in the same direction and of similar magnitude were found in meta-analyses of undergraduate assessments only, postgraduate assessments only, machine marked written assessments only, practical clinical assessments only, assessments with pass/fail outcomes only, assessments with continuous outcomes only, and in a meta-analysis of white v Asian candidates only. Heterogeneity was present in all meta-analyses. Conclusion Ethnic differences in academic performance are widespread across different medical schools, different types of exam, and in undergraduates and postgraduates. They have persisted for many years and cannot be dismissed as atypical or local problems. We need to recognise this as an issue that probably affects all of UK medical and higher education. More detailed information to track the problem as well as further research into its causes is required. Such actions are necessary to ensure a fair and just method of training and of assessing current and future doctors.

2011-01-01

332

Assessment of Customer Service in Academic Health Care Libraries (ACSAHL): an instrument for measuring customer service*†  

PubMed Central

Objectives: In a pilot study, the library had good results using SERVQUAL, a respected and often-used instrument for measuring customer satisfaction. The SERVQUAL instrument itself, however, received some serious and well-founded criticism from the respondents to our survey. The purpose of this study was to test the comparability of the results of SERVQUAL with a revised and shortened instrument modeled on SERVQUAL. The revised instrument, the Assessment of Customer Service in Academic Health Care Libraries (ACSAHL), was designed to better assess customer service in academic health care libraries. Methods: Surveys were sent to clients who had used the document delivery services at three academic medical libraries in Texas over the previous twelve to eighteen months. ACSAHL surveys were sent exclusively to clients at University of Texas (UT) Southwestern, while the client pools at the two other institutions were randomly divided and provided either SERVQUAL or ACSAHL surveys. Results: Results indicated that more respondents preferred the shorter ACSAHL instrument to the longer and more complex SERVQUAL instrument. Also, comparing the scores from both surveys indicated that ACSAHL elicited comparable results. Conclusions: ACSAHL appears to measure the same type of data in similar settings, but additional testing is recommended both to confirm the survey's results through data replication and to investigate whether the instrument applies to different service areas.

Crossno, Jon E.; Berkins, Brenda; Gotcher, Nancy; Hill, Judith L.; McConoughey, Michelle; Walters, Mitchel

2001-01-01

333

Developing an academic medical library core journal collection in the (almost) post-print era: the Florida State University College of Medicine Medical Library experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine Medical Library is the first academic medical library to be established since the Web's dramatic appearance during the 1990s. A large customer base for electronic medical information resources is both comfortable with and eager to migrate to the electronic format completely, and vendors are designing radical pricing models that make print journal

Barbara Shearer; Suzanne P. Nagy

2003-01-01

334

Task Analysis of Library Jobs in the State of Illinois: A Working Paper on the Relevance of the Study to Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings of "A Task Analysis of Library Jobs in the State of Illinois" (ED 040723), the SERD Report (Social, Educational Research and Development, Inc.), are evaluated and applied to academic libraries in this study. The tasks are grouped by function and by training time order, and then arranged in task clusters by performance level. (Related…

Canelas, Dale Brunelle

335

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

336

Comparing Users' Exchange Values with Library Costs in Academic and Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the economics and value of information and describes a study that compared an objective measure, the estimated direct costs to a library to purchase materials or provide services used by specific users, with a subjective measure, exchange values those users would pay for the information. (LRW)

Shaw, Debora; Park, Taemin Kim

1994-01-01

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuai, Cameron K.

2011-01-01

338

Monograph use at an academic health sciences library: the first three years of shelf life  

PubMed Central

Objective: To study the circulation of monographs during the first three years of shelf life at an academic health sciences library. Method: A record was kept of monographs added to the circulating collection from mid-1994 to mid-1995. After three years, each monograph was located and the number of times it circulated during the first, second, and third year of shelf life determined by counting checkout stamps on the circulation slip. Results: Of the 1,958 monographs studied, 1,674 had complete data for the first three years of shelf life. Of those 1,674 titles, 81.48% circulated at least once. A total of 7,659 circulations were recorded; 38.69% occurred in the first year of shelf life, 32.37% in the second year, and 28.95% in the third year. The data did not fit the well-known 80/20 rule. Instead, approximately 38% of monographs accounted for 80% of circulation. A small percentage, 2.21%, of monographs accounted for a substantial percentage of circulation, 21.84%. Conclusions: A large percentage of the monographs circulated and use did not decline sharply with age within the first three years of shelf life, indicating a high demand for monographs at this academic health sciences library. These results, combined with the findings of earlier studies, suggested two possibilities. First, academic health sciences libraries might exhibit use of a higher percentage of monograph acquisitions than other types of libraries; or, second, a low monograph-to-user ratio might result in a higher percentage of monographs being used. Perhaps both factors contributed to the results found in this study. Further investigation would be needed to determine the extent to which library type and monograph-to-user ratio influenced monograph use.

Blecic, Deborah D.

2000-01-01

339

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

340

The Lloyd Sealy Library of John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Academic Library, Special Library, or Both?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Lloyd Sealy Library of John Jay College of Criminal Justice started as a small collection of books in the corner of the New York City Police Academy. A little over four decades later, it now contains one of the best collections of criminal justice materials in the world. Despite fiscal setbacks and tough times for the University and the…

Egan, Nancy

2007-01-01

341

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

342

Making your way as an academic paediatric trainee in the UK.  

PubMed

A career path in academic paediatric medicine is an extremely rewarding one, and while not traditionally considered an academic specialty, it offers a wealth of exciting research opportunities. Developing academic paediatrics is becoming increasingly important, as recently reviewed in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Turning the Tide report, and developing future leaders in academic paediatrics is a key goal of the academic training pathways. Strategies are being implemented to ensure that the enthusiasm of academic trainees is maintained, and their development into future leaders is secured. PMID:24306391

Brown, Chrysothemis C; Apps, John R; Davies, Gwyneth; Ware, Nicholas; Fisher, John; Winyard, Paul J D

2014-02-01

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teel, Linda

2010-01-01

344

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

345

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

346

Technical Services on the Net: Where Are We Now? A Comparative Study of Sixty Web Sites of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines sixty academic libraries' Web sites and finds that 80 percent of them do not have a technical services' homepage. Data reveal that institution's status might be a factor in whether a library has such a page. Further content analysis suggests there is an appropriate and useful public service role that technical services…

Wang, Jianrong; Gao, Vera

2004-01-01

347

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

348

A Multicultural Studies Collection Enhancement Group: A Model for Preemptive Collection Development in a Small Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a model for collection development in small academic libraries based on experiences at Dickinson College (Pennsylvania). A faculty summer study group is described that was charged with enhancing the library's holdings in the area of Black or African American Studies, considering their curriculum plans. (Contains six references.) (LRW)

McKinzie, Steve

1994-01-01

349

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1991-01-01

350

Expanding New Clientele for NTIS (National Technical Information Service) Services: An Assessment of NTIS Services Provided through Academic/Public Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purposes of the project were to explore the use of NTIS services and products by two specific groups in the United States: (1) academic and public library staff, and (2) academic and public library users. The study probed the role of the library staff...

