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Scalfani, Vincent F. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Programmatic text analysis can be used to understand patterns and reveal trends in data that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to uncover with manual coding methods. This work uses programmatic text analysis, specifically term frequency counts, to study nearly 10,000 chemistry thesis and dissertation titles from 1911-2015. The thesis and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
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McGowan, Britt; Gonzalez, Melissa; Stanny, Claudia J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Librarians seek opportunities to improve outreach to faculty and promote shared interests in information literacy. A comprehensive review of syllabi for all undergraduate courses offered during one academic term examined course-level learning outcomes and graded assignments to see how well they aligned with the five Association of College and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Course Descriptions, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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Manzari, Laura – Library Quarterly, 2013
This prestige study surveyed full-time faculty of American Library Association (ALA)-accredited programs in library and information studies regarding library and information science (LIS) journals. Faculty were asked to rate a list of eighty-nine LIS journals on a scale from 1 to 5 based on each journal's importance to their research and teaching.…
Descriptors: Tenure, Reputation, Professional Associations, Information Science
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Robson, Diane; Durkee, Patrick – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
The work of collection development in academic video game collections is at a crucial point of transformation--gaming librarians are ready to expand beyond console games collected in disc and cartridge format to the world of Internet games. At the same time, forms and genres of video games such as serious and independent games are increasingly…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Video Games, Library Services
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Pihl, Joron – Issues in Educational Research, 2012
This article explores the questions to what extent educational research addresses library use in education and how the library can contribute to intercultural education. The focus is primarily on elementary education in Europe. Analysis of research publications was based on searches for peer-reviewed journals in international databases, literary…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Multicultural Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education
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Liu, Guoying – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive literature review on the utilisation of intelligent agent technology in the library environment. Design/methodology/approach: Research papers since 1990 on the use of various intelligent agent technologies in libraries are divided into two main application areas: digital library…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Retrieval, Library Services, Computer Interfaces
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Fleming-May, Rachel A. – Library Quarterly, 2011
The "use" of library resources and services is frequently presented in library and information science (LIS) literature as a primitive concept: an idea that need not be defined when it is being measured as an operational variable in empirical research. This project considered representations of library "use" through the…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Classification, Periodicals, Information Science
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Huang, Mu-Hsuan; Lin, Chi-Shiou – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
This article examines citations of Western journals in eight LIS journals and six history journals published in Taiwan. The findings show that both the Western journals' impact factor values and whether they are included in JCR may not necessarily indicate their real use in Taiwan's LIS and history research--especially in history research.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citation Analysis, Periodicals, Library Science
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Herring, Susan Davis – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article reports on a content analysis of research articles focusing on library services in distance education published between 1999 and 2009. The study identified 472 articles on the topic and analyzed the citations, abstracts, and indexing to determine major topics, issues, and trends discussed; methodologies used; and major journals…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Content Analysis, Library Services, Library Research
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Pinto, Maria; Cordon, Jose Antonio; Diaz, Raquel Gomez – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2010
Over the last three decades, promotion of information literacy has become one of the main goals of librarians and academics. As the emergence of information technologies has raised new challenges and roles for users, information literacy has shifted from the concept of simple training to the provision of the skills and competencies that are…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Statistical Analysis, Information Literacy, Vocabulary