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Aditi Gupta; Sree Gayathri Talluri; Sajib Ghosh – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2024
Science communication has taken center stage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines in the context of public outreach and citizen science. Developing practical communication skills is imperative for all scientists to be highly successful in their careers and more so for underrepresented and Black, Indigenous, and People…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Science Education, STEM Education, Communication Skills
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Zhang, Li; Li, Chen – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Researchers are increasingly using academic profile websites (APWs) to organize and showcase their research outputs. Using the faculty at the science departments of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada as the study object, this research explores how science researchers used four APWs: ResearchGate, Google Scholar Citations, Academia.edu, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers
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Sayekti, Retno – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This viewpoint aims to present the important role of liaison librarians and their relationship with teaching staff in STEM academic programs. The work provides a detailed explanation of the role of the four components of liaison librarians in the STEM higher education environment, each with the best practice proposed. The closing remarks emphasize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Librarians, Library Role, Academic Libraries
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Rowley, Erin M.; Wagner, A. Ben – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Industry standards are used in many disciplines, including science and technology areas. To date, little research has been conducted regarding the citing of standards in scholarly publications. The aim of this study was to answer two questions: Are standards being cited in scholarly publications? And, if so, what are the characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Scholarship, Publishing Industry, Standards
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Doty, Chris; Majors, Kristan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
This study uses qualitative and quantitative data to identify science library trends at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Our recent count found 69% of all ARL academic institutions have at least one science library. Comparing our data to a 2010 study of American ARL institutions, the number of science libraries at…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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Salami, Malik Oyewale; Olatokun, Wole Michael – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
The authors analyzed 21,005 citations from 124 Ph.D. theses submitted to ten departments in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, in Nigeria, during the period 2006 to 2013. The overall analysis of the cited information sources revealed that journals (67.6%) were the most cited sources, followed by books/monographs (13.6%), and conference…
Descriptors: Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Yuening – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Although scholarship has addressed issues around serving international students in U.S. and Canadian libraries, reports on how Chinese graduate students use information in Chinese universities, especially for a particular discipline, are rare. In this study, the author interviewed 15 graduate students and researchers in a top-ranked chemistry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Researchers, Chemistry
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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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George, Sarah; Munshi, Tasnim – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2016
Employers are increasingly requiring a range of "soft" skills from chemistry graduates, including the ability to search for and critically evaluate information. This paper discusses the issues around encouraging chemistry students to engage with information skills and suggests curricular changes which may help to "drip-feed"…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Information Skills, Information Literacy
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Maddison, Tasha – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
This case study explores the use of flipped teaching in three different undergraduate engineering courses, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of class size and how it affects the delivery of information literacy instruction as observed through student engagement and the perceived helpfulness of the instruction. A flipped classroom was…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Engineering Education, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Waters, Natalie – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
This paper describes the implementation of a poster assignment in a writing and information literacy course required for undergraduate Life Sciences and Environmental Biology majors with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University. The assignment was introduced in response to weaknesses identified through course…
Descriptors: Assignments, Visual Aids, Information Literacy, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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Zhang, Jian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
This paper discusses the author's experience directing the Purple Mountain Observatory Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Nanjing, China. Routine collection development, management and preservation issues are described, and the unique challenges and opportunities involved in operating a remote observatory library are highlighted.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Libraries, Astronomy, Library Administration
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