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  1. The Briscoe Library, University of Texas Health Science Center. (United States)

    Bowden, V M


    The Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio opened in 1983, to replace and expand space for the growing campus. Work on the design phase began in 1979, once the legislature allocated $9.5 million for the new building. Of the 23 design objectives specified in the building program, flexibility to accommodate changing services and technology was given first priority. Details cover layout and technology, as well as changes to the environment and the building since it opened. PMID:7842661

  2. The University of California Area Health Education Center Biomedical Library Program. (United States)

    Jordan, Lynette G.

    This paper describes the University of California's Central San Joaquin Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Biomedical Library Program, which is intended to improve library services in hospitals and other medical care institutions in the region and to coordinate future development of these services. A summary of the San Joaquin Valley AHEC…

  3. The new library building at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (United States)

    Kronick, D A; Bowden, V M; Olivier, E R


    The new University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library opened in June 1983, replacing the 1968 library building. Planning a new library building provides an opportunity for the staff to rethink their philosophy of service. Of paramount concern and importance is the need to convey this philosophy to the architects. This paper describes the planning process and the building's external features, interior layouts, and accommodations for technology. Details of the move to the building are considered and various aspects of the building are reviewed. PMID:3995205

  4. Information Retrieval Center: A Proposal for the Implementation of CD-ROM Database Technology at Memphis State University Libraries. (United States)

    Evans, John; Park, Betsy

    This planning proposal recommends that Memphis State University Libraries make information on CD-ROM (compact disc--read only memory) available in the Reference Department by establishing an Information Retrieval Center (IRC). Following a brief introduction and statement of purpose, the library's databases, users, staffing, facilities, and…

  5. A Cost Analysis of the Ohio College Library Center On-Line Shared Cataloging System in the Ohio State University Libraries (United States)

    Morita, Ichiko T.; Gapen, D. Kaye


    A study of the costs of cataloging and associated processing tasks before and after the adoption of the Ohio College Library Center On-Line Shared Cataloging System at the Ohio State University Libraries finds that an increase in production has been achieved. Unit costs have risen at a rate less than the general rate of inflation. (Author)


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    Nadire ÇAVUŞ


    Full Text Available The importance of Education Technology is rapidly increasing as time passes. Studies also madewithin this field show parallel increase too. It has been put forward that, the importance which has been aroused effects theamount of service quality offered. The aim of this study is to evaluate the services which are offered that creates an effectivelearning environment. The libraries were evaluated according to catalogue search, website, hardware, staff, materials, needs oflibrary, achieve to materials, directions and opening hours of libraries. “The quality of the offered service at the libraries” wasthe collective data tool. The data set includes users from university libraries and Atatürk Culture Center Library. Collected datawas analyzed with SPSS 14 and the necessary statistical calculations were made and data’s were presented.

  7. Evaluation of Innovative Services at University Libraries


    Çolaklar, Huriye


    It is important for libraries and information centers at universities to develop innovative services for the future of the university library. The main purpose of this study is to draw attention to the innovative services in the university library.  The role and importance of academic librarians will be examined. For this purpose, a survey was conducted concerning contemporary library services with the directors of library services in university libraries throughout Turkey.  With the survey o...

  8. University Libraries in Transition. (United States)

    Hyatt, James A.


    College and university libraries are experiencing change in the ways they provide services and in their responses to rising costs and reduced financial support. These conditions result from three major phenomena: the information explosion, the technology revolution, and escalating library costs. (MLW)

  9. Making lemonade from lemons: a case study on loss of space at the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (United States)

    Tobia, Rajia C; Feldman, Jonquil D


    The setting for this case study is the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, a health sciences campus with medical, dental, nursing, health professions, and graduate schools. During 2008-2009, major renovations to the library building were completed including office space for a faculty development department, multipurpose classrooms, a 24/7 study area, study rooms, library staff office space, and an information commons. The impetus for changes to the library building was the decreasing need to house collections in an increasingly electronic environment, the need for office space for other departments, and growth of the student body. About 40% of the library building was remodeled or repurposed, with a loss of approximately 25% of the library's original space. Campus administration proposed changes to the library building, and librarians worked with administration, architects, and construction managers to seek renovation solutions that meshed with the library's educational mission. PMID:20098652

  10. Archives Library Information Center (United States)

    National Archives and Records Administration — ALIC is an online library catalog of books, periodicals, and other materials contained in Archives I and II and book collections located in other facilities.

  11. Beyond the library: IAIMS at Georgetown University.


    Broering, N C


    The strategic planning process and the pilot phase projects undertaken by Georgetown University for an Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) are described. Emphasis is placed on core services such as a local area network, an academic information management center in the library, and expansion of health sciences databases for improved access to biomedical information. Special applications in education and clinical care are highlighted. The library, a key to IAIMS activities...

  12. Analytical Planning for University Libraries. (United States)

    Leimkuhler, Ferdinand F.; Cooper, Michael D.

    A survey is made of the more important technological and managerial problems in the planning of university library services and recommendations are made for a positive program of innovation and development. Two approaches are explored in considerable detail. The first is the use of operations research models of the acquisition and storage…

  13. Factors Affecting University Library Website Design


    Kim, Yongi-Mi; University of Oklahoma


    Existing studies have extensively explored factors that affect users’ intentions to use university library website resources (ULWR); yet little attention has been given to factors affecting university library website design. This paper investigates factors that affect university library website design and assesses the success of the university library website from both designers’ and users’ perspectives. The findings show that when planning a website, university web designers consider univers...

  14. The Open University Library in your pocket



    The Open University library is working to support mobile learners through provision of mobile access to information management skills tutorials, the library website, and the library helpdesk. In 2007, we joined hands with the Athabasca University library team to develop the first mobile-friendly version of our library website. Since then, we have been actively researching and developing around other mobile library services, and more recently have consulted users to identify their requirements...

  15. Cost Accounting and Analysis for University Libraries (United States)

    Leimkuhler, Ferdinand F.; Cooper, Michael D.


    The approach to library planning studied in this paper is the use of accounting models to measure library costs and implement program budgets. A cost-flow model for a university library is developed and tested with historical data from the General Library at the University of California, Berkeley. (4 references) (Author)

  16. The Allama Iqbal Open University Library. (United States)

    Ul-Hassan, Mahmud


    This profile of an open university library system in Pakistan covers its primary objective; functional organization; library collection and collection development; staffing, budgets and expenditures; library services (users, technical, reference); departmental libraries (on-campus branch, regional); and the library building. A list of 16 library…

  17. Censorship of Library Books in School Library Media Centers Today. (United States)

    Saykanic, Donna

    For many years, there has been pressure on American schools to restrict or deny students access to books or periodicals deemed objectionable by some individual or group on moral, political, religious, ethnic, racial, or philosophical grounds. Censorship of library books in school media centers is present today. The library media specialist is…

  18. Quantifying Library Quality: A Homework Center Report Card. (United States)

    Bailey, John P.


    Discussion of information literacy focuses on the homework help centers developed by the County of Los Angeles Public Library. Describes a study conducted in partnership with the University of Southern California that investigated the cost effectiveness; success; and student, teacher, and parent perceptions of the centers to justify funding. (LRW)

  19. Building the Sustainable Library at Macquarie University (United States)

    Brodie, Maxine


    This article explores a number of current issues and challenges in sustainability, both of and in academic libraries of the future, using as a case study the new library opened at Macquarie University, Sydney in 2011. Issues covered include sustainable design and operation of library buildings, sustainability in relation to library collections,…

  20. The e-research center: transforming a traditional science library


    Bedard, Martha; van Reenen, Johann


    At the University of New Mexico Libraries (UL) a year long process engaged faculty, students and library personnel in developing a new mission for the Centennial Science and Engineering Library (CSEL) that will re-purpose it to serve the evolving need for facilitating e-research. The authors discuss the vision of the UL for being at the center of data intensive and cyber-enabled research and the planned development of the eResearch Center (eRC). They share the planning process and ideas to re...

  1. 以用户体验为中心的高校数字图书馆门户网站设计%User Experience-Centered Design for the University Digital Library Portal Website

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    一个拥有优质用户体验的数字图书馆门户网站,能使图书馆真正成为高校教学科研的源动力并保持一个重要的、可持续的竞争优势。对于高校图书馆而言,设计一个拥有优质用户体验的门户网站显得尤为重要。本文从用户体验的角度对影响高校数字图书馆门户网站用户体验诸如用户需求和网站目标、功能规格和内容需求、交互设计和信息架构、界面设计与视觉设计等方面予以分析,探讨以用户体验为中心的高校数字图书馆门户网站的设计思路与方法。%The library will truly become the motive force of teaching and scientific research in university and make the library maintain a significant and sustainable competitive advantage for the university digital library portal website with high quality user experience.It's very important to design a university digital library portal website with high quality user experience for the university library.This paper analyses user need and site objective,functional specification and content requirement,interaction design and information architecture,interface design and visual design of the university digital library portal website from user experience,discuss the ideas and method of user experience-centered design for the university digital library portal website.





    Digital Library of India is a digital library of books, which is free-to-read, searchable, predominantly in India languages, available to everyone over the Internet. Very soon it is expected that this portal would provide a gateway to Indian Digital Libraries in Science, Arts, Culture, Music, Movies, Traditional Medicine, Palm Leaves and many more. This project is collaboration between Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Universities and Carnegie Mellon University under MILLION BOOK UNIVE...

  3. Procedures Manual for School Library Media Centers. (United States)

    Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.

    This guide is designed to help school library media specialists in establishing a media center or to provide new ideas for existing centers. The first section presents media selection information, including sources for ordering; selection guidelines; suggestions for analyzing children's materials for sexism and racism; evaluation criteria (for…

  4. Chemistry Learning Centers for Elementary School Libraries (United States)

    Deavor, James P.; Deavor, Janet W.


    This article describes a safe and attractive way to deliver a hands-on experience to students that they can engage in without direct adult supervision in elementary school library/media centers. In this case, a chemistry learning center was created for use by third through fifth graders.

  5. Federal Agency and Federal Library Reports. Library of Congress; Center for the Book; Federal Library and Information Center Committee; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; National Agricultural Library; National Library of Medicine;United States Government Printing Office; National Technical Information Service; National Archives and Records Administration; National Center for Education Statistics Library Statistics Program; National Library of Education; Educational Resources Information Center. (United States)

    Fischer, Audrey; Cole, John Y.; Tarr, Susan M.; Vlach, Rosalie B.; Carey, Len; Mehnert, Robert; Sherman, Andrew M.; Davis, Linda; Vecchiarelli, Marion H.; Chute, Adrienne; Dunn, Christina


    Includes reports from Library of Congress, Center for the Book, Federal Library and Information Center Committee, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, National Agricultural Library, National Library of Medicine, Government Printing Office, National Technical Information Service, National Archives and Records Administration,…

  6. 78 FR 69173 - University Transportation Centers Program (United States)


    ... Research and Innovative Technology Administration University Transportation Centers Program AGENCY... opportunity to submit applications for a grant as a Regional Center in the University Transportation Centers... will solicit competitive grant applications for two regional university transportation centers,...

  7. IAIMS and the library at the University of Utah.


    Peay, W J; Butter, K A; Dougherty, N A


    The formal creation of an Integrated Academic Information Management System (IAIMS) at the University of Utah began in the fall of 1983. The keystone of the IAIMS effort is the HELP hospital information system. IAIMS at the University of Utah is a broad-based program extending across the Health Sciences Center and beyond to health professionals throughout the inter-mountain area. This paper describes the background that led to IAIMS, the IAIMS planning process, and the library's participation...

  8. The Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis: A Case Study of Academic Library Community Engagement (United States)

    Sandberg, Scott; Morris, Cele; Sutherland, Timothy


    This paper details community engagement activity of an academic library coordinated within a broader university strategic plan. The Anderson Library at Indiana University Northwest (IU-Northwest) supports a service called the Northwest Indiana Center for Data and Analysis. Created in 1996 with funding made available from the Indiana University…

  9. Duke University Library: Marriage of Tradition and Technology. (United States)

    Jenifer, Perry


    Profile of introduction of automation at William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, notes library's history; library collections; opinions of staff including director Elvin Strowd; and development and costs of Triangle Library Network, an online catalog involving libraries of Duke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina…

  10. Nigerian University Libraries and the World Bank Loan. (United States)

    Balarabe, Ahmed Abdu


    Discusses the development of Nigerian federal universities and their libraries. Topics include library funding; the Nigerian economic crisis and the university library system; rationale for the World Bank Federal Universities Adjustment Loan Project that was used for library materials, staff development, and equipment; and problems with the…

  11. Customer-Centered Structuring in University Libraries and Personnel Satisfaction Üniversite Kütüphanelerinde Müşteri Merkezli Yapılanma ve Personel Memnuniyeti

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    Erol Yılmaz


    Full Text Available Total Quality Management (TQM aims at creating a client-centered organization and providing customer satisfaction. This study reviews TQM and its applications in university libraries and examines employees' satisfaction with their work respectively. It was hypothesized that library personnel is not satisfied because university libraries lack customer-centered (users and personnel structuring. Survey method was used to gather data. The questionnaire was administered to the 66 employees of Hacettepe University (HU libraries. High-level administrators of HU libraries were also interviewed. Data were analyzed using "t test" and "one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA". Toplam Kalite Yönetimi (TKY, müşteri merkezli organizasyon yapısı kurmayı ve müşteri memnuniyeti sağlamayı amaç edinen bir yönetim sistemidir. Bu çalışmada, TKY ve üniversite kütüphanelerindeki uygulamaları incelenmiş; ve ayrıca kütüphane personelinin çalışma yaşamından duydukları memnuniyet düzeyi araştırılmıştır. Ülkemizdeki üniversite kütüphanelerinde müşteri merkezli (kullanıcı ve personel hizmet yapılanması olmadığı için, kütüphane personelinin çalışma yaşamından memnun olmadıkları şeklindeki hipotez bağlamında yapılan çalışmada, betimleme yöntemi kullanılmıştır. Araştırmada Hacettepe Üniversitesi (HÜ kütüphanelerinde çalışan 66 kişiye anket uygulanmış, ayrıca, üst düzey yöneticilerle görüşmeler yapılmıştır. Verilerin değerlendirilmesinde, "t testi" ve "tek yönlü varyans analizi (ANOVA" yöntemleri kullanılmıştır.

  12. Literacy, Libraries and the City University. (United States)

    Feinberg, Renee

    This report describes adult literacy needs, the role of the libraries in meeting those needs, literacy needs and services in New York, and the contributions the City University of New York (CUNY) is making to the literacy effort. Quotations from Paulo Freire and Jonathan Kozol are used to define the nature of illiteracy and its extent in the…

  13. An Evaluation of the El Centro de la Causa Library and Information Center: August 1973 through July 1974. Final Report. (United States)

    Michael, Mary Ellen; Encarnacion, Leticia

    An evaluation of Chicago's El Centro de la Causa Library and Information Center was undertaken by the University of Illinois Library Research Center in 1974. Evaluation methods included: (1) a survey of user and nonuser characteristics and attitudes concerning library services; (2) a survey of the needs and information-seeking behavior of people…

  14. Fingerprint Identification System in library and Information Center

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    Raju Rajkumar


    Full Text Available AFIS is dramatically improving in the last decade. It can use in Library and Information Center for providing better security. The application of AFIS in Library and Information Center will protectfrom thief, mutilation of library materials and other unethical losses.

  15. Universal Digital Library-Future research directions

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    This paper starts with a description of the present status of the Digital Library of India Initiative. As part of this initiative large corpus of scanned text is available in many Indian languages and has stimulated a vast amount of research in Indian language technology briefly described in this paper. Other than the Digital Library of India Initiative which is part of the Million Books to the Web Project initiated by Prof Raj Reddy of Carnegie Mellon University, there are a few more initiatives in India towards taking the heritage of the country to the Web. This paper presents the future directions for the Digital Library of India Initiative both in terms of growing collection and the technical challenges in managing such large collection poses.

  16. On Knowledge Excavation Based on University Library Knowledge Base


    Ying Song


    Knowledge excavation is a new information processing technology. Nowadays, knowledge excavation has been widely applied to the university library management. Knowledge excavation in university library knowledge bases has already been playing an important role in improving the management of university libraries and inevitably will play a more profound role in the future. In this paper, the meaning of knowledge excavation in university library knowledge bases and other related issues are studie...