C. R. McClure P. Hernon

1985-01-01

351

Providing health information to the general public: a survey of current practices in academic health sciences libraries*  

PubMed Central

A questionnaire was mailed to 148 publicly and privately supported academic health sciences libraries affiliated with Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)–accredited medical schools in the United States and Canada to determine level of access and services provided to the general public. For purposes of this study, “general public” was defined as nonaffiliated students or health care professionals, attorneys and other nonhealth-related professionals, patients from affiliated or other hospitals or clinics, and general consumers. One hundred five (71%) libraries responded. Results showed 98% of publicly supported libraries and 88% of privately supported libraries provided access to some or all of the general public. Publicly supported libraries saw greater numbers of public patrons, often provided more services, and were more likely to circulate materials from their collections than were privately supported libraries. A significant number of academic health sciences libraries housed a collection of consumer-oriented materials and many provided some level of document delivery service, usually for a fee. Most allowed the public to use some or all library computers. Results of this study indicated that academic health sciences libraries played a significant role in serving the information-seeking public and suggested a need to develop written policies or guidelines covering the services that will be provided to minimize the impact of this service on primary clientele.

Hollander, Sue M.

2000-01-01

352

Local authority and academic attitudes to urban road pricing: a UK perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urban road pricing as an instrument of traffic management has generated a great deal of interest in the UK in recent years. Whilst this is the case there is still no urban road pricing scheme in operation in the UK. The reason for this is primarily one of ‘acceptability.’ This paper, through the use of a national survey, examines the

S. Ison

2000-01-01

353

Efficiency in the provision of public services: a data envelopment analysis of UK public library systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assesses the relative efficiency of public library services by examining the relationship between library inputs and library outputs in multi-outlet library systems. Differences in the size of the area and population served are reflected in differences in the number of outlets and mix of outlet types. Using a Data Envelopment Analysis, which controls for the accessibility of library

Christopher J. Hammond

2002-01-01

354

The Importance of Political and Strategic Skills for UK Library Leaders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main purpose of this paper is to discuss the political and strategic skills needed by library leaders in today's library environment. The discussion is based on a small scale research project focused on opinions of skills needed by library leaders. The survey involved a questionnaire of librarianship students and library practitioners as well…

Goulding, Anne; Walton, Graham; Stephens, Derek

2012-01-01

355

Bibliobabble? : The surge towards a print?less e-library recasts academic librarians as “rare book engineers”  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to address the dangers for a highly trained group of professionals – academic librarians – in responding to the challenge of divesting their libraries of a very large amount of printed material. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form of a general view of the current state-of-play in library management vis-à-vis the

Colin Storey

2011-01-01

356

Academic health sciences library Website navigation: an analysis of forty-one Websites and their navigation tools  

PubMed Central

Background: The analysis included forty-one academic health sciences library (HSL) Websites as captured in the first two weeks of January 2001. Home pages and persistent navigational tools (PNTs) were analyzed for layout, technology, and links, and other general site metrics were taken. Methods: Websites were selected based on rank in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, with regional and resource libraries given preference on the basis that these libraries are recognized as leaders in their regions and would be the most reasonable source of standards for best practice. A three-page evaluation tool was developed based on previous similar studies. All forty-one sites were evaluated in four specific areas: library general information, Website aids and tools, library services, and electronic resources. Metrics taken for electronic resources included orientation of bibliographic databases alphabetically by title or by subject area and with links to specifically named databases. Results: Based on the results, a formula for determining obligatory links was developed, listing items that should appear on all academic HSL Web home pages and PNTs. Conclusions: These obligatory links demonstrate a series of best practices that may be followed in the design and construction of academic HSL Websites.

Brower, Stewart M.

2004-01-01

357

Web usage mining at an academic health sciences library: an exploratory study  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This paper explores the potential of multinomial logistic regression analysis to perform Web usage mining for an academic health sciences library Website. Methods: Usage of database-driven resource gateway pages was logged for a six-month period, including information about users' network addresses, referring uniform resource locators (URLs), and types of resource accessed. Results: It was found that referring URL did vary significantly by two factors: whether a user was on-campus and what type of resource was accessed. Conclusions: Although the data available for analysis are limited by the nature of the Web and concerns for privacy, this method demonstrates the potential for gaining insight into Web usage that supplements Web log analysis. It can be used to improve the design of static and dynamic Websites today and could be used in the design of more advanced Web systems in the future.

Bracke, Paul J.

2004-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Slater, Robert

2010-01-01

359

Electronic Libraries and Collaboration in the UK: The eLib Clump Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The eLib (Electronic Libraries) Program in United Kingdom higher education began in the spring of 1995, as a result of the Follett Report (Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group, 1993) that emphasized the need for higher education libraries to be involved in the development of information and communication technologies. A "clump" is a term…

Brack, Verity; Stubley, Peter

360

Understanding Academic Information Seeking Habits through Analysis of Web Server Log Files: The Case of the Teachers College Library Website  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transaction logs of user activity on an academic library website were analyzed to determine general usage patterns on the website. This paper reports on insights gained from the analysis, and identifies and discusses issues relating to content access, interface design and general functionality of the website. (Contains 13 figures and 8 tables.)

Asunka, Stephen; Chae, Hui Soo; Hughes, Brian; Natriello, Gary

2009-01-01

361

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

362

A New Approach to Collection Bias in Academic Libraries: The Extent of Corporate Control in Journal Holdings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of the catalog holdings of all Canadian academic libraries found that fewer noncorporate publications were available than mainstream titles published by corporations and that electronic vendors provide little access to noncorporate "small publisher" titles while providing 100% access to surveyed mainstream titles. Examines the implications…

Dilevko, Juris; Grewal, Kalina

1997-01-01

363

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

364

The Role of the Academic Library and Faculty in the Retention of Black Students in Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The design of retention programs at colleges and universities should focus on closing the gap between the involvement of a few participants and the total academic community. Library programs and services can provide a diverse and personalized approach to meeting differences in information processing capabilities and ability levels of students.…

Smalls, Mary L.

365

Building a Children's Literature Collection. A Suggested Basic Reference Collection for Academic Libraries. A Suggested Basic Collection of Children's Books.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The first section of this two-part bibliography contains a bibliographic essay on building a basic reference collection about children's literature for academic libraries, followed by a list of the basic reference works. These cover such areas as history of children's literature, authors, illustrators, readings, awards and prizes, international…

Quimby, Harriet B.; And Others

366

More than Just IQ: A Longitudinal Examination of Self-Perceived Abilities as Predictors of Academic Performance in a Large Sample of UK Twins  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the longitudinal causal relationship between self-perceived abilities (SPA) and academic achievement (Ach) while controlling for cognitive ability (CA). In all, 5957 UK school children were assessed on SPA, Ach and CA at ages 9 and 12. Results indicated that SPA and Ach at age 9 independently affected both SPA and Ach at age…

Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; Harlaar, Nicole; Greven, Corina U.; Plomin, Robert

2010-01-01

367

Language Matters: The Supply of and Demand for UK Born and Educated Academic Researchers with Skills in Languages Other Than English. Technical Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses concerns that the future of the UK's world class research base might be threatened by the decline in modern language learning and calls for a series of measures by Universities and Government bodies to address this danger. It investigates evidence for the role of language skills in academic research in the humanities and…

Levitt, Ruth; Janta, Barbara; Shehabi, Ala'a; Jones, Daniel; Valentini, Elizabeth

2009-01-01

368

The Impact of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity and Organizational Climate on the Job Satisfaction of Academic Staff in Research-Intensive Universities in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on academics in research-intensive universities in the UK and explores their perceptions of organizational climate, role conflict, role ambiguity and job satisfaction. The findings suggest that the universities have multiple organizational climates. Three organizational climate types -- the Clan, the Hierarchy and the Adhocracy…

