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1

Virtually there? E-books in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Chris Armstrong; Louise Edwards; Ray Lonsdale

2002-01-01

2

Library Applications of a Wide Area Network: Promoting JANET to UK Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes Project Jupiter, which was developed to promote the United Kingdom's Joint Academic Network (JANET) to its member libraries. Library uses of JANET are described, including online catalogs, commercial services, and electronic mail; the convergence of local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) is discussed; and future…

MacColl, John A.

1990-01-01

3

Trends in monograph acquisitions in UK libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

A unique data set, recording a representative sample of the acquisitions of public and academic libraries in the UK between 1980 and 1998, has been analysed for evidence of trends in acquisitions. Examination of acquisition date relative to publication date revealed public libraries buying little older material, and academic libraries increasing purchases of older titles. Paperback purchase by public libraries

Ann Chapman; Claire Creaser; David Spiller

2000-01-01

4

Academic Libraries: 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents detailed tabulations for the 2000 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS). In 2000, the Academic Libraries Survey was conducted by the United States Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The Academic Libra...

2003-01-01

5

Nonusers of Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay proposes the identification and study of nonusers of academic library reference services. Using the techniques previously applied to different classes of public library users, researchers could benefit from information already available, as well as undertake survey research on lifestyles in academe. The discussion puts forth the claim that nonusers of academic libraries are potential users belonging to the

Patricia A. Cannon

1990-01-01

6

Marketing Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mallon, Melissa, Ed.

2013-01-01

7

Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic health sciences libraries affiliated with U.S. medical schools offer a wide range of resources and services to the general public. Most offer access to their collections and to some or all of the computers in the library to search for medical\\/health information on the Web. Trained library staff will generally assist public patrons with searching library databases to find

Sue Hollander

2003-01-01

8

Learning support professionals: the changing role of subject specialists in UK academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the changing role of librarians in a higher education sector that is having to adapt to a new social and educational agenda. Many converged library and computing services have been created and this has speeded the process of change for librarians, particularly those who are working as subject specialists. Such librarians, particularly those working in hybrid teams

Richard Biddiscombe

2002-01-01

9

An investigation into Internet training for academic library staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines Internet training for academic library staff. Research encompasses an extensive literature search, a survey of 15 UK academic libraries, and interviews with three training librarians. Considers the development of the Internet in the academic environment and training in academic libraries. Includes analysis of internal training methods and external training courses. Discusses the implementation of formal evaluation procedures.

Paula L. Mathews

1997-01-01

10

The challenges of strategic planning in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sarah McNicol

2005-01-01

11

Academic Libraries in Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Rowena Cullen; Haruki Nagata

2008-01-01

12

Academic Libraries in Japan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cullen, Rowena; Nagata, Haruki

2008-01-01

13

Metadata: Implications for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries will do well to embrace metadata and the project possibilities it brings. Digital initiatives, particularly in the form of institutional repositories, help raise the profile of the academic library across campus and in the community. Metadata librarians, with an understanding of both metadata schemes and traditional cataloging, play a significant role in an academic library’s digital initiatives. Metadata

Israel Yañez

2009-01-01

14

Is Your Academic Library Pinning? Academic Libraries and Pinterest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thornton, Elaine

2012-01-01

15

Is Your Academic Library Pinning? Academic Libraries and Pinterest  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thornton, Elaine

2012-01-01

16

Academic Libraries: 2008. First Look.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents tabulations for the 2008 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the United States Department of Educations National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. An academic library is defin...

C. Sheckells D. Davis L. Hardesty T. Phan

2009-01-01

17

External partnerships and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

External relationships are an important aspect of establishing academic library partnerships. This paper focuses on relationships between such libraries and various organisations that extend well beyond the boundaries of the academic campus.

Tom Wilding

2002-01-01

18

Academic Libraries: 2004. First Look.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents tabulations for the 2004 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the United States Department of Educations National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). An academic library is defined as an entity in a postsecondary instituti...

B. Holton K. Vaden P. O'Shealer J. Williams

2006-01-01

19

Academic Library Reference Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Batt, Fred

20

Personnel Management and Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper explores the background and structure of library personnel systems and the characteristics of library personnel resources, including librarians' rights and status as concerns of library personnel management; the credentials of academic libraria...

M. E. Westerman

1980-01-01

21

Academic Libraries: Issues and Trends.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

O'Brien, Leacy

1996-01-01

22

Material Acquisitions in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the population of books and other materials increases explosively, an effective plan for material acquisitions becomes an emergent and significant need for most modern academic libraries. However, there are few researches on this topic in the past decades. We thereby propose a formal model for material acquisitions that resembles the practical situations of academic libraries. In the proposed model,

Tsu-Feng Ho; Shyong Jian Shyu; Yi-Ling Wu

2008-01-01

23

Knowledge Management and Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Townley, Charles T.

2001-01-01

24

The Application of Multimedia in Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Qiu Junping; Su Jinyan; Luo Li; Zhou Chunlei

2008-01-01

25

Academic Libraries: 2010. First Look.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents tabulations for the 2010 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the U.S. Department of Educations National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. The 2010 ALS population included post...

C. Sheckells J. Hug L. Hardesty T. Phan

2011-01-01

26

An Academic Library Director's Alphabet  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers librarians practical insight into a broad range of job-related conditions that affect the academic library director. It discusses the director's professional relationships with employees, colleagues, superiors, and patrons, and it also addresses the director's responsibilities for the quality of library service.

Richard McKay

2009-01-01

27

Academic Libraries and Firm Order Vendors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do academic limericks expect too much of their firm Order vendors? To find out, a number of current and former acquisitions Librarians ere conflicted. They provided opinions and insights regarding: What academics libraries wan1 from their firm order vendors, what acquisitions librarians think firm order vendors want from academic libraries, what vendors think academic libraries want, and what the vendors

Richard P Jasper

1991-01-01

28

LATINO STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dallas Long

29

Work Enrichment for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Martell, Charles; Untawale, Mercedes

1983-01-01

30

Using Wikis in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kai-Wah Chu, Samuel

2009-01-01

31

Ebooks in the Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper on electronic books (e-books) in the academic library begins by defining the e-book and presenting general information on developments in the e-book industry, including collections of e-books that are accessed through the Internet and electronic editions of print books that can be downloaded to a proprietary reading device. A list of…

Dowdy, Jackie; Parente, Sharon; Vesper, Virginia

32

An Academic Library Director's Bestiary  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, demand a response from

Richard McKay

2012-01-01

33

Electronic journals and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reflecting upon the short history and fast development of electronic journals, there is no doubt that electronic journals open up many exciting service opportunities for academic libraries. This technology possesses both advantages and disadvantages. Some advantages include multimedia capabilities, speed of production and distribution, and accessibility. Disadvantages posed are technological, sociocultural, and economic barriers. As a literature review, this article

Liza Chan

1999-01-01

34

Academic libraries and information technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Bruce E. Massis

2011-01-01

35

Transforming administration in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional hierarchical administrative structure in academic libraries is in internal conflict with its own culture and is ineffective in dealing with a rapidly changing environment. This structure must become a more balanced type, a proposal for which is made here, based upon the literature in organizational behavior and leadership.

Sion M. Honea

1997-01-01

36

Cultural diversity and undergraduates’ academic library use  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Ethelene Whitmire

2003-01-01

37

Toward Electronic Resource Sharing by Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resource sharing has become a driving force in the operations and policies of academic libraries due to declining budgets and the increasing cost of published materials. This paper examines the issue of resource sharing by academic libraries in two ways. First, this paper provides a brief overview and bibliography of the literature on resource sharing by academic libraries from 1979-1996,

Amanda Spink

1998-01-01

38

A Directory of Library Instruction Programs in Indiana Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survy of 40 reporting academic libraries in Indiana developed this directory of library user instruction programs which provides an index profile of library resources and types of programs within the state. Entries are alphabetical in outline form and p...

J. Skinner J. Violette

1980-01-01

39

Latino Students' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Long, Dallas

2011-01-01

40

Academic Libraries and the Rituals of Knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

Library staff, students, and faculty members participate in rituals of knowledge that take place in the academic library. This discussion uses ethnographic illustrations to place the social drama in the context of ritual analysis, focusing specifically on separation, liminality or transition, and transformation or reintegration. We see that the library creates a community, the library is part of an academic

Terry Plum

1994-01-01

41

Assessing the Value of Academic Library Consortia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The value proposition of academic library consortia often focuses on the benefits a member library expects to receive in return for its paid membership in a consortium. This article takes a look at the literature of library and information science as well as the Web sites of 45 academic library consortia to understand how consortia communicate their benefits, especially in

Faye A. Chadwell

2011-01-01

42

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde

2011-01-01

43

How Academic Libraries Reach Users on Facebook  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gang Wan

2011-01-01

44

Marketing the academic library on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kiran Kaur

2009-01-01

45

The Changing Environment of Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1910 academic libraries have been essential resources to the colleges and universities they serve. These libraries have demonstrated an extraordinary ability to adapt to an everchanging environment. It may be time now for academic libraries to define and shape the environment as well as adapt and respond to it. (Author)

Lynch, Beverly P.

1978-01-01

46

Library design, learning spaces and academic literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To acquire academic literacy students need library buildings that take account of “what the student does”, changing learning styles and preparation for employment in a digital world. Equally as academic staff develop innovative e-learning activities, library spaces need to accommodate new learning opportunities. This paper aims to consider how the design of library buildings contributes to a complex

Jill Beard; Penny Dale

2010-01-01

47

Data protection management in university libraries in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper, based on British Library funded research, examines a range of issues relating to data protection management in UK university library and information services. A general description of data protection legislation in the UK is followed by a brief overview of the aspects which involve personal data in libraries. The result of an impact survey of UK university libraries

J. Eric Davies

1997-01-01

48

Academic Libraries in Virginia, 1979-1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The data presented on the activities of 74 academic libraries in Virginia have been compiled by the Council of Higher Education, primarily from the Higher Education General Information Surveys ('College and University Libraries' and 'Financial Statistics ...

J. E. Molnar

1981-01-01

49

Texas Academic Library Statistics, 1978-1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains statistical data for academic libraries in Texas which serve both public and private institutions. Data on institutional characteristics, expenditures, current operating budgets, library personnel, salaries, public service, collection...

1980-01-01

50

Library Webmasters in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kneip, Jason

2007-01-01

51

Acquisitions, the Internet and the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic resources are becoming a common and useful collection building tool in many libraries, especially academic libraries. This paper presents an overview of how librarians and library staff are using these tools, what tools are being used, and what benefits and drawbacks they present. Web sites, OPACs, listservs, and direct library-vendor links are a sampling of the variety of electronic

Helene Goldm

1999-01-01

52

Digital Reference Services in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

To identify the proportion of libraries conducting digital reference service and to examine the characteristics of those services, we conducted a survey of 150 academic library Web sites. Approximately 45 percent of the surveyed libraries offered digital reference services, with higher proportions among larger and more comprehensive institutions. We also examined: direct links from library homepages, ways in which users

Joseph Janes; David Carter; Patricia Memmott

1999-01-01

53

Digital Reference Services in Malaysian Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

New technologies are changing the provision of library services. One such change is the submission of questions to a library through electronic means, and having them answered by a library staff member, i.e., digital reference services. The purpose of this study was to identify the existing status of digital reference services (DRS) in selected academic libraries in Malaysia. The researchers

Wan Ab; Kadir Wan Dollah; Diljit Singh

2007-01-01

54

Academic library user education in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ping Sun; Hannelore B. Rader

1999-01-01

55

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The apparent death of academic libraries, as measured by declining circulation of print materials, reduced use of reference services, and falling gate counts, has led to calls for a more “social” approach to academic libraries: installing cafés, expanding group study spaces, and developing “information commons.” This study compares these social models with the traditional academic library, whose spirit is best

Jeffrey T. Gayton

2008-01-01

56

A Note on the Misconduct of Academics in UK HEIs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article compares the employment regime for academics in UK HEIs with that of faculty in US HEIs. It considers, "inter alia", "progressive discipline", "at will contracts", "the Model Statute", "academic freedom", "faculty misconduct" and "academic underperformance". (Contains 1 note.)