  17. Sacred Groves: Three University Fine Art Centers (United States)

    Architectural Forum, 1974


    The Power Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Michigan; The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan; and the Fine Arts Center at the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts -- are temples to the performing arts. (Arthor)

  18. Staff Motivation at Kuwait University Libraries


    Taghreed Alqudsi-ghabra; Huda H. Mansouri


    Motivation is a force that leads people to act or perform. Motivating staff is a key element in making workers productive. It has the potential to increase incentive, put staff members at ease, and derive some satisfaction from their jobs. Factors that motivate staff vary across the professional, para-professional, and non-professional levels. The research here is a study of motivation techniques used by managers of Kuwait University libraries to improve employees' job satisfaction levels. In...

  19. Innovation factors in Belgrade University library system


    Biljana Stosic; Adam Sofronijevic


    The aim of this paper is to present research shedding some light on innovation factors identification and measurement in the University of Belgrade’s library system by means of innovation questionnaire, since one of the main innovation management elements is to recognize and measure innovation factors of influence. In that sense, the key innovation factors important for this domain have been identified, based on selected research in the broader area of innovation management. Survey results gi...

  20. Innovation factors in Belgrade University library system

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    Biljana Stosic


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to present research shedding some light on innovation factors identification and measurement in the University of Belgrade’s library system by means of innovation questionnaire, since one of the main innovation management elements is to recognize and measure innovation factors of influence. In that sense, the key innovation factors important for this domain have been identified, based on selected research in the broader area of innovation management. Survey results give one of the rare insights in innovativeness level and characteristics in this important part of the nonprofit sector of a transition economy. In this specific case, that should be the prior investigation with the intention of helping managers to improve organization propensity to innovate and to define/reexamine innovation strategy. Research findings revealed that innovation factors measurement should be considered very important for ICT innovation management in the library system, and that further research would be necessary.

  1. User services in the central library of Juelich Research Center

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    The central library is a sci/tech special library providing information for the KFA researchers and staff. The library has a large collection of sci/tech materials to meet the information demands of the KFA employees and over 3.000 external users. Among the outside users are students fromthe universities and polytechnics of the region Aachen, Cologne, Duesseldorf, and industry. The library acquires about 8.000 volumes per year and subscribes to 2000 journals. (orig.)

  2. Assessing User Needs, Satisfaction, and Library Performance at the University of Washington Libraries. (United States)

    Hiller, Steve


    Discusses methods used at the University of Washington libraries to assess user needs, satisfaction, and library performance. Describes the triennial user surveys used in the past as well as the new ARL's (Association of Research Libraries) LibQUAL+ methodology that focused on quality of service and library support through a Web-based survey.…

  3. Grantsmanship for Small Libraries and School Library Media Centers

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    Hall-Ellis, Sylvia D; Hoffmann, Frank W


    Need extra funding for your library or for another educational project? Check this handy guide. Designed for educators and administrators in school and small public libraries, this book is filled with the practical information you need to prepare and execute a successful grant proposal. Learn what types of grants are available and which ones are most suitable to your needs, then follow the step-by-step guidelines for locating sources and securing grants. A wealth of examples, anecdotes, and suggestions will help you through the process. Also included are an annotated bibliography of resources

  4. A Brief History of the University of Queensland Library


    East, John W.


    This document provides an overview of the history of the University of Queensland Library, from its foundation in 1910 until 2006. It charts the development of the collection from a small provincial university library into a major research library. Significant themes are the problems of collection development against a background of fluctuating budgetary provision, the changing nature of the workforce, and the impact of automation and information technology upon the library and its services.

  5. The Library as Hub of the Network Universe


    Kelly, Patrick


    In submitting a proposed paper for this conference I made four definitive statements: The library is positioned at the hub or cross-over point of three network levels: the library network, the University LAN and WANs/VANs. There is a perfect marriage between the library and networks: the satisfaction of mutual need. Academic networks need the services the libraries can deliver as much as the library needs network services. The metamorphoses of the traditional 'computer services' function to...

  6. General Maister's Library in the University of Maribor Library: Gaining and Preservation of the General Maister's Private Library in the University of Maribor Library

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    Vlasta Stavbar


    Full Text Available Rudolf Maister’s book legacy, which is kept in the University of Maribor Library, is the complete legacy of the Maister’s private book collection– the “maistirana”. The Maister’s Library is in the University of Maribor Library possession since 1998, when General Maister’s heirs and the Library signed the deed of donation. 5.945 units of library materials present a special collection, which is divided from the regular library holdings and is kept in a specially designed room. General Maister’s Library is an exception in the University of Maribor Library, since the general practice of libraries is not an exclusive maintenance of the provenience principle and of the original organisation. Because the Maister’s Library consists of materials that are important when researching the Slovene literary and cultural past, it only seems reasonably to strive for the authentic organisation and preserving the library as one integral whole.In order to understand the meaning and the importance of this special library collection for the Slovene cultural heritage, we have to highlight Rudolf Maister as a passionate book lover and as the owner of one of the greatest and the most beautiful private libraries in Slovenia. General Maister started collecting books and organising his collection back in 1912 in Ljubljana; the collection was rearranged thoroughly during the time he was in Maribor; it survived the moves during World War II and after it and it finally found its place in the General Maister’s Library under the patronage of the University of Maribor Library. The rearranging of the shelving system and sorting of the materials patterned after the authentic shelving system in the General’s Maribor apartment took place in 2013. Until then the books were not arranged according to the authentic shelving system. The estimated shelving system reconstruction has reconstructed Maister’s shelving system as authentically as possible, for it is not

  7. Multimedia technologies in university libraries: opportunities and tasks

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    Tavalbekh Serkhan Ali


    Full Text Available Multimedia technologies (MMT are considered as a factor of qualitative changes of informational environment of education. Leading role of libraries in the process of integration of MMT environment of university is determined. Influence of libraries experience in usage of informational technologies both traditional and computer-aided, Internet in particular is observed. Determined that introduction of MMT noticeable improving the importance of library in MMT environment organization of universities, improvement of library informational service. Tasks of university libraries with integration into united media space are defining.

  8. University Rankings: How Well Do They Measure Library Service Quality? (United States)

    Jackson, Brian


    University rankings play an increasingly large role in shaping the goals of academic institutions and departments, while removing universities themselves from the evaluation process. This study compares the library-related results of two university ranking publications with scores on the LibQUAL+™ survey to identify if library service quality--as…

  9. Report of a cooperative venture between the China Medical University library and the medical library of McGill University.


    Crawford, D S; Xiong, D Z


    In March/April 1986, the medical library at McGill University in Montreal, Canada signed a cooperative agreement with the China Medical University (CMU) Library in Shenyang, China. This paper analyzes the operations of the CMU library within the context of the Chinese system of medical education, health care delivery, and medical librarianship. The CMU library is described in terms of collections, cataloging procedures, filing, public services (reference, bibliographic instruction, circulatio...

  10. Copyright, Micro Software, and the Library Media Center. (United States)

    Talab, Rosemary Sturdevant


    Discusses the responsibility of the school library media specialist with respect to microcomputer software acquisition and usage. Copyright and the library media center, copyright infringement, remedies, and protection, strategies that can be used in obtaining and disseminating quality software, and policy development are noted. Thirteen…

  11. Usability Studies and User-Centered Design in Digital Libraries (United States)

    Comeaux, David J.


    Digital libraries continue to flourish. At the same time, the principles of user-centered design and the practice of usability testing have been growing in popularity, spreading their influence into the library sphere. This article explores the confluence of these two trends by surveying the current literature on usability studies of digital…

  12. Toward a User-Centered Academic Library Home Page (United States)

    McHale, Nina


    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…

  13. Shared Geospatial Metadata Repository for Ontario University Libraries: Collaborative Approaches (United States)

    Forward, Erin; Leahey, Amber; Trimble, Leanne


    Successfully providing access to special collections of digital geospatial data in academic libraries relies upon complete and accurate metadata. Creating and maintaining metadata using specialized standards is a formidable challenge for libraries. The Ontario Council of University Libraries' Scholars GeoPortal project, which created a shared…

  14. Towards an information provision strategy for university libraries in Ghana

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    Edwin Ellis Badu


    Full Text Available This article describes on-going research on the development of a library strategy for universities in Ghana. The research focuses on the factors affecting the development of a strategic planning process aimed at improving the libraries' capacity to deliver information services effectively and efficiently. Since the structure of universities in Ghana is, to a great extent, derived from or modelled on that of universities in the United Kingdom the project of necessity also includes some consideration of current attitudes to the strategic planning process in a number of university libraries in the United Kingdom. It is hoped that the study and evaluation of this aspect of the management of United Kingdom university libraries may provide pertinent guidelines for university library management in Ghana.

  15. Evolution of Peer Evaluation of Library Instruction at Oregon State University Libraries. (United States)

    Middleton, Cheryl


    Discusses benefits of peer evaluation as applied to library instruction and outlines the planning, implementation, and outcomes of a formal process for peer evaluation of instruction at Oregon State University Libraries that was used to improve library instruction and to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements. The checklist used for class…

  16. South Dakota State University's Library: A History. Hilton M. Briggs Library Occasional Paper Number 1. (United States)

    Brown, Philip

    Tracing the history of South Dakota State University's Hilton M. Briggs Library over the past 102 years, this occasional paper describes the development of what is now the largest library (over 1.1 million total pieces) in the South Dakota Library Network from its inception as part of a small land grant college. Administrative eras are reviewed,…

  17. The University of Canterbury Library (Christchurch, New Zealand)


    Mojca Jevnikar-Zajc


    Successful performance of study and research programs of individual academic institutions depends on the quality of its support services, including library services. An example of such a service is the University of Canterbury Library in New Zealand,which fulfills its mission and set goals on the basis of international library standards.Adequately furnished areas, well organized work and professional staff enable the library to function successfully. Its work is mainly aimed at user education...

  18. College and University Mergers: Impact on Academic Libraries in China. (United States)

    Huang, Hong-Wei


    Discussion of mergers in China between individual colleges and universities and much larger universities that have been a part of China's higher education reform focuses on the influence on academic libraries. Topics include collections; acquisitions; staffing; services; funding; resource sharing; library administration; online cataloging systems;…

  19. Relevance of UAP in a University Library System in Mexico. (United States)

    Almada de Ascencio, Margarita


    Outlines the background of the library system at the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and presents an account of the programs which have been developed in support of the library infrastructure and the Universal Availability of Publications (UAP) program, in particular the development of the LIBRUNAM automated retrieval system.…

  20. Changes in the Acquisition Process at NTNU University Library


    Brandshaug, Rune


    During the last 2-3 years there have been changes implemented in the acquisition processes at the NTNU university library. These changes have been implemented on different levels in the organization and in many areas. Selection of vendors for delivery of information resources is conducted through tenders. The library has currently an agreement with 4 vendors, one for journals, databases and e-books, and 3 for printed books. These vendors give the university library access to large online c...

  1. VIRTUAL REFERENCE SERVICE: an analysis of University Libraries of Natal


    Sebastião Lopes Galvão Neto


    This work analyzes the Virtual Reference Service in major university libraries in Natal, RN.Conceptualizes the university library and describes the traditional reference service. Focuseson the emergence of the Virtual Reference Service (SRV) that occurred with the advent ofnew information and communication technologies (ICTs) to provide changes in services andproducts offered by libraries. Presents the main aim of Virtual Reference Service. Byelectronic mail allows interactivity and virtual d...

  2. Reader Education in Libraries of Universities


    Chunlan Qiu; Yan Liu


    This paper, starting from the signification, the importance and the meaning of reader education, discusses how libraries of schools of higher education can, under the new situation, carry out researches on readers in depth, understand the demands of readers, do a good job in reader education in libraries, and help students to fully make use of various literature materials of libraries.

  3. Present status of information centers (libraries) (United States)

    Suzuki, Keigo; Adachi, Takashi; Kusumi, Yoshihisa; Nishiyama, Mieko; Hirata, Toshiichiro

    Documentation Kondan-Kai (gathering for discussing issues) has conducted the questionnaire which asks present status of information centers of companies. The purpose of this questionnaire was to obtain some tips which would be useful for companies to consider what their information centers should be in a highly informationalized society, and how they should be changing. The results were grouped into the following five sections and analyzed; (1) management system of information center, (2) use condition of information center, (3) management of books and journals, (4) external online information retrieval and (5) management of technical materials generated inside company.

  4. Library Public Relations: Recent Articles on Marketing and Branding in University Libraries (United States)

    Matuozzi, Robert N.


    Though the core mission of a university library--to provide essential support for teaching and research remains unchanged--the library cannot escape budgetary constraints. It has to compete for resources with other departments and programs in the university. Times are hard, with some states currently reporting unprecedented budget deficits with…

  5. With Scripps library closure, university tries to minimize impact (United States)

    Showstack, Randy


    The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Library at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) closed on 29 June, succumbing to budget cuts and a change in library usage that has included a shift toward electronic media and fewer people using the library's physical facilities. The SIO library's book and journal collections—which include more than 227,000 volumes and more than 700 print periodicals—will be transferred to UCSD's Geisel Library about 1 mile away; the Scripps archives and special collections will remain in their current location in the Eckart Building at SIO, according to a UCSD announcement. A note posted on the UCSD library Web site states, "Though Scripps Institution of Oceanography loses a library facility on campus, the UC San Diego Library remains committed to supporting Scripps faculty, staff and students, and continues to develop electronic and print collections to support the Institution's academic mission. Research and curriculum support services also continue to be available, by appointment."

  6. University libraries and social media policies


    Biçen Aras, Bahar


    Nowadays changing technology and changing user profile have impelled libraries to resort to different methods in order to communicate with the people they serve. The libraries which are the meeting place of people who investigate, question, want to have a good time, and who want to socialize need a good promotion regardless of types. Libraries use second-generation internet services to take constructive and developer steps in the field of services marketing, presenting and public relations. U...

  7. Electronic Catalogue of the University Library: more than just a catalogue (an example from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Library)


    Yaroshenko, Tetyana; Bankovska, Iryna


    Work experience of each library is as unique as personal one. It concerns all fields of the library activity: collection development, library management and services etc. The main library mission is to support all needs of the university community or every other community for which library works. Libraries in Ukraine. Ukraine has quite diverse library network. It consists of 37 466 libraries, among them 18 000 are public libraries, the rest are academic, medical, school, special etc. We ha...

  8. 77 FR 60012 - University Transportation Centers Program (United States)


    ... Research and Innovative Technology Administration University Transportation Centers Program AGENCY... submit grant applications for the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program. The Department... complete Privacy Act statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78), or...

  9. Digital Library of Expert System Based at Indonesia Technology University

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    Dewa Gede Hendra Divayana


    Full Text Available Digital library is a very interesting phenomenon in the world of libraries. In this era of globalization, the digital library is needed by students, faculty, and the community in the search for quick reference through internet access, so that students, faculty, and the community does not have to come directly to the library. Accessing collections of digital libraries can also be done anytime and anywhere. Digital Library development also occurred at Indonesia Technology University. That University offers a digital library based of expert system. The concept of digital library is utilizing science expert system in the process of cataloging and searching digital collections. By using this digital library based of expert system, users can search the collection, reading collection, and download the desired collection by online system. The digital library based of expert system at Indonesia Technology University is built using the PHP programming language, MySQL database as a data base management system, and developed the method of forward chaining and backward chaining as inference engine.

  10. Implementing RECONSIDER, a diagnostic prompting computer system, at the Georgetown University Medical Center.


    Broering, N C; Corn, M; Ayers, W R; Mistry, P


    RECONSIDER, a computer program for diagnostic prompting developed at the University of California, San Francisco, has been implemented at the Georgetown University Medical Center as part of the Integrated Academic Information Management System Model Development grant project supported by the National Library of Medicine. The system is available for student use in the Biomedical Information Resources Center of the Dahlgren Memorial Library. Instruction on use of the computer system is provided...

  11. Area health education centers and health science library services. (United States)

    West, R T; Howard, F H


    A study to determine the impact that the Area Health Education Center type of programs may have on health science libraries was conducted by the Extramural Programs, National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with a contract awarded by the Bureau of Health Manpower, Health Resources Administration, to develop an inventory of the AHEC type of projects in the United States. Specific study tasks included a review of these programs as they relate to library and information activities, on-site surveys on the programs to define their needs for library services and information, and a categorization of library activities. A major finding was that health science libraries and information services are generally not included in AHEC program planning and development, although information and information exchange is a fundamental part of the AHEC type of programs. This study suggests that library inadequacies are basically the result of this planning failure and of a lack of financial resources; however, many other factors may be contributory. The design and value of library activities for these programs needs explication. PMID:884349

  12. Use of Technology in Mexican State University Libraries


    Lau, Jesús; Tarango, Javier


    The results of an information technology adoption survey are presented in this paper. The population, studied through a written questionnaire and when needed, through a telephone interview, was all the 40 Mexican state university library systems. The study was focused on the use of technology for information management and promotion of library services. It included four main aspects: 1) Library management software, 2) Virtual information services, that is search engines, electronic resourc...

