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Ritchie, Stephanie M.; Young, Lauren M.; Sigman, Jessica – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Agricultural researchers and science librarians must understand which research literature databases provide the most comprehensive coverage of agricultural subjects to support their inquiries. Once the domain of a few specialized databases, agricultural research literature is now covered by broad, multidisciplinary databases. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bibliographic Databases, Scientific and Technical Information, Agriculture
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.; Young, Natasha, Ed.; Weese, Bailey, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Sixteen scholarly papers and twenty abstracts comprise the content of the eighteenth annual Brick & Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the conference, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
Lonzo, Lavonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many Americans lack the skills required to use public access computers and the Internet at public libraries (PLs). Staff members of a PL in the Midwestern United States provide basic computer training to support patrons' Internet and public access computer use. However, adult patrons who are beyond the basic skills level and those with…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Adults, Users (Information), Library Services
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Dressler, Virginia; Kristof, Cindy – College & Research Libraries, 2018
In the spring of 2017, digital librarians and digital collection managers at member institutions of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) were surveyed on practices and policies surrounding takedown requests in openly accessible digital collections. The survey collected basic demographic information surrounding the digital repositories…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Policy, Library Materials
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Way, Doug – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Financial pressures, changes in scholarly communications, the rise of online content, and the ability to easily share materials have provided libraries the opportunity to rethink their collections practices. This article provides an overview of these changes and outlines a framework for viewing collections as a service. It describes how libraries…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Publications, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS spring 2016 data collection, which included four…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Educational Finance, Human Resources
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Guajardo, Richard; Brett, Kelsey; Young, Frederick – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
For the past several years academic libraries have been adopting discovery systems to provide a search experience that reflects user expectations and improves access to electronic resources. University of Houston Libraries has kept pace with this evolving trend by pursuing various discovery options; these include an open-source tool, a federated…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Hart, Kathy, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed. – Online Submission, 2017
Eighteen scholarly papers and fifteen abstracts comprise the content of the seventeenth annual Brick and Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the symposium, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Electronic Publishing, Archives, Educational Technology
Carr, Patrick L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation analyzes how North Carolina State University's (NCSU) James B. Hunt Jr. Library extends the ways in which the information architectures of academic research libraries can function as a technology, as discourse, and as rhetoric. The starting point for the analysis is the libraries of antiquity, which functioned technologically as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Automation, Library Development
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the provisional data of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Employees
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Pike, Dawn; Siminson, Nicola Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article discusses how RADAR, the institutional repository (IR) at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA), has been modified to house an Annual Research Planning (ARP) template. A case study on the implementation of this research planning tool will outline the role that a repository and its staff can play in supporting individuals, enhancing…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Services, Library Materials, Library Development
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Jara, Magdalena; Clasing, Paula; Gonzalez, Carlos; Montenegro, Maximiliano; Kelly, Nick; Alarcón, Rosa; Sandoval, Augusto; Saurina, Elvira – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by the students' discipline and year of study. A quantitative analysis was carried out, including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chi-squared tests, t-tests, and multiple linear regressions. The results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis
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Qayyum Ch., Abdul; Hina, Quratul Ain; Abid, Uzma – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2017
The study was aimed to explore the problems and issues faced by the students of University of the Punjab, regarding library usage. A survey research method and random sampling technique was used to collect data from the students. The instrument consisted of twenty closed ended questions containing three factors, i.e., i) Library staff services,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, College Students, Library Services
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Jarvis, Christy; Gregory, Joan M. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With journal price increases continuing to outpace inflation and library collection funds remaining stagnant or shrinking, libraries are seeking innovative ways to control spending while continuing to provide patrons with high-quality content. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library reports on the evaluation, implementation, and use of…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Special Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services
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Herrera, Gail – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This study examined gender and racial differences among undergraduate library collection users at the University of Mississippi. Checkout and electronic resource use data were compiled for the calendar year 2014. These data were used along with statistical testing to distinguish between groups and determine how well the library collection was…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, State Universities
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