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Erway, Ricky – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2013
This call for action addresses the high-level benefits of adopting a university-wide policy regarding research data management. It identifies the various university stakeholders and suggests that the library initiate a conversation among them in order to get buy-in for a proactive, rather than reactive, high-level policy for responsible data…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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
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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
Ellern, Jill – Computers in Libraries, 2011
With information technologies' pervasive use within all departments and by all staff, libraries and library staff get their fair share of mandated projects. Knowing how to successfully operate in this kind of environment is important to the overall success of the library as a whole. What is meant by mandated project? A mandated project is a…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Information Technology, Program Administration, Program Implementation
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Bronstein, Jenny – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This study explores the perceptions that Israeli reference librarians have of their jobs and their academic environment. Fifteen academic reference librarians were interviewed over a period of four months and their answers were analyzed using the thematic analysis approach. The analysis resulted in five major themes: 1) elements in reference work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, Role, Librarian Attitudes
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Waite, Kathryn; Gannon-Leary, Pat; Carr, James – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Current trends in librarianship in higher education have indicated an increasing tutoring role for librarians in the online environment. This article examines how the role of the e-tutor is outlined in selected online learning literature before progressing to examine the implications for librarians of fulfilling the demanding e-tutoring role by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Tutors
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Carlson, Kathleen – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This paper takes a look at how one academic health sciences librarian brought mediated literature searching to the distance RN to BSN nursing students. It takes a look at why Adobe Connect was the webinar software that was selected to deliver online instruction to the students. The article explains how students participated in a pre-class survey…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Sciences
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Sukovic, Suzana; Litting, David; England, Ashley – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2011
Libraries, as authoritative custodians and providers of information, are facing a number of challenges as they are trying to adjust to the new information environment. Some challenges arise from major paradigm shifts in recent decades relating to the understanding of the nature of information processes and conceptions of authority. Engagement…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Libraries, Foreign Countries, Library Automation
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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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Loesch, Martha Fallahay – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Two members of the library faculty at Seton Hall University teamed up with a respected professor of mathematics and computer science, in order to create an online course that introduces information literacy both from the perspectives of the computer scientist and from the instruction librarian. This collaboration is unique in that it addresses the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Science, Information Literacy, Library Instruction
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Becker, Bernd W. – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2010
Librarianship has experienced a few growing pains over the past several years as its relationship with technology matures into a productive partnership. Being overzealous to adopt new technology can sometimes lead to more setbacks than advances in the profession. However, a recent wave of research has been discussing the benefits of integrating…
Descriptors: Library Services, Access to Information, Library Automation, Library Development
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Pastula, Matthew – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral tool in enhancing library services worldwide. This article looks at ways technology is utilized at Massey University to bridge the gap between distance students and traditional library services. There are a variety of software providers, formats and implementation practices…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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Oliver, Astrid; Dahlquist, Janet; Tankersley, Jan; Emrich, Beth – Journal of Access Services, 2010
This article discusses the processes that occurred when the Library, Controller's Office, and Information Technology Department agreed to create an interface between the Library's Innovative Interfaces patron database and campus administrative software, Banner, using file transfer protocol, in an effort to streamline the Library's accounts…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Information Technology, Computer System Design, Computer Interfaces
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Brumfield, Elizabeth Jean – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
The re-envisioning of libraries as information leaders in higher education requires an examination of the decisions made in the acquisition and adoption of library technology. The Critical Theory of Library Technology offers a framework for viewing technology decisions through a social, economic and political perspective. This paper uses the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Distance Education
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O'Sullivan, Michael K.; Dallas, Kim B. – Education Libraries, 2010
Businesses and higher education leaders are looking for students with the ability to evaluate and analyze information and to use this information to solve real-world problems. These are the information literacy skills students need for the 21st century. However, several recent studies on the ability of college freshmen to handle the rigor of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, High Schools, Information Literacy, English Teachers
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