  13. Advanced features of Digital library of University of Maribor


    Brezovnik, Janez; Ojsteršek, Milan


    Advanced features of digital library of University of Maribor are described inthis paper. A short introduction describes some basic facts about the digital library and mentions its main purpose, but the main part of this paperis about features, that are mostly not found in other digital libraries. These features include integration with other information systems, plagiarism detection, informative and useful statistics about mentors and specific content extraction from documents, served by the...

  14. Open University Center of the Pontifical Javeriana University, Colombia

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    Omayra Parra de Marroquin


    Full Text Available According to Garcia Canclini (1990 there is the assumption that Colombia is a hybrid society. Upon this standpoint, and within a traditional higher education structure characterized by being fundamentally conventional or campus based, the Open University Center of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was created as an education program that breaks with every traditional scheme, which in turn, encourages a new learning pattern. The Open University Center emerges as a "social response" focused on the "here and now" of today's society in Colombia.The Javeriana University (a hybrid university can be placed in this context as well as the Open University Center, as a part of it. Since its creation, through its programs this center offers education to the most vulnerable of Colombia's population, contributing to raise their quality of life.In this article, the authors outline the Open University Center's place in the University's context: its historical development and its structure concerning students, programs, regulations, infrastructure and technological equipment. They also identify the implications and relationships of the traditional education proper of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, as well as the projection and contributions of the Open University Center to the University's future in the pedagogical order of distance education towards virtual education.

  15. Job Rotation at Cardiff University Library Service: A Pilot Study (United States)

    Earney, Sally; Martins, Ana


    This paper presents case study research of a job rotation pilot involving six library assistants in Cardiff University Library Service (ULS). Firstly, it investigates whether job rotation improves motivation and secondly, whether there is an improvement in skills, both technical and "soft". Following a review of the literature, semi-structured…

  16. Managing Chinese Catalogingat The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Library

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    This paper describes the experience and the observation of the author as a cataloger of Chinese publications at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Library. The trends in collection development of Chinese language materials in the Library have a crucial impact on Chinese cataloging. The way that Chinese cataloging has been haudled in this rapidly changing environment is reported here.

  17. The ebook in university and research library

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    Julio Alonso Arévalo


    Full Text Available The integration of the ebook in academic libraries is an opportunity to adapt them to new learning environments where digital technology is gaining greater importance. This incorporation involves a number of issues affecting both the publishers, who are being compelled to rethink their business models, and the libraries, where the ebook is forcing to vary the procurement system, access to contents, management, promotion and dissemination as well as the use that can make the users of its funds.

  18. DocML: a digital library of university data


    Παπαδάκης, Ιωάννης; Χρυσικόπουλος, Βασίλης; Καρακοϊδας, Βασίλειος


    This paper presents DocML, a Web-based digital library of university data. The goal is to build a system capable of preserving and managing student assignments efficiently in a university environment. It is based on a three-tier architecture that is typical for distributed Web applications. Communication between the layers of the digital library and the architectural components that reside in the middle layer is facilitated through an XML standard. XML is also used for ...

  19. Software Migration in Selected University and Special Libraries in Nigeria

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    Benson Oghenevwogaga Adogbeji


    Full Text Available The work has surveyed migration in selected University and Special Libraries in Nigeria, which was based on the experience of seven automated libraries in which four have changed from one library software to another. The objective of the study is to ascertain the major consideration in the choice of software by the selected library, to examine the problems encountered and reasons for the change of software. Questionnaire was used in data collection; a total of (70% of the questionnaire were used for analysis. Simple percentage was used to compute statistics of the findings. The study revealed that among the seven libraries, four have changed from one library application software to another while some are still in search of the library software to adopt. This was attributed to factors such as lack of systems analysis before and after embarking on the purchase of the software, lack of maintenance or technical support, limitation of software, absolute nature of the operating systems on which the software run. Recommendations made in the study include systems analysis study of library operations before embarking on automation, providing electricity, setting aside some fund for maintenance among others while it is recommended for the library software developers to endeavor to always develop upgrade that will not wipe not away old data, software that will be compatible with other library software sponsor users group conference among as this will help in automation process in Nigeria libraries.

  20. The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Libraries: With Special Reference to University Libraries (United States)

    Nicholas, David; Rowlands, Ian; Jubb, Michael; Jamali, Hamid R.


    Evidence is presented of the extent to which libraries from around the world are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the world-wide economic downturn. Comparative analyses are provides on the grounds of country, sector and size of institution. The article concentrates on the situation of UK and US university libraries and is based on…

  1. The Future of Web 2.0 in Libraries and Information Centers: Open Discussion


    Tonta, Yaşar; Madran , Orçun


    In this presentation, the future of Web 2.0 in libraries and information centers is disccussed. Library 2.0 concept model, library discussion, library management environment, applicable Web 2.0 technologies, services for the next-generation library, social media use, future of libraries with an optimist and pessimist view, plus issues are the headings in the presentation.

  2. Internet Clubs in Cultural Centers and Public Libraries

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    Kamal Batouch


    Full Text Available A Study about the internet clubs in Cultural Centers and Public Libraries in Algeria, it defines the concept of culture and its relation to internet, then deals the internet clubs and its cultural role and its negatives. Finally, talks about the electronic space and culture in Algeria.

  3. Does Every Research Library Need a Digital Humanities Center? (United States)

    Schaffner, Jennifer; Erway, Ricky


    The digital humanities (DH) are attracting considerable attention and funding at the same time that this nascent field is striving for an identity. Some research libraries are making significant investments by creating digital humanities centers. However, questions about whether such investments are warranted persist across the cultural heritage…

  4. Marketing for Special Libraries and Information Centers: The Positioning Process. (United States)

    Sterngold, Arthur


    The positioning process of marketing used by special libraries and information centers involves two key decisions from which other decisions are derived: to which user groups marketing programs and services will be directed; and which information needs will be served. Two cases are discussed and a bibliography is provided. (EJS)

  5. Procedures Manual for School Library Media Centers. Revised. (United States)

    Estes, Bettie

    Developed to provide suggestions for the efficient operation of a school library media center, this guide begins with the selection and acquisition of materials, including the formation of selection policy; the selection of instructional materials; criteria for evaluating picture books, fiction books, information books, films, filmstrips,…

  6. VIRTUAL REFERENCE SERVICE: an analysis of University Libraries of Natal

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    Sebastião Lopes Galvão Neto


    Full Text Available This work analyzes the Virtual Reference Service in major university libraries in Natal, RN.Conceptualizes the university library and describes the traditional reference service. Focuseson the emergence of the Virtual Reference Service (SRV that occurred with the advent ofnew information and communication technologies (ICTs to provide changes in services andproducts offered by libraries. Presents the main aim of Virtual Reference Service. Byelectronic mail allows interactivity and virtual dynamics. The methodology presents aqualitative approach, using as an instrument of data collection a questionnaire andobservation. Identifies and analyzes the SRV concluding that it is a reality in major universitylibraries of Natal.

  7. Libraries' Services at Distance: A Survey of Allama Iqbal Open University Tutors in Pakistan (United States)

    Arif, Muhammad; Mahmood, Khalid


    A survey was conducted to determine the satisfaction level of distance education tutors with the location and physical setup, collection, resources and services being offered at thirty-four regional campuses and centers' libraries network of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in Pakistan including Azad Jummu and Kashmir territory. A semi…

  8. Retrospective Conversion Cataloging of Audiovisual Materials at Penn State University's Education Library. (United States)

    Freeborn, Robert B.


    Describes the retrospective conversion of audiovisual materials at Penn State University's Education Library when it merged with the main collection. Topics include improved access; administrative support; support from the media center staff; collection organization; collection content; bibliographic access; goals; and staffing and communication…

  9. Automation of the University of the South Pacific Library and the Pacific Information Centre. A Report. (United States)

    Ferrer, Daniel

    The Pacific Information Center (PIC) was established in 1983 to identify, collect, and record information about materials from and relating to the South Pacific region. The project involves sharing access and information among countries in this region. PIC, which works in conjunction with the University of the South Pacific (USP) Library, receives…

  10. Building the interspace: Digital library infrastructure for a University Engineering Community

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    Schatz, B.


    A large-scale digital library is being constructed and evaluated at the University of Illinois, with the goal of bringing professional search and display to Internet information services. A testbed planned to grow to 10K documents and 100K users is being constructed in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, as a joint effort of the University Library and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), with evaluation and research by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Computer Science. The electronic collection will be articles from engineering and science journals and magazines, obtained directly from publishers in SGML format and displayed containing all text, figures, tables, and equations. The publisher partners include IEEE Computer Society, AIAA (Aerospace Engineering), American Physical Society, and Wiley & Sons. The software will be based upon NCSA Mosaic as a network engine connected to commercial SGML displayers and full-text searchers. The users will include faculty/students across the midwestern universities in the Big Ten, with evaluations via interviews, surveys, and transaction logs. Concurrently, research into scaling the testbed is being conducted. This includes efforts in computer science, information science, library science, and information systems. These efforts will evaluate different semantic retrieval technologies, including automatic thesaurus and subject classification graphs. New architectures will be designed and implemented for a next generation digital library infrastructure, the Interspace, which supports interaction with information spread across information spaces within the Net.

  11. University Library Virtual Reference Services: Best Practices and Continuous Improvement (United States)

    Shaw, Kate; Spink, Amanda


    The inclusion or not of chat services within Virtual Reference (VR) is an important topic for university libraries. Increasingly, email supported by a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) database is suggested in the scholarly literature as the preferred, cost-effective means for providing university VR services. This paper examines these issues and…

  12. The Future Role of Publishing Services in University Libraries (United States)

    Walters, Tyler


    This study explores possible futures for university-based library publishing services (LPS) and uses scenario planning as its research method. The study posits that the major force in developing LPS is the level of funding from the host university, with the most uncertain factor being whether faculty will adopt LPS. The study participants…

  13. Censorship and the School Library Media Center. Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides in School Librarianship. (United States)

    Kravitz, Nancy

    This book discusses censorship as it affects schools and school library media centers. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 describes who and why some people and organizations object so strongly to some school materials, as well as those organizations that support intellectual freedom. Chapter 3 provides a historical perspective on censorship…

  14. The University of Canterbury Library (Christchurch, New Zealand

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    Mojca Jevnikar-Zajc


    Full Text Available Successful performance of study and research programs of individual academic institutions depends on the quality of its support services, including library services. An example of such a service is the University of Canterbury Library in New Zealand,which fulfills its mission and set goals on the basis of international library standards.Adequately furnished areas, well organized work and professional staff enable the library to function successfully. Its work is mainly aimed at user education and information technology development. This is achieved by bringing information closer to the user by means of a well organized communication process, user education for active use of library services, by offering reference and information aid and by enabling different access to information resources and library services. The majority of library services can be processed by users themselves - eg. retrieval, ordering and browsing through materials, the use of electronic resources, information printing, learning how to use library services and resources. The library is an essential part of an information centre of a wider area of the Christchurch and Canterbury region and as such does not serve the students’ needs alone but follows globalisation trends in the field of acquisition, accessibility and information exchange.

  15. Evaluation Methodologies for Information Management Systems; Building Digital Tobacco Industry Document Libraries at the University of California, San Francisco Library/Center for Knowledge Management; Experiments with the IFLA Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR); Coming to Term: Designing the Texas Email Repository Model. (United States)

    Morse, Emile L.; Schmidt, Heidi; Butter, Karen; Rider, Cynthia; Hickey, Thomas B.; O'Neill, Edward T.; Toves, Jenny; Green, Marlan; Soy, Sue; Gunn, Stan; Galloway, Patricia


    Includes four articles that discuss evaluation methods for information management systems under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; building digital libraries at the University of California San Francisco's Tobacco Control Archives; IFLA's Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records; and designing the Texas email repository model…

  16. Libraries, information centers and communications in the information society

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    Dr. Jorge Cortés Montalvo


    Full Text Available The goal of this proposal is to channel technological convergence and to find imaginative outlets in order to provide access to information and knowledge to the growing sectors of society. The combination of libraries, information centers, and communication media as a dissemination tool could be the key element to reduce digital gaps and knowledge inequalities in countries with less affluent economies. Traditionally, libraries have been a place to serve community as sources of specialized information and they are also an essential element in academic development processes. Libraries serve communities based on the principle of equality; thus, people can have access to them regardless their age, ethnic background, religion, nationality, language, or social condition. Libraries should also offer specific services for those who for some reason can not make use of ordinary services or materials. It is reasonable to consider the role of the media as a guide to develop patterns of behavior and ways to understand social, cultural, economic, and politic reality. Educomunicación (educational program designed to provide knowledge and skills in communication as a broad discipline can then be of utmost importance to foster both the use of libraries and the development of informative skills

  17. New library building: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia. (United States)

    Rankin, J A; Bernard, G R


    The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) enrolled its charter class in 1982. The curriculum is problem-based and adaptable to the learning needs of each student. MUSM is housed in a new building designed to support this unique educational program. Its library is an example of a comparatively small, but fully functional, medical school library. The planning process, design, and layout of the new library facility are described. Among its unique features are an integrated print and non-print collection, current periodical display space, and extensive use of task lighting. PMID:6733330

  18. Data Sets, Ensemble Cloud Computing, and the University Library (Invited) (United States)

    Plale, B. A.


    The environmental researcher at the public university has new resources at their disposal to aid in research and publishing. Cloud computing provides compute cycles on demand for analysis and modeling scenarios. Cloud computing is attractive for e-Science because of the ease with which cores can be accessed on demand, and because the virtual machine implementation that underlies cloud computing reduces the cost of porting a numeric or analysis code to a new platform. At the university, many libraries at larger universities are developing the e-Science skills to serve as repositories of record for publishable data sets. But these are confusing times for the publication of data sets from environmental research. The large publishers of scientific literature are advocating a process whereby data sets are tightly tied to a publication. In other words, a paper published in the scientific literature that gives results based on data, must have an associated data set accessible that backs up the results. This approach supports reproducibility of results in that publishers maintain a repository for the papers they publish, and the data sets that the papers used. Does such a solution that maps one data set (or subset) to one paper fit the needs of the environmental researcher who among other things uses complex models, mines longitudinal data bases, and generates observational results? The second school of thought has emerged out of NSF, NOAA, and NASA funded efforts over time: data sets exist coherent at a location, such as occurs at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). But when a collection is coherent, reproducibility of individual results is more challenging. We argue for a third complementary option: the university repository as a location for data sets produced as a result of university-based research. This location for a repository relies on the expertise developing in the university libraries across the country, and leverages tools, such as are being developed

  19. Information on Financing the Construction ofWarsaw University Library

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    Robert Rzesos


    Full Text Available The University of Warsaw has made efforts to construct a new library building since 1920. It was then that the Director of Warsaw University Library submitted a request to the Senate for constructing a new structure needed for constantly increasing collections. The contemporary library building, which had existed hitherto, functioned in one of the biggest European universities. It was too small to house the whole collection as early as 1920 and yet the quantity of the collection has been rising all the time for the nearly 80 years. To be able to house the collection, auxiliary buildings, halls and basements were being destined. Some often priceless rarities and prints were kept in very bad conditions and could not be made available through lack of display possibilities. Access to the plenty of items was very difficult.

