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1

Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

2002-01-01

2

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Manuel, Sue; Dearnley, James; Walton, Graham

2010-01-01

3

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

4

Virtually There: E-books in UK academic libraries  

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This article presents the results from a recent survey into the provision of electronic books within academic libraries in the UK. Where relevant the results are supplemented by data from two other surveys concerned with e-book provision and electronic information services undertaken by the authors. Incidence of provision of e-books from individual publishers and through aggregators is reported. Reasons for non-provision and attitudes towards the medium are discussed, and issues concerned with bibliographical access are explored. The article concludes with a discussion of the role and influence of the E-book Working Group set up by the UK body responsible for networking and electronic resources in higher and further education: the Joint Information Services Committee (JISC). 1.

Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

2002-01-01

5

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

6

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foster, Allan; Akeroyd, John

7

Challenges in managing e-books collections in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chris Armstrong; Ray Lonsdale

2005-01-01

8

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

9

The challenges of strategic planning in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sarah McNicol

2005-01-01

10

Academic Libraries in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cullen, Rowena; Nagata, Haruki

2008-01-01

11

Knowledge Management and Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Townley, Charles T.

2001-01-01

12

Accreditation and the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Williams, Delmus E.

1993-01-01

13

Rare material in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Potter; Robert P. Holley

2010-01-01

14

Academic Library User Education in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sun, Ping; Rader, Hannelore B.

1999-01-01

15

LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dallas Long

16

Reinventing academic libraries in Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elisha Ondieki Makori

2009-01-01

17

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

18

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  

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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

19

Recent Trends in Statewide Academic Library Consortia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Potter, William Gray

1997-01-01

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Are there common academic library customer values?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan McKnight

2008-01-01

21

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

22

A comparison of academic libraries: an analysis  

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

Harris Jr., Frederick C.

23

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

24

How Academic Libraries Reach Users on Facebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gang Wan

2011-01-01

25

Digital image library development in academic environment  

E-print Network

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

Corran, Ruth

26

Marketing the academic library on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kiran Kaur

2009-01-01

27

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/  

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by the Cambridge Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk) and to take a leading part in planning. With the launch of the Cambridge Digital Library (http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk) in 2011, many thousands more

Steiner, Ullrich

28

Academic Library Development Program: A Self Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Library Instruction Assessment in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail

2007-01-01

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24-Hour Academic Libraries: Adjusting to Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bowman, Adam C.

2013-01-01

31

Web accessibility at Kentucky's academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Providenti; Robert Zai III

2007-01-01

32

Community users in North American academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Wanda V. Dole; J. B. Hill

2011-01-01

33

Integrated systems applications in Kuwait academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sajjad ur Rehman; Reham Al-Huraiti

2010-01-01

34

Electronic women's grey literature in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marta L. Magnuson

2009-01-01

35

African American Undergraduates and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whitmire, Ethelene

2006-01-01

36

Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ross Housewright

2009-01-01

37

Electronic books: challenges for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ray Lonsdale; Chris Armstrong

2001-01-01

38

A Dramaturgical Perspective on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quinn, Brian

2005-01-01

39

Organizing Customer Knowledge in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Farhad Daneshgar; Lyn Bosanquet

40

Application of information technologies in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

2009-01-01

41

Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Housewright, Ross

2009-01-01

42

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

43

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

44

Gifts in Croatian public and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ivana Hebrang Grgic

2011-01-01

45

Higher Education Academic Salaries in the UK. CEE DP 75  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recent industrial action taken by the Association of University Teachers (AUT) has given the issue of academic pay high prominence in the UK press. There appears to be a remarkable consensus that higher education academic salaries are too low, relative to other groups of workers in the UK, and that this is leading to an academic "brain drain".…

Collins, Mark; Vignoles, Anna; Walker, James

2007-01-01

46

The academic library becomes the academic learning commons  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bruce E. Massis

2010-01-01

47

Academic Engagement in the Library Commons  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon

2010-01-01

48

Planning the Academic Library of the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bazillion, Richard J.

2001-01-01

49

Canadian academic libraries and the mobile web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robin Canuel; Chad Crichton

2011-01-01

50

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kuang-Hua Chen; Yu-Ting Chiang

51

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

52

EVALUATION OF ACADEMIC LIBRARY WEB SITES IN MALAYSIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

K. H. Lee; K. H. Teh

53

Assessment of Library Collections Academic Program Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

54

Diversity collection assessment in large academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Matthew P. Ciszek; Courtney L. Young

2010-01-01

55

Copyright G. J. Barton, 2013 1 The UK Academic System  

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Copyright © G. J. Barton, 2013 1 The UK Academic System: hierarchy, students, grants, fellowships of Dundee Dundee UK g.j.barton@dundee.ac.uk Version 2.0 - April 2013 Copyright © G. J. Barton, 2013 #12;Copyright © G. J. Barton, 2013 2 Contents Preface to Version 2

Barton, Geoffrey J.

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

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behaviour and welfare and meat science. Entry to the library To gain entry to the Churchill Building you may.bristol.ac.uk/library. The book collection contains at least one copy of all the books on reading lists for the clinical courses is the Medical Library in Bristol. eBooks can be accessed via the library catalogue. Simply search for author

Bristol, University of

58

Electronic Books: Challenges for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris

2001-01-01

59

Collection analysis outcomes in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth Henry; Rachel Longstaff; Doris Van Kampen

2008-01-01

60

US Academic Libraries: Today's Learning Commons Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McMullen, Susan

2008-01-01

61

The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quinn, Brian

2000-01-01

62

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

63

Trends in Use of Electronic Journals in Higher Education in the UK - Views of Academic Staff and Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines disciplinary differences in the use of electronic journals by academic staff and students and considers whether library services need to differentiate between staff and students when planning support services for electronic journals. Findings from two research projects are collated, one an in-depth study of academic staff at one UK institution, and the other a cross-sectional, longitudinal sector

Karen Bonthron; Christine Urquhart; Rhian Thomas; David Ellis; Jean Everitt; Ray Lonsdale; Elizabeth McDermott; Helen Morris; Rebecca Phillips; Siân Spink; Alison Yeoman; Chris Armstrong; Roger Fenton

2003-01-01

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E-readers in an academic library setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Martin Zimerman

2011-01-01

65

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

James P. McCarthy; Javier Tarango Ortiz

2010-01-01

66

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael A. Cerbo

2012-01-01

67

Singing in harmony: statistical benchmarking for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Cathie Jilovsky

2011-01-01

68

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Khalid Mahmood; John V. Richardson Jr

2011-01-01

69

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

70

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Helen H. Spalding; Jian Wang

2006-01-01

71

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rachel Spacey; Anne Goulding; Ian Murray

2003-01-01

72

Managing change and embedding innovation in academic libraries and information services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jeremy Atkinson

2003-01-01

73

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

74

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Philip Young; Luke Vilelle

2011-01-01

75

Toward Continual Reform: Progress in Academic Libraries in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ping, Ke

2002-01-01

76

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

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing concern that a variety of factors threaten the sustainability of academic libraries: developing and preserving print and digital collections, supplying and supporting rapidly changing technological and networking infrastructure, providing free services, maintaining growing costs of library buildings and lowering libraries' ecological footprint. This paper discusses the multi- dimensional issues of sustainability in academic libraries and identifies needs

Maria Anna Jankowska

77

Socioeconomic features of UK public library users  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Margaret Hawkins; Anne Morris; John Sumsion

2001-01-01

78

Library services for children in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Library and Information Statistics Unit at Loughborough University has carried out annual surveys of library services to schools and children for a number of years. The historical background to these surveys is described. The detail in the information collected has increased over the years, and the response rates to the surveys are high. There has been a common core

Claire Creaser

2001-01-01

79

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

80

Serving the whole person: popular materials in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

81

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

82

Copyright Policies in Virginia Academic Library Reserve Rooms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harer, John B.; Huber, C. Edward

1982-01-01

83

The WildCard Academic Library in 2013  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Harold Billings

84

Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

2008-01-01

85

Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Prince, William W., Ed.

