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  1. The Briscoe Library, University of Texas Health Science Center.

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    Bowden, V M

    1994-09-01

    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.

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    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.

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

    1985-04-01

    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.

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    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

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    Morita, Ichiko T.; Gapen, D. Kaye

    1977-01-01

    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)

  6. EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

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    Nadire ÇAVUŞ

    2007-06-01

    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

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    Çolaklar, Huriye

    2014-01-01

    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.

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    Hyatt, James A.

    1986-01-01

    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.

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    Tobia, Rajia C; Feldman, Jonquil D

    2010-01-01

    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

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    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.

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    Broering, N C

    1986-01-01

    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.

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    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

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    Kim, Yongi-Mi; University of Oklahoma

    2011-01-01

    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

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    2010-01-01

    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

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    Leimkuhler, Ferdinand F.; Cooper, Michael D.

    1971-01-01

    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.

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    Ul-Hassan, Mahmud

    1984-01-01

    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.

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    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.

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    Bailey, John P.

    1999-01-01

    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

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    Brodie, Maxine

    2012-01-01

    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

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    Bedard, Martha; van Reenen, Johann

    2010-01-01

    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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    刘静

    2011-01-01

    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.

  2. MILLION BOOK UNIVERSAL DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECTS: INDIA

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    WAGHMODE, S. S.

    2009-01-01

    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.

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    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

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    Deavor, James P.; Deavor, Janet W.

    1995-09-01

    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.

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    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

    2002-01-01

    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

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    2013-11-18

    ... 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.

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

    1986-01-01

    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

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    Sandberg, Scott; Morris, Cele; Sutherland, Timothy

    2013-01-01

    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.

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    Jenifer, Perry

    1983-01-01

    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.

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    Balarabe, Ahmed Abdu

    1995-01-01

    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

    2004-09-01

    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.

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    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.

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    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

    2011-12-01

    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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    BALAKRISHNAN N.

    2005-01-01

    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

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    Ying Song

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Architectural Forum, 1974

    1974-01-01

    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

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    Taghreed Alqudsi-ghabra; Huda H. Mansouri

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Biljana Stosic; Adam Sofronijevic

    2011-01-01

    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

    2011-11-01

    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

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    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.

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    Hiller, Steve

    2001-01-01

    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

    1999-01-01

    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

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    East, John W.

    2006-01-01

    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

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    Kelly, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    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

    2015-12-01

    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

    2010-03-01

    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?

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    Jackson, Brian

    2015-01-01

    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.

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    Crawford, D S; Xiong, D Z

    1988-01-01

    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.

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    Talab, Rosemary Sturdevant

    1984-01-01

    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

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    Comeaux, David J.

    2008-01-01

    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

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    McHale, Nina

    2008-01-01

    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

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    Forward, Erin; Leahey, Amber; Trimble, Leanne

    2015-01-01

    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

    1997-01-01

    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.

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    Middleton, Cheryl

    2002-01-01

    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.

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    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)

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    Mojca Jevnikar-Zajc

    2002-01-01

    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.

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    Huang, Hong-Wei

    2000-01-01

    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.

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    Almada de Ascencio, Margarita

    1982-01-01

    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

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    Brandshaug, Rune

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Sebastião Lopes Galvão Neto

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Chunlan Qiu; Yan Liu

    2009-01-01

    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)

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    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

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    Matuozzi, Robert N.

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-07-01

    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

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    Biçen Aras, Bahar

    2014-01-01

    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)

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    Yaroshenko, Tetyana; Bankovska, Iryna

    2014-01-01

    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

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    2012-10-01

    ... 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

    2015-03-01

    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.

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

    1988-01-01

    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.

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    West, R T; Howard, F H

    1977-07-01

    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

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    Lau, Jesús; Tarango, Javier

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Brezovnik, Janez; Ojsteršek, Milan

    2012-01-01

    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

    2002-01-01

    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

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    Earney, Sally; Martins, Ana

    2009-01-01

    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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    1994-01-01

    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

    2011-03-01

    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

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    Παπαδάκης, Ιωάννης; Χρυσικόπουλος, Βασίλης; Καρακοϊδας, Βασίλειος

    2002-01-01

    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

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    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

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

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Tonta, Yaşar; Madran , Orçun

    2009-01-01

    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

    2005-06-01

    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?

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    Schaffner, Jennifer; Erway, Ricky

    2014-01-01

    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.

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    Sterngold, Arthur

    1982-01-01

    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.

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    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

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Arif, Muhammad; Mahmood, Khalid

    2009-01-01

    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.

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    Freeborn, Robert B.

    2000-01-01

    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.

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    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.

    1995-12-31

    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

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    Shaw, Kate; Spink, Amanda

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Walters, Tyler

    2012-01-01

    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.

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    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

    2002-01-01

    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.

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    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

    2002-01-01

    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

    2007-01-01

    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.

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    Rankin, J A; Bernard, G R

    1984-04-01

    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)

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    Plale, B. A.

    2013-12-01

    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

    2000-06-01

    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

    2015-11-01

    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

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    Kanyengo, Christine Wamunyima

    2009-01-01

    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.

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    College Planning & Management, 2003

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    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

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

    2015-01-01

    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

    2013-08-02

    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

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    Moroni, I

    2014-01-01

    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

    2014-01-01

    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.

  7. MANAGING CHANGE IN ACADEMIC LIBRARY: THE CASE OF VILNIUS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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    Marija Prokopčik

    2014-04-01

    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

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

    2012-01-01

    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

    2004-06-01

    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

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    Jordan, Mark

    2005-01-01

    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

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

    1994-01-01

    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.

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    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

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    Bansode, Sadanand Y.; Desale, Sanjay K.

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Pacios Lozano, Ana Reyes

    2003-01-01

    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

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    Scaramozzino, Jeanine Marie; Trujillo, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    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.

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    Tabar, Margaret

    2002-01-01

    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

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    Smith, Daniella

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Stigberg, Sara; Guittar, Michelle; Morse, Geoffrey

    2015-01-01

    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.

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    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

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    Kim, Yong-Mi

    2011-01-01

    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

    2011-02-01

    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

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    Kont, Kate-Riin; Jantson, Signe

    2014-01-01

    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.

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    Dent, Valeda Frances

    2000-01-01

    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.

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    Alemna, Anaba

    1992-01-01

    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

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    Mears, Wendy; Clough, Helen

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Mohsenzadeh, Faranak; Isfandyari-Moghaddam, Alireza

    2011-01-01

    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

    2006-07-01

    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.

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

    1983-01-01

    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.

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    Brown, C R

    1969-04-01

    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

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    Dickinson, Gail; Gavigan, Karen; Pribesh, Shana

    2008-01-01

    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

    2014-04-01

    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

    2004-05-01

    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

    2011-01-01

    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

    2013-01-01

    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

    2008-12-01

    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

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

    2001-05-01

    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 http://challenger.org/wotu/ 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

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    Nagami, Soichiro; Tsuji, Keita

    2011-01-01

    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

    2015-12-01

    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.

  19. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR CHINESE STUDIES EXPERIENCE AT THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

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    Yeen-meiWn

    1994-01-01

    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

    2000-06-01

    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.

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    ... 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

    2015-08-01

    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...

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    ... 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

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    Whang, Michael; Ring, Donna M.

    2007-01-01

    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

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    Elliott, Colin; Fabbro, Elaine

    2015-01-01

    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

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

    2009-12-01

    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

    1997-01-01

    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)

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    Easson, Gregory L.

    2003-01-01

    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

    2011-09-01

    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

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

    2010-01-01

    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

    2008-09-01

    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.

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    Koenig, Michael; And Others

    1996-01-01

    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…

  13. THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN ENSURING THE INFORMATION OF SCIENCE

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    Silvia GHINCULOV

    2013-09-01

    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

    2003-09-01

    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

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    Jeal, Yvette

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Cribb, Gulcin; Holt, İlkay

    2012-01-01

    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

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

    2008-01-01

    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

    2012-11-01

    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

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    Erena Haska

    2013-01-01

    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

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    Sa, Creso M.

    2008-01-01

    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

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    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

    2005-01-01

    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

    2009-01-01

    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?

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Mutula, Stephen Mudogo

    2012-01-01

    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

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    Peyala, Venkataramana

    2011-01-01

    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)

    2001-02-01

    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

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    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

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    Ramesha; B.D. Kumbar

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  10. THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN ENSURING THE INFORMATION OF SCIENCE

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    Silvia GHINCULOV

    2013-01-01

    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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    2004-03-01

    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.

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

    1991-01-01

    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Young, Terrence E., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    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

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    Tomić, Tamara

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Colin Elliott; Elaine Fabbro

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Jo McClamroch

    2011-01-01

    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

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    Sambe, Manasseh Tyungu; Raphael, Gabriel Okplogidi

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Landøy, Ane

    2007-01-01

    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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Hahn, Karla L.

    2008-01-01

    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.

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    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

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    Deis, Dan W.; Hopkins, Richard H.

    1991-01-01

    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

    2014-11-01

    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?

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    Barron, Daniel D.

    2001-01-01

    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

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    Manuel, Sue; Dearnley, James; Walton, Graham

    2010-01-01

    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

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

    2011-01-01

    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.

    2006-10-17

    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 2.4.3.1 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

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    Connor, Robert

    2015-01-01

    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.

  12. EVALUATION OF REFERENCE SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THREE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

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    Akor, Philip Usman; Alhassan, Jibril A.

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Hausberger, C; Frank, D.

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Sanches, Tatiana

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Radoje Cvejic; Jelena Mijailovic

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Raman Nair, R.

    1998-01-01

    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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    2002-04-01

    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

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    Rhea M. Hebert; Wesley Roberts

    2013-01-01

    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

    2011-01-01

    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

    2013-08-01

    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

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    Smith, Ngaire

    2013-01-01

    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

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

    2015-01-01

    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

    2013-04-01

    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)

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

    2005-01-01

    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.

    2011-03-01

    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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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    Golsch, Michael; Pollack, Eva; Adam, Michaele

    2009-01-01

    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.

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    Jonas, Eva S.; Regen, Shari S.

    1986-01-01

    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

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    Paulus, Amy R.

    2014-01-01

    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

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

    2008-01-01

    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

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

    2016-01-01

    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

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

    2006-01-01

    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

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    Halaychik, Corey S.

    2015-01-01

    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

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    Sharpe, Paul A.

    2012-01-01

    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

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    Andrews, Judith; Eade, Eleanor

    2013-01-01

    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

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    Baughman, M. Sue

    2008-01-01

    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

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    Weintraub, Jennifer; Wisner, Melissa

    2008-01-01

    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

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    Murphy, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    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

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    Ravenwood, Clare; Stephens, Derek; Walton, Graham

    2015-01-01

    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

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

    2013-01-01

    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.

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    Tsui, Susan L.; Mushenheim, Cecilia

    1999-01-01

    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.

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

    1991-07-01

    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)

    2014-01-17

    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...

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    2010-04-21

    ... 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

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    Mestri, D. D.

    2008-01-01

    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

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    Friedlander, Janet

    1974-01-01

    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

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    Holley, Rose

    2007-01-01

    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

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    Joseph Chukwusa

    2015-01-01

    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

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

    2000-01-01

    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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    2013-03-01

    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

    2013-09-01

    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

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    Tiemo, Pereware Aghwotu; Ateboh, Benedict Alaowei

    2016-01-01

    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

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    Sidorko, PE

    2007-01-01

    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

    2006-01-01

    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

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    Dominique Bourel

    2008-01-01

    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

    2008-05-01

    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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    2011-09-01

    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

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    Ching, Steve H.; Tai, Alice

    2009-01-01

    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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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    Sutton, Shan C; Chadwell, Faye A

    2014-01-01

    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

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    Seeholzer, Jamie

    2011-01-01

    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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    2001-01-01

    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

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    Lloret Romero, María Nuria

    2011-01-01

    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.

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    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

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

    2009-01-01

    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

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    Graboyes, Alanna S.

    2007-01-01

    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

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    Nute, Donald; Covington, Michael; Rankin, Terry

    1986-01-01

    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

    2006-01-01

    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

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    Simons, Mary

    2008-01-01

    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…

  10. 75 FR 20844 - Notice of Suspension and Initiation of Debarment Proceedings; Schools and Libraries Universal...

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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 http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/press_releases/2008/232526.htm...

  11. E-books: dilemmas, challenges and reality in libraries of the University of Ljubljana

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    Matjaž Eržen

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To research the situation in the field of electronic books (e-books offered by the libraries of the University of Ljubljana, and the problems they are facing up to the collection management of these materials.Methodology/approach: An analysis based on data accessible through the web sites of some libraries and the DiKUL portal (Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana,completed by the data provided by some libraries, is presented.Results: The results and above all the findings about dilemmas the librarians at the University of Ljubljana are dealing with confirm similar problems as stated in the foreign professional literature. There are different kinds of business models, problems with the usage statistics, bibliographic record’s quality and access to library materials.Research limitation: A disrupted organizational structure of the University of Ljubljana library network and consequently a disunited approach to the acquisition and management of e-books as well as a large number of administrators aggravate the gathering of research data and represent obstacles to a more comprehensive collection planning and development.Originality/practical implications: The findings enable a better overview of e-books and initialize a more unified system and activities to provide better access to e-books.

  12. Student Newspapers and University Libraries: Uncovering Your Library's Reputation and Promoting Its Services

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    Bodnar, Jonathan; Mathews, Brian

    2008-01-01

    To help librarians use their campus newspapers more effectively as a communications tool, this paper discusses the type of information about campus libraries that ten student newspapers published over the course of one year and discusses strategies that librarians can use to build more productive, collaborative relationships with the people who…

  13. Ubiquitous Computing in the Library:Indiana State University Library s Experience

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    Ralph; B.Gabbard; Judith; Tribble; Paul; Asay; Chris; Hayes

    2002-01-01

    1 Introduction New technologies and other developments haye changedthe information seeking behaviors of the academic communityand the general public.Nowhere is this more evident than inthe exponential growth of the World Wide Web and cellularphone usage.Responding to these user needs and newtechnologies,libraries are moving from being InformationWarehouses to becoming Information Portals.Full-text

  14. Open Access, Open Source and Digital Libraries: A Current Trend in University Libraries around the World

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    Krishnamurthy, M.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the open access and open source movement in the digital library world. Design/methodology/approach: A review of key developments in the open access and open source movement is provided. Findings: Open source software and open access to research findings are of great use to scholars in developing…

  15. "Hack" Is Not A Dirty Word--The Tenth Anniversary of Patron Access Microcomputer Centers in Libraries.

