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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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Marketing Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

2013-01-01

3

Academic Library Reference Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Batt, Fred

4

Directory of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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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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www.glasgow.ac.uk/library The University Library  

E-print Network

www.glasgow.ac.uk/library The University Library for staff #12;www.facebook.com/uofglibrary twitter.com/uofglibrary instagram.com/uoglibrary Library Blog universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com Welcome to the University Library Where is the Library? It's on Hillhead Street, next to the Hunterian Art Gallery, at the heart

Guo, Zaoyang

8

Current Trends in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

THELMA FREIDES

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ADDICTIONS FIRST The UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic Group  

E-print Network

1 ISSUE 5 Spring April 2011 ADDICTIONS FIRST The UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic GroupThe UK's first Addictions Clinical Academic Group NEWSLETTER What's New? CG News New Developments Completed Local

Applebaum, David

10

Using Wikis in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

2009-01-01

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An Academic Library Director's Bestiary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McKay, Richard

2012-01-01

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Academic and Public Library Buildings, 1986.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fox, Bette-Lee; And Others

1986-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

2011-01-01

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Recent Trends in Statewide Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Potter, William Gray

1997-01-01

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Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

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Coverage Evaluation of the Academic Library Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marston, Christopher C.

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Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kneip, Jason

2007-01-01

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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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Collection Development in Alabama's Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Linda McNair Cohen

1988-01-01

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Leadership of Academic Libraries: A Literature Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Weiner, Sharon Gray

2003-01-01

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Academic Library Consortia in Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Alberico, Ralph

2002-01-01

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Coverage Evaluation of Academic Libraries Survey (ALS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marston, Christopher C.

1999-01-01

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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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Library Services www.qub.ac.uk/lib  

E-print Network

9063 5038 Belfast Email: Borrower Services Desk med.issue@qub.ac.uk BT12 6DP Info Desk med.info@qub.ac.uk Web: http://www.qub.ac.uk/lib Access to the Royal Victoria Hospital site is via the Broadway or on the web at http://library.qub.ac.uk/qcat #12;Medical and HSC Library, Borrower Services AMcI 09/12 Users

Paxton, Anthony T.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rossi, Robert J.; Daugherty, M. Shannon

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gayton, Jeffrey T.

2008-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brooks, Sam; Dorst, Thomas J.

2002-01-01

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"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

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Restructuring Revisited: Changing Academic Structures in UK Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a rapidly changing external environment, for many universities, restructuring of the academic organisation is the most important leadership challenge. In this article, the author provides an analysis of academic restructuring in UK universities. Using the "Commonwealth Universities Yearbook", he looked at the changes in academic structures…

Hogan, John

2012-01-01

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UK Public Libraries: Roles in Adult Literacy Provision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported here are the results of a research project that examined the role of UK public libraries in addressing adult literacy including approaches and issues. Eight public libraries were selected as case studies and adult literacy provision was investigated using staff interviews. The interviews provided support for the role of public libraries

McLoughlin, Carla; Morris, Anne

2004-01-01

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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

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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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Selection for Digital Conversion in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

De Stefano, Paula

2001-01-01

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Tour Trends in Academic ARL Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oling, Lori; Mach, Michelle

2002-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuadra, Carlos A.; And Others

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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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East-West Crossroads: Academic Libraries in Hong Kong.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cooper, Douglas

1983-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Judith Broady-Preston; Alison Lobo

2011-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brandt, Sandy, Comp.

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LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE  

E-print Network

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

California at Berkeley, University of

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User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Frederiksen, Linda

2007-01-01

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Phase I Final Report on Study of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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The Cost Function and Scale Economies in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Lewis G.

2003-01-01

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Public Relations in Academic Libraries: A Descriptive Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marshall, Nancy

2001-01-01

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Beyond Library Walls: Embedding Librarians in Academic Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matava, Tobie; Coffey, Dan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey

2010-01-01

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Supplement to the Directory of Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mantius, Kean

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Expanding Horizons for GIS Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Argentati, Carolyn D.

1997-01-01

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Discovering Jewish Studies Collections in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taler, Izabella

2014-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Drake, Paul B.

2010-01-01

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

E-print Network

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

Rosen, Jay

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Deem, Rosemary

2010-01-01

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

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U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guzzy, Judith E.

2010-01-01

57

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nofsinger, Mary M.

1988-01-01

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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

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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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A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blummer, Barbara

2007-01-01

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Explaining User Satisfaction with Academic Libraries: Strategic Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Andaleeb, Syed Saad; Simmonds, Patience L.

1998-01-01

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Building Next Generation Video Game Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Laskowski, Mary; Ward, David

2009-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

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The Cost Function and Scale Economies in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Lewis Guodo

2002-01-01

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Academic Responses to the UK Foresight Programme.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores how far British government policies influence academic values and ways of working through an examination of the United Kingdom Foresight Programme, a governmental effort to set priorities for research through identification of emerging technologies and markets. Feedback from scientists and social scientists found shifting attitudes toward…

Henkel, Mary

2000-01-01

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Funding Computer-Assisted Reference in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beltran, Ann Bristow

1987-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Robinson, Peter; Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

1998-01-01

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Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Maura A. Smale

2010-01-01

70

Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Maura A. Smale

2010-01-01

71

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

72

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

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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

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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

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Yorke, Holbrook W.

76

Building a Dental Sciences Collection in a General Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stowers, Eva; Galbraith, Gillian

2004-01-01

77

Changing Services and Space at an Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bradigan, Pamela S.; Rodman, Ruey L.

2006-01-01

78

Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dudung Gumilar; Ian M. Johnson

1995-01-01

79

Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Levine-Clark, Michael

2014-01-01

80

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

81

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

82

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie

2014-01-01

83

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

84

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

85

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

86

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

87

Topics and features of academic medical library tutorials.  

PubMed

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

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

2008-01-01

88

Guidelines for Audiovisual Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Johnson, Margaret Ann; And Others

1987-01-01

89

Academic Library Development Program: A Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

90

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

91

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

92

Circulation of core collection monographs in an academic medical library  

PubMed Central

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

Schmidt, Cynthia M.; Eckerman, Nancy L.

2001-01-01

93

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

94

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

95

Performance Assessment Model for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bommer, Michael R.; And Others

1979-01-01

96

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

97

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

98

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

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

99

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

100

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

101

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

102

Survey of Academic Library Consortia in the U.S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuadra, Carlos A.; Patrick, Ruth J.

1972-01-01

103

East Asian Collections and Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kamada, Hitoshi

2002-01-01

104

Video-Based Information Systems in Academic Library Media Centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

GEORGE L. ABBOTT

105

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

106

Going Digital: The Transformation of Scholarly Communication and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunlap, Isaac Hunter

2008-01-01

107

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

108

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Donald E. Riggs

1997-01-01

109

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

110

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

111

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.

112

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

113

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

114

Faculty Publications Databases in Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Renee Mansheim; JoLinda L. Thompson

1995-01-01

115

E-Book Purchasing Best Practices for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simon, Jason C.

2014-01-01

116

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

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foley, Marianne

2002-01-01

118

Critical Issue Bibliography (CRIB) Sheet: Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.

119

Embedded Services in Chinese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

120

Online Bibliometrics in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sprules, Marcia L.

1983-01-01

121

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Kelly E.

2014-01-01

122

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

123

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

124

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

125

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

126

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Zhonghong

2009-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nabe, Jonathan

2001-01-01

128

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Linda McNair Cohen

1988-01-01

129

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

130

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

131

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lester, June; Wallace, Danny P.

2004-01-01

132

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

E-print Network

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

Hemmers, Oliver

133

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

E-print Network

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

Oakleaf, Megan

134

The Changing Academic Profession in the UK: Setting the Scene. Research Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research report provides an initial analysis of issues being investigated in a current international study, the Changing Academic Profession, supported by Universities UK and other national higher education bodies. The research is examining the nature and extent of the changes experienced by the academic profession in recent years, the…

Universities UK, 2007

2007-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2004-01-01

136

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bray, Ira, Ed.

2005-01-01

137

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

138

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

139

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

140

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

141

Content Generation and Social Network Interaction within Academic Library Facebook Pages  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Witte, Ginna Gauntner

2014-01-01

142

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

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Calhoun, John C.

2001-01-01

144

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

145

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

146

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

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savova, Maria; Garsia, Matthew

2012-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Evans, John E.

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashmore, Beth; Morris, Sara E.

2002-01-01

150

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dye, Judith

2005-01-01

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

2006-01-01

152

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

153

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.

154

How Implementation of Bibliometric Practice Affects the Role of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ĺström, Fredrik; Hansson, Joacim

2013-01-01

155

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

2003-01-01

156

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sabol, Laurie; Parrish, Marilyn

1991-01-01

157

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

158

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gardner, Susan; Eng, Susanna

2005-01-01

159

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hardesty, Larry L.

2003-01-01

160

"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

161

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

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

162

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

163

The Academic Attainment of Students with Disabilities in UK Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated the role of disablement as a predictor of academic attainment among students awarded first degrees by UK institutions of higher education in 2004-05. Disability explained only 0.1% of the variation in attainment, as measured by whether the graduates had obtained good degrees (i.e. with first-class or upper second-class…

Richardson, John T. E.

2009-01-01

164

Feudalism and Academia: UK Academics' Accounts of Research Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Our knowledge of research cultures in university education departments is still evolving, particularly in connection with the departments which have achieved a high ranking in the UK government's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and also the conditions under which "knowledge workers" operate are under-researched, although this is beginning to…

Holligan, Christopher

2011-01-01

165

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

E-print Network

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

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

2014-06-16

166

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

167

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

168

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2008-2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

169

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

170

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

171

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

172

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

173

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

E-print Network

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

MacAdam, Keith

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hitchingham, Eileen E.

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwarz, Philip J.

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hudomalj, Emil; Jauk, Avgust

2006-01-01

177

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

178

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashcroft, Linda; McIvor, Stephanie

2001-01-01

179

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bostick, Sharon L.

2001-01-01

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shaw, Beth Hansen

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

2001-01-01

182

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen L. Wells

2004-01-01

183

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

184

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Croft, Janet Brennan

2005-01-01

185

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Diljit Singh

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Menchaca, Frank

2014-01-01

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubbeld, Catherine E.

