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Lonzo, Lavonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many Americans lack the skills required to use public access computers and the Internet at public libraries (PLs). Staff members of a PL in the Midwestern United States provide basic computer training to support patrons' Internet and public access computer use. However, adult patrons who are beyond the basic skills level and those with…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Adults, Users (Information), Library Services
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Omisore, M. O.; Samuel, O. W. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2014
The huge amount of information available online has given rise to personalization and filtering systems. Recommender systems (RS) constitute a specific type of information filtering technique that present items according to user's interests. In this research, a web-based personalized recommender system capable of providing learners with books that…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Educational Technology, Reading Material Selection, Technology Uses in Education
O'Bryan, Charles R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The positive impact of school libraries on student achievement is documented in a robust body of literature. Despite this evidence, the number of certified school librarians is declining nationally, and concerted advocacy efforts on the part of the American Library Association, the American Association of School Libraries and individual teacher…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Social Capital, Library Role
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This First Look presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS…
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, School Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Educational Finance
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Kuntz, Jerry – Library Hi Tech, 1997
Provides background information on the development of the Ramapo Catskill Library System's (NY) LibraryLand Web site. Highlights include other library-related resource guides on the Web; an emphasis on public libraries; graphics; links; the use of HTML; and templates for designing library home pages. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Design Requirements, Library Services, Public Libraries
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Dobreski, Brian; Kwasnik, Barbara H. – Education for Information, 2021
We examine the notion of "person" in cultural heritage settings (libraries, museums, and archives) and how this notion has implications for their function and purpose. Variations in the way persons are described, represented, and discussed have taken on new significance in emerging online environments predicated on reusing and sharing…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Libraries, Museums, Archives
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Amin, Eman Abdel-Reheem – Arab World English Journal, 2020
GALL (Google Assisted Language Learning) refers to Google as a collaborative and communicative tool that supports online and blended language learning. This research paper presents an overview of previous studies on using Google Apps in the process of learning and teaching of English language. A systematic search on ERIC digital library and Google…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Duggan, Holli Kay – ProQuest LLC, 2018
From Ainsworth to Yutan, from library systems with twelve branches (i.e., Omaha) with a legal service area population of 537,709 to single libraries serving a population of less than 1,000 (which describes 60% of all public libraries in Nebraska), the Nebraska Library Commission serves very different constituencies all with different needs and…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Library Education
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Calvert, Kristin – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Despite the prevalence of academic libraries adopting web-scale discovery tools, few studies have quantified their effect on the use of library collections. This study measures the impact that EBSCO Discovery Service has had on use of library resources through circulation statistics, use of electronic resources, and interlibrary loan requests.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Park, Jung-ran; Yang, Chris; Tosaka, Yuji; Ping, Qing; Mimouni, Houda El – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
This study is a part of the larger project that develops a sustainable digital repository of professional development resources on emerging data standards and technologies for data organization and management in libraries. Toward that end, the project team developed an automated workflow to crawl for, monitor, and classify relevant web objects…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, Educational Resources, Electronic Libraries
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Chew, Bee Leng – Asian Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The rapid evolution of the Internet, technological innovation and increased flow of information (information overload) has modernized academic libraries and it is difficult to keep up with the virtual delivery of scholarly information. It is to be relevant within this digital economy ecosystem, improvement as change is vital. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Shared Resources and Services, Access to Information, Open Education
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Musser, Linda R.; Coopey, Barbara M. – College & Research Libraries, 2016
Web-scale discovery services such as Summon (Serial Solutions), WorldCat Local (OCLC), EDS (EBSCO), and Primo (Ex Libris) are often touted as a single search solution to connect users to library-owned and -licensed content, improving discoverability and retrieval of resources. Assessing how well these systems achieve this goal can be challenging,…
Descriptors: Library Services, Information Retrieval, Academic Libraries, Undergraduate Students
Carr, Patrick L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation analyzes how North Carolina State University's (NCSU) James B. Hunt Jr. Library extends the ways in which the information architectures of academic research libraries can function as a technology, as discourse, and as rhetoric. The starting point for the analysis is the libraries of antiquity, which functioned technologically as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Automation, Library Development
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Mitchell, Erik – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
Libraries have been increasingly concerned with data creation, management, and publication. This increase is partly driven by shifting metadata standards in libraries and partly by the growth of data and metadata repositories being managed by libraries. In order to manage these data sets, libraries are looking for new preservation and discovery…
Descriptors: Libraries, Metadata, Information Management, Standards
Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2014
Web 2.0 tools offer academic libraries new avenues for delivering services and resources to students. In this research we report on a content analysis of 100 US community college libraries' Websites for the availability of Web 2.0 applications. We found Web 2.0 tools utilized by 97% of our sample population and many of these sites contained more…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Community Colleges, College Libraries, Web Sites
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