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Chawner, Brenda; Oliver, Gillian – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2013
A survey of New Zealand academic subject/reference librarians was conducted in mid-2011 to identify the most highly valued knowledge, skills and competencies of reference librarians working in libraries in the tertiary sector. The project was part of an international collaborative project involving 13 countries. The results from New Zealand show…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Reference Services, Librarians
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Knight, Steve – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief description of the digital preservation programme at the National Library of New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: Following a description of the legislative and strategic context for digital preservation in New Zealand, details are provided of the system for the National Digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservation, Archives, Electronic Libraries
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Zdravkovic, Neda – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Constructivist learning theories promote students' engagement as one of the key factors in successful learning and knowledge building. Research indicates that the short attention span of adult learners, their need to "learn-by-doing," interact and multitask in the learning process can be accommodated with a positive outcome by…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Class Activities, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries
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Shiozaki, Ryo; Eisenschitz, Tamara – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2009
This paper reports on a questionnaire survey of 16 national libraries designed to clarify how national libraries attempt to justify their web archiving activities. Results indicate they envisage that a) the benefits brought about by their initiatives are greater than the overall costs, b) the costs imposed on libraries are greater than the costs…
Descriptors: Preservation, Government Libraries, Questionnaires, Library Automation
Jowitt, Angela L. – Computers in Libraries, 2008
Podcasting is a term derived by combining iPod with broadcasting. During 2006, when the idea of podcasting was still in its infancy, this author [an information systems librarian at the Universal College of Learning (UCOL) in New Zealand] began to consider how this new technology could be used by librarians to provide instructional sessions. She…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, College Libraries, Library Role
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Cossham, Amanda; Fields, Alison – Australian Library Journal, 2006
Continuing professional development is a necessary aspect of keeping up to date in a rapidly changing profession. Librarians are no more immune to evolutions in technology and innovation, service provision and customer expectations than any other professional group. This paper explores the current New Zealand setting and context of CPD for…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Librarians, Needs Assessment
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Liew, Chern Li; Ng, Siong Ngor – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2006
This study investigates the information-seeking behavior of fourteen ethnomusicologists in New Zealand via interviews. The findings shed light on what information ethnomusicologists seek, the sources and services they use, and the barriers they face in information seeking and use. A number of ways in which libraries can create collections and…
Descriptors: Music, Ethnology, Researchers, Information Seeking
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Koulouris, Alexandros; Kapidakis, Sarantos – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2005
The access and reproduction policies of the digital collections of 10 leading university digital libraries worldwide are classified according to factors such as the creation type of the material, acquisition method, copyright ownership etc. The relationship of these factors is analysed, showing how acquisition methods and copyright ownership…
Descriptors: Library Policy, Reprography, Access to Information, Electronic Libraries
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Le Heron, Judy; Sligo, Frank – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
This paper assesses university students' acquisition of simple and complex knowledge, in exploring whether the knowledge gap hypothesis (KGH) with its origins in community-based research into people's informal learning from mass media, provides insights into students' acquisition and retention of information. The KGH posits that attempts to…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Mass Media
Miller-Lachmann, Lyn – 1992
This bibliography lists 1,038 multicultural books for children and teenagers, published between 1970 and 1991, that can assist librarians, teachers, and parents in educating children and young adults about their changing world. The books are selected to enhance opportunities for children to live and learn together by providing them with fair and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Children
Tuffield, Joanne – 1991
The aim of this annotated bibliography is to illustrate the range and type of materials available for marketing management, a tool that can help library managers determine client needs and provide feedback on library services and products. The bibliography includes 67 monographs, serials, and audiovisuals selected for information professionals who…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, Libraries, Library Administration
Lavo, Barbara, Comp. – 1981
Papers presented at a 1981 seminar on library resource sharing covered topics related to Australasian databases, Australian and New Zealand document delivery systems, and shared acquisition and cataloging for special libraries. The papers included: (1) "AUSINET: Australasia's Information Network?" by Ian McCallum; (2) "Australia/New…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Databases, Foreign Countries, Interlibrary Loans