Palfreyman, David

2005-01-01

57

Library Instruction Assessment in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tancheva, Kornelia; Andrews, Camille; Steinhart, Gail

2007-01-01

58

Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

2009-01-01

59

Academic Branch Libraries: Assessment and Collection Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Poole, Julie

2009-01-01

60

Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Engel, Debra; Robbins, Sarah

2009-01-01

61

Assessing an academic library liaison programme  

Microsoft Academic Search

Liaison programmes have been in existence in academic libraries for a number of years. A liaison programme is a co-operative agreement between the library and academic units to foster better communication, improve services and enhance collection development. In order for it to be operated effectively such a programme needs to be assessed on an ongoing basis. Reports the findings of

Cynthia C. Ryans; Raghini S. Suresh; Wei-Ping Zhang

1995-01-01

62

Telephone Interviewing Practices within Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Debra Engel; Sarah Robbins

2009-01-01

63

Theft and Mutilation of Library Materials in Nigerian Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The survey discussed in this article investigated the prevalent rate at which book theft occurs, especially in academic society and with special interest in Nigerian academic institutions. The main objective was to evaluate the level at which book theft and mutilation are plaguing academic libraries in Nigeria and to proffer some measures for curbing the menace. A total of 120

Isaac Olugbenga Ajala; Samuel Adeolu Oyeboade

2008-01-01

64

Applying DEA Technique to Library Evaluation in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik

2003-01-01

65

Status of Library Automation in Iranian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the findings of a 1991 survey of automation in Iranian academic libraries. Findings about libraries participating in the study, including subject area focus, library size, users, staffing, services, and budgets, are presented as a context for information about computer facilities. Copies of the survey in English and Arabic are appended.…

Farajpahlou, A. Hossein

1994-01-01

66

Status of Library Automation in Iranian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the findings of a 1991 survey of automation in Iranian academic libraries. Findings about libraries participating in the study, including subject area focus, library size, users, staffing, services, and budgets, are presented as a context for information about computer facilities. Copies of the survey in English and Arabic are appended.…

Farajpahlou, A. Hossein

1994-01-01

67

Looseleaf Publications in Large Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The decision to catalog publications issued in looseleaf format as serials or as monographs affects the acquisition, budget allocation, receipt, record maintenance, and access to these publications in both manual and automated environments in any large academic library environment. At the University of Arizona Library, a looseleaf recataloging project based on cataloging standards developed by the Library of Congress and

Karen Dalziel Tallman; Sharon K. Scott; Carrie Russell

1989-01-01

68

Outreach in Academic Libraries: Principle into Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of library outreach services in academic libraries focuses on experiences at the University of Michigan. Topics addressed include a changing student population; evaluating student needs, including bibliographic instruction; analyzing campus context; examining resources available to the library; and outreach guidelines, including…

Westbrook, Lynn; Waldman, Robert

1993-01-01

69

Accreditation, ROI, and the Online Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stielow, Fred

2011-01-01

70

The Acquisitions Librarian in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to gather five categories of data on acquisitions librarians in academic libraries: which libraries employ them; their managerial status; their goals; the satisfaction they derive from their work and positions; and their influence on library policies. Two surveys, "Role of the Acquisitions Librarian in University and…

Shabowich, Stanley A.

71

The Difficult Patron in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faculty members depend on the resources and services provided by the libraries to teach, satisfy the curricular needs of the students, and conduct their research. Students need the library for many reasons, among which are to complete their assignments and to expand on what faculty covers in class. The patron\\/librarian relationship in the academic library is not always perfect. Issues

Patience L. Simmonds; Jane L. Ingold

2002-01-01

72

Electronic books: challenges for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ray Lonsdale; Chris Armstrong

2001-01-01

73

Application of information technologies in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Faranak Mohsenzadeh; Alireza Isfandyari-Moghaddam

2009-01-01

74

Google Scholar and academic libraries: an update  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to update the authors' original 2005 study of Google Scholar's integration into ARL libraries' web sites. Have more ARL libraries added Google Scholar? Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The library homepages of the 113 ARL academic institutions were examined for paths or links to Google Scholar. The coding scheme focused on noting whether Google Scholar appeared on the

Karen A. Hartman; Laura Bowering Mullen

2008-01-01

75

China Academic Library and Information System: An Academic Library Consortium in China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes CALIS (China Academic Library and Information System), a nationwide academic library consortium funded primarily by the Chinese government to serve multiple resource-sharing functions among the participating libraries, including online searching, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and coordinated purchasing and cataloging, by…

Dai, Longji; Chen, Ling; Zhang, Hongyang

2000-01-01

76

Serving Deaf Students in Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This transcript contains the text of a speech and five panel presentations on the problems of people with hearing impairments and the provision of academic library instruction to deaf students. Herbert W. Larson describes: methods for effectively communic...

1983-01-01

77

Enhancing Academic Library Performance Through Positive Psychology  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brian Quinn

2005-01-01

78

Themes of Change in Corporate Libraries: Considerations for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Housewright, Ross

2009-01-01

79

Handheld Libraries 101: Using Mobile Technologies in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kosturski, Kate; Skornia, Frank

2011-01-01

80

Social Networking Tools for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff's perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university…

Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Du, Helen S.

2013-01-01

81

Research Instruction in Connecticut's Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A survey on bibliographic instruction was sent to all 63 academic libraries in Connecticut in the winter of 1985-86. Librarians were asked if they offered library research as a separate course, a required unit in a broader course, or integrated with instruction at the invitation of the professor. Questions were included on faculty workshops,…

Natale, Barbara

82

Social Networking Tools for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff's perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university…

Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Du, Helen S.

2013-01-01

83

Process Flow Analysis in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries have faced a variety of challenges in recent years. New technologies and services, rising user expectations, increased materials costs, and spare budgets have all challenged library management. In many cases, staff should be increased, but budget will not support doing so. In other cases, circumstances cause service delivery to users to be impeded. By objectively documenting and analyzing

Daryl C. Youngman

2006-01-01

84

Multiculturalism and Technology in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mario A. Charles

1995-01-01

85

Cataloging Production Standards in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The cataloging profession has not defined quantitative standards by which cataloging output can be uniformly measured and compared among libraries. In today's climate of decreasing budgetary resources, increasing service demands, and the need to do more with less, how do cataloging departments quantify performance expectations? In an effort to determine what cataloging production standards exist in academic libraries, a survey

Claire-Lise Bénaud; Sever Bordeianu; Mary Ellen Hanson

1999-01-01

86

Reference Services and Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the impact of new and developing media on academic libraries, specifically discussing technology which enables video and movie clips to be transferred over intranets and the Internet. This Web technology could have implications for other electronic media and databases, for offering extended services, including training and orientation for new staff and students; and for online library instruction

Thura R. Mack

1999-01-01

87

Data Protection Management in University Libraries in the UK.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines a range of issues relating to data protection management in UK (United Kingdom) university library and information services. Highlights include data protection legislation, personal data in libraries, and results of an impact survey of UK university libraries. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (Author/LRW)

Davies, J. Eric

1997-01-01

88

Terms for Academic Library Directors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Looks at a seminal article by Arthur McAnally and Robert Downs on the changing role of the university library director to determine whether the changes they outlined in 1973 are still valid. Additional sources of strife for university library directors are described, and requirements for today's library directors are discussed. (Contains five…

Rooks, Dana C.

1994-01-01

89

Staff exchanges - new directions for academic libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Focuses on international academic library staff exchanges from three perspectives: the author’s personal experience as an exchange participant, as director of a research library which has hosted six exchanges, and as chairman of CURL’s Staff Development Group, which is to implement an intra-CURL libraries exchange programme in 1997-98. Describes in detail a model of short, project-based, reciprocal attachments, rather than

Michael Hannon

1997-01-01

90

Questionnaire surveys to discover academic staff and library staff perceptions of a National Union catalogue  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the feasibility study into a National Union catalogue for the UK (UKNUC), a questionnaire survey was undertaken of the needs of both academic staff in higher education and library staff. A response rate of 40-50 per cent was achieved, 846 questionnaires being returned for academics and 724 for librarians. The analysis suggests that a UKNUC would be highly valued

Peter Stubley; Tony Kidd

2002-01-01

91

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gayton, Jeffrey T.

2008-01-01

92

Developing Multiculturalism in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Helms, Cynthia Mae

93

Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Academic Library Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

L. F. Osinulu; O. I. Amusa

2010-01-01

94

Restructuring Revisited: Changing Academic Structures in UK Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hogan, John

2012-01-01

95

Academic libraries and university presses  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years university presses have undergone some significant changes, such as expansion of their scope to include materials\\u000a that may have appeal beyond the scholarly market. This article investigates, through the use of a survey of university libraries,\\u000a the acquisition of university press products by libraries. In general, recent years have been changes in the relationship\\u000a between university presses

John M. Budd

1991-01-01

96

Assessment of Library Collections Academic Program Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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Academic health sciences libraries, then and now.  

PubMed Central

We have made no attempt to compare academic health science libraries along other criteria. Collections and services are not always congruent with budgets; nor do we imply that bigger is better. It is much more expensive to operate a library today than in 1962. In addition, building backfiles is not usually required for a library that has been collecting, even modestly, for fifty to one hundred years. In summary, the eastern seaboard health science libraries generally declined in rank, whereas those in the midwest, southwest, and west either remained in rank order or increased in rank. Exceptions are in North and South Carolina. Although this socioeconomic shift is interesting, the more relevant finding is the narrowing range. In 1962 the median health science library budget was one-sixth as large as that of top-ranked UC-SF. Whereas UC-SF's budget has shown a six-fold increase over twenty years, the median library's budget has shown a twelve-fold increase. The gap between the annual budgets of the top-ranked schools and those in the bottom half of the range remains substantial but is apparently closing. It is anticipated that during the next two decades relatively few dollars will separate the annual budgets of the top ten or twenty academic health science libraries from those at the other end of the spectrum.

Timour, J A

1984-01-01

98

1996 Australian and New Zealand Academic Library Statistics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Australian and New Zealand academic library statistics for 1996 provide data on overall staffing, services, collections. expenditures, and population in 43 Australian and 7 New Zealand academic library systems. Includes amendments to the 1995 statistics. (PEN)

Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 1997

1997-01-01

99

Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

2007-01-01

100

Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 part of a scholarly or scientific society package. Despite

Stephen Crothers; Margaret Prabhu; Shirley Sullivan

2007-01-01

101

Marketing Academic Libraries: A Necessary Plan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To coordinate an academic-library marketing effort effectively, a comprehensive plan is essential. A traditional marketing plan consists of four activities: determining what to promote, defining target audiences, choosing type of outreach, and evaluating program. Suggestions for promotional activities, forms of publicity, and examples from the…

Dodsworth, Ellen

1998-01-01

102

Academic Libraries and the Research Quality Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Federal Government is introducing a new funding model for research in Australian higher education institutions, the Research Quality Framework (RQF). This paper provides an overview of the RQF and looks at possible impacts of the RQF on academic libraries in Australia. These impacts are drawn from experience at one Australian university,…

Haddow, Gaby

2007-01-01

103

Assessing instructional outcomes in Canadian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Heidi Julien; Stuart Boon

2004-01-01

104

The Internet and acquisitions in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

That British acquisitions librarians are not significantly utilising the Internet is the major conclusion. Finds that they are satisfied with existing systems, but that there is scope for making greater use of the Internet. Research done in 1996 involved talking to staff from six academic libraries and one publisher, for a study to evaluate the effects of electronic publishing and

Ann Hollis

1998-01-01

105

Recreational Reading Collections in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

During times of increased competition for budget, staff, and space in academic libraries, providing a recreational reading collection for pleasure and current awareness can be seen as difficult to justify. Recent studies, including Reading at Risk, raise concerns about the literary reading practices of college students. A year after the creation of a recreational reading collection at the University of

Bette Rathe; Lisa Blankenship

2006-01-01

106

An Optimized RFID-Based Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a solution for integrating RFID technology in academic libraries by offering cost effectiveness and good quality of service. On the one hand, we challenge hardware issues which include optimization of the layout of the RFID system by minimizing the total number of used devices, avoiding collision between them and capturing all tags. On other hand, the main challenge

A. Fennani; H. Hamam

2008-01-01

107

Collecting comic books for an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Comic books are finally being recognized as a scholarly medium in literature, art, history, popular culture, and many other fields of study. Blanket disapproval of comic books, however, continues in all but a few academic libraries. Librarians do face philosophical and practical challenges to acquiring comic books, but it is both possible and desirable to do so. Valuable selection tools

Chris Matz

2004-01-01

108

The New Academic Library and Student Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Morris, Jim

2007-01-01

109

Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Crothers, Stephen; Prabhu, Margaret; Sullivan, Shirley

2007-01-01

110

Academic Libraries: 1992. E.D. TABS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report is based on information from the 1992-93 IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Academic Libraries survey. The data in this report come from the higher education institutions in IPEDS and include all colleges and universities with accreditation at the higher education level as recognized by the Secretary of Education.…

Williams, Jeffrey

111

Media Reference Sources for an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the surface many media reference questions seem simple to answer. However, the lack of reference tools often hinders the reference librarian's ability to answer even the most straightforward query. In some cases, the library simply has an inadequate collection, lacking necessary sources. In other cases, the reference tools simply do not exist. Experienced academic media librarians develop toolkits, consisting

Kristine R. Brancolini

1999-01-01

112

The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Quinn, Brian

2000-01-01

113

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research investigated the importance of user-library trust in ensuring vital freedom of inquiry in academic libraries, exploring its strength through comparison with attitudes towards the National Identity Card Scheme (NICS) within the various libraries of a large UK university. An online survey of students and interviews with librarians…

Sutlieff, Lisa; Chelin, Jackie

2010-01-01

114

Ebooks in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jackie Dowdy

115

Use of teams in technical services in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lihong Zhu

2011-01-01

116

Academic Library Resource Sharing through Bibliographic Utility Program Participation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Trochim, Mary Kane

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Yong-Mi; Abbas, June

2010-01-01

118

Academic Library Web Sites: Current Practice and Future Directions  

Microsoft Academic Search

To address competitive threats, academic libraries are encouraged to build robust Web sites personalized to learning and research tasks. Through an evaluation of Association of Research Libraries (ARL)-member Web sites, we suggest how library Web sites should evolve and reflect upon the impacts such recommendations may have on academic libraries themselves.

Brian Detlor; Vivian Lewis

2006-01-01

119

Singing in harmony: statistical benchmarking for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Cathie Jilovsky

2011-01-01

120

A Longitudinal Study of Undergraduates’ Academic Library Experiences  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the library use patterns of 1,046 undergraduates during their first three years of college. The significant changes in library use patterns have implications for the redesign of academic library services including reference and bibliographic instruction.

Ethelene Whitmire

2001-01-01

121

Recruiting, Training and Motivating Student Assistants in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Constantinou, Constantia

1998-01-01

122

Adoption of Web 2.0 in US Academic Libraries: A Survey of ARL Library Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mahmood, Khalid; Richardson, John V., Jr.

