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Daigle, Ben – Public Services Quarterly, 2013
Public services librarians are often in the position of training patrons how to use technology. They adopt new technologies such as discovery layers, link resolvers, subject guides, virtual reference services, OPACs, content management systems, and institutional repositories to provide access to materials and facilitate collaboration, but…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Library Instruction, Ethnography
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Lapinski, P. Scott – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
One of the many challenges that content creators and repository administrators are both struggling with in this "born digital" information environment is the "ownership" of content. After several years of engaging directly with researchers across their campus and providing seminars on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy,…
Descriptors: Certification, Copyrights, Information Policy, Contracts
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Mattke, Ryan – Public Services Quarterly, 2012
The decision for libraries to make print collections available in a digital format has already been made. The question is how to go digital in a way that is practical (e.g., considering funding, staff time) and useful for patrons (both local and remote). Though creating digital versions of paper maps has been standard practice for a decade or more…
Descriptors: Maps, Special Libraries, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Bodnar, Jonathan; Doshi, Ameet – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Reflecting on the library literature on Facebook, our experience using Facebook and other social networking sites professionally, and our discussions with librarians about these tools, we question the use of social networking sites in academic libraries and note opportunities for discussion and research. Ultimately, we encourage librarians and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Social Networks, Web Sites, Journal Articles
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Dunaway, Michelle – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
The impact of Web 2.0 upon culture, education, and knowledge is obfuscated by the pervasiveness of Web 2.0 applications and technologies. Web 2.0 is commonly conceptualized in terms of the tools that it makes possible, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. In the context of information literacy instruction, Web 2.0 is frequently conceptualized…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Internet, Library Instruction, Critical Thinking
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Nault, Andre J. – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
Veterinary medical libraries and librarians are unique. There are now 33 veterinary colleges in North America, and in accordance with American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, each has a library managed by an accredited librarian. Colleges with veterinary programs often maintain specialized branch libraries to support the degree,…
Descriptors: Medical Libraries, Academic Libraries, Professional Associations, Librarians
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Guder, Christopher – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
In terms of exploring the status of Second Life (SL) usage in libraries, it would be useful to not only look at how and why the virtual world is being used but also how SL compares to successfully implemented innovations of the past. Comparing and contrasting the characteristics of previously accepted innovations with those of SL will help…
Descriptors: Libraries, Computer Simulation, Innovation, Comparative Analysis
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Breakstone, Elizabeth – Public Services Quarterly, 2008
This column presents an interview with Nick Baker, Reference and Web Services librarian at Williams College. Baker has produced several films for and about the library profession. In 2007, he won an InfoTubey Award for Outstanding Library YouTube Productions for his work. In this interview, Baker shares his ideas and experiences about this…
Descriptors: Librarians, Interviews, Library Instruction, Marketing
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Fitzpatrick, Kristen MacCartney; Walker, Willis C. – Public Services Quarterly, 2006
In this article, the authors share their experiences as librarians, and offer their perspectives on issues critical to the new academic librarian. When the authors sat down to sort through ideas for this article, it became apparent that while their backgrounds, coursework, and experiences differed considerably, their passions and concerns are more…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Librarians
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Biggs, Mary – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Inconsistencies in librarians' professional identification and self-image are seen as partly responsible for the limited effectiveness of instructional programs and for the lack of a central position in the information society. Considers ramifications of faculty status; implications of the commitment to intellectual freedom; obligations implied by…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Academic Rank (Professional), Information Technology, Intellectual Freedom