1991-01-01

188

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Buller, Ryan F.

2014-01-01

189

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

190

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

191

Upgrading a ColdFusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

192

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

193

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

194

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

195

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

196

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

197

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

198

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

199

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

200

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

201

To What Extent Are Postgraduate Students from China Prepared for Academic Writing Needed on UK Master's Courses?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the extent to which Chinese students are prepared for academic writing in higher education in the UK, by seeking evidence from a group of 40 Chinese students at a UK university. A mixed-methods approach combining both questionnaires and interviews was adopted to generate data. The main conclusion was that the training that…

Tian, Jing; Low, Graham David

2012-01-01

202

Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library  

E-print Network

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

Silver, Howard

203

Student Assistant Training in a Small Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Connell, Ruth Sara; Mileham, Patricia J.

2006-01-01

204

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

205

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

206

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

207

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

208

Academic Library Web Sites and Distance Education: A Content Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jurkowski, Odin L.

2004-01-01

209

Part A: Form for Appeals and Complaints Please return this form to academicservices@abdn.ac.uk Academic Quality Handbook  

E-print Network

Part A: Form for Appeals and Complaints Please return this form to academicservices@abdn.ac.uk Academic Quality Handbook Appendix 5.18c Form for Appeals and Complaints Part A To be completed by: anyone who wishes to formalise an academic appeal (including appeals against class certificate refusal [C7

Levi, Ran

210

@BristolUniLib bristol.ac.uk/library Veterinary Sciences Library  

E-print Network

Library contains the main collections for the clinical veterinary sciences, veterinary nursing, animal, including Web of Science, CAB Abstracts, Medline on OvidSP and BIOSIS. MSc/PhD theses, Vet School projects. Other confined items are identified by a red tape on the spine. Study spaces In addition to open study

Bristol, University of

211

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

PubMed

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

Jankowski, T A; Martin, E R

1994-10-01

212

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

PubMed Central

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

Jankowski, T A; Martin, E R

1994-01-01

213

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

214

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anna M. Van Scoyoc; Caroline Cason

2006-01-01

215

Demographic characteristics of doctors who intend to follow clinical academic careers: UK national questionnaire surveys  

PubMed Central

Objectives It is well recognised that women are underrepresented in clinical academic posts. Our aim was to determine which of a number of characteristics—notably gender, but also ethnicity, possession of an intercalated degree, medical school attended, choice of specialty—were predictive of doctors’ intentions to follow clinical academic careers. Design Questionnaires to all UK-trained medical graduates of 2005 sent in 2006 and again in 2010, graduates of 2009 in 2010 and graduates of 2012 in 2013. Results At the end of their first year of medical work, 13.5% (368/2732) of men and 7.3% (358/4891) of women specified that they intended to apply for a clinical academic training post; and 6.0% (172/2873) of men and 2.2% (111/5044) of women specified that they intended to pursue clinical academic medicine as their eventual career. A higher percentage of Asian (4.8%) than White doctors (3.3%) wanted a long-term career as a clinical academic, as did a higher percentage of doctors who did an intercalated degree (5.6%) than others (2.2%) and a higher percentage of Oxbridge graduates (8.1%) than others (2.8%). Of the graduates of 2005, only 30% of those who in 2006 intended a clinical medicine career also did so when re-surveyed in 2010 (men 44%, women 12%). Conclusions There are noteworthy differences by gender and other demographic factors in doctors’ intentions to pursue academic training and careers. The gap between men and women in aspirations for a clinical academic career is present as early as the first year after qualification. PMID:25136138

Smith, Fay; Lambert, Trevor W; Goldacre, Michael J

2014-01-01

216

Slide Libraries: A Guide for Academic Institutions and Museums.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Irvine, Betty Jo

217

The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

218

The Academic Library as a Full-Service Information Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Samson, Sue; Oelz, Erling

2005-01-01

219

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hong Wang

2006-01-01

220

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

221

Creating Knowledge Facilities for Knowledge Work in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara MacAdam

1998-01-01

222

Creating Inclusive Communities: Diversity and the Responses of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Welburn, William C.

2010-01-01

223

Making and implementing foresight policy to engage the academic community: health and life scientists’ involvement in, and response to, development of the UK’s technology foresight programme  

Microsoft Academic Search

Successful implementation of research policy that is intended to impinge, at least partially, on universities often requires the engagement of the academic community. This article provides a detailed analysis of the formulation and operationalisation of the technology foresight programme in the UK, particularly in relation to the health and life sciences (HLS). The background and objectives of the policy are

Steve Hanney; Mary Henkel; Dagmar von Walden Laing

2001-01-01

224

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.

225

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

PubMed Central

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

Schulte, Stephanie J

2011-01-01

226

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

227

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

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Anderson, David G.; Landram, Christina

229

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard Olorunsola

2000-01-01

230

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

231

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

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

CAUSE, Boulder, CO.

233

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

234

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

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lilburn, Jeff

2012-01-01

236

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

237

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dali, Keren; Dilevko, Juris

2006-01-01

238

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

239

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gilstrap, Donald L.

2009-01-01

240

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwartz, Jennifer

2002-01-01

241

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

242

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

243

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

244

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

245

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

246

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

247

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

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Breivik, Patricia Senn, Ed.

249

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

250

Sex Structuring in Academic Libraries: Searching for Explanations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Swisher, Robert; Du Mont, Rosemary Ruhig

1984-01-01

251

HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

E-print Network

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

252

"New Blood" and Managerial Potential in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moore, May M.

1983-01-01

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sroka, Marek

1997-01-01

254

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

255

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.

256

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

257

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

258

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

259

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

260

Job Satisfaction in a South African Academic Library in Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hart, Genevieve

2010-01-01

261

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

262

Managing an Academic Library. Parts I and II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Werner, Gloria; Brudvig, Glenn

1985-01-01

263

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

264

Planning Additions to Academic Library Buildings: A Seamless Approach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

265

Information Source Characteristics and Environmental Scanning by Academic Library Managers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Babalhavaeji, Fahimeh; Farhadpoor, Mohammad Reza

2013-01-01

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1995-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

268

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

269

First Name Surname Category Research Dept Internal Extension Room E-mail KLAUS ABELS Academic Linguistics 24061 115B k.abels@ucl.ac.uk  

E-print Network

.beeke@ucl.ac.uk Zoe Belk PhD Student Linguistics 29414 102 zoe.belk.09@ucl.ac.uk MOLLY BENNETT Support PALS 24020 102D Devt Sci 24257 212 w.best@ucl.ac.uk STEVEN BLOCH Academic Lang & Comm 24269 310 s

Hain, Thomas

270

GIS and Data Services Gaining Ground in Academic Libraries  

E-print Network

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

Houser, Rhonda; Bullington, Jeffrey

2007-01-01

271

www.newphytologist.com New Phytologist (2001) 149: 916 Alcamo E. 1999. DNA Technology. London, UK: Academic.  

E-print Network

. 1999. DNA Technology. London, UK: Academic. Conway G. 1997. The doubly green revolution. Ithaca, NY­1354. French CE, Rosser SJ, Davies GJ, Nicklin S, Bruce NC. 1999. Biodegradation of explosives by transgenic, Sudhakar D, Christou P, Snape JW, Gale MD, Harberd NP. 1999. `Green revolution' genes encode mutant

Jackson, Robert B.

272

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

273

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

274

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Reza Jamali; Hossein Sayyadi Tooranloo

2009-01-01

275

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stephen, Ross; Buschman, John

1993-01-01

276

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

277

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

PubMed

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

Slingluff, D; Lev, Y; Eisan, A

1985-01-01

278

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

279

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

280

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

281

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martell, Charles

2008-01-01

282

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schwartz, Charles A., Ed.

283

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

284

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

285

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

286

The Academic Backbone: longitudinal continuities in educational achievement from secondary school and medical school to MRCP(UK) and the specialist register in UK medical students and doctors  

PubMed Central

Background Selection of medical students in the UK is still largely based on prior academic achievement, although doubts have been expressed as to whether performance in earlier life is predictive of outcomes later in medical school or post-graduate education. This study analyses data from five longitudinal studies of UK medical students and doctors from the early 1970s until the early 2000s. Two of the studies used the AH5, a group test of general intelligence (that is, intellectual aptitude). Sex and ethnic differences were also analyzed in light of the changing demographics of medical students over the past decades. Methods Data from five cohort studies were available: the Westminster Study (began clinical studies from 1975 to 1982), the 1980, 1985, and 1990 cohort studies (entered medical school in 1981, 1986, and 1991), and the University College London Medical School (UCLMS) Cohort Study (entered clinical studies in 2005 and 2006). Different studies had different outcome measures, but most had performance on basic medical sciences and clinical examinations at medical school, performance in Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP(UK)) examinations, and being on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. Results Correlation matrices and path analyses are presented. There were robust correlations across different years at medical school, and medical school performance also predicted MRCP(UK) performance and being on the GMC Specialist Register. A-levels correlated somewhat less with undergraduate and post-graduate performance, but there was restriction of range in entrants. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/O-level results also predicted undergraduate and post-graduate outcomes, but less so than did A-level results, but there may be incremental validity for clinical and post-graduate performance. The AH5 had some significant correlations with outcome, but they were inconsistent. Sex and ethnicity also had predictive effects on measures of educational attainment, undergraduate, and post-graduate performance. Women performed better in assessments but were less likely to be on the Specialist Register. Non-white participants generally underperformed in undergraduate and post-graduate assessments, but were equally likely to be on the Specialist Register. There was a suggestion of smaller ethnicity effects in earlier studies. Conclusions The existence of the Academic Backbone concept is strongly supported, with attainment at secondary school predicting performance in undergraduate and post-graduate medical assessments, and the effects spanning many years. The Academic Backbone is conceptualized in terms of the development of more sophisticated underlying structures of knowledge ('cognitive capital’ and 'medical capital’). The Academic Backbone provides strong support for using measures of educational attainment, particularly A-levels, in student selection. PMID:24229333

2013-01-01

287

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

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

289

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. PMID:21385802

2011-01-01

290

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

291

Citizens of the Academic Community? A Societal Perspective on Leadership in UK Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a societal perspective on academic leadership by exploring the preoccupations of academics as citizens rather than as employees, managers or individuals. It uses a listening post methodology to ask "what is it like to be a citizen of an academic institution in contemporary Britain?" Three listening posts, comprising…