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    Dewey, Patrick R.

    1986-01-01

    The history of patron access microcomputers in libraries is described as carrying on a tradition that information and computer power should be shared. Questions that all types of libraries need to ask in planning microcomputer centers are considered and several model centers are described. (EM)

  16. User-Centered Digital Library Project Phase 2: User Testing with Teachers and Students with Disabilities. Evaluation Report

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    Moeller, Babette

    2010-01-01

    The goal of the User-Centered Digital Library Project, conducted by the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH, was to adapt the Teachers' Domain online digital library to enable teachers and students with disabilities to more readily use the resources in science classrooms. NCAM added accessibility features such as captions and audio…

  17. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Establishment and growth, 2008-2010.

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    Love, Cynthia B; Arnesen, Stacey J; Phillips, Steven J

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) established the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). Prior to 2008, NLM had a long history of involvement in providing health information for disaster management. Aware of this legacy and moved by the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the NLM long range plan (Charting a Course for the 21st Century: NLM's Long Range Plan 2006-2016) called for creation of a center to show "a strong commitment to disaster remediation and to provide a platform for demonstrating how libraries and librarians can be part of the solution to this national problem". NLM was urged to "ensure continuous access to health information and effective use of libraries and librarians when disasters occur". In response to this charge, NLM has undertaken substantial efforts to ensure that medical libraries have plans for the continuity of their operations, librarians are trained to understand their roles in preparedness and response, online disaster health information resources are available for many audiences and in multiple formats, and research is conducted on tools to enhance the exchange of critical information during and following disasters. This paper documents the history, goals, initiatives, accomplishments and future plans of the Center. PMID:25324584

  18. Electronic Commerce Resource Centers. An Industry--University Partnership.

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    Gulledge, Thomas R.; Sommer, Rainer; Tarimcilar, M. Murat

    1999-01-01

    Electronic Commerce Resource Centers focus on transferring emerging technologies to small businesses through university/industry partnerships. Successful implementation hinges on a strategic operating plan, creation of measurable value for customers, investment in customer-targeted training, and measurement of performance outputs. (SK)

  19. Group Treatment of Eating Disorders in a University Counseling Center.

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    Snodgrass, Gregory; And Others

    Sociocultural pressures to pursue an unrealistic ideal of thinness have contributed to an increasing number of students seeking help at a university counseling center for the eating disorders of anorexia nervosa and bulimia. To help these students, a group treatment technique was developed using a cognitive-behavioral approach. Treatment…

  20. Bulimia: Issues a University Counseling Center Needs To Address.

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    Whitner, Phillip A.; Shetterly, Arminta

    The eating disorder known as bulimia is a relatively new and baffling phenomenon. This paper raises questions that college and university counseling center professionals need to address regarding this phenomenon. The first section focuses on defining the term "bulimia" and its evolution. The second section identifies numerous symptoms that need to…

  1. Integrating Mindfulness Meditation within a University Counseling Center Setting

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    Kurash, Cheryl; Schaul, Jonathan

    2006-01-01

    This paper documents the development of a mindfulness meditation component within a University Counseling Center setting. The specific focus is upon the inclusion of meditation as it pertains to both organizational structure and psychotherapy training. The integration of a meditation practice into any organization is a slow process that poses…

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

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    Colin Elliott

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available 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 for their open learning course or research. Many of the challenges that those involved in open learning face are addressed by the open library and the potential impact it can have on open learning and knowledge sharing is tremendous. http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.7.2.196

  3. Persistent Identifiers: the ‘URN Granular’ Project of the German National Library and the University and State Library Halle

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    Dorothea Sommer

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a project carried out by the German National Library, the University and State Library Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle and Semantics GmbH Aachen to establish routines of persistent identification for individual pages of web publications in order to enable and facilitate reliable and long-term valid citation practices for the academic community. The project originated in a pilot project to digitise approximately 10,000 German imprints from the seventeenth century comprising altogether about 600,000 pages, which had to be completed within two years. The material of the ‘Ponickau Collection’ had been catalogued in the German national bibliography of seventeenth-century imprints (VD 17, which was enriched and turned into a virtual library by adding the digitised texts. This article investigates the means of presentation and indexing of digitised imprints in order to ensure their usability. It also sketches the workflow among the various partners involved in the process. The article highlights the application of Visual Library, which contains various tools for automated creation of metadata, the implementation of persistent identifiers (URN and the automated enrichment of catalogue entries by the regional cataloguing cooperative Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV. Special emphasis is given to questions of quality management; the quality is guaranteed by a combination of automated tools and intellectual control at various stages of the digitisation process.

  4. Library and information education at Islamic universities in Indonesia: Obstacles and opportunities

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    Farida, Ida; Purnomo, Pungki

    2006-01-01

    The Library and Information Studies programs at Islamic universities in Indonesia were born from the idealism thought that the advent of globalization era is a reality fact that we have no choice but to face and anticipate it. This is, not only as a challenge toward social culture and social religious for each society group or country, but also as an opportunity for all people to enrich their vision and empower their identity. The establishment of these library studies programs at state Islam...

  5. Satisfaction of students with the reference services at the National and University Library Of Kosova

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    Mekolli, Bedrije

    2015-01-01

    Service quality is essential in changing the work culture among the employees and generates their involvement in the services of the library. It should focus on continuous improvement of products and services, with greater employee involvement and an increased emphasis on customer needs. This study explores satisfaction of students with the reference services at the National and University Library of Kosova (NULK). Furthermore, this work investigates students% perceptions of reference service...

  6. Co-Creating a Research Landscaping and Visualization Service for Aalto University Library

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    Bragge, Johanna; Yamaguchi, Heli; Sunikka, Anne

    2014-01-01

    The explosion of research available in digital journal databases poses increasing challenges but also opportunities to scholars. For a scholar to stay competitive, new information discovery tools such as text-mining and visualization software are needed to handle the data flood. A contemporary science library is in a key position in mediating the best practices via its services to scholars. This research depicts how Aalto University Library innovated such a service together with relevant stak...

  7. The Road to Responsive: University of Toronto Libraries’ Journey to a New Library Catalogue Interface

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    Lisa Gayhart; Bilal Khalid; Gordon Belray

    2014-01-01

    With the recent surge in the mobile device market and an ever expanding patron base with increasingly divergent levels of technical ability, the University of Toronto Libraries embarked on the development of a new catalogue discovery layer to fit the needs of its diverse users. The result: a mobile-friendly, flexible and intuitive web application that brings the full power of a faceted library catalogue to users without compromising quality or performance, employing Responsive Web Design prin...

  8. Pychometric properties from LibQUAL+ adaptation: A study at mexican universities libraries

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    María del Carmen Toledo Sánchez; Sonia Elizabeth Maldonado-Radillo; Virginia Guadalupe López Torres

    2013-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a specific instrument to assess the service quality of the public university library. Method. The scale was applied to 437users. A self-administered instrument (27 items) was designed to measure the service quality perceived by library users. It was submitted for review by a multidisciplinary group of experts who assessed its logical and content validity (Lawshe´s Model). To determine the construct validity, a factor analysis was us...

  9. Measuring the quality of service: a case of Chancellor College Library, University of Malawi

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    Naomi Kachoka; Ruth Hoskins

    2009-01-01

    This paper discusses the perceptions and expectations of undergraduate students of the quality of service at Chancellor College Library, University of Malawi. A LibQUAL+™ instrument was used to assess the students’ perceptions and expectations of the quality of service. The minimum expectation of service that the students would accept was also examined. Using a self-administered questionnaire and an interview schedule it was found that Chancellor College Library did not perform well in all th...

  10. Developing the Service Quality Assessment Indicators for Learning Commons at University Libraries

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    王梅玲、侯淳凡 Mei-Ling Wang,Chun-Fan Hou

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The Learning Commons representing their innovation and transition is important service in university libraries. The article mainly studies on developing the service quality assessment indicators for Learning Commons at university libraries ,there are main purposes including: (1exploring the meaning and components of the Learning Commons in the Universities’ libraries;(2 understanding the method to evaluate the Learning Commons and constructing adequate indicators for evaluating service quality; (3 understanding the usage and users satisfaction of the Learning Commons in order to assess its service quality , analyzing and evaluating the Learning Commons of libraries. The study has formed the focus groups to better understand themeaning of Learning Commons in Taiwan, and the participants of the focus groups also agreed to conduct the evaluation by applying the assessment of service quality. They came up with three evaluation dimensions and 23 indicators of the Learning Commons. For testing the feasibility of the indicators, the questionnaire was constructed and sent to the users of the Learning Commonsof the N University Library. The research results are as follows: (1 the frequency of using internet affects the number of physically entering to the libraries in both universities; (2 the users recognize the learning value of the libraries; (3 the users used the technological facilities most; (4 the most important services of the Learning Common include a comfortable environment and sufficient resources; (5 the most satisfactory services are the attitudes and responses of the service providers;(6 the services need to be firstly improved include dividing the discussion space from the study space; (7 the overall satisfactory degree still requires more efforts to improve and the libraries should pay more attention on providing resources. Finally, some conclusion and suggestions were proposed by the article. pp. 101-121

  11. A Foray into Library Digital Publishing: The British Virginia Project at Virginia Commonwealth University

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    Farley,Kevin

    2014-01-01

    The British Virginia project involves a collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries and faculty members in the departments of English and History at VCU, with the project led by Dr. Joshua Eckhardt (English). As of April 25, 2013, the project has published its first title: an online edition of a sermon preached to the Virginia Company by William Symonds. To ensure the success of this project, a number of details required careful planning, including library outreach,...

  12. The Road to Responsive: University of Toronto Libraries’ Journey to a New Library Catalogue Interface

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    Lisa Gayhart

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available With the recent surge in the mobile device market and an ever expanding patron base with increasingly divergent levels of technical ability, the University of Toronto Libraries embarked on the development of a new catalogue discovery layer to fit the needs of its diverse users. The result: a mobile-friendly, flexible and intuitive web application that brings the full power of a faceted library catalogue to users without compromising quality or performance, employing Responsive Web Design principles.

  13. Process analysis of the Centre of Information and Library Services of the University of Economics, Prague

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    DAŇKOVÁ, Lucie

    2009-01-01

    Theme of the diploma thesis is the analysis of the processes inside the library of the University of economics. The first part is dedicated to the definition of the goals of the thesis and to the theory of the company processes. The text interprets the term of information literacy and information education and links these terms with the procedural analysis. The thesis introduces the library and identified processes for optimalization. In the second part, the identified processes are analyzed ...

  14. Role of Information and Communication Technology in User's Satisfaction of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Library, Amravati

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    Sakarkar, Sachin.; Choukhande, Vaishali

    2012-01-01

    The paper evaluates the ICT based services at Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University Library. It is based on a survey conducted at various department of the university. it examines the viability, accessibility and efficiency of the services. quality and standards of the services are also analysed. Keywords : Impact of ICT, Users Study, Sant Gadge Baba(SGB) Amravati University Library.

  15. Library+

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    Merrill, Alex

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses possible future directions for academic libraries in the post Web/Library 2.0 world. These possible directions include areas such as data literacy, linked data sets, and opportunities for libraries in support of digital humanities. The author provides a brief sketch of the background information regarding the topics and…

  16. Nigerian university libraries and the challenges of users’ service demands in the 21st Century: what university administrators should know

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    Amanze O. Unagha

    2009-01-01

    The article focuses on the challenges facing Nigerian university libraries in meeting users’ service demands in the 21stcentury and the role of university administrators in assisting them in this regard. It identifies these challenges as non-application of technology to service delivery, increase in student intake with its attendant effect on the available limited resources, inefficient reference service, and competition from other service providers. The article recommends amongst others that...

  17. A digital library for the University of York

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    Allinson, Julie

    2008-01-01

    The University of York has recently launched a project to set-up a multimedia repository service for the University?s research resources, both those produced out of and used within research. This project is being given a kick-start by funding from the JISC repositories and preservation programme start-up and enhancement strand, under the name SAFIR (Sound Archive Film Image Repository). Institutional repositories are growing in number within the UK and offer a variety of services, such as ass...

  18. A Study of the Chinese Rare Books in Lingnan University Library

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The Lingnan University in this article is the Guangzhou Lingnan University, whose forerunner was a Christian College built in 1888 and which ceased operations and was largely absorbed into the Guangzhou Sun Yat-Sen University in 1952. The Chinese rare books of the former Lingnan University Library were by and large merged into the current Sun Yat-Sen University Library and have become a major constituent of its rare books collections. This article analyzes the quantity, sources, and characteristics of the Chinese rare books and shows how the collection development supported the education and research purposes. Lingnan University Library had 174 kinds of Chinese rare books before the Second Sino-Japanese War. It comprised prodominantly Zhao Zeng’s collections and the donations of Gantang Xu, Zongzhou Pan, Shaozhen Xu, Hanchen Gan. The Library of Congress of the United States had influenced the collection of local records in Lingnan. The prominent characteristics of the existing collection included the following: (1 it comprises a large quantity of prints and manuscripts of the Ming dynasty; (2 particularly, it highlights the historical and literary records of the Ming; (3 geographically it emphasizes Guangdong records. [Article content in Chinese

  19. 77 FR 59660 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology... Stanford University Archaeology Center. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated...

  20. In search of service innovations by public libraries in Chinese urban centers:A case study of Dongguan Library

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    LI; Donglai

    2010-01-01

    This article introduces several of the more significant service delivery innovations and their resulting accomplishments instigated by Dongguan Library(thereafter abbreviated as DGL)in recent years.The textual exposition of this paper is based on a case study of DGL by this author about its user-centered vision,mission,immediate objectives and the exhibited service performance within a contextual environment of collegial support from its professional peers.After a five-year period of intensive efforts on such focused professional development and practice,DGL has completed its information service mapping and information delivery for the entire municipality of Dongguan on a 7-day and twentyfour-hour(7/24)basis.This singular feast of accomplishment seems to suggest the moral that any significant development of scale of a municipal library has to be in keeping pace closely with the progress of the society at large in general and with the changing information demands of its local clientele in particular.