Schulz, John

2013-01-01

369

"Running Up the Down Escalator": Stressors and Strains in UK Academics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied job stress and demands of academics in the United Kingdom. Findings from an electronic survey completed by 782 college faculty members show that stressors have increased and that some of them are features that are not only characteristic of organizational structure but also of national educational policy. (SLD)

Kinsman, Gail; Jones, Fiona

2003-01-01

370

Establishing and sustaining research partnerships in Africa: a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease  

PubMed Central

This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing and sustaining north–south research partnerships in Africa through a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease. Established in 2006 with seed funding from the British Academy, the partnership aimed to bring together multidisciplinary chronic disease researchers based in the UK and Africa to collaborate on research, inform policymaking, train and support postgraduates and create a platform for research dissemination. We review the partnership’s achievements and challenges, applying established criteria for developing successful partnerships. During the funded period we achieved major success in creating a platform for research dissemination through international meetings and publications. Other goals, such as engaging in collaborative research and training postgraduates, were not as successfully realised. Enabling factors included trust and respect between core working group members, a shared commitment to achieving partnership goals, and the collective ability to develop creative strategies to overcome funding challenges. Barriers included limited funding, administrative support, and framework for monitoring and evaluating some goals. Chronic disease research partnerships in low-income regions operate within health research, practice, funding and policy environments that prioritise infectious diseases and other pressing public health and developmental challenges. Their long-term sustainability will therefore depend on integrated funding systems that provide a crucial capacity building bridge. Beyond the specific challenges of chronic disease research, we identify social capital, measurable goals, administrative support, creativity and innovation and funding as five key ingredients that are essential for sustaining research partnerships.

2012-01-01

371

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stanley, Theresa C.

2010-01-01

372

Web-scale discovery in an academic health sciences library: development and implementation of the EBSCO Discovery Service.  

PubMed

Funds made available at the close of the 2010-11 fiscal year allowed purchase of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) for a year-long trial. The appeal of this web-scale discovery product that offers a Google-like interface to library resources was counter-balanced by concerns about quality of search results in an academic health science setting and the challenge of configuring an interface that serves the needs of a diverse group of library users. After initial configuration, usability testing with library users revealed the need for further work before general release. Of greatest concern were continuing issues with the relevance of items retrieved, appropriateness of system-supplied facet terms, and user difficulties with navigating the interface. EBSCO has worked with the library to better understand and identify problems and solutions. External roll-out to users occurred in June 2012. PMID:23394418

Thompson, Jolinda L; Obrig, Kathe S; Abate, Laura E

2013-01-01

373

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

374

Promoting Your e-Books: Lessons from the UK JISC National e-Book Observatory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the findings from the qualitative strand of the National e-Book Observatory (2007-2009) project, relating to the promotion of e-textbooks in UK universities by the library, academics and publishers. A complementary paper on the ways in which students and academics locate e-books provided by their…

Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris

2010-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

376

Promoting SETI in the UK  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

MEETING REPORT What does the UK presently do in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and what are the plans for the future? Alan Penny reports on a meeting of UK academics active in SETI, held as sessions in the recent National Astronomy Meeting in Scotland - and the formation of the UK SETI Research Network to promote UK academic work.

Penny, Alan

2013-10-01

377

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

378

International Conference on New Missions of Academic Libraries in the 21st Century. Conference Summary. (Beijing, China, October 25-28, 1998).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A conference on the theme, "New Missions of Academic Libraries in the 21st Century," was held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Peking University and the dedication of its new library building. The published conference proceedings included 144 papers. Plenary papers on the six sub-themes of the conference were presented…

Lynch, Beverly P.

379

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

380

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

381

Impacts of an Information Commons on an Academic Library's Service Points  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impacts of technology upon traditional library resources are sometimes unexpected. The library at California's University of the Pacific discovered that usage of print materials was dwindling, even though the addition of a 50-station "Information Commons" had bolstered overall library use. At first it was anticipated that the circulation desk…

Gohlke, Mary Jo; Ray, Kathlin

2003-01-01

382

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

383

Restructuring support staff classification levels for academic health sciences library positions.  

PubMed

Nonprofessional library support staff traditionally hold what are considered to be low-paying, nonchallenging positions. These negative factors make retaining creative and productive employees difficult. This article outlines the approach taken at the Medical College of Georgia's Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library to devise a structure of library staff positions that becomes progressively more demanding. A new nine-level Library Staff Classification Plan resulted. This plan also enables and encourages employees to acquire more skills and to accept more responsibility in order to qualify for higher-level library positions or to advance their present position to receive comparable rewards. The plan expresses the level of responsibilities expected, the employee qualifications desired, and lists representative duties across the spectrum of typical library tasks. PMID:2393758

McCann, J C; Davis, S E; Trainor, D J; Waller, D K; Greenblatt, R B

1990-07-01

384

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Annual Statistics: an exploratory twenty-five-year trend analysis.  

PubMed

This paper presents an exploratory trend analysis of the statistics published over the past twenty-four editions of the Annual Statistics of Medical School Libraries in the United States and Canada. The analysis focuses on the small subset of nineteen consistently collected data variables (out of 656 variables collected during the history of the survey) to provide a general picture of the growth and changing dimensions of services and resources provided by academic health sciences libraries over those two and one-half decades. The paper also analyzes survey response patterns for U.S. and Canadian medical school libraries, as well as osteopathic medical school libraries surveyed since 1987. The trends show steady, but not dramatic, increases in annual means for total volumes collected, expenditures for staff, collections and other operating costs, personnel numbers and salaries, interlibrary lending and borrowing, reference questions, and service hours. However, when controlled for inflation, most categories of expenditure have just managed to stay level. The exceptions have been expenditures for staff development and travel and for collections, which have both outpaced inflation. The fill rate for interlibrary lending requests has remained steady at about 75%, but the mean ratio of items lent to items borrowed has decreased by nearly 50%. PMID:12883578

Byrd, Gary D; Shedlock, James

2003-04-01

385

Collection Growth, Expenditures, and Automation in Academic Libraries: A Preliminary Inquiry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to examine library data and trends among a group of 42 liberal arts colleges known as the "Bowdoin List." Questionnaires were completed and returned by 35 of the colleges, and interviews were conducted with the library directors at 22 of the colleges. The first of 10 sections in this report presents the statistical data from…

Werking, Richard Hume

386

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

387

Better Safe than Sorry: Panic Buttons as a Security Measure in an Academic Medical Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the wake of recent tragedies, campus security has become a hot issue nationwide. Campus libraries, as traditional meeting spots for varied groups of people, are particularly vulnerable to security issues. Safety and security problems that can occur at any library generally include theft, vandalism, arson, antisocial behavior, and assaults on…

McMullen, Karen D.; Kane, Laura Townsend

2008-01-01

388

Focus Groups and Usability Testing in Redesigning an Academic Library's Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the World Wide Web has advanced since its inception, librarians have endeavored to keep pace with this progress in the design of their library Web pages. User recommendations collected from focus groups and usability testing have indicated that the University of Scranton's Weinberg Memorial Library's Web site was not working as intended, and…

Oldham, Bonnie W.

2008-01-01

389

Financing Academic Libraries: Making the Transition from Enrollment Growth to Quality Enhancement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State-level funding formulas should be changed from enrollment-based to fixed cost-based, using standards such as those of the Association of Research Libraries. Funding linked with programmatic changes encourages quality of the institution and rewards effective library management. (CDD)

Cooper, John M.

1986-01-01

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik; McClure, Charles R.

