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Becker, Bernd W. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2013
There is a new buzzword in education: "MOOCs." These massively open online courses (MOOCs) can serve hundreds or thousands of students without the institutional hurdles found in classes at a university, such as acceptance requirements and physical location. Some schools are working with partners like Udacity and Coursera, while others…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Curriculum Development, Library Services, Online Courses
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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
Jerrard, Jane; Bolt, Nancy; Strege, Karen – ALA Editions, 2012
This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Libraries, Library Services, State Legislation
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Dula, Michael W.; Ye, Gan – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
In this case study the authors describe Pepperdine University Libraries' migration to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. They elaborate on the rationale for the decision, review some of the challenges and lessons encountered along the way, and briefly discuss some effects of the new system on our libraries. The focus is on technical services…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Transfer, Internet, Computer Software
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Kane, Danielle; Schneidewind, Jeff – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
As part of a focused, methodical, and evaluative approach to emerging technologies, QR codes are one of many new technologies being used by the UC Irvine Libraries. QR codes provide simple connections between print and virtual resources. In summer 2010, a small task force began to investigate how QR codes could be used to provide information and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Coding
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Sargent, Aloha R.; Becker, Bernd W.; Klingberg, Susan – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Library Schools, Library Science, Internship Programs, Academic Libraries
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2010
Libraries and library faculty play a significant role in supporting college curriculum and helping students succeed academically. In particular, libraries are the primary location both physically and remotely for supporting faculty and students in their research and information needs. Over the years, this role of libraries and library faculty has…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Community Colleges, Library Role, College Libraries
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Powers, Anne – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
A survey of community college librarians in California reveals that the nature of reference service required of them, limitations on budget, staffing, technical support, resources, decision-making ability, and professional development opportunities, affect their professional attitudes. Librarians see reference service as primarily a teaching role.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Reference Services, Librarians, Anxiety
California State Library, 2009
The California State Library is charged with performing the following activities as defined by law. The State Library, under the direction and control of the State Librarian, an appointee of the Governor, has responsibility: (1) To collect, preserve, generate and disseminate a wide array of information; (2) To serve as the central reference and…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, State Government, Library Services, Information Seeking
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Weber, Ann – Knowledge Quest, 2009
In the past, this author used a generic self-assessment form designed for administrators at her school, yet administration is only a part of what she does. The administrative self-assessment tool does not give her an opportunity to reflect on other important responsibilities of a professionally trained school librarian. Therefore, the author…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Libraries, Guidelines, Librarians
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Martin, Heath; Robles-Smith, Kimberley; Garrison, Julie; Way, Doug – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Differing from those of their liberal arts and Association of Research Libraries counterparts, today's comprehensive universities face a variety of unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to assessing their collections. This article looks at the different needs and interests of comprehensive universities and focuses on the challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Evaluation, Case Studies
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Tijerina, Bonnie – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
The third Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference gathered at Georgia Institute of Technology's Global Learning and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, March 18-21, 2008. Over 360 attendees, from six countries and from 80% of the United States, represented their libraries and organizations resulting in a diverse and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Management, Conferences (Gatherings), Organizational Change
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Hsieh, Inga K.; Murray, Kathleen R.; Hartman, Cathy Nelson – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2007
Librarians and archivists face challenges when adapting traditional collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials. Likewise, preservation activities for Web-published materials must be undertaken at the outset of collection development lest they be lost forever. Standards and best practices for…
Descriptors: Preservation, Needs Assessment, Electronic Libraries, Library Services
Miraflor, Angie – Online Submission, 2005
In order for a library to serve a special group, simply adding a couple of books and videos is not good enough. There needs to be comprehensive research done about the group so the library's collection and services are at the best quality. The Filipino community is the second largest Asian group in the San Francisco Bay Area; yet nothing has been…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Outreach Programs
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Cordes, Sean – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2005
This paper examines podcasting as a library support for distance learning and information systems and services. The manuscript provides perspective on the knowledge base in the growing area of podcasting in libraries and academia. A walkthrough of the podcast creation and distribution process using basic computing skills and open source tools is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Systems, Academic Libraries, Guidelines
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