2011-01-01

123

Library Personnel's Role in the Creation of Metadata: A Survey of Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The digital age has caused the paradigm to shift in academic libraries both in terms of their collections and the roles of their personnel. As academic libraries begin to digitize objects in their collections, how and who in the library creates access to these resources has become a hot issue.At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries (UNL Libraries), taskforces were formed

Adonna Fleming; Margaret Mering; Judith A. Wolfe

2008-01-01

124

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Khalid Mahmood; John V. Richardson Jr

2011-01-01

125

Adoption of Web 2.0 in US Academic Libraries: A Survey of ARL Library Websites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mahmood, Khalid; Richardson, John V., Jr.

2011-01-01

126

Deep classification: pornography, bibliographic access, and academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Juris Dilevko; Lisa Gottlieb

2002-01-01

127

User Preferences in Reference Services: Virtual Reference and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cummings, Joel; Cummings, Lara; Frederiksen, Linda

2007-01-01

128

A Brief Comparative Study of Canadian and American Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Canadian and American academic library environments are remarkably similar. This factor is traceable to similarities between the nations themselves and their academic institutions. Both countries have experienced comparable shifts in governmental support and growth patterns in the academic library sector. This has led many to observe that…

Wilkinson, David W.

129

The Cost Function and Scale Economies in Academic Research Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Lewis G.

2003-01-01

130

Beyond Library Walls: Embedding Librarians in Academic Departments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Matava, Tobie; Coffey, Dan; Kushkowski, Jeffrey

2010-01-01

131

Academic Libraries in India: a Present-Day Scenario  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Preeti Mahajan

2005-01-01

132

The common user interface in academic libraries: myth or reality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries have long desired one-stop shopping for their customers and, in this electronic age, their customers are demanding it: a way to search from a single point at any physical location, and retrieve information from the library catalog, citations from journal indexes, and full text information from electronic resources. Academic libraries have explored ways to provide this access, as

Wendi Arant; Leila Payne

2001-01-01

133

Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Shu Liu

134

The Information Commons: The Academic Library Of The Future  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Laurie A. MacWhinnie

2003-01-01

135

Fundraising in academic libraries: the United States experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Funding in academic libraries has become increasingly problematic and competitive during the last part of the twentieth century. Academic libraries manage, collect and provide access to an ever-growing arsenal of information for an increasing number of users in an environment of growing financial constraints. Libraries employ highly trained and educated staff, need complex facilities and sophisticated electronic technologies in order

Hannelore B. Rader

2000-01-01

136

Transition from Staff to Faculty in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition from staff to faculty in academic libraries is increasing in possibility due to distance education and Web-based library and information science (LIS) programs. This type of transition is reflected upon within the context of one person's experience and within the broad strokes of information regarding the current employment climate for academic libraries.

Cheryl McCallips

2008-01-01

137

A Literature Review of Academic Library Web Page Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Barbara A. Blummer

2007-01-01

138

Collaborative Real-time Digital Reference Services in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The real-time digital reference service is valued by most academic librarians in United States. To make the collaborative real-time digital reference service viable in academic library service, the libraries need to understand the information seeking behavior of potential users and to train the staff well. The participating libraries also need to coordinate the following issues in advance: quality control, question

Shiao-Feng Su

2004-01-01

139

The Significance of Organizational Development in Academic Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

More and more academic research libraries are applying organiza- tional development (OD) concepts in their organizations. The outcomes of focusing on and utilizing this management approach are described, including how OD has made significant differences in these libraries. To assess the current state of OD in academic research libraries, interviews were conducted in July-August 2003 with twelve individuals who have

Karen Holloway

2004-01-01

140

Public Relations in Academic Libraries: A Descriptive Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Marshall, Nancy

2001-01-01

141

Just Advanced Librarianship: The Role of Academic Libraries as Publishers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harboe-Ree, Cathrine

2007-01-01

142

Academic library performance measures and undergraduates' library use and educational outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship between an institution's academic library performance measures and undergraduates' library use and educational outcomes. The sample consisted of 7,958 undergraduates attending 36 colleges and universities representing four institutional types. Regression analyses determined the relationship between academic library performance measures and library use and self-reported gains in critical thinking while controlling for undergraduates' background characteristics and

Ethelene Whitmire

2002-01-01

143

Book Storage in Academic Libraries. A Report Submitted to the Council on Library Resources.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study was made to determine the present state of book storage in large North American academic libraries. A letter was sent to every academic library in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to inquire if they engaged in book storage. From the 35 which answered affirmatively, 15 were selected for visitation: the libraries of the…

Piternick, George

144

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Deem, Rosemary

2010-01-01

145

Challenges for Academic Accreditation: The UK Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several factors (government policy, demographic trends, employer pressure) are leading to new forms of degree programmes in UK universities. The government is strongly encouraging engagement between universities and employers. Work-based learning is increasingly found in first and second cycle programmes, along with modules designed by employers…

Shearman, Richard; Seddon, Deborah

2010-01-01

146

Metadata Practices in Academic and Non-Academic Libraries for Digital Projects: A Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the results of a survey examining and comparing the metadata practices of academic and non-academic libraries regarding digital projects. It explores the types of metadata and vocabularies utilized, issues of interoperability, end-user-created metadata, and staffing for metadata planning and creation. Participants from 87 academic libraries and 40 non-academic libraries responded to the survey. The survey found that,

Laurie Lopatin

2010-01-01

147

Academic Library Services Support for Research Information Seeking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Du, Jia Tina; Evans, Nina

2011-01-01

148

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increased mention of journal clubs in the library literature and the recent creation of clubs at the authors' institutions sparked curiosity about how widespread they are in academic libraries. An online survey announced on library listservs assessed their prevalence and practices. Library journal clubs promote current awareness, analysis skills,…

Young, Philip; Vilelle, Luke

2011-01-01

149

Academic Library Development Program. Report of the Self-Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report is the result of a self-study undertaken by the staff of the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library as part of the Academic Library Development Program (ALDP), a management self-study program developed by the Association of Research Libraries' Office of University Library Management Studies. The basic responsibility for the…

Naylor, Ronald P., Comp.; And Others

150

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2001-02  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2001-02. Out of 114 ARL university libraries, 65 responded to the survey. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Includes questionnaire. Health Sciences libraries reported…

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

2003-01-01

151

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2003-04  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2003-04. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 66 responded to this survey. Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 235,225…

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

2005-01-01

152

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2004-05  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains the results of the Association of Research Libraries' survey of academic Health Sciences libraries for 2004-05. Data are presented on collections, expenditures, and personnel and public services. Out of 113 ARL university libraries, 67 responded to the survey. Health Sciences libraries reported median values of 243,011 volumes…

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

2006-01-01

153

ALADN: the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fund-raising is becoming an integral part of contemporary library management, particularly for academic and research libraries. Libraries are establishing or strengthening development operations and seeking information on best practices in fund-raising. In response to this growing priority of library directors and deans, and to meet demand for a forum in which development staff can share ideas and successes with each

Gwendolen Rochester Leighty

2002-01-01

154

The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Increased mention of journal clubs in the library literature and the recent creation of clubs at the authors' institutions sparked curiosity about how widespread they are in academic libraries. An online survey announced on library listservs assessed their prevalence and practices. Library journal clubs promote current awareness, analysis skills,…

Young, Philip; Vilelle, Luke

2011-01-01

155

Knowledge exchange and community engagement: an academic library perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Peter E. Sidorko; Tina T. Yang

2011-01-01

156

Academic Library Development Program. Report of the Self-Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the result of a self-study undertaken by the staff of the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library as part of the Academic Library Development Program (ALDP), a management self-study program developed by the Association of Research Libraries' Office of University Library Management Studies. The basic responsibility for the…

Naylor, Ronald P., Comp.; And Others

157

Quality measurement of Croatian public and academic libraries: a methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to present the proposed methodology for the first scientific project to evaluate Croatian academic and public library services. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The project shown in the paper will: collect statistical data on state-of-the-art in libraries, as well as public and academic library staff opinions on evaluation activities in their libraries; define dimensions of effectiveness that will

Kornelija Petr

2007-01-01

158

Socioeconomic features of UK public library users  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Margaret Hawkins; Anne Morris; John Sumsion

2001-01-01

159

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2012-01-01

160

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kornelija Petr Balog

2009-01-01

161

The future of the academic library and the academic librarian: a Delphi study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identifies the most important trends in changes that are occurring in academic libraries and their impact on the role of the academic library as a whole, with focus on the skills and characteristics of a new-century librarian. To achieve this goal a Delphi study was conducted between December 1998 and April 1999 involving 23 key library experts from ten countries.

Blazej Feret; Marzena Marcinek

1999-01-01

162

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

163

Open Access in China and Its Effect on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hu, Dehua; Luo, Aijing; Liu, Haixia

2013-01-01

164

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

165

Get with the Program: Successful Outreach in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation explored the possibilities of utilizing programming as a promotional tool for academic libraries, a tool which serves to increase exposure and use of particular collections and services. Successful library promotion and outreach to an academic community was discussed by highlighting the promotional and programming endeavors (including events for faculty and students as well as use of social networking

Heather K. Beirne

2011-01-01

166

Open Access in China and Its Effect on Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hu, Dehua; Luo, Aijing; Liu, Haixia

2013-01-01

167

The Undergraduate Prospectus as a Marketing Tool for Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David Brown; Barbara Sen

2010-01-01

168

Academic Libraries: 2008. First Look. NCES 2010-348  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2008 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. This First Look summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year,…

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Sheckells, Cindy; Davis, Denise

2009-01-01

169

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Keller, Dean H., Ed.

170

Library Collections for the Support of Academic Sport Management Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kendra Spahr; Stephanie Wiegand

2012-01-01

171

Electronic Information and Technology: Impact and Potential for Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the impact of information technology, the economics of information, and changing patterns of scholarly communication on the role of the academic library. Libraries are called upon to cooperate in building a national information network for scholarly communications based on existing bibliographic utilities and the developing academic

Morris, Dilys E.

1989-01-01

172

Learning Commons to Communicative Commons: Transforming the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition from information to learning commons is an important step in the transformation of the academic library; yet, it is important that the commons movement not lose its momentum. The learning commons may be considered as a stage in the transformation of the academic library as a whole to a communicative commons whose objective is to insure that all

William F. Birdsall

2010-01-01

173

Servicing the Various Publics at a State Supported Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reference librarians and administrators are always concerned about ways to provide the best service to their patrons. The traditional user groups of the academic library are the faculty, staff, and students of the college or university. In a publicly supported academic library, patrons come from the general community, including children, adolescents, and business people, as well as from the university.

Mary E. Boulanger

1990-01-01

174

Classification and Shelving of Periodicals in Academic Libraries in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey was carried out among the academic libraries in Nigeria to ascertain which method of arrangement of periodicals on the shelf is most suitable in an academic library. An analysis of the returned questionnaires revealed that arranging the periodicals by Cutter numbers within a broad classification by subject is preferred to any other type of arrangement. Such an arrangement

Dokun Fadiran

1987-01-01

175

Innovation community: Constructing a new service mode for academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to put forward a completely new academic library service mode called “Innovation community” in light of current information environment, social background and user demands. “Innovation community” is a mode especially suitable for academic libraries, aimed at supporting the cultivation of innovation ability, encouraging user participation, joint construction, interaction and communication, designing different

Lu Xiaobin; Guo Jing

2009-01-01

176

U.S. Academic Library Consortia: A Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guzzy, Judith E.

2010-01-01

177

Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. Third Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Leighton, Philip D.; Weber, David C.

178

Convergence and Professional Identity in the Academic Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilson, Kerry M.; Halpin, Eddie

2006-01-01

179

Social Bookmarking in Academic Libraries: Trends and Applications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Redden, Carla S.

2010-01-01

180

Academic libraries in transition: some leadership issues – a viewpoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Robert Moropa

2010-01-01

181

Building Next Generation Video Game Collections in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Laskowski, Mary; Ward, David

2009-01-01

182

Interactions Between the Academic Business Library and Research Data Services  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bennett, Terrence B.; Nicholson, Shawn W.

2004-01-01

183

Economic Value of Public Libraries in the UK  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anne Morris; John Sumsion; Margaret Hawkins

2002-01-01

184

Managing Meaning: Language and Technology in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coffey, Daniel; Lawson, Karen

2002-01-01

185

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

186

Managing CD-ROM Service in Malaysian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Majid, Shaheen

1998-01-01

187

Managing CD-ROM Service in Malaysian Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Majid, Shaheen

1998-01-01

188

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nancy Kim Phillips

189

Collaborate or Die! Collection Development in Today's Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The practice of collection development faces many challenges in the present and likely future library environment. The following text presents concepts for collaboration as viable solutions to these challenges for collection development in academic libraries. In particular, a model of collaboration involving department faculty representatives and library liaisons is discussed. Consulting professional literature on this topic has offered insight into

James Cory Tucker; Jeremy Bullian; Matthew C. Torrence

2004-01-01

190

Program Assessment in Academic Libraries: An Introduction for Assessment Practitioners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although academic libraries have a long tradition of program assessment, in the past the results have been more meaningful internally than externally. Recent changes in the conceptualization of libraries' role in higher education and advances in measurement tools will likely provide answers to different questions, particularly the relationship of library services and resources to student learning and success.

