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Kim, Yong-Mi; Abbas, June – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2010
This study investigates the adoption of Library 2.0 functionalities by academic libraries and users through a knowledge management perspective. Based on randomly selected 230 academic library Web sites and 184 users, the authors found RSS and blogs are widely adopted by academic libraries while users widely utilized the bookmark function.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Knowledge Management, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Dickson, Maggie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
Digital libraries and collections are a growing facet of today's traditional library. Digital library technologies have become increasingly more sophisticated in the effort to provide more and better access to the collections they contain. The evaluation of the usability of these technologies has not kept pace with technological developments,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Management Systems, Computer Software, Electronic Libraries
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Miller, Rush; Xu, Hong; Zou, Xiuying – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2008
This study examines user and service data from 2002-2006 at the East Asian Gateway Service for Chinese and Korean Academic Journal Publications (Gateway Service), the University of Pittsburgh. Descriptive statistical analysis reveals that the Gateway Service has been consistently playing the leading role in global document delivery service as well…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Library Services, Shared Resources and Services, Information Dissemination
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Bordac, Sarah; Rainwater, Jean – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
This article presents a case study in user-centered design that explores the needs and preferences of undergraduate users. An analysis of LibQual+ and other user surveys, interviews with public service staff, and a formal American with Disabilities Act accessibility review served as the basis for planning a redesign of the Brown University…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Testing, Information Systems, Libraries
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article presents a systematic review of E-book user studies from 2001 to 2017. It focused on qualitative and quantitative studies that examined academic user groups' attitudes and interactions with E-books. The review aimed to reveal users' knowledge of the E-book format, their ability to define an E-book, their awareness of E-books'…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Books, Users (Information)
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McHale, Nina – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2008
In the past decade, academic libraries have struggled with the design of an effective library home page. Since librarians' mental models of information architecture differ from those of their patrons, usability assessments are necessary in designing a user-centered home page. This study details a usability sequence of card sort and paper and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cues, Advisory Committees, Information Management
Koenig, Michael E. D. – 2001
This paper discusses the potential role of librarians in user education and training in the context of knowledge management (KM) initiatives. The paper first summarizes the results of a recent study of KM systems that found a high failure and disappointment rate, with more than half of the failures attributable to inadequate user training and…
Descriptors: Information Management, Information Seeking, Information Skills, Information Systems
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Black, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Users (Information)
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Kung, Janice Y.; Fraser, K.-Lee; Winn, Dee – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Libraries across Canada and United States are adopting diversity initiatives to encourage inclusive library environments and services. Many policies and frameworks have a user-centered approach. However, there is little focus on encouraging diverse service providers in the library. The aim of this study is to determine the strategic approaches…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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Berry, Teresa U.; Williamson, Jeanine M. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
To meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of their users, academic librarians, particularly those functioning as subject liaisons, are expected to know the institution's curriculum and research areas so that they can help shape library strategies to meet those needs and to connect users to the library's resources and services. The present…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering, Research, Academic Libraries
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Thompson, Edwin S.; Akeriwe, Miriam Linda; Aikins, Angela Achia – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The quality of research depends greatly on access to existing information. Institutional repositories (IRs) have the potential to enhance and promote the dissemination of knowledge and research. This may lead to discoveries and innovation alongside maximizing return on investment in research and development. Following some background information,…
Descriptors: Archives, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Academic Libraries
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Adler, Melissa – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
Perhaps the greatest power of folksonomies, especially when set against controlled vocabularies like the Library of Congress Subject Headings, lies in their capacity to empower user communities to name their own resources in their own terms. This article analyzes the potential and limitations of both folksonomies and controlled vocabularies for…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cataloging, Online Catalogs, Library Research
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2017
While not a new topic, many conversations are occurring about the roles of library staff and the changing nature of their work in support of research, teaching, and learning. Boundaries between specific functions or departments within the library continue to change as library employees grapple with issues of their roles in new service models.…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Models, Holistic Approach
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Tevaniemi, Johanna; Poutanen, Jenni; Lähdemäki, Riitta – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article presents a case of co-designed temporary learning spaces at a Finnish academic library, together with the results of a user-survey. The experimental development of the multifunctional spaces offered an opportunity for the library to collaborate with its parent organisation thus broadening the role of the library. Hence, library can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Space Utilization, Interior Design
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Johnson, Corey M.; Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
Public services librarians perform an increasingly diverse set of duties, and this study explores which job components are most important to librarians. The researchers surveyed public services librarians at ARL libraries to gather data on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence how public services librarians spend their time. The…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Librarians
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