  20. The organizational climate in university libraries: a study of sectoral libraries of the Federal University of Pernambuco

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    Andréa Maria da Silva


    Full Text Available Objective. This study investigates the perceptions of organizational climate of the employees working in the sector libraries at the Federal University of Pernambuco, in relation to leadership, communication, motivation and teamwork. Method. To achieve the proposed objective a survey was conducted with a questionnaire being answered by forty employees, viewing information on the organizational climate experienced in the sector libraries. Results. The main results of the survey indicated a predominantly satisfactory organizational climate in the analyzed libraries, considering that the organizational atmosphere proved to be sound, mingled with leaders and their teams, open to dialogue with professionals conducive to exercise a job competently. Conclusions. It is understood that the study of organizational climate in academic libraries is of paramount importência in order libraries are living, social and active organizations composed of human, technological, material, financial, which together need to perform with excellence the organizational climate

  1. A Library Response to the Massification of Higher Education: The Case of the University of Zambia Library (United States)

    Kanyengo, Christine Wamunyima


    This paper looks at the challenges that libraries in Africa face in responding to massification of higher education by discussing the University of Zambia library's response in library and information resources provision. As a result of massification of higher education, libraries have been forced not only to employ new and different strategies to…

  2. Facility Focus: Libraries. (United States)

    College Planning & Management, 2003


    Describes the designs of the Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE), and the Meyer Library and Information Technology Center at Southwest Missouri State University. Includes photographs. (EV)

  3. The organizational climate in university libraries: a study of sectoral libraries of the Federal University of Pernambuco


    Andréa Maria da Silva; Alexander Willian Azevedo; Fabio Assis Pinho


    Objective. This study investigates the perceptions of organizational climate of the employees working in the sector libraries at the Federal University of Pernambuco, in relation to leadership, communication, motivation and teamwork. Method. To achieve the proposed objective a survey was conducted with a questionnaire being answered by forty employees, viewing information on the organizational climate experienced in the sector libraries. Results. The main results of the survey indicated a pre...

  4. University of Vermont Center for Biomedical Imaging

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    Bernstein, Dr. Ira [University of Vermont and State Agricultural College


    This grant was awarded in support of Phase 2 of the University of Vermont Center for Biomedical Imaging. Phase 2 outlined several specific aims including: The development of expertise in MRI and fMRI imaging and their applications The acquisition of peer reviewed extramural funding in support of the Center The development of a Core Imaging Advisory Board, fee structure and protocol review and approval process.

  5. User Satisfaction Surveys in Two Italian University Libraries: Model, Results and Good Practices


    Moroni, I


    We introduce a user satisfaction survey carried out in the Milano-Bicocca University Library and in the Siena University Library in 2012, which is significant with regard to several aspects: we applied a conceptual model transferable to different library contexts (public, academic, and school libraries); we used quantitative and qualitative research methods; we tested a survey tool useful for any academic library; we compared the survey findings of the two university libraries, doing an exter...

  6. Microbiological Quality of Indoor Air in University Libraries

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    Samuel Fekadu Hayleeyesus; Abayneh Melaku Manaye


    Objective: To evaluate the concentration of bacteria and fungi in the indoor environment of Jimma University libraries, so as to estimate the health hazard and to create standards for indoor air quality control.Methods:determined. The settle plate method using open Petri-dishes containing different culture media was employed to collect sample twice daily. Isolates were identified according to standard methods.Results:The concentrations of bacteria and fungi aerosols in the indoor environment of the The microbial quality of indoor air of eight libraries of Jimma University was university libraries ranged between 367-2595 CFU/m3. According to the sanitary standards classification of European Commission, almost all the libraries indoor air of Jimma University was heavily contaminated with bacteria and fungi. In spite of their major source difference, the average fungi density found in the indoor air of libraries did appear to follow the same trend with bacterial density (P=0.001). The bacteria isolates included Micrococcus sp., Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Bacillus sp. and Neisseria sp. while Cladosporium sp., Alternaria sp.,Penicillium sp. and Aspergillus sp. were the most isolated fungi. Conclusions: The indoor air of all libraries were in the range above highly contaminated according to European Commission classification and the most isolates are considered as potential candidates involved in the establishment of sick building syndromes and often associated with clinical manifestations like allergy, rhinitis, asthma and conjunctivitis. Thus, attention must be given to control those environmental factors which favor the growth and multiplication of microbes in indoor environment of libraries to safeguard the health of users and workers.


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    Marija Prokopčik


    Full Text Available ABSTRACTPurpose: The main objective of this article is to ascertain some most significant fields of the academic library activities, which have (or could have an impact on strengthening the library’s role as a partner in academic community, as well as to perform assessment of Vilnius University Library (thereinafter VUL capacities in order to see what kind of current or future activities performed by the library may contribute to the building-up of such role in Vilnius University (thereinafter VU community.Methodology/approach: Analysis of LIS professional literature of the latter five years reveals the key trends in development of academic libraries, their innovative change and challenges – partnerships of open access, managing of research data; research support; research assessment, Library scientific research, as well as allows to perform situation analysis of one particular library in order to see if and at what scale these identified trends can be traced in VUL.Results: It was established that VUL contributes to the idea and practical implementation of open access, collaborates with VU and Lithuania’s academic community in the projects of research data management, takes an active part in carrying out bibliometric research, helps to form a range of research support services, promotes the Library’s scholarly research and contributes to formation of the institution’s research potential.Research limitation: This article focuses on analysis of one academic library (VUL and its activities. Such issues like studies support, library as a space for communication, professional assistance in research events organization, improvement of information and media literacy were deliberately not covered.Originality/practical implications: Identification of common trends and measures of their practical implementation in one particular institution may be useful for other libraries planning the strategy of change and (or implementing selected solutions.

  8. Increasing Counseling Center Utilization: Yeshiva University's Experience (United States)

    Schwartz, Victor; Nissel, Chaim; Eisenberg, Daniel; Kay, Jerald; Brown, Joshua T.


    Yeshiva University established a counseling center during the 2004-2005 academic year. As a religiously based institution, the administration recognized that there would likely be significant impediments to utilization of on-campus mental health services as a result of negative attitudes about mental illness and its treatment--stigma. To combat…

  9. Use of Government Documents at the University of Ilorin Library

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    Joseph O. Aina


    Full Text Available The article reports a study of the use of government publications in the University of Ilorin Library. The paper investigates the use of official publications around two questions: What categories of the collections are most heavily used and by which categories of users with the specific aim of emphasizing faculties in the University. The study reveals that statistical publications are the most frequently consulted materials and are mostly consulted by readers from the faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

  10. The Simon Fraser University Library Institutional Repository: Entering the Mainstream


    Jordan, Mark


    This webcast discusses Institutional Repositories (IRs) in the context of the recent surge in open access to scholarly material, and presents some of the issues early implementers have encountered, with particular emphasis on the Simon Fraser University Library Institutional Repository. Institutional Repositories are the current best practice for bringing together the intellectual output of an university in one place. Complimenting this centralized approach is IR’s capacity to be part of a la...

  11. Technical Grey Literature at the Delft University of Technology Library


    Gramsbergen, E.F.; GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service


    The Delft University of Technology Library (DUTL) plays an important role in the dissemination of GL among industry and research agencies in the Netherlands. Reports are obtained from approx. 150 organizations. Quality criteria have been developed for the further selection of this material. Growing market-awareness recently motivated a survey among major external (outside the Delft University of Technology) clients, regarding their information needs. The clear demand for report literature, wh...

  12. Library Cooperation at the NOVA University--the Nordic University in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. (United States)

    Myllys, Heli

    The Nordic University in Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine--the NOVA University-was established in 1995 to increase the cooperation between the Nordic agricultural universities. The NOVA libraries of the seven institutions and facilities involved wanted to show that they are a very useful partner in launching new ideas. They have the…

  13. Implementation of RFID Technology in University of Pune Library (United States)

    Bansode, Sadanand Y.; Desale, Sanjay K.


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system in Pune University Library. Design/methodology/approach: The paper provides a brief overview of background of the project, barriers faced and changes that have been experienced after the implementation of the technology. Findings:…

  14. Management-related information on Spanish university library web pages


    Pacios Lozano, Ana Reyes


    A typological analysis of the management-related documents that Spanish university libraries show on their Web sites is provided. The paper discusses about the structure and contents of the Web pages; provides some analysis on the location of the documents in the pages; and presents a view of document changes after 1 year, taking into account their presence and currency.

  15. Developing a Science Cafe Program for Your University Library (United States)

    Scaramozzino, Jeanine Marie; Trujillo, Catherine


    The Science Cafe is a national movement that attempts to foster community dialog and inquiry on scientific topics in informal venues such as coffee houses, bookstores, restaurants and bars. The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library staff have taken the Science Cafe model out of bars and cafes and into…

  16. Rite of Passage: A Visit to a University Library. (United States)

    Tabar, Margaret


    Describes a research project in the social studies curriculum at St. Paul Academy and Summit School (Minnesota) during which students visit a university library. Objectives for student research are: to select a topic, design a thesis statement, locate pertinent primary and secondary resources, and write a well-documented, analytical research…

  17. Does Gender Matter? University Library Access and Career Preparedness (United States)

    Smith, Daniella


    The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine how the gender of distance learning students related to variables such as the perception of the availability of library resources, technology available at home and work, technology provided by a university for distance learning, and career preparedness. A total of 166 master's students in the…

  18. Capturing Qualitative Data: Northwestern University Special Libraries' Acknowledgments Database (United States)

    Stigberg, Sara; Guittar, Michelle; Morse, Geoffrey


    Assessment and supporting data have become of increasing interest in librarianship. In this paper, we describe the development and implementation of the Northwestern University Library Acknowledgments Database tool, which gathers and documents qualitative data, as well as its component reporting function. This collaborative project and resulting…

  19. University of Waterloo Library Report on the Circulation System. (United States)

    Waterloo Univ. (Ontario). Dana Porter Arts Library.

    The circulation system of the University of Waterloo (Ontario) Library is analyzed. The analysis includes the environment in which the circulation system must function, general objectives and functional requirements of the system, and a description and evaluation of the existing system. Both the automated and manual elements of the circulation…

  20. Why Should I Use University Library Website Resources? Discipline Differences (United States)

    Kim, Yong-Mi


    Users across academic disciplines utilize different information sources based on the resource's usefulness and relevance. This study's findings show that users from arts and sciences disciplines are much more likely to utilize university library website resources and printed materials than business users who heavily rely on commercial websites.…

  1. The university library in social networks: planning a quality presence

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    Estela Carmen Andrade Andrade


    Full Text Available Talks about the feasibility of participation of university libraries in social networking. We present the benefits and opportunities of Web 2.0 and online communities. Poses a set of guidelines aimed at developing a work plan that enables the implementation of site information in a social network. It highlights the capabilities of librarians to optimize this type of service.

  2. Organizational Commitment in Estonian University Libraries: A Review and Survey (United States)

    Kont, Kate-Riin; Jantson, Signe


    The data used in this article is based on the reviewing of relevant literature to provide an overview of the concepts of organizational commitment, job security, and interpersonal relations, as well as on the results of the original online survey, conducted by the article's authors, held in 2012 in Estonian university libraries governed by public…

  3. Technology Provides Innovative Reference Services at University of Michigan Libraries. (United States)

    Dent, Valeda Frances


    Describes the Interactive Reference Assistance project developed at the University of Michigan to provide remote reference service for students in campus residence halls through the use of specialized software, desktop computers, and desktop cameras that allowed video and audio links directly to library reference staff. (LRW)

  4. Motivation and Productivity in Academic Libraries: A Case Study of Balme Library, University of Ghana. (United States)

    Alemna, Anaba


    Reports results of a survey of junior staff (i.e., clerical and service personnel) at the University of Ghana library that collected data on background, experience, salaries, recreational facilities, job satisfaction, attitudes of colleagues and supervisors, committees, staff meetings, discipline, appraisal methods, and communication. Suggestions…

  5. Online Library Accessibility Support: A Case Study within the Open University Library (United States)

    Mears, Wendy; Clough, Helen


    The Open University (OU) is the UK's largest distance education provider and has a large and growing disabled student population. Disabled user support presents particular challenges for an online library service in the distance learning environment. The OU introduced guidelines for working with non-OU--authored content (external content) in 2011…

  6. Perceptions of Library Staff Regarding Challenges of Developing Digital Libraries: The Case of an Iranian University (United States)

    Mohsenzadeh, Faranak; Isfandyari-Moghaddam, Alireza


    Purpose: The present research aims to identify the difficulties and obstacles for developing digital libraries in the seven regional branches of Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran, and to study the status of librarians' skills and education programmes at these institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The 40 individuals working in the regional…

  7. Campus Solution: the Case of the Debrecen University Libraries

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    Márta Virágos


    Full Text Available After Word War II, universities in Hungary were split, and their respective faculties became independent institutions. In the 1980s, even before integration became a government priority, negotiations began regarding the reunification of the segregated institutions of higher education in Debrecen. The Debrecen Universities Association (DUA was founded officially in 1991. On January 2000, the most respectable and complex educational organization in Debrecen came into existence. Fifteen faculties covering a wide range of disciplines and a 35,000-member student body make the University of Debrecen one of the largest universities in Hungary. Since that time, the University and National Library, with an integrated management and organization, has been a central unit of the University.

  8. Technology at Washington University School of Medicine Library: BACS, PHILSOM, and OCTANET.


    Crawford, S; Johnson, M.F.; Kelly, E A


    A brief overview of the Bibliographic Access and Control System developed by the Washington University School of Medicine Library is presented. Because the system has been described in two previous reports, this paper focuses on its relationship to other automated programs (i.e., PHILSOM and OCTANET), education of users, evaluation of the system, and outreach to the medical center. In operation for more than two years, BACS represents the computerization of much of the managerial and operatio...

  9. Development of the university of Massachusetts Medical School Library. (United States)

    Brown, C R


    The creation of a library for the new Medical School of the University of Massachusetts presents an interesting opportunity to see how the principles of administrative technique, which have been found so effective in other areas of business and management, can be applied to the library profession. The solution of the logistical problem of having a base in Amherst and a field in Worcester lends itself to the prescribed pattern of progression from consultation to decision, decision to policy, and policy to action. The same pattern also emerges in the relationship of the librarian to the architect. PMID:5778725

  10. Open and Accessible: The Relationship between Closures and Circulation in School Library Media Centers (United States)

    Dickinson, Gail; Gavigan, Karen; Pribesh, Shana


    A hallmark of school library media best practice is for the library media center to be open and accessible to patron use before, during, and after the school day and throughout the entire school year. Anecdotal evidence and informal discussion among school library media specialists indicate that library media facilities are sometimes used for…

  11. Malay and Malaysia Hits on the Australian Universities E-Library: A Recommendation to Australian National University (ANU

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    Ahmad Rizal Mohd Yusof


    Full Text Available Problem statement: The importance of knowledge sharing and information retrieval has stimulated each university in Australia to develop e-library. This would assist students, researchers, scholars and intellectuals to access materials for purpose of their assignments, study and research. In order to assist ANU to increase their collection in Malaysian Studies, this study intends to examine important factors needed for ANU to revamp their strategies for establishing a Global Malaysian Studies Network (GMSN. Approach: This study uses 12 search engines on e-library from 12 universities in Australia to get hits results on Malay and Malaysia collection. Results: The highest results of the hits have shown factors that need to be discussed as recommendations to ANU to adopt an alternative strategy to proliferate their collection in Malaysian Studies. Conclusion: ANU needs further efforts to strengthen its capability in becoming a one stop center in Malaysian Studies.

  12. "The Brain" - The Philological Library, Free University of Berlin

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    Klaus U. Werner


    Full Text Available In 1997 Lord Norman Foster was commissioned to design a new library building to house the 10 previously separate departmental librariesof the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities. The new library had to be integrated into the existing Free University building of 1971, which would simultaneously undergo a comprehensive refurbishment. The 'Rostlaube' ('rusty shack' is a typical example of late sixties architecture. It was designed by Candilis, JosicandWoods in a modular griddling system influenced by Le Corbusier. The entire structure now has to be stripped of asbestos, the worn-out façade needs a facelift and the technical infrastructure must be updated to meet present standards. As far as the reconstruction is concerned, Foster has opted to preserve the original state where possible and keep alterations to a minimum. The library is a completely new component, though, for which parts of the existing building had to be removed. The erection of a new library building was necessitated by the intention of bringing together within the 'Rostlaube' 10 separate departments, currently spread all over campus, together with their staff and administrative offices as well as lecture-rooms. At the same time, the departmental libraries are to be integrated into one, which is a completely new departure for the Free University. The collections of the Philological Library cover classical and modern languages and literatures as well as comparative literature and linguistics. The new building will have a capacity of 800,000 volumes on open shelves and desk space for 650 readers. A state-of-the-art energy-saving heating system is included in the overall budget of 18 million Euros, while the cost of shelves and computer equipment is excluded.

