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  1. Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

    2002-01-01

    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

  2. Marketing Academic Libraries

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    Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  3. Academic Libraries, 2000. E.D. Tabs.

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

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

  4. The Application of Multimedia in Academic Library

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    Qiu Junping; Su Jinyan; Luo Li; Zhou Chunlei

    2008-01-01

    This paper has presented the multimedia application framework in academic libraries. Three application layers were discussed in this article: library marketing, library services and library resources. The reason of library marketing was analyzed and library marketing methods were given in this article. Multimedia applications in library services and the main type of multimedia resource in academic libraries were analyzed in

  5. Academic Library User Education in China.

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    Sun, Ping; Rader, Hannelore B.

    1999-01-01

    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)

  6. The Value of Research in Academic Libraries

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    Perkins, Gay Helen; Slowik, Amy J. W.

    2013-01-01

    In the summer of 2010, two researchers interviewed twenty-three library administrators of comparable academic libraries at American universities for their views of the value of research in academic libraries. The interview questions focused on the administrators' perceived value of academic librarians' research, incentives given to academic

  7. Academic Library Status

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph A. Jackson; R. Wilburn Clouse

    1988-01-01

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

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

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    Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

    2011-01-01

    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…

  9. Cultural diversity and undergraduates’ academic library use

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ethelene Whitmire

    2003-01-01

    This study explores differences in the academic library use of Asian American, African American, Latino, Native American and White undergraduates. The results indicated that students of color reported more academic library use, while all undergraduates, regardless of ethnic group, who engaged in writing activities and read more non-assigned books also reported greater academic library use.

  10. Reinventing academic libraries in Kenya

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    Elisha Ondieki Makori

    2009-01-01

    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

  11. Academic libraries and information technology

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    Bruce E. Massis

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the convergence of the academic library and the information technology departments regarding whether this is, as has been suggested, “an arranged marriage” or a synchronous melding of two related services, and to establish an awareness of the various models resulting from this concept. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach takes the form

  12. Using Wikis in Academic Libraries

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    Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

    2009-01-01

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

  13. An Academic Library Director's Bestiary

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    McKay, Richard

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  14. 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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    Applebaum, David

    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

  15. Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library

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    Long, Dallas

    2011-01-01

    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…

  16. Graphic Novel Collections in Academic ARL Libraries

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    Wagner, Cassie

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which ARL academic libraries collect graphic novels. Using a core list of 176 titles developed from winners of major comics industry awards and a library-focused "best of" list, the holdings of 111 ARL academic libraries were searched using the libraries' online catalogs. Results suggest that most of the…

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

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    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

  18. Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries

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    Kneip, Jason

    2007-01-01

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

  19. Sunday Opening in UK Public Libraries

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    Moore, Chris; Creaser, Claire

    2010-01-01

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

  20. Building Publishing Services in the Academic Library

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    Rosenblum, Brian

    2007-07-20

    In an effort to address concerns about the current state of scholarly communication, some academic libraries are taking on more active roles as publishers of scholarly information. This presentation will look at various examples of library...

  1. Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries

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    Sassen, Catherine; Wahl, Diane

    2014-01-01

    This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries. Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their…

  2. Academic library user education in China

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    Ping Sun; Hannelore B. Rader

    1999-01-01

    The role of academic libraries is changing and expanding in China. Education reform in higher education has initiated many changes in the universities. Developing information technology has enabled academic libraries to move from traditional paper-based environments toward networked-electronic ones. A great number of global information resources are available to libraries now. Tsinghua University’s library, for example, has built an integrated

  3. Library Instruction Assessment in Academic Libraries

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    Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail

    2007-01-01

    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…

  4. Electronic women's grey literature in academic libraries

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    Marta L. Magnuson

    2009-01-01

    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

  5. Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries

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    Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development

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    Poole, Julie

    2009-01-01

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

  7. Applying DEA Technique to Library Evaluation in Academic Research Libraries.

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    Shim, Wonsik

    2003-01-01

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

  8. Application of information technologies in academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

    2009-01-01

    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

  9. Accreditation, ROI, and the Online Academic Library

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    Stielow, Fred

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Organizing Customer Knowledge in Academic Libraries

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    Farhad Daneshgar; Lyn Bosanquet

    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

  11. Library Technicians in Ontario Academic Libraries

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    Pantazis, Fotoula

    1978-01-01

    This survey of the status of library technicians covers the degree to which they are employed, their job classification and salary, qualifications desired, and training needed. General attitudes towards technicians and present utilization in various library departments are discussed. (JAB)

  12. Higher Education Academic Salaries in the UK. CEE DP 75

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    Collins, Mark; Vignoles, Anna; Walker, James

    2007-01-01

    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".…

  13. Technology and Transformation in Academic Libraries.

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    Shaw, Ward

    Academic library computing systems, which are among the most complex found in academic environments, now include external systems, such as online commercial search services and nationwide networks, and local systems that control and support internal operations. As librarians have realized the benefit of using computer systems to perform…

  14. Enhancing Academic Library Performance Through Positive Psychology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian Quinn

    2005-01-01

    Positive psychology is an important new trend in the field of psychology that may have significant implications for academic libraries. Like the field of psychology, academic librarianship has traditionally focused a substantial amount of attention on problems within the field and on how to solve them. Positive psychology offers a viable alternative by focusing on the strengths and potential of

  15. Career Patterns of Academic Library Administrators.

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    Moran, Barbara B.

    1983-01-01

    Findings of survey examining career progression of academic library administrators suggest that two career progression patterns have existed in academic librarianship: the first required acquisition of professional credentials and geographic relocations (typical of males); the second consisted of internal promotions in one institution (typical of…

  16. The Preparation of Academic Library Administrators

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    Hoffman, Starr

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine the preparation methods experienced by academic library deans and which methods they perceived to be most valuable. Rosser, Johnsrud, and Heck (2000, 2003) defined the theoretical constructs of effective academic leadership upon which this study is based. The instrument--a modified version of…

  17. Academic Libraries; State of the Art.

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    Hoadley, Irene B.

    Academic libraries are in a period of transition, self-examination, and change. Management is considering new methods, such as management by objectives. Unionization is growing. Since funding tends to be diminishing while library growth continues, cooperative acqusitions promise improved accessibility. Ways to better serve users need to be found,…

  18. Multiculturalism and Technology in the Academic Library

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    Mario A. Charles

    1995-01-01

    The impact of controversial subjects and information technology on research in academic libraries is the subject of this essay. The debates surrounding multiculturalism, problems encountered during information retrieval and instruction of patrons involved in scholarly pursuits illustrate the changes occurring in contemporary libraries. The article also discusses user perceptions of database structures, the importance of librarians remaming sensitive to the

  19. Technology and privacy in the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aimee Fifarek

    2002-01-01

    Adoption of technology in academic libraries sets up circumstances for collection of personal patron information and records of patron information seeking behaviour not possible in the pre-digital library. Even if collected unintentionally, this information may then be seized by law enforcement officials for criminal investigations. Passage of the USA PATRIOT Act has lowered the standards for obtaining search warrants that

  20. ACADEMIC POSTER W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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    Marsh, David

    ACADEMIC POSTER CREATION W&L UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Elizabeth Anne Teaff, teaffe@wlu.edu Emily Cook Hints & Ideas Finding Images Evaluating & Using Images Proofing Your Poster Examples Presenting Your Poster Library Printing Services Submitting Posters to the Digital Repository Helpful Sources JUMP TO

  1. German Academic Libraries: Tradition and Change.

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    Bunzel, Jurgen; Poll, Roswitha

    2002-01-01

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

  2. Common Knowledge: Learning Spaces in Academic Libraries

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    Rebecca M. Sullivan

    2010-01-01

    The first iterations of the information commons organized library work space around access to digital resources, with research and computing assistance also available. More recently, however, change in academic libraries has paralleled the reorientation of knowledge in higher education. With further involvement in campus-wide initiatives and an emphasis on the social dimension of learning, the learning commons represents transformative change

  3. Academic Engagement in the Library Commons

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    Bennett, Charlie; Bodnar, Jon

    2010-01-01

    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…

  4. Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Academic Library Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. F. Osinulu; O. I. Amusa

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on the roles of Information Technology and quality assurance in effective and efficient library services in Nigerian academic libraries. Issues relating to IT and quality assurance in academic libraries are discussed and recommendations offered on how quality assurance can be implemented in academic libraries.

  5. Organizational aspects of the virtual library: A survey of academic libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bob Travica

    1999-01-01

    The virtual library is presently being investigated across disciplines, often with a strong technological emphasis. The present study takes an organizational approach by placing the virtual library in the context of the academic library, and focusing on opinions of the library directors concerning the virtual library. The problem investigated refers to the propensity of academic libraries to become organized as

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

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    Sutlieff, Lisa; Chelin, Jackie

    2010-01-01

    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…

  7. Controlling access to the Internet in UK public libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jonathan Willson; Tony Oulton

    2000-01-01

    Policies and practices of UK public libraries in providing access to Internet services are reviewed. Results of a questionnaire survey conducted as part of the Library and Information Commission funded PuPPS (public places, private spaces) scoping study of privacy, anonymity and confidentiality in public libraries, are reported. Ninety-six per cent of respondents indicated that they had Internet facilities for the

  8. Library Services www.qub.ac.uk/lib

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    ;Biomedical Library, Borrower Services BA 09/12 The online catalogue, QCat Discover, gives details be accessed by using the terminals in the library, or from the web at http://library.qub.ac.uk/qcat Borrowing quote the barcode number on their card. Use the My Account facility on QCat Discover or Queens Online

  9. Developing Multiculturalism in Academic Libraries.

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    Helms, Cynthia Mae

    The strong emphasis of technology is slowly diminishing the importance of the human element in libraries. The current changes in population demand cultural sensitivity training in all walks of life. Libraries and librarians have a role to play. They need to cope with the multicultural environment by understanding the basics of multiculturalism and…

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

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    Barton, Geoffrey J.

    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

  11. Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation.

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    Trochim, Mary Kane

    Information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking is presented in this report, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in academic libraries, and the major events in…

  12. Restructuring Revisited: Changing Academic Structures in UK Universities

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    Hogan, John

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Bibliographic Instruction Trends in Canadian Academic Libraries.

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    Julien, Heidi; Leckie, Gloria J.

    1997-01-01

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

  14. The Future of Reading and Academic Libraries

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    Durant, David M.; Horava, Tony

    2015-01-01

    The e-book is raising fundamental questions around the dynamics and habits of reading; the role of books in the academic library; and the role of librarians in addressing new realities of reading and learning. Print and digital texts foster different styles of reading and different ways of thinking and doing research. This paper examines…

  15. Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries

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    Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

    2007-01-01

    The authors recount experiences of the variety of problems and issues involved in providing access to electronic journals in a large academic library. The paper excludes concerns emanating from decisions to subscribe to aggregations such as those produced by vendors like EBSCO, but concentrates on scholarly journals ordered individually, or as…

  16. Electronic Resources (ER) Management in the Academic Library

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    Stephen C. Boss; Lawrence O. Schmidt

    2008-01-01

    Academic Libraries, like all types of libraries, are in transition as they move from books on shelves to bytes on computers. Academic libraries, limited by space and staff to cover their hours of operation, have created 24-hour, digital information commons. The librarian focus on the millennial undergraduate features a virtual library that highlights extensive software suites and modules with computers

  17. Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.

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    Constantinou, Constantia

    1998-01-01

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

  18. Towards the Hybrid Library: Developments in UK Higher Education.

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    Rusbridge, Chris; Royan, Bruce

    This paper outlines the efforts of the United Kingdom (UK) Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to help UK higher education institutions deal with the growing diversity of information resources. These efforts are based on two strands: the Electronic Libraries Program and the development of the JISC collections. These strands are now coming…

  19. Library Services www.qub.ac.uk/lib

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    , clinical psychology, allied health and health administration & management. The online catalogue, QCat or on the web at http://library.qub.ac.uk/qcat #12;Medical and HSC Library, Borrower Services AMcI 09/12 Users by another user. Heavily used items are restricted to 1 week. Use the My Account facility on QCat Discover

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

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    Rachel Spacey; Anne Goulding; Ian Murray

    2003-01-01

    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

  1. Ebooks in the Academic Library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jackie Dowdy

    E-books are in the news-new developments, new companies, new mergers, and new technology. The Association of American Publishers predicts that in five years, 28 million people will be using electronic devices to read books. Microsoft predicts that during the next year over 1 million ebooks will be available. (Peek 46,48) Just what does this mean to libraries, in particular, what

  2. Academia: A Online Magazine and Resource for Academic Libraries

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

  3. THE CORRELATION BETWEEN LIBRARY & INFORMATION EDUCATION AND OUTSOURCING IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

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    SHO SATO; HIROSHI ITSUMURA

    Introduction. In recent years, academic libraries in Japan have increasingly been outsourcing functions. Authors have revealed regional differences in the state of outsourcing in academic libraries in former research. We wanted to determine if these differences were due to regional differences in library & information education so we tested this hypothesis. Method. The authors sent a questionnaire to 704 academic

  4. LIBRARY COMMITTEE BERKELEY DIVISION of the ACADEMIC SENATE

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    California at Berkeley, University of

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

  5. Excellence in Academic Libraries: Recognizing It

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    Larry Hardesty

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

  6. Faculty's Participation in Book Selection in Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Lin

    The selection and acquisition of library materials have always been one of daily tasks of academic librarians. Since 1980s faculty have increasingly been getting involved in the process of book selection. The purpose of this study is to review the roles of faculty and academic librarians in the development of academic library collections. Conflict and collaboration both exist between faculty

  7. The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation.

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    Budd, John M.

