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Salisbury, Lutishoor; Laincz, Jozef; Smith, Jeremy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many academic libraries and publishers have developed mobile-optimized versions of their web sites and catalogs. Almost all database vendors and major journal publishers have provided a way to connect to their resources via the Internet and the mobile web. In light of this pervasive use of the Internet, mobile devices and social networking, this…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Academic Libraries, Internet
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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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Jeffryes, Jon; Lafferty, Meghan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Librarians at the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Minnesota surveyed engineering students participating in a work placement as part of the cooperative education program. The survey asked about students' on-the-job information usage, comfort level accessing different types of engineering literature, and experience learning to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Information Needs, Engineering, Information Literacy
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Leatherman, Carrie C.; Eckel, Edward J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Nearly every commercial database that covers natural sciences and engineering offers some type of current awareness (CA) service that provides regular updates to users on current literature in a selected field of interest. Current awareness services include e-mail alerts, tables of contents, and RSS feeds. This study was designed to find out what…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Researchers
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Hightower, Christy; Scott, Kerry – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Many librarians use data from surveys to make decisions about how to spend money or allocate staff, often making use of popular online tools like Survey Monkey. In this era of reduced budgets, low staffing, stiff competition for new resources, and increasingly complex choices, it is especially important that librarians know how to get strong,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Surveys, Statistical Inference, Statistics
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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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Dietrich, Dianne; Adamus, Trisha; Miner, Alison; Steinhart, Gail – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Research libraries have sought to apply their information management expertise to the management of digital research data. This focus has been spurred in part by the policies of two major funding agencies in the United States, which require grant recipients make research outputs, including publications and research data, openly available. As many…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Data, Information Management
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Cusker, Jeremy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
Quantitative measurements can be used to yield lists of top journals for individual fields. However, these lists represent assessments of the entire "universe" of citation. A much more involved process is needed if the goal is to develop a nuanced picture of what a specific group of authors, such as an academic department, is citing. This article…
Descriptors: Science Materials, Bibliographic Databases, Periodicals, Comparative Analysis
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Gray, Jerry E.; Hamilton, Michelle C.; Hauser, Alexandra; Janz, Margaret M.; Peters, Justin P.; Taggart, Fiona – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
In scientific and academic circles, the value of Google Scholar as an information resource has received much scrutiny. Numerous articles have examined its search ability, but few have asked whether it has the accuracy, authority and currency to be trustworthy enough for scholars. This article takes a look at reliability factors that go into Google…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Search Engines, Reliability, Citation Analysis
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Barnett, Philip; Lascar, Claudia – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2012
The current journal titles in earth and atmospheric sciences, that are unique to each of two databases, Web of Science and Scopus, were identified using different methods. Comparing by subject category shows that Scopus has hundreds of unique titles, and Web of Science just 16. The titles unique to each database have low SCImago Journal Rank…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Periodicals, Science Materials, Bibliographic Databases
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Wong, Gabrielle K. W. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This paper describes classroom activities to help students understand the publication cycle and the characteristics of major publication channels (textbooks, books, encyclopedias, and periodicals) for first-year physics students. When designing these activities, the author considered the intellectual development characteristics and the…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Textbooks
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Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports the results of a case study in which an experimental wiki knowledge base was designed, developed, and tested by the Brill Science Library at Miami University for an undergraduate engineering senior capstone project. The wiki knowledge base was created to determine if the science library could enhance the engineering literature…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research Tools, Test Results, Research Libraries
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Zhang, Yuening; Beckman, Roger – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
An e-book usage survey was sent through departmental mailing lists to the graduate students, scientists and faculty members of the Chemistry Department and Biology Department of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB). Several faculty members, scientists and graduates students from the Chemistry Department and Biology Department were also contacted…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Surveys
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Hare, Richard Gabriel; Jo, Jihoon; Moreton, Elizabeth; Stamm, Andrew; Winter, Danielle – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
Obtaining reliable information is essential to forming a balanced understanding of the scope and complexity of environmental sustainability, and it is essential for effective participation, decision-making, and research in sustainability-related activities. While the ACRL Standards for Information Literacy (2000) are a good guiding principle for…
Descriptors: Evidence, Lifelong Learning, Scientific Literacy, Information Literacy
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Schenck-Hamlin, Donna; Pierquet, Jennifer; McClellan, Chuck – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
In the wake of the September 2001 attacks, the U.S. government founded the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with responsibility to develop a National Infrastructure Protection Plan for securing critical infrastructures and key resources. DHS established interdisciplinary networks of academic expertise administered through Centers of…
Descriptors: Expertise, National Security, Content Validity, Validity
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