  13. Quality assurance practices in university libraries in South Africa

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    Luyanda Dube


    Full Text Available Key to the transformation of the South African higher education landscape has been the introduction and enhancement of quality assurance practices. The implementation of quality assurance mechanisms in the sector has also affected academic libraries, as they are not static, free-standing entities but are part of universities and their academic culture. Evidently, quality assurance is no longer an option, but a critical reality as libraries in general are under immense pressure to prove their worth in competition with other information enterprises, and are also facing budget cuts (Kinnell, Usherwood, & Jones 1999; Tam 2000. Academic libraries, in particular, are facing the extra challenge of striving to align quality initiatives and practices not only with the overall mission and goals of the university, but also with the “fitness for purpose” quality principle by which universities are judged by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC. The study utilised questionnaires and document analysis to collect data and targeted officers in academic libraries who deal with quality assurance matters or issues as well as policy or other related documents. The results showed that quality assurance practices in academic libraries vary. They range from active and integrative processes for maintaining and improving quality to those that are feeble and not well developed. However, there is general commitment towards instilling a quality culture, encouraging a best practice, participative approach, continuous improvement and satisfying the needs of the customer. As one of its recommendations, the study highlights the need to enhance the depth and breadth of quality assurance initiatives and to create more avenues for sharing best practices.

  14. Development of Higher Education in Albania: The Case of the Public University Libraries in Efforts to Build Digital and Electronic Services for the Academic Community

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    Erena Haska


    Full Text Available Between the obligation of carrying out their mission to ensure the quality development of higher education and the right to function as important centers where knowledge is taken, developed and transmitted, this paper will examine the technological developments of university libraries as an important part of higher education. Digital and electronic experiences applied in Albanian universities libraries will be brought to the attention of the public. This paper is based on the questionnaire survey conducted at public university libraries in Albania. Opinions of librarians regarding ICT application were elicited using a structured questionnaire, followed up with interviews. In the case of non-response by libraries is consulted their official web sites to have a more complete information. In addition, secondary sources were consulted as domestic and foreign literature in this field. Results show that: 1 the level of application information technology in public university libraries in Albania is acceptable. The most important and serious problem is the lack of the unique University Library ICT Policy; 2 serious handicap is the lack of educated librarians in using information technology; 3 the proportion of university library activity goes more digital, so the digital collection becomes reality in the public university libraries. This paper brings conclusions that contribute to: a national information communication technology policy for university libraries and b the creation of an integrated system for management and transmission of knowledge at the national level for all Albanian university libraries.

  15. Historical Air Photo Digitization Project University of Waterloo Map Library

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    Eva Dodsworth


    Full Text Available The University Map Library (UML at the University of Waterloo developed an onlinecollection of digitized and georeferenced aerial photography of the Kitchener-Waterlooarea from the 1930s and 1940s. Using GIS technology, the air photos were digitizedwith geographical coordinate tags for use in GIS software programs including onlinemapping applications such as Google Earth (GE. By creating and offeringdownloadable georeferenced images compatible with popular mapping tools, the airphotos have gained significant popularity and utilization by not only regular library usersbut by community groups, organizations and corporations who have never used libraryresources before. The integration of modern technology with traditional paper mappinghas proven to be both a method of preservation and a means of increasing and varyingutilization of the collection.

  16. Challenger Center's Window on the Universe Program (United States)

    Bobrowsky, M.; Goldstein, J.; Livengood, T.; Offringa, K.; Richards, S.; Riddle, B.


    Each year, Challenger Center's Window on the Universe launches thousands of everyday people---teachers and students, parents---on a fantastic journey through our universe. Recently, for example, we visited Nogales, Arizona, where we trained 350 teachers, talked to 6000 students in classrooms, and 1500 more students and their families as part of ``Family Science Night'' presentations. Window aims to increase community involvement in science education within underserved communities throughout the United States. Challenger Center's national team works with a local team in the participating community to provide training for teachers, classroom talks, and Family Science Night presentations for the community. The national team includes at least one astronomer and one educator from Challenger Center, as well as at least two Visiting Researchers (VRs) from other institutions. (However, in Washington, D.C., there were 40 VRs from 12 different institutions who, along with the national team, visited every 6th grade classroom in the city! Window materials have become an essential part of the 6th grade curriculum in Washington, D.C.) VRs are scientists or engineers in the fields of astronomy, space science, or human space flight who are gifted at communicating their passion about research to audiences of all ages. Their research is related to the topics covered in the Window educational modules, which provide the core content for Window on the Universe programming. VRs travel to Window communities during one of the Window weeks, where they visit classrooms and sometimes conduct Family Science Night presentations. Researchers from any institution are invited to participate as VRs in Window programs and showcase their research and their institution. If you or someone from your institution is interested in participating, please visit and click on ``Find Out More.'' Window on the Universe is funded by grants from NASA's Human Exploration and Development

  17. The Relationship between University Libraries' Collection for Sports and Their Students' Sports Performances (United States)

    Nagami, Soichiro; Tsuji, Keita


    To demonstrate the effectiveness of university libraries, we investigated the relationship between university students' sports performances and their libraries collections of sports. By examining approximately 20 university libraries' collections and their sports ranks, as indicated by Waseda Sports 2008, we demonstrated their positive…

  18. Challenges and Opportunities of Knowledge Management in University Library: A Case Study of Dhaka University Library in Bangladesh

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    Mostofa, Sk. Mamun


    Full Text Available Knowledge Management (KM has become a fundamental process for all types of institutions in society. Academic libraries are also an integral part of the knowledge system, these institutions being one of the forms that contribute to knowledge development. This study aims to find out the challenges and opportunities associated with KM practices in Dhaka University Library (DUL. The specific objectives were to ascertain the understanding of KM concepts among library professionals of DUL, to explore an overview of KM and its role, and to identify the rationale behind not practicing KM properly at DUL. Appropriate methods were employed. The findings indicate that limited expertise and lack of clear guidelines are the major challenges for the implementation of KM in DUL.


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    The East Asia Library(EAZ), following the leadership of the University of Washington(UW) Libraries and the trends of the library world, has made great progress in library automation. Yet the presence of non-roman scripts, or CJK characters, in the library's electronic resources in an environment dominated by phonetic languages makes automation of East Asian Libraries more challenging than libraries which use only roman scripts. This paper first provides a general overview of current information technology. It then offers a brief introduction to the UW Library automation and how the East Asia Library handles automation Finally, it presents the experience of the information technology in Chinese studies at EAL.

  20. The Role and Responsibility of the University Library in Publishing in a University

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    Bas Savenije


    Full Text Available As a consequence of developments in information technology, the traditional information chain is subject to change: the separate functions in this chain become more and more integrated and the roles played by the traditional parties are most uncertain. Several new models in scholarly publishing and communication are emerging, in which the scientific community and the scientists themselves play a central role. It is more than natural for universities to support these developments in order to realise new models of scientific communication that are more in tune with the needs of the academic community than the traditional model, which has led to a serious serials crisis. An important step in this direction is that each university encourages scientists to make more use of ICT in their research publications. However, it is also necessary to give serious attention to organisational matters: in this respect every university should take responsibility for collecting, archiving and disclosing the scientific output of its own scientists. The provision of scientific information is the traditional core business of university libraries and it is a natural extension of this role for university libraries to support this development and to organise the processes needed. The paper describes the role that universities and their libraries have to play. It also gives some examples of library initiatives in this field, including an evaluation of their impact on the innovation of scientific communication.

  1. 13 CFR 306.7 - Performance evaluations of University Centers. (United States)


    ... one (1) other University Center in the performance evaluation on a cost-reimbursement basis. ... University Centers. 306.7 Section 306.7 Business Credit and Assistance ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TRAINING, RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE INVESTMENTS University Center...

  2. Electricity Provision In Nigerian University Libraries The Solar Energy Solution

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    Joseph Chukwusa


    Full Text Available Abstract The library is widely accepted as the heartbeat of the educational enterprise. Improving the quality of library services in higher education systems via solar energy back-up becomes necessary as a result of the inadequacy of power generation and distribution in Nigeria. The Nigerias power generation capacity is 6090MW Estimated demand is 10000MW yet actual supply fluctuates well below that figure and averages less than 50 percent of its capacity annually. According to Energy Information Administration EIA Nigeria has one of the lowest rates of net electricity generation per capita in the world. The Countrys generation is often hampered by gas supply challenges caused by pipeline vandalism along its Escravos-Lagos pipeline network among other issues. Policy framework exists to increase generation to over 20000MW by 2020. Obviously there is much work to be done. Should the universities wait How long Solar energy is the solution to the problem.

  3. 78 FR 23877 - Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism and A National Broadband Plan for Our... (United States)


    ... hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, Washington... in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR 24121 (1998). Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 54 Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism and A National...

  4. A Student-Focused Usability Study of the Western Michigan University Libraries Home Page (United States)

    Whang, Michael; Ring, Donna M.


    Three sources indicated the need for designing a usability study of the Western Michigan University Libraries' Web site: the results of the 2004 LibQUAL+ survey; the completion of the library's new strategic planning document; and suggestions by library customers and library staff. LibQUAL+ findings and customer comments suggested customers…

  5. "The Open Library at AU" (Athabasca University): Supporting Open Access and Open Educational Resources (United States)

    Elliott, Colin; Fabbro, Elaine


    To address challenges that learners, course creators, librarians and academics involved with OER and MOOCs are facing when looking for scholarly materials, Athabasca University Library has initiated the development of "the Open Library at AU." This open library is a full library website that provides easy access to open and free…

  6. Visions Of The Universe - An IYA Exhibit For Libraries, Schools, And The Public (United States)

    Summers, Frank; Smith, D.; Eisenhamer, B.


    In celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, we have created an astronomy exhibit that portrays highlights of the four centuries of discovery since the invention of the telescope. With bold graphical design and stunning imagery, carefully selected scientific stories illustrate the progression of changes in not only our observations of the heavens, but also our understanding of the cosmos. Twelve panels, each 3 feet by 6 feet in size, provide examples from the solar system, to stars, to nebulae, to galaxies, and across the universe. The discoveries within each panel showcase the dramatic advances in astronomy made through observation, insight, and technological advances across history from Galileo and Huygens, to Herchel and Draper, to the Viking Mission and the Hubble Space Telescope. This exhibit will tour 40 libraries across the United States during 2009-2010, with each library sponsoring a series of family and school events as well as involving local astronomers in connecting the public with astronomy. In addition, the digital files of the exhibit panels will be made available for libraries, schools, museums, astronomy departments, and others to download and produce their own copies of the exhibit. In this manner, we hope to bring the wonders of discovering the universe to the largest audience possible during this anniversary celebration. This exhibit is a collaboration of the Space Telescope Science Institute, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the American Library Association through funding from NASA.

  7. Banned prints in the National and University Library

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    Rozina Švent


    Full Text Available The article deals with the formation and operation of the D-collection (a special collection of banned prints in the National and University Library (NUL. The functioning of the collection was constantly faced with different complications caused either by legislation or by librarians themselves, due to a too strict adherence to some unwritten rules ("better one more then one less". In the 50-years period, a unique collection of at that tirne banned prints was formed,complemented by over 17000 articles indexed from different periodicals.

  8. The University of Mississippi Geoinformatics Center (UMGC) (United States)

    Easson, Gregory L.


    The overarching goal of the University of Mississippi Geoinformatics Center (UMGC) is to promote application of geospatial information technologies through technology education, research support, and infrastructure development. During the initial two- year phase of operation the UMGC has successfully met those goals and is uniquely positioned to continue operation and further expand the UMGC into additional academic programs. At the end of the first funding cycle, the goals of the UMGC have been and are being met through research and educational activities in the original four participating programs; Biology, Computer and Information Science, Geology and Geological Engineering, and Sociology and Anthropology, with the School of Business joining the UMGC in early 2001. Each of these departments is supporting graduate students conducting research, has created combination teaching and research laboratories, and supported faculty during the summer months.

  9. An Examination of Library Anxiety at Cape Breton University

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    Lenard J. Lawless


    Full Text Available Objective – Library anxiety as a phenomenon has been discussed for decades. While it is generally recognized, seeing its effects within a specific institution can often be difficult. This study examined the presence and degree of library anxiety among students at Cape Breton University in Canada. Methods – A modified version of the Library Anxiety Scale (LAS was provided to the students via an online survey. Invitations to take the survey were sent to students by email and via the Student Union’s social networking site.Results – The average score on the LAS showed only mild anxiety levels among all the respondents. When categorizing the results by either program of study or program year, the results vary from no to mild anxiety. Little variation was seen between the sexes, with both males and females scoring close to the overall average of mild anxiety.Conclusions – With no segments of the student body scoring in the moderate to severe levels, the overall LAS scores for Cape Breton University’s students appear to be in a range that could be considered “normal.”

  10. Use of Library by the Students of Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rawalpindi


    Bukhari, Muhammad Tayyab Alam; Bukhari, Muhammad Maqsood Alam; Ranjha, Najma; Ahmad, Khurshid; Naz, Fouzia


    This study investigated the use of library by the students of Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rawalpindi. The importance of library as an institution has been realized. The Objectives of this study were (a) to investigate the present use of library by the students of Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (b) to analyze the organizational set up of library for the purpose of effective learning (c) to identify t...

  11. La biblioteca universitaria: reflexiones desde una perspectiva actual The university library: refelections from a current perspective

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    Yudit Pérez Rodríguez


    Full Text Available La biblioteca universitaria se ha convertido en un espacio transformador. Mantener el papel social al que están llamadas ha supuesto y supone nuevos retos. Se intenta, desde un enfoque documental y sobre la base de ciertas herramientas métricas, esbozar, a grosso modo, cómo se observan las bibliotecas universitarias desde el paradigma del conocimiento y su gestión en el presente siglo. Se describen algunos de sus componentes esenciales. Se reflexiona en torno al reto que supone para las bibliotecas universitarias convertirse en centros de recursos para el aprendizaje y la investigación. Finalmente, se analizó el comportamiento temático de la investigación sobre el tema en el período 2002-2007 a partir de una exploración realizada en el Web of Science. Existe coherencia en este campo de estudio y múltiples aspectos hacia los cuales orientar la investigación en el área de las bibliotecas académicas y universitariasThe university library has become a transforming space. Maintaining the social role to which they are called has supposed and presupposes new challenges. This paper tries from a documentary approach and on the basis of metric tools to outline in a general way how the university libraries are oserved from the paradigm of knowledge and their management in this century. Some of their essential components are described. The authors reflect on the challenge the university libraries have to face on becoming centers of resources for learning and research. Finally, it is analyzed the thematic behaviour of the research on the topic from 2002 to 2007 based on an exploration carried out in the Web of Science. There is coherence in this field of study and there are many aspects on which the research in the area of academic and university libraries should be focussed

  12. Faculty Status for Library Professionals: Its Effect on Job Turnover and Job Satisfaction among University Research Library Directors. (United States)

    Koenig, Michael; And Others


    Investigates the relationships between job turnover, job satisfaction, and faculty status of ARL (Association of Research Libraries) university library directors. Finds a positive relationship between job satisfaction and faculty status; and job satisfaction and staff release time to pursue scholarly endeavors; and a negative relationship between…


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    Silvia GHINCULOV


    Full Text Available This paper reviews the importance and the role of a well-equipped library in the university and academic environment. In order to explore the data and to have an academic research we need to understand the role of the library for a university that why the scientific development concept of ASEM library is based on the idea that the library should become a real support for the teaching, research and continuing education system. Editorial and publishing activity of the Scientific Library ASEM focuses on continuous updating of information on the library's website, publications publishing process integration ASEM their digital collection, editing materials for organizing cultural and scientific activities.

  14. How can university and national libraries achieve deeper collaboration?

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    Brian K. Follett


    Full Text Available Governments are placing great store in "the knowledge economy" as a key engine for economic and social development in a post-manufacturing world. One result is an acceptance for much increased expenditure on research and advanced teaching and there is much debate, at least in the UK, about how these matters should be organised. Since much of the research (excluding defence and virtually all the graduate teaching will be undertaken in the universities it follows that one key question in the UK is just what proportion and number of the 100 UK universities should be truly "research-intensive"? The trend, although it can be exaggerated, is towards greater concentration and last year I estimated (Follett, 2002 that the faculty in about 12 of the universities will spend on average 50% of their working year on research and graduate teaching, and 50% on undergraduate teaching. In another 30 universities faculty will spend about 25% of their annual working year on research and 75% on undergraduate teaching. In the remaining 60 universities the time available for research will be much smaller. A second key question relates to the "research infrastructure" needed to support the researchers. It is my contention that access to world-class "research information resources" - at a reasonable cost - is a pre-requisite for any nation's research base. In parallel, of course, the actual means of providing those "research information resources" is changing rapidly and the existing provision through "local" research libraries in individual universities or research institutes, often set alongside other services from the "national" library, is under both financial and technological strain: · Electronic provision of delivering research information "direct to the desk-top" has inverted the means of delivery. This has been developed most strongly in the natural sciences but is likely to develop in all areas of research. · The generation of primary research data on a

  15. Strategic Alignment at the University of Manchester Library: Ambitions, Transitions, and New Values (United States)

    Jeal, Yvette


    The University of Manchester Library (UML) is embarking on an ambitious new strategy that aims to align the library more closely to the work of the University--to contribute to the University's strategic success. This article describes elements of the strategy development and content, focusing on methods used; how the service has worked…

  16. Student Engagement and Library Use: An Examination of Attitudes Towards Use of Libraries and Information Amongst Undergraduate Students at a Turkish University Library


    Cribb, Gulcin; Holt, İlkay


    The competitive environment in which university libraries operate and provide their services and resources is one of the biggest challenges to engage today’s undergraduate students. There is a limited amount of high quality attention and time students have, to be able to be engaged with what the library offers them. Planning and designing library awareness and information literacy programs, particularly for new students, has presented itself as an on-going challenge for librarians worldwide i...

