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Lavoie, Brian; Dempsey, Lorcan; Malpas, Constance – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Collective collections are multiple local collections described and/or managed as a single collection. Constructing, understanding, and operationalizing collective collections is an increasingly important aspect of collection management for many libraries. This article presents some general insights about collective collections, drawn from a…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Institutional Cooperation, Libraries, Library Services
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Ford, Karly S.; Rosinger, Kelly O.; Choi, Junghee; Pulido, Gabriel – Educational Researcher, 2021
Many postsecondary datasets collect gender data in ways that are not inclusive of all students. Many trans* students, those who identify as trans women, trans men, genderqueer, among other gender identities, are excluded when surveys collect gender data using only two categories. The American Bar Association recently became the first sector of…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, LGBTQ People, Data Collection, College Students
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O'Sullivan, Kevin M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
First developed to support courses in humanities research methods, bibliographical teaching collections are now experiencing renewed purpose as part of information literacy pedagogy. The items comprising these assembled collections provide a wealth of historical features, which make them ideal for innovative hands-on instruction. However, since…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Information Literacy, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Robertson, Nikki D. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The Internet and the advent of e-books have launched school libraries beyond brick and mortar, allowing patrons 24/7 access to the resources they seek. With these technological advancements, an often-iterated question arises as to the relevance of libraries and librarians now that access to information previously available through print,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Shared Resources and Services, Technology Uses in Education
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Ivory, Amy; Viens, Lisha – Knowledge Quest, 2019
When talking about collection development, few school librarians think about databases. Databases provide learners with a one-stop shop for cross-curricular, up-to-date, vetted information in a structured and easy-to-manipulate format for class projects. To be successful learners, students need to know how to use a database to find the information…
Descriptors: Databases, Library Materials, High School Students, Search Strategies
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Sivakumar, Vineetha – Sociological Methods & Research, 2021
This article is developed from the contents from one of the chapters the researcher has written as part of her PhD thesis. It discusses various methodological challenges the researcher had to face during the phase of data collection in the prisons of Kerala, India, and the strategies adopted to overcome these challenges. This article is intended…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Research Methodology, Data Collection, Qualitative Research
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Pappas, Alisa M.; Buchanan, Sarah A. – Education for Information, 2021
Since the granting of Native American materials -- excavated in archaeological projects sponsored by federal and state governments across the United States in the 20th century -- to public repositories, museum professionals have sought to manage such collections with care. At the University of Missouri, students responding to the local mandate of…
Descriptors: American Indians, Land Grant Universities, Archives, College Students
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Flynn, Kara – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
With increasing demand for archival instruction and growing class sizes, archivists and special collections librarians are struggling to accommodate larger classes, both logistically and pedagogically. This paper reviews the literature on approaches from both higher education and archival instruction to identify trends for teaching big classes.…
Descriptors: Archives, Library Materials, Library Services, Large Group Instruction
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McLean, Jaclyn; Dawson, Diane; Sorensen, Charlene – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Academic libraries around the world are cancelling big deal journal subscriptions at an increasing rate. This is primarily due to budgetary challenges, the unsustainable hyperinflationary pricing of these packages, and a need to move toward new open access models. It is a complex situation with many vested interests and stakeholders. Some…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Library Services, Periodicals, Academic Libraries
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Kakoulli Constantinou, Elis, Ed.; Giannikas, Christina Nicole, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2021
Despite the contributions language centres across the globe have made to language education and higher education in general, few publications have a specific focus on research work produced by language centre faculty. The purpose of this reviewed, edited volume entitled "Tertiary Education Language Learning: A Collection of Research,"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Mongeon, Philippe; Siler, Kyle; Archambault, Antoine; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Larivière, Vincent – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Drawing on an original methodology using citations, downloads, and survey data, this paper analyzes journal usage patterns across 28 Canadian universities. Results show that usage levels vary across disciplines and that different academic platforms varied in their importance to different institutions, with for-profit platforms generally exhibiting…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Use Studies
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Sultanik, Alyssa G. – School Library Research, 2020
Genrefying a library's fiction collection is a common practice in school libraries. However, there is little research to explain the benefits or drawbacks of this practice. Using a within-subjects/time-series action research design, this study was conducted to understand more about the impact of genrefying the fiction collection in a single…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Classification, Library Materials, School Libraries
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Jorgenson, Sarah; Burress, Rene – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article details an action research project designed to determine the diversity of one high school library's top 100 titles. It outlines the results of the analysis and details how school librarians can review the diversity of their collections.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Libraries, Diversity, Content Analysis
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Lopez, Jameson D. – Journal of College Student Development, 2020
This article outlines Indigenous data collection as a methodology that expands a sampling frame by using tribal Indigenous cultural knowledge, such as creation stories like those of the Cocopah and Quechan nations, to address limitations found in the methodological quality of Native American survey data in currently available datasets. Indigenous…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, American Indian Culture, Standards, Data Collection
Hughes-Hassell, Sandra – ALA Editions, 2020
With a renewed emphasis on facilitating learning, supporting multiple literacies, and advancing equity and inclusion, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of this trusted text provides models and tools that will enable library staff who serve youth to create and maintain collections that provide equitable access to all youth. And as…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Librarians, Access to Information
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