2002-01-01

391

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

392

Unions for Academic Library Support Staff. Research Bulletin No. 4, Fall 1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on the effects of collective bargaining by library clerical workers indicates that effects are often less dramatic than expected, and that there does not appear to be a single "union effect." Although one study found hefty gains for library workers with collective bargaining agreements, other studies have found no significant gains by the…

Kusack, James

393

Great Service Pays: A Model for Service Delivery in an Academic Music Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Special-subject libraries can be particularly intimidating for casual and seasoned patrons alike. Music libraries, with their variety of materials, formats, and vocabularies, can present particular challenges for the user. With this proposal for a model of service delivery, as well as many tips gained through experience working the front-of-house…

Wilson, Andrew M.

2007-01-01

394

Investing for a Future: Client-Focused Australian Academic Libraries in the 1990s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because government funding to Australia's universities is being cut, university libraries must publicize newly developed approaches to strategic planning and client-focused performance to ensure institutional investment. This article examines university library clients and the extent to which Australian universities have clients in mind when…

Bundy, Alan

1997-01-01

395

Student Workers: Essential Partners in the Twenty-First Century Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a case study that best illustrates the value of student workers in university libraries, focusing particularly on how this kind of creative endeavor benefits everyone involved--the library, the students, the faculty, and at the end of the project: the university community. (Contains 1 table.)

Logan, Firouzeh

2012-01-01

396

An Analysis of Academic Research Libraries Assessment Data: A Look at Professional Models and Benchmarking Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research provides the first review of publicly available assessment information found on Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members' websites. After providing an overarching review of benchmarking assessment data, and of professionally recommended assessment models, this paper examines if libraries contextualized their assessment…

Lewin, Heather S.; Passonneau, Sarah M.

2012-01-01

397

Evaluating Academic Library Directors. SPEC Kit 229 and SPEC Flyer 229.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This SPEC Kit and Flyer focus on performance evaluation of library directors. The survey, included in the SPEC Kit, was sent to all 121 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) directors; 76 directors (63%) responded. The survey asked about factual attributes of director review processes, including frequency of review cycles, participants, and…

Soete, George J.

398

Identifying and communicating the contributions of library and information services in hospitals and academic health sciences centers  

PubMed Central

Objective: This article introduces a systematic approach to identifying and communicating the value of library and information services (LIS) from the perspective of their contributions to achieving organizational goals. Methods: The contributions of library and information services (CLIS) approach for identifying and communicating the value of LIS draws on findings from a multimethod study of hospitals and academic health sciences centers. Results: The CLIS approach is based on the concept that an individual unit's value to an organization can be demonstrated by identifying and measuring its contributions to organizational goals. The CLIS approach involves seven steps: (1) selecting appropriate organizational goals that are meaningful in a specific setting; (2) linking LIS contributions to organizational goals; (3) obtaining data from users on the correspondence between LIS contributions and LIS services; (4) selecting measures for LIS services; (5) collecting and analyzing data for the selected measures; (6) planning and sustaining communication with administrators about LIS contributions; and (7) evaluating findings and revising selected goals, contributions, and services as necessary. Conclusions: The taxonomy of LIS contributions and the CLIS approach emerged from research conducted in hospitals and academic health sciences centers and reflect the mission and goals common in these organizations. However, both the taxonomy and the CLIS approach may be adapted for communicating the value of LIS in other settings.

Abels, Eileen G.; Cogdill, Keith W.; Zach, Lisl

2004-01-01

399

Managing the Tensions between Maintaining Academic Standards and the Commercial Imperative in a UK Private Sector Higher Education Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a changing landscape of higher education, universities have been moving towards a market-led approach to strategic management. This paper examines the case of a UK private sector education provider that gained degree-awarding powers following changes made in 2004 by the UK Government to the accreditation criteria for recognised degree-awarding…

Pitcher, Graham Simons

2013-01-01

400

A Directory of Bibliographic Instruction Programs in New England Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This computer-produced directory lists New England college, university, and institute libraries and their bibliographic instruction programs based on responses to a questionnaire. 'Program' is used to describe an instructional unit defined by characterist...

J. Stockard

1978-01-01

401

Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries, 1980-2000: A Historical Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past 20 years, academic collection development specialists have dealt with changes, brought about by decreasing purchasing power and the growing importance of electronic resources. Throughout, collection managers have rethought their efforts and revised criteria for selection of materials in new formats while maintaining traditional…

Miller, Ruth H.

2000-01-01

402

The Future of Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information literacy is a central tenet of academic librarianship. However, technological advancements coupled with drastic changes in users' information needs and expectations are having a great impact on this service, leading practitioners to wonder how programs may evolve. Based on a Delphi study, this article surveyed 13 information literacy…

Saunders, Laura

2009-01-01

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

404

Making the Big Decisions: A Young Librarian's Reorganization of an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With a mission in mind to change the world, one bibliographic corner at a time Christine Schultz, began with a dream of being in charge. In the Fall of 2004, she was promoted to the position of Library Director at a small, private liberal arts college. In this article, she shares how she overcame the challenges of a tight budget, and a building…

Schutz, Christine

2005-01-01

405

Why Mission-Critical Systems Are Critical to the Future of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mission-critical system is one that is so intertwined with the operation of an organization that the organization can scarcely function without it. Just as in corporations, mission-critical library systems offer the capability to unlock talent and time. They are essential to the transformation of higher education and the learning environment. A…

Oberlander, Cyril

2012-01-01

406

Quantitative Analysis of Commercial Online Resources Subscribed to by Twenty-Three Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Collection development for commercial online resources can be difficult without established standards, such as those librarians have for books. Using the Carnegie Classification System can be a good tool for generating a list of comparable universities to discover what they subscribe to. Librarians at the Paul Meek Library at the University of…

Orr, Sandy; Head, Jennifer; Nance, Jim

2010-01-01

407

Delivered! A Mid-Sized Academic Library's Experience with Distance Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Murray State University (Kentucky) has been experimenting with various means of document delivery and research instruction for its online only and satellite campuses. These include ILLiad-based document delivery, Camtasia-to-UTube tutorials, a discipline-based service called Library on Blackboard, Eluminate and other virtual instructional methods.…

Bartnik, Linda

2010-01-01

408

Steering a Future through Scenarios: Into the Academic Library of the Future  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scenario planning as a strategic tool for future planning was explored. The case study showed how the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library applied the process to draw up its preferred future, and illustrated the importance of involving all stakeholders in every stage for the shared future to be acceptable to all.

O'Connor, Steve; Au, Lai-chong

2009-01-01

409

Scholarly communication and electronic journals: issues and prospects for academic and research libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this paper is to summarize the developments taking place in the scholarly communication system by reviewing the published literature on journal subscriptions, electronic publishing, electronic journals, Internet and changing information needs of researchers. It examines the role of different players in the scholarly communication process such as authors, commercial publishers, libraries, universities, and learned societies, their problems

Mamidi Koteswara Rao

2001-01-01

410

Academic Library Seating: A Survey of Usage, with Implications for Space Utilization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To identify areas where seats could be removed to accommodate a growing collection, the University of Wollongong (New South Wales, Australia) library surveyed patron seating usage. The survey supported a 12% reduction in seating, which enabled the installation of additional shelving and a compactus to store 20,000 volumes while having a minimal…

Organ, Michael; Jantti, Margie

1997-01-01

411

How Pennsylvania School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement and Academic Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of Pennsylvania school library programs on student learning--specifically, the infrastructure (staffing, budgets, collections, technology, and access hours) that contributes most to student achievement, the costs and benefits associated with them, and the gap between current Pennsylvania school…

Lance, Keith Curry; Schwarz, Bill

2012-01-01

412

Impact of Periodical Cost Escalation on Small and Medium-Sized Academic Libraries: A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Periodicals librarians in libraries supporting smaller public colleges and universities were surveyed on issues concerning their serials collections. Findings indicate cost increases are a problem, but most respondents believe their collections are meeting institutional demands. Questions remain, however, about the influence of rising periodical…

Frazer, Stuart L.