  17. Re-engineering the management of human resources in university libraries


    Francis, A. T.; Humayoon Kabir, S.


    Information and Communication Technology application in university libraries poses several issues to be addressed, including those related to the management of human resources. As part of a study on the technology management of university libraries in Kerala, the aspect of human resources was also evaluated. A radical re-design in the prevailing system of management is advocated by the study. As a key component in the proper application of modern technologies in university libraries, human re...

  18. Historypin for Library Image Collections: New Modes of Access for Unique Materials at the University of Saskatchewan Library

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    Craig Harkema


    Full Text Available A combination of user needs and an evolving information landscape make it imperative for libraries to plan for and initiate digital projects with interface in mind. To meet the needs of a wide range of digital library users, supplementary interfaces should be considered from the beginning of a project rather than simply adding an out-of-the-box interface with basic search functionality. This paper discusses the theoretical and practical considerations of selecting or implementing interfaces for the exploration of library content. It uses the University Library, University of Saskatchewan as a case study, drawing on, in particular, the use of Historypin as a way to geolocate and interact with the Library's Postcard Collection.

  19. Development of Higher Education in Albania: The Case of the Public University Libraries in Efforts to Build Digital and Electronic Services for the Academic Community


    Erena Haska


    Between the obligation of carrying out their mission to ensure the quality development of higher education and the right to function as important centers where knowledge is taken, developed and transmitted, this paper will examine the technological developments of university libraries as an important part of higher education. Digital and electronic experiences applied in Albanian universities libraries will be brought to the attention of the public. This paper is based on the questionnaire su...

  20. University-Based Research Centers: Characteristics, Organization, and Administrative Implications (United States)

    Sa, Creso M.


    This paper examines the characteristics and organizational issues associated with university-based research centers. The first section sketches general characteristics and functions of centers. The second section examines major issues concerning the organization of centers, including funding and sustainability, center autonomy, and relations with…

  1. University of Washington Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The theme of the University of Washington based Center for Child Environmental Health Risks Research (CHC) is understanding the biochemical, molecular and exposure...

  2. A text to speech interface for Universal Digital Library

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    PRAHALLAD Kishore; BLACK Alan


    The objective of Universal Digital Library (UDL) is to capture all books in digital format. A text to speech (TTS)interface for UDL portal would enable access to the digital content in voice mode, and also provide access to the digital content for illiterate and vision-impaired people. Our work focuses on design and implementation of text to speech interface for UDL portal primarily for Indian languages. This paper is aimed at identifying the issues involved in integrating text to speech system into UDL portal and describes the development process of Hindi, Telugu and Tamil voices under Festvox framework using unit selection techniques. We demonstrate the quality of the Tamil and Telugu voices and lay out the plan for integrating the TTS into the UDL portal.

  3. Assessment of academic libraries in Mazandran, Goleston and Babol Medical Universities

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    Ehteram Sadat Ilali


    Full Text Available (Received 3 August, 2009; Accepted 13 Jan, 2010AbstractBackground and purpose: Libraries have a specific place in universities and have also an important role in students' education and research. The aim of this study was to evaluate the situation of academic libraries in Mazandaran, Babol and Golestan Universities of Medical Sciences.Materials and methods: This study is a descriptive survey in 25 academic libraries in Mazandaran, Golestan and Babol medical Universities. The tool of the survey was a standard questionnaire (ACRL, and the libraries were assessed using of checklist and interview.Results: Thirteen librarians (53% hold a BSc degree, one (4% with an MSc degree and two (8% had an AA degree. Regarding to prediction and design of the libraries structure, only 40% (10 libraries had prior programs. Related to budget, 40% relied on resources from the deputy for research, 12% on faculty current budget and 8% on hospital current budget, (40% of others libraries did not have a planned budget. 12 libraries (45% were open 6 days a week, 10 libraries (40% 5 days a week and 3 libraries (12% provided services every day. 39665 references were held at central library of Babol Medical Sciences University and less than 1016 at 5 Azar Hospital in Golestan Medical Sciences University. Fifteen libraries (60% had access to Medline and Elsevier databases and 10 Libraries (40% did not have any access.Conclusion: University libraries must be standardized to meet the need of the students and staff.Key words: School libraries, therapeutic and teaching hospitals, standards, ACRL, IranJ Mazand Univ Med Sci 2009; 20(74: 85-89 (Persian

  4. Experiences of the Student Population at an Urban University: How Do They Use a Joint Library? (United States)

    Molteni, Valeria E.; Goldman, Crystal; Oulc'hen, Enora


    The King Library in San José, California, is a unique combination of academic and public library. It serves the diverse populations of the City of San José and San José State University (SJSU). This article provides analysis of data collected in a study on the concept of "library as place" and SJSU students' sense of belonging…

  5. Library Automation in Sub Saharan Africa: Case Study of the University of Botswana (United States)

    Mutula, Stephen Mudogo


    Purpose: This article aims to present experiences and the lessons learned from the University of Botswana (UB) library automation project. The implications of the project for similar libraries planning automation in sub Saharan Africa and beyond are adduced. Design/methodology/approach: The article is a case study of library automation at the…

  6. Impact of Using Information Technology in Central University Libraries in India: Results of a Survey (United States)

    Peyala, Venkataramana


    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present the results of a research study conducted to assess the perceptions and opinions of 100 staff working in libraries on the impact of using IT on library housekeeping operations and information services, in eight central university libraries in India. Design/methodology/approach: Data gathering…

  7. Status of Tsukuba University tandem accelerator center

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    Sasa, Kimikazu; Ishii, Satoshi; Oshima, Hiroyuki [Tsukuba Univ., Ibaraki (Japan)] (and others)


    Tandem Accelerator Center of Tsukuba University was established on 1974. The 12UD pelletron tandem accelerator started its operation on 1976. In 1999, the operation times of the accelerator and beam use times were 2905 and 2316 hours, respectively. The new electrostatic quadra-pole lens was installed on March 1999. On July 1999, troubles happened in corona needles under 11 MV conditioning. The 25 years old SF{sub 6} compressor was to meet regular overhauling. There were three types of ion sources; those were 1) sputter ion source for hydrogen and deuterium, 2) polarized ion source and 3) AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy) ion source. The operation time of sputter ion source took up 34% of total operation time. The operation time of the AMS ion source was approximately 6%. The time for experiments on nuclear physics took up 60%. However, the experiments on material physics using the AMS ion source were increasing. Developments of {sup 129}I measurement are scheduled on 2000. The 20% of the total operation time was dedicated to on terrestrial science as the higher priority research. There was a use for bachelor students in the summer school. The 1 MV tandetron started its operation on the fiscal year of 1999. We had two type of ion source; those were 1) sputter ion source and 2) duo-plasmatron ion source for He acceleration. There are 5 beam lines, in which RBS (Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy) and PIXE (Photon-Induced X-ray Emission) had been commissioned. The beam-line for micro-PIXE and others are under construction. The beam operation times were 225 hours in 1999, due to many troubles in duo-plasmatron cooling system and so on. On the other hand, many users are expecting experiments on crystal physics using He beams. (Y. Tanaka)

  8. Getting libraries involved in industry-university-government collaboration : Libraries should support inauguration of business and lead SME into a knowledge-based society : What Toshiaki Takeuchi does as Business Library Association's President (United States)

    Morita, Utako

    Getting libraries involved in industry-university-government collaboration : Libraries should support inauguration of business and lead SME into a knowledge-based society : What Toshiaki Takeuchi does as Business Library Association's President

  9. Performance Evaluation of Karnataka State University Library Resources and Services:A Librarians Approach


    Ramesha; B.D. Kumbar


    Library service is the supreme activity to attract the attention of the user community. It is more so in the case of a university library. Looking at the commitment of the university library to promote the cause of healthy higher education, it is essential on the part of the library professionals to evaluate and assesses the usability of the library resources in the light of the vast amount of investment made in acquiring the information resources and the cost of the manpower in managing the ...



    Silvia GHINCULOV


    This paper reviews the importance and the role of a well-equipped library in the university and academic environment. In order to explore the data and to have an academic research we need to understand the role of the library for a university that why the scientific development concept of ASEM library is based on the idea that the library should become a real support for the teaching, research and continuing education system. Editorial and publishing activity of the Scientific Library ASEM fo...

  11. Performance Evaluation of Karnataka State University Library Resources and Services:A Librarians Approach

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    Full Text Available Library service is the supreme activity to attract the attention of the user community. It is more so in the case of a university library. Looking at the commitment of the university library to promote the cause of healthy higher education, it is essential on the part of the library professionals to evaluate and assesses the usability of the library resources in the light of the vast amount of investment made in acquiring the information resources and the cost of the manpower in managing the library activity. This paper reveals one such attempt with reference to the university libraries in the state of Karnataka which is a part of Independent India.

  12. An intrapreneurial approach to integrating information production services into an academic medical center library.


    Lemkau, H L; Burrows, S; Stolz, F


    The many challenges faced by health sciences libraries of all types and sizes often require innovative solutions. When an innovative solution involves calculated risk taking, the approach is called intrapreneurial. At the University of Miami School of Medicine, an intrapreneurial approach solved the fiscal problems of the biomedical communications unit. The Louis Calder Memorial Library inherited these problems when the Department of the Library and Biomedical Communications was created in th...

  13. Information Literacy What Does It Look Like in the School Library Media Center?

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    Riedling, Ann Marlow


    This book is designed for courses that prepare college and university students for undergraduate or graduate degrees in school library media. It is also written as a helpful instructional manual or guidebook for practicing school library media specialists. The overall goal of this textbook is to teach library media specialists what information literacy looks like—in general, in the school, in the classroom, in your mind, in life, and in motion. Helpful scenarios and extensive annotated resources are included

  14. Marketing & Libraries Do Mix: A Handbook for Libraries and Information Centers. (United States)

    Tenney, H. Baird; And Others

    This handbook offers a practical set of ideas to help all types of libraries in the task of marketing their services in an increasingly competitive economy and provides a model program as urged by the White House Conference on Library and Information Services. It is aimed at adult information services in particular, with passing references to…

  15. Information Transfer with the Ohio College Library Center Program as a Model. Paper No. 4. (United States)

    Michigan Library Consortium, Detroit.

    The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) is studying the problems and possibilities of networking, with the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) as a model and possible data base for the MLC. Standards on an international scale must be developed, and the need for constantly improving technology, particularly computers, must be recognized. Since the…

  16. Marketing Your School Library Media Center: What We Can Learn from National Bookstores (United States)

    Young, Terrence E., Jr.


    One never gets a second chance to make a first impression. During these tough economic times it's important to promote the school library media center's program and collection as integral parts of the learning process. The changing landscape of librarianship demands a wide selection of approaches to promote library resources. Ideas, strategies,…

  17. Evaluation of e-mail reference service in University Donja Gorica library


    Tomić, Tamara


    Reference service in academic libraries has been in use for a very long time. The University Donja Gorica Library (UDG) is the first library in Montenegro providing e-mail reference service. The purpose of this research is to examinee-mails containing reference questions at UDG. This evaluation discusses the first three years (2008-2011) of implementing this service at UDG and shows its importance and usability for library users. The thesis presents and evaluates this service, some improvemen...

  18. The Open Library at AU (Athabasca University): Supporting Open Access and Open Educational Resources


    Colin Elliott; Elaine Fabbro


    To address challenges that learners, course creators, librarians and academics involved with OER and MOOCs are facing when looking for scholarly materials, Athabasca University Library has initiated the development of the Open Library at AU. This open library is a full library website that provides easy access to open and free resources. Tools and information literacy tutorials are also included to enable learners, researchers, and others to find, evaluate, and use the information they need f...

  19. The Transition from Print to Electronic Journals: A Study of College and University Libraries in Indiana


    Jo McClamroch


    Objectives – This study examines what factors are considered by college and university libraries in Indiana when making the decision to cancel subscriptions to print journals when an electronic equivalent is available. The study also looks at who the primary decision makers are in this regard. Libraries at public and private institutions of varying sizes were included in the study.Methods – An online survey was sent to seventy-three libraries in the consortium, Academic Libraries of Indiana. ...

  20. Acceptance and Adoption of Open Access Publication (OAP) in University Libraries in South East Nigeria (United States)

    Sambe, Manasseh Tyungu; Raphael, Gabriel Okplogidi


    This study examines the kinds of open access scholarly publication or information resources accepted and adopted by federal university libraries in South East Nigeria. The purpose was to determine the factors that affect open access scholarly publication or information resources acceptance and adoption in university libraries. The study adopted…

  1. The new "search and write" program at the University of Bergen library


    Landøy, Ane


    The Bologna Process has meant major changes in the way Norwegian University Libraries look upon them selves and their own mission. This is in particular true for the way we see our relationship with the students. There have always been library courses at the University of Bergen Library, at entrance level for the Medical and Law students, at master level for students of Social Sciences or Humanities. Traditionally, these courses have focused on the resources available, the O...

  2. Business Students' Perception of University Library Service Quality and Satisfaction (United States)

    Hsu, Maxwell K.; Cummings, Richard G.; Wang, Stephen W.


    The main purpose of this study is to examine the college students' perception of library services, and to what extent the quality of library services influences students' satisfaction. The findings depict the relationship between academic libraries and their users in today's digital world and identify critical factors that may sustain a viable…

  3. Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing (United States)

    Hahn, Karla L.


    A 2007 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) survey indicates that research libraries are rapidly developing publishing services: 65 percent of 80 responding ARL member libraries currently deliver or are in processing of planning these services. Established journal titles dominate this emerging publishing sector and are the main drivers of…

  4. Preliminary Paper Toward a Comprehensive Program of Library Orientation/Instruction for the Libraries of the State University of New York at Buffalo. (United States)

    Poole, Jay Martin; And Others

    To create a comprehensive program of library orientation and instruction for the libraries of the State University of New York at Buffalo, a committee was appointed to survey several unit libraries as well as all the academic units (104) on the campus. Their object was to determine what, if any, library orientation and instruction programs were in…

  5. Center for Space Power and Advanced Electronics, Auburn University (United States)

    Deis, Dan W.; Hopkins, Richard H.


    The union of Auburn University's Center for Space Power and Advanced Electronics and the Westinghouse Science and Technology Center to form a Center for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS) is discussed. An area of focus for the CCDS will be the development of silicon carbide electronics technology, in terms of semiconductors and crystal growth. The discussion is presented in viewgraph form.

  6. The Bassi Historical International Library of Phlebology at the Ferrara University Hospital

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    Marco Bresadola


    Full Text Available The Bassi Foundation executed a testamentary disposition of Glauco Bassi to leave his library to the Italian scholar who had pursued more successfully a line of research on the defensive adaptations of the venous system in the human being. So the Bassi book fund was left to Paolo Zamboni, who in turn donated it to the Library of the Health Sciences of the University Hospital of Ferrara, constituting a Scientific Committee and becoming the President. This year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Italian phlebologist Glauco Bassi, who played a principal role in the development of phlebology as a discipline, as well as in the Foundation of the Union Internationale de Phlebologie (UIP. Moreover, Bassi is not only a founding father of phlebology, but he represents an inspiring model for a medical teaching and practice centered on the doctor-patient relationship. The Bassi Library now lives at the Cona Hospital and is daily attended by students, residents, PhD, and people interested in phlebology as well.

  7. What's Cooking in the School Library Media Center? (United States)

    Barron, Daniel D.