86

Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shu Liu

87

The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laurie A. MacWhinnie

2003-01-01

88

Social networking in academic libraries: the possibilities and the concerns  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Andrea Dickson; Robert P. Holley

2010-01-01

89

Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on the Library  

E-print Network

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

California at Berkeley, University of

90

A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara A. Blummer

2007-01-01

91

Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Teague-Rector; Jimmy Ghaphery

2008-01-01

92

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shoham, Snunith; Roitberg N.

2005-01-01

93

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

E-print Network

Library Where is the Library? It's on Hillhead Street, next to the Hunterian Art Gallery, at the heart into the building. All you have to do is swipe the card at the turnstiles. You'll also need it to borrow books. When use your GUID to access e-journals, databases and e-books, as well as many more online services, from

Guo, Zaoyang

94

www.glasgow.ac.uk/library Where is the Library?  

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student ID card is also your Library card and you need it to get into the building and to borrow books. facebook.com/uofglibrary twitter.com/uofglibrary instagram.com/uoglibrary Library Blog on 0141 330 6704, tweet us @uofglibrary or send us a message on facebook www.facebook

Guo, Zaoyang

95

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

E-print Network

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

Oakleaf, Megan

96

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

97

An academic library partnership in the Indian Ocean region  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julia Gross; Aminath Riyaz

2004-01-01

98

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 are not returned within the appropriate time frame. The new policy was designed to increase Library efficiency the books stored there. Buildings used for library stacks must be specially designed in order to accommodate

California at Berkeley, University of

99

Knowledge exchange and community engagement: an academic library perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter E. Sidorko; Tina T. Yang

2011-01-01

100

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

101

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

102

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kornelija Petr Balog

2009-01-01

103

Economic Value of Public Libraries in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anne Morris; John Sumsion; Margaret Hawkins

2002-01-01

104

Electronic books for children in UK public libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes a survey investigating the opinions of children’s librarians on the subject of electronic books. A questionnaire was sent by post to those responsible for public library services for children at each of the 208 local government authorities in the UK. The response rate was 77 per cent. Notable conclusions include the fact that there was a positive

Sally Maynard; Cliff Mcknight

2001-01-01

105

Motivating Employees in Academic Libraries in Tough Times  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mihoko Hosoi

106

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

107

Library Collections for the Support of Academic Sport Management Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kendra Spahr; Stephanie Wiegand

2012-01-01

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keller, Dean H., Ed.

109

Practical advice for weeding in small academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael W. Handis

2007-01-01

110

Developing learning landscapes: academic libraries driving organisational change  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Leo Appleton; Valerie Stevenson; Debbi Boden

2011-01-01

111

Space Assessment as a Venue for Defining the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nitecki, Danuta A.

2011-01-01

112

Academic libraries in transition: some leadership issues – a viewpoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Moropa

2010-01-01

113

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

114

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2011-2012 Academic Ombud Services  

E-print Network

behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombud is held in strict confidence. Academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program or programs. Student athletes may make arrangements to use the facility during non-work hours. Career Services

Shen, Zhongwei

115

UK Student Academic Services Fall 2012-2013 Academic Ombud Services  

E-print Network

behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombudsman is held in strict confidence's academic work, at any point in the student's career with the requirements of UK's academic program the facility during non-work hours. Career Services & Experiential Education James W. Stuckert Career Center

Shen, Zhongwei

116

Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sujin Butdisuwan

117

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

118

Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

2004-01-01

119

Business as Usual: Amazon.com and the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Van Ullen, Mary K.; Germain, Carol Anne

2002-01-01

120

Strategic planning and customer intelligence in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Reinhold Decker; Michael Höppner

2006-01-01

121

Prospects of GSM technology for academic library services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Olayinka Catherine Fatoki

2005-01-01

122

Management of gift materials in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Tinker Massey

2005-01-01

123

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

124

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, as one of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries, welcomes the UK Government's response to the recent Public Consultation on Non-Print Legal  

E-print Network

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, as one of the UK Legal Deposit Libraries, welcomes the UK Government's response to the recent Public Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit The UK Legal Deposit Libraries (including Trinity College Library Dublin) have welcomed the UK Government's response

O'Mahony, Donal E.

125

@BristolUniLib bristol.ac.uk/library Library catalogue: quick guide  

E-print Network

UK government publications and archives. Other materials such as DVDs and CD-ROMs, and a growing? The University of Bristol Library Catalogue enables you to: search for books, print journals, theses, DVDs, etc restrict your search to Visual materials (DVDs, pictures, etc) or UoB theses by selecting the corresponding

Bristol, University of

126

Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Metcalf, Keyes D.

127

The Duplicate Periodical Problem in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lupton, David Walker

1976-01-01

128

Management by Objectives and the Academic Library: A Critical Overview  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Michalko, James

1975-01-01

129

HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

E-print Network

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

130

HMSC Academic Programs Committee Barry Fisher Room, Guin Library  

E-print Network

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

131

Moving Beyond Collections: Academic Library Outreach to Multicultural Student Centers  

E-print Network

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

Walter, Scott

2005-01-01

132

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

133

Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elaine Russo Martin

2006-01-01

134

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

135

Annotated Bibliography of the CELT Center Library Academic Leadership 1  

E-print Network

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

Tufts University

136

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

137

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

138

Content Management and the Future of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wu, Yuhfen Diana; Liu, Mengxiong

2001-01-01

139

Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McHale, Nina

2008-01-01

140

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

141

Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wallenius, Leila I. T.

2007-01-01

142

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

143

Academics Abroad: Conducting Scholarly Research in German Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Askey, Dale

2001-01-01

144

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

145

Customer service for academic library users on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kiran Kaur; Diljit Singh

2011-01-01

146

A popular DVD collection in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nora Dimmock

2007-01-01

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Hong-Wei

2000-01-01

148

Electronic collection growth: an academic library case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Diana Kichuk

2010-01-01

149

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

2012-01-01

150

ACADEMIC POSTER W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY  

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

Marsh, David

151

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Jiao, Qun G.

2000-01-01

152

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bridges, Laurie M.

2008-01-01

153

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

154

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

155

First draft amended draft to appear in New Library World in 2012. Availability and organisation of creationist literature in UK public libraries  

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of creationist literature in UK public libraries Archie MacDonald and David McMenemy* Department of Computer) books in UK public libraries, whether any materials held were obtained as a result of donation/methodology/approach: A Freedom of Information Request (FOI) was sent to a subset of all the public library authorities in the UK

Strathclyde, University of

156

Investigation of MARC use in Iranian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Amir Ghaebi; Mahmood Shamsbod; Elham Karimi-Mansoorabad

2010-01-01

157

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

E-print Network

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

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

158

Technology and Privacy in the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fifarek, Aimee

2002-01-01

159

A mobile future for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Joan K. Lippincott

2010-01-01

160

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

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McGillis, Louise; Toms, Elaine G.