Eric Ackermann

2007-01-01

191

Accessing E-books through Academic Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines access to electronic books as provided on theWeb sites of academic libraries in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Our goal was to discover the ways in which that access occurs and to analyze the merit of the various approaches. We found some common barriers to access, as well as many cases of exemplary access. Many libraries

Andrea L. Dinkelman; Kristine Stacy-Bates

2007-01-01

192

Prospects of GSM technology for academic library services  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Olayinka Catherine Fatoki

2005-01-01

193

New Cataloger Preparedness: Interviews With New Professionals in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents the results of interviews with twenty-two new professional catalogers in their first professional positions in an academic library. Interview questions focus on library education experiences, comfort with the theory and practice of cataloging, and overall level of preparedness provided by the master of library science (MLS) or equivalent degree. Interview results place great importance on practica, internships,

Michael Dulock

2011-01-01

194

A Survey on the Outsourcing of Cataloging in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors conducted a survey on outsourcing of cataloging in aca- demic libraries in order to determine the extent of outsourcing being done in academic libraries and the overall success of such projects. The survey instrument included questions about factors that might affect the decision to outsource, what reasons libraries had for outsourcing or not outsourcing, what was being outsourced,

Katherine A. Libby; Dana M. Caudle

195

The Application of Drupal to Website Development in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drupal is one of top tech topics in libraries right now. Academic libraries think very carefully about how they design their websites, and more and more libraries look at Drupal as a framework for their website development, as well as a cohesive interface for gathering content coming from different silos. In this paper we highlight the high degree of similarity

Cristina Tofan

2010-01-01

196

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)…

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

2012-01-01

197

Issues Facing Academic Libraries in the 1980's.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McCabe, Gerard B.

198

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

199

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heilig, Jean M.

2001-01-01

200

Digital Library : A Transition for Academic Libraries in Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sujin Butdisuwan

201

A Directory of Library Instruction Programs in Pennsylvania Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This directory of library instruction programs in 102 libraries adds information on in-house developed library instruction materials to the basic information on programs, program content, and instructional personnel listed in the previous edition. Survey ...

J. J. Costa

1980-01-01

202

The presence of academic health sciences libraries on Facebook: the relationship between content and library popularity.  

PubMed

Social networks such as Facebook allow libraries to be proactive in reaching their users. While some libraries have popular Facebook pages, it remains unclear what attracts users to these pages. This study evaluates relationships between libraries' Facebook page content and popularity. An analysis of 72 academic health sciences libraries' Facebook pages showed positive correlations between number of library fans and number of tabs, photos, events, and wall posts on Facebook. Libraries posting videos had significantly more fans than libraries without them. This study contributes to an understanding of correlations between content and popularity on Facebook, with implications for library outreach. PMID:22559180

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

2012-01-01

203

Strengthening the Foundation for Information Literacy in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between the library and the information literacy movement is acknowledged, and a further delineation of responsibility at the academic reference service level is examined. Reference librarians' perspective enables them to serve as \\

Laura A. Sullivan; Nancy F. Campbell

1991-01-01

204

Criteria for Collection Analysis in the Academic Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An assessment of literature from journals, reports, and monographs on criteria for the analysis of academic library collections reveals that there are four primary methods which have been employed in the past and are still being utilized: (1) impressionis...

C. Yancheff

1978-01-01

205

Team Effectiveness in Academic Medical Libraries: A Multiple Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Elaine Russo Martin

2006-01-01

206

End-user services in academic libraries: a 1999 perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article updates a national study undertaken in 1985 to assess the status of end-user search services in academic libraries (results were presented at the fourteenth annual LOEX conference in Ypsilanti, MI). Although today’s academic libraries now include Internet accessible and Web-based resources, many of the same challenges exist as in the past: user education, convenient and timely access to

Ilene F. Rockman

1999-01-01

207

Funding arrangements for UK Universities and their libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘University library financing in Britain has all the precision of a coven of witches. No one knows how precisely it is worked out’ (R.J. Bates, 1973)This quote could equally have been applied to the financing of U.K. universities at the time. It provides a suitable introduction to the first of the two themes of this paper. This is the shift

Tom Graham

1996-01-01

208

Circulating Laptops: Lessons Learned in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Paul A. Sharpe

2009-01-01

209

Fair Use Challenges in Academic and Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic and research libraries are key players in the generation and propagation of knowledge in the U.S., and their interpretation of the balancing features of copyright is critical to the quality of research, teaching, and learning they support. Approaches and methods for research, teaching, and learning are changing rapidly with opportunities presented by digitization and Internet communication. Academic and research

Peter Jaszi

2010-01-01

210

The Postmodern Condition: Students, the Web, and Academic Library Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Proposes a framework for academic libraries to use for the reevaluation of reference and bibliographic instruction services that focuses on student attitudes and the World Wide Web. Discusses the postmodern condition that is characterized by consumerism, superficiality, and knowledge fragmentation, and considers how academic librarians can…

Harley, Bruce; Dreger, Megan; Knobloch, Patricia

2001-01-01

211

Beyond mentoring: toward the rejuvenation of academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

If academic libraries assumed responsibility for the recruitment and career advancement of their employees, rather than relying on the common mentoring practice of arranging a temporary series of functional pairings designed to orient or tenure employees, they could assist in rejuvenating the ranks of academic librarianship and meet their coming workforce needs.

Gail Munde

2000-01-01

212

Information Audit: Keys for Understanding the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

An information audit is a tool that can be used to discover and identify patterns and changes in an organization. Although most of the research is not focused on the academic library, many of the existing case studies and practical resources on the information audit have details that can be easily applied to the academic environment. In this article the

Rebekah Kilzer

2012-01-01

213

Academic Library Services and the Learning Disabled College Student.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In addition to a literature review emphasizing definitions, statistics, and legislation concerning learning disabilities, this paper presents the results of a 1987 survey of academic libraries regarding their services for postsecondary learning disabled students. Responses (n=525) to the questionnaire indicated that, as a group, academic

Gustafson, Julia; Langan, Kerry

214

Establishing Access Policies for Emerging Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Withtheincorporationofrapidly evolvingmediaformatsin academic librarycollections, librariansface thenow-familiar challengeof providing access to the information these new formats contain. Rather than developing individual access policies for each type of media, librarians can follow pre-existing policies for an established media format, the videorecording, asa way of addressingdiscrete medialending issuesand establishing appropriate policies. This article describes a variety of academic library video access policies and

Rebecca S. Albitz

2001-01-01

215

Status of Academic Libraries in the United States. Results from the 1994 Academic Library Survey with Historical Comparisons. Survey Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two of the national education goals for the year 2000 emphasize the important roles played by resources and staff efforts of academic libraries. The nation's fourth education goal, which is concerned with the ongoing need for access to learning resources ...

M. W. Cahalan N. M. Justh J. W. Williams

1998-01-01

216

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tvaruzka, Kathryn

2009-01-01

217

Is the Library a "Welcoming Space"?: An Urban Academic Library and Diverse Student Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a case study of an urban academic library's attempt to identify factors that influence the perceptions of students of color concerning the library as a welcoming space. The goal of this study is to determine if there are qualitative divergent factors along racial lines concerning how students use this library. The research is…

Elteto, Sharon; Jackson, Rose M.; Lim, Adriene

2008-01-01

218

Academic Libraries as Learning Spaces: Library Effectiveness and the User Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article discusses the improvement of user experience in academic libraries. The implications of automation on the role of librarians and library staff are discussed. The success of libraries is measured in terms of their inputs, the activities they support and their outputs, such as circulation transactions and reference questions answered.

Charles Forrest

2009-01-01

219

Two new academic libraries in San Diego, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the considerations taken into account when designing new buildings and how these shaped the design of two new academic libraries in San Diego. Following the principles that each library should serve its unique group of users; that the surrounding campus or site should influence the design; and that the new building should add to its campus or neighbourhood, the

Mark Steele

2002-01-01

220

Academic Library Use of Facebook: Building Relationships with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phillips, Nancy Kim

2011-01-01

221

Professional Development of Academic Library Professionals in Kerala  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

222

Academic Libraries: 2010. First Look. NCES 2012-365  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents tabulations for the 2010 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) conducted by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), within the Institute of Education Sciences. The 2010 ALS population included postsecondary institutions with all of the following: total library expenditures that exceed…

Phan, Tai; Hardesty, Laura; Hug, Jamie; Sheckells, Cindy

2011-01-01

223

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Huang, Hong-Wei

2000-01-01

224

Content Management and the Future of Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wu, Yuhfen Diana; Liu, Mengxiong

2001-01-01

225

Library Policies: Analysis, Formulation and Use in Academic Institutions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper examines the topic of policy analysis and draws upon the recently developed Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Management Review and Analysis Program which is a guide to conducting a self-study of an academic library's management and organ...

D. E. Webster

1972-01-01

226

Linear goal programming for academic library acquisitions allocations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The allocation of an academic library's acquisitions funds should contribute to the achievement of the library's goals and objectives. The availability of diverse materials and the varying demands of user needs in a variety of subject disciplines may represent a set of conflicting, incommensurate goals. Lexicographic linear goal programming offers an appropriate allocation methodology for determining an optimal solution with

D. E. Perushek

1996-01-01

227

Development of Documentation and Academic Library Services. Iraq.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report contains a consultant's observations on the state of documentation centers and academic libraries in Iraq at the time of his visit in late 1976, as well as his recommendations for their development. Discussions of the libraries under the jurisdictions of the universities of Mosul and Baghdad include their backgrounds, organizational…

Francis, Simon

228

The Acquisition of Monographis in Large Academic Scientific Research Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses current issues and problems in the process of acquiring scientific monographs in large academic scientific research libraries. The use and value of monographic material, the broad scope of the collections, the libraries' diverse clientele and the competing demands for resource dollars are described. Approval plans are discussed at length. Cooperative agreements results in faster access to materials

Maxine H. Reneker; Suzanne Fedunok

1983-01-01

229

Moving Away from Overdue Fines: One Academic Library's New Direction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As student fees, print vs. electronic access, service quality expectations, and basic economics have an increasing impact on library operations, some academic libraries are taking a second look at the process of charging overdue fines. This article explores the contemporary environment on this issue. It offers as an example a compromise solution…

Mosley, Pixey Anne

2004-01-01

230

Safety and Health Concerns in Academic and Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Louis, Dorothy M.

231

Work of the Web Weavers: Web Development in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

232

Customer service for academic library users on the web  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kiran Kaur; Diljit Singh

2011-01-01

233

Africana resources in four selected US academic research libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To explore the relationship between the importance of African studies programs and the acquisition of African imprint titles in four selected American academic libraries. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper examines the characteristics of the African studies programs in four universities in comparison with library holdings including the percentage of holdings from four major English-language African publishers. Finding – The

Afeworki Paulos; Robert P. Holley

2006-01-01

234

Quo Vadis ? Fundamental Reflections on the Future of Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Factors affecting the role and development of academic and research libraries during the more immediate future are discussed. Consideration is given to the advancement and improvement of library service in the context of access to information and materials, and the reliance on resource sharing through cooperation of an informal nature and through networks. Implications are outlined: specifically, the resulting importance

Ralph M. Daehn

1981-01-01

235

Quality metrics in academic libraries: Striving for excellence  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Leoné Tiemensma

2009-01-01

236

Use of an Academic Library Web Site Search Engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

An academic library Web site's search engine logs were analyzed to discover how patrons used the site search. Results from this study were intended to improve the site search engine and the library's Web page organization and features. The findings showed that patrons did not understand the function of the search and tried to use it to find information of

Jody Condit Fagan

2002-01-01

237

A popular DVD collection in an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nora Dimmock

2007-01-01

238

Computer Search Services and Information Brokering in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The information explosion is bringing many changes to academic libraries. This article discusses some of the changes and results found during an investigative study of reference departments in forty-four libraries. The computer search services results deal with administrative concerns, organization and staffing, staff training, user education and orientation, fees, quick reference and end-user searching, and policy manuals. Discussed also are

Kathleen Voigt

1988-01-01

239

Management information systems in some academic libraries in Britain  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Dudung Gumilar; Ian M. Johnson

1995-01-01

240

Data Services in Academic Libraries: Assessing Needs and Promoting Services  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries play an important role in making numeric data collections available to their researchers and providing assistance in identifying and accessing appropriate resources. The University of Tennessee Libraries have been working to strengthen the numeric data component of their reference services and have expanded promotion and outreach activities to make this specialized service more visible. In fall 2003, the

Eleanor J. Read

2007-01-01

241

Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kwabena Sekyere

2011-01-01

242

Development of Documentation and Academic Library Services. Iraq.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains a consultant's observations on the state of documentation centers and academic libraries in Iraq at the time of his visit in late 1976, as well as his recommendations for their development. Discussions of the libraries under the jurisdictions of the universities of Mosul and Baghdad include their backgrounds, organizational…

Francis, Simon

243

Virtual Reference Service in Academic Libraries in West Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sekyere, Kwabena

2011-01-01

244

Reflections on the New Age Academic Library Director  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic library leadership in the 1990s reflects the images and icons of the New Age movement in both strategic planning and organizational culture. The author provides a light-hearted look at how library leaders, particularly directors, are molding services and internal processes to the new paradigm.

