ERIC Number: ED532559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
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U.S. Academic Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
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) Are focusing on e-books, other e-resources and discovery tools as top current initiatives; (3) Believe their current library location structure will be the same in five years; and (4) Rely mostly on listservs and email to stay current--a few use social media. Nearly 2,000 academic library staff including directors, managers and librarians participated in the study.
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Electronic Mail, Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Librarians, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017. Tel: 800-848-5878; Fax: 614-764-6096; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.oclc.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United States