2001-01-01

162

The Organization of Collection Management Functions in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cogswell, James A.

1987-01-01

163

Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

2004-01-01

164

Serial Killers: Academic Libraries Respond to Soaring Costs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCarthy, Paul

1994-01-01

165

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

166

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

167

Implications of High School Student Use of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miller, Rosalind; Russell, Ralph

168

Multifaceted Assessment of Facility Needs in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schloman, Barbara A.

1990-01-01

169

What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

2009-01-01

170

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

171

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

172

An Integrated Customer Knowledge Management Framework for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daneshgar, Farhad; Parirokh, Mehri

2012-01-01

173

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

174

An Upstart Web Catalog Challenges an Academic-Library Giant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foster, Andrea L.

2008-01-01

175

Information Consulting: The Key to Success in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

176

Academic Libraries, Networking and Technology: Some Recent Developments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cleary, Jim

1994-01-01

177

The case for chick lit in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

2008-01-01

178

Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott Walter

2005-01-01

179

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Providenti; Robert Zai III

2007-01-01

180

Marketing and promotion of e-books in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Magdalini Vasileiou; Jennifer Rowley

2011-01-01

181

Toward a successful taxonomy for Croatian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kornelija Petr

2005-01-01

182

Academic Library Websites: Balancing University Guidelines with User Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lombard, Emmett; Hite, Lesley A.

2007-01-01

183

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foley, Marianne

2002-01-01

184

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Cuiying Mu

2007-01-01

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubnjakovic, Ana

2012-01-01

186

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ann Mcluckie

2005-01-01

187

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

188

The relationship between academic library usage and educational performance in Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Awadh Alharbi; Michael Middleton

2012-01-01

189

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Petros Kostagiolas; Iliana Araka; Roxana Theodorou; George Bokos

2011-01-01

190

Is Academic Freedom under Threat in UK and US Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the concept of academic freedom and whether it is under threat in US and UK higher education. How is "academic freedom" protected by the law in each country? What are the threats to "academic freedom"--from government micro-management of universities, from commercial sponsors of university research, from…

Palfreyman, David

2007-01-01

191

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

192

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

193

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

194

The role of the university library in supporting information literacy in UK secondary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this research is to report on the findings of the CrossEd-2 study which investigated the role of the university library in delivering information literacy skills relating to the use of e-resources to secondary schools in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A quantitative survey of all university libraries in the UK was undertaken using an e-mail questionnaire

Ray Lonsdale; Chris Armstrong

2006-01-01

195

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Camila A. Alire

2007-01-01

196

Library use and academic achievement among medical students.  

PubMed

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

Brazier, H; Conroy, R M

1996-03-01

197

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

198

Library Services www.qub.ac.uk/lib  

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The Medical and HSC Library holds books and journals on medicine, dentistry, nursing & midwifery, social work services e.g. electronic journals, subject databases, RefWorks etc can be accessed from the library or from

Paxton, Anthony T.

199

The Impact of Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity on Academic Achievement in UK University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing numbers of students in UK universities are presenting with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the impact of ADHD symptomatology on academic achievement in university students in the UK has not previously been explored. This study investigates the prevalence of self-reported ADHD symptoms…

Pope, Debbie J.

2010-01-01

200

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Galina Letnikova

2008-01-01

201

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cain, Mark E.

202

The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

2009-01-01

203

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

204

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

205

Using business process modelling to examine academic library activities for periodicals  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dina Tbaishat

2010-01-01

206

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kaur Kiran

2010-01-01

207

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.

208

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whitmire, Ethelene

1998-01-01

209

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

210

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

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

Oakleaf, Megan

211

Tracing technology in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

PubMed Central

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

Guard, J. Roger; Peay, Wayne J.

2003-01-01

212

Enhancing Academic Engagement in Knowledge Transfer Activity in the UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been an increasing call in the UK over the last decade for universities to become more entrepreneurial with a strengthening of university and industry/community links to contribute more significantly to the knowledge economy., and for UK higher education institutions (HEIs) to consider ways in which they can more actively engage in…

Francis-Smythe, Jan

2008-01-01

213

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

PubMed Central

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

Zenan, Joan S.

2003-01-01

214

Study space bristol.ac.uk/library/study/spaces  

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.ac.uk/it-services/applications/printing Should you need help or find a fault with any of the equipment then you can ring the IT Service Desk routes. Please make sure that you never obstruct the fire exits. When you hear the fire alarms leave the building immediately, encouraging others to do so, and make your way to the Fire Assembly Point

Bristol, University of

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

216

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

217

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

218

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

219

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

220

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thea Farley; Judith Broady-Preston; Tim Hayward

1998-01-01

221

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Imas Maesaroh; Paul Genoni

2010-01-01

222

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martell, Charles

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Turner, Arlee; Welch, Bernadette; Reynolds, Sue

2013-01-01

224

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

225

Library Services www.qub.ac.uk/lib  

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books and journals on pharmacy, biomedical sciences, medicine, health, and nursing & midwifery. #12 and locations of stock including print and electronic journals, held throughout the University Library. It can range of online information services e.g. electronic journals, subject databases, RefWorks can

Paxton, Anthony T.

226

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Deborah Goodall

1998-01-01

227

Investigating Non-Use of Libraries in the UK Using the Mass-Observation Archive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass-Observation Archive at the University of Sussex sends regular "directives" to its panel of volunteer correspondents around the UK asking them to reflect on various issues relating to the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. Two directives from the 1980s and 1990s relate to libraries, books and reading habits. These sets of written…

McNicol, Sarah

2004-01-01

228

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

SANDRA HARLEY

2003-01-01

229

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

230

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

231

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Featherstone, Jan Alyce

232

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ada Scupola; Hanne Westh Nicolajsen

2010-01-01

233

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sylvia Ransom

234

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

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

2010-01-01

236

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

237

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

238

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

239

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

240

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McLean, Dulce DiDio; And Others

241

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

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Canning, John

2010-01-01

243

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

244

The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Academic Progress and Achievement in UK University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous research has found relationships between higher levels of emotional intelligence (EI) and academic success in both adolescents and adults. This study examines the relationship between overall EI and specific EI competencies in 135 undergraduate psychology students in the UK. EI was measured at the start of a psychology degree course using…

Pope, Debbie; Roper, Claire; Qualter, Pamela

2012-01-01

245

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

PubMed Central

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

Nelson, Patricia P.

2003-01-01

246

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kanta Kapoor; O. P. Goyal

2007-01-01

247

Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library  

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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

248

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Compton, Jennifer L.

249

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

1999-01-01

250

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bell, Steven J.

2014-01-01

251

No Phone Zone: Controlling Cell Phone Use in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heaton, Shelley; Master, Nancy

2006-01-01

252

Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on Libraries  

E-print Network

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

California at Berkeley, University of

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sewell, Robert G.

1984-01-01

254

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

255

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Platt, Jessica; Benson, Pete

2010-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burns, C. Sean

2014-01-01

257

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

2008-01-01

258

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

259

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

260

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

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Carnahan, Paul A., Comp.