  1. Design and implementation of universal mathematical library supporting algorithm development for FPGA based systems in high energy physics experiments

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    The X-ray free-electron laser XFEL that is being planned at the DESY research center in cooperation with European partners will produce high-intensity ultra-short Xray flashes with the properties of laser light. This new light source, which can only be described in terms of superlatives, will open up a whole range of new perspectives for the natural sciences. It could also offer very promising opportunities for industrial users. SIMCON (SIMulator and CONtroller) is the project of the fast, low latency digital controller dedicated for LLRF system in VUV FEL experiment based on modern FPGA chips It is being developed by ELHEP group in Institute of Electronic Systems at Warsaw University of Technology. The main purpose of the project is to create a controller for stabilizing the vector sum of fields in cavities of one cryomodule in the experiment. The device can be also used as the simulator of the cavity and testbench for other devices. Flexibility and computation power of this device allow implementation of fast mathematical algorithms. This paper describes the concept, implementation and tests of universal mathematical library for FPGA algorithm implementation. It consists of many useful components such as IQ demodulator, division block, library for complex and floating point operations, etc. It is able to speed up implementation time of many complicated algorithms. Library have already been tested using real accelerator signals and the performance achieved is satisfactory. (Orig.)

  2. Quality and Value of Library Services from a User’s Perspective: The Case of The National and University Library in Ljubljana User Studies

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    Melita Ambrožič

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the results of surveys which have been carried out by the National and University Library of Slovenia on a regular basis since 1987, thus gathering data on the general image of the library in the eyes of users, its importance to study and research and on the use of its services and information resources. The library is primarily interested in quality assessment of its services and staff as seen by the library users. Quality assessment from the user's point of view is an integral part of library performance measurement and one of the basic control tools for implementing strategic and annual library plans. The latest user study was carried out in 2013. Data were gathered by a web questionnaire. It contained questions enabling comparison with results of the previous studies, and for the first time, questions about the economic value of the library services were included. Comparing the latest results of the National and University Library user study with the results of previous researches shows that the most frequent reason why respondents visit the library remains the use of its premises for studying and borrowing of printed materials. They rarely search for professional help of the library staff. Their use of electronic information resources and the tools for their detection is still poor. The share of those, who value the library as publicly well-recognized, an open, friendly and trusted institution, has increased in comparison with the results of previous research. The same can be said for those, who highly value the impact of the library on the quality and efficiency of their work and study. The level of those, who are satisfied with the library and its services, was higher than in the previous studies, the level of satisfaction with the library staff has been increased significantly. Due to unreliability of data gathered, the economic value of the library was not determined.

  3. Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center. Evolution of carbon therapy

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    Cancer treatments with high energy carbon beams have been initiated at Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center, GHMC, in March of this year. Aiming the wide spread of the carbon therapy, the grand design of the facility and a variety of R and D studies were conducted by HIMAC group of National Institute of Radiological Sciences, NIRS, in collaboration with Gunma University. The design concepts of the facility include the high reliability, high efficiency, and low construction and operation cost. The success of the facility will open up new era of the carbon therapy. (author)

  4. Application of Library Management Software in Aligarh Muslim University

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    Ansari, Mehtab Alam

    2008-01-01

    Sir Syed Ahmad founded the Madrasatul Uloom in a small city named Aligarh in India. The establishment of this institute, which was later known as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental (MAO) College and has now become Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), marks one of the most important events in the educational and social history of modern India. The Maulana…

  5. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Establishment and growth, 2008–2010 1

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    Love, Cynthia B; Arnesen, Stacey J.; Phillips, Steven J

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) established the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). Prior to 2008, NLM had a long history of involvement in providing health information for disaster management. Aware of this legacy and moved by the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the NLM long range plan (Charting a Course for the 21st Century: NLM’s Long Range Plan 2006–2016) called for creation of a center to show “a strong commitment to disaster remediation ...

  6. Beyond the Letter of the Law: Accessibility, Universal Design, and Human-Centered Design in Video Tutorials

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    Amanda S. Clossen

    2014-01-01

    This article demonstrates how Universal and Human-Centered Design approaches can be applied to the process of library video tutorial creation in order to enhance accessibility. A series of questions that creators should consider in order to focus their design process is discussed. These questions break down various physical and cognitive limitations that users encounter, providing a framework for future video creation that is not dependent on specific software. By approaching accommodations m...

  7. The Florida State University's Learning District: A Case Study of an Academic Library-Run Peer Tutoring Program

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    Demeter, Michelle

    2011-01-01

    In March 2010, the first floor of the main library at The Florida State University was renovated as a learning commons. With this change in design, all tutoring that existed throughout the library was moved into the commons. The crown jewel of these programs is the library's in-house, late-night peer tutoring program that has seen incredible…

  8. Service with Style: Micki McIntyre--Health Sciences Library, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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    2005-01-01

    After a brief career in musical theater, Micki McIntyre entered the graduate library program at Columbia University, where she noticed a poster advertising free tuition to library employees. "There was a vacancy at the health sciences library, and that's how a theater major became a medical librarian." She's a medical librarian with flair. As…

  9. La génesis de las bibliotecas universitarias en España Genesis of university libraries in Spain

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    Genaro Luis García-López

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Análisis de la institución de la universidad en España en el tránsito entre el Antiguo Régimen y la sociedad liberal en el que se destacan los objetivos que los reformadores pretendían conseguir y los problemas existentes. A partir de caracterizar los centros educativos superiores se analiza la biblioteca universitaria, su desarrollo previo hasta el primer tercio del siglo XIX, su consolidación con la integración de los fondos bibliográficos de las comunidades religiosas suprimidas, su doble caracterización como biblioteca de centro educativo y pública, y sus principales problemas y su posible servicio para el desarrollo cultural y científico del país.An analysis of the university in Spain is made in its transition from the "Ancien Régime" to the liberal society, stressing the aims the reformers sought to obtain and the coexisting problems they encountered. After characterizing the higher education centers, an analysis of the university library is made: its previous development up until the first third of the XIX Century; the consolidation of its holdings after integrating the documents had by the suppressed religious communities (the Jesuits; its double character as library and public education center; and its main problems and the possible service it lent to the cultural and scientific development of the country.

  10. Collections management plan for the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library

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    List, Kelleen M.; Buczkowski, Brian J.; McCarthy, Linda P.; Orton, Alice M.

    2015-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center has created a Data Library to organize, preserve, and make available the field, laboratory, and modeling data collected and processed by Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff. This Data Library supports current research efforts by providing unique, historic datasets with accompanying metadata. The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Data Library has custody of historic data and records that are still useful for research, and assists with preservation and distribution of marine science records and data in the course of scientific investigation and experimentation by researchers and staff at the science center.

  11. An evaluation on the Web page navigation tools in university library Web sites In Turkey

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    Çakmak, Tolga

    2010-01-01

    Web technologies and web pages are primary tools for dissemination of information all over the world today. Libraries are also using and adopting these technologies to reach their audiences. The effective usage of these technologies can be possible with user centered design. Web pages that have user centered design help users to find information without being lost in the web page. As a part of the web pages, navigation systems have a vital role in this context. Effective usage of navigation s...

  12. Case study implementing a new library management system at Bristol University

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    King, P

    2000-01-01

    In common with many other UK academic libraries using the LIBERTAS library management system, Bristol University Library set out in 1998 to acquire a replacement. The paper describes the background to the Bristol project to choose a new system, and some of its distinctive features, briefly indicates the outcome (acquisition of Aleph 500 from Ex Libris), and draws some lessons from the experience. It is easy to underestimate the size of the task involved in installing a modern library management system. Careful thought should be given to an assessment of conversion needs and to the justification for retaining existing practices (e.g. use of UKMARC) rather than accepting the international norm. Both staff and users must understand the need for change and be prepared for its consequences. On-site support from the system supplier is vital and time is of the essence. (3 refs).

  13. A survey of the acoustical quality of seventeen libraries at Princeton University

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    Markham, Benjamin

    2003-10-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify objective acoustic measures that correlate with the subjective responses of students and administrators to libraries at Princeton University. The motivation for this study was to determine what is necessary in order to provide a comfortable acoustic environment for users of a new science library to be built on campus. On 31 March 2003, Acentech, Incorporated evaluated 17 library spaces and interviewed a number of students and librarians at Princeton. Based on the results of the survey, the author proposes that a comfortable acoustic environment in a library is an environment that provides freedom from distraction; in other words, casual conversation and other noises in the library will not distract users reading or studying in the library. In order to provide such an environment, a library must have (1) appropriate levels of background sound, (2) a physical barrier between noise-producing and noise-sensitive sections, and (3) sufficient sound absorbing material in the space. Measured quantitative metrics support these conclusions.

  14. Library Support for Indigenous University Students: Moving from the Periphery to the Mainstream

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    Joanna Hare

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective – This research project explored the models of Indigenous support programs in Australian academic libraries, and how they align with the needs of the students they support. The research objective was to gather feedback from Indigenous students and obtain evidence of good practice models from Australian academic libraries to inform the development and enhancement of Indigenous support programs. The research presents the viewpoints of both Indigenous students and librarians. Methods – The research methods comprised an online survey using SurveyMonkey and a focus group. The survey was conducted nationally in Australia to gather evidence on the different models of Indigenous support provided by academic libraries. The survey explored the nature of support services such as specialized study spaces and resources, information literacy education, and liaison services for Indigenous students. The survey also asked respondents to comment on the challenges they encountered and improvements they would recommend in providing Indigenous student support. To provide a student perspective, a small cohort of Indigenous students at a small university in South East Queensland was interviewed in a focus group about their library experiences. The focus group explored Indigenous students’ perceptions of the library, their frequency of use and where they go for help with their studies. Results – The survey found that 84% of academic libraries provide some specific support for Indigenous students with 89% of those support services being conducted in a place other than the library. Across the sector, Australian academic libraries have a strong commitment to the success of Indigenous students and considerable engagement with Indigenous issues. The focus group found that Indigenous students’ needs and concerns about using the library were not differentiated by their cultural background. Rather their concerns were similar to issues being raised

  15. A Short Introduction Concerning the Implementation of the Horizon System at the Nicholas Copernicus University Library in Toruñ

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    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available I would like to present an outline of the Horizon system, its history, environment, and state of implementation at the Nicholas Copernicus University Library in Toruñ at the moment, and the situation in the Map Department. Horizon is a third generation system (i.e. one of the latest of several library management systems marketed by Ameritech Library Services, a subsidiary of the Ameritech Corporation, one of the world’s largest communication companies. The new system Horizon was built on the Marquis, Dynix library system, and is being developed by Ameritech Library Service in collaboration with the University of Chicago and Indiana University. It was first introduced in the USA in 1991. By August 1998, Horizon had been installed in about 570 libraries, located in the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Saudi Arabia and many European countries. The first library in Europe to use this system was Technische Fachhochschule in Berlin.

  16. Responding to the Call to Curate: Digital Curation in Practice at Penn State University Libraries

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    Patricia Hswe; Furlough, Michael J.; Giarlo, Michael J.; Mairéad Martin

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes how the Pennsylvania State (Penn State) University Libraries and the university’s central information technology organization, Information Technology Services, are putting into practice key tenets of digital curation through the newly established Content Stewardship program, a joint strategic initiative to implement stewardship services for the university. First, we provide an account of the planning, preparation, and prototyping that informed the initial year of the prog...

  17. Library subject guides: a content management case study at the Open University, UK

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    Wales, Tim

    2005-01-01

    A summary of multi-format subject guide production at the Open University Library is provided to justify the decision to develop a new system for their production using a commercial CM system. A detailed consideration of the design and implementation stages is given before a critical review of the project outcome.

  18. Library Subject Guides: A Content Management Case Study at the Open University, UK

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    Wales, Tim

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To share the experiences and challenges faced by the Open University Library (OUL) in developing a content management (CM) system for its subject guides. Design/methodology/approach: A summary of multi-format subject guide production at the OUL is provided to justify the decision to develop a new system for their production using a…

  19. Placing the Library at the Heart of Plagiarism Prevention: The University of Bradford Experience

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    George, Sarah; Costigan, Anne; O'hara, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Plagiarism is a vexing issue for Higher Education, affecting student transition, retention, and attainment. This article reports on two initiatives from the University of Bradford library aimed at reducing student plagiarism. The first initiative is an intensive course for students who have contravened plagiarism regulations. The second course…

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    ... connection with your participation in the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism (``E-Rate... participation in the E-Rate program.\\5\\ Specifically, between 1999 and 2003, you held yourself out as an E-Rate..., you were sentenced to serve fifty-seven months in federal prison, to be followed by thirty-six...

  1. Organizing for Digitization at Oregon State University: A Case Study and Comparison with ARL Libraries

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    Boock, Michael

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a case study of how Oregon State University Libraries (OSUL) organized to accomplish digitization activities. Digitization activities are broken down into six major categories: management, copyright, digital imaging, metadata, hardware/software/web design, and selection. The OSUL departments responsible for tasks within each…

  2. Improving Self Service the Six Sigma Way at Newcastle University Library

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    Kumi, Susan; Morrow, John

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: To report on the collaborative project between Newcastle University Library and 3M which aimed to increase self-issue levels using six sigma methodology. Design/methodology/approach: The six-month long project is outlined and gives an insight into the process improvement methodology called six sigma. An explanation of why we ran the…

  3. Leadership and Empowerment: Assets or Liabilities? The University of Trieste Library System: An Exploratory Case Study

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    Arabito, Stefania

    2004-01-01

    Leadership and empowerment can be either strategic assets or heavy liabilities for a University Library System that strives to grow and compete in a changing environment. It depends on the meanings people give to these concepts and on the interactions between them. It seems interesting to explore leadership and empowerment in a real-life context where local subcultures persist.

  4. The University of Miami Center for Oceans and Human Health

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    Fleming, L. E.; Smith, S. L.; Minnett, P. J.