Bolden, Richard; Gosling, Jonathan; O'Brien, Anne

2014-01-01

292

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

1987

293

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carla P. Wale

2011-01-01

294

The library systems market: a digest of current literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is based on a survey of the literature on integrated library management systems published between 1999 and 2003, with a bias towards the academic market in the UK and North America. It describes how new functionality within ILMSs and products complementary to these integrated systems are being offered by software vendors, causing libraries to replace legacy systems with

Alison Felstead

2004-01-01

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1997-01-01

296

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Archer, Sarah Brick; Cast, Melissa

1999-01-01

297

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

298

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marilyn Domas White

2001-01-01

299

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

300

The differential impact of UK accredited teaching development programmes on academics’ approaches to teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

This mixed methods study used a survey with programme completers from 32 UK higher education institutions, and interviews and focus groups with programme completers, programme leaders, heads of department and pro?vice?chancellors, to explore the perceived impact of UK?accredited teaching development programmes upon participants and departments. The perceived relation between the programmes and institutional missions and strategies was also explored, as

Andria Hanbury; Michael Prosser; Mark Rickinson

2008-01-01

301

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Maple, Amanda; Henderson, Tona

2000-01-01

302

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

303

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

304

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

305

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

306

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Halverson, Kathleen; Plotas, Jean

2006-01-01

307

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lisa M. Given

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daly, Rebecca; Baker, Liz; McIntosh, Lisa

2014-01-01

309

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

310

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

311

Estimating the prevalence of researcher misconduct: a study of UK academics within biological sciences  

PubMed Central

Misconduct in academic research is undoubtedly increasing, but studies estimating the prevalence of such behaviour suffer from biases inherent in researching sensitive topics. We compared the unmatched-count technique (UCT) and the crosswise-model (CM), two methods specifically designed to increase honest reporting to sensitive questions, with direct questioning (DQ) for five types of misconduct in the biological sciences. UCT performed better than CM and either outperformed or produced similar estimates to DQ depending on the question. Estimates of academic misconduct increased with decreasing seriousness of the behaviour, from c. 0% for data fabrication to >68% for inappropriate co-authorship. Results show that research into even minor issues of misconduct, is sensitive, suggesting that future studies should consider using specialised questioning techniques as they are more likely to yield accurate figures. PMID:25250215

St. John, Freya A.V.

2014-01-01

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Krasulski, Michael J.

2014-01-01

313

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

314

How Different Are they? A Comparison by Academic Area of Library Use, Priorities, and Information Needs at the University of Washington.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports results of a user survey at the University of Washington libraries that measured satisfaction with library services and resources. Discusses differences in use patterns between academic areas; high satisfaction levels; shifts toward remote use and increasing importance of electronic resources, particularly electronic journals; and user…

Hiller, Steve

2002-01-01

315

Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort  

PubMed Central

Background To test for cross-sectional (at age 11) and longitudinal associations between objectively measured free-living physical activity (PA) and academic attainment in adolescents.Method Data from 4755 participants (45% male) with valid measurement of PA (total volume and intensity) by accelerometry at age 11 from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) was examined. Data linkage was performed with nationally administered school assessments in English, Maths and Science at ages 11, 13 and 16. Results In unadjusted models, total volume of PA predicted decreased academic attainment. After controlling for total volume of PA, percentage of time spent in moderate-vigorous intensity PA (MVPA) predicted increased performance in English assessments in both sexes, taking into account confounding variables. In Maths at 16?years, percentage of time in MVPA predicted increased performance for males (standardised ?=0.11, 95% CI 0.00 to 0.22) and females (?=0.08, 95% CI 0.00 to 0.16). For females the percentage of time spent in MVPA at 11?years predicted increased Science scores at 11 and 16?years (?=0.14 (95% CI 0.03 to 0.25) and 0.14 (0.07 to 0.21), respectively). The correction for regression dilution approximately doubled the standardised ? coefficients. Conclusions Findings suggest a long-term positive impact of MVPA on academic attainment in adolescence. PMID:24149097

Booth, J N; Leary, S D; Joinson, C; Ness, A R; Tomporowski, P D; Boyle, J M; Reilly, J J

2014-01-01

316

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

317

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

318

Services for Graduate Students: A Review of Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A library's Web site is well recognized as the gateway to the library for the vast majority of users. Choosing the most user-friendly Web architecture to reflect the many services libraries offer is a complex process, and librarians are still experimenting to find what works best for their users. As part of a redesign of the Oregon State…

Rempel, Hannah Gascho

2010-01-01

319

Manually Classifying User Search Queries on an Academic Library Web Site  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Michigan Library wanted to learn more about the kinds of searches its users were conducting through the "one search" search box on the Library Web site. Library staff conducted two investigations. A preliminary investigation in 2011 involved the manual review of the 100 most frequently occurring queries conducted…

Chapman, Suzanne; Desai, Shevon; Hagedorn, Kat; Varnum, Ken; Mishra, Sonali; Piacentine, Julie

2013-01-01

320

The Endless Picnic: Changing Food and Drink Policies in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problem of food and drink in libraries and the potential damage to library materials that may occur have always been troublesome issues. Most attempts to totally eliminate food and drink have produced mixed results at best and libraries have expended precious staff time trying to enforce such rules. The food and drink issue is particularly…

Davis, Marc; Boyer, Janice

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

New York Library Association, New York.

322

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

323

Brick and Click Libraries: Changes and Challenges. Proceedings of a Regional Academic Library Symposium (Maryville, Missouri, October 18, 2002).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings of the Brick and Click Libraries Symposium contains the following papers: (1) "Electronic Journals: Vendor Solutions to Access Issues" (Nona Barton); (2) "Tips on Funding" (Janice Borey); (3) "Why Are So Many Web Pages Still So Hard To Use?" (Jerry R. Brown); (4) "The Secrets of Full-Text Databases: The Overlap between a Same…

Ury, Connie Jo, Ed.; Wainscott, Vicki, Ed.

324

Library weblogs  

Microsoft Academic Search

A total of 55 weblogs maintained by libraries were identified in late 2003 using Internet search engines and directories. The weblogs were studied using content analysis techniques. Library weblogs were found in just three countries, with the majority being in the USA. Public and academic libraries were more likely to have a weblog than other types of libraries. The most

Laurel A. Clyde

2004-01-01

325

Student psychosocial and cognitive development: theory to practice in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic librarians have long been concerned with facilitating the teaching of information seeking and critical thinking skills among the undergraduate student population. In this sense, librarians are very much interested in facilitating student development. This article briefly describes the two major theories of student development, places these theories in the context of academic librarianship, and offers suggestions on how librarians

Jeffrey N. Gatten

2004-01-01

326

The Motivation to Manage: A Study of Academic Librarians and Library Science Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The major finding of this study which identified motivation-to-manage levels is that there is no evidence of any significant difference between the motivation-to-manage scores of males and females who are either (1) master's students preparing for careers in academic librarianship or (2) practitioners of academic librarianship. Thirty references…

Swisher, Robert; And Others

1985-01-01

327

The Last Frontier: Possibilities for Networking in the Small Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of advantages, disadvantages, and costs to small two-year college library of participation in online cataloging network concludes that networking is too expensive for smallest third of nation's libraries. Disadvantages include increased demands on professional staff time and cost in excess of $3.00 per title cataloged. Twenty-three…

Dagold, Mary S.

1983-01-01

328

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

329

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

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of information literacy instruction in Canadian aca- demic 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 lim- ited resources and faculty and student attitudes. Although more than half of the libraries believe they are meeting their

Heidi Julien

2000-01-01

330

The impact of public library use on reading, television, and academic outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do individuals engage in beneficial activities, like recreational reading, if the necessary materials are easily accessible and relatively inexpensive? I investigate this issue by estimating how much reading time increases as a result of public library use. To address the endogeneity of library use I use an IV approach where the instrument is a household’s distance to their closest public

Rachana Bhatt

2010-01-01

331

A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh

2013-01-01

332

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

333

The Changing Academic Library and What the University of California Is Attempting To Do.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes work at the University of California libraries to accommodate change and plan for digital technology. Topics include cost-effective resource sharing, supporting print collections, beneficial collaborations, scholarly and scientific communication, continuous planning, and the establishment of the California Digital Library. (LRW)

Helfer, Doris Small

1999-01-01

334

Using Facebook Page Insights Data to Determine Posting Best Practices in an Academic Health Sciences Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library created a Facebook page and a corresponding managing committee in March 2010. Facebook Page Insights data collected from the library's Facebook page were statistically analyzed to investigate patterns of user engagement. The committee hoped to improve posting practices and increase user…

Houk, Kathryn M.; Thornhill, Kate

2013-01-01

335

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

E-print Network

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

Rosenblum, Brian

2010-07-06

336

EVALUATING USER'S LEVEL OF SATISFACTION WITH THE CHINESE STUDIES COLLECTION HELD AT AN ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

A user assessment study was conducted to evaluate the users' level of satisfaction with the Chinese studies collection at the University of Malaya Library. The respondents were library professionals, faculty members, undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Department of Chinese Studies, University of Malaya. A total of 135 responses were received with a response rate of 77.5%. The results indicated

Chia Yip Ping; N. N. Edzan; Abdul Rahman

337

How Academic Is Academic Development?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

University provision for academic development is well established in the USA, UK and many other countries. However, arrangements for its provision and staffing vary. In Australia, there has been a trend towards professional rather than academic staff appointments. Is this appropriate? In this paper, the domains of academic development work are…

Fraser, Kym; Ling, Peter

2014-01-01

338

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

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Campus Library (WCL) works with the Mays Business School and has a staff member who coordinates and processes their reserves. In addition to other access services responsibilities, two staff members from the Medical Sciences Library (MSL) assist... exceptions to these policies, depending on the specific needs of their clientele. For example, the criteria for purchasing print copies of textbooks varies: Evans typically only purchases textbooks when requested while WCL and PSEL’s textbook orders...

Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

2010-11-15

339

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Catherine S. Herlihy; Hua Yi

2010-01-01

340

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kirk, Thomas, Ed.