262

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

263

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Langan; Dianna Sachs; Ed eckel

2011-01-01

264

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

265

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Veeramani Marimuthu; Vinayagamoorthy Paraman

2011-01-01

266

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sara Russell Gonzalez; Kathryn Kennedy; Pam Cenzer

267

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Junlin Pan; Guoqing Li

2006-01-01

268

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Petros A. Kostagiolas; Stefanos Asonitis

2009-01-01

269

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

270

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

271

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

272

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

273

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

274

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

275

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

276

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

277

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

278

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

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

Li, Mo

279

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

E-print Network

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

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

280

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Axel Schmetzke; David Comeaux

2009-01-01

281

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

282

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

283

Digitisation-on-Demand in Academic Research Libraries  

E-print Network

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

Chamberlain, Edmund M.

2011-10-08

284

The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, David; Davis, Jinnie Y.

285

Issues in the articulation of ‘impact’: the responses of UK academics to ‘impact’ as a new measure of research assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reflects on the emergence of an impact agenda and its incorporation as a feature of the academic contract in UK universities. It focuses on the depositions of senior academic managers across a range of social science research centres, as they critically reflect upon their organizational strategy for capturing and communicating the socio-economic impact of their research. Their testimonies

Richard Watermeyer

2012-01-01

286

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, Leah; Forro, Denise

1999-01-01

287

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

288

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

289

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

PubMed Central

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

Jenkins, Carol G.; Bader, Shelley A.

2003-01-01

290

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jantz, Ronald

2001-01-01

291

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

292

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Conghui Fang; Lin Cui; Heqing Lian

2010-01-01

293

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

PubMed Central

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

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

1999-01-01

294

The Value of Academic Libraries: Findings and Implications for the  

E-print Network

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

Oakleaf, Megan

295

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sylvia, Margaret

296

Is the balanced scorecard right for academic libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michele M. Reid

2011-01-01

297

The Visually Impaired Reader in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Major, Jean A.

1978-01-01

298

Preservation Needs of Children's Literature in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Patricia A.

2010-01-01

299

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rachel Besara; Kirsten Kinsley

2011-01-01

300

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

301

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

302

Making the Grade: Academic Libraries and Student Success.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

303

Electronic journals collections in Argentine private academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Adina González Bonorino; Valeria E. Molteni

2007-01-01

304

Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oh, Dong-Geun

2004-01-01

305

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melanie Chu

2007-01-01

306

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

307

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taylor, Robert S.

308

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mary J. Snyder Broussard

2010-01-01

309

The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP): Helping Libraries Measure Use and Impact  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Joint Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) (jusp.mimas.ac.uk), created by five U.K. libraries in 2009, gives participating libraries a single point of access for electronic journal statistics. It provides its more than 160 participants, including 140+ academic libraries in the United Kingdom, as well as 21 publishers and 3 intermediaries, with…

Mihlrad, Leigh

2012-01-01

310

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

PubMed Central

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

Matheson, N W

1982-01-01

311

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

PubMed

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

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

1988-10-01

312

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

PubMed Central

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

Ellis, L S

1991-01-01

313

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Hong

1996-01-01

314

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

315

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

316

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

317

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

E-print Network

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

Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

2010-11-15

318

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

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blum, Mark E.; Spangehl, Stephen

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abel-Kops, Chad P.

2000-01-01

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

322

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hye-Kyung Chung

2009-01-01

323

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

E-print Network

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

Oakleaf, Megan

324

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neff, Raymond K.

1985-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Beristain, Maureen Fanning

326

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

327

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

E-print Network

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

Blandford, Ann

328

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

329

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wright, A. J.

330

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

331

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carol Shepstone; Lyn Currie

2008-01-01

332

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard Sayers

2007-01-01

333

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sin-Young Kim; Jee-Yeon Lee

2011-01-01

334

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bernard Naylor

2005-01-01

335

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Hye-Young Yoon

2005-01-01

336

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

337

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jesús Alonso-Regalado

2010-01-01

338

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Renhao Huang

2007-01-01

339

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

340

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rooney, Michael P.

2010-01-01

341

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.

342

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

E-print Network

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

Hemmers, Oliver

343

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tuai, Cameron K.

2011-01-01

344

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

345

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jacqueline Borin; Hua Yi

2011-01-01

346

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christopher J. Hammond

2002-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morrison, Alta Bradley, Ed.

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Conklin, Jamie L.

2013-01-01

349

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

350

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

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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.

351

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

352

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elizabeth Jordan

2008-01-01

353

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

354

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

355

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carol Shepstone; Lyn Currie

356

Do venture capitalists have a bias against investment in academic spin-offs? Evidence from the micro- and nanotechnology sector in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we analyze whether venture capital (VC) firms have a bias against investment in academic spin-offs based on empirical evidence from the micro- and nanotechnology sector in the UK. We also investigate the characteristics of academic spin-offs to capture the differences in their ability to attract VC funding. Finally, we examine whether the propensity to invest in such

Federico Munari; Laura Toschi

2011-01-01

357

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

358

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

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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

359

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

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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

360

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Asheim, Lester

361

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

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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

362

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Glenn Masuchika; Gail Boldt

2010-01-01

363

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

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

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

2007-01-01

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

365

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

366

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Masuchika, Glenn; Boldt, Gail

2010-01-01

367

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

368

The reading behavioural patterns of the Ionian University graduate students : Reading policy of the Greek academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Changing times call for a reading policy which should be high on the list of priorities of academic libraries. This paper aims to probe the reading behavioural patterns and perception of the students of the Ionian University. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An empirical study was conducted from April to June 2007, through the development of a structured questionnaire equally distributed

Christina Banou; Petros A. Kostagiolas; Anna-Maria Olenoglou

2008-01-01

369

Next generation or current generation? : A study of the OPACs of 260 academic libraries in the USA and Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The study described in this paper aims to identify the progress made in the efforts to model current online public access catalogs (OPACs) after the next generation catalog (NGC) in academic libraries in the USA and Canada. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A random sample of 260 colleges and universities was selected from Peterson's Guide to Four-Year Colleges 2009, an estimated

Sharon Q. Yang; Melissa A. Hofmann

2011-01-01

370

Library Cooperation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes nine articles that discuss cooperative library networking in Illinois. Highlights include library systems as cooperative agencies; PALI (Private Academic Libraries of Illinois); rural school and public library development; systemwide users; regional medical libraries; virtual libraries and the Coalition for Networked Information; a…

Lund, Patricia; And Others

1993-01-01

371

Library Subject Guides: A Content Management Case Study at the Open University, UK  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To share the experiences and challenges faced by the Open University Library (OUL) in developing a content management (CM) system for its subject guides. Design/methodology/approach: A summary of multi-format subject guide production at the OUL is provided to justify the decision to develop a new system for their production using a…

Wales, Tim

2005-01-01

372

Adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in academic libraries: A strategy for library networking in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study aims to investigate the extent of adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in university libraries in Nigeria. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Postal survey was the instrument used for data collection. Almost 60 per cent of the University Librarians out of the 29 university libraries surveyed completed their questionnaires. Findings – The results of the survey show that

Okon E. Ani; Jacob E. Esin; Nkoyo Edem

2005-01-01

373

Academic Sojourners, Teaching and Internationalisation: The Experience of Non-UK Staff in a British University  

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Conceptualisations of internationalisation remain limited as long as the implications for pedagogy of an increasingly international teaching staff remain unexamined. Non-UK staff securing posts that involve teaching at British universities face substantial practical, cultural and linguistic challenges that impact on and, in some cases, inhibit,…