    2007-05-01

    Two recent major reports on the health of the oceans in the United States have warned that coastal development and population pressures are responsible for the dramatic degradation of U.S. ocean and coastal environments. The significant consequences of this increased population density, particularly in sub/tropical coastal regions, can be seen in recent weather events: Hurricanes Andrew, Ivan, and Katrina in the US Gulf of Mexico states, and the Tsunami in Southeast Asia in December 2004, all causing significant deaths and destruction. Microbial contamination, man-made chemicals, and a variety of harmful algal blooms and their toxins are increasingly affecting the health of coastal human populations via the seafood supply, as well as the commercial and recreational use of coastal marine waters. At the same time, there has been the realization that the oceans are a source of unexplored biological diversity able to provide medicinal, as well as nutritional, benefits. Therefore, the exploration and preservation of the earth's oceans have significant worldwide public health implications for current and future generations. The NSF/NIEHS Center for Oceans and Human Health Center (COHH) at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School and its collaborators builds on several decades of collaborative and interdisciplinary research, education, and training to address the NIEHS-NSF research initiative in Oceans and Human Health. The COHH focuses on issues relevant to the Southeastern US and Caribbean, as well as global Sub/Tropical areas worldwide, to integrate interdisciplinary research between biomedical and oceanographic scientists. The Center includes three Research Projects: (1) research into the application of toxic algal culture, toxin analysis, remote sensing, oceanography, and genomics to subtropical/tropical Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) organism and toxin distribution; (2) exploring the interaction between functional genomics and oceanography of the subtropical

  5. University Reactor Conversion Lessons Learned Workshop for Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center Reactor

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    Eric C. Woolstenhulme; Dana M. Meyer

    2007-04-01

    The objectives of this meeting were to capture the observations, insights, issues, concerns, and ideas of those involved in the Texas A&M University Nuclear Science Center (TAMU NSC) TRIGA Reactor Conversion so that future efforts can be conducted with greater effectiveness, efficiency, and with fewer challenges. This workshop was held in conjunction with a similar workshop for the University of Florida Reactor Conversion. Some of the generic lessons from that workshop are included in this report for completeness.

  6. LINWORTH/ALISE 2009 Youth Services Paper: Equal Opportunity? Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media Centers

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    Pribesh, Shana; Gavigan, Karen

    2009-01-01

    When the authors met through a mutual colleague, Gail Dickinson at Old Dominion University, Karen and Shana set about to examine issues that do not normally interest sociologists--the number of days school libraries are closed and whether or not library schedules (fixed or flexed) impact student achievement. However, Shana, a sociologist who…

  7. The Universe Observation Center: an educational center devoted to Astronomy in Catalonia

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    Fernández, D.

    The Universe Observation Center (in Catalan language, Centre d'Observació de l'Univers, COU) is located in close proximity to the Montsec Astronomical Observatory (Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec, OAM), in eastern Catalonia (Spain). Both centers comprise the Montsec Astronomical Park (Parc Astronòmic Montsec, PAM), managed by the Consorci del Montsec. Montsec Mountain remains the finest location for astronomical observation in Catalonia, as demonstrated by a site-testing campaign conducted by the Astronomy and Meteorology Department of the University of Barcelona. The COU consists of a Central Building (including a permanent exhibition and three classrooms possessing broadband Internet access), the Telescope Park (two astronomical domes equipped with medium-size telescopes, a coelostat for solar observation, and a portable telescope park), the Eye of Montsec (a digital planetarium and, at the same time, an extremely innovative platform for sky observation) and the Garden of the Universe (a tour of the land surrounding the COU, visiting several areas within it). The COU will offer to the Spanish academic community a host of fascinating and unique activities in the fields of astronomy and geology. The Center is open not only to students (from primary school through university), but also to amateur astronomers, people interested in science and the general public.

  8. DISSEMINATING AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET: INDONESIAN CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY DISSEMINATION EXPERIENCE

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    Bambang Winarko

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The Indonesian Center for Library and Technology Dissemination (ICALTD has a duty to disseminate agricultural information to researchers, extension workers, academicians, and other general users. Previously, the dissemination was based on printed publications. However, along with the penetration and development of the internet, the method of dissemination has changed to ITC-based dissemination. CD/VCD and internet technology application plays an important role in ICALTD’s dissemination of agricultural information. The involvement of internet technology in the dissemination of agricultural information ranges from purchasing online electronic journals for the main library collection to electronic-based processing and internet-based services. Efforts to educate stakeholders, such as administrators, content providers, and users, are carried out to ensure the successful dissemination of agricultural information.

  9. Building a university and center for energy in Sumatra, Indonesia

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    Szwilski, T. (Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (US))

    1991-08-01

    This paper reports that the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE) in Indonesia recognized the need to provide quality education to a rapidly expanding student population. This stimulus prompted DGHE to establish an Inter-University Center (IUC) for Energy in Palembang, Sumatra. The region was chosen because it is well endowed with large reserves of coal, petroleum and natural gas. The IUC will be one of many centers of excellence already established throughout Indonesia at more prestigious universities. Subsequently, funds were provided by the government of Indonesia to upgrade UNSRI. It currently has a small campus with very few physical facilities and a student population of about 9,000. The new campus will accommodate up to 20,000 students. It is presently being constructed on 300 hm{sup 2} (741 acres) of land 35 km (22 miles) south of Palembang, and a two-hour drive north of Bukit Asam, a large surface coal mine. There are many shortcomings in the energy sector in developing countries. Principal among these are the lack of experience and training of engineers and managers, inadequate training facilities and lack of familiarity with available new technology. Many key personnel in the energy industry graduate from universities with ill-designed curricula and inadequate and general support facilities.

  10. LibQUAL in Ireland: performance assessment and service improvement in Irish university libraries

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    McCaffrey, Ciara

    2013-01-01

    This article reviews the Irish university experience of LibQUAL, drawing from interviews with administrators and library directors in the seven Irish universities together with data from the Irish LibQUAL notebooks generated from 2009 to 2012. Of the seven Irish universities, three find it very useful, run it regularly and have integrated it into their planning activities. Two found LibQUAL to be very useful in an occasional sense and two found LibQUAL to be less useful for the...

  11. Records working in libraries of federal universities: ethics, politics and access to information

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    Ana Carolina de Souza Caetano

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The librarian work also relates to the registrations of their working procedures. In addition to the efficiency in the management and consistency of work, they give transparency to the guidelines and choices made, and allow periodic reassessment of the shares. Classical authors, who conceptualize the document, emphasize the importance of the act of documenting. Objectives: Maps the existence of records of employment policies, and actions, in Brazilian federal universities libraries and inquire about the ethical problems, and of the lack of access to information in his absence. Methodology: Mapping the sites of fifty-seven federal universities libraries searching the provision of official records containing policies, plans, manuals, user guides, regulations, among others. Results: 57% of libraries do not offer any kind of record. The greater supply of different working documents is found in the libraries of the Southeast and South. But still, 41% of them does not provide any kind of document. The lack of transparency can create opportunities of injustices and even unethical actions. Conclusions: Among the reasons for not document we find the lack of clear guidelines on official documents to drive the profession and the university librarians. It contradicts the principle of the law of access to information and shown inconsistent with professionals and institutions that would theoretically primary obligation to do it.

  12. An Assessment of New University Library Building in France during the Period 1990-1999

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    Marie-Francoise Bisbrouck

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    Full Text Available Following implementation of two governmental programs a third such plan, referred to as the „ Third Millennium University”(„U3M” was considered, with an initial work phase stretching from 2000 to 2006. In view of implementing the latest plan, and given the objectives outlined just now, the Ministry of Education, as the authority responsible for university libraries, thought fit to undertake an assessment of at least one part of those buildings newly opened to the public. The aim of this assessment was to ensure that future library construction and refurbishment programs would incorporate the changes achieved, both as regards pedagogical methods employed in university teaching, and the development of information technologies. I should now like to describe the methodology of this assessment, then present some data regarding the results obtained. In April 1998 a think-tank was set up under my responsibility, comprising around fifteen project managers, university library managers or document-section heads in charge of the building or restructuring project for their particular libraries.

  13. Mobile services in the Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library - Technical University of Catalonia

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    Codina Vila, Miquel; Pérez Gálvez, Andrés; Clavero Campos, Javier

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to compile and explain the mobile services developed by the Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library (BRGF) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain. From a larger amount of technological features that distinguish the BRGF, only those with a main mobile component are grouped here. Design/methodology/approach – A case study perspective is used to give a detailed picture of the mobile services and features offered by the library in bot...

  14. Mass Digitization at the Complutense University Library: Access to and Preservation of its Cultural Heritage

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    José A. Magán; Manuela Palafox; Eugenio Tardón; Amelia Sanz

    2011-01-01

    In the mid-1990s, the Library of the Complutense of Madrid (UCM) applied the growing body of new technologies to a pioneering project: the digitization of a valuable collection of biomedical books. The result of the project was the Dioscorides Digital Library. Up to 2006, however, the pace of digitization was very slow, resulting in only 3,000 books and 50,000 digitized engravings. In September 2006, the Complutense University and Google signed a partnership agreement for the purpose of carry...

  15. Oklahoma State University proposed Advanced Technology Research Center. Environmental Assessment

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    The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the construction and equipping of the proposed Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Based on the analysis in the EA, the DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  16. University of Maryland component of the Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics: Final Technical Report

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    The Center for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics (CMPD) was a five-year Fusion Science Center. The University of Maryland (UMD) and UCLA were the host universities. This final technical report describes the physics results from the UMD CMPD.

  17. Macro trends in the development of the university libraries of Latin America:in special focused on innovation in learning and research process

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    Bustos-Gonzalez, Atilio

    2006-01-01

    The paper is about the Macro trends in the development of the university libraries of Latin America:in special focused on innovation in learning and research process. The library as generator of changes. The library is leader in services. The library develop changes in learning. The library support of research.

  18. Measuring the quality of service: a case of Chancellor College Library, University of Malawi

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    Naomi Kachoka

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the perceptions and expectations of undergraduate students of the quality of service at Chancellor College Library, University of Malawi. A LibQUAL+™ instrument was used to assess the students’ perceptions and expectations of the quality of service. The minimum expectation of service that the students would accept was also examined. Using a self-administered questionnaire and an interview schedule it was found that Chancellor College Library did not perform well in all the LibQUAL dimensions of service quality namely: affect of service, library as place and information control. Undergraduate students of the Chancellor College had higher expectations of service quality than the perceived quality of service both for desired expectations and minimum expectations leading to negative adequacy and superiority gaps.

  19. Die Fachbibliothek Medizin (FBMed am Universitätsklinikum Essen / The Medical Branch Library at the University Hospital Essen

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    Wibker, Katrin

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The branch library ‘Medizin’ provides the faculty of medicine and the university hospital (about 943 professors and scientific assistants; about 1665 medical students with literature and information and fulfils important tasks regarding research, teaching and patient care.Along with matters of use of the library (lending, advice, interlibrary loan, reserved semester collections, training courses, there is also certain work concerning the processing of literature (for example acquisition and binding of journals that is carried out on the spot. Furthermore the branch library ‘Medizin’ looks after and advises several libraries in various institutes of the university hospital.

  20. Üniversite Kütüphanelerinde Halkla İlişkiler ve Başkent Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi / Public Relations at University Libraries and Başkent University Library

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    Full Text Available Public relations is the sum of all activities of an institution to gain in a permanent way the trust, sympathy and support of target mass. The objective of the public relations department in the libraries is to make people to gain positive opinions on the library. Determining the situation of the public relations effort at the university library and creating the solutions for the problems and developing the ways and means of the public relations work are very important. This study aims to clarify the opinions of the Başkent University Library users about public relations efforts of the library. The study is conducted on 200 respondents who are academic staff and students of the Başkent University and also theusers of library. In the study, there are also observations about theactivities of the Başkent University Library on public relations.Conclusively seems that the public relations activities of the Başkent University Library are partially sufficient.

  1. 75 FR 10219 - Solicitation of Applications for the FY 2010 University Center Economic Development Program...

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    ... colleges, and from consortia of accredited institutions of higher education for FY 2010 University Center... higher education have many assets and are able to establish and operate University Centers in partnership... education and consortia of institutions of higher education establish and operate University Centers.......

  2. Knotworking in Academic Libraries: Two Case Studies from the University of Helsinki

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    Full Text Available Librarians in academic libraries are facing major changes in their work due to, e.g., the internet, digitization, and increasing use of new channels for information retrieval by their most important clients, namely researchers. This creates challenges for librarians: both to deepen their own expertise and to develop innovative service models for their clients. In this paper we present a development project entitled ‘Knotworking in the Library’ from the Helsinki University Library. The project made use of the Change Laboratory method, which is an intensive developmental effort which facilitates improvements in the activities of organizations and changes in the organizational culture. The process started in Viikki Campus Library in 2009–2010 and continued in the City Centre Campus Library in 2010–2011. The aim was to create new kinds of partnership between libraries and research groups in the form of knotworking. By knotworking we mean a boundary-crossing, collective problem-solving way of organizing work. The knotworking model presented in this paper generated practical tools to assist selected research groups in dealing with data management related-issues.

  3. NASA Lunar Sample Education Disk Program - Space Rocks for Classrooms, Museums, Science Centers and Libraries

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    Allen, J. S.

    2009-12-01

    NASA is eager for students and the public to experience lunar Apollo rocks and regolith soils first hand. Lunar samples embedded in plastic are available for educators to use in their classrooms, museums, science centers, and public libraries for education activities and display. The sample education disks are valuable tools for engaging students in the exploration of the Solar System. Scientific research conducted on the Apollo rocks has revealed the early history of our Earth-Moon system. The rocks help educators make the connections to this ancient history of our planet as well as connections to the basic lunar surface processes - impact and volcanism. With these samples educators in museums, science centers, libraries, and classrooms can help students and the public understand the key questions pursued by missions to Moon. The Office of the Curator at Johnson Space Center is in the process of reorganizing and renewing the Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program to increase reach, security and accountability. The new program expands the reach of these exciting extraterrestrial rocks through increased access to training and educator borrowing. One of the expanded opportunities is that trained certified educators from science centers, museums, and libraries may now borrow the extraterrestrial rock samples. Previously the loan program was only open to classroom educators so the expansion will increase the public access to the samples and allow educators to make the critical connections of the rocks to the exciting exploration missions taking place in our solar system. Each Lunar Disk contains three lunar rocks and three regolith soils embedded in Lucite. The anorthosite sample is a part of the magma ocean formed on the surface of Moon in the early melting period, the basalt is part of the extensive lunar mare lava flows, and the breccias sample is an important example of the violent impact history of the Moon. The disks also include two regolith soils and

  4. Privacy and Online Social Networks: A Proposed Approach for Academic Librarians in University Libraries

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    This paper analyzes the ways in which academic librarians in university settings can educate the staff, students, and public involved in the library community of both the risks and benefits of involvement in online social network sites such as Facebook. The concerns addressed range from maintaining users’ basic privacy and protecting themselves from physical and mental harm, to making users aware of how the information being shared on these sites may be used in newly emerging marketing practices. The paper recommends that academic librarians utilize social networking sites themselves in order to provide current, relevant information to the relevant parties in the university library community.

