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Ercegovac, Zorana – College & Research Libraries, 1995
Proposes four design principles of an information access system that link information sources regardless of implementation medium, information structure, or interface style. Provides examples from an undergraduate course in information science at the University of California at Los Angeles. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Interfaces, Higher Education, Information Sources
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Werking, Richard Hume; Getchell, Charles M., Jr. – College and Research Libraries, 1981
Reiterates the need for a "literature size" approach to book fund allocations and presents a case for using reviews from "Choice" magazine as a useful means for determining literature size. References are listed. (Author/RAA)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Bibliographies, Budgeting, Library Acquisition
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Smith, Eldred; Johnson, Peggy – College and Research Libraries, 1993
Urges the research library community, in which ownership is traded for access and competition for cooperation, to take concerted action to survive declining resources and the impact of electronic information technology. Concrete steps that can be taken toward contributing to a new world of scholarly communication are suggested. (Contains 12…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Change Strategies, Economic Factors
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Kaser, David – College and Research Libraries, 1989
Discusses some of the principal issues that will be faced by academic library building planners in the present period. Issues discussed include the use of community surveys in the planning process; factors affecting the decision to expand or replace facilities; guidelines for determining facility requirements; and building program documentation.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Environment, Construction Programs, Cost Effectiveness
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Kaser, John; Kaser, David – College and Research Libraries, 1992
A survey of 30 recently constructed academic libraries indicates that space needs for library media services can be allocated based upon the level of service the media center will provide. A method for calculating space needs based upon the level of service and the overall size of the library is proposed. (five references) (LAE)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, Higher Education
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Birdsall, Douglas G.; Hensley, Oliver D. – College and Research Libraries, 1994
Presents a strategic planning model originally developed for university research and illustrates its usefulness for academic libraries. Library development and fund-raising activities are used as examples to illustrate the various stages of strategic planning, including scanning the environment, designing the plan, acceptance, and adoption.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Adoption (Ideas), Fund Raising, Higher Education
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Nolan, Christopher W. – College and Research Libraries, 1991
Discusses references collections in academic libraries and offers guidelines for placing materials in a reference collection that focus on their suitability for true reference functions and the expected frequency of use. Problems with poorly managed collections are discussed, and the importance of selection policies and weeding are emphasized. (37…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Guidelines, Higher Education, Library Collection Development
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Glogoff, Stuart; Flynn, James P. – College and Research Libraries, 1987
Discusses several factors that may improve staff training on integrated library systems, including the application of andragogic learning theory, using effective on-the-job training techniques, the selection of trainers based on competencies, and visible administrative support during all phases of the staff training project. (37 references)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Learning Theories
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Heller, James S. – College and Research Libraries, 1986
This article discusses the effect of the Copyright Act of 1976 upon fee-based library copying services. Highlights include commercial advantage, open collection, notice of copyright, articles and small excerpts, multiple or systematic copying, purpose of fair use, the Williams and Wilkins case, and large-scale copying operations. Forty-four…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Madison, Olivia M. A.; And Others – College and Research Libraries, 1994
Proposes a methodology for reviewing academic branch libraries based on Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) guidelines. A four-part model is presented, including scope and review, decision-making responsibilities, criteria for opening and maintaining branch libraries, and the final report and recommendations. Sample outlines of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Branch Libraries, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria
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Brown, Janet Dagenais – College and Research Libraries, 1994
Discusses how to improve library reference service, especially the effective delivery of accurate answers, based on a program at Wichita State University (Kansas) that used concepts of quality from business and organizational management. Topics addressed include customers and customer service, and methods of reference service evaluation. (Contains…
Descriptors: Business Administration, College Libraries, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
College and Research Libraries News, 1989
Presents the revised "Standards for University Libraries" approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries Board. Areas covered in the standards include a basic statement of purpose, underlying assumptions, goal development, measuring achievement and forming a statement of expectations, and evaluative criteria. Resource…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Libraries, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Johnson, Margaret Ann; And Others – College and Research Libraries News, 1987
Developed by the Audiovisual Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries, the guidelines presented here reflect technological innovations in audiovisual services. Areas covered include library planning, budgets, personnel, facilities, equipment and supplies, collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, collection…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Audiovisual Aids, Guidelines, Higher Education
College and Research Libraries News, 1987
Model statement prepared by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Undergraduate Librarians Discussion Group and University Libraries Section (ULS) Steering Committee covers the objectives of undergraduate libraries, the nature of the environment, the specific needs of undergraduates, and kinds of staff and services required to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Environment, College Libraries, Higher Education