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Fraser, Bruce T.; McClure, Charles R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discussion of the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) E-Metrics project focuses on understanding how academic libraries might specify, produce, and assess institutional outcomes. Offers a framework for approaching the outcomes assessment process and suggests that multiple approaches to assessment are needed for an assessment of libraries in…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Higher Education
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Kempcke, Ken – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discusses the need for campuswide, organizational change to address the academy culture to be successful and suggests that in order for librarians to be effective in initiating information literacy or other educational reforms they must be seen as equals by faculty, in teaching and in governance. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Cultural Context, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Albitz, Rebecca S. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Surveys position announcements for electronic resource librarians that appeared in "College and Research Libraries News" from January 1996 through December 2001. Reviews reporting structures, responsibilities, and professional experience requirements for these positions using a blend of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Librarians
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Washington-Hoagland, Carlette; Clougherty, Leo – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discusses the effects of reductions in federal funding on academic libraries and describes the development and implementation of a faculty and staff needs assessment at the University of Iowa that identified what resources and services are used for research, teaching, study, and work so plans can be made for the future. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Federal Aid, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Lugar, Lance; Thomes, Kate – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Examines ARL (Association of Research Libraries) member library Web sites to assess the prominence and extent of scholarly communication information available. Discusses the lack of information on most Web sites regarding scholarly communication; ARL's efforts to encourage librarians' participation in the future of scholarly communication; and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Library Research
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Middleton, Cheryl – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discusses benefits of peer evaluation as applied to library instruction and outlines the planning, implementation, and outcomes of a formal process for peer evaluation of instruction at Oregon State University Libraries that was used to improve library instruction and to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements. The checklist used for class…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Check Lists, Faculty Promotion, Higher Education
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Hardesty, Larry L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Analyzes available data to determine the validity of explanations offered for the shortage of qualified academic librarians. Highlights include recruiting academic/ research librarians; library school enrollment trends; placement data; future possibilities; salary and working conditions; and professional issues. (Contains 50 references.)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment Trends
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Troll, Denise A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Examines the importance of understanding how and why academic libraries are changing, analyzes the limitations and difficulties of traditional library performance measures, and explores environmental factors that may help account for why library use is changing. Discusses how user behavior and preferences affect demand for and use of library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Barton, Hope; Cheng, Jim; Clougherty, Leo; Forys, John; Lyles, Toby; Persson, Dorothy Marie; Walters, Christine; Washington-Hoagland, Carlette – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Describes a University of Iowa Libraries' user needs assessment survey of a random sample of graduate and professional students. Results showed the need for more assistance in using the library, greater awareness of library services offered to graduate students, and the desire for more opportunities for library instruction. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Library Instruction
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Allison, DeeAnn; Childers Scott – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Describes a study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that compared searches in two different keyword indexes with similar content where search results were dependent on search strategy quality, search engine execution, and content. Results showed search engine execution had an impact on the number of matches and that users ignored search help…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Higher Education
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Heath, Fred M.; Thompson, Bruce; Cook, Colleen; Thompson, Russel L.; Kyrillidou, Martha – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Includes four articles that discuss LibQUAL+[TM], a collaborative effort of the Association of Research Libraries and Texas A&M University responding to the need for greater accountability in measuring the delivery of library services to research library users. Discusses the reliability of LibQUAL+[TM] scores in measuring perceived library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accountability, Correlation, Higher Education
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Brooks, Sam; Dorst, Thomas J. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discusses the role of consortia in academic libraries, specifically the Illinois Digital Academic Library (IDAL), and describes a study conducted by the IDAL that investigated issues surrounding full text database research including stability of content, vendor communication, embargo periods, publisher concerns, quality of content, linking and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Consortia, Content Analysis, Electronic Libraries
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Davis, Philip M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Identifies core journals in the life sciences for Cornell University researchers by analyzing the frequency of Cornell-authored citations in Biosis Previews between 1996 and 2001. Discusses distribution, Bradford's Law of Scatter, the 80/20 Rule, and prices, and recommends this methodology to provide guidance on which titles to purchase for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Biological Sciences, Citation Analysis, Electronic Journals
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Shim, Wonsik; McClure, Charles R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2002
Discusses the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) E-Metrics project that is investigating problems related to collecting and using data for electronic materials and services. Describes a survey of libraries that focused on data collection activities and showed a lack of preparation as well as a lack of consistent statistics from database…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education
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Soules, Aline – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2001
Discusses the concepts of marketing and relationship management as they apply to libraries. Topics include perceptions of the profession; environments that libraries operate in; connecting content and users through access and services; and the need for reliable and consistent collection of effective data. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Data Collection, Libraries, Library Collections
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