     

  5. The Universe Observing Center a modern center to teach and communicate astronomy

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    Ribas, Salvador J.

    2011-06-01

    The Universe Observing Center is one of the parts of the Parc Astronòmic Montsec (PAM). PAM is an initiative of the Catalan government, through the Consorci del Montsec (Montsec Consortium), to take advantage of the capabilities and potential of the Montsec region to develop scientific research, training and outreach activities, particularly in the field of Astronomy. The choice of the Montsec mountains to install the PAM was motivated by the magnificent conditions for observing the sky at night; the sky above Montsec is the best (natural sky free of light pollution) in Catalonia for astronomical observations. The PAM has two main parts: the Observatori Astronòmic del Montsec (OAdM) and the Universe Observing Center (COU). The OAdM is a professional observatory with an 80-cm catadioptric telescope (Joan Oró Telescope). This telescope is a robotic telescope that can be controlled from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The COU is a large multipurpose center which is intended to become an educational benchmark for teaching and communicate astronomy and other sciences in Catalonia. The management of the COU has three main goals: 1) Teach primary and secondary school students in our Educational Training Camp. 2) Teach university students housing the practical astronomy lectures of the universities. 3) Communicate astronomy to the general public. The COU comprises special areas for these purposes: the Telescopes Park with more than 20 telescopes, a coelostat for solar observations and two dome containing full-automated telescopes. The most special equipment is ``The Eye of Montsec'', with its 12m dome containing a multimedia digital planetarium and a platform for direct observation of the sky and the environment. During 2009 we expect around 10000 visitors in Montsec area to enjoy science with Montsec dark skies and an special natural environment.

  6. Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba

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    This Annual Report covers the research activities and the technical developments of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba, for the period from April 1988 to March 1989. Laborious work of refreshing 12UD has continued throughout the year, in parallel with the regular machine-time service. Almost 95% of the work has been completed by the end of March 1989. At the time of writing this manuscript, 12UD is running up modestly beyond 11.0MV, raising joyous murmur of pellet chains. She has recovered up to the hilt. In spite of the considerable time consumed by the refreshing, the total machine-time has exceeded 3,000 hours. Activities at the Center covered a wide area of research field, viz. 1) nuclear spectroscopy of transitional nuclei, 2) heavy ion fusion and fission processes, 3) polarization phenomena in nuclear reactions, 4) charge exchange process in atomic collisions, 5) application of energetic heavy ions to investigating solid-state physics, and 6) effect of ion-irradiation on the fatigue properties of metal. Theoretical work pertinent to the nuclear structure is also included in this report. Prospects for a project attempting to equip the Center with a crystal-ball spectrometer is, at least, not gloomy. First streaks of light seems to begin glimmering. (author)

  7. 77 FR 59661 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Stanford University Archaeology... to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Stanford University...

  8. Zweigbibliothek Medizin der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster – vor Ort, online und mobil / Medical Branch Library of the University & Regional Library Münster – local, online, and mobile

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    Obst, Oliver

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The Medical Branch Library is a subject library of the University and Regional Library Münster, and was founded in 1993 as the central medical library in the grounds of the University Hospital. Second only to the German National Library in Cologne, it is the largest medical library in North Rhine-Westphalia. The budget of the library derives mainly from the Medical Faculty. The funding from the university and from tuition fees is used to acquire textbooks. The physical library is used almost exclusively as a place of learning (by students, while the online presence mainly by researchers and physicians. The library offers since 1997 e-journals, since 2003 e-books and media for Smart Computers/Phones. It is using innovative ways for supplying journal articles, such as a virtual library budget and serving Subito for free.

  9. OPENNESS OF A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY TO THE PUBLIC AS A KEY FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIETY

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available It has been argued for many years that whether the university library should be open to the society or not, not only the university library has the responsibility and ability to be open to the social readers, but also it is the need of making lifelong education and building a Learning Society. Be it whether the experiences from overseas or the development of the university library itself, it is an inevitable trend of keeping sustainable development, thereby enlarging the range of services, maximizing fully our advantages and serving the society in response to actual situation.It is the ultimate solution that government and universities join hands to open the university library service to the community.

  10. Privacy and Online Social Networks: A Proposed Approach for Academic Librarians in University Libraries

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    Greg Hutton

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyzes the ways in which academic librarians in university settings can educate the staff, students, and public involved in the library community of both the risks and benefits of involvement in online social network sites such as Facebook. The concerns addressed range from maintaining users’ basic privacy and protecting themselves from physical and mental harm, to ...

  11. The University Library: a driving force for reform in legal education?

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    Beljaars, Ben; Winter, René

    2012-01-01

    textabstractInformation skills training offers opportunities for gradually embedding changes in legal education programs and to bring about the integration of legal knowledge, skills and experience. If shared goals are formulated in a spirit of close collaboration, curricular changes and revisions will potentially have a greater effect and be more likely to enhance long-term programs. The university library can serve as an ideal base for the use of information technology such as web portals a...

  12. The long and winding road : institutional and disciplinary repository at Saarland University and State Library

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    Herb, Ulrich; Müller, Matthias

    2008-01-01

    The article describes the Open Access archiving of scientific primary and secondary literature on the institutional and the disciplinary repository of the Saarland University and State Library. The challenges, opportunities and success factors of both repositories are compared and evaluated. The article is based on the findings and experiences of eight years of Open Access archiving practice. Basic requirements for success and acceptance are - quality control and standardisation; ...

  13. The long and winding road: Institutional and disciplinary repository at Saarland University and State Library

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    Herb, Ulrich

    2008-01-01

    The article describes the Open Access archiving of scientific primary and secondary literature on the institutional and the disciplinary repository of the Saarland University and State Library. The challenges, opportunities and success factors of both repositories are compared and evaluated. The article is based on the findings and experiences of eight years of Open Access archiving practice. Basic requirements for success and acceptance are - quality control and standardisation; tha...

  14. Engaging a Wider Community: The Academic Library as a Center for Creativity, Discovery, and Collaboration

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    Shapiro, Steven D.

    2016-01-01

    Academic libraries have reported long-term declines in circulation, reference transactions, reserves, and in-house library materials usage. Increasingly, libraries are perceived as being less critical to the academic enterprise. Are these trends irreversible? Perhaps public libraries and some innovative academic libraries can provide us with some…

  15. Money and leadership : a study of theses on public school libraries submitted to the University of the Philippines’ Institute of Library and Information Science

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    Totanes, Vernon

    2006-01-01

    The biggest challenge facing public school librarians in the Philippines today is the thought that there is no money to pay for the improvements that need to be made. This mindset is reflected in the findings, conclusions or recommendations made by graduate and undergraduate students who focused on public school libraries in theses submitted from 1940 onward at the University of the Philippines (UP). Their solution: the government should allot a regular budget for public school libraries. ...

  16. University Biology Patrons in the Library Literature 2000-2010: A Content Analysis & Literature Review

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available The researcher conducted a content analysis and literature review of papers written from 2000-2010 that focused on university biology students, faculty, and their papers. Scholarly articles were divided into the library research domains. The largest number of papers was from the Education domain, followed closely by Collections. Only two papers were categorized as Reference/Enquiries, and no papers were found in Management and Professional Issues. This research will enable science librarians to better understand what evidence was already written about biology subjects in a university setting. Gaps in the literature can help inform other librarians who are interested in pursuing more research with biology subjects.

  17. An Empirical Study of Leadership Style of Middle Managers in Taiwan’s University Libraries

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Few studies have addressed the topic on leadership within the field of librarianship. With a hope to add to the narrative literature of the leadership, the researcher employed literature review and analysis, questionnaires, and statistics analysis, to explore the leadership style of middle managers in the university libraries in Taiwan area. 343 university librarians and 85 department heads participated in this survey. The survey data indicates that there is a discrepancy between middle managers’ self expressed leadership behavior profiles and those perceived by subordinate librarians. And some subordinate librarians’ demographics may affect their perceptions of leadership behavior demonstrated by department heads. [Article content in Chinese

  18. Exploring Best Practices for Research Data Management in Earth Science through Collaborating with University Libraries

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    Wang, T.; Branch, B. D.

    2013-12-01

    Earth Science research data, its data management, informatics processing and its data curation are valuable in allowing earth scientists to make new discoveries. But how to actively manage these research assets to ensure them safe and secure, accessible and reusable for long term is a big challenge. Nowadays, the data deluge makes this challenge become even more difficult. To address the growing demand for managing earth science data, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) partners with the Library and Technology Services (LTS) of Lehigh University and Purdue University Libraries (PUL) on hosting postdoctoral fellows in data curation activity. This inter-disciplinary fellowship program funded by the SLOAN Foundation innovatively connects university libraries and earth science departments and provides earth science Ph.D.'s opportunities to use their research experiences in earth science and data curation trainings received during their fellowship to explore best practices for research data management in earth science. In the process of exploring best practices for data curation in earth science, the CLIR Data Curation Fellows have accumulated rich experiences and insights on the data management behaviors and needs of earth scientists. Specifically, Ting Wang, the postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh University has worked together with the LTS support team for the College of Arts and Sciences, Web Specialists and the High Performance Computing Team, to assess and meet the data management needs of researchers at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). By interviewing the faculty members and graduate students at EES, the fellow has identified a variety of data-related challenges at different research fields of earth science, such as climate, ecology, geochemistry, geomorphology, etc. The investigation findings of the fellow also support the LTS for developing campus infrastructure for long-term data management in the sciences. Likewise

  19. Library Catalogues and Their Usage: a Case Study of Manual Stocktaking at the National and University Library of Slovenia

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    Full Text Available IzvlečekKnjižnična inventura je postopek, ki ga knjižnice uporabljajo, ko ugotavljajo, ali se stanje knjižničnega fonda ujema s stanjem v knjižničnih evidencah. V članku so predstavljene knjižnične evidence, pomembne za ročno izvedbo inventure, ki je potekala v Narodni in univerzitetni knjižnici v letih 2010–2014. Opisane evidence pomagajo pri uspešni izvedbi inventure v zaprtem skladišču, kjer je gradivo postavljeno po sistemu tekočega številčenja (numerus currens. Izvzete so evidence posebnih zbirk, ki imajo drugačen sistem vodenja zbirke in postavitve gradiva. Prikazani so tudi bibliografski zapisi, ki so nastali v začetni fazi sistema COBISS in kasneje z retrospektivno konverzijo, saj otežujejo analizo inventure. Zaradi razvoja sistema COBISS je razumevanje starih bibliografskih zapisov pomembno za kvalitetno izvedbo inventure in tudi za dajanje informacij o gradivu, ki ni obdelano po zadnjih bibliografskih standardih. Prikaz temeljnih knjižničnih evidenc in časovni pregled bibliografskih zapisov sta lahko v pomoč vsem velikim knjižnicam, ki še nimajo vsega gradiva v sistemu COBISS, predvsem pa Narodni in univerzitetni knjižnici pri nadaljnji izvedbi inventure.AbstractStocktaking is a process carried out by libraries in order to assess whether the state of their collections matches the catalogues. This paper presents the catalogues relevant for carrying out the manual stocktaking which took place at the National and University Library in the years 2010–2014. Only those catalogues are outlined which assist in the successful completion of stocktaking in closed stacks, where the materials are arranged by running number (numerus currens. The catalogues of special collections are not included since special collections employ different systems of collection management and shelf arrangement. The paper also presents bibliographic records that were created in the early days of the COBISS system and those incorporated

  20. Frequency of use of the digital services in the library of the university polyclinic “Central Electronuclear”

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    María de los Reyes González Ramos; María Elinor Dulzaides Iglesias; Domingo Pérez Valladares; Martha Vázquez Villavicencio

    2010-01-01

    Background: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have pushed the evolution of library services and encouraged the development of libraries in the Primary Health Care System in Cuba, with the establishment of digital services. Objective: To determine the frequency of use of the digital services provided by the library of the university polyclinic " Central Electronuclear " in Cienfuegos. Methods: A descriptive study conducted during 2007, including a sample of 141 potential users...

  1. Universal strategies for the DNA-encoding of libraries of small molecules using the chemical ligation of oligonucleotide tags

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    LITOVCHICK, ALEXANDER; Clark, Matthew A.; Keefe, Anthony D

    2014-01-01

    The affinity-mediated selection of large libraries of DNA-encoded small molecules is increasingly being used to initiate drug discovery programs. We present universal methods for the encoding of such libraries using the chemical ligation of oligonucleotides. These methods may be used to record the chemical history of individual library members during combinatorial synthesis processes. We demonstrate three different chemical ligation methods as examples of information recording processes (writ...

  2. Joint development utility and university and utility and research center

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    Pinto, Roberto del Giudice R.; Valgas, Helio Moreira [Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CEMIG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

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    This paper shows the background acquired by CEMIG in dealing with projects associated with R and D (Research and Development), carried out as a result of the establishment of contracts or governants with universities and research center for direct application on the solution of problems related to the operation of the system, within the scope of electrical operation planning. The various aspects of a project of this nature such as legal questions, characterization of a contract or a covenant, main developments and new opportunity areas should be covered. Finally the subject shall be dealt with under the Total Quality approach, involving the proposition of control items associated to the process and goals to be reached. (author) 7 refs., 2 figs.

  3. New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center PROSPER Project

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    Peach, James

    2012-12-31

    This document is the final technical report of the Arrowhead Center Prosper Project at New Mexico State University. The Prosper Project was a research and public policy initiative funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Prosper project (DOE Grant Number DE-NT0004397) began on October 1, 2008 (FY2009, Quarter 1) and ended on December 31, 2012 (FY2013, Quarter 1). All project milestones were completed on time and within the budget. This report contains a summary of ten technical reports resulting from research conducted during the project. This report also contains a detailed description of the research dissemination and outreach activities of the project including a description of the policy impacts of the project. The report also describes project activities that will be maintained after the end of the project.

  4. Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing for Inter-Library Services: A Case Study in a University

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    Pernot, Eli; Roodhooft, Filip; Van den Abbeele, Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    Although the true costs of inter-library loans (ILL) are unknown, universities increasingly rely on them to provide better library services at lower costs. Through a case study, we show how to perform a time-driven activity-based costing analysis of ILL and provide evidence of the benefits of such an analysis.