1992-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCann, Steve; Ravas, Tammy; Zoellner, Kate

2010-01-01

414

Circulation on the Go-Implementing Wireless Laptop Circulation in a State University Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004, Sampson-Livermore Library at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, began circulating laptops to its patrons. After a small pilot project, full-scale implementation occurred and the service proved to be very popular. Policies and procedures were adjusted at several steps along the way to accommodate lessons learned from the…

Power, June L.

2007-01-01

415

High Tech/High Touch; Academic Libraries Respond to Change in the Behavioral Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines changes in behavioral science education in light of four trends identified in John Naisbitt's "Megatrends": high tech/high touch phenomenon; continuing need to reconceptualize purposes; growth of self-help skills; and concern with more and effective networking. Appropriate library responses to these trends are suggested. An 18-item…

Anthes, Susan H.

1985-01-01

416

Is Google enough? Comparison of an internet search engine with academic library resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the study was to compare an internet search engine, Google, with appropriate library databases and systems, in order to assess the relative value, strengths and weaknesses of the two sorts of system. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study approach was used, with detailed analysis and failure checking of results. The performance of the two systems was

Jan Brophy; David Bawden

2005-01-01

417

The Qur'an and the Academic Library: Circulation and Storage Issues with Holy Books  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses concerns raised by members of the local Muslim community regarding copies of the Qur'an in the circulating collections at Milner Library, Illinois State University. The librarians conducted an analysis of the collection of holy books and investigated the rules and traditions of the Islamic faith that govern the care and…

Long, Dallas

2010-01-01

418

Setting up a Fee-Based Information Service in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to local demand, the University of Calgary Library established a fee-based information service for non-university clientele. The benefits from this service have been both intangible and financial. This article reviews the planning and implementation of the service and its future directions.

Cloutier, C.

2005-01-01

419

Shifting Responsibility for Electronic Reserves Copyright Permissions from the Academic Departments to the Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Copyright permissions for reserves at Washington State University Vancouver have always been the responsibility of the instructor who submits the reserve request. Concerned that this practice could, at worst, place the University in danger of infringing copyright and, at best, in unnecessary duplication of effort, the Library undertook a pilot study to find out what would be involved, both in

Rachel Bridgewater

2008-01-01

420

Moving beyond Assumptions: The Use of Virtual Reference Data in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mississippi State University Libraries' Virtual Reference Service collected statistics about virtual reference usage. Analysis of the data collected by an entry survey from chat and e-mail transactions provided librarians with concrete information about what patron groups were the highest and lowest users of virtual reference services. These…

Nolen, David S.; Powers, Amanda Clay; Zhang, Li; Xu, Yue; Cannady, Rachel E.; Li, Judy

2012-01-01

421

Implementation of an Electronic Resource Assessment System in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a library with useful information about selection criteria for an electronic resource assessment system and practical assistance on how to implement efficiently such a system. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on literature review, desk research, and implementation experience.…

Xu, Fei

2010-01-01

422

Academic Libraries, Facebook and MySpace, and Student Outreach: A Survey of Student Opinion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed 366 Valparaiso University freshmen to discover their feelings about librarians using Facebook and MySpace as outreach tools. The vast majority of respondents had online social network profiles. Most indicated that they would be accepting of library contact through those Web sites, but a sizable minority reacted negatively to…

Connell, Ruth Sara

2009-01-01

423

Aiming at a Moving Target: Pilot Testing Ebook Readers in an Urban Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the early 1990s, the Lloyd Sealy Library, where all four of this article's librarian-authors work in various capacities, has been providing the students and faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with extensive electronic access to books and journals. In early 2009, the librarians at Lloyd Sealy decided to test a recent electronic…

Kiriakova, Maria; Okamoto, Karen S.; Zubarev, Mark; Gross, Gretchen

2010-01-01

424

The Changing Role of Reference Services in Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the past several years, many in the library profession have questioned the relevance of reference librarians in the digital age. With so much information available online, are reference librarians even still needed? The author believes they are--probably even more so today than ever. It is precisely the vast proliferation of electronic…

Mitchell, Nicole

2007-01-01

425

Healthcare information delivery in public libraries: implications for academic reference librarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in the US healthcare system in the past 20 years have meant increasing pressure on consumers to find their own healthcare information. Their search, amid an ever-widening array of information resources, has profound implications for library reference services. A recent study of 350 public librarians in Michigan is, to date, the only investigation of librarian practices in health information

Lothar Spang; Lynda M. Baker

2000-01-01

426

ROLE OF THIRD WORLD LIBRARIES IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF THE IT REVOLUTION: LESSONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE'S ILS TRAINING PROGRAMME  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on an investigation conducted at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) towards the end of 2006 whose results have become a concept paper on the role to be played by the academic library in Third World countries in the future. To solve the problem of over-use of some materials and the non-use of other resources (especially electronic

Enoch Chipuzna; B. Bibl; Hons B. Bibl

427

Leader or Manager: Academic Library Leader's Leadership Orientation Considered Ideal by Faculty, Administrators and Librarians at Private, Nonprofit, Doctoral Universities in Southern California  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify the leadership orientation of the academic library leader considered ideal by faculty, administrators and librarians in private, non-profit, doctoral universities in Southern California. Theoretical Framework: The theoretical framework used for this study was Bolman and Deal's Leadership…

Tripuraneni, Vinaya L.

2010-01-01

428

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Collections Inventory Project: A Statistical Analysis of Inventory Data from a Medium-Sized Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using an electronic shelf-reading system a cost-benefit analysis was conducted of an inventory/shelf-reading project in a medium-sized academic library. Analyses include time spent, cataloging discrepancies, books found with active statuses, mis-shelving rate and distance, and subsequent use of found books. Correctly re-shelving "missing"…

Sung, Jan S.; Whisler, John A.; Sung, Nackil

2009-01-01

429

Preparing for the 21st Century. Proceedings of the Mountain Plains Library Association Academic Library Section Research Forum (Silver Creek, Colorado, October 11-15, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following papers were presented at a joint conference of the Colorado Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) in October 1986: (1) "Development of a Strategic Plan for the Harold B. Lee Library--A Model for Public Service" (Larry Ostler); (2) "The Library Committee in MPLA Libraries" (Ronald Haselhuhn and Henry…

Hatfield, V. Sue, Ed.

430

Recommendation sources on the intention to use e-books in academic digital libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Few library studies have investigated recommendation classifications for e-book (electronic book) usage, while none have directly compared what recommendation sources (word-of-mouth, advertising, and expert recommendation) might influence e-book usage intentions. To fill this gap in the literature, the main purposes of this study are to: examine how users perceive the influence of recommendations on the intention to use

Chiun-Sin Lin; Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng; Yang-Chieh Chin; Chiao-Chen Chang

2010-01-01

431

Academics explore humidity's benefits.  

PubMed

The effects of humidification on hospital superbugs are being explored by some of the UK's top academics, in what Dave Mortimer, national sales manager for Vapac Humidity Control, explains are the UK's first such studies. PMID:19044148

Mortimer, Dave

2008-11-01

432

California Library Statistics and Directory, 1980. Fiscal Year 1978-79 Data for Public, Academic, Special, State Agency, and County Law Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual directory characterizes libraries in California through statistical tables, a profile of each library, descriptions of state library associations, a public library directory, and several indexes. An introduction explains how to use the directory. Presented in the statistical tables are measures of activities, income, expenditures,…

Clark, Collin, Ed.