    Discusses ways in which cooking and food can be used to integrate school library media programs into the curriculum. Topics include gender consciousness; family literacy; alternative formats for special physical or learning challenges; history and social studies applications; world cultures; and cookbooks and literature. (LRW)

  8. Strategic Development of UK Academic Library Websites: A Survey of East Midlands University Libraries (United States)

    Manuel, Sue; Dearnley, James; Walton, Graham


    The strategic development of an academic library website is an ongoing process. The methods available to libraries in their efforts to understand the use of their website are also changing. A pilot survey of a group of UK academic libraries provided an insight into the approaches and methods adopted by this group. The study also revealed some of…

  9. The North Carolina State University Libraries Search Experience: Usability Testing Tabbed Search Interfaces for Academic Libraries (United States)

    Teague-Rector, Susan; Ballard, Angela; Pauley, Susan K.


    Creating a learnable, effective, and user-friendly library Web site hinges on providing easy access to search. Designing a search interface for academic libraries can be particularly challenging given the complexity and range of searchable library collections, such as bibliographic databases, electronic journals, and article search silos. Library…

  10. Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University

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    Kraus, George A.


    The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have been used to support experimental proposals from interdisciplinary research teams in areas related to catalysis and green chemistry. Specific focus areas included: • Catalytic conversion of renewable natural resources to industrial materials • Development of new catalysts for the oxidation or reduction of commodity chemicals • Use of enzymes and microorganisms in biocatalysis • Development of new, environmentally friendly reactions of industrial importance These focus areas intersect with barriers from the MYTP draft document. Specifically, section Processing and Conversion has a list of bulleted items under Improved Chemical Conversions that includes new hydrogenation catalysts, milder oxidation catalysts, new catalysts for dehydration and selective bond cleavage catalysts. Specifically, the four sections are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D) All funded projects are part of a soybean or corn biorefinery. Two funded projects that have made significant progress toward goals of the MYTP draft document are: Catalysts to convert feedstocks with high fatty acid content to biodiesel (Kraus, Lin, Verkade) and Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-Propanediol (Lin, Kraus). Currently, biodiesel is prepared using homogeneous base catalysis. However, as producers look for feedstocks other than soybean oil, such as waste restaurant oils and rendered animal fats, they have observed a large amount of free fatty acids contained in the feedstocks. Free fatty acids cannot be converted into biodiesel using homogeneous base-mediated processes. The CCAT catalyst system offers an integrated and cooperative catalytic

  11. Introduction to the S-BRITE Center at Purdue University


    Connor, Robert


    Purdue University has partnered with INDOT and JTRP to develop a unique center that fills a growing need related to existing and aging steel bridges. The new center has been named the Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE). Dr. Connor will provide an introduction to the center and on update on current progress, as well as highlight some of the current research associated with S-BRITE.



    Akor, Philip Usman; Alhassan, Jibril A.


    The major purpose of this study was to evaluate reference services in academic libraries in Nigeria.  In carry out this study, 4 research questions were posed.  The population of the study consisted of 100 students. (60 students from University of Agriculture, Makurdi, 60 students from Benue State University and 40 students from the University of Mkar). One set of data collection instrument Evaluation of Reference Services in Academic Libraries Questionnaire (ERSAQ) was used.  The major findi...

  13. Curriculum reform - a work report from the Library of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna


    Hausberger, C; Frank, D.


    During Winter Term 2014/15 the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna will implement a new Curriculum for the Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine. The new curriculum emphasizes especially self-learning and joined-up thinking of the students. This article describes how the Library of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna is integrated in the new curriculum. Furthermore risks and opportunities associated with the new concepts of learning for the university library will be describ...

  14. The Transformational Ambition of University Libraries and Student Experience through Information Literacy


    Sanches, Tatiana


    Poster Contextualized by individual experience (Dewey, 1938), the aim of this article is to describe the transformational ambition of university library actions concerning students (Allan, 2010). To do so, an in-depth reflection on the concept of educational experience is conducted using narrative research (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000). University space, subjective experience and sociality in university libraries create a conceptual framework using different kinds of texts a...

  15. Knowledge Management and Changes Management In University Libraries


    Radoje Cvejic; Jelena Mijailovic


    The knowledge economy is a new concept that has appeared world wide in recent years. As a sub-discipline of the knowledge economy, knowlege management is a completely new concept and method of management. In this environment libraries becomes more significant. The conventional functions of a library are to collect, process, disseminate and store information and documents in order to provide services for the society. In the knowledge economy era, the library will become a ...

  16. Sustainable management of library and information systems in agricultural universities


    Raman Nair, R.


    Explains the importance of library and information systems in agricultural education, research and development. Points out the challenges offered to library executives by information explosion, developments in computer and communication technology, and information awareness. Opines that agricultural library systems in India as they exist now are not sustainable. They have to be totally recast and made more productive to the needs by application of modern management techniques. Discusses in de...

  17. Supporting Teaching and Research in an Online Environment: Developing the University of London Library Model

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    Sally Chambers


    Full Text Available Founded in 1837, the University of London Library (ULL is the central research library of the University of London with particular research strengths across the broader arts, humanities and social sciences. With the development of information and communications technology, it has become a hybrid library, offering access to electronic collections but also extending access to services and its physical collections through its website and online catalogue. Research libraries now face the challenge of supporting distance learning. The ULL has risen to this challenge by being a partner in the development of webenhanced distance learning by the University of London External Programme’s Virtual Campus Project. To do this, the ULL has initiated the Virtual Library Service (VLS Project. Within the research-focussed University of London, the ULL has anticipated the potential research-support needs of its students. It is also leading a separately funded Virtual Research Environment (VRE Project on behalf of the University Libraries Committee to address these needs and inform the University of London’s activities in the virtual sphere. The University of London has created the Electronic Library Projects Team (ELPT to undertake the VLS and VRE projects and ensure that they develop along complementary lines. This paper outlines how the ULL is supporting teaching and research in an online environment through the development of its VLS and VRE models.

  18. Online Job Tutorials @ the Public Library: Best Practices from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Job & Career Education Center


    Rhea M. Hebert; Wesley Roberts


    This article describes the Job & Career Education Center (JCEC) tutorial project completed in September of 2012. The article also addresses the website redesign implemented to highlight the tutorials and improve user engagement with JCEC online resources. Grant monies made it possible for a Digital Outreach Librarian to create a series of tutorials with the purpose of providing job-related assistance beyond the JCEC in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main location. Benchmarking, planni...

  19. An introduction to the 3-dimensional virtual library sites-navigation system at Capital Normal University Library

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    Shuo; WANG; Xiaoli; HU


    Capital Normal University Library(CNU Library)initiated the first practical application of a 3D virtual library sites-navigation system(an electronic kiosk version)among Chinese academic and research libraries in 2010.It was primarily based on the technologies of 3DsMax and Virtools.This paper concentrates on the discussion of the methods in creating the 3D model and in realizing the interaction among the data usage of the system.As a result,several important service functions of the system have been developed successfully so far for convenient public access.They include the functions of virtual-book searching,path navigation online,real-time message exchanges,and multi-media sharing,etc.

  20. From red to green: building and managing the scientific electronic collections for a new Sci-Tech University Library

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    Al Zahrani, Rashed


    Electronic resources have evolved to become one of the most important resources within the library’s collection. The growths of these resources and the players involved within this area have provided library users with another alternative to obtain information. When implemented correctly with library assistance (library trainings, reference consultations and so forth), library users can access these electronic resources anywhere in the world with relative ease as long as there is an internet connection. Geographic barriers are no longer an issue and information can be obtained in a just-in-time manner. This paper describes how KAUST library built its electronic resources and how they grew into what it is today. Issues such as manpower, expertise level, budget, ERM tools, library-vendor relations and library-user communication will also be elaborated in the paper. Despite its drawbacks, KAUST library has managed to overcome most of them and strived to improve certain areas of concern. The paper will also describe the library’s ERM future directions and strategic planning. KAUST University was opened in September 2009 and it started out with its first cohort of 800 graduate students (25% female) taught by 100 faculties. The main areas of study focus on science and engineering divisions consisting mainly of: Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. From a demographic snapshot taken in 2010, 36% of the student body came from Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, 34% from Asia, 21% from Americas, 5% from Europe and 4% from Africa (alZahrani, R. , Branin, J. and Yi , 2012). The university library, when first started, had about 10 staff. The library is known to have a “state-of-the-art learning and information resource center supporting graduate education and advanced scientific research” (KAUST, 2010). The library subscribed to major science databases, electronic journals and books. It also offers a myriad of services from document

  1. Dual Credit Library Instruction: An Effective University-Community Partnership (United States)

    Smith, Ngaire


    Dual credit students (those enrolled for both high school and postsecondary curricular credit) benefit from library instruction classes and provide an important opportunity for academic libraries to reach out to local K-12 schools. These classes benefit high school students whose excitement and enthusiasm make them uniquely open to acquiring…

  2. Interactive Kiosk at the Texas Tech University Libraries (United States)

    Litsey, Ryan; Hidalgo, Susan; Daniel, Kaley; Barnett, Julie; Kim, Amy; Jones, Shannon; Ketner, Kenny


    The academic library, given its often privileged position on campus, is the information source that can include directional as well as general campus facts among the myriad of print and e-resources for reference. Also, an academic library's audiences can be quite varied and include prospective students or parents seeking more general knowledge of…

  3. A Remarkable Collection of Rare Scriptures in a Small University Library Setting

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    Teresa Cardin Ellis


    Full Text Available Hardin-Simmons University was given two remarkable collections of rare Bibles and a Sefer Torah with the expressed desire of the donors for the collections to be shared with students, faculty and other constituencies of the university's Richardson Library. The library has tried to fulfill this request while attempting to preserve these treasures for future generations. As small university, without a trained archivist or preservationist, we have utilized resources outside our library and contiue to pursue sources to assist us in the maintenance of these special collections while still engaging them in the educational process.

  4. Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, October 14, 2005) (United States)

    Ury, Connie Jo., Ed.; Baudino, Frank, Ed.


    These proceedings document the fifth year of the "Brick and Click Libraries Symposium", held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. Thirty five peer-reviewed papers and abstracts, written by academic librarians, and presented at the symposium are included in this volume. Many of the entries have references and…

  5. Sharing of information and knowledge among staff in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library

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    Ramli, Rindra M.


    This paper describes strategies and initiatives undertaken by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) library in sharing information and knowledge among its staff. KAUST Library adopted several IT platforms to enable staff to contribute, share, collaborate, extract and act upon knowledge in order to serve our users better. They include: Sharepoint and Google Docs. As Duffy (2000) stated, that “success depends on capitalizing on every available resource including what a company knows and how it uses what it knows”. Therefore, to provide value-added services to our community of researchers and academicians, library staff needs to be equipped with the right skills and tools to be able to act upon users’ inquiries and information needs. KAUST library which was opened in Aug 2009 aims to support education and advanced scientific research. With its state of the art learning and information resource center, the library provides instructional assistance and reference services to its research and academic community. With the influx of information coupled the pervasive use of information technology and Web2.0, the library has to grapple with the issue of information overload. It is important to be able to sieve through the rubbles of information to apply the relevant ones during the point of transaction. Based on our experience in using various IT platforms, this paper will share the impacts of such tools. Lessons learnt and future directions in this area will also be discussed.

  6. A Model for Assessing the Service Quality of University Library Websites


    Kuei-Lun Chang; Chung-Min Wu; Ching-Lin Hsieh


    Evaluating the e-service quality is essential to organizations. The future of e-libraries has a vital place in universities. Libraries need to use websites as means to provide access to information resources, news and events. The importance of assessing e-service quality of libraries is significant. Previous researchers have developed many methods for assessing e-service quality. However, most of them only focus on the independent hierarchical structure. In this paper, we would like to figure...

  7. Thinking the Future - The Branch Library of Medicine of the Saxon State and University Library of Dresden plans a new building


    Golsch, Michael; Pollack, Eva; Adam, Michaele


    The Branch Library of Medicine of the Saxon State and University Library of Dresden (SLUB) plans a new building opening effective future prospects - best place for learning and communication on medical campus in Dresden-Johannstadt and a location factor for scientific information providing at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine of the Dresden University of Technology too. The paper explains the intention of the plan and, in addition, introduces the present performed library s...

  8. Museum of Comparative Zoology Library--The Agassiz Library: Harvard University. (United States)

    Jonas, Eva S.; Regen, Shari S.


    Argues that the Museum of Comparative Zoology Library reflects the union between the nineteenth century natural history values of Louis Agassiz and the twentieth century library and information science methodology. Special collections, records, cataloging and classification, serials and their classification, policies, services, and procedures are…

  9. Using Data to Assess Staffing and Services: University of Iowa Main Library (United States)

    Paulus, Amy R.


    The Main Library Service Desk is a one-stop academic help center located between a newly renovated student-focused space called the Learning Commons and the library collections. Services began with the first day of classes, August 26, 2013, and assessment has been ongoing, in part due to the availability of data. Staffing levels, staffing hours,…

  10. Making Sense of an Academic Library Web Site: Toward a More Usable Interface for University Researchers (United States)

    Kitalong, Karla Saari; Hoeppner, Athena; Scharf, Meg


    Library patrons familiar with Web searching conventions often find library searching to be less familiar and even intimidating. This article describes and evaluates a series of usability research studies employing two different and popular methodologies: user-centered redesign and usability testing. Card sorting and affinity mapping were used to…

  11. International Students, University Health Centers, and Memorable Messages about Health (United States)

    Carmack, Heather J.; Bedi, Shireen; Heiss, Sarah N.


    International students entering US universities often experience a variety of important socialization messages. One important message is learning about and using the US health system. International students often first encounter the US health system through their experiences with university health centers. The authors explore the memorable…

  12. Evaluating a Chat Reference Service at the University of South Alabama's Baugh Biomedical Library (United States)

    Clanton, Clista C.; Staggs, Geneva B.; Williams, Thomas L.


    The University of South Alabama's Baugh Biomedical Library recently initiated a chat reference service targeted at distance education students in the biomedical sciences. After one year of service, the library conducted an evaluation of the chat reference to assess the success of this mode of reference service. Both traditional reference and…

  13. Finding a Way: Library Master Agreements at the University of Tennessee (United States)

    Halaychik, Corey S.


    The contract-review and approval process for purchasing and renewing electronic resources at the University of Tennessee had become cumbersome to campus libraries. To streamline existing procedures, the campus libraries, the Office of Contracts Administration, and the Purchasing Department collaborated to find a solution that restored a measure of…

  14. The Big Shift: How the University of Houston Libraries Moved Everything (United States)

    Sharpe, Paul A.


    More than a project, The Big Shift is an epic library tale for the ages. What starts as a simple collection shift grows into a major space-planning project, a lesson in catalog maintenance, and thanks to Hurricane Ike, a disaster recovery effort. The Big Shift tells the story of how the University of Houston Libraries handled the numerous…

  15. Listening to Students: Customer Journey Mapping at Birmingham City University Library and Learning Resources (United States)

    Andrews, Judith; Eade, Eleanor


    Birmingham City University's Library and Learning Resources' strategic aim is to improve student satisfaction. A key element is the achievement of the Customer Excellence Standard. An important component of the standard is the mapping of services to improve quality. Library and Learning Resources has developed a methodology to map these…

  16. Assessment of Teams and Teamwork in the University of Maryland Libraries (United States)

    Baughman, M. Sue


    Teams play an important role in the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries. Since 1998, teams and collaborative teamwork have become the way librarians address the myriad of issues affecting the needs of UM's faculty, students, and staff. There has been much change in the UM Libraries over the past nine years, and the development is ongoing.…

  17. Mass Digitization at Yale University Library: Exposing the Treasures in Our Stacks (United States)

    Weintraub, Jennifer; Wisner, Melissa


    In September 2007, Yale University Library (YUL) and Microsoft agreed to partner in a large-scale project to digitize 100,000 books from the YUL collections--an ambitious effort that would substantially increase the library's digitized holdings, particularly in the area of its own text collections. YUL has been digitizing materials from its…

  18. Marketing the Library in an On-Line University to Help Achieve Information Literacy (United States)

    Murphy, Jennifer


    An entrepreneurial librarian takes the embedded librarian concept one step further at a completely on-line university and markets the virtual library to students, faculty and administration rather than wait for customers to come to the library. York and Vance (2009) make the observation that "one obstacle to marketing an embedded librarian…

  19. Establishing Influential Decision Making Factors for University Library Opening Hours: An Exploratory UK Regional Study (United States)

    Ravenwood, Clare; Stephens, Derek; Walton, Graham


    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…

  20. Library Services to Community Users: Current Practices of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (United States)

    Dole, Wanda V.; Hill, J. B.


    This paper describes one of the ways in which the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) makes a difference in neighborhoods, cities, and regions by extending library privileges to community users. It reports the results of a study of the services that CUMU libraries provide to community users.