Luxon, Tony; Peelo, Moira

2009-01-01

374

User Behaviour in Relation to Electronic Information Services within the UK Higher Education Academic Community  

Microsoft Academic Search

The User Behaviour Monitoring and Evaluation Framework has been established to investigate and profile the use of electronic information services (EIS) within higher education in the UK. Electronic information services are defined as: collections of information tools\\/products delivered to requesting users electronically, and usually computer mediated. This encompasses media of all types. This article discusses aspects of the methodology of

Jennifer Rowley; Linda Banwell; Sue Childs; Ray Lonsdale; Christine Urquhart; Chris Armstrong

2002-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lonsdale, Ray; Armstrong, Chris

2010-01-01

376

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

377

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

378

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

379

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 University Libraries

Hannah Gascho Rempel

2010-01-01

380

Obesity impairs academic attainment in adolescence: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort  

PubMed Central

Objective: While being overweight or obese in adolescence may have detrimental effects on academic attainment, the evidence base is limited by reliance on cross-sectional studies with small sample sizes, failure to take account of confounders and lack of consideration of potential mediators. The present study aimed to address these limitations and examine longitudinal associations between obesity in adolescence and academic attainment. Design: Associations between weight status at 11 years old and academic attainment assessed by national tests at 11, 13 and 16 years were examined in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Healthy weight was defined as body mass index (BMI) Z-score <1.04; overweight as BMI Z-score 1.04–1.63; obesity as BMI Z-score ?1.64. Participants: Data from 5966 participants with objectively measured weight status were examined: 71.4% were healthy weight (1935 males; 2325 females), 13.3% overweight (372 males; 420 females) and 15.3% obese (448 males; 466 females). Results: Girls obese at 11 years had lower academic attainment at 11, 13 and 16 years compared with those of a healthy weight, even after controlling for a wide range of confounders. Associations between obesity and academic attainment were less clear in boys. The potential mediating effects of depressive symptoms, intelligence quotient (IQ) and age of menarche in girls were explored, but when confounders were included, there was no strong evidence for mediation. Conclusions: For girls, obesity in adolescence has a detrimental impact on academic attainment 5 years later. Mental health, IQ and age of menarche did not mediate this relationship, suggesting that further work is required to understand the underlying mechanisms. Parents, education and public health policy makers should consider the wide reaching detrimental impact of obesity on educational outcomes in this age group. PMID:24614099

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

2014-01-01

381

Analyzing data in LibStats to reveal trends in academic library usage at the University of Kansas  

E-print Network

in LibStats to Reveal Trends in Academic Library Usage John Stratton and Frances Devlin, University of Kansas ACRL 2011 National Conference – Philadelphia, PA – March 30-April 2, 2011 Who? To discover patterns of usage among patrons at the reference...’ reference statistics from 2008-2010 are trending up (in contrast to ARL) o In-person reference questions up • Watson had 8% increase • Anschutz had 61% increase (Learning Studio) o Instant messaging (IM) trending up overall since 2008 o Telephone...

Stratton, John M.; Devlin, Frances A.

2011-03-19

382

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

PubMed Central

This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing and sustaining north–south research partnerships in Africa through a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease. Established in 2006 with seed funding from the British Academy, the partnership aimed to bring together multidisciplinary chronic disease researchers based in the UK and Africa to collaborate on research, inform policymaking, train and support postgraduates and create a platform for research dissemination. We review the partnership’s achievements and challenges, applying established criteria for developing successful partnerships. During the funded period we achieved major success in creating a platform for research dissemination through international meetings and publications. Other goals, such as engaging in collaborative research and training postgraduates, were not as successfully realised. Enabling factors included trust and respect between core working group members, a shared commitment to achieving partnership goals, and the collective ability to develop creative strategies to overcome funding challenges. Barriers included limited funding, administrative support, and framework for monitoring and evaluating some goals. Chronic disease research partnerships in low-income regions operate within health research, practice, funding and policy environments that prioritise infectious diseases and other pressing public health and developmental challenges. Their long-term sustainability will therefore depend on integrated funding systems that provide a crucial capacity building bridge. Beyond the specific challenges of chronic disease research, we identify social capital, measurable goals, administrative support, creativity and innovation and funding as five key ingredients that are essential for sustaining research partnerships. PMID:22897937

2012-01-01

383

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

PubMed

This paper examines the challenges and opportunities in establishing and sustaining north-south research partnerships in Africa through a case study of the UK-Africa Academic Partnership on Chronic Disease. Established in 2006 with seed funding from the British Academy, the partnership aimed to bring together multidisciplinary chronic disease researchers based in the UK and Africa to collaborate on research, inform policymaking, train and support postgraduates and create a platform for research dissemination. We review the partnership's achievements and challenges, applying established criteria for developing successful partnerships. During the funded period we achieved major success in creating a platform for research dissemination through international meetings and publications. Other goals, such as engaging in collaborative research and training postgraduates, were not as successfully realised. Enabling factors included trust and respect between core working group members, a shared commitment to achieving partnership goals, and the collective ability to develop creative strategies to overcome funding challenges. Barriers included limited funding, administrative support, and framework for monitoring and evaluating some goals. Chronic disease research partnerships in low-income regions operate within health research, practice, funding and policy environments that prioritise infectious diseases and other pressing public health and developmental challenges. Their long-term sustainability will therefore depend on integrated funding systems that provide a crucial capacity building bridge. Beyond the specific challenges of chronic disease research, we identify social capital, measurable goals, administrative support, creativity and innovation and funding as five key ingredients that are essential for sustaining research partnerships. PMID:22897937

de-Graft Aikins, Ama; Arhinful, Daniel K; Pitchforth, Emma; Ogedegbe, Gbenga; Allotey, Pascale; Agyemang, Charles

2012-01-01

384

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kinsman, Gail; Jones, Fiona

2003-01-01

385

Promoting your e-books: lessons from the UK JISC National e-Book Observatory  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ray Lonsdale; Chris Armstrong

2010-01-01

386

Clientele recognition of library terms and concepts used by librarians: a case of an academic library in the Philippines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a 30-item multiple choice type test, this investigation dwelt on the ability of college students to recognize terms and concepts used by librarians. A total of 447 respondents representing the fields of education, nutrition, food technology, tourism and hotel and restaurant management took part in this investigation. Data were gathered through robotfotos and an inventory of commonly used library

Mercy B. Cańa; Quiza Lynn; Grace G. Cueto; Allan B. de Guzman; Kaori B. Fuchigami; Leona Rica; T. Manalo; Jake Cathleen; U. Yu

387

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.