433

Will Increasing Academic Recognition of Workplace Learning in the UK Reinforce Existing Gender Divisions in the Labour Market?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the United Kingdom there has been a considerable increase in the academic recognition of workplace learning, and a number of new awards drawing on workplace learning have been introduced. These include apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships, both of which contain National Vocational Qualifications, and the Foundation Degree. In addition,…

Walsh, Anita

2006-01-01

434

Designing an Academic Library as a Place and a Space: How a Robotic Storage System Will Create a 21st Century Library Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Renovating, expanding or building new libraries today is a challenge on several levels. Libraries in general are faced with image issues, such as the assumption that a library building exists only to house print material followed by the equally erroneous assumption that everything is now available online, thus rendering a physical building…

Bostick, Sharon L.; Irwin, Bryan

2012-01-01

435

Merging Science\\/Technology Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The closing of an academic science\\/technology library is generally thought of as an extreme to be avoided. While sustaining separate departmental libraries may be preferred there is good reason for academic library planners to consider the closing of one or more libraries in order to merge them with another or other libraries. Given changes in library technology and the publishing

Barton Lessin

2001-01-01

436

The New Library Professional  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilder, Stanley

2007-01-01

437

Growing Competition for Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Questia subscription-based online academic digital books library. Highlights include weaknesses of the collection; what college students want from a library; importance of marketing; competition for traditional academic libraries that may help improve library services; and the ability of Questia to overcome barriers and…

Gibbons, Susan

2001-01-01

438

The role of research training during higher medical education in the promotion of academic medicine in the UK  

PubMed Central

Objectives To examine the research activities and perceived barriers to research among higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and to show how trainees active in research might have a role in assisting their peers in getting started in research. Design Cross?sectional questionnaire survey on research activities, attitudes to doing research and perceived difficulties in doing research. Setting and participants Trainee members of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) in the UK. Results A total of 122 responses (30% response rate) were received after a single mailing and a follow?up questionnaire to trainees attending the BGS national conference. Although 64% (67/104) of respondents would like to undertake a period of research, many perceived barriers preventing them from planning, funding and executing a research project. Among those who had not undertaken research, the majority (70%, 42/60) indicated that they have no clear idea of a topic to research, 64% (39/61) did not know how to develop an idea and 62% (38/61) indicated that they did not know how to get funding. Trainees motivated to do research were faced with particular difficulties with regards to funding and selection of a project topic. Conclusions One useful method would be systematically to provide basic information to trainees on how to enter into the early stages of research. This would help to overcome some of the unnecessary uncertainty that many trainees keen to do research seem to have.

Myint, P K; MacLullich, A M J; Witham, M D

2006-01-01

439

When Change Is Set in Stone: An Analysis of Seven Academic Libraries Designed by Perry Dean Rogers & Partners, Architects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents and appraises seven college and university libraries designed by Perry Dean Rogers & Partners of Boston. The firm has been designing campus libraries for the past 30 years. These projects are the most recent in an oeuvre of some 29 libraries designed and constructed for some 27 colleges and universities around the country. The…

Crosbie, Michael J.; Hickey, Damon D.

440

The changing use of electronic document delivery in the inter-library loan service: a survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline findings of a recent MSc study into electronic article provision in interlending and document supply presented to the Robert Gordon University in June 2007. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is primarily based on data from questionnaires circulated to UK ILL departments (in academic, public, industrial, health and special libraries), recent users

Judith Walton

2008-01-01

441

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

442

Macintoshed Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contributed by librarians from public, academic, school, and special libraries, the 17 essays in this collection describe ways in which the Apple Macintosh is used in their libraries: (1) "Workstations and the Apple Macintosh" (Edward J. Valauskas); (2) "The Macintosh Experience at Chesapeake College" (Liz Cooper); (3) "ANSEL Character Set for the…

Valauskas, Edward J., Ed.; John, Nancy R., Ed.

443

Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

444

Libraries and Librarianship in Qatar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outline of the library movement in Qatar, a peninsula located on the middle of the western shore of the Arabian Gulf, includes the educational system, book publishing, establishment of the National Library in 1963, public libraries (2), academic libraries (2), school libraries (54), special libraries (5), and library education. (EJS)

Aman, Mohammed M.; Khalifa, Sha'ban A.

1983-01-01

445

The Efficacy of Computer-Assisted Instruction versus Face-to-Face Instruction in Academic Libraries: A Systematic Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies examining the comparative efficacy of face-to-face and computer assisted library instruction were reviewed. Differences in study methodology and lack of quality made meta-analysis impossible; however, the two methods appear to be equally effective for teaching basic library skills. More research needs to be done to confirm this finding.

Zhang, Li; Watson, Erin M.; Banfield, Laura

2007-01-01

446

Automation of Technical Service Functions in Academic, Public, and Special Libraries in Tennessee: Report of a Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Members of the Tennessee Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable examined the extent to which the developing technology of automation is being utilized by the state's libraries. The survey encompassed technical service activities and had a two-fold thrust: to determine how automation is being employed, and to compile an inventory of…

Denton, Ann; Mahood, Ramona M.

447

Balancing Act for the Future: How the Academic Library Engages in Collection Development at the Local and Consortial Levels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Collection development remains a major focus and concern of current interest for all types of libraries. Consortia began as a means of sharing resources and of leveraging purchasing power for its members. How does a library balance its individual collection needs, both present and future, when it is a member of a consortium? Do the expectations of the consortium outweigh

Laura Kinner; Alice Crosetto

2009-01-01

448

Measuring the Success of the Academic Library Website Using Banner Advertisements and Web Conversion Rates: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measuring website success is critical not only to the web development process but also to demonstrate the value of library services to the institution. This article documents one library's approach to the measurement of website success. LibQUAL+[TM] results and strategic-planning documents indicated a need for a new type of measurement. The…

Whang, Michael

2007-01-01

449

Implementation of the Finnish University Libraries National Information Literacy Recommendation into academic studies at the Kumpula Science Library, University of Helsinki  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to document the co-operation between a librarian of a science library and the teaching staff of a university in a project where a pilot course of information literacy was constructed. The central aim of the project was to integrate information literacy teaching into the bachelor-level studies and thus implement the national recommendation

Anne Kakkonen; Antti Virrankoski

2010-01-01

450

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

451

Study of a Library and Information Science Academic Program Accredited by State (TEA), Regional (SACS), and National (NCATE) Accrediting Associations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Following the substitution of a Learning Resources Specialist's (LRS) certification for the traditional school librarian's certification in Texas and the subsequent merging of the Departments of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Educational Media ...

L. P. Correll

1983-01-01

452

Enduring Visions of Instruction in Academic Libraries: A Review of a Spirited Early Twentieth-Century Discussion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the most enduring, and engaging, questions within academic librarianship are those about students and research skills. The vocabulary employed for discussion has evolved, but essential questions--what skills do students need to be taught, who should teach them, and how?--have persisted from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first.…

Gunselman, Cheryl; Blakesley, Elizabeth

2012-01-01

453

Meeting Multicultural Needs in School Libraries: An Examination of Mexican Migrant Families and Factors that Influence Academic Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The children of Mexican migrants face a number of hardships and difficulties that greatly hamper their ability to succeed in American schools. This paper examines some of the major difficulties and suggests multicultural programs that school librarians can implement in order to help migrant children achieve academic success.