    Examining the academic library within a contextual framework (of colleges, universities, and U.S. society), this book provides an analysis of the institution's content and function. The work emphasizes the structure, organization, decision making, and operations of academic libraries. The history, organization, and cultures of the academic

  8. A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies

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    Barbara A. Blummer

    2007-01-01

    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

  9. Academic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario

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    Preeti Mahajan

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses the role of academic libraries in the education system in India and the changes brought out with the impact of Information technology in academic libraries in India, with an emphasis on the role of the UGC and various networks. The need for resource sharing through consortia is highlighted, with the aim of enhancing resources for university libraries.

  10. The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future

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    Laurie A. MacWhinnie

    2003-01-01

    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

  11. Just Advanced Librarianship: The Role of Academic Libraries as Publishers

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    Harboe-Ree, Cathrine

    2007-01-01

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

  12. Controversies, Collections, and the Academic Library's Educational Role.

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    Varner, Carroll

    This examination of the issue of intellectual freedom in academic libraries provides examples of recent controversies, and argues that the library's response to such controversies provides an opportunity to emphasize its educational role. It is noted that academic libraries are full of controversial materials, and that this is necessary if the…

  13. Designing Search: Effective Search Interfaces for Academic Library Web Sites

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    Teague-Rector, Susan; Ghaphery, Jimmy

    2008-01-01

    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…

  14. Learner support in UK public libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rachel Spacey; Anne Goulding

    2004-01-01

    Purpose. To convey the initial findings of Biblio.for.mEDA, an EU project exploring lifelong learning provision for adults in public libraries set in the context of a literature review regarding support for learners in public libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach. A total of 20 public library authorities in England agreed to participate in a survey of the resources, support and staffing to facilitate lifelong

  15. Socioeconomic features of UK public library users

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    Margaret Hawkins; Anne Morris; John Sumsion

    2001-01-01

    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

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

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    Mann, Thomas W., Jr.; And Others

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

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

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    Drake, Paul B.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Kornelija Petr Balog

    2009-01-01

    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

  19. North Dakota Academic Library Statistics; July 1973 through June 1974.

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    North Dakota Library Notes, 1975

    1975-01-01

    The bulk of this volume is comprised of the statistical report forms submitted to the state library by all of the academic libraries in the state of North Dakota. The data presented for each library includes: print resources (books, documents, serials, and microforms); audiovisual holdings; collection use in terms of in-library usage, circulation,…

  20. Economic Value of Public Libraries in the UK

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    Anne Morris; John Sumsion; Margaret Hawkins

    2002-01-01

    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

  1. The Undergraduate Prospectus as a Marketing Tool for Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Brown; Barbara Sen

    2010-01-01

    There is widespread use of the undergraduate prospectus as a decision-making tool for prospective university students. Surveys have examined factors that affect student decision-making; none have specifically examined the use of the prospectus as a marketing tool for academic libraries. This study aimed to examine the usefulness of the prospectus as a marketing tool for academic libraries. A content analysis

  2. The Post-petroleum Future of Academic Libraries

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    Thomas E. Hecker

    2007-01-01

    Most visions of the future of academic libraries are based on the cornucopian model, that economic growth and technical innovation will continue unabated. An assessment of the future based on the ecological model, taking into account oil depletion, reveals that economic contraction and the abandonment of unsupportable technologies is the more likely scenario. The role of academic libraries may change

  3. The future of academic libraries: changing formats and changing delivery

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patricia A. Wood; James H. Walther

    2000-01-01

    Time is of the essence for librarians to review the pace of change occurring within higher education and how information will be provided in academic libraries to their vastly changing student population. The integration of technology in higher education has an impact on academic libraries in two direct ways: changing material formats and the scholarly communication options; and changing how

  4. Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries

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    Karen Lawson; Daniel Coffey

    2002-01-01

    Professionals in academe today are faced with an ever-increasing number of technological advances, and few feel the effects of these changes more than library professionals. With each change comes a new vocabulary that has the potential to cause communication rifts between departments in academic libraries. Through a comprehensive literature review and a selective survey of administrators of information technology, public

  5. In Support of Reading: Reading Outreach Programs at Academic Libraries

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    Mardi Mahaffy

    2009-01-01

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

  6. An Analysis of Academic Library Web Pages for Faculty

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    Gardner, Susan J.; Juricek, John Eric; Xu, F. Grace

    2008-01-01

    Web sites are increasingly used by academic libraries to promote key services and collections to teaching faculty. This study analyzes the content, location, language, and technological features of fifty-four academic library Web pages designed especially for faculty to expose patterns in the development of these pages.

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

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    Raschke, Gregory K.

    2003-01-01

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

  8. Fifty "Best" Database and File Management Packages for Academic Libraries.

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    Garten, Edward D.

    1985-01-01

    Lists computer programs selected on basis of following criteria: (1) applicability or easy adaptability to academic or research library environment; (2) operative on three microcomputer brands found in academic and research libraries; (3) good or excellent reviews appearing in software magazines; (4) price ranging from $50-$350. Vendor addresses…

  9. Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. Third Edition.

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    Leighton, Philip D.; Weber, David C.

    This book presents the processes involved in planning, programming, designing, and constructing academic library buildings. Chapters are arranged by topic in the general chronological order in which most projects proceed. Although this volume is concerned with the planning of academic libraries, there are many similarities with the planning of…

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

  11. The cost of library services: Activity-based costing in an Australian academic library

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    Jennifer Ellis-Newman; Peter Robinson

    1998-01-01

    Activity-based costing (ABC) is a new costing method rapidly gaining favor over traditional costing systems. This article discusses the benefits of ABC to library managers and describes the steps involved in implementing ABC in an academic library.

  12. Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services

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    Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

    2004-01-01

    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…

  13. Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building

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    Fister, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    As higher education confronts shortages in hungry times, will officials who previously viewed the library as a sacred cow think it's time for a barbecue? Don't light the charcoal yet. Interviews with chief academic officers and an online survey taken by over 130 leaders in academic affairs yield surprising results. It's no secret that academic

  14. Prospects of GSM technology for academic library services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Olayinka Catherine Fatoki

    2005-01-01

    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

  15. Sustainability Challenge for Academic Libraries: Planning for the Future

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    Jankowska, Maria Anna; Marcum, James W.

    2010-01-01

    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'…

  16. Transferring Skills, Transferring Students: A Call To Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John C. Phillips; Thomas A. Atwood

    2010-01-01

    The growing number of transfer students on college and university campuses presents a challenge to academic libraries. For years, these libraries have taught students information literacy skills to enhance their abilities to locate, evaluate, and use information in order to be successful students as well as lifelong learners. At many libraries, both direct from high school and transfer students are

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

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    Segal, Judith

    1991-01-01

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

  18. U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

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    OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most academic library staff: (1) Consider licensed e-collections to be a top priority; (2)…

  19. Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries.

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    Coffey, Daniel; Lawson, Karen

    2002-01-01

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

  20. Directory of Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia.

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    Newins, Nancy, Ed.

    In January 1989, the Library Instruction Forum of the Virginia Library Association sent a two-page questionnaire to each of the 82 academic libraries in Virginia to obtain information on current bibliographic instruction activities within the state. Designed to encourage cooperative development of new instructional programs and techniques and…

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

    PubMed

    Tooey, Mary Joan M J; Arnold, Gretchen N

    2014-10-01

    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

  3. 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

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    O'Mahony, Donal E.

    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

  4. Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sujin Butdisuwan

    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

  5. Good Fences Make Bad Libraries: Rethinking Binary Constructions of Employment in Academic Libraries

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    Jones, Phillip J.; Stivers, James

    2004-01-01

    Academic libraries segregate their personnel into professional and supportive categories almost exclusively on the basis of the American Library Association's (ALA) accredited master's degree. This article surveys the professional discourses of academic librarians and adopts a critical theory methodology to critique this practice. The authors…

  6. 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.

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

    2003-01-01

    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…

  7. Library Automation, Networking, and Other Online and New Technology Costs in Academic Libraries.

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    Pastine, Maureen; Kacena, Carolyn

    1994-01-01

    Presents budgeting requirements that are needed to meet the electronic library needs in small- and medium-sized academic libraries based on library automation activities at Southern Methodist University (Texas) and a review of the literature. Highlights include cooperative ventures; fund raising; personnel needs; benefits of automation; strategic…

  8. Tablets: A Survey of Circulation Policies at Academic Libraries

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    Derr, Janice; Tolppanen, Bradley P.

    2015-01-01

    This article presents the results of a Web-based survey regarding the circulation of tablets in academic libraries. The survey, which was completed by 61 respondents, identifies the most common circulation policies and procedures used. These results will help other academic institutions develop their own policy or update existing ones. Areas of…

  9. Popular Culture: A New Frontier for Academic Libraries.

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    Wiegand, Wayne A.

    1979-01-01

    Argues that the study and preservation of popular culture would lead to better understanding of the American people but that these cultural patterns have been largely ignored by the academic community. Four steps are outlined to facilitate the collection of popular culture materials by academic libraries. (CWM)

  10. Ereaders in Academic Libraries--A Literature Review

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    Tees, Tracy

    2010-01-01

    This literature review describes the experiences of universities in their use of ereaders as textbook replacements and of academic libraries and their lending of ereaders. Information gained from this review will inform Southern Cross University (SCU) Library's forthcoming Ereader Project, which will trial the lending of ereaders as leisure…

  11. Quality metrics in academic libraries: Striving for excellence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Leoné Tiemensma

    2009-01-01

    Quality in academic libraries is a multi-dimensional construct. Quality management and quality assurance is part of measuring performance excellence. Libraries are services. To improve service quality, stakeholders' needs and expectations should be monitored and measured, shortfalls should be identified and addressed. Some basic principles are common to all measurements, but quality metrics will focus on the unique nature and factors

  12. Customer service for academic library users on the web

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kiran Kaur; Diljit Singh

    2011-01-01

    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

  13. Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa

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    Kwabena Sekyere

    2011-01-01

    As technology continues to advance, libraries in Europe and America continue to improve upon their virtual reference services by employing new Web technologies and applying them to existing services. West African academic libraries have begun providing resources electronically to their users but still typically lag behind in the services they offer. This research investigated virtual reference services offered by 79

  14. Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page

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    McHale, Nina

    2008-01-01

    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…

  15. Building a Dental Sciences Collection in a General Academic Library

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    Stowers, Eva; Galbraith, Gillian

    2004-01-01

    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…

  16. A Statistical Study of Online Searches in an Academic Library.

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    Siddiqui, Moid A.

    1996-01-01

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

  17. Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection

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    Levine-Clark, Michael

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Huang, Hong-Wei

    2000-01-01

    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;…

  19. Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa

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    Sekyere, Kwabena

    2011-01-01

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

  20. Creating an Academic Library for the Twenty-First Century

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    Barclay, Donald A.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  1. Developing a Content Strategy for an Academic Library Website

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    Blakiston, Rebecca

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Who Benefits? Unionization and Academic Libraries and Librarians

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    Applegate, Rachel

    2009-01-01

    Advocates of unions frequently argue that unionization results in benefits for libraries in general and for librarians. Previous data to support this position have been scattered, incomplete, and inconclusive. This study analyzes data on 1,904 academic libraries, 334 unionized, to explore whether there is a relationship between a librarian-union…

  3. Are Electronic Serials Helping or Hindering Academic Libraries?

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    Wallenius, Leila I. T.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie

    2014-01-01

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

  5. Operation of service quality system in academic libraries: A case study of Wuhan University of Technology Library

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    Pan Juying

    2011-01-01

    Providing readers with high quality information services is a forever subject for an academic library.Enhancing Total Quality Management in the academic library is not only the inevitable requirements of the era development , but also the urgent needs of scientific management of academic libraries.Using methods of document analysis and case study, this paper presents the operation of service quality system,

  6. Guidelines for Audiovisual Services in Academic Libraries.

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    Johnson, Margaret Ann; And Others

    1987-01-01

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

  7. Academic Libraries in the Digital Revolution.

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    Bazillion, Richard J.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses how libraries today are re-thinking their entire educational mission in response to changes such as laptops, connectivity, Web-enhanced learning, and portable computing. Libraries are now designed to integrate new technologies that allow digital resources to supplement and expand the library's traditional print holdings and to help…

  8. Uncovering Meaningful Correlation between Student Academic Performance and Library Material Usage

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    Wong, Shun Han Rebekah; Webb, T. D.

