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Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Early in his career as an engineering librarian, the author saw plagiarism in completely black and white terms. However, digging into the scholarly literature, he finds ample evidence that there are other factors at work in student writing besides a lack of ethics or the intent to cheat. In this article, he briefly highlights some of these…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Lewin, Heather – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
The author is a reference and instruction librarian at Iowa State University with collection development and liaison responsibilities for chemistry, biochemistry, entomology, and natural resource ecology. She recently came to librarianship with an education and three years' experience in biochemistry and biotechnology. During the last four years…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Research Libraries
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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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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is a term used by Star Fleet cadets to refer to an entity that serves no useful purpose, in this case a human who has been replaced by a machine.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