388

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

389

Interactive Reference at a Distance: A Corporate Model for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distance education's steady evolution from correspondence courses to virtual classrooms poses a significant challenge to the delivery of library services. Success in achieving widespread electronic access to library catalogs and online databases serves only as the foundation for meeting this challenge. Full evolution to virtual library services demands the addition of dynamic and interactive electronic reference services. The Telebase Help

Susan A. Ware; Patricia S. Howe; Rosemary G. Scalese

2001-01-01

390

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

391

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

JOHN BEN; JALAN BROOK

392

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

393

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gohlke, Mary Jo; Ray, Kathlin

2003-01-01

394

"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

395

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

396

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

397

The contributions of library and information services to hospitals and academic health sciences centers: a preliminary taxonomy  

PubMed Central

Objectives: This article presents a taxonomy of the contributions of library and information services (LIS) in hospitals and academic health sciences centers. The taxonomy emerges from a study with three objectives: to articulate the value of LIS for hospitals and academic health sciences centers in terms of contributions to organizational missions and goals, to identify measures and measurable surrogates associated with each LIS contribution, and to document best practices for communicating the value of LIS to institutional administrators. Methods: The preliminary taxonomy of LIS contributions in hospitals and academic health sciences centers is based on a review of the literature, twelve semi-structured interviews with LIS directors and institutional administrators, and a focus group of administrators from five academic, teaching, and nonteaching hospitals. Results: Derived from the balanced scorecard approach, the taxonomy of LIS contributions is organized on the basis of five mission-level concepts and fifteen organizational goals. LIS contributions are included only if they have measurable surrogates. Conclusions: The taxonomy of LIS contributions offers a framework for the collection of both quantitative and qualitative data in support of communicating the value of LIS in hospitals and academic health sciences centers. PMID:12113510

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

2002-01-01

398

Minnesota: Library Automation and Technology in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of library automation in Minnesota. Topics include regional public library systems; library automation vendors; multitype library systems; postsecondary and academic libraries; state government libraries; the Internet; telecommunications and statewide online system legislation and funding; and state library agency involvement…

Feye-Stukas, Jan

1996-01-01

399

Library 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Drake, Miriam A.

400

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2002-01-01

401

Text Messaging in an Academic Library: Integrating SMS into Digital Reference  

Microsoft Academic Search

In spring 2005, Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern Louisiana University initiated “Text A Librarian,” a service that enables Southeastern students, faculty, and staff to use the text message feature of their cell phones to send questions to and receive answers from the library. Librarians at Sims use a dedicated text messaging telephone number and “e-mail\\/SMS” conversion software, provided by Altarama

J. B. Hill; Cherie Madarash Hill; Dayne Sherman

2007-01-01

402

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

403

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

404

Administrative and Bibliographic Uses of COM (Computer Output Microfilm) in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Computer output microfilm/fiche (COM) combines the speed and laborsaving aspects of computer-based systems with the economy and physical compactness of microforms to provide the medium of the future for library management and information retrieval. The traditional card catalog and printed lists found in every library can be replaced in multiple…

Gillham, Virginia; Black, John B.

405

Installing a Microcomputer Lab in a Medium-Sized Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to serve as a blueprint for other libraries developing plans for microcomputer facilities, this report describes the planning and implementation of a microcomputer laboratory at South Dakota State University's Hilton M. Briggs Library. The university's plan for installing microcomputer labs on campus and the initial planning process…

Hallman, Clark N.; And Others

406

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Andrew M.

2007-01-01

407

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

408

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

409

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Werking, Richard Hume

410

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

411

Testing the new technology: MEDLINE on CD-ROM in an academic health sciences library.  

PubMed

The UCLA Biomedical Library tested a six-month portion of the MEDLINE database on compact disc to determine its potential application in a large, university health sciences library environment. Patron response to the system, previous search experience, and actual search strategies were recorded. Although the overwhelming user response was positive in spite of little previous experience with online searching, results show underutilization of the system because of both software and hardware problems. The implications of this test underline the important role libraries must take in guaranteeing that new reference tools like CD-ROM be made genuinely user-friendly. PMID:10302195

Glitz, B

1988-01-01

412

Academic Libraries and the Remaking of the Canon: Implications for Collection Development Librarians  

E-print Network

An issue of central importance for academic librarians of the future will be how to perform successful collection development in a time of narrow budgets and a rapidly expanding universe of information. For librarians in ...

Buchsbaum, Julianne

2009-06-01

413

Professionalism and Productivity: Keys to the Future of Academic Library and Information Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The solution to the problem of information overload and the management of scholarly information lies in productive use of technology, sharper focus and greater integration in handling information, and expansion of the roles of library staff. (Author)

Abell, Millicent D.; Coolman, Jacqueline M.

1982-01-01

414

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

E-print Network

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

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

2009-01-01

415

British Library Newspaper Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British Library Newspaper Library in Colindale has its catalog of over 50,000 newspaper and periodical title holdings online. Researchers planning a trip to Colindale can now look up titles and dates held in advance. Reservations for materials can even be made by telephone or email. The catalog is searchable by keyword and sorted by title, date, or place. Entries include place, main title, numbers, dates, shelfmark, dates held on microfilm, and other notes. The British Library Newspaper Library's holdings include "all UK national daily and Sunday newspapers from 1801 to the present; most UK and Irish provincial newspapers, some from the early 18th century onwards; [and] selected newspapers from around the world in western and Slavonic languages dating from the 17th century onwards."

2001-01-01

416

The Whole Library Handbook 3: Current Data, Professional Advice, and Curiosa about Libraries and Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook contains articles, guidelines, and other information from the field of library science organized into the following chapters: (1) "Libraries," including some basic figures, academic libraries, public libraries, school libraries, special libraries, national libraries, state libraries, small libraries, facilities, the past, and the…

Eberhart, George M., Comp.

417

Going the Distance in Academic Libraries: Identifying Trends and Innovation in Distance Learning Resources and Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2012, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked nineteen institutions on its Up-and-Coming national universities list. The universities were put on the list based on rankings from experts in higher education administration. The experts were asked to identify institutions that had implemented innovative ideas in the areas of academics,…

Nielsen, Jordan

2014-01-01

418

Music Cataloging in Academic Libraries and the Case for Physical Decentralization: A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey of 99 academic music librarians identifies current administrative practices regarding cataloging and attempts to determine how these practices affect user service and cataloger satisfaction. Highlights include the problem, administrative structure, physical facilities, location of cataloging tools, music catalogers' duties, support staff,…

Thompson, Annie F.

1986-01-01

419

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

420

Mobile Phone Applications in Academic Library Services: A Students' Feedback Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This study seeks to explore the utilization of mobile phone services in the educational environment, explore the nature of mobile phone use among university students, and investigate the perception of university students on mobile phone uses in library and information services. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a review of…

Karim, Nor Shahriza Abdul; Darus, Siti Hawa; Hussin, Ramlah

2006-01-01

421

Mobile phone applications in academic library services: a students' feedback survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This study seeks to explore the utilization of mobile phone services in the educational environment, explore the nature of mobile phone use among university students, and investigate the perception of university students on mobile phone uses in library and information services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study used a review of literature to investigate about the nature of wireless phone

Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim; Siti Hawa Darus; Ramlah Hussin

2006-01-01

422

AcAdemic impAct The University Libraries are the crossroads for learning,  

E-print Network

Materials, and Music--University Libraries stimulate the discovery, creation, advancement, and preservation and community, including the gaming and entertainment industry. In the process, we nurture pride in the community for all those residents who have come here to build a city and an industry in the desert. In order

Cho, Hokwon

423

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jan Brophy; David Bawden

2005-01-01

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

425

Benefits from Automated ILL Borrowing Records: Use of ILLRKS in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the need to incorporate interlibrary loan statistics into library collection development decisions and describes the Interlibrary Loan Records Keeping System (ILLRKS), a software package for the management of interlibrary loan records. The strengths and weaknesses of ILLRKS are examined, particularly with regard to collection development…

Wessling, Julie E.

1989-01-01

426

Academic Library Media Usage: Faculty and Student Use of the Independent Learning Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes a spring 1982 survey of faculty and student users and nonusers of library audiovisual collections at the State University of New York (SUNY)-Buffalo. User frequency, the composition of user patronage, preferred media formats for learning, and users' perceptions of audiovisual services offered are described. A brief history is…

Besemer, Susan P.

