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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
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Butkovich, Nancy J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In 2002, plans to merge Penn State's Physical Sciences Library and Mathematics Library provoked a controversy in the Eberly College of Science over the size of the library needed to support its departments. The College contended that a physical collection no more than 5 years old was adequate. A study of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics,…
Descriptors: Followup Studies, Sciences, Electronic Libraries, Information Retrieval
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Henninger, Jessamyn; Aber, Susan Ward – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Systems Architects and Information Technology administrators working in higher education help faculty, staff, and student computer users. Yet, who helps them? What resources do these professionals value? A case study was conducted using purposeful sampling and data collection through electronic interview to gather the preferred information-seeking…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Administrators, Higher Education, Resources
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Scaramozzino, Jeanine Marie; Trujillo, Catherine – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
The Science Cafe is a national movement that attempts to foster community dialog and inquiry on scientific topics in informal venues such as coffee houses, bookstores, restaurants and bars. The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library staff have taken the Science Cafe model out of bars and cafes and into…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, State Universities, Library Services, Outreach Programs
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Hightower, Christy; Caldwell, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Science researchers at the University of California Santa Cruz were surveyed about their article database use and preferences in order to inform collection budget choices. Web of Science was the single most used database, selected by 41.6%. Statistically there was no difference between PubMed (21.5%) and Google Scholar (18.7%) as the second most…
Descriptors: Researchers, College Faculty, Sciences, Library Services
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Coates, Linda L.; Tierney, Kaitlyn Rose – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
The conservation and well-being of exotic animals is core to the mission of zoos, aquariums and many small nonprofit wildlife groups. Increasingly, these organizations are committed to scientific research, both basic and applied. To ascertain the current state of the libraries that support their efforts, librarians at the San Diego Zoo conducted…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Recreational Facilities, Wildlife, Librarians
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Bychowski, Brenna K. H.; Caffrey, Carolyn M.; Costa, Mia C.; Moore, Angela D.; Sudhakaran, Jessamyn; Zhang, Yuening – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Job ads are supposed to provide careful descriptions of the positions being advertised. Based on this premise, an analysis of job ads over time should reveal emerging trends and changes in a profession. The existing literature on science librarianship emphasizes that there are fluctuations in the demand for subject expertise and technology skills…
Descriptors: Librarians, Research Libraries, Occupational Information, Advertising
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Crummett, Courtney; Duranceau, Ellen Finnie; Gabridge, Tracy A.; Green, Remlee S.; Kajosalo, Erja; Noga, Michael M.; Silver, Howard J.; Stout, Amy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Faculty and researchers who receive substantial funding from NIH were interviewed about their publication practices. Qualitative data was collected from interviews of eleven faculty members and one researcher representing six academic departments who received NIH funding. Interview responses were analyzed to identify a representative publication…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Public Agencies, Financial Support
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Hires, Will – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This paper describes the creation of a poster for the poster session that was part of the ACRL Science and Technology Section program "Federal Friends: Creating Greater Access to and Support for Science and Technology Information," at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2010. Details about the making of the poster up to and…
Descriptors: Library Associations, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Conferences (Gatherings)
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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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Wiersma, Gabrielle – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
Increasing demand for biotechnology and biomedical resources prompted the Engineering Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) to complete a collection assessment of the journals, books, and other resources provided by the University Libraries. This paper presents a variety of methods for evaluating library collections and describes…
Descriptors: Biotechnology, Research Libraries, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Bennett, Denise Beaubien; Buhler, Amy G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
In response to a hypothesis that researchers who no longer use print journals may miss out on the serendipitous benefits of "poor indexing" provided by print tables of contents, librarians at the University of Florida surveyed their engineering faculty to determine faculty use of tables of contents in either print or online format. Results…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Library Research, Library Materials, Library Services
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MacMillan, Don – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This case study describes an information literacy lab for an undergraduate biology course that leads students through a range of resources to discover aspects of genetic information. The lab provides over 560 students per semester with the opportunity for hands-on exploration of resources in steps that simulate the pathways of higher-level…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Information Literacy, Scientific and Technical Information
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Brush, Denise A. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
While interactive hands-on instruction is usually considered the best approach for engineering students for both their academic courses and for library instruction, the size of the engineering student population compared to the number of instructors and the available classroom space means that engineering librarians, like engineering faculty, may…
Descriptors: Courses, Audience Response, Academic Libraries, Engineering
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Dinkelman, Andrea L. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2010
This article describes an analysis of course syllabi from selected courses in the biology curriculum at Iowa State University. The purpose of this research was to learn about the numbers and types of information literacy assignments given to students majoring in biology. Overall, the most common assignment type for biology majors was a lab report…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Assignments, Biology, Course Descriptions
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