Tara Lynn Fulton

1995-01-01

245

Preparing the Underprepared: Current Academic Library Practices in Developmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ann Roselle

246

Academics Abroad: Conducting Scholarly Research in German Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Askey, Dale

2001-01-01

247

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

M. E. Cain

1978-01-01

248

Resource Sharing in Dutch Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dutch libraries have a long history of cooperation fostered by the development of computer systems. In the first phase (1970-1990), the emphasis was upon shared cataloguing through the PICA database that provides effective bibliographic control for almost all Dutch library resources. In the 1990s, the emphasis is upon access as “just in time” replaces “just in case.” The Open Library

Trix Bakker

1998-01-01

249

DIGITAL REFERENCE SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reference and information services have always been the main component of library services. They provide personalized assistance to library users in accessing suitable information resources to meet their needs. This paper attempts to describe the paradigm of reference and information services in the digital library environment. This paper highlights the emerging formats and models of digital reference services, including e-

Wan Ab; Kadir Wan Dollah; Diljit Singh

250

User experience in an Australian academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we outline the scope for user experience practice in the library. We use Swinburne Library as a case study to demonstrate how support for user experience can be built at organisational and local levels. We will also discuss how having a user experience consultant has improved Swinburne Library, not just as a direct result of the consultant's

Dana McKay; Teula Morgan

251

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2003-01-01

252

ALiNUS: Academic Library Newsletters in the United States  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1999-01-01

253

Academic library liaison programs in US libraries: methods and benefits  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an updated definition of academic liaison work and examine methods for developing effective liaison relationships. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors reviewed and incorporated recently published (1989-2009) material relating to academic liaison work. In addition to published material the authors conducted a survey of faculty in their liaison areas during the fall

James Thull; Mary Anne Hansen

2009-01-01

254

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Pan Juying

2011-01-01

255

Incorporating Library School Interns on Academic Library Subject Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

256

Incorporating Library School Interns on Academic Library Subject Teams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

257

Circulation of core collection monographs in an academic medical library  

PubMed Central

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

Schmidt, Cynthia M.; Eckerman, Nancy L.

2001-01-01

258

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

2012-01-01

259

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, and ILLiad interlibrary loan server.

Ya Wang; Pamela Howard

2012-01-01

260

Google Scholar Usage: An Academic Library's Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela

2012-01-01

261

This Changes Everything: Transforming the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Library users and their expectations for services and collections have changed. Among the factors driving change are: networked technologies, powerful search engines available to all, social technologies and the digitization of everything, to name a few. A research university library staff reorganized to meet changed expectations and succeeded in transforming the organization and its culture. This article describes alterations in

Sarah C. Michalak

2012-01-01

262

Orientation Sessions in Israeli Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes orientation programs offered at seven Israeli university libraries and discusses implications for library orientations at University of Missouri Kansas City, including utilizing student tour guides and improving the learning environment for international students. A checklist of questions for interviews with Israeli librarians is…

Graubart, Marilyn

1995-01-01

263

Censorship or Selection? Academic Library Holdings of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries often serve as the protectors of challenged books. Pressure on public libraries to remove controversial works can and often does result in the restriction of access or removal of the work from those libraries shelves. Academic libraries, however, operate with a stronger sense of academic and intellectual freedom. To analyze how…

Best, Rickey

2010-01-01

264

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Watermeyer, Richard

2011-01-01

265

Developing Relationships between Academic Libraries and the State Library of Pennsylvania. A Report of Research with Recommendations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Pennsylvania State Library's Office of Resource Sharing and Academic Libraries conducted a survey in 1986 to assess the needs of academic libraries in the state. Data were gathered via a questionnaire that was mailed to directors of 180 libraries at Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions offering at least a two-year degree. Usable responses…

Townley, Charles T.

266

Selecting and Acquiring Library Materials for Chinese Studies in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wei, Karen T.

2004-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Jiao, Qun G.

2000-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2004-01-01

269

Professional staff development in academic libraries: the University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observes that staff development, undoubtedly, effectively enhances staff performance and job effectiveness, and the climate of interpersonal relations in an organization. Focuses on the need for professional staff development in an academic library and describes the state of the art of professional staff development at the University of Science and Technology Library, Kumasi, Ghana.

Isaac Osei

1996-01-01

270

Model Personnel Policy for Ohio Academic Libraries and Public Libraries; Personnel Guidelines for Governmental Libraries, School Library Media Centers, Special Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A guide which any library may use to achieve its own statement of personnel policy presents policy models which suggest rules and regulations to be used to supervise the staffs of public and academic libraries. These policies cover: (1) appointments; (2) classification of positions; (3) faculty and staff development; (4) performance evaluations;…

Ohio Library Foundation, Columbus.

271

Academic libraries and collection development implications for grey literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Julia M. Gelfand

1997-01-01

272

E-BOOKS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: AN INTERNATIONAL OVERVIEW  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a broad international overview of e-books in academic libraries. The inconsistent terminology relating to e-books is noted in the first section and a brief history of e-books and some current definitions are given. The stakeholders within the e-book industry are described, with details of some of the services offered. For users and staff in library and information

Lucy A. Tedd

2005-01-01

273

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: Perceptions of Irish Academic Library Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research study investigated the views and practice of third level academic library managers in the Republic of Ireland regarding reasonable accommodation of employees with disabilities (as defined in the Irish Employment Equality Act 1998 as amended by the Equality Act 2004).A mixed methods study (sample of 163 library managers) employed both an online survey (response rate 108\\/163) and follow-up

Anne-Marie ONeill; Christine Urquhart

2011-01-01

274

The Academic Health Sciences Library and Serial Selection  

PubMed Central

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

Bell, Jo Ann

1974-01-01

275

Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations for Web Site Design in Religious and Theological Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article develops a theoretical and conceptual basis for Web site design in academic theological libraries. The article discusses the locus of librarians in the organization of information, the mission of higher education and of the academic library, the purpose of the theological library, the changing role of libraries, the function of libraries as represented on the Web, the nature

Mark Stover

2001-01-01

276

E-books in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose This paper provides an analysis of the current state of the art in e-books, and attempts both to set the scene and provide reasons for their low uptake. Methodology The different approaches to e-books of academic librarians, authors, publishers and readers are considered, using the results of a recent survey commissioned by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Findings

Linda Bennett; Monica Landoni

2005-01-01

277

Introducing CRM into an academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This case study was conducted with the purpose of discovering the possible barriers when a customer relationship management (CRM) implementing plan was initiated in the library context, and exploring its efficiency and effectiveness after implementation. The study aims to develop initial hunches or insights and to obtain concrete suggestions for a template to use in future developing and

Mei-Yu Wang

2007-01-01

278

Managing Academic and Research Libraries Partnerships.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes initiatives at the University of Louisville (Kentucky) as an example of a successful scenario where, through a variety of partnerships, the libraries have become more central in the campus teaching and learning community. The first section describes faculty-librarianship partnerships, including initiatives related to…

Rader, Hannelore B.

279

Information and Referral in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 \\

Teresa L. Demo; Charles R. McClure

1988-01-01

280

Academic Library Directors: What Do They Do?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eleven library directors recorded their work-related activities for twelve days. The activities depicted show them as both managers and leaders, and reflect contact with various individuals within and beyond the institu- tion as the directors deal with local, regional, and national issues. This paper also highlights how previously identified attributes compare with their everyday work. or some time now, the

Peter Hernon; Ronald R. Powell; Arthur P. Young

281

Supervisory Rotation: Impact on an Academic Library Reference Staff  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of a managerial rotation program in a medium-sized academic library reference department are presented. After meeting certain minimal eligibility requirements the librarians in this department take turns on a two-year cycle serving as head of the department. Using this case study as a model, the authors provide an assessment of both the advantages and disadvantages of such a

Bob Perdue; Chris Piotrowski

1986-01-01

282

Going Digital: The Transformation of Scholarly Communication and Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dunlap, Isaac Hunter

2008-01-01

283

Building and Evaluating Juvenile Collections in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although many college and university libraries support teacher education programs, relatively little attention has been paid to developing juvenile literature collections that support these programs. This article discusses needs of education students and characteristics of juvenile literature that academic librarians should consider when developing collections. It examines standard tools for selecting children's and young adult materials and analyzes their usefulness

Virginia Kay Williams

2011-01-01

284

An Upstart Web Catalog Challenges an Academic-Library Giant  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Foster, Andrea L.

2008-01-01

285

Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smale, Maura A.

2010-01-01

286

Assistive Technology and Academic Libraries: Legal Issues and Problem Resolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Green, Ravonne A.

2009-01-01

287

A Conjoint Analysis of Reference Services in Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Crawford, Gregory A.

1994-01-01

288

How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There's never been a more challenging time to find a position as an academic librarian, especially for those who have recently completed their library education. Whether job-hunters are jumping into the job pool for the very first time, or back in the water after a dry spell, Neely and her crack team of expert contributors have the information…

Neely, Teresa Y., Ed.

2011-01-01

289

Access to Federal Documents in Small, Nondepository Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Fifty small academic libraries not housing federal depositories were surveyed to determine how well they can meet user needs for federal documents. Results indicate that most cannot provide access to documents equal to that offered by even small depositories. The questionnaire, a summary of responses, and five references are provided.…

Bailey, Edgar C., Jr.

1981-01-01

290

Beyond google: the invisible web in the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jane Devine; Francine Egger-Sider

2004-01-01

291

Demystifying the IRB: Human Subjects Research in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smale, Maura A.

2010-01-01

292

A Study of Book Thefts in Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 156 academic libraries serving student bodies of less than 5,000 students, reported an average loss of 230 volumes per year at a cost of approximately $2,875.00 to replace. This loss of one volume for every five students represents the staggering proj...

M. H. Reneker

1970-01-01

293

A Survey of Academic Library Reference Service Practices: Preliminary Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper portrays typical job profiles of academic reference librarians developed from a survey of 367 U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. They present a variety of information about the position, including duties, work schedules, perquisites, work loads, promotion criteria, and status in relation to the teaching faculty. In addition, the profiles contain information about the institutions and libraries served

Nancy J. Emmick; Luella B. Davis

1984-01-01

294

Marketing and promotion of e-books in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Magdalini Vasileiou; Jennifer Rowley

2011-01-01

295

Research on Construction of Virtual Community in Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the research of virtual community service positioning in academic libraries, this paper selected the interest community as main type in construction. In virtual community construction, the key question we must face is the qualitative determination and quantitative calculation of userspsila similarity relationship. The solution to this problem mainly includes two stages: the acquiring of userspsila interest vector and

Qingling Yue; Yi Jiang

2009-01-01

296

The Acquisition of First Novels in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design is explained of a survey of the holdings of 30 first novels from 1979 in 100 medium-- and large-size academic libraries. First novels are discussed as a literary phenomenon and as an object of collection development. The survey findings are then presented and analyzed, with particular emphasis on the acquisitions budget and selection procedures. One major finding: few

Paul B. Wiener

1984-01-01

297

Predicting information-seeking intention in academic digital libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine and predict users' information-seeking intention regarding academic digital library services, using the theory of reasoned action (TRA) and the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Data are collected from 224 Taiwanese undergraduate and graduate students to assess the influence of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control on the

Chiao-chen Chang; Chia-yen Lin; Yu-chin Chen; Yang-chieh Chin

2009-01-01

298

The case for chick lit in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Stephanie Davis-Kahl

2008-01-01

299

Government Publications in Academic Science and Technology Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a significant volume of scientific and technical documents, as opposed to report literature, available from federal and state government agencies. There is also a considerable number of government journals in the sciences containing research related information. Yet, there are not many studies available in library literature about the value of such materials to and their use by academic

Sarojini Balachandran

1991-01-01

300

Information consulting: The key to success in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information consulting is essential to the success, lasting impact, and viability of academic libraries. Traditional liaison programs, while helpful, are too passive and lack impact. Topics such as the driving forces behind the need for information consulting, the implications of implementing a consulting program, and the elements of successful consulting are explored.

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

2001-01-01

301

Moving beyond collections : Academic library outreach to multicultural student centers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott Walter

2005-01-01

302

Building an academic library website: experiences at De Montfort University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article describes the design and implementation process for developing an academic library website at De Montfort University (DMU) and gives practical guidance and advice. The aim of the website is to provide access to quality information services for students and staff at a large decentralised university. The article discusses resources and subject areas that are specific to DMU’s teaching

David Houghton

2000-01-01

303

Information literacy paradigm in academic libraries in Greece and Cyprus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of Greek librarians regarding information literacy programs and their preparedness for such programs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study was targeted at all professional and paraprofessional staff of the academic libraries in Greece and Cyprus. The instrument was a specially designed structured questionnaire which included 20 questions, in

Stella Korobili; Aphrodite Malliari; George Christodoulou

2008-01-01

304

An Integrated Customer Knowledge Management Framework for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Daneshgar, Farhad; Parirokh, Mehri

2012-01-01

305

Treasure Hunt in the Library: An Exercise in Academic Literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents an Academic Literacy course designed for first year students in our depart- ment. The course is based on a set of relevant reading materials and covers knowledge levels and classification systems, logical and physical library organization principles, physical and virtual search for publications, bibliographic citations and referencing methods and purposes. The paper describes two, out-of-class, activities related

Dorothy Langley

306

Catalogers in Academic Libraries: Their Evolving and Expanding Roles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Catalogers in academic libraries who belong to ALAís Technical Ser- vices Division were surveyed to determine if and how their job functions have changed over the past ten years. The 271 respondents indicated a change from print to electronic formats, involvement of nonprofession- als in higher levels of cataloging, a trend toward outsourcing (particu- larly, copy cataloging and foreign-language materials),

Lois Buttlar; Rajinder Garcha

307

What Will Become of Reference in Academic and Public Libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jack OGorman; Barry Trott

2009-01-01

308

Policy Route Map for Academic Libraries' Digital Content  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper presents a policy decision tree for digital information management in academic libraries. The decision tree is a policy guide, which offers alternative access and reproduction policy solutions according to the prevailing circumstances (for example acquisition method, copyright ownership). It refers to the digital information life…

Koulouris, Alexandros; Kapidakis, Sarantos

2012-01-01

309

Academic Library Websites: Balancing University Guidelines with User Needs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lombard, Emmett; Hite, Lesley A.

2007-01-01

310

Factors affecting customer relationship management practices in Thai academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Piyawan Siriprasoetsin; Kulthida Tuamsuk; Cholabhat Vongprasert

311

Interactive MultiMedia and Electronic Media in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lorre Smith

1992-01-01

312

Survey of Academic Library Consortia in the U.S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cuadra, Carlos A.; Patrick, Ruth J.

