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Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A. – New Media Consortium, 2014
The internationally recognized "NMC Horizon Report" series and regional "NMC Technology Outlooks" are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort established in 2002 that annually identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in every sector of education around the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Information Management
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012
This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most public library staff: (1) Anticipate that the top reason patrons are using their…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Electronic Mail, Public Libraries, Users (Information)
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Clarke, Christopher Peter – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to examine the experiences of new users of Second Life in order to identify potential barriers and attractors to the expansion of the userbase and therefore the market for in-world information services. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-faceted methodological approach was taken utilising two questionnaires (pre- and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Electronic Libraries
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Kwanya, Tom; Stilwell, Christine; Underwood, Peter G. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
Literature on library service models is scarce and exists mainly in non-traditional formats such as blog entries and webpages. Nonetheless, the subject evokes heated debate among librarians with many supporting the model they are using, sometimes without understanding that there are other options which perhaps could be better for their…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Criticism, Library Services
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Miller, Andrea – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This article presents reports from the 2011 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference held on October 5-7, 2011. The first report, entitled "Online Information Literacy Instruction: Challenges and Strategies," was presented by Kristine Stewart and Kyle Denlinger, University of Missouri-Columbia. Stewart and Denlinger talk about…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Online Courses
Hanson, Cody – ALA Editions, 2011
In 2011, cell phones and mobile devices are ubiquitous. The vast majority of Americans now own cell phones, and over half of them have mobile access to the Internet through a phone or other mobile device. For libraries to stay relevant, they must be able to offer content and services through the mobile web. In this issue of "Library Technology…
Descriptors: Libraries, Telecommunications, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This study targets librarians and information professionals who use Web 2.0 tools and applications with a view to providing snapshots on how Web 2.0 technologies are used. It also aims to identify values and impact that such tools have exerted on libraries and their services, as well as to detect various issues associated with the implementation…
Descriptors: Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Quora (www.quora.com) is a contemporary, web-based take on reference. Users post questions within Quora and other users answer the questions. Users can vote for and against answers (or not vote at all). It is users asking questions of friends and strangers and then sorting through the results. If the model sounds familiar, it's because it is.…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Internet, Users (Information), Libraries
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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
In this article, the author discusses Connecticut Library Consortium's (CLC) recently held fifth annual Trendspotting symposium, "E-books: Collections at the Crossroads." She was pleased to work with CLC to develop a cutting-edge program of dynamic, thought-provoking speakers and presentations, including an outstanding keynote by Eli Neiburger on…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Libraries, Internet, Librarians
Huwe, Terence K. – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Social media now offer a fresh opportunity to enliven the learning process. But to gain traction, they will have to prove their relevance. Librarians are quite vocal in advocating for the preservation of human interaction around digital media; one might say that it is their charge to be certain that the human factors within digital libraries are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Electronic Libraries, Librarians
Kumaran, Maha; Geary, Joe – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Technology has transformed libraries. There are digital libraries, electronic collections, online databases and catalogs, ebooks, downloadable books, and much more. With free technology such as social websites, newspaper collections, downloadable online calendars, clocks and sticky notes, online scheduling, online document sharing, and online…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Librarians, Library Services
Corbett, Tom – School Library Monthly, 2011
As the century unfolds, students will probably rely almost exclusively on electronic resources for their research and reading. In fact, the digitization of information (and entertainment) is already a defining characteristic of this "Information Age" and quite natural to the "digital natives" born into this era. School leaders need to see evidence…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Internet
Gbadamosi, Belau Olatunde – Online Submission, 2011
The paper examines the level of library automation and virtual library development in four academic libraries. A validated questionnaire was used to capture the responses from academic librarians of the libraries under study. The paper discovers that none of the four academic libraries is fully automated. The libraries make use of librarians with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Automation, Library Services, Electronic Libraries
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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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Powers, Amanda Clay; Shedd, Julie; Hill, Clay – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Gathering qualitative information about usage behavior of library Web sites is a time-consuming process requiring the active participation of patron communities. Libraries that collect virtual reference transcripts, however, hold valuable data regarding how the library Web site is used that could benefit Web designers. An analysis of virtual…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Web Sites, Research Libraries, Word Frequency
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