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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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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