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Sheikh, Arslan – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
The objective of this study is to analyze the present status of the open access movement in Pakistan, identify challenges, and make recommendations for the effective use of this publishing model. The article looks primarily at the open access movement in Asia, with special reference to Pakistan, India, and China. Findings show that, since the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Dalton, Elizabeth D.; Tenopir, Carol; Björk, Bo-Christer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
In this study, the authors examine attitudes of researchers toward open access (OA) scholarly journals. Using two-step cluster analysis to explore survey data from faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at large North American research institutions, two different cluster types emerge: Those with a positive attitude toward OA and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Access to Information, Periodicals, Scholarship
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Xie, Jingzhen – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Academic libraries in Macao, China, began to use the term "information literacy" and to offer information literacy programs approximately three years ago. At the University of Macau, information literacy is considered important to help the honors students become junior researchers. Using the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Simeone, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
Governments around the world propose to improve urban life by creating smart cities filled with sensors and other digital technologies that would collect large amounts of data about citizens and their activities. Ideally, smart cities would use the information they gather to enhance the urban environment and improve the quality of life of their…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Urban Environment, Data Collection, Quality of Life
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Malik, Amara; Ameen, Kanwal – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2020
This paper examines the issue of quality assurance (QA) in library and information science (LIS) education in Pakistan. It identifies the practices of quality assessment prevalent in Pakistani LIS schools and examines the perceptions of faculty members concerning the accreditation of LIS programs. A questionnaire sent to heads of departments and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Library Education, Information Science Education
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Turner, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In spring of 2019, the author traveled to Kolkata, India, to work with the staff of the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, academic and public librarians, and library and information science students under a Fulbright Specialist grant. This article describes the Fulbright Specialist Program, provides information about the application process,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Program Length, Foreign Countries, Grants
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Neville, Tina; Crampsie, Camielle – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
In this study, researchers surveyed academic librarians about their open access publishing practices. This analysis explores approaches to journal selection, awareness of open access options, and self-archiving practices. Fifty percent of the librarians in this study considered free open access when selecting a potential journal for publication,…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Access to Information
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Kha, Sanya Minh; Mai, Truong Thi Ngoc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
As Vietnamese universities have gradually shifted their investment into research development, the roles and duties of librarians have also changed. Academic librarians not only provide research support but also can contribute to the research performance of their university. This study explores the research participation of librarians at Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Librarians
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Eichenlaub, Naomi; Grover, Trina; Thomas, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2019
This paper, based on an exchange of librarians between academic libraries in Canada and Australia, describes the process of planning for and participating in an international job exchange. It highlights the benefits of the exchange and lessons learned from it and reflects on the opportunities for career development and renewal afforded by such a…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Foreign Countries
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Graziano, Vince – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
Emergent programs or newly established areas of study are often viewed as interdisciplinary. But how is interdisciplinarity defined or measured? The identification of research methods and the selection of objects of inquiry are significant elements in this definition. Citation analysis, however, also plays a role. Citation patterns in master's…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Citation Analysis, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality
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Clausen, Beth; Ghafoori, Hamayoun; Azad, Rania – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
The article written by three librarians who work in the Middle East, recount their experiences as library managers at academic institutions in Qatar, Afghanistan, and Iraq. While trying to provide services to the students and faculty of their academic institutions, they must also contend with security risks, such as kidnappings and bombings. They…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Services
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Mattson, Mark; Hickok, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article explores international library partnerships from the basics of getting started, including identifying potential partners, non-travel partnering ideas, travel planning tips, and resources, to entering formal, institutionally supported partnerships that feature travel, librarian exchanges, and curricular tie-ins. Advice, including…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, International Education
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Bragdon, Marc – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2018
This article discusses how intercultural communication theory informed an approach to information literacy support for the University of New Brunswick's online MEd program in Trinidad and Tobago. By applying established frameworks for understanding and comparing cultural values across national groups, the author designed and implemented a hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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Church-Duran, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Bent on improving the teaching and learning experience, enhancing the productivity of researchers, and increasing the visibility of research outputs, libraries are redistributing staff, reallocating resources, and reorganizing internal structures, all to better partner campus-wide. Nowhere is the impact of this push for service innovation and user…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Library Development, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Hogenboom, Karen; Hayslett, Michele – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
During the last few years, many academic libraries have accepted the challenge of helping their users locate and acquire the numeric data they need. To meet their users' ever-increasing need for data, librarians are purchasing data sets one at a time ("small data"). This service, though important to our users, raises many issues in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data, Library Materials, Library Services
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