1972-01-01

313

An Interlibrary Loan Network Among Academic Libraries of Saudi Arabia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Siddiqui, Moid Ahmad

1996-01-01

314

Serving the Needs of Visually Impaired Information Seekers in UK Public Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a 1999 study of services to visually impaired users in United Kingdom (U.K.) public libraries. Data were gathered using a mail questionnaire survey of all U.K. public library authorities: 208 in all, of whom 141 responded. Findings are reported in the following areas: (1) information needs; (2) the context of the provision of…

Evans, Margaret Kinnell

315

The Role of Academic Libraries in Universal Access to Print and Electronic Resources in the Developing Countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses the place of academic libraries in developing countries as access points to print and electronic resources. The changing role of academic libraries resulting from the digital technology allows libraries to participate in universal access. A conceptual model of print\\/electronic resource access for academic libraries in developing countries is presented and emerging issues for academic libraries in developing

Chinwe V. Anunobi; Ifeyinwa B. Okoye

2008-01-01

316

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dubnjakovic, Ana

2012-01-01

317

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Cuiying Mu

2007-01-01

318

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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)

Kathleen W. Craver

1987-01-01

319

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two of the national education goals for the year 2000 emphasize the important roles played by resources and staff efforts of academic libraries. The nations fourth education goal, which is concerned with the ongoing need for access to learning resources f...

M. Cahalan W. Mansfield N. Justh J. W. Williams

2001-01-01

320

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, D. Grant; Fast, Karl V.

2004-01-01

321

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, D. Grant; Fast, Karl V.

2004-01-01

322

The Impact of Technology on Reference Services in a Small Academic Health Sciences Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of technology on library services is an important issue for librariarnship. Numerous articles in the library literature speak to this phenomenon but most deal with the experience of larger libraries. In a small library the magnitude of the impact is proportionatcly greater than in a larger library. Experience in one small academic health sciences library suggests that technology

Don Lanier

1992-01-01

323

"Stemming the Tide" of Mediocrity: The Academic Library Response [to]"A Nation at Risk."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ways in which academic libraries can contribute to strengthening the educational system are examined, and obstacles to be overcome or circumvented are considered. Primary focus is on the generic academic library. An overview is presented on what is known about libraries and learning, and the use of library resources. Several seminal studies are…

Dougherty, Richard M.

324

The relationship between academic library usage and educational performance in Kuwait  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Awadh Alharbi; Michael Middleton

2012-01-01

325

The Difficult Patron in the Academic Library: Problem Issues or Problem Patrons?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Identifies difficult patron issues in academic libraries from the librarians' perspectives and offers solutions to try and prevent them from becoming problems. Topics include labeling academic library users; eliminating sources of conflict between faculty and library staff; and conflicts between students and library staff. (Author/LRW)

Simmonds Patience L.; Ingold, Jane L.

2002-01-01

326

An architect's perspective on contemporary academic library design.  

PubMed Central

The making of space and place (architecture) requires cultural and financial consent as to societal value. Standards and values about the academic library of the immediate future are not always shared by librarians and architects; however, architects and librarians do possess several shared perceptions. Among these shared perceptions are that print collections will remain a primary function of libraries for the foreseeable future, flexibility in shelving arrangements are essential, adjacencies must be fluid, floor-to-floor heights should be generous, compact shelving has become commonplace, print and electronic media must coexist, and technology has not reduced library space requirements. Experience reinforces the continuing and increasing significance of the library on college and university campuses.

Foote, S M

1995-01-01

327

An architect's perspective on contemporary academic library design.  

PubMed

The making of space and place (architecture) requires cultural and financial consent as to societal value. Standards and values about the academic library of the immediate future are not always shared by librarians and architects; however, architects and librarians do possess several shared perceptions. Among these shared perceptions are that print collections will remain a primary function of libraries for the foreseeable future, flexibility in shelving arrangements are essential, adjacencies must be fluid, floor-to-floor heights should be generous, compact shelving has become commonplace, print and electronic media must coexist, and technology has not reduced library space requirements. Experience reinforces the continuing and increasing significance of the library on college and university campuses. PMID:7581193

Foote, S M

1995-07-01

328

Tracing technology in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries  

PubMed Central

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

Guard, J. Roger; Peay, Wayne J.

2003-01-01

329

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Debbie J. Pope

2010-01-01

330

The Future of Automated Systems in the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Automated systems in the academic library are continually evolving. An overview of the history of the automated system is presented with emphasis on client\\/server models. The shift from character-based to windows\\/web-based modules in the automated system is explained. Speculation on the how the changing roles of librarians. the evolving automated system, and the changing technology such as the ASP model.

Olga Verbeek; Cathy Rowe

2000-01-01

331

A locational analysis of academic library computer use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to measure, characterize and correlate relationships between spaces within an academic library and the amount of use they receive from patrons. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Login data gathered from computers were analyzed spatially using AutoCAD and ArcGIS to characterize the relative popularity of each computer. The login data were correlated to each computer's proximity

Kathleen W. Weessies

2011-01-01

332

Moving Beyond Whiteness in North American Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the last half a century, North American universities have become diverse institutions with multicultural stu- dents and programs in Women's studies, Black\\/African studies, regional studies and gay\\/lesbian\\/transgender stud- ies. Academic libraries have responded to these changes and today most have policies or programs in place to support di- versity goals. Despite this good start, a closer examination of common

Jody Nyasha Warner

2001-01-01

333

A study of the use of CD-ROM databases in Nigerian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the use of CD-ROM databases in academic libraries in Nigeria. The impact of CD-ROM databases on library development in Nigerian academic libraries is discussed. A questionnaire was sent to ten academic libraries in Nigeria, identified from preliminary studies on their CD-ROM database collections and use. High cost of subscriptions to CD-ROM databases was ranked highest as the

A. A. Oduwole

2000-01-01

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brown, Donna; Gold, Michael

2007-01-01

335

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gail Kinman; Fiona Jones

2008-01-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the growth of international student enrollment in Chinese universities, user perception has become an area of developing research in academic libraries. China's policy of opening up has led to the education and economic reforms allowing major universities to enroll international students. These changes have created an increasing need for…

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cho, Allan

2011-01-01

338

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Lily Todorinova

2010-01-01

339

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the growth of international student enrollment in Chinese universities, user perception has become an area of developing research in academic libraries. China's policy of opening up has led to the education and economic reforms allowing major universities to enroll international students. These changes have created an increasing need for…

Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen

2013-01-01

340

Do You Facebook? Usage and Applications of Facebook Page among Academic Libraries in Malaysia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the use and application of Facebook among Malaysian academic libraries in order to provide academic libraries with ideas for best practices in using social networking sites to better profile themselves and communicate effectively with their users. The research questions guiding this study were: (a) What are the extent and nature of institutional Facebook use by Malaysian academic

A. R. Riza ayu; A. Abrizah

341

New and Innovative Academic Writing Library Training Programme at Singapore Management University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Li Ka Shing Library at Singapore Management University (SMU) has designed a hands-on training programme to kick-start research and critical thinking skills in students taking the Academic Writing course. Academic Writing is a course that introduces students to the conventions of good essay and term paper writing, and includes a compulsory one hour library training session. For the academic

Priyanka Sharma

2011-01-01

342

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Galina Letnikova

2008-01-01

343

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The attitude of academic librarians toward external users has been ambivalent. On the one hand, librarians are philosophically committed to freedom of access to information; on the other, practical considerations often force academic libraries to limit access and services to external users. As a sabbatical project, on-site visits were made to a number of academic libraries in the Southwest to

Douglas J. Ernest

1993-01-01

344

Understanding the Integrative Role of an Academic Library for Undergraduate Student Workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explored how undergraduate library student workers at an urban, 4-year public institution perceived their work experiences in an academic library as contributing to their social and academic integration in college. Tinto's (1993) model on student departure formed the basis for this study where academic and social integration work together to influence institutional commitments ultimately leading to the decision

Charles W. Weston

2008-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Zhonghong

2009-01-01

346

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 the challenges and

Zhonghong Wang

2009-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nabe, Jonathan

2001-01-01

348

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can an academic library most effectively participate and expand its contributions to program reviews at the institutional level? By becoming involved in undergraduate reviews, college and university libraries can articulate new and enhanced roles for themselves on campus. Academic libraries have always contributed to a variety of institutional…

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

2013-01-01

349

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horenstein, Bonnie

350

Marketing Today's Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In "Marketing Today's Academic Library", the author uses his vast experience to speak directly to the academic library practitioner about matching services with user needs. This book proposes new visions and ideas, challenging the traditional way of thinking and providing a framework to target users more precisely. Most library marketing intended…

Mathews, Brian

2009-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Neal, James G.

2006-01-01

352

Increasing the Visibility of the Library within the Academic Research Enterprise  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Annette M. Healy

2010-01-01

353

Marketing Today's Academic Library: A Bold New Approach to Communicating with Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In "Marketing Today's Academic Library", the author uses his vast experience to speak directly to the academic library practitioner about matching services with user needs. This book proposes new visions and ideas, challenging the traditional way of thinking and providing a framework to target users more precisely. Most library marketing intended…

Mathews, Brian

2009-01-01

354

The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Chen Xu; Fenfei Ouyang; Heting Chu

2009-01-01

355

The Integration of Libraries and Academic Computing at Columbia: New Opportunities for Internal and External Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past decade, the libraries and academic computing units at Columbia have been brought together to form a new information services organization. This article will trace the history and current state of IT and library relationships at Columbia University. The expanding collaboration among academic computing services, their deeper partnership and integration with library programs, the working relationship with campus

Patricia Renfro; James G. Neal

2012-01-01

356

A statewide information databases program: what difference does it make to academic libraries?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Danny P. Wallace

2004-01-01

357

Impacts & outcomes: searching for the most elusive Indicators of academic library performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many indicators of academic library effectiveness have been accepted and implemented, but it is clear from the literature that measuring objectively the impact of academic library services has remained an intractable problem.While it is recognized that the value of library services is a multidimensional construct that will not easily be captured by single or simplistic measures, one of the major

Karin de Jager

358

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kaur Kiran

2010-01-01

359

Current status of reference services in academic libraries in mainland China: a web analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the introduction of the Internet and network technology, academic libraries in China have experienced great development and innovation. Some university libraries have been locating electronic resources and services on their websites since the late 1990s. This research presents the current status and the latest development of reference services in academic libraries in mainland China by reviewing these services (including

Hanrong Wang; Guiling Niu; William J Hubbard

2004-01-01

360

Library Outreach to the Freshman Football Recruits and Athletic Academic Tutors at Mississippi State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

A library outreach program was developed at the Mississippi State University Libraries to help the Athletic Academic Tutors and the Freshman Football athletes with their academic requirements. Future goals of this program are to sustain and develop an ongoing relationship with the tutors by incorporating them into the Libraries' research consultation program, and to conduct more orientation sessions throughout the

Karen Davidson; Gail Peyton

2007-01-01

361

The Academic Library Meets Web 2.0: Applications and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xu, Chen; Ouyang, Fenfei; Chu, Heting

2009-01-01

362

Aligning the Assessment Process in Academic Libraries for Improved Demonstration and Reporting of Organizational Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Academic libraries are facing increased demands for improved accountability while the academic library service environment is in a constant flux of transition. Aligned assessment processes focus on integrating and aligning the assessment process components of assessment, capacity, stakeholders, participation, technology and organizational leadership to improve their effectiveness and their results. Libraries that can effectively align their assessment processes to the

Larry Nash White; Emily F. Blankenship

2007-01-01

363

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horenstein, Bonnie

364

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How can an academic library most effectively participate and expand its contributions to program reviews at the institutional level? By becoming involved in undergraduate reviews, college and university libraries can articulate new and enhanced roles for themselves on campus. Academic libraries have always contributed to a variety of…

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

2013-01-01

365

Academic Library Centrality: User Success through Service, Access, and Tradition. ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 50.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this book is to report the findings of one study of the centrality of the academic library and to suggest specific ways in which the library can fulfill its mission. The book aims to improve librarians' understanding of how to help their users succeed and seeks a new metaphor for the academic library that is appropriate for the…

Grimes, Deborah J.

366

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Reason Baathuli Nfila

367

Work Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Organisational Commitment of Library Personnel in Academic and Research Libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

A well-managed organization sees employees as the source of quality and productivity. This study examines the perception of work motivation in relation to job satisfaction and organizational commitment of library personnel in academic and research libraries in Oyo state, Nigeria. Two hundred library personnel (41% female, 59% male) were selected through a total enumeration sampling from five research and four

Adeyinka Tella; C. O. Ayeni; S. O. Popoola

2007-01-01

368

Perspectives on the Americans with disabilities act: Accessibility of academic libraries to visually impaired patrons  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews the recent history of academic libraries' responses to the needs of visually impaired patrons and offers suggestions to ease the impact of libraries' enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

David W. Wilhelmus

1996-01-01

369

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Gardner; Susanna Eng

2005-01-01

370

Library Performance Measurement in the UK and Ireland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey was a joint initiative between Society of College, National, and University Libraries (SCONUL) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), that since 2004 has sponsored a program to assist libraries with the assessment of services that they offer their users and the processes that support those services. It was based on an ARL…

Stanley, Tracey; Killick, Selena

2009-01-01

371

Supporting local data users in the UK academic community  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data collection in the UK can be traced back to Roman times with the introduction of 5-yearly population censuses however it is only in recent history that the acquisition, distribution and analysis of quantitative data in digital format has been possible. 1967 saw the establishment of the SSRC Data Bank at the University of Essex. The 1970s and 1980s saw

Stuart Macdonald; Luis Martinez

2005-01-01

372

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

PubMed Central

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

Zenan, Joan S.

