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Leonard, Elizabeth; Morasch, Maureen J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Despite the old-fashioned view of the academic library as a static institution, libraries can and do change in response to the needs of users and stakeholders. Perhaps the most dramatic shift in services has been the transition from a purely physical to a combination physical/virtual or even virtual-only environment. This article examines how…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Virtual Classrooms, Library Services, Reference Services
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Flatley, Robert; Jensen, Robert Bruce – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Academic libraries have traditionally collected reference statistics using hash marks on paper. Although efficient and simple, this method is not an effective way to capture the complexity of reference transactions. Several electronic tools are now available to assist libraries with collecting often elusive reference data--among them homegrown…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Program Implementation, Reference Services, Library Research
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Staley, David J.; Seaman, Scott; Theodore-Shusta, Eileen – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
A critical component of strategic planning is creating a shared-awareness among library staff of the potential societal, political, economic and technological changes that will influence how future users will create and consume scholarly materials, what will be expected of library services, and how facilities will be used. The ACRL Futuring…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Strategic Planning, Library Administration, Futures (of Society)
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Vix, Heidi M.; Buckman, Kathie M. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
Three surveys from the College and University Library Division (CULD) of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA) from the past six years representing forty-four academic institutions were studied to determine the number of students per librarian on campus, salary, faculty status, contract-length, and maternity/paternity leave for librarians.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Surveys, Salaries
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Wang, Ya; Howard, Pamela – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
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,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction, Internet
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Westbrook, R. Niccole; Watkins, Sean – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
As primary source materials in the library are digitized and made available online, the focus of related library services is shifting to include new and innovative methods of digital delivery via social media, digital storytelling, and community-based and consortial image repositories. Most images on the Web are not of sufficient quality for most…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Internet
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Richey, Jennifer – School Library Research, 2012
Adolescents who receive current, accurate, reliable, and balanced sexual-health information are more likely to express healthier sexual attitudes and engage in healthier sexual behaviors than adolescents receiving limited or no sexual-health information. High school librarians have the potential to help meet sexual-health information needs of…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Information Needs, High Schools, Adolescents
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Johnson, Wendell G. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2012
The Big Read was developed by the National Endowment for the Arts to revitalize the role of culture in American society and encourage the reading of landmark literature. Each year since 2007, the DeKalb Public Library, Northern Illinois University, and Kishwaukee Community College have partnered to foster literacy in the community. This article…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Libraries, Marketing, Librarians
Shivers, Cassandra – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The author, a digital access architect in the information systems department of the Orange County Library System in Florida, was given the challenge of creating a library mobile app around the 2009 holiday season. At that time, Sheri Chambers, digital content manager in the information systems department, and Debbie Moss, assistant director of the…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Libraries, Library Networks, Internet
Berenstein, Max; Katz, Demian – Computers in Libraries, 2012
Academic, government, and corporate librarians organize and leverage internal resources and content through institutional repositories and library catalogs. Getting more value and usage from the content they license is a key goal. However, the ever-growing amount of content and shifting user demands for new materials or features has made the…
Descriptors: Library Services, Librarians, Archives, Catalogs
Hoeppner, Athena – Computers in Libraries, 2012
Librarians are familiar with the single-line form, the consolidated index, which represents a very large portion of a library's print and online collection. Their end users are familiar with the idea of a single search across a comprehensive index that produces a large, relevancy-ranked results list. Even though most patrons would not recognize…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Librarians, Library Services, Information Technology
Skalkos, Lia – Computers in Libraries, 2012
In winter 2009, Barnard College began the process of adopting Drupal 7 as its content management system. The move included Barnard Library's Zine Collection website, an information resource dedicated to the library's special collection of do-it-yourself (DIY) publications by women. Recently, as a Barnard Zine intern, the author had the challenging…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Internet, Web Sites, Programming Languages
Hamby, Rogan – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The technology of the 21st century has had no shortage of challenges for libraries, but it has also brought opportunities. Operating systems, databases, and application environments that can use cheap off-the-shelf hardware to scale and handle hundreds of millions of transactions were not developed for libraries. However, libraries have taken…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Pilot Projects, Libraries, Information Systems
Williams, Berika S. – Computers in Libraries, 2012
How will your library serve mobile device users? By building apps from scratch? By offering entirely separate content? Or by modifying your site for mobile devices? This author found that the best fit for a joint library serving Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria was to build a mobile website in HTML and CSS using mobile…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Services, Handheld Devices, Web Sites
Spitzer, Stephan – Computers in Libraries, 2012
The fact that people now live in a world of abundant portable electronic devices is important to any organization that maintains a web presence, including libraries. No longer tied to a desktop, the patrons' netbooks, tablets, ebook readers, and, of course, cellphones all become potential tools for remote access to library content. About a year…
Descriptors: Learning Resources Centers, Internet, Educational Resources, Libraries
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