    2011-01-01

    Academic libraries must demonstrate empirically that library usage does contribute positively to student academic performance and, thereby, to the university's effectiveness. While customary academic library assessment practices may not be sufficient for this purpose, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library undertook an experimental…

  9. Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library

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    Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…

  10. 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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    Strathclyde, University of

    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

  11. Library on the Go: A Focus Group Study of the Mobile Web and the Academic Library

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    Seeholzer, Jamie; Salem, Joseph A., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    This study explores student use of the mobile Web in general and expectations for an academic library's mobile Web site in particular through focus groups with students at Kent State University. Participants expressed more interest in using their mobile Web device to interact with library resources and services than anticipated. Results showed an…

  12. Libraries with a Future: How Are Academic Library Usage and Green Demands Changing Building Designs?

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    Loder, Michael Wescott

    2010-01-01

    Support for the modular system of building construction, touted in the second half of the 20th century as the best basis for academic library building design, appears to be waning. A study of "green" libraries in 2008 revealed that not only has energy conservation become important, but that spaces designed for users rather than books…

  13. Academic libraries in the information society

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sheila Corrall

    1995-01-01

    The way that higher education library services are viewed, planned and managed must change radically if they are to survive and thrive in the future. Advances in technology, economic and political pressures, and socio-demographic factors have combined to create an environment posing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. The Joint Funding Councils? Libraries Review has highlighted the need for stronger management and

  14. Change and conflict in the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Catherine Edwards; Graham Walton

    2000-01-01

    It has been observed that “the libraries of colleges and universities are changing faster than their respective parent institutions. Essentially everything in and around the library is changing: services, technologies, organizational constructs, ownership and access policies, values and most of the rest” (Riggs, 1997). Invariably this intensity of change will cause conflict on different scales and levels and have serious

  15. Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience

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    Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

    2012-01-01

    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,…

  16. Today's Vibrant, Far from Deserted, Academic Libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lynn Scott Cochrane

    2002-01-01

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

  17. A comparison of academic libraries: an analysis

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    Harris Jr., Frederick C.

    of presentations to groups, offered greater numbers of public service hours, and had greater numbers of staffed service points. Research limitations/implications ­ The metrics chosen as a measure of library performance Introduction Data comparisons among libraries can provide valuable information for making choices regarding

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

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    Feret, Blazej; Marcinek, Marzena

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

  19. Academic libraries and collection development implications for grey literature

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    Julia M. Gelfand

    1997-01-01

    The proliferation of grey literature in all subject areas poses great challenges, concerns and responsibilities for libraries.\\u000a This article examines the major issues most germane to the acquisition and collection development aspects of grey literature\\u000a and providing access to it in library collections. With increasing academic and scholarly value placed in the grey literature\\u000a as an original and primary source

  20. The Library is Dead, Long Live the Library! The Practice of Academic Librarianship and the Digital Revolution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lyman Ross; Pongracz Sennyey

    2008-01-01

    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 academic librarianship. The authors challenge these assumptions, and

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

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    Locke, William; Bennion, Alice

    2010-01-01

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

  2. An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Academic Library Work Experience and Perceptions of Leadership Skill Development Relevant to Academic Library Directorship

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    Harris-Keith, Colleen Susan

    2015-01-01

    Though research into academic library director leadership has established leadership skills and qualities required for success, little research has been done to establish where in their career library directors were most likely to acquire those skills and qualities. This research project surveyed academic library directors at Carnegie-designated…

  3. Use of Academic Libraries by High School Students: Implications for Research

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    Kathleen W. Craver

    1987-01-01

    This article presents a comprehensive review of the literature concerning use of academic libraries by high school students. Three types of literature are identified: (1) descriptive articles delineating either the problems or benefits related to the use of academic libraries by high school students: (2) research studies examining particular aspects of high school students' use of academic libraries; and (3)

  4. External Reporting Lines of Academic Special Libraries: A Health Sciences Case Study

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    Buhler, Amy G.; Ferree, Nita; Cataldo, Tara T.; Tennant, Michele R.

    2010-01-01

    Very little literature exists on the nature of external reporting lines and funding structures of academic special libraries. This study focuses on academic health sciences libraries. The authors analyze information gathered from statistics published by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) from 1977 through 2007; an…

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

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    Dubnjakovic, Ana

    2012-01-01

    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…

  6. Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries

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    Cohen, Cynthia M.; Cheney, Liz; Duong, Khue; Lea, Ben; Unno, Zoe Pettway

    2015-01-01

    Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing opportunities for nonexpert volunteers to contribute to and become personally invested in rigorous scientific research. Academic libraries, aiming to promote and provide tools and resources to master scientific and information literacy, can support these efforts. While few examples…

  7. Factors affecting customer relationship management practices in Thai academic libraries

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    Piyawan Siriprasoetsin; Kulthida Tuamsuk; Cholabhat Vongprasert

    This study investigates and analyzes the factors affecting customer relationship management (CRM) practices in Thai academic libraries. The research conceptual framework focuses on factors affecting CRM practices was developed using Combe (2004)’s study on assessing CRM strategies. Mixed methods, qualitative, and quantitative approaches were used as a research methodology. Data was collected by using the interview and survey techniques with

  8. The case for chick lit in academic libraries

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    Stephanie Davis-Kahl

    2008-01-01

    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.

  9. Video-Based Information Systems in Academic Library Media Centers

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    GEORGE L. ABBOTT

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

  10. Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers

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    Scott Walter

    2005-01-01

    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

  11. Collection Development Strategies for Academic and Research Libraries.

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    Rader, Hannelore B., Ed.

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

  12. Job Satisfaction among Support Staff in Twelve Ohio Academic Libraries.

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    Parmer, Coleen; East, Dennis

    1993-01-01

    Discusses previous job satisfaction research and reports a study of job satisfaction among Ohio academic library support staff using Paul E. Spector's Job Satisfaction Survey. The 434 responses indicate general satisfaction, with greater satisfaction among females, among those who work in public services, have less experience, or who work…

  13. An Interlibrary Loan Network Among Academic Libraries of Saudi Arabia.

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    Siddiqui, Moid Ahmad

    1996-01-01

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

  14. Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library

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    Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

    2004-01-01

    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

  15. How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool

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    Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  16. East Asian Collections and Organizational Transformation in Academic Libraries.

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    Kamada, Hitoshi

    2002-01-01

    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…

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

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    McGillis, Louise; Toms, Elaine G.

    2001-01-01

    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…

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

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    Foley, Marianne

    2002-01-01

    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…

  19. Academic Library Literature, 1981-1984: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography.

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    Dolak, Frank J.

    This annotated bibliography provides citations for selected English language journal articles and books that stress and address general, broad concerns of the academic library. Following citations of two bibliographies, the citations are presented in six general categories: (l) budgeting (12 titles); (2) decision making (9 titles); (3) directing…

  20. Supervisory Rotation: Impact on an Academic Library Reference Staff.

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    Perdue, Bob; Piotrowski, Chris

    The results of a managerial rotation program in a medium-sized academic library reference department are presented. After meeting certain minimal eligibility requirements, librarians in this department take turns on a 2-year cycle serving as head of the department. This case study is used as a model to assess both the advantages and disadvantages…

  1. Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction

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    Vinopal, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    In highly dynamic, service-oriented environments like academic libraries, much staff time is spent on initiatives to implement new products and services to meet users' evolving needs. Yet even in an environment where a sound project management process is applied, if we're not properly planning, managing, and controlling the organization's work in…

  2. Forging inroads between libraries and academic, multicultural and student services

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    Emily Love; Margaret B. Edwards

    2009-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the prospects and benefits of collaborating with student services organizations in order to integrate information literacy and instruction services into pre-existing academic programs and services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper begins with a literature review of recent library collaborations with student services areas such as international student centers, study abroad, multicultural

  3. What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?

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    Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

    2009-01-01

    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

  4. Foreign LIS degrees in contemporary US academic libraries

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

    2010-01-01

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

  5. Copyright and the Need for Academic Libraries To Educate Patrons.

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    Bay, Mark T.

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

  6. Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution

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    Green, Ravonne A.

    2009-01-01

    Legal issues have increasingly come to the forefront in academic libraries in recent years. Most of these issues involve The Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 (1973) or Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), complaints related to discriminatory practices with regard to accommodations or assistive technologies. This article provides a brief synopsis…

  7. Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution

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    Ravonne A. Green

    2009-01-01

    Legal issues have increasingly come to the forefront in academic libraries in recent years. Most of these issues involve The Rehabilitation Act, Section 504 (1973) or Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), complaints related to discriminatory practices with regard to accommodations or assistive technologies. This article provides a brief synopsis of the particular clauses within the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

  8. The E-Book Lifestyle: An Academic Library Perspective

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    Julie Shen

    2010-01-01

    This case study describes an academic library's experiences in managing e-book collections amidst escalating expectations from users. A survey of student habits and attitudes reveals a steadily growing readiness to access e-books via handheld devices. Faculty use of e-books is also increasing. Current developments in the mobile technology market are addressed alongside issues of content, format, and marketing.

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

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    Miller, Kelly E.

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. The Unintended Revolution in Academic Libraries: 1939 to 1989 and Beyond.

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    Moran, Barbara B.

    1989-01-01

    Traces the development of academic librarianship from 1939 to the present. Specific areas discussed include the revolution in higher education, library collections, library budgets, organizational patterns, library buildings, staff, and services. The impact of technology on higher education and academic libraries is discussed and possible future…

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

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    Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

    2010-11-15

    DIY for Course Reserves: A Student-Driven Service in an Academic Library Jared Hoppenfeld Assistant Professor Texas A&M University Libraries Wendi Arant Kaspar Associate Professor Texas A&M University Libraries Page 2 of 15 DIY...

  12. Technology and Privacy in the Academic Library.

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    Fifarek, Aimee

    2002-01-01

    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)

  13. Survey of Web Developers in Academic Libraries

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    Connell, Ruth Sara

    2008-01-01

    A survey was sent to library Web designers from randomly selected institutions to determine the background, tools, and methods used by those designers. Results, grouped by Carnegie classification type, indicated that larger schools were not necessarily working with more resources or more advanced levels of technology than other institutions.

  14. Information and Referral in the Academic Library

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    Teresa L. Demo; Charles R. McClure

    1988-01-01

    Information and referral (I & R), since its introduction as a concept of library service in the late 1960s, has received wthied eim apttoerntatinocne Ionf tIh e& pRu balisc a l ivbiraab ? e' sceotnticnegp.t Soifm aiclaard ermeciocg rneifteiorenn coef service has not occurred. Reasons for this may be linked to an attitude that \\

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Ann Mcluckie

    2005-01-01

    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

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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.…

  18. Writing Center and Library Collaboration: A Telephone Survey of Academic Libraries

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    Lily Todorinova

    2010-01-01

    Writing and researching are highly interrelated processes and there is much overlap between the goals and responsibilities of writing center staff and librarians. There is little evidence, however, that partnership between writing centers and libraries has been instituted as standard practice in academic institutions. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to explore the current state of the relationship between

  19. Brick & Click Libraries: An Academic Library Conference (14th, Maryville, Missouri, November 7, 2014)

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

    2014-01-01

    Eighteen scholarly papers and twelve abstracts comprise the content of the fourteenth 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.…

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

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    Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Faculty and Staff Use of Academic Library Resources and Services: A University of Iowa Libraries' Perspective.

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    Washington-Hoagland, Carlette; Clougherty, Leo

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the effects of reductions in federal funding on academic libraries and describes the development and implementation of a faculty and staff needs assessment at the University of Iowa that identified what resources and services are used for research, teaching, study, and work so plans can be made for the future. (Author/LRW)

  2. Innovative System and Generation of Management and Operation Statistics for Decision Making in Academic Libraries - the Case of the University of Botswana Library

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    Reason Baathuli Nfila

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by academic libraries has greatly transformed the generation of management information for decision making. Library automation has provided decision support systems that enable academic libraries to collect and generate statistics that can easily be analyzed to inform management decisions. Based on computer generated statistical data, academic libraries can have readily reports with

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

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    Wang, Zhonghong

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Ross, Lyman; Sennyey, Pongracz

    2008-01-01

    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…

  5. An Evaluation of the New Opportunities Fund ICT Training Programme for Public Library Staff, UK

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    Rachel E Spacey

    Public library staff in the UK are being trained on an unprecedented scale. The ICT Training Programme for Public Library Staff is financed by the New Opportunities Fund (NOF) and aims to equip staff with the ICT skills essential to assist the public. The programme consists of eight outcomes and aims to develop competence with ICT, including the Internet. This

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

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    David McMenemy

    2008-01-01

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

  7. Family learning services in UK public libraries: an investigation of current provision and ongoing development

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    Wendy Kirk; David McMenemy; Alan Poulter

    2004-01-01

    Family learning is now acknowledged by both government and non-government bodies as being an important aspect of lifelong learning. It is of direct relevance to public libraries, yet little information is available about the specific role the public library can play. The main aim of the paper is to investigate the levels and types of current provision in UK public

  8. Using business process modelling to examine academic library activities for periodicals

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    Dina Tbaishat

    2010-01-01

    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

  9. Perceptions of Canadian Provosts on the Institutional Role of Academic Libraries

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    Robertson, Mark

    2015-01-01

    This study examines perceptions of provosts from Canadian research-intensive universities regarding their institution's academic libraries. Interviews conducted with nine provosts explored how they perceive academic libraries in terms of alignment with institutional mission, how they envision the future of their libraries, and what they interpret…

  10. Academic Libraries, Fee-Based Information Services, and the Business Community.

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    Ernest, Douglas J.

    1993-01-01

    Discussion of the use of academic libraries by external users focuses on a study that investigated how libraries deal with local business people as external users. Literature on external access to academic libraries is reviewed, and fee-based information services are considered. (42 references) (LRW)

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

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    Cain, Mark E.

    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,…

  12. The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications

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    Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

    2009-01-01

    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.)

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.

    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…

  15. Righting the academic paper : A collaboration between library services and the writing centre in a Canadian academic setting

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    Norma Estela Palomino; Paula Ferreira Gouveia

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – This paper seeks to report on the successful collaboration in an academic learning commons environment, established collaboratively between the University of Guelph and Humber College, where library reference and writing center support services are integrated and therefore model student behaviour when writing academic papers. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – After examining previous collaborative efforts between libraries and writing centres, this paper

  16. The impact of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity on academic achievement in UK university students

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    Debbie J. Pope

    2010-01-01

    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 (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) in 464 undergraduate psychology students across two year cohorts.