341

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

342

An Investigation into the Correlation between Book Circulation and Journal Use in the Science and Technology Section of an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a study of the use of science and technology books and journals in an academic library which was conducted to ascertain whether journal use can be predicted by book circulation figures. The study background and significance are discussed, terms are defined, study limitations are considered, and basic assumptions are…

Cubberley, Carol W.

343

MEDLINE and PsycLIT on CD-ROM: a survey of users in an academic medical library.  

PubMed

A survey of users of PsycLIT and MEDLINE on CD-ROM was performed at an academic medical library. The questionnaire was designed to gather information about the user population, satisfaction of the users, the assistance needed to use the systems, and the type of searches being performed. The majority of users were graduate students in the schools of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. In general, users were satisfied with the performance of the systems. Assistance from a librarian, printed documentation, or another patron was required by 85% of users, and they were generally satisfied with this assistance. Most searches were performed to obtain information on a subject. The results were remarkably similar for both databases. PMID:10106678

King, N S; Goldstein, S E; Williams, L A

1990-01-01

344

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

345

AcAdemic impAct The University Libraries are the crossroads for learning,  

E-print Network

foundation of information literacy for their future academic and professional pursuits. Our collection inquiries. These tools provide the access to information that is essential for success in today's high for the entire community, not just UNLV students and faculty. Teachers, business professionals, health care

Cho, Hokwon

346

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

347

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

348

Templeman Library Journal loan  

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Templeman Library Journal loan Only postgraduate students or academic staff can borrow journals ............................................................................ * Initials ............................................................................ * Library card number ............................................................................ Fields marked * are required The item will be issued to your Library account for one week, normally

Banaji,. Murad

349

Using worksheets to encourage independent learning by staff in an academic library: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the development, introduction, use and evaluation of a series of worksheets designed for library staff at Bournemouth University. The reasons for the development of the worksheets, designed to be a part of a range of training and development opportunities, are described in this paper. Their value as a self-directed learning tool is considered and the question posed as to

Penny Dale

2002-01-01

350

Modeling Service-Seeking Behavior in an Academic Library: A Methodology and Its Application.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The ways that users of the modern library select and move among its services can be investigated and the picture so obtained complements that obtained from surveys on the effectiveness of individual services. A methodology is described that aids in the acquisition and analysis of data on the order of use of information services (applicable to any…

Heine, Michael; Winkworth, Ian; Ray, Kathryn

2000-01-01

351

Brave New World or "Plus Ca Change"?: Electronic Journals and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The impact that electronic information technologies have had on scholarly communications and university libraries is assessed. Early predictions that the dominance of commercial publishers would decline and journal prices would fall have not been realised. The development of institutional repositories have had limited success in making the…

Burrows, Toby

2006-01-01

352

The Decline of Print: Ten Years of Print Serial Use in a Small Academic Medical Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tracking use of print journals over a ten-year period has allowed The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Library an essential tool for more accurate collection development, for both print and electronic selection. This lengthy study has provided usage statistics for purchasing decisions regarding electronic subscriptions still…

Rosati, Karen Thompson

2006-01-01

353

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

354

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

355

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

356

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

357

LIBRARY REGULATIONS 1. THE LIBRARY POLICY COMMITTEE  

E-print Network

1 LIBRARY REGULATIONS 1. THE LIBRARY POLICY COMMITTEE 1.1 The Library Policy Committee shall shall be: [i] to formulate proposals in regard to policy matters relating to the Library for consideration by the Academic Council and the Governing Body; [ii] to monitor the implementation of Library

Schellekens, Michel P.

358

Johns Hopkins University Libraries and Museums University Libraries and Museums  

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Johns Hopkins University Libraries and Museums University Libraries and Museums Winston Tabb Services Deborah Slingluff Assoc. Dir. Library Systems David Kennedy Head Academic Liaison Margaret Burri Director/Curator External Affairs Sylvia Eggleston- Wehr Assoc. Dean Evergreen Museum & Library James

Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

359

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

PubMed Central

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

Watson, Erin M.

2005-01-01

360

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

E-print Network

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

Hundsberger, Stefanie

361

Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide  

E-print Network

Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide for NST Part 1B students doing Zoology-taught courses #12 of Zoology Web http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/department/library Email library@zoo.cam.ac.uk Introduction is located on the first floor of the Department of Zoology building. Please visit our website for useful, up

362

PREPRINT: FINAL VERSION AVAILABLE FROM ADAMS, A. & BLANDFORD, A. (2002) Acceptability of Medical Digital Libraries.  

E-print Network

Digital Libraries. Health Informatics Journal. 8(2), 58-66. Sheffield Academic Press. ISSN 1460.Blandford@ucl.ac.uk #12;2 ABSTRACT Evidenced-based medicine has increased the importance of quick accessibility impacts of ward- accessible DLs for clinicians results of a study within a large London-based hospital

Blandford, Ann

363

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

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

Kammen, Daniel M.

364

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

PubMed Central

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

Wessel, Charles B; Czechowski, Leslie J

2011-01-01

365

Academic Liaison, Employability and Skills (ALES) Page 1 of 16 Email us: academicskills@cumbria.ac.uk  

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topic: the hunt for an idea 2.2 Conducting a literature search or review 2.3 Researching and exploring an appropriate structure for the dissertation 3.3 Maintaining academic principles: ethics, referencing a topic: the hunt for an idea Conducting a literature search or review Researching and exploring the topic

Anderson, Jim

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blackburn, Robert H.; Stuart-Stubbs, Basil

367

The Florida State University's Learning District: A Case Study of an Academic Library-Run Peer Tutoring Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In March 2010, the first floor of the main library at The Florida State University was renovated as a learning commons. With this change in design, all tutoring that existed throughout the library was moved into the commons. The crown jewel of these programs is the library's in-house, late-night peer tutoring program that has seen incredible…

Demeter, Michelle

2011-01-01

368

Alaska Library Directory, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory of Alaska's Libraries lists: members of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA) Executive Council and Committee Chairs; State Board of Education members; members of the Governor's Advisory Council on Libraries; school, academic and public libraries and their addresses, phone and fax numbers, and contact persons; personal,…

Jennings, Mary, Ed.

369

Library Services for NHS Staff  

E-print Network

Library Services for NHS Staff #12;Joining the Library All staff of the NHS Trusts covered by the Service Level Agreement between Imperial College London Libraries and NHS London may join the Library in those trusts may also be eligible to join. For further details see: www.imperial.ac.uk/library/NHS NHS

370

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hatfield, V. Sue, Ed.

371

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

372

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

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

Delgado, Mauricio

373

User satisfaction survey and usage of an electronic desktop document delivery service at an academic medical library.  

PubMed

In June 2000, the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama introduced Prospero, an electronic desktop document delivery service. From June 2000 to November 2002, Prospero delivered 28% of interlibrary loan requests and 72% of document delivery requests. In November 2002, the library conducted a user satisfaction survey of the Prospero service. Forty-two surveys were used. Fifteen responses were received from affiliated faculty, staff, and students, who generally expressed satisfaction with the service. Twenty-seven responses were received from unaffiliated users, comprised of medical libraries, individual users, and businesses. Based on the survey results, the library deemed the Prospero service a success. To better support users, the library's Web page was updated to include hardware and software requirements for successful use of the Prospero service, as well as screen shots of the Prospero process. PMID:14711046

Sayed, Ellen N; Murray, Sarah D

2003-01-01

374

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

375

Chris Banks Director of Library  

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Chris Banks Director of Library Services Frances Boyle Assistant Director Library Academic Services Assistant to the Library Leadership Team Susan Howard Assistant Director Library Resource and Innovation Chart 1 Library Leadership Team Ruth Newton Staff Resource Coordinator (0.6 fte) Level 3b #12;Chris

376

Roster of Federal Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Roster of Federal Libraries represents an attempt by the Federal Library Committee to identify each of the more than 1,900 individual libraries serving the many departments, committees, agencies, courts, and other formal organizational entities in the Federal Government. They include six types: Presidential, national, general, academic,…

Benton, Mildred, Comp.; Ottersen, Signe, Comp.

377

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

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

Kurapov, Alexander

378

UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES' COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION PLAN This action plan is written in response to the UMass Amherst Academic Affairs Community, Diversity, and Social Justice (CDSJ) Assessment  

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1 of 10 UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES' COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION PLAN This action plan is written in response to the UMass Amherst Academic Affairs Community, Diversity, and Social was constituted and charged with conducting an assessment as part of the campus-wide Community, Diversity

Schweik, Charles M.

379

March 17, 2014 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 214 TITLE: Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, John Cotton Dana Library  

E-print Network

March 17, 2014 ACADEMIC POSITION PROFILE APP. 214 TITLE: Director, Institute of Jazz Studies, John nominations and applications for the important position of Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS), the world's foremost jazz archive and research facility. The Director will be an accomplished leader who

Hanson, Stephen José

380

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

381

Designing and Implementing a Faculty Internet Workshop: A Collaborative Effort of Academic Computing Services and the University Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic Computing Services staff and University librarians at Stetson University (DeLand, Florida) designed and implemented a three-day Internet workshop for interested faculty. The workshop included both hands-on lab sessions and discussions covering e-mail, telnet, ftp, Gopher, and World Wide Web. The planning, preparation of the lab and…

Bradford, Jane T.; And Others

1996-01-01

382

Educating for the Internet in an Academic Library: The Scholars' Centre at the University of Western Australia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes services offered by the University of Western Australia's Scholars' Centre to academic staff and postgraduate students in the arts and social sciences. Highlights include study facilities; collection development; interlibrary loan and document delivery services; access to electronic resources, including CD-ROMs and the Internet; Internet…

Burrows, Toby

1995-01-01

383

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 1997-98.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about various types of Michigan libraries. It is divided into 12 sections: (1) public and branch libraries; (2) library cooperatives; (3) academic libraries; (4) regions of cooperation; (5) regional educational media centers; (6) regional and subregional libraries; (7) Michigan documents depository libraries;…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

384

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 1996-97.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about many types of Michigan libraries. It is divided into 12 sections: (1) public and branch libraries; (2) library cooperatives; (3) academic libraries; (4) regions of cooperation; (5) regional educational media centers; (6) regional and subregional libraries; (7) Michigan documents depository libraries; (8)…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

385

U.S. Documents in the Study of History. Academic Library Guide, Government Documents Series Number 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a guide to a select number of government publications contained in the library collection of St. Mary's University (Texas). The guide includes primary materials only in significant compilations or in long runs covering many years, and major secondary reference works, with particular emphasis on bibliographies. In addition, information is…

Amen, Kathleen L.