2003-01-01

373

No more room aboard the ark! A UK higher education perspective on space management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to highlight some of the ways in which UK academic libraries are responding to the increasing space pressures in both their library buildings and their external stores. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A survey of academic libraries looks at current practice, with examples taken from the University of Leeds and a number of other UK universities. Findings –

Steven Sharp

2009-01-01

374

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nitecki, Danuta A.

1996-01-01

375

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic libraries, like other university departments, are being asked to demonstrate their value to the institution. This study discusses the impact library usage has on the retention and academic success of first-time, first-year undergraduate students at a large, public research university. Usage statistics were gathered at the University of…

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

2013-01-01

376

Status and Future Directions of Online Search Services in Georgia Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study evolved from a survey of all academic libraries in Georgia, designed to identify current online activities in the state's academic libraries, and to predict future directions and trends. The information was gathered to provide a pool of data for comparison, planning, management, and administration of online services, and to serve as a…

Mosby, Anne Page; McKinney, Gayle

377

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Calhoun, John C.

2001-01-01

378

Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

2004-01-01

379

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

380

General characteristics of private academe and public U.S. federal depository libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Do public federal depository libraries located in private colleges have paradoxical characteristics? Private academe may have an aura of exclusivity, but federal depository library status ensures that the public has access to government materials. In the first segment of this two-part study, general depository and institutional characteristics are profiled. Comparisons are made between public and private academic depositories and depositories

Daniel Blazek

1997-01-01

381

Access to Business Research Resources Through Academic Library Websites: A Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is an examination of access to business research resources through academic library websites, including research databases, catalog services, research guides, and business librarians. The websites of 114 academic libraries serving top business programs in the United States were studied. Results reveal a wide range of access to business research databases among the schools studied (anywhere from 11 to

John C. Gottfried

2010-01-01

382

The Campus Racial Climate and Undergraduates' Perceptions of the Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using secondary data analyses, this study investigated the relationship between the campus racial climate and how 851 White and 252 students of color attending a midwestern Research I predominantly White institution perceived the academic libraries on campus. Results indicated that race-related aspects of the campus environment were correlated to the perception of the academic libraries for White undergraduates. This was

Ethelene Whitmire

2004-01-01

383

Academic Library Service Consumer (User) Motivation Study based on Expectancy Theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to provide a preliminary theoretical foundation of academic library service consumer motivation. To achieve this purpose, the study attempts to develop and test an academic library service consumer motivation model based on expectancy theory which was introduced by Victor H. Vroom (1964) and modified by Porter & Lawler (1968) and Campbell, Dunnette, Lawler, &

Seongsin Lee

2007-01-01

384

Documentation for the Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) Public Use Data File: Fiscal Year 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This public-use file contains final data on academic libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas for 2008. The data were collected through the Academic Libraries Survey (ALS), a voluntary survey conducted biennially by the...

2009-01-01

385

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES OF MAINLAND CHINA AND HONG KONG  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to conduct a comparison between the staff training and development (T & D) of academic libraries in Mainland China and Hong Kong -- two systems developed under fast- changing cultural, political and socio-economic environments in the past century. This paper argues that socio-economic, cultural and technological changes are pushing the development of academic library

MEI WA; ESTHER WOO

2006-01-01

386

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Imas Maesaroh; Paul Genoni

2010-01-01

387

In support of social scholarship: the role of the academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the academic environment the use of social networking and digital content sites has impacted considerably on scholarly activities of academics and students. Libraries can and should play an important role in supporting academia in their use of these social tools as part of the research process. A Web 2\\/Library 2 strategy and implementation plan, with the aim of enhancing

Cecilia Penzhorn

388

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anastassia Khouri

389

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David W. Lewis

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

391

Selection and Cataloging of Adult Pornography Web Sites for Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dilevko, Juris; Gottlieb, Lisa

2004-01-01

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Trochim, Mary Kane

393

The Industry Information Center within an Academic Library: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discussion of cooperation between academic and corporate libraries focuses on a case study of the library at the Colorado School of Mines where an industry information center was established. Issues in planning an industry-academic partnership are explored, including feasibility, funding, staffing, terms of agreement, and authority structures.…

Dunn, Lisa G.; Grealy, Deborah S.

1996-01-01

394

Understanding the Higher-Education Context: The Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the genesis of Vanderbilt University's Peabody Academic Library Leadership Institute as an outcome of a particular philosophy. That philosophy is based on the concept that to fulfill their potential contributions, academic libraries need to direct their planning, resources, and services to support the priorities of their parent institutions. This article addresses the need for campus-focused leadership training;

Sharon A. Weiner; Patrick Senn Breivik; Dennis Clark; Timothy Caboni

2009-01-01

395

Status and Future Directions of Online Search Services in Georgia Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study evolved from a survey of all academic libraries in Georgia, designed to identify current online activities in the state's academic libraries, and to predict future directions and trends. The information was gathered to provide a pool of data for comparison, planning, management, and administration of online services, and to serve as a…

Mosby, Anne Page; McKinney, Gayle

396

Internal academic quality audit in UK higher education: part I - current practice and conceptual frameworks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Notes that expansion of academic quality audit methodologies within higher education institutions is a significant recent development in UK quality assurance, reflecting a shift to more dynamic processes to support self-regulation. Describes the range of current practice encountered in a survey of 25 higher education providers and offers a series of simple conceptual frameworks that help explain the nature of

Norman Jackson

1996-01-01

397

Effectiveness of ICT training for public library staff in the UK: staff views  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to report the findings of a survey into staff perceptions of the UK-wide information and communications technology (ICT) training conducted under the People's Network programme for public library staff. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A web-based survey was undertaken across several prominent UK mailing lists, seeking staff views on issues such as the usefulness of

Sandie King; David Mcmenemy; Alan Poulter

2006-01-01

398

Gifts-in-kind in the academic library: The University of Saskatchewan experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most academic libraries receive gifts-in-kind; some academic libraries provide appraisal and charitable donation income tax receipts for some categories of gifts-in-kind. Over the period 2000–2005, the University of Saskatchewan Library changed its policy on providing tax receipts for gifts-in-kind based on the experience that gifts-in-kind do not encourage later monetary donations. The current guidelines and procedures were necessary in the

Donna Canevari de Paredes

2006-01-01

399

Transferring Group Licensing Skills from an Academic Consortial Model to a Statewide Association of Hospital Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article: (1) charts the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's (UMDNJ) University Libraries http:\\/\\/www.umdnj.edu\\/librweb participation in a statewide academic library consortium with a review of benefits and cost-savings in the licensing of electronic content over the past five years; (2) discusses the unique perspective of the health sciences mixed with those of the general academic library consortium,

Judith S. Cohn; Kerry A. Orourke; Michelle M. Volesko

2004-01-01

400

Becoming and Being an Academic: The Perspectives of Chinese Staff in Two Research-Intensive UK Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on an interview study investigating the experiences of academic acculturation (a process of mutual influence and enrichment with regard to academic practice) of a group of Chinese academic staff in two research-intensive UK universities. Following a systematic content-based analysis, three major themes emerged as salient,…

Jiang, Xiaoli; Di Napoli, Roberto; Borg, Michaela; Maunder, Rachel; Fry, Heather; Walsh, Elaine

2010-01-01

401

Business Library Web Sites Revisited: An Updated Review of the Organization and Content of Academic Business Library Web Sites  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article updates the findings from a study by Hal Kirkwood in 2000 of the organization and content of academic business library Web sites. The authors examined 75 sites, focusing on five general aspects of the sites: organization, terminology, instructional elements, integration of resources across formats, and annotations. Results of the study show that business library Websites have dramatically improved

Charles Lyons; Hal Kirkwood

2009-01-01

402

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savova, Maria; Garsia, Matthew

2012-01-01

403

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gardner, Susan; Eng, Susanna

2005-01-01

404

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sabol, Laurie; Parrish, Marilyn

1991-01-01

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moorcroft, Heather

2009-01-01

406

Web-Scale Discovery in an Academic Medical Library: Our Experience with EBSCO's Discovery Service  

Microsoft Academic Search

This poster explores the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library's steps to determine if a highly tailored version of EBSCO's Discovery Service (EDS) aimed at an academic health sciences audience will be an appealing and effective tool for searching the library's collections and to compare its use to that of the library's current federated search tool.

JoLinda Thompson; Kathe Obrig; Laura E. Abate

2012-01-01

407

Managing information about people: data protection issues for academic library managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examines the ethical, legal and social context of academic library management with particular reference to the general treatment of personal information through data protection. Describes the legal background to data protection, including the Data Protection Act 1984 and the European Union Directive of 1995, and considers the implications for library management. Drawing on the results of a British Library Research

J. Eric Davies

1997-01-01

408

Publications of the Census Bureau. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the third 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 publicatins since 1964. This guide provides a description of the Census Bureau publications available in the library's…

Amen, Kathleen L.

409

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

2008-01-01

410

The Role of Academic Libraries in Building Open Communities of Scholars  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes three important pillars of publishing programs emerging at university libraries: providing a robust publishing platform, engaging the academic community in discussions about scholarly communication, and building a suite of production level services. The experiences of the Public Knowledge Project, the Simon Fraser University Library, and the University of Toronto Library's journal hosting service are examined as case

Kevin Stranack; Gwen Bird; Rea Devakos

2008-01-01

411

What Do Users Want? What Do Users Need? W(h)ither the Academic Research Library?  

Microsoft Academic Search

What shapes and extends user expectations? How well is the library positioned to meet and exceed those needs? How are library collections, services, technology, space, staffing, and organization influenced by these developments? What new roles and responsibilities are being embraced and advanced? This article outlines the growing desires and requirements of the academic research library user under the impact of

James G. Neal

2009-01-01

412

Confidentiality Policies and Procedures of the Reference Departments in Texas Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Gives a historical explanation of library confidentiality policies and procedures and reviews notable invasions of patron privacy through use of library records by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service. Also reports on a study that examined patron confidentiality policies in Texas academic library reference…

Wilkes, Adeline W.; Grant, Susan Marie

1995-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

414

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

2006-01-01

415

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Samuel T. Huang

2006-01-01

416

Alleviating physical space constraints using virtual space? : A study from an urban academic library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether virtual space can be used to alleviate physical space constraints for group collaboration in an urban academic library environment. Specifically, this paper looks to uncover whether library users will turn to library-provided virtual space when there is a scarcity of physical space. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This project discusses the design

Anthony Cocciolo

2010-01-01

417

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 potential that Web 2.0 tools have to increase opportunities for communication

Kristen Costello; Darcy Del Bosque

2010-01-01

418

Dual-Screen Monitors: A Qualitative Analysis of Their Use in an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the effects of the use of dual-screen monitors by library staff in an academic library. A self-administered survey questionnaire was used to gather information from library staff to examine the positive and negative effects of utilizing dual-screen monitors.

Susan E. Russell; Katherine Wong

2005-01-01

419

Use of the Internet for reference services in Malaysian academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of the Internet has affected all functions of the library, particularly reference services. In the reference department, this integration has led to the utilisation of new tools and methods for providing information to library users. This study investigates the effect of the Internet on reference services in Malaysian academic libraries. The objective of the study was to find

Kaba Abdoulaye; Shaheen Majid

2000-01-01

420

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sylvia Ransom

421

The Influence of Online Catalogs on Academic Library Use by College-Bound High School Seniors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three hypotheses tested the effect access to an online catalog in a school library had on the use of academic libraries by college-bound high school seniors. Analysis data consisted of (1) seventy-three research assignment bibliographies from seniors without online access in the school library; (2) eighty research assignment bibliographies from seniors with access; and (3) 114 questionnaires from students in

Kathleen W. Craver

1988-01-01

422

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dee, Cheryl; Allen, Maryellen

2006-01-01

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Costello, Kristen; Del Bosque, Darcy

2010-01-01

424

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, Dick

2009-01-01

425

Is the Revolution Over? Gender, Economic and Professional Parity in Academic Library Leadership Positions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines recent statistics provided by the government and the library profession concerning gender, professional, and economic parity among academic library directors. The results revealed that women now hold the majority of library directorships and that women's economic compensation in some cases exceeds that of their male counterparts. The author conducted a two-part survey that looked at the gender

Marta Mestrovic Deyrup

2004-01-01

426

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, Dick

2009-01-01

427

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

428

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2000-01 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Law Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 75 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections, including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased, current…

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

429

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2000-01.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents results of the 2000-01 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Medical Library Statistics Questionnaire. Of 113 ARL university libraries, 63 responded to the survey. Results for each library are presented in the following data tables: (1) collections, including volumes in library, volumes added, monographs purchased, current…

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

430

ARL Academic Law Library Statistics, 2008-2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

431

Gender, flexibility and opportunity: best use of human resources in UK HE libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To give an overview of some recent research into human resource (HR) deployment in library services in UK universities and colleges of higher education. Design – The aim of the research in question was to evaluate the effectiveness of HR deployment. This implied a positivistic methodological approach, maintaining that the reality under examination, HR deployment, existed objectively and

A. D. B. MacLean

2006-01-01

432

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, Alistair

2011-01-01

433

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Black, Alistair

2011-01-01

434

A survey of clinical academic staffing in paediatrics and child health in the UK  

PubMed Central

Background: The state of academic paediatrics in the United Kingdom is a source of anxiety in view of anecdotal reports of loss of identity within medical schools and reductions in staffing levels. Aims: To measure the current numbers and recent changes in clinical academic staff in all university departments of paediatrics in the UK. Methods: A questionnaire was sent to all 24 university departments of paediatrics where undergraduates are taught, and to the postgraduate institute of paediatrics. Results: Full responses were obtained from 24 medical institutions. In the past five years there has been an overall 7.2% decline in clinical academic staff, but among lecturers there has been a 26% reduction. Nine of 24 departments had undergone changes in name with at least some loss of paediatric identity. In 12 of 24 centres it was felt that the research assessment exercise had resulted in some, or severe, detriment. Conclusions: This study confirms the recent loss of academic training positions, leading to a serious concern about the future of academic paediatrics in some UK centres.

