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Fraser, Bruce T.; McClure, Charles R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discussion of the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) E-Metrics project focuses on understanding how academic libraries might specify, produce, and assess institutional outcomes. Offers a framework for approaching the outcomes assessment process and suggests that multiple approaches to assessment are needed for an assessment of libraries in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Higher Education
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Jaeger, Paul T.; McClure, Charles R.; Fraser, Bruce T. – Government Information Quarterly, 2002
Asserts that the federal government should adopt a centralized governmental structure for the privacy protection of personal information and data. Discusses the roles of federal law, federal agencies, and the judiciary; the concept of information privacy; the impact of current technologies; and models of centralized government structures for…
Descriptors: Centralization, Court Role, Federal Courts, Federal Government
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Fraser, Bruce T.; Nelson, Timothy W.; McClure, Charles R. – Library & Information Science Research, 2002
Describes the economic impacts and benefits received from public libraries in Florida, indicating that public libraries make a significant contribution to the economic development of the state. Discusses taxpayer funding, budget cuts, and determining economic impacts from taxpayer investments; and presents a framework for further studies.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Development, Economic Impact, Futures (of Society)
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Smith, Bruce; Fraser, Bruce T.; McClure, Charles R. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2000
Considers selected policy instruments related to federal agencies' deployment of information in a Web environment in terms of five key policy areas: access, security, privacy, intellectual property, and records management. Suggests that there are a significant number of policy instruments affecting federal Web site development. Identifies the need…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Security, Document Delivery, Government Publications
Shim, Wonsik "Jeff"; McClure, Charles R.; Fraser, Bruce T.; Bertot, John Carlo – 2001
This manual provides a beginning approach for research libraries to better describe the use and users of their networked services. The manual also aims to increase the visibility and importance of developing such statistics and measures. Specific objectives are: to identify selected key statistics and measures that can describe use and users of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Utilization, Internet
McClure, Charles R.; Fraser, Bruce T.; Nelson, Timothy W.; Robbins, Jane B. – 2001
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the economic impacts and benefits of Florida public libraries. The study objectives were to: describe the role of public libraries in economic development; identify and describe the range of specific activities and programs engaged in to support economic development; identify factors that…
Descriptors: Community Services, Data Analysis, Economic Development, Information Services