386

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.

387

Collection Building vs. Document Delivery: An Evaluation of Methods To Provide NTIS Documents in an Academic Engineering Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a study designed to evaluate and compare the provision of National Technical Information Service (NTIS) documents to users of the McKinney Engineering Library at the University of Texas through Selected Research in Microfiche (SRIM), a standing-order, collection-building service, with the provision of documents through…

Butler, John

388

Web Accessibility at University Libraries and Library Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of Web accessibility by people with disabilities focuses on a study of Web sites of library schools and academic libraries. Highlights include legal mandate for accessible Web design; the Bobby accessibility validator; and results that show low accessibility of library school Web sites and relatively high accessibility of library sites.…

Schmetzke, Axel

2001-01-01

389

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.

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Utah State Library, Salt Lake City.

391

Journal subscription expenditure of UK higher education institutions  

PubMed Central

The academic libraries of higher education institutions (HEIs) pay significant amounts of money each year for access to academic journals. The amounts paid are often not transparent especially when it comes to knowing how much is paid to specific publishers. Therefore data on journal subscription expenditure were obtained for UK HEIs using a series of Freedom of Information requests. Data were obtained for 141 HEIs’ expenditure with seven publishers over a five-year period. The majority of institutions have provided figures but some are still outstanding. The data will be of interest to those who wish to understand the economics of scholarly communication and see the scale of payments flowing within the system. Further research could replicate the data collection in other jurisdictions.

Lawson, Stuart; Meghreblian, Ben

2014-01-01

392

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.

393

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 1999 thru 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about various types of Michigan libraries. The directory is divided into 13 sections: (1) "Alphabetical List of Public and Branch Libraries Whose Names Do Not Indicate Their Location"; (2) "Public and Branch Libraries"; (3) "Library Cooperatives; (4) "Academic Libraries"; (5) "Regions of Cooperation"; (6)…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

394

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 2000 thru 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about various types of Michigan libraries. The directory is divided into 13 sections: (1) "Alphabetical List of Public and Branch Libraries Whose Names Do Not Indicate Their Location"; (2) "Public and Branch Libraries"; (3) "Library Cooperatives"; (4) "Academic Libraries"; (5) "Regions of Cooperation"; (6)…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

395

Directory of Michigan Libraries, 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory provides information about various types of Michigan libraries. The directory is divided into 14 sections: (1) "Alphabetical List of Public and Branch Libraries Whose Names do Not Indicate Their Location"; (2) "Public and Branch Libraries"; (3) "Library Cooperatives"; (4) "Academic Libraries"; (5) "Regions of Cooperation"; (6)…

Michigan Library, Lansing.

396

Re-inventing Data Libraries: Ensuring Continuing Access To Curated (Value-added) Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

How many years of inexperience do we need in using, and in particular sharing, digital data generated by others? That history pre-dates, but must also gain leverage from, the emergence of the digital library. Much of this sharing was done within research groups but recent attention to spatial data infrastructure highlights the importance of achieving several 'right mixes': * between Internet-standards, geo-specific referencing, and domain-specific vocabulary (cf ontology); * between attention to user-focus'd services and machine-to-machine interoperability; * between the demands of current high-quality services, the practice of data curation, and the need for long term preservation. This presentation will draw upon ideas and experience data library services in research universities, a national (UK) academic data centre, and developments in digital curation. It will be argued that the 1980s term 'data library' has some polemic value in that we have yet to learn what it means to 'do library' for data: more than "a bit like inter-galactic library loan", perhaps. Illustration will be drawn from multi-faceted database of digitized boundaries (UKBORDERS), through the first Internet map delivery of national mapping agency data (Digimap), to strategic positioning to help geo-enable academic and scientific data and so enhance research (in the UK, in Europe, and beyond).

Burnhill, P.; Medyckyj-Scott, D.

2008-12-01

397

Library Regulations Library Regulations  

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Library Regulations 2012-13 Library Regulations UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM REGULATIONS LIBRARY REGULATIONS Preamble: The Library Regulations apply to all users of library facilities managed on behalf of the University by Library Services, and thus there are sections that apply also to non- members of the University

Birmingham, University of

398

LIBRARY SERVICES LIBRARY HOURS  

E-print Network

LIBRARY SERVICES LIBRARY HOURS Up-to-date library hours are posted at http Wesleyan ID that is linked to the library circulation database is needed to charge out library materials to visit the Circulation Office in Olin Library 115 to set up their borrowing privileges. If you have

Royer, Dana

399

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

400

A Qualitative Case Study Exploring the Nature of New Managerialism in UK Higher Education and Its Impact on Individual Academics' Experience of Doing Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

New Managerialism (NM) has been used as an analytical framework to help understand the changes within the UK Higher Education Sector. This project sought to extend that work by undertaking a case study of an English university. Using the theory of NM, the study combined organisational description, strategic document review and in-depth interviews…

Nickson, Alicen

2014-01-01

401

Supporting Academic Inquiry in the Arts & Humanities  

E-print Network

the resource management, environmental and societal goals of academic inquiry we hope to offer tools that go and goals of the academic library, such tools risk being isolated and contributing to the fractured flow that the over-arching goal of the academic library is to provide support to the process of inquiry. We believe

Zimmerman, John

402

UK Index  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The UK Index provides a searchable index of resources in or about the United Kingdom. The Quick Reference section offers links to News Resources in the UK such as the BBC, weather information, UK record charts, and UK related USENET newsgroups. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides good advice for travelers. The search engine allows the selection of categories such as arts or business to restrict the search to pages included in one category or a combination of categories.

403

Library & Learning Spaces Policy Page 1 of 4 Version: 2.3 This document is issued by the Library. The only definitive version is that held and controlled on the Library website. It is not  

E-print Network

Library & Learning Spaces Policy Page 1 of 4 Version: 2.3 This document is issued by the Library. The only definitive version is that held and controlled on the Library website. It is not under document control when copied or printed Library Policy THE LIBRARY www.salford.ac.uk/library Library & Learning

Romano, Daniela

404

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

405

Library System Library System  

E-print Network

Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

Cinabro, David

406

Academic Computing Comes of Age.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the growth of academic computing and the resulting need to redefine curriculum, university structures, and the relationship of the university to other institutions and society at large. Topics covered include courseware; the role of academic libraries; the incorporation of online catalogs into national academic networks; and university…

Byles, Torrey

1989-01-01

407

Building partnerships in liberal arts education: library team teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new academic library in the information age will be a teaching library. Teaching students the information literacy skills of how to identify, locate, access and evaluate information has become a fundamental responsibility for academic librarians. This article examines the framework for library bibliographic instruction, analyzes current information literacy initiatives, and reviews efforts of the Olin Library, Rollins College in

Wenxian Zhang

2001-01-01

408

The best of both worlds? Towards an English for Academic Purposes\\/Academic Literacies writing pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of ‘non?traditional’ students, and has not

Ursula Wingate; Christopher Tribble

2011-01-01

409

THE UNIVERSITY'S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE  

E-print Network

and guidance Section 9: Work-based and placement learning Section 10: Admissions to higher education 3. QAA UK of describing academic standards in UK higher education. It allows for diversity and innovation within academic programmes offered by higher education. QAA has worked with the higher education sector to establish

410

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

E-print Network

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

Steiner, Ullrich

411

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Collections Strategy Librarian  

E-print Network

, Science, Management, and Computer Science), the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library (Medicine, Dentistry of Nova Scotia academic libraries sharing a common library management system (Ex Libris Aleph 500 collections management decisions and actively anticipate and communicate new collections trends in the library

Brownstone, Rob

412

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

413

The Library The Public Library  

E-print Network

The Library The Public Library The Library Mission The library Function Acquisition Section of the library The library holdings Distribution of the library collections Organzation of Konwledge The library automated system The library services The automated circulation system Recalls Reservation Reference works

414

A Conceptual Framework for Best Practices in Information Literacy Instruction Based on Stakeholders' Perceptions: A Case Study of Four Vietnamese Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information Literacy (IL) competencies are defined as "the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively" and are considered essential for students in their academic lives and future careers (ALA, 1989). IL plays an important role in developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, and improving academic achievement through…

Diep, Kim Chi

2011-01-01

415

Hoover's UK  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hoover's, the "ultimate source for company information," now has a UK database with background information, key competitors, financial data, and news on British companies. Hoover's UK also lists additional European companies by country, and a link to the US-based Hoover's Online allows comprehensive searches for companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

416

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

417

University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Science Library | IPHY2420: Fall 2011 2011nov10 1  

E-print Network

University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Science Library | IPHY2420: Fall 2011 2011 to the General and Interdisciplinary databases: #12;University of Colorado Boulder | University Libraries | Science Library | IPHY2420: Fall 2011 2011nov10 2 Academic Search Premier Multi-disciplinary database

Stowell, Michael

418

McMaster University Libraries library.mcmaster.ca 905.525.9140 x22533 library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 4J03  

E-print Network

Master University Libraries · library.mcmaster.ca · 905.525.9140 x22533 · library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 4J03: Global Family and Sexual Politics Academic Sources and Newspaper Articles Nora Gaskin Sociology Liaison@mcmaster.ca Sociological Abstracts · the major database of academic journal articles for sociology · 1952 to the present

Haykin, Simon

419

Consumer health information: libraries as partners.  

PubMed Central

The need for consumer health information delivery is becoming more evident to librarians. The results of a user survey at a large medical center library and a metropolitan public library confirm that the general public is making demands for health information at both types of libraries. Issues facing librarians are discussed; roles are suggested for public libraries, for academic health sciences libraries, and for hospital libraries. The importance of library involvement in the delivery of consumer health information is emphasized. Librarians are urged to define a role for themselves and to work hard at identifying the library profession to all others involved in the delivery of consumer health information. PMID:7362923

Eakin, D; Jackson, S J; Hannigan, G G

1980-01-01

420

Academ Academ ModernAcademLanguagesAcademandAcademLiteraturesAcadem PageAcadem189SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010-2011AcademCatalog modern langUages and literatUres  

E-print Network

Academ Academ ModernAcademLanguagesAcademandAcademLiteraturesAcadem PageAcadem189SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010-2011AcademCatalog modern langUages and literatUres Department Office StevensonAcademHallAcadem3016,AcademLiteratureAcademandAcademCultureAcademofAcademtheAcademGerman- SpeakingAcademWorld,AcademEthnicAcademMinority

Ravikumar, B.