Plocharczyk, Leah

2005-01-01

454

Libraries in Mauritius: Ideal Size for a National Library Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A UNESCO consultant describes services provided by academic, public, and school libraries in Mauritius, and discusses levels of professionalism and salaries of librarians, opportunities for library education, and the possibility of developing a national library service. (JAB)

Harrison, K. C.

1978-01-01

455

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Papers on university and other research libraries, presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) 'The Impact of Technology on Users of Academic and Research Libraries,' in which C. Lee Jones (United...

1983-01-01

456

Streaming Video: The Collaborative Convergence of Technical Services, Collection Development, and Information Technology in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

To meet the rapid evolution of visual media and changing patron expectations, Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library created Byugle, a device to stream videos to their users. This article describes the new challenges streaming video creates for librarians and the cooperative efforts of subject librarians, technical services, and the Information Technology Department as they work together to meet

Rebecca Schroeder; Julie Williamsen

2011-01-01

457

Computer Aided Reference Services in the Academic Library: Experiences in Organizing and Operating an Online Reference Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes the development of the Computer-Aided Reference Services (CARS) division of the University of Utah Libraries' reference department. Development, organizational structure, site selection, equipment, management, staffing and training considerations, promotion and marketing, budget and pricing, record keeping, statistics, and evaluation…

Hoover, Ryan E.

1979-01-01

458

Creation and Management of a Home-Grown Electronic Reserves System at an Academic Library: Results of a Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of an electronic reserves software system and related administrative issues at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Topics include staffing; technical and work flow issues; education and training of users, faculty, and staff; assessment; and advice for other libraries building electronic reserve programs.…

Laskowski, Mary S.; Ward, David

2001-01-01

459

Information Retrieval Techniques: The Differences in Cognitive Strategies and Search Behaviors among Graduate Students in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Graduate schools have been admitting more and more students older than the "traditional" 18- to 24-year-old campus population. These adult learners may come to their programs of study without formal training in library use in general or literature searches in particular. By examining various successful and unsuccessful strategies used by these…

Simon, Charlotte E.

460

Use of Electronic Journals by Library and Information Science Faculty Members in Performing Various Academic Tasks: A Field Study Performed at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, obtain information to support their academic tasks. Library and Information Sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh were chosen as the population for this study. The study matched e-journals,…

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

2006-01-01

461

National Association and Organization Reports. American Library Association; Association of American Publishers; American Booksellers Association; Association of Research Libraries; Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC); Council on Library and Information Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes six reports from national associations and organizations. Highlights include annual meetings; government affairs; copyright; administration; diversity; new technologies; international programs; scholarly communication; information policy; access to information; preservation; statistics and measurement; digital libraries; economics of…

Freedman, Maurice J.; Platt, Judith; Hoynes, Michael; Webster, Duane E.; Johnson, Richard; Smith, Kathlin

2003-01-01

462

The Reluctant Academic: Early-Career Academics in a Teaching-Orientated University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is based on research into academic identities amongst early-career academics in a UK post-1992, teaching-orientated university. Literature around academic identity suggests five major academic roles: teaching, research, management, writing and networking. However, this appears to be a picture of an established mid-career academic in a…

Gale, Helen

2011-01-01

463

Finding Our Replacements: One Institution's Approach to Recruiting Academic Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Carolina Academic Library Associates program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is a cooperative program of the University Library and School of Information and Library Science, designed as a tool for recruitment and a way to prepare master's degree students for work in academic libraries. The program offers a model for academic

Hewitt, Joe A.; Moran, Barbara B.; Marsh, Mari E.

2003-01-01

464

Marketing and Library Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the role of marketing in the management of libraries. The role of public relations (PR) in the total marketing concept is discussed, surveys that have explored PR efforts in academic and public libraries are described, and changes affecting libraries that marketing efforts could help to manage are discussed. (seven references) (LRW)

Murphy, Kurt R.

1991-01-01

465

Research and Teaching Cultures in Two Contrasting UK Policy Contexts: Academic Life in Education Departments in Five English and Scottish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper explores academic staff and departmental research and teaching cultures in the Education Departments of five universities in Scotland and England, countries with increasingly diverging public policies in respect of education. The relationship between research and teaching, how the purposes of universities are defined and the status of…

Deem, Rosemary; Lucas, Lisa

2007-01-01

466

The Best of Both Worlds? Towards an English for Academic Purposes/Academic Literacies Writing Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a review of two dominant approaches to academic writing instruction in higher education, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), which is used internationally, and Academic Literacies, which has become an influential model in the UK. The review was driven by a concern that Academic Literacies has been mainly focused on the situations…

Wingate, Ursula; Tribble, Christopher

2012-01-01

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

468

Vermont: Library and Information Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Vermont Automated Libraries System and the use of information technology. Topics include rural public library access; software; multitype library cooperation, including public, school, academic, and special libraries; Internet access; government information; public user access; system design; document delivery capabilities; and…

Klinck, Patricia E.

1996-01-01

469

Library Guide for International Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) is intended as an introduction to the library system for foreign students studying at the University. The guide consists of the following: welcoming remarks; a brief discussion of the American academic library systems; a list of the locations and abbreviations of the 25 libraries, collections and…

Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Univ. Libraries.

470

Directory of Connecticut Libraries and Media Centers, 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This directory of academic, public, special, and school libraries and media centers is organized according to Connecticut's six cooperating library units. The listings include a 3-digit library number, library name and address, telephone number, and distr...

1980-01-01

471

Bids, Contracts and Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports findings from surveys in Ohio and nationwide that academic libraries utilizing competitive bidding policies received consistently higher discounts than did their sister institutions where decisions to purchase were made by other means. (Author/MLF)

Alley, Brian

1981-01-01

472

A Brief History of the Future of Academic Libraries: Predictions and Speculations from the Literature of the Profession, 1975 to 2000--Part Two, 1990 to 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article employs a citation-tracking method for gathering and reviewing literature of academic librarianship. Each work discussed either cites the work of F.W. Lancaster, an early predictor and enthusiast of "paperless information systems," or another that cites it. The aim is to provide an analytical overview on how academic librarians saw…

Sapp, Gregg; Gilmour, Ron

2003-01-01

473

The Library as Ecosystem  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment, and the academic library could be considered to be an ecosystem, i.e., a "biological organization" in which multiple species must interact, both with one another and with their environment. The metaphor of the library as ecosystem is flexible enough to be applied not…

Walter, Scott

2008-01-01

474

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 2001 thru 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about various types of Michigan libraries. The directory is divided into 13 sections: Alphabetical List of Public and Branch Libraries Whose Names Do Not Indicate Their Location; Public and Branch Libraries; Library Cooperatives; Academic Libraries; Regions of Cooperation; Regional Educational Media Centers;…

Getzen, Jami, Ed.; VanOstran, Lisa, Ed.; Willoughby, Ed, Ed.

475

Health sciences library building projects, 1998 survey.  

PubMed Central

Twenty-eight health sciences library building projects are briefly described, including twelve new buildings and sixteen additions, remodelings, and renovations. The libraries range in size from 2,144 square feet to 190,000 gross square feet. Twelve libraries are described in detail. These include three hospital libraries, one information center sponsored by ten institutions, and eight academic health sciences libraries. Images

Bowden, V M

1999-01-01

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

477

Planning and Implementing Academic Library Automation Programs: Proceedings of the Librarianship Training Institute Held at Louisiana Tech University, June 14-28, 1970.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A library-oriented, concentrated course in the use of computers in libraries is a definite need in the profession. Librarians can learn the use of computers even though they have no background in data processing. The profession is also in need of a course syllabus which can be used either in a formal college course or in an in-service training…

Dyson, Sam A., Ed.

