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Ani, Okon E.; Ngulube, Patrick; Onyancha, Bosire – SAGE Open, 2015
Access to information is vital for efficient research at universities. Electronic resources provide new platforms for information to aid in conducting research at universities. This study explores the perceived effect of accessibility and utilization of electronic resources on research productivity at Nigerian universities. A quantitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Information Sources, Access to Information
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Nzivo, Charles N.; Chuanfu, Chen – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
With the growth of international student enrollment in Chinese universities, user perception has become an area of developing research in academic libraries. China's policy of opening up has led to the education and economic reforms allowing major universities to enroll international students. These changes have created an increasing need for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Student Attitudes, Library Services, Information Sources
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Rahanu, Harjinder; Georgiadou, Elli; Khan, Nawaz; Colson, Robert; Hill, Vanessa; Edwards, J. Adam – Education for Information, 2016
Literacy is a fundamental human right. When exercised it improves an individual's life chances by achieving their personal, social, occupational and educational goals, and opening opportunities for social, economic and political integration. In an information and knowledge society, there is a salient need for Information Literacy (IL). IL can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Case Studies, Library Role
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Stanziola, Javier – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Public libraries in Europe have supported lifelong learning for the past 500 years. Since the Lisbon Strategy emphasized the role of lifelong learning in economic policy, public libraries have been repositioning their services to respond to this new context. In some cases, these roles are undertaken with limited legislative or strategic changes…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors
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Martin, Heath; Robles-Smith, Kimberley; Garrison, Julie; Way, Doug – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2009
Differing from those of their liberal arts and Association of Research Libraries counterparts, today's comprehensive universities face a variety of unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to assessing their collections. This article looks at the different needs and interests of comprehensive universities and focuses on the challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Evaluation, Case Studies
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2018
This issue of "Research Library Issues" ("RLI") presents an introduction article and two companion articles, which highlight Net Neutrality. The introduction article, "Why Net Neutrality Matters and What Research Libraries Can Do about It" (Mary Lee Kennedy), explains that the fundamental intent of the open internet…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Internet
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Halaychik, Corey S. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
The contract-review and approval process for purchasing and renewing electronic resources at the University of Tennessee had become cumbersome to campus libraries. To streamline existing procedures, the campus libraries, the Office of Contracts Administration, and the Purchasing Department collaborated to find a solution that restored a measure of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Contracts, Library Services
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Badwal, Kiran – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
The following paper is based on my master's degree thesis written as a graduate student at the University of Glasgow from 2014-2015 titled, "Preserving the Social Cohesiveness and Lifelong Educational Mission of Public Libraries in Times of Austerity: Assessing the Potential of the Scottish National Library Strategy through the Capabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Public Libraries, Library Role
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Brochu, Lauren; Burns, Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
In the changing landscape of libraries and the roles of librarians, the area of Research Data Management (RDM) is emerging with new opportunities and challenges. This literature review identifies the current levels of publication that deal with the relationship of the librarian and their role in the research data management process and provides an…
Descriptors: Data, Information Management, Librarians, Role
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2015
This report focuses on the opening of new school libraries and their impact on schools, teachers and students after two years of implementation of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). The findings build on the first report of this project and show that it is not just new facilities, but also the added…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Program Implementation
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Aharony, Noa – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2013
The present study explores LIS students' perceptions toward the assimilation of e-books in the library. The research was conducted during the summer semester of the 2010 academic year in Israel and 144 students participated in the research. The study used three questionnaires: a personal details questionnaire, students' perceptions towards e-books…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Publishing, Library Science, Library Education
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Bevan, Paul; Tyler, Alyson – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to outline the developments and strategies employed to supply online library services in Wales through a national platform: library.wales.org These services include: the "Cat Cymru" cross-catalogue search, centrally procured subscription resources and local library microsites. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Services, Library Policy, Online Systems
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Sanchez-Rodriguez, Nilda Alexandra; LoGiudice, Joseph – Journal of Access Services, 2018
Building effective communication and interdepartmental partnerships are essential components of strengthening services, policies, and procedures to meet the individual information needs of students, faculty, and the college community. Despite major advancements in library services for users with disabilities, there are ongoing challenges, which…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries
Thiele, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the United States, individual states have different means of determining and distributing funding. This influences library service and access to information particularly as it pertains to critical Internet access. Funding and service trends have changed, especially as it relates to public libraries, with some modifications working to their…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Rural Areas, Public Libraries, Library Role
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Givens, Marlee; Macklin, Lisa A.; Mangiafico, Paolo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Many universities have implemented faculty profile systems that capture faculty and researchers' scholarly outputs and activities. These systems usually include public profiles and tools to help find collaborators or experts. They may be used to create reports for faculty annual reviews or for promotion and tenure, or to assist faculty with…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Services, College Faculty, Profiles
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