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

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    Pope, Debbie J.

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2005-01-01

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

  20. Lib-Value: Values, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries, Phase III: ROI of the Syracuse University Library

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    Kingma, Bruce; McClure, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    This study measures the return on investment (ROI) of the Syracuse University library. Faculty and students at Syracuse University were surveyed using contingent valuation methodology to measure their willingness to pay in time and money for the services of the academic library. Their travel time and use of the online library was measured to…

  1. Supporting Local Data Users in the UK Academic Community 

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    MacDonald, Stuart; Martinez-Uribe, Luis

    This article will report on existing local data support infrastructures within the UK tertiary education community. It will discuss briefly early methods and traditions of data collection within UK territories. In addition ...

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Sheila Kasperek; Erin Dorney; Beth Williams; Michael O’Brien

    2011-01-01

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

  4. Programming New Learning Spaces: The Changing Nature of Academic Library Buildings

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    H. Lea Wells; Jordan M. Scepanski

    \\u000a Greater attention to student and faculty expectations and the impact of technology on library and information operations are\\u000a combining to significantly alter library physical facilities and programming. Academic institutions undertaking new library\\u000a construction or renovating older buildings are rethinking how library space is used and configured. Alliances and partnerships\\u000a among a variety of academic and support units are resulting in

  5. Towards the Hybrid Library: Developments in UK Higher Education 

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    Rusbridge, Chris

    The real world in which information professionals struggle to provide high quality services is not the simple world of most so-called "digital library" services, but rather is characterised by complexity and diversity in ...

  6. A Strateev for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century

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    David W. Lewis

    The wide application of digital technologies to scholarly communications has disrupted the model of academic library service that has been in place for the past century. Given the new Internet tools and the explosive growth of digital content available on the Web, it is now not entirely clear what an academic library should be. This article is an attempt to

  7. Views on Enhancing the Academic Library's Information Service for Decision Support

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    LIU Ya; WANG Yan

    The advancement of science and technology as well as the development of our society demand that the academic library should provide better services for its clients now. Information Service for Decision Support (ISDS) oriented to meet individual requirements is thus an important way to improve the quality of the academic library's services and sustain its values. On the basis of

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

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    Anastassia Khouri

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

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Letnikova, Galina

    2008-01-01

    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…

  11. Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries

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    Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

    2004-01-01

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

  12. CSULB LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPUTER USE AND ACCESS STATEMENT

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    CSULB LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SERVICES COMPUTER USE AND ACCESS STATEMENT 2007 In pursuit of teaching, research, and scholarly/creative production, CSULB Library and Academic Technology Services. Users must be prepared to show appropriate ID2 as requested by LATS personnel or University Police

  13. Emerging Personnel Requirements in Academic Libraries as Reflected in Recent Position Announcements.

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    Block, David

    This study of the personnel requirements and hiring patterns of academic libraries draws on data collected from academic library position announcements issued nationwide during the fourth quarter of 1980. Data on 224 announcements were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, and the resulting statistics are interpreted as a…

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

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    Darch, Colin; Underwood, Peter G.

    1999-01-01

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

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

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    Nina McHale

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Baird, Lynn N.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  17. Academic Libraries and Affirmative Action: Approaching Cultural Diversity in the 1990s.

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    Glaviano, Cliff; Lam, R. Errol

    1990-01-01

    Discusses affirmative action strategies in academic libraries that have attempted to improve the percentage of minorities in librarianship. The importance of stressing the value of greater cultural diversity within the academic library is discussed, and specific tools that can be used to increase the number of minorities are described. (39…

  18. A Feasibility Study of the Outsourcing of Cataloging in the Academic Libraries.

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    Jiang, Diana

    1998-01-01

    Focuses on the practical aspects of outsourcing cataloging in academic libraries. Factors examined include reasons for outsourcing, materials that are outsourced, and advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. Concludes that although outsourcing is not a prevailing trend in the academic libraries, it is a viable option if carefully planned and…

  19. Unlocking the Mystery: What Academic Library Search Committees Look for in Filling Faculty Positions

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    Zhonghong Wang; Charles Guarria

    2009-01-01

    Employee recruitment and retention are keys to the overall success of academic libraries, library administrators, and search committees face challenges when filling new and vacant faculty positions. This article presents and discusses the findings of a survey on hiring in an academic setting, including subjects such as staffing, criteria for hiring, how search committees evaluate candidates, and length of the

  20. Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation. Executive Summary.

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    Trochim, Mary Kane

    This summary briefly outlines a separate report containing information on the growth of bibliographic utilities and academic library networking, as well as profiles of interlibrary loan activity at six academic libraries who are members or users of a major bibliographic utility. Applications of computer technology and network participation in…

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

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    Black, Alistair

    2011-01-01

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

  2. Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries

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    Bailey, Timothy P.; Scott, Amanda L.; Best, Rickey D.

    2015-01-01

    Academic libraries continue to face funding pressures compounded by the need to provide students with access to electronic resources, both in journal and book formats. With space constraints and the need to repurpose library space to other uses, libraries must carefully examine the move to e-only formats for books to determine if the format makes…

  3. The Academic Library and Student Retention and Graduation: An Exploratory Study

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    Crawford, Gregory A.

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed the relationships between variables of institutional expenses, library expenses, and library use and variables representing graduation and retention rates for colleges and universities. Using data drawn from the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System and the Academic Library Survey, institutions were compared by their…

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

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    Ellis-Newman, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Ashmore, Beth; Morris, Sara E.

    2002-01-01

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

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

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    Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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    Neal, James G.

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Kaser, Dick

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. A Hyperlink Analysis of U.S. Public and Academic Libraries' Web Sites

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    Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on patterns of links from and to the Web sites of 100 U.S. academic and public libraries with regard to the originating and targeted URL domain categories. Libraries, grouped into small and large by their collection size, were found to have numbers of inlinks proportional to their size, but public libraries, and particularly…

  11. Where there's a will, there's a way: fundraising for the academic library

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Samuel T. Huang

    2006-01-01

    Purpose – The key to a successful library development and fundraising program is a synergistic relationship between development professionals and librarians. The purpose of this paper is to investigate this relationship. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper focuses on the partnership in achieving the library mission and its fundraising goals. Findings – The study finds that raising funds for any academic library

  12. Academic Integrity and You 2013 -2014 University Libraries www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/academic-integrity

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    Gruner, Daniel S.

    Academic Integrity and You 2013 - 2014 University Libraries www.libKeldin Library's Information/Reference Desk Visit: umd.libanswers.com Contact a librarian: www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/specialists-subject Get an overview of citation systems at: www.lib.umd.edu/tl/guides/citing-styles MLA (Modern Languages

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

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    Douglas J. C. Grindlay; Anne Morris

    2004-01-01

    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

  14. Staff development planning in an academic health sciences library*

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    Hartman, Linda M.; Abromitis, Rebecca A.; Kuller, Alice B.; Epstein, Barbara A.

    2005-01-01

    Objective: A staff development committee (SDC) was convened to implement staff development opportunities for an academic health sciences library system comprised of three separate facilities. The charge for the SDC was to: (1) develop programs to enhance workplace skills and personal growth, (2) communicate the availability of existing programs at the university and medical center, and (3) encourage the staff to participate in these opportunities. Program: The committee created goals and objectives and developed a survey designed to give staff the opportunity to provide input for this initiative. With an 80% response rate, the survey results were used to plan 15 events based on staff needs and preferences. First-year attendance for SDC-sponsored events was 459. Committee members served as liaisons for each event. Two forms were developed to facilitate event planning. A monthly announcement sheet, email reminders, and the library's local area network are used to communicate upcoming SDC events and encourage attendance. Conclusion: This approach can serve as a useful model for similar program planning in any organization. PMID:15858631

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

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    Regazzi, John J.

    2012-01-01

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

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

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    Kinman, Gail

    2008-01-01

    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…

  17. Academic Library Service in the Republic of Burundi.

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    Seeds, Robert

    1993-01-01

    Describes library services and operations at the University of Burundi, including historical background, branch libraries, collection development, acquisitions, and library organization. An exchange program with Pennsylvania State University is explained, and existing constraints in Burundi are discussed, including inadequate facilities,…

  18. On Innovation of the Academic Library Services from the Information Service Equalization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mei Zhang

    \\u000a Information service equalization is an important component of public services equalization. It is one of the vital conditions\\u000a for achieving information service equalization to eliminate poverty, promote economic development and build a harmonious society.\\u000a Academic library is an important component of social information system, and it is the base of university and social infomationization.\\u000a Therefore, the academic library should base

  19. Items and Process Management of Libraries' Digital Information Service - A Case Study on Tsinghua University Library Homepage and Its Academic Information Resource Portal

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    Lin Yuan; Han Dong; Ran Zheng

    2011-01-01

    Purpose) We carry on a research to study the optimization of the items and process management of libraries' digital information service. (Method) By examining Tsinghua University Library Homepage and Academic Information Resource Portal from the perspective of items and process management of libraries' digital information service, authors analyze the status of items and process management of libraries' digital information service.

  20. @BristolUniLib bristol.ac.uk/library Chemistry Library floor plan

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    Bristol, University of

    for everyone, eating or drinking (with the exception of bottled water) in the library is not permitted; please of study places for quiet study A printer for use with the PCs Back issues of journals, including review-type

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

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    Bristol, University of

    and selected Past exam papers are available in the library. Audio- visual materials including DVDs will stamp each item you borrow with its return date. Further information about borrowing can be found

  2. @BristolUniLib bristol.ac.uk/library Queen's Building Library

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    Bristol, University of

    in the library only. These include examination papers, reference books with red confined labels, items in Special will always need it to borrow items. Staff at the Issue Desk will stamp each item you borrow with its return

  3. Nonprint Formats: A Survey of the Work and Its Challenges for the Cataloger in ARL Academic Libraries

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    Gayle Porter; Paul Bredderman

    1997-01-01

    Today's emphasis on developing nonprint-format collections in academic libraries mirrors advances in information technology. More new than old, these formats impact not only library planning, policy, and budgets, but also the training and the work of those who select, catalog, process, house, access, and circulate them. Results of this 33-item survey of nonprint catalogers in ARL academic libraries describe their

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

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    Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

    1999-01-01

    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

  5. Activity-based cost management in academic libraries - a project of the German Research Association

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    Klaus Ceynowa

    2000-01-01

    In the context of the introduction of global budgeting, business management methods of control are gaining increasing importance in the academic sphere. Cost bearers are expecting from the universities a significant increase in the cost transparency of ser-vice provision particularly in the structuring of a university cost accounting system. For the field of academic libraries the German Research Association has

  6. Planning and Implementing a 3D Printing Service in an Academic Library

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    Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Bennett, Denise Beaubien

    2014-01-01

    Initiating a 3D printing service in an academic library goes beyond justification of its value and gaining the necessary library and administrative support. Additional aspects such as policies, environmental safety, training, publicizing, maintenance, and scope of service must be considered. This article provides a guide to developing a 3D print…

  7. Bibliography of Use Surveys of Public and Academic Libraries. 1950 - Nov. 1970.

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    Atkin, Pauline

    1971-01-01

    Within the public, academic, and school libraries the use of specific types of materials was examined, for example, audio-visual, reference and bibliographic materials and different types of catalogs. The physical layout and arrangement of the libraries, and their influence on use and non-use was also considered. The factors inhibiting the use of…

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

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    Veeramani Marimuthu; Vinayagamoorthy Paraman

    2011-01-01

    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

  9. New Information Technology in Puerto Rican Academic Libraries: Potential and Barriers for its Implementation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Ortiz-Zapata; Debbie Ann Quintana

    1991-01-01

    Academic libraries in Master and Doctorate granting institutions were studied to identify current use and future implementation of E-Mail, FAX, Optical Technology, OPAC, and Microcomputers. Private and state institutions were surveyed via telephone or site visits. Library Directors, Key Staff members, and Automation Librarians' opinions on the potential and the barriers of new information technology for Puerto Rico were gathered.

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

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    Menchaca, Frank

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Amen, Kathleen L.

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

  12. Guide to Access: Government Documents. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 1.

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    Amen, Kathleen L.

    This document is the first of four in a series of guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publications since 1964. The guide describes the document collection in general, including the nature of the…

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

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    Ou, Carol

    2003-01-01

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

  14. Job Satisfaction of Librarians of African Descent Employed in ARL Academic Libraries.

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    Thornton, Joyce K.

    2000-01-01

    Examines job satisfaction of librarians of African descent employed at academic libraries who are members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Presents results of a three-part job satisfaction survey that identifies areas of satisfaction and dissatisfaction and discusses the need to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. (Contains 38…

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

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    Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Janssen, Avi

    2000-01-01

    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)

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

    2008-01-01

    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

  18. Factors Influencing Competence and Performance of Reference Librarians in Academic Libraries in Nigeria.

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    Omoniyi, Joseph O.

    2002-01-01

    Reports on research that focused on competence and performance of reference libraries in academic libraries in Nigeria. Includes recommendations for improving competence and performance, including the reference process; staffing and other resources; education for reference librarians; knowledge of modern technology; and emotional stability and…

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

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    Dubbeld, Catherine E.

    1991-01-01

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

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

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    Bailin, Kylie

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Shim, Wonsik; Kantor, Paul B.