Levene, M; Olver, R

2005-01-01

435

Library+  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Merrill, Alex

2011-01-01

436

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Regazzi, John J.

2012-01-01

437

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kim, Soojung; DeCoster, Elizabeth

2011-01-01

438

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

Microsoft Academic Search

\\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

Mei Zhang

439

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Tian, Jing; Low, Graham David

2012-01-01

440

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

441

The Future of Academic Libraries and Changing User Needs: General Concepts and Concrete Developments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on the responsiveness of libraries to user needs within the context of a changing academic environment. First, the character of the changes in the academic environment and the consequences of them for the relationship between scientific information and users are elaborated. Then, the kinds of responses needed for the adequate…

Van Bentum, Maarten; Braaksma, Johanneke

442

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

1999-01-01

443

Academic Library Use of NTIS: Suggestions for Services and Core Collections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to assist academic librarians and other information professionals in better exploiting the information resources available through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), this two-part manual offers practical suggestions and strategies for making NTIS information services and products available through academic libraries.…

McClure, Charles R.; Hernon, Peter

444

Ahead of the game : Developing academic library staff for the twenty-first century  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper looks at issues and trends in the building of a learning organisation for the coming century. There is initial consideration of the concept of the “hybrid library”, a phrase descriptive of the current evolutionary stage as perceived by British academic libraries, and some analysis of what this implies for the future skills requirement of information workers. Mechanisms for

Alasdair Paterson

1999-01-01

445

Usability Testing of a Web-Scale Discovery System at an Academic Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many academic libraries have either implemented or are considering a Web-scale discovery system, but few usability studies have been published in the library literature. This article describes the usability testing performed at Tulane University on the Primo discovery system. Several usability challenges were identified, particularly with the least experienced users; however, there is strong evidence that users adapt quickly to

David J. Comeaux

2012-01-01

446

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Decker, Reinhold; Hermelbracht, Antonia

2006-01-01

447

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the appropriateness and legality of Internet filters in any type of library and suggests that there is a much less tenable legal justification for Internet filters in academic libraries. Topics include freedom of speech; pornography versus obscenity; sexual harassment; applicable court cases; and acceptable use policies. (LRW)

Janssen, Avi

2000-01-01

448

Are All Reference Jobs Created Equal? A Comparison of Public and Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is the result of a survey of the characteristics of reference positions in 113 Texas libraries. The purpose of the survey was to determine if there were important similarities and differences in reference positions in public and academic libraries in the following areas: professional qualifications, job skills and requirements, work scheduling, benefits, and departmental characteristics. The results show

Jeanie M. Welch

1988-01-01

449

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Platt, Jessica; Benson, Pete

2010-01-01

450

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ashcroft, Linda; McIvor, Stephanie

2001-01-01

451

Menís Work, Womenís Work: The Social Shaping of Technology in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past thirty years, technology has become a dominant force in reshaping the nature of academic library work. Its impact has significantly changed role definitions, tasks, services, and organizational struc- tures. While there are numerous studies on the effects of technology in libraries, little has been devoted to ex- amining its social relations and dynamics. Social scien- tists contend

Lori Ricigliano

2003-01-01

452

Upgrading a ColdFusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

453

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines LibQUAL+[TM]'s instrument, fundamental assumption, and research approach and proposes a functional/technical model of academic library effectiveness. This expanded view of library effectiveness complements LibQUAL+[TM], emphasizing it to be dependent upon users' experience of service delivery, as LibQUAL+[TM] recognizes.…

Edgar, William B.

2006-01-01

454

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Langan; Dianna Sachs; Ed eckel

2011-01-01

455

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2011-01-01

456

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik; Kantor, Paul B.

1998-01-01

457

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Battleson, Brenda; Booth, Austin; Weintrop, Jane

2001-01-01

458

Perceptions on empowerment and productivity in academic and public libraries in Botswana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study which was carried out in order to explore and identify perceived barriers to productivity in six academic and six public libraries in Botswana, through an examination of the perceptions of library personnel. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected by means of a questionnaire. The questionnaire used a 5-point

Priti Jain

1998-01-01

459

New roles and opportunities for academic library liaisons: a survey and recommendations  

Microsoft Academic Search

A task force at Rutgers University Libraries was charged with exploring ways to develop more effective liaison relations with teaching departments. As a preliminary step the working group surveyed Rutgers liaisons to identify preferred practices and to solicit comments on trends in liaisonship in academic libraries. Based on this survey, we examine changes in the information profession and how they

Tom Glynn; Connie Wu

2003-01-01

460

Usability testing of an academic library Web site: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Usability testing is an invaluable tool for evaluating the effectiveness and ease of use of academic library Web sites. This article reviews major usability principles and explores the application of formal usability testing to an existing site at the University at Buffalo libraries.

Brenda Battleson; Austin Booth; Jane Weintrop

2001-01-01

461

Knowledge management in academic libraries: special tools and processes to support information professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines important issues of knowledge management within academic libraries, and how reference librarians can become more effective as information intermediaries. Exploiting knowledge can be a major competitive advantage for libraries, which can translate into better service to users. This article focuses on librarians and the information they use in carrying out the tasks for reference librarianship, and in

Ron Jantz

2001-01-01

462

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Jessica Platt; Pete Benson

2010-01-01

463

The Smallest Academic Libraries in the United States and Electronic Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the directors of the smallest academic libraries in the United States (monographic collections of fewer than 30,001 volumes) were surveyed to determine the types and extent of electronic technology available in these small libraries and how that technology was being used. The survey was also designed to gain some insight into the satisfaction of both users and

Joanna M. Burkhardt

1997-01-01

464

Staffing the Transition to the Virtual Academic Library: Competencies, Characteristics, and Change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Change brought about by innovations in computing technologies has fundamentally altered the nature of work in academic libraries. In his description of the term informatica electronica, Gilbert (1998) suggests that despite the way technology is changing how library staff do their work, it should not change the emphases on traditional services to patrons, such as accessing and retrieving information. This

Todd A. Chavez

2003-01-01

465

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Daniel Ortiz-Zapata; Debbie Ann Quintana

1991-01-01

466

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Melanie Chu; Yvonne Nalani Meulemans

2008-01-01

467

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Guoying; Winn, Danielle

2009-01-01

468

The impact of vendor records on cataloging and access in academic libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The addition of low-quality vendor records to the bibliographic utilities (OCLC and RLIN) has had a significant impact on cataloging and access in academic libraries. Vendor records are brief, non-standard bibliographic records created by booksellers and loaded into the utilities. Because many libraries are choosing to copy these records from the utilities to their local online catalogs without editing or

Jeffrey Beall

2000-01-01

469

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the appropriateness and legality of Internet filters in any type of library and suggests that there is a much less tenable legal justification for Internet filters in academic libraries. Topics include freedom of speech; pornography versus obscenity; sexual harassment; applicable court cases; and acceptable use policies. (LRW)|

Janssen, Avi

2000-01-01

470

Towards Healthy Organizations: The Use of Organization Development in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two surveys assess use of organization development (OD) in Association of Research Libraries. Analysis presents organizational, deans', and staff professionals' perspectives on OD use. The study is the first broad analysis of academic library OD use and supports the concept of the "healthy organization." (Contains 12 tables.)|

Parsch, Janet H.; Baughman, M. Sue

2010-01-01

471

Utilization of Process Improvement To Manage Change in an Academic Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains two methods for planning and implementing change that are being used by business and public institutions: re-engineering, and process improvement. Both are customer oriented and can be utilized by academic libraries as is shown in a case study of the library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (LRW)

Nozero, Victoria A.; Vaughan, Jason

2000-01-01

472

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

Microsoft Academic Search

We report findings from the initial phase of our study on legal information seeking, which comprised a series of semi- structured interviews and naturalistic observations of academic law students and staff looking for electronic legal information. This study has the long-term aim of informing the design of digital law libraries. Participants found it difficult to use digital law libraries, arising

Stephann Makri

473

Library Skills, Study Habits and Attitudes, and Sex as Related to Academic Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the relationship of library skills, study habits and attitudes, and sex to the academic achievement of college freshmen. The multiple regression equation was used to determine the relationships. The Library Orientation Test appeared to be valid for forecasting college success.

Donna Corlett

1974-01-01

474

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kaser, David

475

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shim, Wonsik; Kantor, Paul B.

1998-01-01

476

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wilkins, Stephen; Walker, Ian

2011-01-01

477

The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigates the extent the Library factors into college choice; impact of recruitment efforts on Library service is also considered. Much is written about college choice, but a literature review reveals little about Library influence. A survey was administered to students who currently attend college, or have in the past, that asked…

Lombard, Emmett

2012-01-01

478

Marketing the Academic Library with Online Social Network Advertising  

Microsoft Academic Search

Facebook is now a ubiquitous part of the lives of many university students across the world. The libraries that serve them now have an opportunity to leverage this online social network to promote their services and resources. However, the effectiveness of a library’s efforts in this area will depend greatly on the number of connections it can make between its

Christopher CHan

2012-01-01

479

The Role of the Academic Library in College Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the extent the Library factors into college choice; impact of recruitment efforts on Library service is also considered. Much is written about college choice, but a literature review reveals little about Library influence. A survey was administered to students who currently attend college, or have in the past, that asked…

Lombard, Emmett

2012-01-01

480

Pica and the Academic Libraries in the Netherlands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oosterop, Danielle

1996-01-01

481

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2005-06  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

482

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics, 2007-2008  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

483

ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2006-2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2008-01-01

484

Communication in academic libraries: an East Asian perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To discuss library services with attention to effective communication between public service professionals and East Asian library clientele. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A wide range of library literature (1984-2001) about serving international students is reviewed to provide a portrait of efforts made by librarians and researchers. This article then focuses on East Asian students as a unique group based on

Li Zhang

2006-01-01

485

No Phone Zone: Controlling Cell Phone Use in Academic Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Heaton, Shelley; Master, Nancy

2006-01-01

486

Upgrading a ColdFusion-Based Academic Medical Library Staff Intranet  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

487

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hitchingham, Eileen E.

488

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gayle Porter; Paul Bredderman

1997-01-01

489

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Oakleaf, Megan

2011-01-01

490

"Quantitative Criteria for Adequacy of Academic Library Collections": A Reprint of a C&RL Classic [and] Quantitative Criteria for Adequacy of Academic Library Collections.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reprint of a 1964 article by David Kaser which presented mathematical formulas for estimating the collection sizes (in volumes) required to ensure minimum adequacy of academic library collections at institutions with widely different characteristics. Current article presents new formulas and illustrates their application at specific institutions.…

Clapp, Verner W.; Jordan, Robert T.

1989-01-01

491

Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, October 14, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2005-01-01

492

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2006-01-01

493

The postmodern condition: students, the Web, and academic library services  

Microsoft Academic Search

More than ever before, academic librarians are re-evaluating reference and bibliographic instruction services. A framework for this re-evaluation is proposed that focuses attention on two significant variables affecting these services: student attitudes and the World Wide Web. These variables exemplify the postmodern condition, characterized by consumerism, superficiality, and knowledge fragmentation. Within this framework, academic librarians can devote more attention to

Bruce Harley; Megan Dreger; Patricia Knobloch

2001-01-01

494

The Impact of Microcomputers in Academic Research Libraries. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Wayne State University Libraries began to explore the potential uses of microcomputers when an Apple II was acquired in 1982 with the intention of encouraging staff members to learn how to use it and to explore possible uses it could have for library operations. The positive response of the staff to the prospect of learning more about…

Patrick, Ruth J.; Booth, Robert E.

495

The Academic Library as a Full-Service Information Center  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Samson, Sue; Oelz, Erling

2005-01-01

496

Open Access & Open Lives: The Changing Role of Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ongoing impact of the Internet on library and information services cannot be understated. As with print journalism, the capacity and culture of networked life has transformed every aspect of the library profession, from technical to public services. In the past decade, the open culture and evolving technology of the Internet have created a set of user expectations that have

Isaac Gilman; Lynda Irons

2011-01-01

497

Changing Patterns in Internal Communication in Large Academic Libraries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Based on data from a 1979 survey of ARL member libraries, study by the Office of Management Studies analyzes the responses of selected libraries which had provided internal studies or planning documents on the subject of internal communication and notes t...

J.R. Euster

1981-01-01

498

Trends in Automation in American Academic Libraries: Ohio University's Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three decades of applications of information technology and library automation at Ohio University are chronicled in this paper. The first major development highlighted is the founding of OCLC (the Ohio College Library Center) as a cooperative cataloging device in the 1960s. OCLC's growth is traced from when it was a small organization of two staff…

Lee, Hwa-Wei

499

The Myths and Realities of SFX in Academic Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

500

Explaining User Satisfaction with Academic Libraries: Strategic Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Competitive pressures, information availability, rising costs, and an in- creasingly aware and selective student population mandate that aca- demic libraries become more user focused. This calls for a better under- standing of the specific needs of library users in order to provide the appropriate type and level of service that meets those needs. This study proposes and tests a five-factor

Syed Saad Andaleeb; Patience L. Simmonds