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Goben, Abigail; Raszewski, Rebecca – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
As data as a scholarly object continues to grow in importance in the research community, librarians are undertaking increasing responsibilities regarding data management and curation. New library initiatives include assisting researchers in finding data sets for reuse; locating and hosting repositories for required archiving; consultations on…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Management, Information Utilization, Data
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Tchangalova, Nedelina; Lam, Margaret N. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2013
This article reports and analyzes the survey results on the continuing education needs of librarians with current job responsibilities in the science, technology, and engineering subject fields. The intended purpose of the survey results is to assist conference coordinators in the development of a continuing education program at future Special…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Needs, Librarians, Science Education
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Brown, Elizabeth – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
The current rate of change suggests scholarly communications issues such as new publication models and technology to connect library and research tools is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. As models evolve, standards develop, and scientists evolve in their communication patterns, librarians will need to embrace transitional…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Library Services, Librarians, Trend Analysis
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Lafferty, Meghan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
This article examines what is desirable in online reference books in science and technology and outlines a framework for evaluating their interfaces. The framework considers factors unique to these subject areas like chemical structures and numerical data. Criteria in three categories, navigability, searchability, and results, were applied to five…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Reference Materials, Library Services, Reference Services
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Taha, Mandy; Kraus, Joseph R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) is a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO. Through local, national and international events, the organization wants to help the citizens of the world connect with the universe through the day…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Educational Resources, Bibliographies, Web Sites
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Redalje, Susanne J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
For those unfamiliar with Star Trek, "Dunsel" was a term introduced in the episode titled "The Ultimate Computer." It is a term used by Star Fleet cadets to refer to an entity that serves no useful purpose, in this case a human who has been replaced by a machine. The episode touches on finding the best balance between human and machine to run a…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Reader Response, Academic Libraries, Specialization
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Calzonetti, Jo Ann; Crook, Linda – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
This article discusses the background and results of the 2007 biennial survey of the continuing education interests of science and technology librarians conducted by the Science and Technology Section (STS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). (Contains 2 tables and 7 online resources.)
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Science and Society, Research Libraries, National Surveys