    1998-01-01

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

  2. Analyses of Mentoring Expectations, Activities, and Support in Canadian Academic Libraries

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    Harrington, Marni R.; Marshall, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Mentoring expectations, activities, and support in Canadian college and university libraries were investigated by surveying 332 recent MLIS graduates, practicing academic librarians, and library administrators. Findings indicate that the presence of a mentoring program will help attract new librarians, retain them, and aid in restructuring efforts…

  3. The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning.

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    Kuh, George D.; Gonyea, Robert M.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the nature and value of undergraduate students' experiences with the academic library based on responses from more than 300,000 students between 1994 and 2002 to the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ). Highlights include demonstrating the library's educational value; information literacy; satisfaction with the college…

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

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    Edgar, William B.

    2006-01-01

    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.…

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

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    Ashcroft, Linda; McIvor, Stephanie

    2001-01-01

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

  6. Above and Beyond the Hospital Library Walls: Interdisciplinary Collaboration on an Academic Competition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Debra Rand; Raquel Fereres-Moskowitz; Barbara Sacks

    2009-01-01

    Hospital librarians can promote themselves and their libraries by collaborating with institutional departments on significant projects or programs beyond traditional library services that support the mission of their respective institutions. This article reports on one such project, the Annual Academic Competition, at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, now an integral part of the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System. Through

  7. How to Be Engaging: Recreational Reading and Readers' Advisory in the Academic Library

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    Nicholson, Heather

    2012-01-01

    While recreational reading material was once an integral part of the academic library collection and librarians were seen as guides in reading development for students, this has not been the case in the last 50 years. Fiscal constraints have forced library professionals to make choices so that leisure reading material has not been viewed as a high…

  8. Barbarians at the Gates: A Half-Century of Unaffiliated Users in Academic Libraries.

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    Courtney, Nancy

    2001-01-01

    Examines the literature on unaffiliated users' access to academic libraries since the 1950s, when post-war population shifts, emphasis on college-preparatory work at the high school level, and an increase in the college-educated population brought greater numbers of unaffiliated users into the library. (Contains 107 references.) (AEF)

  9. Use and Perception of an Academic Library. A Survey at the Australian National University.

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    Wood, Fiona

    Produced as part of a formal library review process, this publication reports the results of a 1981 survey of approximately 1000 undergraduates, postgraduates, and academic staff at the Australian National University (ANU) to determine their use of and satisfaction with facilities, materials, and services provided by ANU's library system. A high…

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

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    Fisher, Patricia A.

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

  11. Measuring the Book Circulation Use of a Small Academic Library Collection: A Manual.

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    Trochim, Mary Kane; And Others

    The process described in this manual is designed to help small academic libraries systematically study the use of their circulating book collections. Originally developed in 1980, the manual has been used successfully in several small college libraries, both with and without assistance from outside consultants. In most cases, the study can be…

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

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    Burns, C. Sean

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Baudino, Frank, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2003-01-01

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

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

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

    2008-01-01

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

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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    Oakleaf, Megan

    2011-01-01

    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,…

  20. Use of collaborative spaces in an academic library

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    Silver, Howard

    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 ...

  1. The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice

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    Lombard, Emmett

    2012-01-01

    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…

  2. Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Committee on Libraries

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    , 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

  3. No Phone Zone: Controlling Cell Phone Use in Academic Libraries

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    Heaton, Shelley; Master, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    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…

  4. ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2007-2008

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

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Communicating Mission: An Analysis of Academic Library Web Sites

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    Kuchi, Triveni

    2006-01-01

    As libraries experience changes in their environment, communicating to stakeholders about the changes as well as the library's mission, strategies, and responses to the changes is critical. Such communication serves well to inform how the change management integrates with the mission of the library so that stakeholders have a shared understanding…

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

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

    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)…

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

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    Choi, Youngok; Rasmussen, Edie

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Issues in the Articulation of "Impact": The Responses of UK Academics to "Impact" as a New Measure of Research Assessment

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    Watermeyer, Richard

    2014-01-01

    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…

  10. UK Student Academic Services Fall 2011-2012 Academic Ombud Services

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    Shen, Zhongwei

    behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombud is held in strict confidence. Academic and electronic career and job search resources. Chemistry Help Desk www.chemtutor.com/ The Chemistry Help Desk

  11. UK Student Academic Services Fall 2012-2013 Academic Ombud Services

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    Shen, Zhongwei

    behavior, and sexual harassment. Anything students tell the Ombudsman is held in strict confidence, the Katherine Kemper Career Library houses a wide variety of print and electronic career and job search

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

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    Axel Schmetzke; David Comeaux

    2009-01-01

    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

  13. The Academic Library in the Life of Undergraduate: An Investigation of Undergraduates' Academic Information Behaviors in the Digital Age

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    Rozaklis, Lillian

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation research investigated undergraduates' academic information behaviors in the modern digital age to identify their perspective on the role of the academic library in their academic life. The research examined usage of a broad range of information sources and means to access, selection criteria, and obstacles encountered during…

  14. Using blogs in academic libraries: versatile information platforms

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    Diane L. Schrecker

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of the paper was to provide an in-depth discussion of the poster session, Keep Blogging Along: Side by Side Library Blogs, presented at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 27, 2007. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Complete with each blog discussed is a distinction of purpose, basic elements of blog design including organizational labels and

  15. The Viability of Merging Three Academic Libraries in Worcester.

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    Kaser, David; Davis, Jinnie Y.

    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…

  16. Examining one model of ebooks for an academic library setting

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    Jane Garner; Lynne Horwood

    In late 2000, CAVAL Collaborative Solutions organised a consortial purchase of netLibrary for interested member institutions. Throughout 2001, netLibrary was examined by a number of working groups at the University of Melbourne. This paper presents findings that cover a range of issues: acquisition, collection content, functionality, disability access issues, ereserve and administrative issues.

  17. dbWiz: open source federated searching for academic libraries

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    Calvin Mah; Kevin Stranack

    2005-01-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

  19. [Use of cyber library and digital tools are crucial for academic surgeons].

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    Tomizawa, Yasuko

    2010-10-01

    In addition to busy clinical work, an academic surgeon has to spend a lot of time and efforts in writing and submitting articles to scientific journals, teaching young surgical trainees to write an article, organizing and updating his/her academic performances in the curriculum vitae, and writing research grant applications. The use of cyber library and commercially available computer software is useful in saving time and effort. PMID:20954354

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

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    Conghui Fang; Lin Cui; Heqing Lian

    2010-01-01

    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

  1. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library

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    Read, Kevin B.; Surkis, Alisa; Larson, Catherine; McCrillis, Aileen; Graff, Alice; Nicholson, Joey; Xu, Juanchan

    2015-01-01

    Objective The research obtained information to plan data-related products and services. Methods Biomedical researchers in an academic medical center were selected using purposive sampling and interviewed using open-ended questions based on a literature review. Interviews were conducted until saturation was achieved. Results Interview responses informed library planners about researchers’ key data issues. Conclusions This approach proved valuable for planning data management products and services and raising library visibility among clients in the research data realm.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  3. Core competencies for information professionals of Thai academic libraries in the next decade (A.D. 2010–2019)

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    Piyasuda Tanloet; Kulthida Tuamsuk

    2011-01-01

    This research aimed to develop core competencies framework for information professionals of Thai academic libraries in the next decade (2010–2019). The study consisted of two phases, Phase 1- the study of opinions about the roles of Thai academic libraries and information professionals in the next decade (Tanloet & Tuamsuk, 2011) and Phase 2- the development of core competencies framework conducted

  4. Digital Libraries: A Human Centred Study of Computerisation in a Finnish Academic Library

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    Mika Kirveennummi; Vesa Torvinen

    Abstract From the perspective of librarianship some alarming, rather global changes have taken p lace in the library field. Firstly, the increasing u se of information technology (IT) in pub lishing is a c hallenge for the libraries. For example, electronic publications have a lready radically changed the traditional domain o f the library, causing un certainty among employees as

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

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    Van Scoyoc, Anna M.; Cason, Caroline

    2006-01-01

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

  6. Library iTour: Introducing the iPod Generation to the Academic Library

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    Cairns, Virginia; Dean, Toni C.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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

    2001-01-01

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

  8. Management Problems of Student Workers in Academic Libraries

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    Kathman, Michael D.; Kathman, Jane M.

    1978-01-01

    This paper analyzes the problems, and reviews relevant literature in library science and management theory with special emphasis on student motivation and contributions. Suggestions relative to hiring, training, and supervision are offered. (Author/JAB)

  9. Integrated Media Operations in an Academic Library: A Profile.

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    Hardy, Carol L.; Sessions, Judith A.

    1985-01-01

    Describes integration of media center, library, computer systems, and common distribution systems for nonprint resources at California State University-Chico. Highlights include administration; functions (acquisition, selection and collection development, production activities, circulation, reserve); formats (film, video, filmstrip, slides,…

  10. Digitisation-on-Demand in Academic Research Libraries

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    Chamberlain, Edmund M.

    2011-10-08

    digitised. The print copy will be printed exclusively for that request, no mass-production or warehousing of stock is involved. Print-on–demand is widely used in the publishing and bookselling industries and in some libraries. Scope The report focuses... to a wider audience. Much of this material has been catalogued through the University Library Tower project 22. Catalogue data from the Tower project has itself recently been published for free use and reuse under Public Domain Dedication and License...

  11. Differences among university students and faculties in social networking site perception and use: Implications for academic library services

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    Ji-Hong Park

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – Social networking sites (SNSs) are gaining popularity in various areas. Library and information services also are attempting to utilize them for increasing the library user traffic. Considering the lack of SNS studies in academic library services and various SNS usage patterns according to user type, it is necessary to compare the usage patterns across different user groups. This

  12. The utilisation of an intranet as a knowledge management tool in academic libraries

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    Retha Snyman

    2004-01-01

    The intranet has emerged as one of today's most effective tools for knowledge management. This article reports on the extent to which three South African academic libraries, selected by means of the purposive sampling method, utilise the intranet as a knowledge management tool. Based on the literature, knowledge management and an intranet are briefly defined. The advantages of the intranet

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

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    Sin-Young Kim; Jee-Yeon Lee

    2011-01-01

    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 –

  14. The Past, Present, and Future of Demand-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries

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    Goedeken, Edward A.; Lawson, Karen

    2015-01-01

    Demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) programs have become a well-established approach toward integrating user involvement in the process of building academic library collections. However, these programs are in a constant state of evolution. A recent iteration in this evolution of ebook availability is the advent of large ebook collections whose…

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

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    Abel-Kops, Chad P.

    2000-01-01

    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…

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

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    Kapoor, Kanta; Goyal, O. P.

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Cain, Amanda

    2002-01-01

    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…

  19. A Fee-Based Model: Administrative Considerations in an Academic Library.

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    Ungarelli, Donald L.; Grant, Mary McNierney

    1983-01-01

    Relates experiences of Center of Business Research (CBR) in C. W. Post Center, Long Island University, as practical demonstration of performing business service in an academic library setting. Changing role of librarians, background of CBR, CBR's commitment, CBR corporate membership, administration of fee-based services, and membership revenue are…

  20. Free or Open Access to Scholarly Documentation: Google Scholar or Academic Libraries

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    Burns, C. Sean

    2013-01-01

    Soon after the university movement started in the late 1800s, academic libraries became the dominant providers of the tools and services required to locate and access scholarly information. However, with the advent of alternate discovery services, such as Google Scholar, in conjunction with open access scholarly content, researchers now have the…

  1. Diffusion of an Innovation: Digital Reference Service in Carnegie Foundation Master's (Comprehensive) Academic Institution Libraries.

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    White, Marilyn Domas

    2001-01-01

    Analyses academic digital reference services in institutions categorized as Master's (Comprehensive) Universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching that offer undergraduate and master's degree education within the framework of diffusion of innovation theory. Focuses on the extent and rate of diffusion, library

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

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    Cawthorne, Jon E.

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Xu, Hong

    1996-01-01

    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…

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

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    Lilburn, Jeff

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ian Gibson; Lisa Goddard; Shannon Gordon

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Nicholas Joint

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Rooney, Michael P.

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Black, Elizabeth L.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Kerr, Paulette A.

    2010-01-01

    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…

  10. The Role of the Academic Library in Serving the Disadvantaged Student

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    Josey, E. J.

    1971-01-01

    The academic library can provide disadvantaged students with many new kinds of learning experiences by providing high quality staff, a wide range of resources and facilities, and meaningful programs that will involve students in the critical analysis of the social values and interactions that underlie the foundations of education. (12 references)…

  11. Electronic Journals in the Academic Law Library-Law Reviews and Beyond

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    Marguerite Most

    2002-01-01

    This article is an introduction to electronic journals in the academic law library and to the questions librarians face and must respond to as they provide timely access to legal scholarship in an increasingly electronic environment. Such factors as licensing, use statistics, reference linking, user education, and the preservation of digital formats are considered.Although law reviews are the main form

  12. Managing Cultural Change: The Challenge of Merging Library Services, Curriculum Development and Academic Professional Development.

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    McKnight, Sue

    The paper outlines a number of processes that have been implemented by Learning Services at Deakin University (Geelong, Australia) to gain significant and sustained cultural change among staff in a blended organization, comprising the university library service, the curriculum design and development functions and those of academic staff…

  13. Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Academic Libraries: A Plan of Action for the 1990s.

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    Wright, Joyce C.

    1990-01-01

    Identifies strategies for attaining minorities and for improving the current status of underrepresented minorities in academic libraries. A plan for action is presented which includes internships for minorities, the Targets of Opportunity Program (TOPS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recruiting by networking, and a mentoring…

  14. Increasing Minority Representation in Academic Libraries: The Minority Librarian Intern Program at the Ohio State University.