421

International marketing of British education: research on the students’ perception and the UK market penetration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study functions as marketing intelligence inputs for the UK Government, the British Council as well as academic marketing planners for constructing their marketing opportunities-threats audits, it investigates international students’ perception about the UK education and it researches UK performance in the world markets for international education. UK education has been known to be the best in the world. For

A. Binsardi; F. Ekwulugo

2003-01-01

422

Selection criteria for academic video game collections  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth Tappeiner; Catherine Lyons

2008-01-01

423

Advances in Library Administration and Organization. Volume 16.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents the following papers on library organizational and management issues: (1) "Knowledge Management: An Essential Framework for Corporate Library Leadership" (Deanna J. Streng); (2) "Critical Factors for Collaboration in an Academic Library Setting" (Charlotte M. Knoche); (3) "Salaries of Academic Librarians in the United States: A…

Williams, Delmus E., Ed.; Garten, Edward D., Ed.

424

Shaping Digital Library Content.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores issues related to the selection and purchase of digital content in academic libraries, including commercially-produced databases, electronic journals, and books and other electronic resources that are purchased from vendors; and in-house digitization projects. Considers the degree to which standard collection management principles apply.…

Miller, Rush G.

2002-01-01

425

LibraryCareers.org  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Library Association (ALA) has created the LibraryCareers.org site to get out the good word about becoming a librarian. The site contains four sections, including "Me, A Librarian?" and "What You Need to Know". The "Me, A Librarian?" area contains information about the skills needed to be an effective librarian, along with information about the profession's core values. Moving on, the "What You Need to Know" area includes answers to questions like "Do I need a library science master's degree" and another area on "Choosing a library school". The site also has a section of videos that highlight different academic librarians and a compelling "Ten Best Reasons to become a Library Media Specialist in a high needs school". Finally, the site also has a "Trends & Statistics" area which offers statistics about the profession from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other organizations.

426

Vincent Voice Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based at the Michigan State University Libraries, the Vincent Voice Library is the largest academic voice library in the United States. The majority of the items in the collection are stored on reels of magnetic recording tape, and they include speeches, interviews, and lectures. The library began as the private collection of G. Robert Vincent, who was a noted sound engineer and pioneer in the field of recorded sound. On this site, visitors can peruse the Library's finding aids and their "Galleries" section. In the "Galleries" section, visitors can look over a selection of recordings by 20th century U.S. Presidents and their Michigan Writers Series. The presidents featured here include Warren G. Harding, Gerald Ford, and Harry S. Truman, among others. Moving on, the Michigan Writers Series "highlights the literary work of important writers who live in Michigan, including Terry Blackhawk, Patricia Clark, and Sarah Yettel. Overall, it's a great resource, and one that merits several visits.

427

Training for Change: New Skills for the Electronic Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The UK Office for Library and Information Networking has made available proceedings from a conference that took place in September 1997. Training for Change: New Skills for the Electronic Library, a conference held in York, UK, contains abstracts and twelve full text papers in the areas of the challenge of change, current projects, skills and training for the digital age, and the impacts of the digital library on staff training. It concentrates on experiences in European university libraries.

428

The State of America's Libraries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released in April 2007, The State of America's Libraries report from the American Library Association offers users a wealth of information about current trends over the past year. Within the 19-page report visitors will learn that investment in e-books at academic and research libraries rose 68 percent from 2002 to 2004 and that school library media centers were hard hit by funding cuts in 2006. The report contains a number of charts that track library use over the past year and the different types of materials contained within the nation's libraries. Moving on, the report also contains brief summaries of the expansion of Google's book digitization project and scholarships awarded to minority librarians. Overall, it is an impressive report, and one that will be of great interest to those interested in the policy issues surrounding libraries and those working in the fields of library and information science.

2007-01-01

429

Directory of Mississippi Libraries, 1996-97.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Directory of Mississippi Libraries is an annual publication which provides librarians, educators, and other interested persons with a basic source of current information on Mississippi libraries. The major section of the directory consists of listings for public, academic, school, special and institutional libraries. In addition to basic…

Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson.

430

Library space management: a GIS proposal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper identifies the importance of space management in support of the functions of academic libraries. It reviews current solutions on library space management by pinpointing their advantages and disadvantages, and it introduces GIS (geographic information systems) as a tool for library space management, because of its capacity for analyzing spatial data and interactive information. A proposal is outlined that

Jingfeng Xia

2004-01-01

431

Experimental Evaluation of BSP Programming Libraries -p. 1/26 Experimental Evaluation of BSP Programming Libraries  

E-print Network

Experimental Evaluation of BSP Programming Libraries - p. 1/26 Experimental Evaluation of BSP Programming Libraries Peter Krusche Department of Computer Science Centre for Scientific Computing University of Warwick peter@dcs.warwick.ac.uk #12;Introduction · Outline The BSP Model BSP Libraries Benchmarking

Rand, David

432

An Overnight Success?: Usage Patterns and Demographics of Academic Library Patrons during the Overnight Period from 11 p.m.-8 a.m.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the Fall 2013 semester East Carolina University's main library piloted 24/5 hours of operation by opening on Sunday morning and not closing until Friday night. This article details the planning and execution of the pilot program, as well the findings from the data collected during the overnight period by people-counting cameras and a…

Sanders, Mark; Hodges, Chris

2014-01-01

433

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

434

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

435

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).

436

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

437

Beyond Text Queries and Ranked Lists: Faceted Search in Library Catalogs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the adoption of faceted search in a small number of academic libraries in 2006, faceted library catalogs have gained popularity in many academic and public libraries. This dissertation seeks to understand whether faceted search improves the interactions between searchers and library catalogs and to understand ways that facets are used in…

Niu, Xi

2012-01-01

438

Forward with Imagination: Innovative Library Client Services for the 21st Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers innovation in academic libraries. The first part explores the definition and nature of innovation and the literature relevant to academic libraries in particular. In the second part, the outcomes of a search of library World Wide Web sites and a survey of International Association of Technological University Libraries (IATUL)…

Bundy, Alan

439

Marketing Activities and Usage in Historically Black College and University Libraries 2000-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The academic library has experienced overall growth and decline based on demographics, technology, and convenience, yet several problems face academic libraries today including: (a) perceived relevance, (b) market share, and (c) competition. The purpose of this study was to explore marketing activities and library usage in HBCU libraries. The…

Walsh, Janet

2012-01-01

440

Discover your Library Medical Library  

E-print Network

Discover your Library Medical Library Welcome to the Gus Fraenkel Medical Library. The Library is a branch of the Flinders University Libraries including: Central (on the Plaza of the north ridge precinct) Law (on level 3 of the Central Library building) Sturt (at the Sturt precinct) as well

441

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bracy, Pauletta Brown, Ed.; And Others

1995-01-01

442

Internet access in the libraries of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  

PubMed Central

As the National Library of Medicine expands access to its products and services by making them available on the Internet, more accurate information about current and future access in medical libraries is needed. The National Network Office of the National Library of Medicine conducted a survey of all network member libraries to determine the extent of connectivity and the barriers preventing 100% connectivity. Respondents called a toll-free number and, using interactive voice technology, answered questions concerning Internet access in their library. Seventy-eight percent of the network member libraries responded. Four percent of academic libraries, 27% of hospital libraries, and 10% of "other" libraries reported that they were not connected. Computer cost, lack of in-house expertise, and lack of management support were the highest ranked barriers to connecting. The National Library of Medicine and the Regional Medical Libraries will use information from this survey to develop strategies to help all member libraries achieve full connectivity. PMID:9803289

Lyon, B J; Stavri, P Z; Hochstein, D C; Nardini, H G

1998-01-01

443

Tel: +44 (0) 1603 591574 Email: business@uea.ac.uk Web: www.uea.ac.uk/business Experts model buyer behaviour  

E-print Network

Tel: +44 (0) 1603 591574 Email: business@uea.ac.uk Web: www.uea.ac.uk/business Experts model buyer their customers to make buying decisions. When you are in the business of printing newspapers, accurate ­ the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business ­ on a project which saw academics from

Everest, Graham R

444

Academ Academ CreativeAcademWritingAcadem PageAcadem99SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010-2011AcademCatalog english Department Office  

E-print Network

Pain.AcademHerAcademworkAcademhasAcadembeenAcademanthologizedAcademinAcademoverAcadem20Academ nationalAcademandAcademinternationalAcademanthologies,AcademincludingAcademtheAcademNorton Anthology,AcademandAcademLyric Postmodernisms. Gillian Co- noleyAcademhasAcademtaughtAcadematAcademtheAcadem

Ravikumar, B.