  1. Outsourcing to OCLC: Three Cataloging Projects of the University of Dayton's Marian Library. (United States)

    Tsui, Susan L.; Mushenheim, Cecilia


    Reviews and describes in detail the procedures of three cataloging projects outsourced with OCLC for a rare book collection of over 10,000 items and a backlog of 30,000 additional titles in the Marian Library of the University of Dayton, a research library focused on Mary, the mother of Jesus. (Author/LRW)

  2. An intrapreneurial approach to integrating information production services into an academic medical center library. (United States)

    Lemkau, H L; Burrows, S; Stolz, F


    The many challenges faced by health sciences libraries of all types and sizes often require innovative solutions. When an innovative solution involves calculated risk taking, the approach is called intrapreneurial. At the University of Miami School of Medicine, an intrapreneurial approach solved the fiscal problems of the biomedical communications unit. The Louis Calder Memorial Library inherited these problems when the Department of the Library and Biomedical Communications was created in the early 1980s. In this paper, two intrapreneurial programs are described, and the benefit and suitability of this management style to information services are demonstrated. PMID:1884080

  3. University of Utah, Energy Commercialization Center

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    Thompson, James [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)


    During the Energy Commercialization Center’s (ECC) three years in operation, the only thing constant was change. The world of commercialization and cleantech evolved significantly during the time the ECC was formed and operating, including: the availability of cleantech funding lessoned, the growth of incubators and accelerators skyrocketed, the State of Utah created an office dedicated to energy development, the University of Utah was both praised and criticized for its success in commercialization, and the Federal government temporarily shut down. During the three-year grant there were three principle investigators on the grant, as well as three directors for the University’s Commercialization Office. Change can be hard for an organization,but as we instruct the companies we support, “Fail fast and fail often, because it is the fastest path to success.” Although there were some unanticipated challenges along the way, the local ecosystem is stronger because of the ECC’s efforts. Perhaps the greatest lesson learned was the importance of aligned incentives between key stakeholders in the commercialization process and the need for resources at the company and individual entrepreneur levels. The universities have systems and incentives to commercialize technologies, but creating value and companies generally rest with the individuals and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately the ECC was unable to create a viable mechanism to transfer the commercialization process that successfully aligned incentives and achieve a more effective ecosystem within the Rocky Mountain West. However, the ECC was successful in adding value to the individual ecosystems, and connecting national resources to regional and local needs. Regarding the ECC’s effectiveness in developing a cleantech commercialization ecosystem, initial inroads and relationships were established with key stakeholders. However, incentives, perceived or real competition, differences in commercialization processes, and

  4. 75 FR 20846 - Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings; Schools and Libraries Universal... (United States)


    ... U.S.C. Sec. 371 in connection with your participation in the schools and libraries universal service... serve twenty-seven months in prison, to be followed by twenty-four months of supervised release for...

  5. Doctoral Theses in Library and Information Science Completed in Indian Universities, 2001-2007 (United States)

    Mestri, D. D.


    Provides a complete listing and analysis of 219 doctoral theses submitted to the departments of library and information science (DLIS) in 45 Indian universities between January 2001 and December 2007. (Contains 10 tables.)

  6. Setting Up a Special Collection on Water Pollution in a University Library (United States)

    Friedlander, Janet


    The establishment of a special collection within the university library, the complexities of identifying and collecting reports in the environmental area, locating agencies concerned with water pollution, and recording the location of other local collections of data are described. (Author)

  7. Matapihi "The National Digital Project": The University of Auckland Library Partner experience


    Holley, Rose


    The presentation describes the structure and purpose of the National Digital Project for New Zealand - Matapihi, and how the University of Auckland Library contributed as a partner to the digital collection.

  8. Electricity Provision In Nigerian University Libraries The Solar Energy Solution


    Joseph Chukwusa


    Abstract The library is widely accepted as the heartbeat of the educational enterprise. Improving the quality of library services in higher education systems via solar energy back-up becomes necessary as a result of the inadequacy of power generation and distribution in Nigeria. The Nigerias power generation capacity is 6090MW Estimated demand is 10000MW yet actual supply fluctuates well below that figure and averages less than 50 percent of its capacity annually. According to Energy Informa...

  9. The Syracuse University Center for Training and Research in Hypersonics (United States)

    LaGraff, John; Blankson, Isaiah (Technical Monitor); Robinson, Stephen K. (Technical Monitor); Walsh, Michael J. (Technical Monitor); Anderson, Griffin Y. (Technical Monitor)


    In Fall 1993, NASA Headquarters established Centers for Hypersonics at the University of Maryland, the University of Texas-Arlington, and Syracuse University. These centers are dedicated to research and education in hypersonic technologies and have the objective of educating the next generation of engineers in this critical field. At the Syracuse University Center for Hypersonics this goal is being realized by focusing resources to: Provide an environment in which promising undergraduate students can learn the fundamental engineering principles of hypersonics so that they may make a seamless transition to graduate study and research in this field; Provide graduate students with advanced training in hypersonics and an opportunity to interact with leading authorities in the field in both research and instructional capacities; and Perform fundamental research in areas that will impact hypersonic vehicle design and development.

  10. The Phoenix syndrome: the National and University Library of Slovenia in 1941-1950

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    Eva Kodrič-Dačić


    Full Text Available ABSTRACTPurpose: The period from 1941 to 1950 was a turning point in the history of the present National and university library. At the beginning of the II World War the library (at that time known as the University Library moved to the new palace, constructed by the architect Jožef Plečnik, to be in 1944 severely damaged by fire. However, it was reconstructed by the end of the decade and its library collections grew from 335.000 to 500.000 volumes. The number of library employees increased from 10 to 58 and the formal recognition of its national functions made it one of the most important national institutions.Methodology/approach: The article is based on archival documents and records of the National and university library from the period of 1941-1950.Results: During and after the war the library had a privileged status which was manifested in furnishing and reconstruction of the building, in the growth of library collections through numerous gifts which were received during and after the war to substitute the burnt collections, as well as in acquisition of library materials from the Federal Collection Centre. Its storages remained intact in spite of the war and the rigid censorship and the library was even allowed to collect and to store forbidden publications.Research limitation: The comparison with other national libraries and a socio-historical theoretical interpretation could be a fruitful continuation of this kind of study.Originality/practical implications: The case study explores the position of national library in the specific socio-political circumstances.

  11. Online Job Tutorials @ the Public Library: Best Practices from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Job & Career Education Center

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    Rhea M. Hebert


    Full Text Available This article describes the Job & Career Education Center (JCEC tutorial project completed in September of 2012. The article also addresses the website redesign implemented to highlight the tutorials and improve user engagement with JCEC online resources. Grant monies made it possible for a Digital Outreach Librarian to create a series of tutorials with the purpose of providing job-related assistance beyond the JCEC in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main location. Benchmarking, planning, implementation, and assessment are addressed. A set of best practices for all libraries (public, academic, school, special are presented. Best practices are applicable to tutorials created with software other than Camtasia, the software used by the JCEC project.

  12. Users' Satisfaction with Library Information Resources and Services: A Case Study College of Health Sciences Library Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Nigeria (United States)

    Tiemo, Pereware Aghwotu; Ateboh, Benedict Alaowei


    This study investigated users' satisfaction with library information resources and services at the College of Health Sciences (CHS) library Niger Delta University, Nigeria. The objective was to determine the level of users satisfaction with library information resources and services. 2 (two) research questions were formulated to guide the study.…

  13. Fostering innovation in library management and leadership: The University of Hong Kong libraries leadership institute


    Sidorko, PE


    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to discuss experiences gained from the introduction of a library leadership institute for Asian academic librarians. Design/methodology/approach - The success of the institute is measured through the evaluations of all participants including, most recently, an attempt to identify challenges faced by academic library leaders, and potential leaders, and assessing how well the institute addresses those challenges. Findings - While evaluations of the institu...

  14. Remote access to information sources in National and university library: development of service

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    Gorazd Vodeb


    Full Text Available National and University Library established remote access to information sources in september 2004. The article describes implementation and development of the service. Library wanted to offer information sources to users wherever and whenever they would need them. First main evaluation criteria for software selection were integration with existing authentication system and second no need for intervention user side. The EZproxy software from Useful Utilities was chosen. Key step to implementation was establishing communication between software applications EZproxy and COBISS library automation system. Library needed to obtain licence agreements from publishers. Promotion campaign aimed to notify large number of users. Only users of National & University Library were able to use the service. Other users and libraries of Ljubljana University requested to authenticate by credentials of their library. Remote access service was developed further in order to enable authentication for other libraries. We needed to establish authentication and authorisation system and also upgrade and install the communication command procedure on different servers. The data about service usage are presented.

  15. The French Manuscript Collection at the Jewish National and University Library of Jerusalem


    Dominique Bourel


    All great national libraries have their manuscript department – a veritable researcher’s treasure trove – and the Hebrew University is no exception to the rule. The growth of the collection has paralleled the development of its supporting institution, the Jewish National and University Library. This article presents a brief history of the national library before discussing its major collections. The latter part of the article reproduces some of the author’s lucky finds – designed to whet rese...

  16. The French Manuscript Collection at the Jewish National and University Library of Jerusalem

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    Dominique Bourel


    Full Text Available All great national libraries have their manuscript department – a veritable researcher’s treasure trove – and the Hebrew University is no exception to the rule. The growth of the collection has paralleled the development of its supporting institution, the Jewish National and University Library. This article presents a brief history of the national library before discussing its major collections. The latter part of the article reproduces some of the author’s lucky finds – designed to whet rese...

  17. The Transition from Print to Electronic Journals: A Study of College and University Libraries in Indiana

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    Jo McClamroch


    Full Text Available Objectives – This study examines what factors are considered by college and university libraries in Indiana when making the decision to cancel subscriptions to print journals when an electronic equivalent is available. The study also looks at who the primary decision makers are in this regard. Libraries at public and private institutions of varying sizes were included in the study.Methods – An online survey was sent to seventy-three libraries in the consortium, Academic Libraries of Indiana. Structured interviews with administrators at nine libraries were also conducted.Results – Academic libraries in Indiana use subscription cost, redundancy of formats, student preference, budget reductions and usage as the primary factors in cancelling print journal subscriptions in favour of their electronic counterparts. There is also a preference for the electronic format for new subscriptions even when a print version is also available.Conclusions – The study indicates that subscription cost is the most important consideration in the journal cancelation process with other factors also having an effect on the preference of libraries for electronic versions of journals. The study also shows that libraries at public and private colleges and universities are at different stages of moving away from print to an online-only journal format. At the same time, there is consensus that a small collection of print titles will still be needed. The primary decision-makers are librarians, faculty, and library administrators.

  18. HF RFID versus UHF RFID--Technology for Library Service Transformation at City University of Hong Kong (United States)

    Ching, Steve H.; Tai, Alice


    Since libraries first used RFID systems in the late 1990s, more and more libraries have identified the advantages of the technology. With advances in HF and UHF RFID, both alternatives are now viable in library applications. While some librarians are still skeptical towards UHF RFID as unproven in the library arena, the City University of Hong…

  19. Open Access Publishing in Canada: Current and Future Library and University Press Supports


    Andrew Waller; Kumiko Vézina; Brian Owen; Heather Morrison; Donald Taylor


    Canadian university libraries, Canadian university presses, and non-university scholarly presses at Canadian universities were surveyed in the first part of 2010 as to the level of their support of Open Access (OA) journal publishing. Respondents were asked about journal hosting services in their organization as well as their thoughts on internal and external support for open access publishing. Results showed that most of the organizations are hosting OA journals, largely between one and five...

  20. Open Textbooks at Oregon State University: A Case Study of New Opportunities for Academic Libraries and University Presses


    Sutton, Shan C; Chadwell, Faye A


    INTRODUCTION This article describes a joint open textbook publishing initiative begun in 2013 between Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries and Press and the Open Educational Resources and Emerging Technologies unit of Oregon State University’s Extended Campus. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM This initiative combines the Open Access values and project management resources of OSU Libraries, the book production (peer review, editing, design, marketing) expertise of OSU Press, and the technological dev...

  1. Charting a New Course: A Case Study on the Impact of Outreach Events at Kent State University Libraries (United States)

    Seeholzer, Jamie


    In an effort to market the library as a more inviting, student-friendly place, librarians at the main library of Kent State University have piloted several new events to lure students into the building and keep them coming back. With the transition to more social events hosted by the university libraries, a number of questions arose among…

  2. Imposed information seeking in public libraries and school library media centers: a common behaviour?

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    Full Text Available The imposed query model provides a new way of thinking about whom the user is in information proving organizations and environments. It does this by making a distinction between questions that are self-generated (internally motivated by personal context and those that are imposed (thought up by one person then given to someone else to resolve. While the imposed query model represents familiar behaviour, it is a dimension of information seeking that has only recently been explicitly addressed and isolated for study. This article summarizes research on the imposed query in two different information providing contexts: the elementary school and the adult reference desk at the public library. Results reveal whom the imposers and agent users are in these environments and provide an assessment of how common imposed queries are in these contexts.

  3. Outsourcing as a change management tool in libraries and documentation centers


    Lloret Romero, María Nuria


    Purpose: Outsourcing is a tool that has been used in companies for decades. However, it has taken much longer for this tool to be implemented in libraries and documentation centers, especially since they are eminently public entities at an international level. The use of such services has increased in recent years and has been especially heightened by the economic crisis in all areas of the aforementioned centers. However, it is important to understand the basis of this type of tool in order ...

  4. Characterizing the Industrial Special Library Universe--II. (United States)

    Jackson, Eugene B.; Jackson, Ruth L.

    This report presents supplementary statistical information characterizing industrial special libraries and backs up conclusions made in the journal article of the same title appearing in the May 1980 issue of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science (JASIS); this in turn updates an article published in May 1977. JASIS…

  5. Building the instruction-optional Web site : Evaluating user centered design in libraries


    Paul, Kathryn; Raworth, Rebecca; Bebbington, Tina; Stuart, Nancy


    UVic's Libraries' Web site team presents an interactive workshop exploring the Instruction Optional Web site. We'll focus on Web site usability testing, and discuss how our student centered Web site changed how we do instruction, and how to balance students' needs with their expectations.

  6. No Gifted Student Left Behind: Building a High School Library Media Center for the Gifted Student (United States)

    Graboyes, Alanna S.


    The Library Media Center of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, a high school specializing in Government and International Studies, located in Richmond, Virginia, serves close to 650 gifted students in grades 9-12. The skills of Governor's students range from the neophyte ninth-grade researcher to experienced faculty members embarking on their…

  7. The Advanced Computational Methods Center, University of Georgia


    Nute, Donald; Covington, Michael; Rankin, Terry


    The Advanced Computational Methods Center (ACMC) established at the University of Georgia in 1984, supports several research projects in artificial intelligence. The primary goal of AI research at ACMC is the design and installation of a logic-programming environment with advanced natural language processing and knowledge-acquisition capabilities on the university's highly parallel CYBERPLUS system from Control Data Corporation. This article briefly describes current research projects in arti...

  8. The introduction of library automation in the slovene National and University

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    Stanislav Bahor


    Full Text Available The article describes further efforts to implement library automation in the Slovene National and University Library and other libraries in the period from 1977 to 1979. The attempts to transfer the theoretical knowledge into the practice were characterized by difficult economic situation, chronic lack of funds for carrying out library activities, lack of library staff, a complicated system of reaching the agreement on the measures to be taken and a set of administrative restrictions. In spite of these barriers, some pilot projects for the implementation of computers in libraries have been carried out, related with a great deal of improvisation and optimal exploitation of the available technology. In accordance with the medium-term plan of library automation, the National and University Library performed a practical test of the input of monographs‘ records based on the specially designed system format (SAIDC for data record in order to build the automated central catalogue. The procedures for the preparation of research projects‘ data entry were designed and the entry of about 1.300 research projects into the database were carried out. Search and retrieval of information, and the printing of the bulletins with appropriate indexes were enabled. The practical results were presented to the professional public.

  9. Partnerships in Medical Education: An Exploration of Library Service Models for Postgraduate Medicine at Macquarie University (United States)

    Simons, Mary


    Macquarie University's new medical school, The Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM), is developing a postgraduate program that incorporates a partnership with Macquarie University Library. The curriculum encompasses contemporary models of competency-based assessment, teamwork and lifelong learning that are integrated with research and…

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    ... Oversight; Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service; Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support...\\ Soled Plea at 2-3; see also Rowner and Soled Information at 5-12; Department of Justice Press Release (Apr. 23, 2008), available at