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    Diaz, Jose; Starkus, Kristina

    1994-01-01

    Describes and analyzes Ohio State University's Minority Librarian Intern Program, a two-year post-master's degree internship that was developed to attract underrepresented minority librarians to academic libraries. Publicity and recruitment strategies are discussed, and suggestions to increase minority representation are offered. (Contains 14…

  15. A methodology for development of a model warehouse for identifying innovative services in academic libraries

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    Ammar Awan; Farhad Daneshgar

    2011-01-01

    This study is part of a larger project that ultimately aims to enhance effectiveness and relevance of academic libraries in today's ubiquitous and highly networked environments. The current study asserts that management of customer knowledge, enabled by appropriate customer knowledge taxonomy, will potentially lead to both enhancements in the current customer services as well as identification and design of new

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

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    Koopman, Ann; Kipnis, Dan

    2009-01-01

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

  17. Annotated Bibliography of the CELT Center Library Academic Leadership 1

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    Tufts University

    .R., Mlinek, D.D., Robson, K.J. (2008). The Academic Chair's Handbook (2nd Ed.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey information that chairs need to do their jobs well. Many of the book`s ideas come from practicing chairs to understand their departments and their new roles · What chairs need to know to do their jobs · Leading

  18. Recreational Reading of International Students in Academic Libraries

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    Bordonaro, Karen

    2011-01-01

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

  19. Integrating Research into LIS Field Experiences in Academic Libraries

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

    2009-01-01

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

  20. Computer Literacy in an Academic Library: Technological Hit or Myth?

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    Hanson, Charles D.

    1984-01-01

    Traces the development of Lima Community College's computer literacy program, which uses the library as the site of ongoing computer education. Explores such factors in program development as funding, hardware choice, and implementation steps. Responds to several myths about computers, e.g., microcomputers take up little space and reduce staffing…

  1. Information technology in Thai academic libraries: report on a survey

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    H. A. Vespry; Krisana Kitiyadisai

    1992-01-01

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

  2. Job satisfaction of information technology workers in academic libraries

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    Sook Lim

    2008-01-01

    This study examines the job satisfaction of library information technology (IT) workers in relation to demographic, socioeconomic, and work-related variables, such as a sense of belonging, faith in wanting to belong, a feeling of acceptance, paying dues, job autonomy, the broker's role, and promotion opportunities. A total of 443 mail surveys were sent to a sample of IT workers at

  3. Job Satisfaction in a South African Academic Library in Transition

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    Hart, Genevieve

    2010-01-01

    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…

  4. Study Abroad Programs: A Golden Opportunity for Academic Library Engagement

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    Denda, Kayo

    2013-01-01

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

  5. Complaining Behavior of Academic Library Users in South Korea

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    Oh, Dong-Geun

    2004-01-01

    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,…

  6. The Visually Impaired Reader in the Academic Library

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    Major, Jean A.

    1978-01-01

    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)

  7. Reconceptualizing Academic Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age

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    Paulus, Michael J., Jr.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  8. YouTube and Academic Libraries: Building a Digital Collection

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    Cho, Allan

    2013-01-01

    Although still a relatively new technology with less than 10 years of history, YouTube's extensive reach and integration in mainstream society as well as lifelong learning habits of online users cannot be understated. This article examines how the YouTube collection at the University of British Columbia Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre…

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

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    Sylvia, Margaret

    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…

  10. Information Source Characteristics and Environmental Scanning by Academic Library Managers

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    Babalhavaeji, Fahimeh; Farhadpoor, Mohammad Reza

    2013-01-01

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

  11. Measures of library use and user satisfaction with academic library services

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    Bernard Bizimana

    1996-01-01

    Library use and user satisfaction are multidimensional concepts. However, traditional methods of evaluation do not include appropriate global measures of these concepts. Two indices of library use and user satisfaction have been derived from a number of characteristics collected by means of a questionnaire that combined individual variable-scores and expressed them as a final score. One form of index was

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Taylor, Robert S.

    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…

  14. What Is Different about E-Books? A MINES for Libraries® Analysis of Academic and Health Sciences Research Libraries' E-Book Usage

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    Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley

    2015-01-01

    Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries® e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…

  15. A case study: the evolution of a “facilitator model” liaison program in an academic medical library*

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    DeShay, Claudia H.; Huslig, Mary Ann; Mayo, Helen G.; Patridge, Emily F.

    2012-01-01

    Question: What type of liaison program would best utilize both librarians and other library staff to effectively promote library services and resources to campus departments? Setting: The case is an academic medical center library serving a large, diverse campus. Methods: The library implemented a “facilitator model” program to provide personalized service to targeted clients that allowed for maximum staff participation with limited subject familiarity. To determine success, details of liaison-contact interactions and results of liaison and department surveys were reviewed. Results: Liaisons successfully recorded 595 interactions during the program's first 10 months of existence. A significant majority of departmental contact persons (82.5%) indicated they were aware of the liaison program, and 75% indicated they preferred email communication. Conclusion: The “facilitator model” provides a well-defined structure for assigning liaisons to departments or groups; however, training is essential to ensure that liaisons are able to communicate effectively with their clients. PMID:22879805

  16. The National Library of Medicine\\/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM\\/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program: A Year in Review

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    Brian Bunnett; Nancy Allee; Jo Dorsch; Gabriel Rios; Cindy Stewart

    2009-01-01

    The National Library of Medicine\\/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM\\/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program was created to provide training and mentorship to potential library directors. The program's constituent parts, site visits, mentoring, online classes, and Capstone events, are described. The program has been successful in imparting these skills to its participants—18 of the first 35 fellows have been promoted since

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

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    Anderson, Jim

    Academic Liaison, Employability and Skills (ALES) Page 1 of 16 Email us: academicskills@cumbria.ac.uk WWrriittiinngg yyoouurr DDiisssseerrttaattiioonn Description of this Guide This guide focuses on the skills topic: the hunt for an idea 2.2 Conducting a literature search or review 2.3 Researching and exploring

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

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    Christopher J. Hammond

    2002-01-01

    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

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

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    Tuai, Cameron K.

    2011-01-01

    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…

  20. Libraries across Land and Sea: Academic Library Services on International Branch Campuses

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    Green, Harriett

    2013-01-01

    This preliminary study explores how library services are offered at the international branch campuses of U.S. institutions of higher education, including librarians' experiences, challenges faced, and collaborations with the home U.S. institutions. The data from a Web survey distributed to international branch campus librarians, a conducted…

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

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

    1991-01-01

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

  2. New Directions in Library and Information Science Education. Final Report. Volume 2.1: Academic Librarian Competencies.

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    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; And Others

    This document contains validated activities and competencies needed by librarians working in an academic library. The activities and competencies are organized according to the functions which academic librarians perform: acquisitions; cataloging; circulation and reader services; collection maintenance; interlibrary loan; management; reference;…

  3. Collection development and management in the twenty-first century with special reference to academic libraries: an overview

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    Kebede Gessesse

    2000-01-01

    Every library collection should be established for a definite purpose. In an academic library setting, the collection may be developed primarily for research and instructional support. In recent years traditional formats for information, such as books and microfilm, have increasingly been supplemented by information which is accessible electronically through the use of computer technology. This means then that the existing

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Chai, Iris

    2007-01-01

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

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

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    Cubbage, Charlotte

    2002-01-01

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

  7. An Examination of Diversity within Three Southeastern Academic Libraries: A Mixed-Methods, Multi-Site Study

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    Shaffer, Christopher A.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which three academic libraries in the Southeastern United States could be considered diverse. This was a multi-site, mixed methods study. It examined the climate and culture of the libraries, which was assessed through two methods; the first, through survey responses from full-time faculty…

  8. Planning and Strategy for Setting Up and Operating Academic Libraries in Temporary Quarters: Experiences of Two Northeast Colleges.

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    Nelson, Garet; Stanley, Laurel; Eyman, David; Seiden, Peggy

    The prospect of resolving a library's space and utilization problems through expansion and renovation carries with it the question of how to maintain operations during construction. Few libraries, especially those in the academic world, can afford to close their doors for very long, even though the prospect of maintaining ongoing operations amid…

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

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    Teel, Linda

    2010-01-01

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

  10. Research & Librarianship. Research and Practice in Academic Libraries: A Case Study; The Current State of Public Library Research in Select Peer-Reviewed Journals: 1996-2000; From Research to Action in School Library Media Programs; Collaborative Authorship in 'North Carolina Libraries': Past, Present, and Future; Publications and Sinners: Research from the Church Library Perspective.

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    Foote, Margaret; DuBose, Stefanie; Durant, David; Hersberger, Julie; Demas, Christopher; Dickinson, Gail K.

    2001-01-01

    This section includes five articles on research and librarianship including a case study on research and practice in academic libraries; select peer-reviewed journals that examine the current state of public library research (1996-2000); development of research on school library media programs; benefits of collaborative authorship for librarians…

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

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    Rozum, B.; Wesolek, A.

    2012-12-01

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

  12. The Importance of Political and Strategic Skills for UK Library Leaders

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    Goulding, Anne; Walton, Graham; Stephens, Derek

    2012-01-01

    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…

  13. Strategic Development of Library Reference Collections in Higher Education: a case study at Loughborough University Library (UK)

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    Sharon Reid; Graham Walton; Peter Lund

    Within the Higher Education sector there have been significant and ongoing changes in the methods utilised by library users to acquire information. In light of this recognition, a study was undertaken by a project team at the University Library, Loughborough University, to determine the most appropriate strategy for developing its extensive collection of printed reference material. Issues of space were

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

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    Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

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

  15. Final report on a pilot academic e-books project at Keio University Libraries : Potential for the scholarly use of digitized academic books

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    Shimada, Takashi

    This article reports on the results and significance of a pilot academic e-books project carried out at the Keio University Libraries for fiscal 2010 to 2012 to assess the viability of a new model of the libraries providing all the campuses with accesses to Japanese academic books digitized jointly with academic publishers and cooperative firms. It focuses on the experimental use of digitized books, highlighting the students’ attitudes and expectations towards e-books as found from surveys. Some major findings include the following. Users have a strong demand for digitized readings that are rather lookup-oriented than learning-oriented, with greater value placed on the functionalities of federated full-text searching, reading on a screen, and accessing the desired chapter direct from table of contents. They also want an online space in which to manage different forms of digitized learning resources. We investigated the potential of e-books and new type of textbooks as educational infrastructures based on the results of experiment. Japan’s university libraries should need to engage actively in the mass digitization of academic books to be adaptive to the change in the ways research, study and teaching are conducted. We plan to start a joint experiment with other university libraries to develop a practical model for the use of e-books.

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

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    Archives and Specialist Collections of Armagh As part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD archival and heritage material. This year, the exhibitions follow the theme of the UK and Ireland Archive and Local Studies Library. The Cardinal Daly archive contains more than 10,000 books, mostly of theological

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carla P. Wale

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Linking Online Learning Environments with Digital Libraries: Institutional Issues in the UK

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    F Çuna Ekmekçioglu; Sharron Brown

    2001-01-01

    This article discusses the institutional challenges and require- ments involved in integrating online learning environments with digital and hybrid libraries within the framework of INSPIRAL's (INvestigating Portals for Information Re- sources And Learning) research. It concentrates on the key issues that were identified as being of institutional signifi- cance in the integration of new learning environments and digital library resources.

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

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    Shearer, Barbara S.; Nagy, Suzanne P.

    2003-01-01

    The Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine Medical Library is the first academic medical library to be established since the Web's dramatic appearance during the 1990s. A large customer base for electronic medical information resources is both comfortable with and eager to migrate to the electronic format completely, and vendors are designing radical pricing models that make print journal cancellations economically advantageous. In this (almost) post-print environment, the new FSU Medical Library is being created and will continue to evolve. By analyzing print journal subscription lists of eighteen academic medical libraries with similar missions to the community-based FSU College of Medicine and by entering these and selected quality indicators into a Microsoft Access database, a core list was created. This list serves as a selection guide, as a point for discussion with faculty and curriculum leaders when creating budgets, and for financial negotiations in a broader university environment. After journal titles specific to allied health sciences, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, library science, and nursing were eliminated from the list, 4,225 unique journal titles emerged. Based on a ten-point scale including SERHOLD holdings and DOCLINE borrowing activity, a list of 449 core titles is identified. The core list has been saved in spreadsheet format for easy sorting by a number of parameters. PMID:12883565

  20. The implementation of information technology projects in Polish research and academic libraries in the early 1990s: questions of scope and effectiveness

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    Miroslaw Górny; Artur Jazdon

    1997-01-01

    Reports the results of an inquiry directed at Polish academic, research and scientific libraries. An appraisal of the current IT infrastructure, degree of advances in automation in libraries, and utilization of the electronic sources has been carried out, based on the completed questionnaires received from the libraries in question. It has been recognized that the best developed IT infrastructure is

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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.)

  2. The Relationship between Library Use and Academic Achievement of English and Spanish-Speaking Hispanic American Students

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    Park, Hae Seong; Yau, Jenny

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between school library use and academic achievement of Hispanic students. This study utilizes data from the base-year and the first follow-up of the Education Longitudinal Study: 2002/06. A series of hierarchical regression analysis is incorporated to examine the nature of associations among…

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

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    Quimby, Harriet B.; And Others

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

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

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    Masuchika, Glenn; Boldt, Gail

    2010-01-01

    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…

  5. Library and Information Science Programs in the United States: International Student Perceptions of Their Academic Adaptation Process.