445

Leadership Diversity: A Study of Urban Public Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Winston, Mark; Li, Haipeng

2007-01-01

446

Paper Cuts Don't Hurt at the Gerstein Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Gerstein Science Information Centre (Gerstein Library) is one of 40 libraries within the University of Toronto (U of T) and is the largest academic science and health science library in Canada. It offers 109 computers and two networked printers for student, staff, and faculty use. In addition, the library provides patrons' laptops with…

Cunningham, Heather; Feder, Elah; Muise, Isaac

2010-01-01

447

Mirrors and Memories: How Libraries Connect with Their Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reflects on the potency of libraries as community assets during the past 2000 years. Traces the preservation of knowledge in ancient libraries. Addresses ecclesiastical library development and the relatively recent rise of public and academic libraries; identifies their connections with their communities, and the relevance for today. Describes…

Schwager, Tim

1998-01-01

448

UPDATE ON LIBRARY CONSOLIDATIONS Brian E. C. Schottlaender  

E-print Network

management and service support #12;WHERE LIBRARY COLLECTIONS WILL RESIDE 1. Geisel Library Building 2UPDATE ON LIBRARY CONSOLIDATIONS Brian E. C. Schottlaender The Audrey Geisel University Librarian UC San Diego Academic Senate Representative Assembly 31 January 2012 #12;LIBRARY CONSOLIDATIONS: WHY

Russell, Lynn

449

Student Regulations and Procedures Academic Division  

E-print Network

of the Education Reform Act 1988. It assumed university status as a result of the Further and Higher Education and other matters www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/student_regulations.php #12;1.1 Introduction to the University. The information contained within this handbook is also available on our website: www.mmu.ac.uk

450

Library Service Enhancement Program. First Quarterly Progress Report to the Council on Library Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This progress report of the Georgia Southern College Library presents information on a comprehensive program that involved the library in all aspects of the academic program. Objectives were to: (1) inform the college community about present and planned library services and programs; (2) attempt to expose all undergraduates to the organization of…

Harrison, Orion

451

Contacts @CRCTUCRCTU Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit  

E-print Network

treatments and biomarkers for cancer. The CRCTU also collaborate with a large number of academic scientificContacts @CRCTUCRCTU Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit School of Cancer Sciences University://www.birmingham.ac.uk/crctu Making a difference... A National Cancer Research Institute Accredited Trials Unit Linked Groups

Birmingham, University of

452

Familyrecords.gov.uk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Launched in December, 2000, this portal guides users to the primary UK family history sites and resources on the Web. These are organized in two columns, by archive and by topic. The former include the Public Record Office, the National Archives of Scotland, the India Office, the National Library of Wales, and the Family Records Office. Clicking on each brings up a short description and a link to the site. The topical links include census, wills, migration, military records, adoption, parish registers, and births, deaths, and marriages. Each of these also returns a brief description and links to several resources. This easy-to-use and clean site is an excellent starting point for anyone researching their family origins in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

453

PAL: Phylogenetic Analysis Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by researchers at the Universities of Auckland (New Zealand) and Oxford (UK), PAL (Phylogenetic Analysis Library) is a Java library intended for use in molecular evolution and phylogenetics. PAL currently consists of thirteen packages with "ready-to-use objects" for reading/writing sequence alignments, distance matrices, and trees; substitution models for nucleotides and amino acids; efficient maximum-likelihood estimation of pairwise distances and tree branch lengths; numerous statistical tests; and options for constructing neighbor-joining and UPGMA trees; among many other features. The program may be downloaded as a .tar.gz or .hqx file, but users who are only interested in accessing the library and not in programming may want simply to download a user front end; conditions for use and instructions are included on-site.

454

The reform of academic tenure in the United Kingdom  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we examine the reform of academic tenure in the United Kingdom (UK) after the 1988 Education Reform Act.1 We test the hypothesis that softening tenure encourages incumbent academics to consolidate their hold on academic life [Carmichael (1988)]. We also assess the economic significance of the English and American case law on tenure, because an understanding of the

Antony W. Dnes; Jonathan S. Seaton

1998-01-01

455

44 Academic Regulations Academic Regulations  

E-print Network

. Because students are responsible themselves for meeting academic goals and requirements, they are urged with their advisors to discuss academic, personal and professional goals; to review the academic regulations44 · Academic Regulations Academic Regulations The Honor System Among the most significant

Shaw, Leah B.

456

Library of the Workplace  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), the Library of the Workplace relates work experience to academic research in a "storehouse of information about the working world." Students may download or print a variety of skill-building activities, and the prevalence of full-motion audio-visual clips in each database enhances organizational communication concepts with real-life testimony.

457

www.strath.ac.uk/is YOURINFORMATION  

E-print Network

Andersonian Library) and also hosts the student IT Helpdesk and laptop/ mobile technology support service student guide #12;Helpdesk & Laptop Support uk T: 0141 548 4000 rs: Vacation opening hours: ­ 20:00 Monday and learn _ Ensure that our spaces meet your needs with productive individual and group study areas and well

Mottram, Nigel

458

Library Cooperation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College and university libraries can work together to enhance library access and share resources, but there are problems inherent in such alliances. Existing library consortia illustrate some important considerations in forging a new library consortium, including complexity of organizational processes, funding issues, technology for sharing both…

Wylie, Neil R.; Yeager, Tamara L.

1999-01-01

459

Library Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to acquaint students of the University of Missouri-Columbia with the facilities and resources of the Ellis Library, and is intended for students enrolled in Library Science 105: Library Skills. The guide is organized into sections dealing with search strategies and types of library materials. It opens with an orientation to…

Bhullar, Pushpajit K., Ed.; Lawhorne, Anne R., Ed.

460

Why us? Arranged marriage: libraries and computer centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors of the decision for merging libraries and computing centers on Taiwanese academic campuses. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Describes the differences, similarities, and missions between the academic libraries and computing centers from the past to the present, gives a brief introduction toward the historical development of the merger, and uses multiple-case

Chiou-shu J. Hwang

2007-01-01

461

Library Consortia and Information Technology: The Past, the Present, the Promise.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews the history of library consortia, examines present activities, and considers future possibilities. Topics include consortium and cooperation; academic consortia; library automation and the development of library consortia; consortia with other countries; and electronic libraries. Tables include library consortia establishment, institutions…

Kopp, James J.

1998-01-01

462

School of Arts and Humanities http://stir.ac.uk/it  

E-print Network

, The French Atlantic, Crossing Cultures: Spain and Latin America, North Atlantic Environments, American Gothic.s.d.mcintosh@stir.ac.uk http://stir.ac.uk/it Join our community Photography: For a list of photographers who have contributed to the University of Stirling photo library, visit www. marketingtools.stir.ac.uk/photography

Little, Tony

463

The SciELO Brazilian Scientific Journal Gateway and Open Archives; Usability of Hypermedia Educational e-Books; Building Upon the MyLibrary Concept To Better Meet the Information Needs of College Students; Open Archives and UK Institutions; The Utah Digital Newspapers Project; Examples of Practical Digital Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes six articles that focus on practical uses of technologies developed from digital library research in the areas of education and scholarship reflecting the international impact of digital library research initiatives. Includes the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) (Brazil); the National Science Foundation (NSF) (US); the Joint…

Marcondes, Carlos Henrique; Sayao, Luis Fernando; Diaz, Paloma; Gibbons, Susan; Pinfield, Stephen; Kenning, Arlitsch; Edge, Karen; Yapp, L.; Witten, Ian H.

2003-01-01

464

Parkinson's UK Parkinson's UK Applicant Guide June 2012 Page 1  

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Parkinson's UK Parkinson's UK Applicant Guide June 2012 Page 1 2012 INTERNAL USER GUIDE A Guide to the Parkinson's UK grant application system A Quick Guide for applicants applying for funding from Parkinson's UK Parkinson's UK web page: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/ #12;Parkinson's UK Parkinson's UK Applicant

465

Regulations Library The University of Utah  

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and ethical development of members of the University community. These goals can best be achieved in an openRegulations Library The University of Utah Policy 6-400: Code of Student Rights of Rights, Student Behavior, Student Academic Performance, Student Academic Conduct, Student Professional

Tipple, Brett

466

Library Site Finder MAIN LIBRARY  

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Library Site Finder MAIN LIBRARY Burlington Street Tel: 0161 275 3751 THE ALAN GILBERT LEARNING COMMONS Oxford Road Tel: 0161 306 4306 ART & ARCHAEOLOGY LIBRARY Mansfield Cooper Building Tel: 0161 275 3657 BRADDICK LIBRARY School of Physics & Astronomy Brunswick Street Tel: 0161 275 4078 EDDIE DAVIES

Sidorov, Nikita

467

Academic Hospitality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic hospitality is a feature of academic life. It takes many forms. It takes material form in the hosting of academics giving papers. It takes epistemological form in the welcome of new ideas. It takes linguistic form in the translation of academic work into other languages, and it takes touristic form through the welcome and generosity with…

Phipps, Alison; Barnett, Ronald

2007-01-01

468

McMaster University Libraries library.mcmaster.ca 905.525.9140 x22533 library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 1A06  

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Master University Libraries · library.mcmaster.ca · 905.525.9140 x22533 · library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 1A06: Finding Books and Articles Nora Gaskin Sociology Liaison Librarian Mills Research Help 2nd floor - ext@mcmaster.ca Sociological Abstracts · the major database of academic journal articles for sociology · 1952 to the present

Haykin, Simon

469

McMaster University Libraries library.mcmaster.ca 905.525.9140 x22533 library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 1A06  

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Master University Libraries · library.mcmaster.ca · 905.525.9140 x22533 · library@mcmaster.ca Sociology 1A06 Finding & Citing Scholarly Sociology Journal Articles Nora Gaskin Sociology Liaison Librarian Mills Research Help 1@mcmaster.ca Articles can be found in... · scholarly, or academic journals, like the Annual Review of Sociology image

Haykin, Simon

470

How To Host a Library Technology Fair.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how the Northwestern State University library organized a successful technology fair that focused on the library and campus technology. Discusses reasons for organizing the fair, including the introduction of new workstations; academic department participation; vendor participation; marketing strategies and communication; and student…

Gaudin, Charles

2000-01-01

471

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES  

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,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. APPLICATION INFORMATION interoperability of applied virtual library systems, solutions, data, metadata, etc., while engaging in innovative: Experience in an academic library; demonstrated project management skills; experience with information

Rock, Chris

472

Measuring Effectiveness in a Virtual Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Measuring quality of service in academic libraries traditionally includes quantifiable data such as collection size, staff counts, circulation numbers, reference service statistics, qualitative analyses of customer satisfaction, shelving accuracy, and building comfort. In the libraries of the third millennium, virtual worlds, Web content and…

Finch, Jannette L.

2010-01-01

473

Prescription for Reorganizing: Merging Campus Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the Stony Brook University campus, there is literally a highway that divides the general academic side of the campus from the health sciences and hospital side. For more than 40 years, the Health Sciences Library and the University Libraries had been administered separately with different directors, budgets, staff, and organizational cultures.…

Kenefick, Colleen M.; Werner, Susan E.

