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Offline E - Book Access: Ebrary Survey Of Librarians, Allen Mckiel Jan 2011

Offline E - Book Access: Ebrary Survey Of Librarians, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

No abstract provided.


2011 Global Student E-Book Survey, Allen Mckiel Jan 2011

2011 Global Student E-Book Survey, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

This article reviews the responses from the second ebrary informal survey of students concerning their experiences with information resources, which was conducted in September and early October of 2011.


Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel Jan 2011

Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

Librarians from four university library environments— Western Oregon University, University of California Merced, Brigham Young University, and Cleveland State University—discussed changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services centered in e‐resources. They explored, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics including trends in collection development and usage; developments in open access publishing; instruction; and evolving peer review and publication processes. The moderator initiated the discussion with a review of a few of the year’s relevant technology changes. Overall the cadence of change is brisk and has become the familiar ...


Twitter: A Collection Development Discovery Tool For And By The People, Daisy V. Domínguez, Steven Ovadia Jan 2011

Twitter: A Collection Development Discovery Tool For And By The People, Daisy V. Domínguez, Steven Ovadia

Publications and Research

The article discusses the use of Twitter as an identification tool for both print and online collection development material.


Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken Oct 2010

Caveat Emptor: It May Be Electronic, But Don’T Overlook The Fine Print, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong Jan 2010

Return On Investment For Collaborative Collection Development: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation Of Consortia Purchasing, Denise Pan, Yem S. Fong

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper describes the cost-benefits and the return on investment of one consortium comprised of five separately administered libraries in the University of Colorado (CU) System. With a long history of collaboration, the libraries have developed an ideal cooperative arrangement for acquiring electronic content that is accessible across all campuses. The size and flexibility of this institution-based consortium allows it to be responsive and successful in collaborating across four campuses despite different sized budgets and unique local and institutional constraints. To demonstrate the value of jointly leveraging library budgets to university administrators, the authors conducted a consortium level cost-benefit analysis ...


Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel Jan 2010

Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

A panel of librarians presented glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services centered in e-resources. The four university library environments were Western Oregon University, University of California Merced, Brigham Young University, and Cleveland State University. The panel explored, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics including trends in e‐book „acquisition‟ and usage; developments in open access publishing; changes in the impact of consortia; and the role of librarians in instruction and evolving peer review and publication processes. The moderator initiated the discussion with a review of a ...


Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink Nov 2009

Reference Universe, Pete Mcdonnell, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

This original research described a comparison of 50 composition topics taken from my library instruction sessions with Reference Universe versus simple keyword searching of the online catalog. Pete and I concluded that twenty-three percent of the "good" hits in Reference Universe were also found in OPAC search and that the OPAC search found fewer "good" hits overall; but also found different relevant resources.


Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken Sep 2009

Herding Ejournals & Ebooks, Stephanie N. Aken

Library Presentations

No abstract provided.


The Value Gap., Carol Tenopir Jul 2009

The Value Gap., Carol Tenopir

School of Information Sciences -- Faculty Publications and Other Works

It is more important than ever, suggested several companies in the annual Database Marketplace Survey, to measure collection use fully and better evaluate the value of the library to its constituencies. Strategies range from focusing on usage statistics to guide collection development to measuring (and improving) users' perceptions of the library.


Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel Jan 2009

Academic Libraries Without Print, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

No abstract provided.


Building Online Content And Community With Drupal, Gabrielle Wiersma Jan 2009

Building Online Content And Community With Drupal, Gabrielle Wiersma

Collaborative Librarianship

No abstract provided.


Booklists: Should- And Want-To-Reads, Stephanie Wiegand, Sarah Naper Nov 2006

Booklists: Should- And Want-To-Reads, Stephanie Wiegand, Sarah Naper

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Booklists ... librarians love them, but they also raise many questions. This session explores where today's libraries fit in the dichotomy between what we 'should read,' what we 'want to read.' Our first stop on this exploration will be the concept of a booklist. Highlights of this part of the adventure will be: testing attendee's knowledge of current booklists, a review of booklist sources, and identification of OCLC booklist highlights. The literary canon will be the second focus of our session. After defining this concept, we will ask attendees to join us in a discussion of the library's ...


Use And Satisfaction Of Library Resources And Services By Hospitality Patrons: An Exploratory Study, Faye Hall Jackson, Heidi Sung, Lateka Grays, Joyce K. Thornton Jan 2005

Use And Satisfaction Of Library Resources And Services By Hospitality Patrons: An Exploratory Study, Faye Hall Jackson, Heidi Sung, Lateka Grays, Joyce K. Thornton

Library Faculty Publications

A great challenge for present day libraries is to move from the thought process of being a destination location with a captive audience to positioning its services to meet the needs of its users. This paper explores the frequency of library use and satisfaction of library resources and/or services by hospitality education patrons. Using data collected with patrons (N=368) of five Hospitality Management programs across the country, the study found significant differences in library access, use, and satisfaction based on gender, academic status, and international versus non-international patrons.


Predicting Materials Resource Needs: A Quantitative Response To Changing Curricula, Linda A. Hulbert Jan 1995

Predicting Materials Resource Needs: A Quantitative Response To Changing Curricula, Linda A. Hulbert

Library Staff Publications & Presentations

General academic libraries use complex formulas to divide acquisitions budgets for materials, a process known as subject fund allocation. Academic health sciences libraries generally do not elect to fund allocate. With the proliferation of academic programs and the scarcity of funds, it is essential to determine: how much should be spent on each discipline, what is spent in clinical areas, and what it should cost to support new programs. This article discusses a needs assessment formula based on client numbers and types and their relative utilization patterns of various library materials.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1995

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

The proliferation of publications in the lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and transgender press has allowed the weaving of a well-informed network of previously isolated individuals and communities, empowering and unifying lesbian, gay, and other sexual minorities," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender' section of Katzes' 1995 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and ...


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1992

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The lesbian and gay press has shaped and reflected the rise of gay and lesbian liberation," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1992 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who were nevertheless hopeful that libraries would expand ...


Representation, Liberation, And The Queer Press, Polly Thistlethwaite Jan 1990

Representation, Liberation, And The Queer Press, Polly Thistlethwaite

Publications and Research

Lesbian and gay people lay special claim to the power of the printed word. It is through the printed word, consumed privately and anonymously, that we often first call ourselves queer. Coming out stories are thick with accounts of self-discovery through reading and exploration in libraries.


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1989

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The time is past when librarians can assume no patron is lesbian or gay, or that there is no interest in gay research," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1989 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who ...


Basic International Reference Sources, Lucretia Mcculley Jan 1985

Basic International Reference Sources, Lucretia Mcculley

University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

Numerous reference sources are available to help librarians answer questions regarding the geographical and cultural characteristics of nations. In this article, Lucretia McCulley identifies the features that determine the quality of such materials, and explains how each of 13 research aids meets her criteria.


Ua51/1 Brief History Of The Library Of Wku, Wku University Libraries Oct 1923

Ua51/1 Brief History Of The Library Of Wku, Wku University Libraries

WKU Archives Records

A report made regarding the history of WKU Libraries from 1909 through ca. 1923.