  5. Searching for a New Way to Reach Patrons: A Search Engine Optimization Pilot Project at Binghamton University Libraries

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    Rushton, Erin E.; Kelehan, Martha Daisy; Strong, Marcy A.

    2008-01-01

    Search engine use is one of the most popular online activities. According to a recent OCLC report, nearly all students start their electronic research using a search engine instead of the library Web site. Instead of viewing search engines as competition, however, librarians at Binghamton University Libraries decided to employ search engine…

  6. Planning for a Multi-Campus Merger: Implications for Library Services and Resources at Penn State University's Capital College.

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    Stimatz, Lisa R.; White, Gary W.; Crawford, Gregory A.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the strategic planning process for the merger between the libraries of Penn State University's Harrisburg and Schuykill campuses. Examines the merger's potential impact on library services and resources. Discusses possible solutions to meeting the information needs of the merged institutions. (Author/AEF)

  7. Lecturers and Postgraduates Perception of Libraries as Promoters of Teaching, Learning, and Research at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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    Oyewole, Olawale; Adetimirin, Airen

    2015-01-01

    Lecturers and postgraduates are among the users of the university libraries and their perception of the libraries has influence on utilization of the information resources, hence the need for this study. Survey method was adopted for the study and simple random sampling method was used to select sample size of 38 lecturers and 233 postgraduates.…

  8. Renovated, repurposed, and still “one sweet library”: a case study on loss of space from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

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    Tooey, Mary Joan (M.J.)

    2010-01-01

    Setting: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), is located in an urban environment on the west side of downtown Baltimore. Founded in 1813, the library opened its current building in 1998 and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States, with 6 floors and over 180,000 gross square and 118,000 net assignable square feet (NASF). Project: The initial discussions in late 2005 involved moving campus offices into the library. Almost immediately, it was recognized that a much larger renovation was needed due to the scope of the work. The vice president for academic affairs, the library executive director, and campus planners agreed that if the renovation was done thoughtfully, multiple needs could be met, including new office spaces, better user spaces, and synergy with the new campus center being built next door. Planning: The planning, design, and construction process was multifaceted and on a fast track. Although the final piece of the renovation was completed in June 2009, the majority of the planning, design, and construction took place between March 2006 and June 2008. All tenants were involved with office design. Library staff were involved in designing the public spaces and planning the strategy for weeding and shifting. Outcomes: Approximately 8,000 NASF was reallocated to new office space from shelving space, amounting to approximately 6.7% of the building NASF and approximately 10.6% of the public space in the building. The majority of new offices in the building report to the same vice president and are student focused and service oriented, with similar missions to that of the library resulting in a very harmonious cohabitation. Additional units with these missions and reporting structure are located in the new campus center, creating a synergy between the two buildings. PMID:20098653

  9. Exploring Publishing Patterns at a Large Research University: Implications for Library

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    Kathleen Amos

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective – The research project sought to explore the value of data on publication patterns for decision-making regarding scholarly communications and collection development programs at a research-intensive post-secondary institution, the University of Utah in the United States.Methods – Publication data for prolific University of Utah authors were gathered from Scopus for the year 2009. The availability to University of Utah faculty, staff, and students of the journals in which University of Utah authors published was determined using the University of Utah Libraries’ catalogue; usage was estimated based on publisher-provided download statistics and requests through interlibrary loan; and costs were calculated from invoices, a periodicals directory, and publisher websites and communications. Indicators of value included the cost-per-use of journals to which the University of Utah Libraries subscribed, a comparison of interlibrary loan costs to subscription costs for journals to which the University of Utah Libraries did not subscribe, the relationship between publishing venue and usage, and the relationship between publishing venue and cost-per-use.Results – There were 22 University of Utah authors who published 10 or more articles in 2009. Collectively, these authors produced 275 articles in 162 journals. The University of Utah provided access through library subscriptions to 83% of the journals for which access, usage, and cost data were available, with widely varying usage and at widely varying costs. Cost-per-use and a comparison of interlibrary loan to subscription costs provided evidence of the effectiveness of collection development practices. However, at the individual journal title level, there was little overlap between the various indicators of journal value, with the highest ranked, or most valuable, journals differing depending on the indicator considered. Few of the articles studied appeared in open access journals

  10. Inside Russian Libraries: An Information Technology Perspective.

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    Mendrinos, Roxanne Baxter

    1998-01-01

    A delegate with the People to People Ambassador program describes her visit to Russia in 1997, focusing on facilities, collections, and services of the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Fundamentals Library of St. Petersburg State Technical University and Open Library Systems Center, National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg), and Russian…

  11. Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba

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    This Annual Report covers the research activities and the technical developments of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba, for the period from April 1989 to March 1990. Laborious but promising work of refreshing 12UD has continued throughout the year, in the intervals of the regular machine-time service. The terminal voltage of 12UD has gone beyond 12MV. At the time of writing this manuscript, 12UD is running up stably around 12.4MV, the loss current being essentially zero. She has recovered and further begins to flesh up without a surgical operation of grafting 'compressed tubes'. In the course of conditioning, the voltage has reached to 12.78MV. In spite of the considerable time consumed by the refreshing, the total machine-time has exceeded 2,000 hours. In addition to the improvement of 12UD, activities at the Center covered a wide area of research field, viz. 1) nuclear spectroscopy of transitional nuclei, 2) heavy ion fusion and fission processes, 3) polarization phenomena in nuclear reactions, 4) charge exchange process in atomic collisions, 5) application of energetic heavy ions investigating solid-state physics, and 6) effect of ion-irradiation on the fatigue properties of metal. Theoretical work pertinent to the nuclear structure is also included in this report. (author)

  12. Photodynamic research at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, Texas

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    Gulliya, Kirpal S.; Matthews, James Lester; Sogandares-Bernal, Franklin M.; Aronoff, Billie L.; Judy, Millard M.

    1993-03-01

    We received our first CO2 laser at Baylor University Medical Center in December 1974, following a trip to Israel in January of that year. Discussion with the customs office of the propriety of charging an 18% import tax lasted for nine months. We lost that argument. Baylor has been using lasers of many types for many procedures since that time. About ten years ago, through the kindness of Tom Dougherty and Roswell Park, we started working with photodynamic therapy, first with hematoporphyrin I and later with dihematoporphyrin ether (II). In February 1984, we were invited to a conference at Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. on medical applications of the free electron laser as part of the Star Wars Program. A grant application from Baylor was approved that November, but funding did not start for many months. This funding contributed to the development of a new research center as part of Baylor Research Institute. Many of the projects investigated at Baylor dealt with applications of the free electron laser (FEL), after it became available. A staff was assembled and many projects are still ongoing. I would like to outline those which are in some way related to photodynamic therapy.

  13. Experiential Education at a University-based Wellness Center

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    Berdine, Hildegarde

    2007-01-01

    Objectives To enhance students' learning and confidence in their abilities to provide wellness screenings and disease counseling. Design An experiential rotation was implemented in January 2004 within the Center for Pharmacy Care, a pharmacist-coordinated, University-based wellness center that offers preventive health screenings, risk assessments, patient education, medication and lifestyle counseling, educational seminars, and referral for common health conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis. Assessment A brief survey instrument consisting of both open-ended questions and ratings of perceived abilities and confidence to provide screening and counseling was administered to students prior to and upon completion of the experience. Results of the survey indicate that the experience significantly enhanced students' preparedness and confidence to conduct community-based wellness screenings. Conclusion Students gained confidence in implementing and conducting wellness programs and became motivated to incorporate such programs into their future practice. This experience can serve as a teaching model for other programs to achieve student conpetencies in helath promotion and disease prevention. PMID:17619649

  14. Performance Management and Job Satisfaction of University Library Professionals in Karnataka: A Study

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available The relationship between job satisfaction and employe’s performance has always been discussed in organisational behaviour and human resource management literature. A highly satisfied employee need not necessarily be a profound performer. However, an employee, who is dissatisfied, can cause irreparable damage to the orgnisational effectiveness. Performance management system should be based on ideological underpinnings and a holistic context by strengthening the linkages among the key components such as performance planning, performance execution, performance appraisal, recognition and reward, and performance improvement on a continuous basis. The paper discusses performance management and job satisfaction of university library professionals in Karnataka. Present study is based on the primary data collected from 188 library professionals through a pre-tested, structured, comprehensive questionnaire. The key issues were identification and definition of key performance areas, role clarity and direction, performance feedback and potential appraisal, and job rotation as a powerful tool to develop and unleash employee’s potential. Factor analysis highlighted the significance of three sub-systems of performance management system, i.e., performance planning and development, employee involvement and empowerment, and orgnisation-employee rapport. The paper concludes that the conducive and congenial physical, social, and psychological conditions present in the workplace have potential to enhance the job satisfaction of the library professionals. The bottom line is that library administration should pay proper, adequate, and timely attention to the interaction and reinforcing nature of ‘motivation-performance-satisfaction (MPS’ cycle.

  15. University Library and the Information Literacy Education for University Students%高校图书馆与大学生信息素质教育

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    2011-01-01

    分析了大学生信息素质教育的现状,指出了高校图书馆在大学生信息素质教育中的优势和作用,探讨了高校图书馆实施信息素质教育的具体措施。%This paper analyzes the present situation of university students' information literacy education, points out the advantages and functions of university library in university students' information literacy education, and probes into some concrete measures for carrying out information literacy education in university library.

  16. A Case Study of Construction of Special Database on Urban Agriculture in Library of Beijing University of Agriculture

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    Liu, Qianning

    2013-01-01

    With the development of urban agriculture and digital library, the theoretical research and exploitation of special database on urban agriculture has become an inevitable trend. On the basis of analyzing the advantages of the special database on urban agriculture constructed by the library of Beijing University of Agriculture, the author has analyzed the status and the problems of the special database on urban agriculture developed by Beijing University of Agriculture and proposed the develop...

  17. A Case Study of Construction of Special Database on Urban Agriculture in Library of Beijing University of Agriculture

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    Qianning; LIU

    2013-01-01

    With the development of urban agriculture and digital library, the theoretical research and exploitation of special database on urban agriculture has become an inevitable trend. On the basis of analyzing the advantages of the special database on urban agriculture constructed by the library of Beijing University of Agriculture, the author has analyzed the status and the problems of the special database on urban agriculture developed by Beijing University of Agriculture and proposed the development path of special database on urban agriculture.

  18. Innovative Informations- und Kommunikationswege an wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken: 10 Fragen über Anwendungen und Erfahrungen von Web 2.0 bis Emerging Technologies von Bruno Bauer an Guus van den Brekel, Informationsexperte an der Medizinischen Bibliothek der Universität Groningen / Innovative information and communication systems for scientific libraries: 10 questions about practice and experience covering Web 2.0 to Emerging Technologies. An interview with Guus van den Brekel, information specialist for the medical library at Groningen University (Netherlands by Bruno Bauer

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    van den Brekel, Guus

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    Full Text Available Guus van den Brekel is information specialist and IT-Coordinator for the Central Medical Library at the University Medical Center Groningen (Netherlands. There he is responsible for innovation and for the development of new library services. The present interview informs about the meaning and benefit of Web 2.0 and Emerging Technologies, about the advantage of Blogs and Twitter and the importance of mobile applications for libraries. Furthermore the interview deals with the future role of library.

  19. Comprehensive C++ I/O libraries supporting image processing in a university research environment

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    Gash, Alfred G.; Appelman, Fernandus J. R.; Zuiderveld, Karel J.

    1992-07-01

    An on-going development effort to write a set of class-based libraries in C++ for image I/O and image processing is described. These new libraries will provide the following features to application programs based on them: derivable image classes, machine-architecture independence of data storage, fast, user-customizable image I/O, unlimited number of descriptive data items, arbitrary number of image dimensions, user-definable data types, optional automatic type conversion and compression, and support for accessing images using reference files and pipes. This highly-flexible and powerful capability is designed to meet the needs of workstation-based image processing and computer vision research in a multi- departmental university environment.

  20. Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library

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    Edwards, Melissa Maxwell; Thornton, Elaine

    2013-01-01

    This case study describes a library outreach effort to university staff members employed by the campus child care center. Authors planned an instructional session to introduce child care staff members to library resources, focusing on the curriculum collection as a source of supplemental materials for classrooms. Surveys were administered before…

  1. Multilingual Digital Libraries: a review of issues in system-centered and user-centered studies, information retrieval and user behavior

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    Βασιλακάκη, Ευγενία; Γαρουφάλλου, Εμμανουήλ

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to identify, collect and critical review the research literature on Multilingual Digital Libraries in English language from 1997 to 2012. Design/methodology/approach: The present literature review has followed the rules of systematic review. In particular, the identified relevant papers were categorized based on their expressed aim on two core themes, that of system-centered and user-centered studies. The assigned papers were further analyzed and six su...

  2. Center forTelehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center: a model of a telehealth program within an academic medical center.

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    Alverson, Dale C; Dion, Denise; Migliorati, Margaret; Rodriguez, Adrian; Byun, Hannah W; Effertz, Glen; Duffy, Veronica; Monge, Benjamin

    2013-05-01

    An overview of the Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center was presented along with several other national and international programs as part of the of a symposium-workshop on telehealth, "Sustaining and Realizing the Promise of Telemedicine," held at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, MI, May 18-19, 2012 and hosted by the University of Michigan Telemedicine Resource Center and its Director, Rashid Bashshur. This article describes our Center, its business plan, and a view to the future. PMID:23317516

  3. Attitudes of University Librarians and Information Scientists towards the Draft Code of Library Ethics to Present a Model for Final Library Ethical Codes

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    Latifi, Mahsoomeh; Zandian, Fatemeh; Siamian, Hasan

    2011-01-01

    This research performed to survey attitudes of Iranian Academic librarians and faculty members towards the draft code of library professional ethics for Iran. The researcher used the survey research methodology for this study. The researchers used two questionnaires for the analysis in this study. The researcher collected, analyzed, and reported data for a population of university librarians 445 in 33 governmental universities in seven provinces and 62 faculty membe...

  4. Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program - Space Rocks for Classrooms, Museums, Science Centers, and Libraries

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    Allen, Jaclyn; Luckey, M.; McInturff, B.; Huynh, P.; Tobola, K.; Loftin, L.

