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Reycraft, Kimberly – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Construction management is a growing field with strong job prospects and expanding educational opportunities. It is closely related to business and engineering. This article provides an introduction and overview of collection development for academic librarians supporting construction management, from the perspective of the author's experiences at…
Descriptors: Library Services, Construction Management, Academic Libraries, Bachelors Degrees
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Grove, Kelly; Soper, Devin – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This article provides a case study about an institutional ORCID initiative at Florida State University. The authors describe how they launched the initiative with minimal resources and staff time at their disposal. The authors also describe specific strategies that can be replicated at other institutions, including identifying the right partners…
Descriptors: State Universities, Research Libraries, Library Services, Authors
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Stapleton, Suzanne C.; Royster, Melody; Bharti, Neelam; Birch, Stephanie; Bossart, Jean; Butts, Shannon; Tobin Cataldo, Tara; Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Minson, Valrie; Putnam, Samuel R.; Yip, Christine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Motivated by a desire to encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, librarians at the Marston Science Library (Marston) at the University of Florida (UF) developed Girls Tech Camp (GTC), a summer camp designed to introduce middle-school girls to creative technologies used in these fields. This week-long…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Librarians, STEM Education
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Cataldo, Tara Tobin; Langer, Kailey; Buhler, Amy G.; Putnam, Samuel R.; Elrod, Rachael; Faniel, Ixchel M.; Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Cyr, Christopher; Brannon, Brittany; Valenza, Joyce Kasman; Hood, Erin M.; Graff, Randy A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This paper explores how students judge scientific news resources, as they might find through a Google search. The data were collected as part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funded project. Students used a simulated search engine that ensured study participants found the same search results while seeking information for a…
Descriptors: News Media, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Two Year College Students
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Scalfani, Vincent F. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Programmatic text analysis can be used to understand patterns and reveal trends in data that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to uncover with manual coding methods. This work uses programmatic text analysis, specifically term frequency counts, to study nearly 10,000 chemistry thesis and dissertation titles from 1911-2015. The thesis and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
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Torrence, Matt – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The literature, activities, and resource needs of engineering students and faculty provide insight into a demographic that is often among the early-adopters of new technologies, tools, and methods of sharing information. Despite the often non-bibliographic nature of their research efforts, there are numerous elements of the traditional service…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Marketing
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Gonzalez, Sara Russell; Bennett, Denise Beaubien – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
Initiating a 3D printing service in an academic library goes beyond justification of its value and gaining the necessary library and administrative support. Additional aspects such as policies, environmental safety, training, publicizing, maintenance, and scope of service must be considered. This article provides a guide to developing a 3D print…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Computer Peripherals, Program Implementation
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Leonard, Michelle F.; Haas, Stephanie C.; Kisling, Vernon N. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
As academic libraries are increasingly supported by a matrix of database functions, the use of data mining and visualization techniques offer significant potential for future collection development and service initiatives based on quantifiable data. While data collection techniques are still not standardized and results may be skewed because of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Bibliometrics, Data Analysis