2013-01-01

474

What Do Digital Books Mean for Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses digital books, or electronic books, and their relationship to libraries and communication between authors and readers. Topics include the scholarly market, for academic libraries, versus the consumer market; textbooks versus novels; digitization of older books; marketing; costs; and electronic books versus printed books. (LRW)

Lynch, Clifford

2001-01-01

475

Library Consortia: Do the Models Always Work?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Successful models of statewide library consortia are evident in many locations. Academic libraries in independent institutions of higher education in Mississippi must seek alternate affiliations since they do not participate in the MAGNOLIA consortium for public institutions. What does the future hold, especially for database licensing for…

Wright, David A.

2005-01-01

476

Collection Management in Sci-Tech Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Aspects of collection management of scientific and technical materials are discussed in 12 articles. Areas covered include academic science library collections; collection assessment of biotechnology literature; humanities and social science librarians in science-engineering libraries; editorial preparation of the "International Dictionary of…

Mount, Ellis, Ed.

1989-01-01

477

Productivity in Libraries? Managers Step Aside!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of productivity in the workplace focuses on libraries, particularly academic libraries. Productivity is defined; opportunities and barriers for productivity in the workplace are explained, including adversity, technology, teamwork, and management styles; and implications for managers are suggested. (16 references) (LRW)

Lubans, John

1992-01-01

478

Understanding University Library Users' Mistreatment of Books  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses university library users' attitudes towards book vandalism in order to develop a basis for intervention. Using a customer oriented approach data was collected from users who attended an academic library exhibition on vandalized books at a University campus. Respondents were asked both for their reactions to the vandalism as…

Perez, Carmen; Cuadrado, Manuel; Cervera, Amparo

2009-01-01

479

Library Censorship. ERIC Digest No. 23.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ERIC Digest synthesizes current attitudes on library censorship in the public schools, as reflected in state statutes and federal court cases. Separate sections describe the rise of censorship, recent court cases and incidents related to library censorship, who the censors are, what is being censored, a framework for academic freedom in…

Hendrikson, Leslie

480

Librarians' Attitudes towards Marketing Library Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research set out to explore the attitudes of school, academic and public librarians towards marketing libraries. The main question that was examined is whether personality characteristics such as empowerment, extroversion and resistance to change influence librarians' attitudes towards the marketing of libraries. One hundred and fifty-six…

Aharony, Noa

2009-01-01

481

How Well Do You Know Your Clients?: International Students' Preferences for Learning about Library Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International onshore students are a significant and growing population within many Australian universities. Most research into international students' experience of academic libraries has hitherto focused on satisfaction ratings or the cultural and language issues experienced with academic libraries. In 2006 the La Trobe University Library

Sackers, Nicole; Secomb, Bess; Hulett, Heather

2008-01-01

482

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Libraries: With Special Reference to University Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence is presented of the extent to which libraries from around the world are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the world-wide economic downturn. Comparative analyses are provides on the grounds of country, sector and size of institution. The article concentrates on the situation of UK and US university libraries and is based on…

Nicholas, David; Rowlands, Ian; Jubb, Michael; Jamali, Hamid R.

2010-01-01

483

Academic Advising Center Academic Advising Interaction Form  

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):____________________________________ Other: ___________________________________________ Academic Goals: Occupational EndorsementAcademic Advising Center Academic Advising Interaction Form Student Name: ______________________________________ UAF ID:#______________________________ AAC Academic Advisor:______________________________ Date

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

484

Digital Libraries: The Catalyst to Transform Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Digital libraries are changing the way academic disciplines within universities are conceptualized. The nation's scholars are investing their careers and millions of dollars to use technology to rethink the nature of their disciplines. These advances are affecting academic research and instruction as academic disciplines restructure in response to…

Bolick, Cheryl Mason; Hicks, David; Lee, John; Molebash, Philip; Doolittle, Peter

2004-01-01

485

Explore UK  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Explore UK website is an initiative by the University of Kentucky Special Collections and it is a true delight for anyone with an interest in this storied institution and Kentucky history more generally. First-time visitors will notice a scrolling section of images that introduce the photographs and other documents that are part of this growing collection. The sections here include Images, Athletics Archive, Board of Trustees, and Yearbooks. The Images archive includes over 30,000 images that cover everything from student life to campus buildings. There are a few thematic collections here that should not be missed. First among them is the John Tuska collection, which contains over 1,100 images of pieces created by the celebrated potter/sculptor and University of Kentucky professor. The Buildings area is quite nice as well, as it contains over 1,700 images that document both the architectural ornamentation of various buildings around campus and the overall feel of the campus layout.

2012-04-06

486

Academic Librarians: Status, Privileges, and Rights  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three surveys from the College and University Library Division (CULD) of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA) from the past six years representing forty-four academic institutions were studied to determine the number of students per librarian on campus, salary, faculty status, contract-length, and maternity/paternity leave for librarians.…

Vix, Heidi M.; Buckman, Kathie M.

2012-01-01

487

Partnering with Undergraduate Students to Conduct Library Focus Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiential learning is becoming an increasingly important part of the university experience. Academic libraries have long provided practicum opportunities for library and information science students. To date, however, few libraries have documented experiential learning partnerships with social science students. Librarians at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) partnered with the university's anthropology department in an experiential learning opportunity. Undergraduate students conducted

Suzanne Mangrum; Kristen West

2012-01-01

488

American Library Directory[TM], 2002-2003. Vol. 1: Libraries in the United States [and] Vol. 2: Libraries in Canada, Library Networks, Consortia & Schools, Organization Index, Personnel Index. 55th Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "American Library Directory[TM] 2002-2003," in two volumes, provides access to comparative data, additional resources, and sales prospects for the United States and Canadian library communities. Containing full profiles on public, academic, government, and special libraries, the totally updated 55th edition is organized by state and city. Each…

2002

489

Interoperable Content-based Access of Multimedia in Digital Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent academic and commercial efforts in digital libraries have demonstrated the significant potential for large- scale, on-line search and retrieval of cataloged multimedia content. By improving access to scientific, educational, and historical documents and information, digital libraries create powerful opportunities for revamping education, accelerating scientific discovery and technical advancement, and improving knowledge. Furthermore, digital multimedia libraries go well beyond traditional

John R. Smith

2000-01-01

490

A New Consortial Model for Building Digital Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The libraries in U.S. research universities are being systematically depopulated of current subscriptions to scholarly journals. Annual increases in subscription costs are consistently outpacing the growth in library budgets; this has become a chronic problem for academic libraries which collect in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine.…

Neff, Raymond K.

491

Five Aspects of Current Trends in German Library Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The specialisation Library Science at the Hochschule Darmstadt/University of Applied Science Darmstadt is the newest academic program in Germany for the higher education of librarians. Five current trends in library science in Germany reflect the new "Darmstadt Model": (1) The delimitation of a specific professional field "library" is obsolete, so…

Steierwald, Ulrike

2006-01-01

492

Library Blogs: What's Most Important for Success within the Enterprise?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Library blogs exchange information and ideas on everything from the everyday, such as library services, to the profound, such as values held by librarians (high-quality reliable resources, academic freedom, open access, and so on). According to medical librarians who maintain library blogs, a typical month includes two to four contributors writing…

Bardyn, Tania P.

2009-01-01

493

How Libraries Cope with Interdisciplinarity: The Case of Women's Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN THE LIVELY DEBATES about interdisciplinarity, one of the central tools of research and teaching, the library, is rarely mentioned. When interdisciplinary scholars and academic librarians do attempt a dialogue, they may find themselves at odds, because integrative studies call into question the familiar verbal, numerical, and spatial systems employed by libraries to organize information sources. Libraries, like the disciplines

Susan E. Searing

1992-01-01

494

Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries, Third Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Expanding on the popular, practical how-to guide for public, academic, school, and special libraries, technology expert Susan Sharpless Smith offers library instructors the confidence to take Web-based instruction into their own hands. Smith has thoroughly updated "Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries" to include new tools and trends,…

Smith, Susan Sharpless

2010-01-01

495

Collection Development in St. Louis Area Libraries; A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The St. Louis Public Library conducted a survey of 3 public, 12 academic, and 16 special libraries in the St. Louis area to identify existing subject depths in various collections as well as subject areas in which libraries intend to build in the next five years. The survey data are presented in 13 tables, and the results are summarized. Plans for…

Preston, Jenny

496

Library Service Enhancement Program, F.W. Crumb Memorial Library, State University College, Potsdam, New York. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The integration of library instruction within established courses offered by academic departments at the State University College at Potsdam is discussed. A report of the year's activities, which are funded by a grant from the Council on Library Resources, is followed by the library director's assessment of staff skills required for program…

Dittmar, Jeanne

497

State Aids to Medical Libraries in Hospitals. Report of the Council on Library and Network Development. Bulletin No. 3209.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents an overview of health science libraries and the biomedical communications network in Wisconsin, and a list of goals and recommendations related to the role of the state government in the development of health science library services. It is noted that health science libraries in the state range from hospital and academic

Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.

498

SATELLITE IMAGE DATA SERVICE (SIDS) PROVIDING SPATIAL DATA SUPPORT AND ACCESS TO FREELY AVAILABLE SATELLITE IMAGERY FOR THE UK ACADEMIC COMMUNITY - A REVIEW OF DATA ACQUISITION AND DATA DELIVERY INFRASTRUCTURE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Satellite Image Data Service (SIDS) is now freely available to all UK licensed institutes. The data archive currently consists of a 25m Digital Elevation Model (DEM), ERS 1 & 2, ENVISAT ASAR and MERIS, Landsat 5 & 7, Kinematic Global Positioning Sytem (KGPS) survey and SPOT. Continued funding from the Joint Information System Committee (JISC) for a further five

G. R. Millin; P. Ekin; K. Kitmitto

499

Auditing as a tool of public policy -The misuse of quality assurance techniques in the UK university expansion  

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of the UK educational system as a whole - albeit at the cost of reducing the average academic standardAuditing as a tool of public policy - The misuse of quality assurance techniques in the UK Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Correspondence to: Bruce G Charlton MD Reader

Andras, Peter

500

A Longitudinal Study of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions and Use Patterns of the University Libraries Web Portal: Does Information Literacy Instruction Play a Role?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the availability of digital resources increased exponentially over the last two decades, academic libraries have heavily invested in electronic resources and made them accessible via library Web portals. Yet, underutilization of library Web portals is a common concern among academic libraries. According to the information systems (IS)…

Chen, Yu-Hui

2012-01-01