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Rasuli, Behrooz; Solaimani, Sam; Alipour-Hafezi, Mehdi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) programs have been recognized as one of the most effective channels through which theses and dissertations can be made available to academic communities and beyond. ETD program management, however, needs to be aware of the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) throughout the process of design and development of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Technology
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Alverson, Jessica; Schwartz, Jennifer; Shultz, Sue – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Growth in online course delivery has created challenges and opportunities for academic librarians. Working with an online undergraduate course for adult students, three academic librarians revised their model for embedded practice, focusing on high touch and quality contact with the students. Using a citation analysis of final papers collected…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Librarians
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Hosier, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Information literacy instruction based on the ACRL "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" tends to focus on basic research skills. However, research is not just a skill but also a subject of study. The ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" opens the door to integrating the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Seeking, Models
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White, Philip B. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This paper presents a new model for citation analysis, applying new methodological approaches in citation studies. These methods are demonstrated by an analysis of cited references from publications by the Geological Sciences faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder. The author made use of simple Python scripting, the Web of Science API, and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Faculty Publishing
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Matusiak, Krystyna K.; Heinbach, Chelsea; Harper, Anna; Bovee, Michael – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Digital technology has changed the way in which students use visual materials in academic work and has increased the importance of visual literacy skills. This paper reports the findings of a research project examining undergraduate and graduate students' visual literacy skills and use of images in the context of academic work. The study explored…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Information Technology, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Pearce, Alexa L. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Libraries have adopted web scale discovery services with the goal of providing their users with a streamlined research experience. However, the single search box that characterizes web scale discovery is one option among many that libraries continue to provide, including subject databases and other legacy tools. Libraries lack evidence regarding…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographic Databases, Information Retrieval, Library Services
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Oud, Joanne – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Although studies related to diversity within librarianship as a profession are increasing, few have examined librarians with disabilities--and none so far have included their voices or perspectives. This qualitative study involved interviews with ten academic librarians with disabilities in Canada. With a grounding in the social model of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Disabilities
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Sayre, Franklin; Riegelman, Amy – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Over the past decade, evidence from disciplines ranging from biology to economics has suggested that many scientific studies may not be reproducible. This has led to declarations in both the scientific and lay press that science is experiencing a "reproducibility crisis" and that this crisis has consequences for the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Scientific Research, Replication (Evaluation)
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LeMire, Sarah; Graves, Stephanie J. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Academic libraries use two common methods to reach first-year students: outreach activities and library instruction. The purpose of this study was to discover if curriculum mapping techniques commonly used in library instruction could be applied to outreach to explore the synergies and differences between programs. The project demonstrated that…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Academic Libraries, Library Instruction
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Irwin, Kathy M.; deVries, Susann – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, the researchers explored the experiences of 108 academic librarians who served as interim library leaders at U.S. institutions of higher education between 2012 and 2017. Statistical analysis showed no associations between gender, type of institution, or degree-granting level with the duration of interim service or…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership, Temporary Employment
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Mulliken, Adina – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the United States about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users' insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the…
Descriptors: Blindness, Users (Information), Library Services, Web Sites
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Pinto, Maria; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura; Marco, Francisco Javier García – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Preference for autonomous versus directed learning for the acquisition of information competencies (ICs) was analyzed among undergraduate social science students according to gender, degree program, belief in importance, and self-efficacy. Data were gathered using the IL-HUMASS (Information Literacy Humanities Social Sciences) online survey from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Social Sciences, Undergraduate Students
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Jameson, Jodi; Natal, Gerald; Napp, John – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This descriptive study analyzes results from an 18-item survey that assessed students' usage and perceptions of library reference services at a comprehensive public metropolitan university. Among 235 surveys completed between November 2016 and January 2017, the majority of respondents represented the "Generation Z" population of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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