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    Tallman, Julie I.

    1991-01-01

    Describes a study that examined the perceptions and attitudes of international students toward library and information science programs in the United States. Questionnaires from international doctoral students were used to answer questions about their academic concerns, relevance of programs to their own countries and needs, and faculty attitudes…

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

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    Burhanna, Kenneth J.; Seeholzer, Jamie

    2009-01-01

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

  7. Information Processing, Evaluation, and Utilization: The Role of Academic Libraries in Research and Development (R&D) in Zambia.

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    Lundu, Maurice C.

    1985-01-01

    Analyzes and applies Bettman's information processing theory of consumer choice to information processing, evaluation, and utilization by academic libraries in Zambia to support research and development activities. Certain Zambian cultural and sociopsychological aspects and attitudes that could affect the evaluation and utilization of information…

  8. School Library Resource Centers: A Comparison of the US, UK, and France in 1980.

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    Scott, L. A.

    1982-01-01

    Compares standards for school libraries and librarians in practice in the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Cooperation between librarians and teachers is discussed. A bibliography including sources in French and English is provided. (EJS)

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

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    Stanley, Theresa C.

    2010-01-01

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

  10. UK higher education libraries and the role of JISC, the Joint Information Systems Committee

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    Nicholas Joint

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to give a working librarian's view of the role of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and make some suggestions about how effective it is from the perspective of practice with a view to justifying its role in terms of recent policies introduced by national government in the UK. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The

  11. Changing Landscapes, Shifting Identities in Higher Education: Narratives of Academics in the UK

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    Trahar, Sheila

    2011-01-01

    Students and academics have always used different sources of knowledge to generate and to interpret academic and social behaviours, but it is asserted that the increasingly diverse environments of 21st century higher education lead to greater levels of complexity in learning, teaching and assessment and to a consequent shift in the ways in which…

  12. STUDENT PREFERENCES IN THE DESIGN OF LIBRARY WEB PAGES: A UK, FURTHER EDUCATION PERSPECTIVE

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    Harry Gibbs

    2005-01-01

    In today's technological climate, libraries in further education colleges in the United Kingdom have recognised and begun to address the need to make their services available electronically through the development of web pages. It has been identified that librarians frequently take a ‘librarians know best’ approach to web design that fails to take account of users’ needs and preferences. This

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2005-01-01

    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

  15. Academic Library Services in Virtual Worlds: An Examination of the Potential for Library Services in Immersive Environments

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    Ryan, Jenna; Porter, Marjorie; Miller, Rebecca

    2010-01-01

    Current literature on libraries is abundant with articles about the uses and the potential of new interactive communication technology, including Web 2.0 tools. Recently, the advent and use of virtual worlds have received top billing in these works. Many library institutions are exploring these virtual environments; this exploration and the…

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

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    Halverson, Kathleen; Plotas, Jean

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Luxon, Tony; Peelo, Moira

    2009-01-01

    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,…

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

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    2012-01-01

    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

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

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    Daly, Rebecca; Baker, Liz; McIntosh, Lisa

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Okamoto, Karen

    2013-01-01

    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

  2. Missing Pieces that Fill In the Academic Library Puzzle: Cutting-Edge Technology Can Assure Our Place in the Big Picture.

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    Baruth, Barbara

    2002-01-01

    Considers the changing nature of academic libraries in light of new technology and offers suggestions for libraries to keep patron use and interest. Highlights include metadata and MARC formats as opposed to commercial standards; OPAC marginalization; digitization; distance education; institutional allegiance; ethics and competition; and the need…

  3. Promoting SETI in the UK

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    Penny, Alan

    2013-10-01

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

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background To conduct a systematic assessment of library and informatics training at accredited Western U.S. medical schools. To provide a structured description of core practices, detect trends through comparisons across institutions, and to identify innovative training approaches at the medical schools. Methods Action research study pursued through three phases. The first phase used inductive analysis on reported library and informatics skills training via publicly-facing websites at accredited medical schools and the academic health sciences libraries serving those medical schools. Phase Two consisted of a survey of the librarians who provide this training to undergraduate medical education students at the Western U.S. medical schools. The survey revealed gaps in forming a complete picture of current practices, thereby generating additional questions that were answered through the Phase Three in-depth interviews. Results Publicly-facing websites reviewed in Phase One offered uneven information about library and informatics training at Western U.S. medical schools. The Phase Two survey resulted in a 77% response rate. The survey produced a clearer picture of current practices of library and informatics training. The survey also determined the readiness of medical students to pass certain aspects of the United States Medical Licensure Exam. Most librarians interacted with medical school curricular leaders through either curricula committees or through individual contacts. Librarians averaged three (3) interventions for training within the four-year curricula with greatest emphasis upon the first and third years. Library/informatics training was integrated fully into the respective curricula in almost all cases. Most training involved active learning approaches, specifically within Problem-Based Learning or Evidence-Based Medicine contexts. The Phase Three interviews revealed that librarians are engaged with the medical schools' curricular leaders, they are respected for their knowledge and teaching skills, and that they need to continually adapt to changes in curricula. Conclusions This study offers a long overdue, systematic view of current practices of library/informatics training at Western U.S. medical schools. Medical educators, particularly curricular leaders, will find opportunities in this study's results for more productive collaborations with the librarians responsible for library and informatics training at their medical schools. PMID:24007301

  5. Public Presentations of Professional Change in Academic Research Library Strategic Plans

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    Bracke, Paul J.

    2012-01-01

    Academic librarianship is a profession in the midst of change. Embedded within multiple social spheres, academic librarians are adapting to changes in higher education, the sociotechnical environment of information, and the system of professions. This research investigates the ways in which academic librarians publicly present the ways in which…

  6. Manually Classifying User Search Queries on an Academic Library Web Site

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  7. Why Your Academic Library Needs a Popular Reading Collection Now More Than Ever

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pauline Dewan

    2010-01-01

    Do popular reading materials belong in college and university libraries? Although some librarians think not, others believe there are compelling reasons for including them. The trend toward user-focused libraries, the importance of attracting patrons to libraries in the digital age, and, most importantly, the need to promote literacy at a time when it has reached its lowest levels are all

  8. Testing the Competition: Usability of Commercial Information Sites Compared to Academic Library Web Sites.

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    Travis, Tiffini Anne; Norlin, Elaina

    2002-01-01

    This usability study examines how students use electronic research libraries such as Questia, which has been designed to replace traditional libraries, and compares it with large university library Web sites. Suggests that design features incorporated by Web site designers can drastically affect the success of students doing research. (Author/LRW)

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

  10. The Training of Academic Library Staff on Information Technology within the Libraries of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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    Kirkpatrick, Teresa E.

    1998-01-01

    A survey of libraries in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System investigated types of technology on which staff received training, methods used to train staff, and differences in training for professional and paraprofessional staff. Found that training was available on PCs, automated systems, e-mail, and the Internet but that gaps…

  11. Academic Libraries: Into the Eighties. Working Paper, ACRL Ad Hoc Committee to Revise the 1959 "Standards for College Libraries".

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    Monke, Arthur

    Trends which will affect institutions of higher learning and their libraries in 20 years are discernable now. Though the conventional structure of education will be basically the same, more flexible and individual patterns--the open university, extended degrees, universities without walls, and expedited programs--will continue to develop.…

  12. Academic Libraries in the Digital Revolution Libraries in the midst of revolution need new ways of thinking about their mission

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard J. Bazillion

    echnological obsolescence over- took many library buildings less than a decade ago, as campuses created their own networked environ- ments and aspired to give their stu- dents ubiquitous access to computers. Faced with the need to modernize aging structures, administrators first tried drilling, wire-pulling, jury- rigging, space-juggling, and other means of postponing the inevitable. When they could no longer defer

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

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

    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…

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

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    Eberhart, George M., Comp.

    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…

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

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

    1990-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

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

    1990-07-01

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

  17. A Heuristic Approach to Selecting Delivery Mechanisms for Electronic Resources in Academic Libraries.

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    Baker, Gayle; Shrode, Flora

    1999-01-01

    Provides guidance to academic librarians for making cost-effective and appropriate purchase and networking decisions for electronic bibliographic database products. Topics include user needs, user and program demographics, academic computing and network support, delivery options, and considerations for the future. (Author/LRW)

  18. New perspectives on the convergence of academic libraries and campus information technology departments

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicholas Joint

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to give some insight into current evidence about the value of converging library and information technology departments into single organisational units. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A narrative account of attempts to merge libraries, IT departments and other campus support services, with analysis supported by a selected, representative number of published case studies. A conclusion

  19. Dirt road or yellow brick superhighway? Information and communication technology in academic libraries of South Africa

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Colin Darch; Peter G. Underwood

    1999-01-01

    Information and communication technology (ICT) development in South African libraries cannot be understood outside the context of the post-apartheid period. The society consists of a technologically sophisticated sector, and an underdeveloped Third World sector. Higher education and other libraries attempt to straddle this divide. Government policy emphasises the importance of connectivity in redressing inequality. Policy is a contested area, and

  20. A Model for Managing 3D Printing Services in Academic Libraries

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    Scalfani, Vincent F.; Sahib, Josh

    2013-01-01

    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…

  1. Cost and Benefits of Federal Depository Status for Academic Research Libraries.

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    Faull, Sandra K.

    A cost analysis study of the Association of Research Libraries' member institutions who have depository status was conducted in order to evaluate the benefits received from the federal depository system. Information received from a small sample of the member libraries provides the basis for discussion of costs and benefits. Cost factors considered…

  2. Attitudes of International Students in Regard to Library Skills Development in the Academic Setting.

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    Correll, Lou P.

    A study was done in the spring semester of 1983 at the East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, to investigate the attitudes of 28 international students with regard to the importance and effectiveness of a library skills instruction course and their understanding and/or use of other library services and materials. The graduate level,…

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  4. Management of Professional Time and Multiple Responsibilities in a Subject-Centered Academic Library.

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    Jenda, Claudine Arnold

    1994-01-01

    Examines factors that have necessitated a review of traditional library organization structure and describes a study that examined the new subject-centered organizational structure of the University of Botswana Library. Positive and negative aspects of the new organization are discussed, and a study of subject librarians' time management is…

  5. The Right Choice: Using Interlibrary Loan Data for Periodical Selection in an Academic Library.

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    Fisher, Patricia A.

    This study was performed to help answer questions surrounding the use of interlibrary loan data as a component in selecting periodicals to add to the subscription base of the Penrose Library at the University of Denver (Colorado). Few subscriptions were placed in this library in the 1980s that were not driven by interlibrary loan requests. If…

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

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    Oldham, Bonnie W.

    2008-01-01

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

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

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    Sullivan, Maureen

    2009-01-01

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

  8. CARL Corporation to Market Knight Ridder DIALOG Databases to the Academic and Public Library Market.

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    Machovec, George S.

    1996-01-01

    With the advent of CD-ROMs, libraries began to limit online searching via DIALOG. To increase DIALOG's market share, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) Corporation is developing graphical user interfaces using World Wide Web and Windows technology and has reached agreements with Knight Ridder Information and with most of their database…

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

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    Shim, Wonsik; McClure, Charles R.

    2002-01-01

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

  10. Issues and Challenges in Cataloguing Arabic Books in Malaysia Academic Libraries

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    Ismail, Mohd Ikhwan; Roni, Nurul Azurah Md.

    2011-01-01

    Education in Library and Information Science is a requirement to become a librarian. There are a lot of syllabi and subjects to concentrate on such as cataloguing and classification, information retrieval, knowledge management, and reference. The library as a centre of information has been developing year by year with various types of collections…

  11. 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."

  12. Assistive technology for users in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea public libraries in the UK

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kay Cahill; Sue Cornish

    2003-01-01

    This case study describes the process of implementing assistive technology in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the UK. The introduction of dedicated ICT facilities for users with disabilities is set within the context of the UK People’s Network programme, and the social inclusion and lifelong learning agendas. An outline of the decision-making process is provided including: choosing

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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...

  14. Measuring the Success of the Academic Library Website Using Banner Advertisements and Web Conversion Rates

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Whang

    2007-01-01

    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 current literature on e-metrics focuses predominantly on vendor-based network

  15. Templeman Library Journal loan

    E-print Network

    Banaji,. Murad

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

  16. Don't Fear the Reader: Librarian versus Interlibrary Loan Patron-Driven Acquisition of Print Books at an Academic Library by Relative Collecting Level and by Library of Congress Classes and Subclasses

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    Tyler, David C.; Melvin, Joyce C.; Epp, MaryLou; Kreps, Anita M.

    2014-01-01

    Recently, a great deal of literature on patron-driven acquisition (PDA) has been published that addresses the implementation and results of PDA programs at academic libraries. However, despite widespread worries that PDA will lead to unbalanced collections, little attention has been paid to whether patrons' and librarians' purchasing differ…

  17. E-learning contribution to the building of a multi-generational workplace learning community in an academic library: observations drawn from practice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Matilde Fontanin

    2009-01-01

    Staff in Italian academic libraries come from different walks of life and the same is at the University of Trieste. Though the situation is changing, at the moment not all staff are qualified librarians: differences in age, education and job stability do not help create the sense of belonging to a community, where information is shared and circulated so that

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

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    Tripuraneni, Vinaya L.

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Cubberley, Carol W.

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

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

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

    2009-01-01

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

  1. A Correlational Analysis of Study Skills and Attitudes, Library Skills, and Reading Skills with the Academic Success of Education Students at the University of Portland.