427

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lothar Spang; Lynda M. Baker

2000-01-01

428

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Orr, Sandy; Head, Jennifer; Nance, Jim

2010-01-01

429

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

430

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

431

Selecting and Acquiring Art Materials in the Academic Library: Meeting the Needs of the Studio Artist  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As technology is shaping today's art world, parallel changes are happening in the ways art book collections are identified and acquired. The purpose of this article is to identify the changes transpiring in the worlds of the artist and library acquisitions, and to evaluate the ways in which the changes effected by technological applications in the…

Lorenzen, Elizabeth A.

2004-01-01

432

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

433

Buy, Don't Borrow: Bibliographers' Analysis of Academic Library Collection Development through Interlibrary Loan Requests  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2000, the Purdue University Libraries implemented a Books On Demand program. Instead of borrowing books requested through Interlibrary Loan, staff purchased selected titles and added them to the collection after patron use. After two years, five subject bibliographers analyzed 800 titles acquired through the program in their subject areas and compared them with titles acquired during the same time

Kristine J. Anderson; Robert S. Freeman; Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel; Lawrence J. Mykytiuk; Judith M. Nixon; Suzanne M. Ward

2002-01-01

434

Substitution of SCISEARCH and SOCIAL SCISEARCH for Their Print Versions in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study undertaken at the Mary Couts Library of Texas Christian University that determined whether subscription costs of Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index were greater than the cost of offering free computer searches of these indexes. User satisfaction was also measured. The evaluation form is included. (Author/JD)

Echt, Sandy; Pfaffenberger, Ann

1980-01-01

435

Issues and perceptions for ISO 9000 implementation in Greek academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Quality has been defined in many different ways and it forms a complex and subjective concept, incorporating at any given time the true (expressed and implied) needs of all those involved. A possible approach in the context of library and information services is the implementation of a well-known quality management system such as the ISO 9001:2000. This paper

Petros A. Kostagiolas; Maria B. Kitsiou

2008-01-01

436

CSULB LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPUTER USE AND ACCESS STATEMENT  

E-print Network

who use LATS' computers are required to: follow all official campus policies related to computing do process that requires their campus ID number and Library Password (or MyCSULB password) to access our workstation (15 minute time restriction) or in the Spidell Center by signing in to reserve a workstation

Sorin, Eric J.

437

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

438

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

439

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

E-print Network

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

Dupuis, Elizabeth A.; Loo, Jeffery L.

2014-01-01

440

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

441

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

442

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

443

Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

444

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

E-print Network

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

Zürich, Universität

445

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.

446

Bowling Green State University Coordinator of Library Instruction, University Libraries  

E-print Network

, Library Teaching and Learning (LTL), the Instruction Coordinator oversees the design, implementation in an academic library. Demonstrated leadership skills commensurate with coordinator responsibilitiesBowling Green State University Coordinator of Library Instruction, University Libraries

Moore, Paul A.

447

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bostick, Sharon L.; Irwin, Bryan

2012-01-01

448

Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1999-01-01

449

Library Research and Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1998-01-01

450

University of California, Berkeley The Library  

E-print Network

-appointed faculty in person. 3. The Library encourages academic departments to designate a faculty liaison. The Library encourages academic departments to invite library liaisons to department meetings at least once with their academic partners to have reciprocal web links, specifically links leading from the library to the academic

California at Berkeley, University of

451

More than just IQ: A longitudinal examination of self-perceived abilities as predictors of academic performance in a large sample of UK twins  

PubMed Central

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 12, even when CA was considered. Moreover the effects of previous Ach on subsequent SPA were of similar magnitude to the effects of prior SPA on subsequent Ach, suggesting that the link between SPA and Ach independent of CA is reflective of both “insight” (children’s accounts of their previous performance) and self-efficacy (the self-fulfilling or motivational effects of self-beliefs). Practical and theoretical implications for the study of SPA are discussed.

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

2014-01-01

452

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Walsh, Anita

2006-01-01

453

Archives and Specialist Collections of Armagh As part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD), the libraries, museums and academic  

E-print Network

at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00. · The Armagh Public Library. `The Healing Place Street, close to the Armagh Public Library and the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Tel: 028-3751-0678. Open to the Armagh Public Library and the Church of Ireland Cathedral. The library covers all aspects of Irish life

454

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

455

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  

E-print Network

1 of 10 UMASS AMHERST LIBRARIES' COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION PLAN This action, and Social Justice initiative. The Fall 2003 assessment report analyzes the results of the "Academic Affairs they believe will move the Library forward in creating a community committed to diversity and social justice

Schweik, Charles M.

456

2 Artspace Library Science Exhibit Comes to the Yale Library  

E-print Network

the academic year to acquaint the Yale community and others interested with the resources of the Yale Library ChenDesign Publication Design Artspace Library Science Exhibit comes to the Yale Library List2 Artspace Library Science Exhibit Comes to the Yale Library 3 Walpole Library Digitizes Horace

457

Genetic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first three articles of this Genetic Library are from a special issue of the Journal of Health Psychology , which is published in the UK. This particular issue is devoted to studies using interpretative phenomenological analysis(IPA) to examine several psychological and social issues in the “new genetics” (the clinical advances of the human genome project.) Its intended audience is

Martha D. MacMillin

2003-01-01

458

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

459

Personal Security and Safety In Academic Libraries: A Case Study of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study aims at a critical examination of the security risks to which staff of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library are exposed and measures put in place to deal with them. It also assesses the personal safety measures already in place with the objective of identifying their adequacy. Literature on personal security and safety in

Yaw Senyah; Richard Bruce Lamptey

2011-01-01

460

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Whang, Michael

2007-01-01

461

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

462

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

PubMed Central

Objectives To examine the research activities and perceived barriers to research among higher specialist trainees in geriatric medicine and to show how trainees active in research might have a role in assisting their peers in getting started in research. Design Cross?sectional questionnaire survey on research activities, attitudes to doing research and perceived difficulties in doing research. Setting and participants Trainee members of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) in the UK. Results A total of 122 responses (30% response rate) were received after a single mailing and a follow?up questionnaire to trainees attending the BGS national conference. Although 64% (67/104) of respondents would like to undertake a period of research, many perceived barriers preventing them from planning, funding and executing a research project. Among those who had not undertaken research, the majority (70%, 42/60) indicated that they have no clear idea of a topic to research, 64% (39/61) did not know how to develop an idea and 62% (38/61) indicated that they did not know how to get funding. Trainees motivated to do research were faced with particular difficulties with regards to funding and selection of a project topic. Conclusions One useful method would be systematically to provide basic information to trainees on how to enter into the early stages of research. This would help to overcome some of the unnecessary uncertainty that many trainees keen to do research seem to have. PMID:17101612

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

2006-01-01

463

The Klaipeda University Library in Lithuania  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author, Library Director at the University of Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Washington State University Libraries' Library Fellow, writes about her own library in the context of other Lithuanian academic libraries and emerging consortia in Lithuania and the European Community. Both the Consortium of Lithuanian Libraries' project, the Lithuanian Integrated Library Information System (LIBIS), and the European Community's project, the Trans-European

Janina Pupeliene

1999-01-01

464

Quality Management in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the field of total quality management (TQM), the term "customer" has been redefined to include all stakeholders, people who have an interest in the organization and its activities, from traditional customers to employees and society as a whole. The stakeholders of an academic library include: students, academic staff, university and library

Brophy, Peter

465

A Staff-Generated Cross-Training Plan for Academic Reference Librarians: The TQM Approach at Wayne State University Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a Total Quality Management training plan implemented at Wayne State University (WSU) that allowed the university's reference librarians to construct a cost-effective rotational cross-training program. This program was designed to improve reference referral service among WSU's five libraries. Participants concluded that the program was…

Spang, Lothar

1996-01-01

466

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.

