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Kennedy, Marie R.; Kennedy, David P.; Brancolini, Kristine R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article describes for the first time the composition and structure of the personal networks of novice librarian researchers. We used social network analysis to observe if participating in the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) affected the development of the librarians' personal networks and how the networks changed over…
Descriptors: Novices, Librarians, Researchers, Social Networks
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Braun, Steven – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Measuring research impact has become a nearly ubiquitous facet of scholarly communication. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, new administrative directives have directly tied impact metrics to faculty assessment, promotion, and tenure. In this paper, I describe a platform for the analysis and visualization of research impact that was…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Research, Medical Schools
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McCollough, Aaron – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article describes an exploratory study examining the common perception among library-based publishers that open access academic publications (especially monographs) are not readily discoverable in library catalogs. Using titles from the Michigan Publishing imprint, digital culture books, the study provides an empirical basis for evaluating…
Descriptors: Catalogs, Information Retrieval, Publications, Access to Information
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Nero, Neil; Langley, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The work of subject liaison librarians in academic libraries has morphed to include a variety of roles that reach beyond the traditional. This study captures responses of 1,808 participants from land-grant, Oberlin Group, and Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions to a questionnaire about subject liaison librarians. The questionnaire…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Disciplines, Land Grant Universities
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Lilburn, Jeff – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article examines the relationship between the standardized service quality survey LibQUAL+ and the rise of audit culture. Recent scholarship examining assessment and accountability systems and the ideological principles driving their implementation in higher education raises concerns about the impact these systems have on teaching, learning,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Surveys, Ideology
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Vega García, Susan A.; Stacy-Bates, Kristine K.; Alger, Jeff; Marupova, Rano – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper reports on the development and implementation of a process of peer evaluation of teaching to assess librarian instruction in a high-enrollment online information literacy course for undergraduates. This paper also traces a shift within libraries from peer coaching to peer evaluation models. One common model for peer evaluation, using…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Librarians, Information Literacy, Online Courses
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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Sheikh, Arslan; Jan, Saeed Ullah – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article aims to present a comprehensive review of MPhil and PhD research theses produced by library and information science (LIS) schools in Pakistan from their beginning to 2015. It also explores the research trends in LIS, identifies gaps, and presents an agenda for future research by LIS scholars. The origin, development, and current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Library Education, Doctoral Dissertations
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Jara, Magdalena; Clasing, Paula; Gonzalez, Carlos; Montenegro, Maximiliano; Kelly, Nick; Alarcón, Rosa; Sandoval, Augusto; Saurina, Elvira – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores the patterns of use of print materials and digital resources in an undergraduate library in a Chilean university, by the students' discipline and year of study. A quantitative analysis was carried out, including descriptive analysis of contingency tables, chi-squared tests, t-tests, and multiple linear regressions. The results…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Statistical Analysis
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Bahde, Anne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This paper explores possibilities for marrying data visualization to online archival finding aids, which have continually suffered from usability issues in their long history. This paper describes a project in which two different data visualization models were built to replace sections of an archival finding aid. Users were then shown the models,…
Descriptors: Visualization, Archives, Data, Usability
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Pinto, María; Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Restricted to five Spanish public universities, this paper examines knowledge about information literacy competencies--that is, the objective dimension--among a population of social sciences students, as well as two subjective dimensions: students' belief in the importance of information literacy, hereafter called "belief-in-importance",…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minimum Competency Testing, Information Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Burroughs, Jennie M. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This study uses a campus scholarly networking and expertise system to examine trends in coauthorship in order to measure the prevalence of deep collaboration and readiness for team research. Bibliometric analysis of publishing patterns in four departments in the humanities shows significant differences in the rate of coauthorship by type of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Researchers, Incidence
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Vossler, Joshua J.; Watts, John – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
To integrate the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their professional practice, librarians are called upon to address both the cognitive and emotional aspects of their learners. The Framework does not provide prescriptive details for its own deployment, so it is up to individuals, departments, or entire libraries to…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Higher Education, Librarians, Integrated Activities
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Dean, Tomalee – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
The author, the new associate university librarian at Arizona State University (ASU) Library, discusses the "New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition," an annual report that identifies and describes emerging technologies for learning and teaching. She highlights a major theme of the report--digital equity--and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Instructional Innovation, Librarians
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Wiersma, Gabrielle; Tovstiadi, Esta – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
This article presents the results of a study of academic e-books that compared the metadata and search results from major academic e-book platforms. The authors collected data and performed a series of test searches designed to produce the same result regardless of platform. Testing, however, revealed metadata-related errors and significant…
Descriptors: Metadata, Search Strategies, Electronic Publishing, Accuracy
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