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Hightower, Christy; Scott, Kerry – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many librarians use data from surveys to make decisions about how to spend money or allocate staff, often making use of popular online tools like Survey Monkey. In this era of reduced budgets, low staffing, stiff competition for new resources, and increasingly complex choices, it is especially important that librarians know how to get strong,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Surveys, Statistical Inference, Statistics
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Tyler, Katherine; Hastings, Nancy B. – Journal of Educators Online, 2011
College students are accessing virtual libraries whether they are on campus or learning from a distance. Academic institutions serving virtual patrons must remain focused on meeting the needs of those library users by continually examining their preferences, their searching behavior, and the information they seek. The purpose of this research was…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis, Library Services
Planty, Michael; Carlson, Deven – Teachers College Press, 2010
In the push to bring data to bear on all of the important education issues of the day, one essential fact is often overlooked: Not all indicators are created equal. This book provides a comprehensive approach for understanding how statistical measures of achievement are developed, evaluated, and interpreted. Given the extent to which…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Indicators, Accountability, Statistical Data
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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
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Sung, Jan S.; Whisler, John A.; Sung, Nackil – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
Using an electronic shelf-reading system a cost-benefit analysis was conducted of an inventory/shelf-reading project in a medium-sized academic library. Analyses include time spent, cataloging discrepancies, books found with active statuses, mis-shelving rate and distance, and subsequent use of found books. Correctly re-shelving "missing"…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cost Effectiveness, Facility Inventory, Library Materials
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Ritterbush, Jon – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
A quantitative analysis of campus housing figures and library usage statistics suggests a stronger correlation than library usage compared to other enrollment figures. New residents on a university campus were surveyed on their frequency and reasons for utilizing the library's physical and online resources, before and after moving in. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: College Housing, Use Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Leeder, Christopher – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2009
This study assessed the content of 72 academic library Information Commons (IC) Web sites using content analysis, quantitative assessment and qualitative surveys of site administrators to analyze current implementation by the academic library community. Results show that IC Web sites vary widely in content, design and functionality, with few…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Content Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Miller, Rush; Xu, Hong; Zou, Xiuying – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2008
This study examines user and service data from 2002-2006 at the East Asian Gateway Service for Chinese and Korean Academic Journal Publications (Gateway Service), the University of Pittsburgh. Descriptive statistical analysis reveals that the Gateway Service has been consistently playing the leading role in global document delivery service as well…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Shared Resources and Services, Information Dissemination
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Pearson, Kathryn – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2008
Macquarie University Library was concerned at the length of time that elapsed between placement of an interlibrary loan request to the satisfaction of that request. Taking advantage of improved statistical information available to them through membership of the CLIC Consortium, library staff investigated the reasons for delivery delay. This led to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Consortia, Library Services, Improvement
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Murgai, Sarla R. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
This study grew out of a need to assess reference desk data and determine two items: the number of questions handled for the last three years and the times when the desk should be double staffed. Analysis of the data by chi-square standardized residuals identified the days of the week, and the times during the day of heavy and light use. Data sort…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services, Work Environment
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Jankowska, Maria Anna; Hertel, Karen; Young, Nancy J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
The LibQUAL+[TM] survey was conducted to determine user satisfaction and expectations concerning library service quality. The results of the "22 items and a box" constituted a rich source of information for the University of Idaho (UI) Library's strategic planning process. Focusing on graduate students, this study used three…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Graduate Students, User Satisfaction (Information), Benchmarking
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Huffman, Stephanie; Thurman, Glenda; Thomas, Leisa Kim – Reading Improvement, 2005
This study examines the effects of block scheduling on secondary school library media centers across the state of Arkansas. Specifically, this study addresses the impact that block scheduling has on the school library media center in the areas of time, resources, and productivity for both students and library media staff. This study is needed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Scheduling, Elementary Secondary Education
McClure, Charles R.; Lankes, R. David; Gross, Melissa; Choltco-Devlin, Beverly – 2002
This manual is a first effort to begin to identify, describe, and develop procedures for assessing various aspects of digital reference service. Its overall purpose is to improve the quality of digital reference services and assist librarians to design and implement better digital reference services. More specifically, its aim is to: assist…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
Hafner, Arthur W. – 1998
A thorough understanding of the uses and applications of statistical techniques is integral in gaining support for library funding or new initiatives. This resource is designed to help practitioners develop and manipulate descriptive statistical information in evaluating library services, tracking and controlling limited resources, and analyzing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Data Interpretation, Libraries, Library Education
Marchant, Maurice P. – 1994
This book discusses the motivations that cause adults to go to the public library. It is grouped into eight sections concerning: (1) the research methodology and results used to determine four motivators that were good predictors of library use; (2) the development of library research; (3) several characteristics of library users in terms of…
Descriptors: Adults, Comparative Analysis, Hypothesis Testing, Individual Characteristics
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