    2010-01-01

    NASA is eager for students and the public to experience lunar Apollo samples and meteorites first hand. Lunar rocks and soil, embedded in Lucite disks, are available for educators to use in their classrooms, museums, science centers, and public libraries for education activities and display. The sample education disks are valuable tools for engaging students in the exploration of the Solar System. Scientific research conducted on the Apollo rocks reveals the early history of our Earth-Moon system and meteorites reveal much of the history of the early solar system. The rocks help educators make the connections to this ancient history of our planet and solar system and the basic processes accretion, differentiation, impact and volcanism. With these samples, educators in museums, science centers, libraries, and classrooms can help students and the public understand the key questions pursued by many NASA planetary missions. The Office of the Curator at Johnson Space Center is in the process of reorganizing and renewing the Lunar and Meteorite Sample Education Disk Program to increase reach, security and accountability. The new program expands the reach of these exciting extraterrestrial rocks through increased access to training and educator borrowing. One of the expanded opportunities is that trained certified educators from science centers, museums, and libraries may now borrow the extraterrestrial rock samples. Previously the loan program was only open to classroom educators so the expansion will increase the public access to the samples and allow educators to make the critical connections to the exciting exploration missions taking place in our solar system. Each Lunar Disk contains three lunar rocks and three regolith soils embedded in Lucite. The anorthosite sample is a part of the magma ocean formed on the surface of Moon in the early melting period, the basalt is part of the extensive lunar mare lava flows, and the breccias sample is an important example of the

  5. Cancer Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine

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    The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the Indiana School of Medicine to proceed with the detailed design, construction and equipping of the proposed Cancer Research Center (CRC). A grant was executed with the University on April 21, 1992. A four-story building with basement would be constructed on the proposed site over a 24-month period. The proposed project would bring together, in one building, three existing hematology/oncology basic research programs, with improved cost-effectiveness through the sharing of common resources. The proposed site is currently covered with asphaltic pavement and is used as a campus parking lot. The surrounding area is developed campus, characterized by buildings, walkways, with minimal lawns and plantings. The proposed site has no history of prior structures and no evidence of potential sources of prior contamination of the soil. Environmental impacts of construction would be limited to minor increases in traffic, and the typical noises associated with standard building construction. The proposed CRC project operation would involve the use radionuclides and various hazardous materials in conducting clinical studies. Storage, removal and disposal of hazardous wastes would be managed under existing University programs that comply with federal and state requirements. Radiological safety programs would be governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license and applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. There are no other NEPA reviews currently active which are in relationship to this proposed site. The proposed project is part of a Medical Campus master plan and is consistent with applicable local zoning and land use requirements

  6. Cancer Research Center Indiana University School of Medicine

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    The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the Indiana School of Medicine to proceed with the detailed design, construction and equipping of the proposed Cancer Research Center (CRC). A grant was executed with the University on April 21, 1992. A four-story building with basement would be constructed on the proposed site over a 24-month period. The proposed project would bring together, in one building, three existing hematology/oncology basic research programs, with improved cost-effectiveness through the sharing of common resources. The proposed site is currently covered with asphaltic pavement and is used as a campus parking lot. The surrounding area is developed campus, characterized by buildings, walkways, with minimal lawns and plantings. The proposed site has no history of prior structures and no evidence of potential sources of prior contamination of the soil. Environmental impacts of construction would be limited to minor increases in traffic, and the typical noises associated with standard building construction. The proposed CRC project operation would involve the use radionuclides and various hazardous materials in conducting clinical studies. Storage, removal and disposal of hazardous wastes would be managed under existing University programs that comply with federal and state requirements. Radiological safety programs would be governed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license and applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. There are no other NEPA reviews currently active which are in relationship to this proposed site. The proposed project is part of a Medical Campus master plan and is consistent with applicable local zoning and land use requirements.

  7. Usage Statistics in University Libraries Üniversite Kütüphanelerinde İstatistik Kullanımı

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    Ümit Konya

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Statistics are used in different areas of library work. Library managers have the advantage of use of statistics for the subjects such as library management, planning, comparasion, standardization and etc. This paper examines the use of statistical forms which have been developed at various meetings of the heads of university library and documentation centers. We aim the use of these forms at the unversity libraries in Turkey and give suggestions about this matter. İstatistikler kütüphanelerde farklı alanlarda kullanım ortamı bulmuştur. Kütüphane yöneticileri için istatistiklerin akılcı kullanımı yönetim, planlama, karşılaştırma, standartlaşma, vb. konularda avantajlar sağlamaktadır. Bu makalede Türkiye'de üniversite kütüphanelerinde kullanılmak amacı ile Üniversite Kütüphane ve Dokümantasyon Daire Başkanları toplantılarında geliştirilen istatistik formları kullanımları açısından ele alınmakta ve bazı önerilerde bulunmaktadır.

  8. University digital libraries in Spain and TIC as paradigms of the information needs for teachers and students

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    Carlos Oliva Marañón

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The university digital libraries have experienced an improvement in recent years, allowing easy retrieval of information in different media. The objectives of this research are to verify the suitability of online catalogs to meet the information needs of teachers and students in the area of Library and Information by evaluating a sample of 23 University digital libraries, and raise the necessary improvements. The results verify the suitability of online catalogs to solve the information needs of teachers, researchers and students, being the University libraries of Barcelona, Granada and Sevilla the most relevant in the area of documentation, as well as the professionalism of librarians to heed the needs of users. Among other improvements, raised teacher education and students in using electronic resources and the creation of online help to improve user interfaces-Web in order to retrieve information quickly and efficiently.

  9. Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien – größte Medizinbibliothek Österreichs: Hybridbibliothek als Zukunftskonzept / University Library of the Medical University Vienna – largest Medical Library of Austria: Hybrid Library as a concept for the future

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    Full Text Available The today’s Medical University Library was established as Faculty Library of the Vienna University Library in 1986 and serves till now as the largest Medical Library in Austria. The Main Library is located in the Vienna General Hospital (University hospitals. During 1994 and 2003 it became the Austrian Central Library for Medicine. Since 2004 University Library of the newly founded Medical University of Vienna supplies literature and information for 8500 Students, 1800 scientists and 1600 doctors. The article describes the Library’s participation on projects of the Austrian Library Consortium and the Austrian Cooperation for E-media. It specifies the offers and use of the digital library (professional databases, electronic journals, document delivery, e-books but also the website and the “Van Swieten”-Blog which are the information and communication platforms of the University Library. The next part shows the supply of traditional library which consists of the Clinical Library, the Textbook Collection and the Students Reading Room. We report also on the Library for the History of Medicine, their precious medical historical holdings and their current activities connected with the digitalization of the card index. The library’s activities to the “Medizin Curriculum Wien”, trainings and tours are told in the chapter about the Teaching Library but also the Information Retrieval Service and the activities due to training, placement and projects of librarians. Another part speaks about the special activities in international projects like “subito”, “E-books on demand” and a gateway for PDAs. The Medical University Library was the first Austrian library who used the LinkOut function of PubMed. The library works on a project of “Wiedergutmachung” (NS-Provenienzforschung and a very ambitious Weblog for the remembrance of the displaced professors at the medical faculty of the University of Vienna in 1938. The last chapter

  10. Charting a Course through CORAL: Texas A&M University Libraries' Experience Implementing an Open-Source Electronic Resources Management System

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    Hartnett, Eric; Beh, Eugenia; Resnick, Taryn; Ugaz, Ana; Tabacaru, Simona

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    In 2010, after two previous unsuccessful attempts at electronic resources management system (ERMS) implementation, Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries set out once again to find an ERMS that would fit its needs. After surveying the field, TAMU Libraries selected the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries-developed, open-source ERMS, CORAL…

  11. Experiences of University Libraries in Kerala with anti-plagiarism softwares iThenticate and Turnitin

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    Mini , G Pillai

    2015-01-01

    Plagiarism has grown to such an alarming rate that the academic community finds it difficult to spot an authentic work among the plethora of published literature. Anti-plagiarism softwares have become popular as a solution to overcome this problem. This study aims at analyzing the experiences of university libraries in Kerala which have access to iThenticate and Turnitin, the two anti-plagiarism softwares provided by INFLIBNET Centre on a trial basis. Ph.D theses are most frequently checked f...

  12. Activity-Based Costing (ABC and Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC: Applicable Methods for University Libraries?

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    Full Text Available Objective – This article provides an overview of how university libraries research and adapt new cost accounting models, such as “activity-based costing” (ABC and “time-driven activity-based costing” (TDABC, focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of both methods to determine which of these two is suitable for application in university libraries.Methods – This paper reviews and summarizes the literature on cost accounting and costing practices of university libraries. A brief overview of the history of cost accounting, costing, and time and motion studies in libraries is also provided. The ABC and the TDABC method, designed as a revised and easier version of the ABC by Kaplan and Anderson (Kaplan & Anderson 2004 at the beginning of the 21st century, as well as the adoption and adaptation of these methods by university libraries are described, and their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their suitability for university libraries, are analyzed. Results – Cost accounting and costing studies in libraries have a long history, the first of these dating back to 1877. The development of cost accounting and time and motion studies can be seen as a natural evolution of techniques which were created to solve management problems. The ABC method is the best-known management accounting innovation of the last 20 years, and is already widely used in university libraries around the world. However, setting up an ABC system can be very costly, and the system needs to be regularly updated, which further increases its costs. The TDABC system can not only be implemented more quickly (and thus more cheaply, but also can be updated more easily than the traditional ABC, which makes the TDABC the more suitable method for university libraries.Conclusion – Both methods are suitable for university libraries. However, the ABC method can only be implemented in collaboration with an accounting department. The TDABC method can be tested and implemented by

  13. Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba

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    This annual report includes the research activities and the technical developments carried out at the Tandem Accelerator Center in University of Tsukuba for the period from April 1991 to March 1992. Research activities covered the following subjects. Experimental investigations were made on 1) nuclear spectroscopy of high-spin rotational states and high-spin isomers in odd-odd nuclei, anomalous Fermi-coupling constant in the β decay of 35Ar and the search for new isotopes around the mass number 90; 2) polarization phenomena in nuclear reactions; 3) the application of energetic heavy ions to solid state physics; 4) the properties of defects in metal produced by proton irradiation; 5) the magnetic properties of LiVO2 by NMR; 6) off line Moessbauer studies; and 7) the mechanism of micro-cluster formation at the surface of material by heavy-ion bombardment. Theoretical work pertinent to the nuclear collective motion and the relativistic mean-field theory is also included in this report. (J.P.N.)

  14. Annual report of the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba

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    This annual report covers the work carried out at the Tandem Accelerator Center, University of Tsukuba, during fiscal year 1984. The 12 UD Pelletron tandem accelerator was operated very stably. In addition, the heavy ion post accelerator with interdigital-H structure has worked well, providing additional energy of 2 MeV per charge for heavy ions. The constructions of a new Lamb-shift polarized ion source, a multi-computer control system for the ion sources of the UTTA, an electrostatic inflection system of incident ions for the UTTA, a new beam bunching system, and a new SF6 gas handling system were under way. The development and performance test of various radiation detector systems were carried out. Two thirds of the research works were performed by using the beam from the Lamb-shift polarized ion source (PIS). A newly constructed fast spin state interchange control system for the PIS made polarization experiment more effective and accurate. The research activities in the fields of nuclear physics, atomic and solid state physics, and biology and medical science are reported. (Kako, I.)

  15. Pychometric properties from LibQUAL+ adaptation: A study at mexican universities libraries

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The aim of this study is to develop and validate a specific instrument to assess the service quality of the public university library. Method. The scale was applied to 437users. A self-administered instrument (27 items was designed to measure the service quality perceived by library users. It was submitted for review by a multidisciplinary group of experts who assessed its logical and content validity (Lawshe´s Model. To determine the construct validity, a factor analysis was used with main components and Varimax rotation. Results. Two items were eliminated from the analysis because they showed a low correlation with the total correlation of the scale. The initial main-components analysis revealed four variables with an explained variation of de 63.038%. The scale has good inner validity and consistency. Consequently, final scale was accepted with 25 items. The global rating of the questionnaire had a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.929. Conclusions. It is possible to affirm that the referred instrument is a valid and useful approach to evaluate the service quality of library under this specified context.

  16. Providing Curriculum Support in the School Library Media Center: Resource Alignment, or How To Eat an Elephant.

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    2003-01-01

    Discusses the process of weeding, updating, and building a school library media collection that supports the state curriculum. Explains resource alignment, a process for using the shelf list as a tool to analyze and align media center resources to state curricula, and describes a five-year plan and its usefulness for additional funding. (LRW)

  17. Integrating innovative library e-reserves service into teaching and learning at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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    2012-01-01

    Purpose:Fully integrating its e-reserves service into the university’s course management system has become the primary design goal of the innovative e-reserves service system at Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU)Library.Design/methodology/approach:Through blending library and information service into the teaching and learning process,SJTU Library has effectively combined its reserves service into the user learning environment.The main metadata model and the design of various interfaces of the e-reserves service system are introduced.Findings:E-reserves has been integrated into the course management system.Users can directly access relevant resources when they browse the customized course page.It is more convenient for teachers to add reserves items,and the added items can be made available simultaneously on SJTU Library’s resource discovery platform automatically.Research limitations:At present,e-reserves items are mainly books,and more other types of reserves materials are needed to be provided.Some relevant copyright issues should be addressed.Practical implications:Using a series of interface interactions,the e-reserves service has been integrated into the university’s course management system.It is convenient for students to access customized e-reserves service during their learning process.Originality/value:We achieved interconnection between the e-reserves and the university’s course management system.Information on the e-reserves Web page is automatically updated.SJTU Library provides customized e-reserves service in the course management system.

  18. The Application Rate of Post Modern Management Components in the Libraries of Isfahan State Universities

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate the application rate of post modern management components among managers and librarians in the libraries of Isfahan state universities and the research method was descriptive survey study. The population consisted of 166 managers and librarians in the libraries of Isfahan state universities. Data was gathered using a researcher-made questionnaire and SPSS software was used to analyze the data. The findings showed that the application rate of all the components in the existing situation were lower than the average and in the ideal situation were higher than average. The results of Hotteling showed that the effect of the components in the existing situation and in the ideal situation were not the same. The findings also showed that there was significance in the existing situation based on demographic factors gender and place of work and in the ideal situation based on demographic factors course of study and place of work (p<0.05.

