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Berry, Teresa U.; Williamson, Jeanine M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
To meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of their users, academic librarians, particularly those functioning as subject liaisons, are expected to know the institution's curriculum and research areas so that they can help shape library strategies to meet those needs and to connect users to the library's resources and services. The present…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Research, Academic Libraries
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Phillips, Margaret – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
Technical standards are important documents that academic libraries collect to support education and research, particularly for engineering and technology programs. However, standards documents present many unique discovery and access challenges that are confusing and cumbersome for users. To help alleviate these issues, Elsevier started indexing…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Publications, Standards, Documentation
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Bjornen, Kay K.; Ippoliti, Cinthya – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
When librarians at Oklahoma State University (OSU) began creating services to support data intensive research they found plenty of published guidance about doing surveys and outreach to get started. However, they also found that offering the prescribed workshops and consultations didn't assure that researchers would use them. A Sparks! grant from…
Descriptors: Program Administration, State Universities, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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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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Brown, Mason – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
It is challenging to identify the needs of researchers and students at any satellite campus, a situation that is exacerbated when the satellite campus is a research laboratory. The users are not taking classes, but still have library support needs. This article discusses the difficulties in properly identifying a population of students at this…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Research
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Moore, Jacob P.; Reinsfelder, Thomas L. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) represent a small but growing portion of the educational resources market, but the use of OER in engineering is limited. This study seeks to identify the current adoption patterns of OER in engineering mechanics courses and barriers to adoption. Research questions are examined through the lens of Rogers' Diffusion…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Engineering Education, Adoption (Ideas), Barriers
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Borrego, Paulina; Graham, Anne; Lutz, Ellen; Radik, Melanie; Reznik-Zellen, Rebecca – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Science and Engineering Library staff at the University of Massachusetts Amherst visited several sites on campus in a novel outreach initiative that involved all nine staff members taking "field trips" without agendas. We demonstrate that outreach without the explicit goal of promoting a specific resource or service can be an effective…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Personality Traits, Academic Libraries, Library Personnel
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Reed, Jason B.; Carroll, Alexander J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This study sought to examine the landscape for library positions supporting health sciences research and teaching. We investigated whether emerging research practices in health-related research at college and research universities are being accompanied by job opportunities for health sciences librarians at college and university libraries…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Research Universities
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Viera, Ann; Baxter, Isabella – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Ready-to-use animal health information handouts are a valuable service that have the potential to enhance veterinarian-client relationships and animal healthcare. Evaluating the readability of handouts is integral to ensure the information needs of veterinary clients are met. In this study, we describe the significance of client handout…
Descriptors: Readability, Veterinary Medicine, Printed Materials, Publications
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Kim, Miseon; Franco, Mercedes; Seo, Dugwon – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
The purpose of this study was to implement information literacy (IL) into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) writing courses at an urban community college, investigate if students' information literacy (IL) skills were improved through library one-shot instruction, and determine if there was an association between IL skills…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Writing Instruction, Information Literacy, Community Colleges
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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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Ayers, Meredith – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Microsoft Academic (MA) claims to be an academic search engine that uses knowledge discovery, machine learning, and semantic inference to help users search for scholarly information in new and better ways. However, this is not the first iteration of Microsoft Academic. Since its debut in 2004 as Microsoft Academic Search (MAS) (Ortega &…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Computer Software Evaluation, Research, Information Retrieval
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Ezema, Ifeanyi J. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
This study examines the research impact of gold open access (OA) journals in engineering and technology. A total of 37 gold route journals that request article processing charges (APC) and 66 other OA journals without APC (i.e., platinum OA) in the field were found in the Directory of Open Access Journals and used for the study. The publishers,…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Periodicals, Engineering, Technology
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Kenyon, Jeremy; Attebury, Ramirose Ilene; Doney, Jylisa; Seiferle-Valencia, Marco; Martinez, Jessica; Godfrey, Bruce – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2020
Investigations on the help-seeking behavior of academic library patrons have to date primarily focused on the undergraduate experience, most often in the context of reference interactions. This study seeks to explore the help-seeking behaviors of a different audience - faculty in the natural and physical sciences at an R2 land-grant university.…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Research, Information Management, Data
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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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