467

Special Libraries Division. Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "How Special Libraries Use Networks," a paper presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, David R. Bender (United States) advocates cooperation among academic, public, school, and special libraries in the areas of information management, staff services, and acquisition of technology. He describes…

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

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

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

Campbell, A. Malcolm

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

2006-01-01

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

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

Northern British Columbia, University of

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

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

Borsdorf, Axel

472

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bharat Mehra; Donna Braquet

2007-01-01

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

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

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Exceptions to the green rule? A literature investigation into the overlaps between the academic and UK policy fields of disability and the environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the overlaps between the academic and policy fields of disability and the environment lie a myriad of issues, both complementary and conflicting, which have to date received little attention. This paper aims to draw together the small amount of literature – both academic and non-academic – which has addressed such issues and begins to map both the nature and

Deborah Fenney; Carolyn Snell

2011-01-01

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

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

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

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OUR SPACES--THE MOST USED RESOURCE ON Library facilities include two main libraries--the D. H. Hill  

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. H. Hill Library and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library--as well as the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library libraries are open 24 hours, five days per week during the academic year. Key spaces include: · Learning--RECOGNITION FOR AN ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT ·First university library to win the "ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award" ·2003

Young, R. Michael

477

Yale University, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library  

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by Yale University's ITS Academic Technologies, Photo & Design, 135 College Street, Suite 101, New HavenYale University, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library 333 Cedar Street P.O. Box #12;Yale University, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library 333 Cedar Street P.O. Box

Lee, Daeyeol

478

Yale University, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library  

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are provided by Yale University's ITS Academic Technologies, Photo & Design, 135 College Street, Suite 101, NewYale University, Historical Library Cushing/Whitney Medical Library 333 Cedar Street P.O. Box 208014 New Haven, CT 06520-8014 USA Historical Library Phone, 203-737-1192 historical.library

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Dalhousie Libraries Reserves Service Traditional In-Library Reserves  

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number of students 4. Select the academic term 5. Select Fill-in the form for traditional In- Library Sexton Design & Technology Library Sandra Dwyer Mary MacDonald Amanda Sparks sandra.dwyer@dal.ca 494Dalhousie Libraries Reserves Service Traditional In-Library Reserves #12;Course Reserves Faculty

Dellaire, Graham

480

Library Guide for International Students.  

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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.

481

YORK UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES ANNUAL REPORT  

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

482

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

483

LIBRARY SERVICES LIBRARY HOURS  

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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

484

The Library www.library.unisa.edu.au Educating Professionals, Creating and Applying Knowledge, Engaging our Communities  

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and Design by preserving the library's rare, fragile and archival materials. 2. Primary User groups of Academic Library Services, orThe Library www.library.unisa.edu.au Educating Professionals, Creating and Applying Knowledge

Mayer, Wolfgang

485

Templeman Library Journal loan  

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Templeman Library Journal loan Only postgraduate students or academic staff can borrow journals. Please fill in this form and take it to the Loan Desk along with the journal you wish to borrow. Item information * Journal title

Banaji,. Murad

486

Research Writing UTS LIBRARY  

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

University of Technology, Sydney

487

Library System Library System  

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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

488

Statistics of South Dakota Libraries. 1975.  

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The South Dakota State Library 1975 annual report is presented in this volume, followed by tables of statistical data on services, resources, income, and expenditures for South Dakota public, academic, and special libraries. Sections include: (1) a summary of public library statistics by size of library and type of library; (2) map of areas with…

South Dakota State Library, Pierre.

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Page 46Academ AcademicAcademProgramsAcademAcademUniversityAcademCurricula SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010-2011AcademCatalog AcAdemic ProgrAms University CUrriCUla  

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AcademCourses WGSAcademAcadem Women'sAcademandAcademGenderAcademStudies #12;SonomaAcademStateAcademUniversityAcadem2010 ChristinaAcademBakerAcadem/AcademEducation;AcademRaceAcademandAcademGender;AcademMassAcademMediaAfricanAcademAmericanAcademHistoryAcadem&AcademCulture;Academ20thAcademCenturyAcademUSAcadem History;AcademRaceAcademRelations;AcademSport

Ravikumar, B.

490

The Squeezed Middle: An Exploration of Creativity, Conformity and Social Class on the Academic Achievement of Undergraduate Students within a UK Art School  

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Over the past decade, a wealth of UK government initiatives have provided opportunities for higher education institutions to increase student numbers by engaging more with defined groups of students who do not traditionally participate in post compulsory education. Within the creative arts subjects, the success of these politically sensitive…

Jackson, Mark

2013-01-01

491

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

492

Microforms in Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses results from an experimental study which measured user and journal publisher acceptance of microfiche editions and hardware performance at Wayne State University Libraries. Study results prompted a full-scale acquisition program of currently available microform materials. A profile of six microfiche collections for academic libraries is…

Spang, Lothar; Collier, Monica

1980-01-01

493

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

494

Diabetes UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Diabetes UK is the operating name of the British Diabetic Association, the largest organization in the UK working for people with diabetes. The goals of the organization are funding research, advocacy, and helping people live with diabetes. The Diabetes UK Web site helps health consumers find authoritative, reliable information about the condition, the organization, research efforts, and opportunities for getting

Denise Shereff

2010-01-01

495

Leisure Role of Public Libraries: User Views  

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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

496

Academic Staff & the Library The Library is situated at the heart of the campus and is the most heavily used building on it. It is open 24 hours a day  

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, and for Short Loan. There is a system of fines, which applies to all library users, to encourage the turnover needed to meet demand. You can renew books in person, by telephone or online via the Check/Renew books date. Printed journals are available for reference only use within the Library. The electronic library

Burton, Geoffrey R.

497

Engaging women in academic medicine in the UK: report of a workshop at the Association of Physicians Annual Meeting, 2 April 2009.  

PubMed

In April 2009, at the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland (APGBI) Annual Meeting in Birmingham, a workshop was held to consider the changing demographics of the medical profession, its potential effects on the Association's stated aims of promoting academic excellence and ways of ensuring that medical academia is attractive to everyone with the ability and drive it needs. This paper reports the discussions of the workshop participants and also summarises recommendations for actions by both the Association and its membership, which will encourage interest, equal opportunities and personal development for all in academic medicine. PMID:20605843

McEwan, J R

2010-09-01

498

Linkping University library Import from databases to RefWorks  

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references from a selection of databases ACM Digital Library Cochrane Library EbscoHost: Academic search: 013-28 10 00, referenshantering@bibl.liu.se, www.bibl.liu.se EBSCOhost (Academic search premier

Zhao, Yuxiao

499

Information SU offers first library courses in the von Ranke Library.  

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emerging across the country and around the globe. Structured without designated academic departmentsSchool of Information Studies #12;1952 1908 1896 SU offers first library courses in the von Ranke Library. SU's library degree is accredited by the American Library Association. School of Library Science

McConnell, Terry

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

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

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

2000-01-01