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Tsuji, Keita; To, Haruna; Hara, Atsuyuki – Online Submission, 2011
We asked the same 60 questions using DRS (digital reference services) in Japanese public libraries, face-to-face reference services and Q & A (question and answer) sites. It was found that: (1) The correct answer ratio of DRS is higher than that of Q & A sites; (2) DRS takes longer to provide answers as compared to Q & A sites; and (3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services
Muir, Scott P. – Online Submission, 2009
Libraries have been around for thousands of years. Many of them are considered great because of their magnificent architecture or because of the size of their collections. This paper offers ten case studies of libraries that have used technology to achieve greatness. Because almost any library can implement technology, a library does not have to…
Descriptors: Library Role, Libraries, Library Services, Case Studies