478

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Colson, John Calvin

479

A Study with Computer-Based Circulation Data of the Non-Use and Use of a Large Academic Library. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer-based circulation systems, it is widely believed, can be utilized to provide data for library use studies. The study described in this report involves using such a data base to analyze aspects of library use and non-use and types of users. Another major objective of this research was the testing of machine-readable circulation data…

Lubans, John, Jr.; And Others

480

Services to Remote Users: Marketing the Library's Role.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the impact of distance education on academic libraries focuses on marketing aspects. Topics include the rapid expansion of educational computing; the maturing of higher education; the World Wide Web as competitor to academic libraries; business purposes of academic libraries; distance education strategies; servicing market segments;…

Wolpert, Ann

1998-01-01

481

Regional and Global Library Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Colorado legislature recently funded a grant proposal to create “Prospector,” a regional library network. The network, now operational, was a joint project of the University of Northern Colorado and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. The major goals of the project were (1) to create a single digital catalog of the library holdings of the major academic and public

Alan Charnes

2000-01-01

482

Leisure Role of Public Libraries: User Views  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the second of two articles examining the leisure role of public libraries. The first article examined the leisure role of public libraries in the UK from a historical perspective. This examines the value of the public library service in providing leisure opportunities from a user point of view. The results demonstrate that public libraries

Hayes, Emma; Morris, Anne

2005-01-01

483

UK-4  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The launch of the UK-4 satellite (United Kingdom) and its expected operations in the upper ionosphere are discussed. The satellite is designed to study radio noise, low frequency radio waves, electron temperature, and count low energy charged particles.

Mcroberts, J. J.

1971-01-01

484

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

485

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2007

2007-01-01

486

Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

MacColl, John; Jubb, Michael

2011-01-01

487

Taking the British Library Forward in the Twenty-First Century; Harvard's Library Digital Initiative: Building a First Generation Digital Library Infrastructure; Spoken Words, Unspoken Meanings: A DLI2 Project Ethnography; Resource Guide for the Social Sciences: Signposting a Dissemination and Support Route for Barefoot and Meta-Librarians in UK Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes four articles that discuss strategic planning in the British Library, including electronic strategies and collaborative partnerships; Harvard University's plans for a digital library infrastructure; the National Gallery of the Spoken Word, a Digital Library Initiative (DLI)-funded project that is language-related; and promoting networked…

Brindley, Lynne; Flecker, Dale; Seadle, Michael; Huxley, Lesly; Ford, Karen

2000-01-01

488

What Does the Academic Publisher Actually Do?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A frustrated author recounts his own experiences and those of others in dealing with publishers. He concludes that academic publishers prefer exchanging ideas and academic gossip with authors to the basics of business, letting the books sell themselves to a captive audience of academic libraries. (MSE)

Mendel, David

1991-01-01

489

Research Support: The New Mission for Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research support services are growing areas of importance in academic libraries and are part of the libraries' larger goal to provide wider support for research-related services. Ithaka's "Library Survey 2010" indicated that research support services, along with teaching facilitation, are the two growth areas projected by library directors. In…

Mitchell, Erik T.

2013-01-01

490

Putting the Library at Students' Fingertips  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The absence of a well-defined space for library resources within course-management systems has been well documented in library literature. Academic libraries have sought to remedy this deficiency in numerous ways. This article describes how a "library nugget," or module, was added to the Buffalo State College course-management system, ANGEL. The…

Foley, Marianne

2012-01-01

491

Building the Sustainable Library at Macquarie University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores a number of current issues and challenges in sustainability, both of and in academic libraries of the future, using as a case study the new library opened at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2011. Issues covered include sustainable design and operation of library buildings, sustainability in relation to library collections,…

Brodie, Maxine

2012-01-01

492

The Impact of Information Behavior in Academic Library Service Quality: A Case Study of the Science and Technology Area in Spain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research explores the extent of service quality in Spanish university science and technology libraries, based on the expectations and perceptions of their users: faculty and researchers. Users' information behavior is analyzed with the specially designed BiQual tool, which reveals specific needs such as the greater importance of electronic…

Pinto, Maria; Fernandez-Marcial, Viviana; Gomez-Camarero, Carmen

2010-01-01

493

NaNoWriMo in the AcadLib: A Case Study of National Novel Writing Month Activities in an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The J. D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi launched a pilot program during the 2010 National Novel Writing Month, hosting related events to determine community demand and how such efforts could be quantified. Using participant-submitted word counts and the event's own tools, researchers were able to ascertain that such events had…

Watson, Alex P.

2012-01-01

494

A National Bibliographic/Resource Sharing Network for Canadian Academic Libraries. Proceedings of the Conference (Ste-Foy, Quebec, October 24-25, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These papers discuss various options for a computerized national bibliographic network and highlight the problems and potential of developing such a database. Following a brief explanation of the conference purpose and organization, 10 primary papers are presented: (1) "A Brief Overview of Computerized Library Networking in Canada," by Peter…

Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Montreal (Quebec).

495

Digital Savings: A Study of Academic Libraries Finds that Going from Print to Electronic Journals Can Save Money, if It's Done Right, but Challenges Remain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Without question, the ongoing transition from print to electronic periodicals has challenged librarians to rethink their strategies. While some effects of this change have been immediately apparent--greater breadth of material, easier access, exposure to new sources, publisher package deals, and open access--the broader outcomes on library

Schonfeld, Roger C.; Fenton, Eileen Gifford

2005-01-01

496

The technology of library service provision: a cost function analysis of public library systems in the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public library services have changed substantially over the last decade. Modern libraries handle a wide variety of media and provide access to a wealth of information. However, little is known about library technology. Early studies exploring the relationship between costs and library size proved inconclusive. We estimate a generalised multi-product cost function for UK public library systems. Our estimates imply

Christopher J. Hammond

1999-01-01

497

Academic postgraduate medical education -- an Oxford view.  

PubMed

Postgraduate medical education in the UK has gone through a maelstrom of change in the last 20 years; many components have disadvantaged clinical academic training in particular. In this article we summarise some of the changes and describe the advantages of the creation of a dedicated clinical academic graduate school as a response to these changes. PMID:24532742

Fleming, Kenneth; Pugh, Christopher; Best, Denise

2014-02-01

498

Losing Libraries, Saving Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This summer, as public libraries continued to get budget hit after budget hit across the country, several readers asked for a comprehensive picture of the ravages of the recession on library service. In partnership with 2010 Movers & Shakers Laura Solomon and Mandy Knapp, Ohio librarians who bought the Losing Libraries domain name, "LJ" launched…

Miller, Rebecca

2010-01-01

499

The Ernest J. Allen Library: A "Moo . . . ving" Tale of Palomar College Library's First Branch.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the establishment of a small, full-service branch library at a Palomar College (California) library branch. Addresses some of the problems encountered and offers general advice on establishing a successful academic branch library, including maintaining relations with the "mother library." (Contains 6 references.) (AUTH/NB)

Arnsan, Dan

2001-01-01

500

Developments in Health Sciences Libraries since 1974: From Physical Entity to the Virtual Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of developments in health sciences libraries leading to the virtual library. Highlights include online searching; integrated library systems; networked resources; the expansion of interlibrary loans and document delivery systems; the Integrated Academic Information Management System; and the role of the National Library of…

Weise, Frieda O.

1993-01-01