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Al-Fadhli, Meshal; Corrall, Sheila; Cox, Andrew – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The study analyzed factors shaping adoption of technology in academic libraries in Kuwait. The research was based on interviews conducted with library directors, staff, and users, combined with observation and document analysis. A major aspect of the Kuwaiti context was a relative lack of financial restraints and an enthusiasm for technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Automation, Academic Libraries
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Denda, Kayo – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Study abroad programs in higher education increasingly play a major role in training students for global citizenship. This case study, conducted in a large research university in the United States, identifies the information needs of students and faculty in study abroad programs. Of particular interest is how awareness of library resources and…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Study Abroad, Case Studies, Research Universities
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Shachaf, Pnina; Snyder, Mary – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
While the racial diversity of academic library users continues to grow, research on the effects of this diversity remains scarce. This study looks at similarities and differences between non-traditional Caucasian and African American library users through content analysis of ninety-four virtual reference transactions.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Reference Services, Content Analysis, Academic Libraries
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Wales, Tim – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
This article draws on the author's previous experiences of developing library strategies at three case study libraries between 2011 and 2016 across a range of different academic institution types: research-intensive, teaching-intensive, and scientific research. Adopting a reflection on practice methodology based on Gibbs' reflective cycle, the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response)
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Robbins, Laura Pope; Esposito, Lisa; Kretz, Chris; Aloi, Michael – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2007
Web site usability concerns anyone with a Web site to maintain. Libraries, however, are often the biggest offenders in terms of usability. In our efforts to provide users with everything they need for research, we often overwhelm them with sites that are confusing in structure, difficult to navigate, and weighed down with jargon. Dowling College…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Web Sites, Navigation (Information Systems), Difficulty Level
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Nicholas, David; Huntington, Paul; Jamali, Hamid R. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
Utilizing transactional log data taken from digital journal libraries and attitudinal and demographic data derived from a questionnaire survey, the article pieces together evidence concerning the use, users, and role of abstracts in a digital environment. It shows that abstracts are used in large quantities, even when full-text viewing facilities…
Descriptors: Documentation, Use Studies, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries
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Hayes, Emma; Morris, Anne – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2005
This is the second of two articles examining the leisure role of public libraries. The first article examined the leisure role of public libraries in the UK from a historical perspective. This examines the value of the public library service in providing leisure opportunities from a user point of view. The results demonstrate that public libraries…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Library Role, Public Libraries, Library Services
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Johnson, Megan; Leonard, Andrea; Wiswell, John – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2015
This article will be of interest to librarians, particularly those in consortia that are evaluating OpenURL link resolvers. This case study contrasts WebBridge (an Innovative Interface product) and LinkSource (EBSCO's product). This study assisted us in the decision-making process of choosing an OpenURL link resolver that was sustainable to…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Internet
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Hensley, Merinda Kaye; Shreeves, Sarah L.; Davis-Kahl, Stephanie – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Interest in supporting undergraduate research programs continues to grow within academic librarianship. This article presents how undergraduate research program coordinators perceive and value library support of their programs. Undergraduate research coordinators from a variety of institutions were surveyed on which elements of libraries and…
Descriptors: Coordinators, Undergraduate Study, Research Projects, Academic Libraries
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Martell, Charles – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2008
Use of the physical collections and services of academic libraries continues to plummet, with some exceptions, while use of electronic networked resources skyrockets. This article frames the extent of this decline with a focus on circulation and reference among ARL University, Medical, and Law Libraries, the Ivy League, other associations,…
Descriptors: Law Libraries, Academic Libraries, Medical Libraries, Use Studies
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Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, College Libraries, College Students
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Borrego, Angel; Anglada, Lluis; Barrios, Maite; Comellas, Nuria – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2007
We present the results of a survey on the use of electronic journals by the academic staff of the universities belonging to the Consortium of Academic Libraries of Catalonia (CBUC). The results show that a high proportion of teaching and research staff are aware of the collection of electronic journals and that there is an increasing preference…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Journals, Consortia, Users (Information)
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Ravenwood, Clare; Stephens, Derek; Walton, Graham – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Many factors and pressures affect decisions made in UK university libraries on opening hours especially 24/7. This article reports on a project to examine the decision-making process, influential factors, and stakeholders. A workshop for senior library managers in the East Midlands was held to gather data and share experiences. From analysis of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Working Hours, Scheduling, Library Policy
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Mu, Xiangming; Dimitroff, Alexandra; Jordan, Jeanette; Burclaff, Natalie – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
Virtual Reference Services (VRS) have high user satisfaction. The main problem is its low usage. We surveyed 100 academic library web sites to understand how VRS are presented. We then conducted a usability study to further test an active VRS model regarding its effectiveness.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Web Sites, Usability
Johnstone, James C.; And Others – 1977
To assist a neighborhood committee in applying for federal funding of a bilingual/bicultural library with a distinct Latin American emphasis, a student research group from San Jose State University designed and administered a bilingual questionnaire to a stratified sample of 400 households in the Gardner District of San Jose, California. The…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Community Characteristics, Library Collections, Library Material Selection
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