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    Corlett, Donna Jean

    A doctoral study was conducted on the relationship of study skills, educational specialization, sex, and class membership to the academic standing achieved by 57 education students at the University of Portland during the fall semester of 1968. The Brown-Holtzman Study Habits and Attitudes test, the Nelson-Denny Reading Test, and the Library

  2. Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide

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

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

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    Rosenblum, Brian

    2010-07-06

    Lawrence, Kansas University of Kansas Undergraduate Students: 23,000 Graduate Students: 6,000 Faculty Members: 2,300 Research Centers: 8 on Lawrence campus Federal Grants: over $200 million Libraries: 4 million volumes 5 library buildings, one central (1... of the Slavic and E. European Folklore Association 200 6,363 Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (monograph in KU ScholarWorks) 12,351 (Since Aug 2006) Handbook of Uyghur Language (textbook) 1,264 (Since Dec 2009) Some next steps… Establishing workflows...

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

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    Nielsen, Jordan

    2014-01-01

    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,…

  5. Foreign Language Skills and Academic Library Job Announcements: A Survey and Trends Analysis, 1966-2006

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    Zhang, Li

    2008-01-01

    This study examines academic and research librarian positions that require foreign language skills. Technical and public services are most likely to require language knowledge, while administrator and system librarian positions are the least likely. Overall, the requirements show a continued rise until the mid-1980s and a declining trend after…

  6. Assessment Design for Academic Libraries: Measuring Patron and Employee Satisfaction with Services and Operations.

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    Littlejohn, Nancy; And Others

    As part of university-wide assessment activities at Central Missouri State University, a library assessment program was implemented in 1991. A task force was formed to design an assessment plan that would develop a strategy to determine effectiveness of services; client satisfaction; barriers to improved service; and employee satisfaction within…

  7. Instruction on the Go: Reaching out to Students from the Academic Library

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    Moorefield-Lang, Heather; Hall, Tracy

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe how a series of one-shot or single class library instruction webinars were created for on-campus and distance education students at Virginia Tech, a land grant institution in rural southwestern Virginia. Virginia Tech's distance learning department on campus trained in Centra 7.6 software and the lead…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Brophy; David Bawden

    2005-01-01

    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

  9. Implementation of an Electronic Resource Assessment System in an Academic Library

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    Xu, Fei

    2010-01-01

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

  10. An Unfinished History: A Developmental Analysis of Reference Services in American Academic Libraries.

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    Rothstein, Samuel

    1989-01-01

    Discussion of the information services offered by American university libraries begins with historical background. Topics related to contemporary reference service are then covered, including goals and priorities; fees; management; measurement; unobtrusive testing; reference personnel; and the online revolution. The future impacts of changing…

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Long, Dallas

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lothar Spang; Lynda M. Baker

    2000-01-01

    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

  14. Developing Interview Skills and Visual Literacy: A New Model of Engagement for Academic Libraries

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    Denda, Kayo

    2015-01-01

    This case study presents a cocurricular initiative at the Margery Somers Foster Center at Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ. The initiative resulted in an interview workshop for the course Knowledge and Power, a "mission course" of the Douglass Residential College. This discussion-based workshop uses visual and multimedia…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cloutier, C.

    2005-01-01

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

  16. Development of a Self-Guided Audiocassette Tour at a Large Academic Library: Preliminary Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Forrest, Charles; Gassman, Mary

    1986-01-01

    The standardized narrative for group orientation tours of a large university library was rewritten as audiocassette script for self-guided tours. Assessment of the audiotaped tour after one semester of use indicated that user reactions were positive and that it reduced the amount of staff time needed for orientation. (EM)

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

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    Burrows, Toby

    2006-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Pitcher, Graham Simons

    2013-01-01

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

  20. The Globalisation of Higher Education and the Sojourner Academic: Insights into Challenges Experienced by Newly Appointed International Academic Staff in a UK University

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    Walker, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    The increasingly diverse nature of the higher education academic community in the United Kingdom is under-researched and under-theorised. This article presents an exploratory study of the lived experiences of newly appointed international academic staff as expressed in their written reflections on their professional practice and interpreted by the…

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

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    Clark, Collin, Ed.

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

  2. Horton from Singleton Park Residential Services www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodation +44 (0)1792 295101

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    .swansea.ac.uk/accommodation +44 (0)1792 295101 Residence Life Lively social scene Benefit from Students' Union bar Mostly first the academic life - Bus to Campus Pros: Get away @ end of the day Cons: Early lectures & late night library the bay), bakery & shops Local shops, pubs and takeaways within easy walking distance Additional Features

  3. Systematic serials selection analysis in a small academic health sciences library.

    PubMed

    Byrd, G D; Koenig, M E

    1978-10-01

    This paper describes the implementation of a straightforward quantitative technique to analyze the serials collection of the Medical Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Our simplified operations research approach resulted in a savings of nearly $1400 per year in subscriptions costs without reducing the net number of seven hundred titles or causing an imbalance in the subject distribution of our collection. By detailing both the rationale behind the process and the actual steps followed at UMKC, we hope to demonstrate that operations research techniques can be used practically and successfully even in small health sciences libraries. In the Appendix a more general and more rigorous operations research approach to the analysis of serials collections is also presented in a fashion that is, as far as possible, not mathematically forbidding. PMID:708954

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

    E-print Network

    Hoppenfeld, Jared; Arant-Kaspar, Wendi

    2010-11-15

    of factors have pushed libraries toward being more actively innovative with regard to course reserves services. Financial issues related to economic downturns and to the increasing costs of attending college, particularly the expense of textbooks, have been... overarching factors that have the attention of university administrators and state legislators as well as parents and students. For example, a textbook expense question in a survey of students at another land-grant university, Oregon State University, found...

  5. Exploring the Competency of Academic Library Staff Engaging in Emerging Services

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Haruki Nagata

    \\u000a The basic capacity of library and information professionals is reexamined from two viewpoints. First, capacity is reshaped\\u000a through emerging knowledge and skills under new information environments. Second, it is examined with more attention to the\\u000a capability of high attainment of outcomes, i.e. ‘competency’, the core personality factors which predict job performance.\\u000a This study focuses on ‘competency’ rather than knowledge and

  6. Genealogy and Libraries.

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    Carothers, Diane Foxhill; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Ten articles describe genealogical collections of the National Archives and Library of Congress, state archives programs, academic research libraries, Allen County Public Library (Indiana), Newberry Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints genealogical library, and New England Historic Genealogical Society, and approaches to Black…

  7. Macintoshed Libraries.

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

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

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

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    Wessel, Charles B; Czechowski, Leslie J

    2011-01-01

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

  9. Hispanic College Students Library Experience

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    Lumley, Risa; Newman, Eric; Brown, Haakon T.

    2015-01-01

    This study looks at undergraduate Hispanic students' interpretations and current perceptions of the academic library's purpose, usefulness and value. What are the reasons to use the library? What are the barriers to use? This study will examine academic libraries' move toward electronic library materials and what it means for Hispanic students.…

  10. Library Services for NHS Staff

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

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

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    Walsh, Anita

    2006-01-01

    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,…

  12. Optical Disc Applications in Libraries.

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    Andre, Pamela Q. J.

    1989-01-01

    Discusses a variety of library applications of optical disc storage technology, including CD-ROM, digital videodisc, and WORM. Research and development projects at the Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, and National Agricultural Library are described, products offered by library networks are reviewed, and activities in academic and…

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

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    Hatfield, V. Sue, Ed.

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

  14. Quality Management in Libraries.

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    Brophy, Peter

    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

  15. Intellectual or Physical Preservation? A Survey of the Preservation Activities of Archivists at Academic and Public Libraries.

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    Bambakidis, Elli

    Traditionally, archivists have been involved mainly in the intellectual preservation of library materials and the selection, appraisal, processing, and cataloging of library collections. Due to the relatively short (approximately 50 years) stability of the paper commonly used for printed and written documents since the mid-nineteenth century, the…

  16. 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

    Yaw Senyah; Richard Bruce Lamptey

    2011-01-01

    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

  17. Information Services Library Donations Policy

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    Information Services Library Donations Policy Introduction The University Library welcomes the Library's Collection Development Policy · be in good physical condition · have a recent publication date details for the Subject Librarians may be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary

  18. Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) Locations Academic A -Main Entrance Near Elevator

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Elevator Academic A 3rd Floor Academic B Academic B Lobby Academic B - 3rd Floor near stair 2 Rm. 333 4 - West Gym Bartle Library Bartle Library - 3rd FL by elevators Bartle Library - 2nd FL Top of Stairs by RM LS2525 Bartle Library - 4th FL by elevators Bartle Library - 1st FL Behind Circulation Desk

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

    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,…

  20. Catalogue Retrieval: A Library Economy

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    Ready, William

    1970-01-01

    An evaluation of the Information Dynamics Corporation Retrieval System in an academic library, describing the specification of the machine and the various reader printers tested at Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University. (Author)

  1. 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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    Turetsky, Merritt

    in the common goal of maximizing access to critical research. Algal community response to experimental authors, nonprofit publishers, academic institutions, research libraries, and research funders.bioone.org) is a nonprofit, online aggregation of core research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences

  2. Library Guide for International Students.

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

    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…

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

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    Gunselman, Cheryl; Blakesley, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

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

  4. ACADEMIC PUBLIC LICENSE for LIBRA The following license governs the use of the MATLAB LIBrary for Robust Analysis,

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    , copying, distribution and modification follow. http://www.omnetpp.org/external/license.php1 After under this Academic Public License. "Work based on the Program" means either the Program or any that are part of the Program, or creating works based on the Program. Each licensee is addressed as "you". 1

  5. Show Me the Money! An Academic Library's Role in the Art of Grant Seeking on Campus and in the Community

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    Karen Downing

    Today's academic environment is both competitive and collaborative, and nowhere is this more true than in the area of grantsmanship. Faculty are increasingly judged at hiring, tenure, and promotion times by how many grant dollars they bring to their institutions for research and programmatic efforts. With rising tuition costs, undergraduate students are looking for scholarships, and graduate students need fellowships

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rebecca Schroeder; Julie Williamsen

    2011-01-01

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

  7. Colorado Academic Libraries Book Processing Center. Final Report, Phase I and Phase II (1 February 1967-30 April 1968).

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    Leonard, Lawrence E.; And Others

    This report summarizes the results of a fourteen-month study to (1) examine the feasibility of establishing a book processing center to serve the nine state-supported college and university libraries in Colorado and (2) conduct a simulation study of the proposed Center. The report covers: background, operational characteri tics of participating…

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

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    Amen, Kathleen L.

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

  9. Journal subscription expenditure of UK higher education institutions

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    Lawson, Stuart; Meghreblian, Ben

    2014-01-01

    The academic libraries of higher education institutions (HEIs) pay significant amounts of money each year for access to academic journals. The amounts paid are often not transparent especially when it comes to knowing how much is paid to specific publishers. Therefore data on journal subscription expenditure were obtained for UK HEIs using a series of Freedom of Information requests. Data were obtained for 141 HEIs’ expenditure with seven publishers over a five-year period. The majority of institutions have provided figures but some are still outstanding. The data will be of interest to those who wish to understand the economics of scholarly communication and see the scale of payments flowing within the system. Further research could replicate the data collection in other jurisdictions. PMID:25653840

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

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

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

  11. Brief History 01 Library Organiza on 02

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    , public health, electrical engineering and social sciences. The Library currently subscribes to more than#12;Brief History 01 Library Organiza on 02 Library Collec ons 03 Electronic Resources Special, The Library's Academic Journal Layout of the Main Library 13 Contact Informa on 15 Contents #12;Brief History

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Burnhill, P.; Medyckyj-Scott, D.

    2008-12-01

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

  13. Succession Planning for Library Instruction

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    Sobel, Karen; Drewry, Josiah

    2015-01-01

    Detailed succession planning helps libraries pass information from one employee to the next. This is crucial in preparing for hiring, turnover, retirements, training of graduate teaching assistants in academic libraries, and other common situations. The authors of this article discuss succession planning for instruction programs in academic

  14. LIBRARY SERVICES LIBRARY HOURS

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    Royer, Dana

    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

  15. Cooperation Among Libraries.

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    Williams, Delmus

    1998-01-01

    Presents a view of interlibrary cooperation as practiced, discussing the organizational components of successful cooperation, the history and current state of cooperation, and the future of cooperation in American libraries. Uses as one example, OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of academic libraries designed to move materials between Ohio…

  16. Developing digital libraries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Howard Falk

    2003-01-01

    Looks as the long-term implications of library digitization and suggests that the changes thus far may be merely an introduction to a much greater transition that lies ahead. Refers to the experiences of academic libraries, where there has been a sweeping transition to electronic journals and growth in the availability of other digital collections. Wider access to rare and special

  17. Leisure Role of Public Libraries: User Views

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    Hayes, Emma; Morris, Anne

    2005-01-01

    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

  18. Public libraries: political vision versus public demand?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alan Boughey; Mike Cooper

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to review UK government policy on public libraries since 2003, and to examine its relationship to other forms of demand for public libraries Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The published literature from government and professional bodies is reviewed, alongside published statistics on library use. Findings – Since 2003 public libraries have been the subject of

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

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    American Association of School Librarians (NJ1), 2007

    2007-01-01

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

  20. Library Regulations Library Regulations

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    Birmingham, University of

    REGULATIONS Preamble: The Library Regulations apply to all users of library facilities managed on behalf by the Director of Library Services. All use of computing and network facilities within those facilities managed-13 Library Regulations `Service' is deemed to include any system whereby Library Services provides access