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Dunn, Linda K.; Xie, Shiyi – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
How can academic libraries ensure their standards collections meet the teaching and research needs of science and engineering faculties? Nowadays, most academic libraries face financial constraints that greatly impact collection development. This article documents an academic library's experience with standards collections and the investigation…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Dawson, Diane – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
In late 2012, it appeared that the University Library, University of Saskatchewan would likely no longer be able to afford to subscribe to the entire American Chemical Society "Big Deal" of 36 journals. Difficult choices would need to be made regarding which titles to retain as individual subscriptions. In an effort to arrive at the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Chemistry, Library Materials
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Colosimo, April L.; Kasuto, Emily – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Video tutorials were designed for students working on a General Chemistry scientific inquiry laboratory in 2008, as a supplement to in-class instruction from a librarian. In 2010, with no opportunity to provide in-class instruction, one of the videos was redesigned and offered to assist students with the exercise. In both years, students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, College Science, Science Instruction
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Spence, Michelle; Mawhinney, Tara; Barsky, Eugene – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Science and engineering libraries have an important role to play in preserving the intellectual content in research areas of the departments they serve. This study employs bibliographic data from the Web of Science database to examine how much research material is required to cover 90% of faculty citations in civil engineering and computer…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Citation Analysis
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Nariani, Rajiv – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
York University, Toronto, Canada has been acquiring e-books from different publishers and content providers. At present our University subscribes to electronic content from NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Reference Online, MyiLibrary, Safari, Springer, Oxford University Press, Knovel, Books24x7, Synthesis Engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Libraries, Sciences
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Barsky, Eugene; Schattman, Lisa; Greenwood, Aleteia – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2009
Most academic libraries are seeking to provide electronic access to the very dynamic and changing field of technology related material. "Safari Tech Books Online" and "Books24x7" are the major e-book collections in this area. We compared the "Safari Tech Books Online" and "Books24x7" e-book packages as to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Online Vendors, Electronic Libraries
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Hoffmann, Kristin; Antwi-Nsiah, Fred; Feng, Vivian; Stanley, Meagan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2008
Information literacy instruction programs for graduate students can be challenging to develop. One solution is to develop non-course-based, non-mandatory library instruction programs, in order to meet the information literacy needs of as many graduate students as possible. This was the approach taken by the Taylor Library at the University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Information Literacy, Library Research
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Barsky, Eugene; Lindstrom, Kevin – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2008
University science education has been undergoing great amount of change since the commercialization of the Internet a decade ago. Mobile technologies in science education can encompass more than the proximal teaching and learning environment. Podcasting, for example, allows audio content from user-selected feeds to be automatically downloaded to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Internet, Science Education