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Pickton, Margaret; McKnight, Cliff – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2007
Although a number of studies have investigated the attitudes of published academic authors with respect to open access (OA) publishing and institutional repositories (IRs), none have considered the views of other institutional stakeholders. Research students, in particular, are a group that could make a major contribution to an IR, both currently…
Descriptors: Mail Surveys, Doctoral Dissertations, Information Sources, Student Research
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Muganda, Cornelia K.; Samzugi, Athuman S.; Mallinson, Brenda J. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This paper shares analytical insights on the position, challenges and potential for promoting Open Educational Resources (OER) in African Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) institutions. The researchers sought to use a participatory research approach as described by Krishnaswamy (2004), in convening a sequence of two workshops at the Open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Mallon, Melissa, Ed. – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
In their Top Trends of 2012, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named data curation as one of the issues to watch in academic libraries in the near future (ACRL, 2012, p. 312). Data curation can be summarized as "the active and ongoing management of data through its life cycle of interest and usefulness to scholarship,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Services, Librarians
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Schmitt, Jenni; Butler, Barb – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
We compiled a geo-referenced bibliography of research including theses, peer-reviewed articles, agency literature, and books having sample collection sites in and around Coos Bay, Oregon. Using Google Earth and GeoCommons we created a map that allows users such as visiting researchers, faculty, students, and local agencies to identify previous…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bibliographic Databases, Reference Materials, Reference Services
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Antell, Karen; Foote, Jody Bales; Turner, Jaymie; Shults, Brian – College & Research Libraries, 2014
As long as empirical research has existed, researchers have been doing "data management" in one form or another. However, funding agency mandates for doing formal data management are relatively recent, and academic libraries' involvement has been concentrated mainly in the last few years. The National Science Foundation implemented a new…
Descriptors: Librarians, Data, Information Management, Research Libraries
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Otto, Peter – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2014
Librarians are continually teaching students and faculty how to identify and access learning resources. They teach during individual reference consultations, through presentations to classes, and through library website content they create. Are librarians well prepared to design and deliver well-crafted instruction? Academic librarians have…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Markland, Margaret – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2006
This study investigates the efficiency of the Google search engine at retrieving items from 26 UK Institutional Repositories, covering a wide range of subject areas. One item is chosen from each repository and four searches are carried out: two keyword searches and two full title searches, each using both Google and then Google Scholar. A further…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Users (Information)
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Tjiek, Liauw Toong – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to introduce Desa Informasi (Information Village), an institutional repository project carried out by Petra Christian University Library in Surabaya, Indonesia, and discuss its potential for enabling academic libraries to remain relevant in the digital era. Design/methodology/approach: Definitions of an…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Archives, Electronic Publishing
Maclachlan, John C., Ed.; Waraksa, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Williford, Christa, Ed. – Council on Library and Information Resources, 2015
This volume celebrates the first decade of Council on Library and Information Resources' (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program by bringing together 20 past and present CLIR postdoctoral fellows to share their thoughts on their experiences, and more broadly, on the direction of academia. Each essay is a look into the working conditions associated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Fellowships, Library Education, Futures (of Society)
Foster, Nancy Fried.; Gibbons, Susan – Online Submission, 2005
Institutional repositories (IRs) offer many clear benefits yet faculty authors have not demonstrated much interest in depositing their content into them. Without the content, IRs will not succeed, because institutions will sustain IRs for only so long without evidence of success. A yearlong study of faculty members at the University of Rochester…
Descriptors: Library Services, College Faculty, Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries
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Daigle, Ben – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Public services librarians are often in the position of training patrons how to use technology. They adopt new technologies such as discovery layers, link resolvers, subject guides, virtual reference services, OPACs, content management systems, and institutional repositories to provide access to materials and facilitate collaboration, but…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Library Instruction, Ethnography
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Mittal, Rekha; Mahesh, G. – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify and evaluate the collections within digital libraries and repositories in India available in the public domain. Design/methodology/approach: The digital libraries and repositories were identified through a study of the literature, as well as internet searching and browsing. The resulting digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Sources, Library Materials, Computer Software
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Shorish, Yasmeen – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
This article describes the fundamental challenges to data curation, how these challenges may be compounded for smaller institutions, and how data management is an essential and manageable component of data curation. Data curation is often discussed within the confines of large research universities. As a result, master's and baccalaureate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Best Practices, Research Universities, Data
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Kunda, Sue; Anderson-Wilk, Mark – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
Our institutions of record are facing a new digital knowledge management challenge: stakeholder communities are now expecting customized Web interfaces to institutional knowledge repositories, online environments where community members can contribute content and see themselves represented, as well as access archived resources. Digital curation…
Descriptors: Library Role, Archives, Knowledge Management, Preservation
Guevara, Senovia – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Libraries are constantly evolving and changing expectations for the user and the information environment. More than just being an authoritative source for research, expertise, and quality content in the form of books and journals, the information center is evolving into a more expansive role. With the growth of information technology awareness and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Technology, Information Sources, Librarian Attitudes
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