  19. Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center Final Report

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    This project benefited the public by assisting manufacturing plants in the United States to save costly energy resources and become more profitable. Energy equivalent to over 75,000 barrels of oil was conserved. The Texas A&M University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) visited 96 manufacturing plants and spent 101 days in those plants during the contract period from August 9, 2002, through November 30, 2006. Recommended annual energy savings for manufacturers were 37,400,000 kWh (127,600 MMBtu—site basis) of electricity and 309,000 MCF (309,000 MMBtu) of natural gas. Each manufacturer subsequently was surveyed, and based on these surveys reportedly implemented 79% of the electricity savings and 36% of the natural gas savings for an overall energy savings of 48% of recommended. Almost 800 (798) projects were recommended to manufacturers, and they accomplished two-thirds of the projects. Cost savings recommended were $12.3 million and implemented savings were $5.7 million or 47%. During the contract period our average time between site visit and report submittal averaged 46 days; and decreased from 48 days in 2003 to 44 days in 2006. Serving clients well and promptly has been a priority. We visited five ESA overflow clients during FY 06. The Texas A&M University IAC pioneered the presentation of air pollution information in reports, and includes NOx and CO2 reductions due to energy savings in all reports. We also experimented with formal PowerPoint BestPractices presentations called Lunchtime/Showtime in each plant and with delivering electronic versions of the report. During the period of the contract, the director served on the Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) Refining and Chemicals Committee, which oversaw the showcases in 2003 and 2006. The assistant director was the Executive Director of the International Energy Technology Conference held annually. The director and assistant director became qualified specialists in the Process Heating Assessment Scoping

  20. Modifying the Marketing Mix of Library Services In Accordance With the Market Mechanism (An Applied Study at Jordanian Universities

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    Full Text Available The concept of this research appeals for the library to be a recreational and scientific organization consistent with the local community, and interacts within the framework of the market mechanism qualifying it to face the challenges of the modern era and as well as creating self-funding library. The traditional presentation of the library services is not in line with the requirements of the marketing concepts. So, the concept of library as service organization has to be modified to meet consumers (customers perceptions of the present generations through highlighting the library as an attractive organization. The development of the activity of the university library requires providing further additional services; such as photocopy services, cinema halls, and entertainment facilities for children, cafeteria, as well as providing the library with natural landscaping scenes and scientific atmospheres that encourage the educational process. Enabling the library to play its leading role as a productive organization in accordance with the ‘’supply and demand mechanism’’ requires also reformulation its marketing mix which allows the library to disseminate knowledge, raise the scientific level of the population categories and delivery of information to the largest number of citizens.

  1. STRATEGIC PLANNING IN THE LIBRARY ENVIRONMENT

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    The use of focus groups to determine patron satisfaction with library resources and services is extensive and well established. This article demonstrates how focus groups can also be used to help shape the future direction of a library as part of the strategic planning process. By responding to questions about their long-term library and information needs, focus group participants at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library contributed an abundance of qualitative ...

  2. Perceptions, awareness and acceptance of library 2.0 applications among librarians at the International Islamic University Malaysia

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    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper has investigated the perceptions, level of awareness, and acceptance of Library 2.0 applications among librarians at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM. The paper also identified perceived factors and problems that could influence successful implementation of Library 2.0. The findings showed that there was high awareness among the librarians with Library 2.0 applications. The findings also indicated that there was high level of computer expertise among the respondents in terms of web browsers and search engines, in addition to high level of utilization in some of the Web 2.0 applications. In addition, the study observed high rates of using blogs and Wikipedia among the librarians. Though the librarians hold positive perceptions on library 2.0 applications, and indicated willingness to learn more on the utilization of 2.0 tools, they highlighted several concerns in implementing Library 2.0.

  3. From Project to Strategic Vision: Taking the Lead in Research Data Management Support at the University of Sydney Library

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    Belinda Norman; Kate Valentine Stanton

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    This paper explores three stories, each occurring a year apart, illustrating an evolution toward a strategic vision for Library leadership in supporting research data management at the University of Sydney. The three stories describe activities undertaken throughout the Seeding the Commons project and beyond, as the establishment of ongoing roles and responsibilities transition the Library from project partner to strategic leader in the delivery of research data management support. Each story...

  4. Evaluation of Collection, Staff and Space of the Central Library of Tarbiyat Modarress University based on LibQUAL Instrument

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    A'zam Najafgholinezhad; Mohammad Hassanzadeh

    2009-01-01

      The present investigation was carried out using LibQual software in order to evaluate the user view on the quality of services offered by the Central Library of Tarbiyat Modarress University. It was conducted at three levels of minimum, maximum and real. The sample was drawn from in-house and outside users, including graduate students and faculty members. Findings indicated that in most cases there is a difference between users’ expectations and the services offered by the library. Users’ d...

  5. Stakeholders' Satisfaction in a non-profit Organization: the Case Study of the Library of the University of Cyprus

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    Diomidi Parpouna, Elena; Theocharous Sotiriou, Charoula; Διομήδη-Παρπούνα, Έλενα; Θεοχάρους-Σωτηρίου, Έλενα

    2009-01-01

    Our aim with this project was to analyze the importance of Service Quality (SQ) and Customer Satisfaction (CS) while taking into consideration the engagement and the role that the stakeholders have through their involvement at the University of Cyprus (UCY) Library. We have used the LibQUAL+ as a service quality measurement tool in order to engage the stakeholders o f the Library of the UCY by providing feedback through a questionnaire. The results of the analysis and the commi...

  6. Disputes and Resignations Roil the Middle East Center at the University of Utah

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    2008-01-01

    Controversial faculty reassignments and resignations in March have left the Middle East Center at the University of Utah in turmoil. The problems come only a year before the university must reapply for the grant from the U.S. Department of Education that supports the center, which is among the oldest such academic units in the country. The…

  7. Taming the Anxious Mind: An 8-Week Mindfulness Meditation Group at a University Counseling Center

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    Murphy, Michael C.

    2006-01-01

    This article describes an eight-week mindfulness meditation-based group that took place at a university counseling center. The group is patterned after the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Group members are taught…

  8. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF MARKETING ACTIVITY ON THE PERFORMANCE OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN BUCHAREST

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    Full Text Available After a prolonged and complex process of reconstruction, extension and modernization, Central University Library "Carol I" in Bucharest has re-opened to public access in November 2001, bringing a new concept on what library services should mean. Under these auspicious circumstances, the library's offer has widened, the quality of services offered has improved, gradually displaying an interest in developing a closer relationship with its customers. The necessity of being more oriented to the marketing tools and techniques has become more apparent. Therefore, the top managers of the Central University Library have included in their three general development strategies produced so far, specific objectives, such as: an increase of the volume of paid serviced provided, promoting the services and work elaborated by its specialists through leaflets, presentations, albums, folders with press extracts. Beyond these actions with positive effects, the efforts of Central University Library for strengthening its position on the market of the providers of information services are diminished by the various malfunctions that characterize the marketing activity of this institution. Therefore, this work intends to contribute to the improvement of the marketing activity of the library by coming up with some solutions that could remove or at least diminish these weak points.

  9. Digital Literacy Skills Among Librarians In University Libraries In The 21st Century In Edo And Delta States Nigeria

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    Full Text Available Abstract Libraries all over the world have been faced with the evolving technological advancement globalization and digitization of information. These have led to library automation digital and virtual libraries. This paper discussed the contemporary digital literacy skills DLS among librarians in university libraries the 21st century in Edo and Delta States of Southern Nigeria. The study was guided by six objectives and research questions and one hypothesis. The design of the study is descriptive survey and the population consists of all librarians from university libraries in the aforementioned states in Nigeria. The instrument used to generate data is the questionnaire and the date generated was analyzed using simple percentages and frequency count for research questions and SPSS version 14.0. The findings show that electronic mailing social networking use of PDAs mobile phones and internet surfing are the major DLS amongst librarians. It was also discovered that librarians acquired DLS through colleagues assistance trial and error IT programmes and formal education while librarians level of use of DLS is low amongst other findings. Researcher recommends that management of university libraries should provide training for librarians so as to help update their knowledge in application of digital skills and digital skill competence should be giving more attention during recruitment of librarians amongst others.

  10. Use of Networked Information Sources and Services by Information and Library Science Faculty in Teaching: A Case Study Performed at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina (Modified Version)

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    Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, obtain information to support their teaching tasks. Information and Library Science faculty at the University of North Carolina were chosen as the population for this study. The study…

  11. Use of Networked Information Sources and Services by Information and Library Science Faculty in Teaching: A Case Study Performed at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina

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    Refaat, Hossam Eldin Mohamed

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at The School of Information and Library Science, ranked # 1 in 2004, at the University of North Carolina, obtain information to support their teaching tasks. Information and Library Science faculty at the University of North Carolina were chosen as the population for this…

  12. International librarianship. An electronic resources pathfinder. A term paper for the References Services course at the Master in Library Science Program, Department of Library and Information Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (USA)

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    Muela-Meza, Zapopan Martín

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    This library guide or pathfinder is made as a term paper for the References Services course at the Master in Library Science Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; Associate Professor of the course Dr. Lorna Peterson, April 23, 2001. It lists sources in electronic format to introduce undergraduate and graduate students of the State University of New York at Buffalo to the research and study of Library and Information Science with an international scope. Cons...

  13. Cloud Computing: A Promising Economic Model for Library and Information Centers

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    Singh, S. P.; R.S.R. Veralakshmi

    2012-01-01

    Till 1970s, Indian libraries were mainly dependent upon their own resources to meet their users’ information needs. Then came an era of computerisation where libraries started working in a collaborative manner being connected through networks or consortia to utilise the resources of participating libraries also. Now cloud computing is emerging as a new technology which is becoming popular for scholarly communications in different types of organisations, particularly in corporate organisations...

  14. The Elizabeth Wisner Social Welfare Research Center for Families and Children at Tulane University

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    Moon, Katie Lauve; Buttell, Frederick

    2015-01-01

    The Elizabeth Wisner Social Welfare Center for Families and Children is a community-based research center within the School of Social Work at the Tulane University. The Wisner Center primarily supports research projects that examine the causes and consequences of intimate partner violence, promote the development of new frameworks for…

  15. R&D Characteristics and Organizational Structure: Case Studies of University-Industry Research Centers

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    Hart, Maureen McArthur

    2013-01-01

    Within the past few decades, university-industry research centers have been developed in large numbers and emphasized as a valuable policy tool for innovation. Yet little is known about the heterogeneity of organizational structure within these centers, which has implications regarding policy for and management of these centers. This dissertation…

  16. University Counseling Center Use of Prolonged Exposure Therapy: In-Clinic Treatment for Students with PTSD

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    Bonar, Ted C.

    2015-01-01

    Students utilize university counseling center services to address distress related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since counseling centers services such as group work or general psychotherapy may not address specific PTSD-symptom reduction, centers often give community referrals in such cases. Evidence-based therapies (EBTs), including…

  17. Marketing Activities and Usage in Historically Black College and University Libraries 2000-2008

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    Walsh, Janet

    2012-01-01

    The academic library has experienced overall growth and decline based on demographics, technology, and convenience, yet several problems face academic libraries today including: (a) perceived relevance, (b) market share, and (c) competition. The purpose of this study was to explore marketing activities and library usage in HBCU libraries. The…

  18. Peripheries and Centers: Research Universities in Developing Countries

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    Altbach, Philip G.

    2009-01-01

    The research university is a central institution of the twenty-first century--providing access to global science, producing basic and applied research, and educating leaders of the academe and society. Worldwide, there are very few research universities--they are expensive to develop and support, and the pressures of massification have placed…

  19. Information manager profile in university libraries from the Metropolitan Region of Recife

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    Anielma Maria Marques Rodrigues

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective. It is a literature of descriptive nature in order to define the profile of the manager of information in university libraries of Recife and its metropolitan area. Method. To achieve the proposed objective was based on a literature in the area of information science, in which it was possible to contextualize the attributes skills of information professionals from qualitative and quantitative approaches. Results. Results indicate issues: a activities performed in the routine of professional b skills that have to do their jobs, c professional d workplace e academic. Conclusions. With the responses is possible to discern the different skills of the librarian in accordance with their professional and personal experience.

  20. Information Activities in Selected Types of U.S. Scientific and Technical Libraries and Information Centers.

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    Cveljo, K.

    1985-01-01

    This overview of the development of scientific and technical libraries in the United States highlights changes since World War II and present-day characteristics, role of the information manager, planning process, fiscal management, collection management, services, impact of technology, networking, marketing library services, and implications for…

  1. Gallaudet University, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

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    Subscribe Resources For Families New to Deaf Education Online Networks Odyssey Magazine Publications Shared Reading Project Cochlear Implant Education Center Products Info To Go American Sign Language Assistive Technology ...

  2. University of Illinois at Chicago Health Policy Center - Funding

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1991-2014. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — 1991-2013. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System. Funding Data, Appropriations...

  4. Supporting Student Wellness: “De-stressing” Initiatives at Memorial University Libraries

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    Crystal Rose

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Student mental health and wellness is a critical issue facing institutions of higher education across Canada. Mental illness is predicted to be the leading cause of disability at Canadian universities. This article looks at some of the recent data on how mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression are affecting academic performance. There is growing consensus amongst university administrators that student mental health is a campus-wide responsibility. Providing students with healthy and positive methods of relaxing and coping with stress is just another way that libraries can support learning and academic success and contribute to a campus culture that is supportive of wellness. Two branches of Memorial University Libraries in Newfoundland, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII and Grenfell Campus library, have undertaken initiatives to attempt to help decrease students’ anxiety levels during the particularly stressful end of semester, including extended-hours, yoga, pet therapy, games, fun “de-stressing stations”, and free hot beverages and snacks. Both branches surveyed students to obtain feedback on these initiatives and determine what impact students’ felt the initiatives had on their stress levels. These events also garnered positive exposure in both social and local media and provided a great promotional opportunity for the libraries. La santé mentale et le bien-être des étudiants est un problème crucial dont les établissements d’enseignement supérieur font face dans tout le Canada. La maladie mentale est prévue pour être la cause première de handicap aux universités canadiennes. Cet article discute les données récentes sur comment les maladies mentales telles que le stress, l’anxiété, et la dépression affectent le rendement scolaire. Un consensus se dégage parmi les administrateurs universitaires disant que la santé mentale des étudiants est une responsabilité de l’ensemble de l

  5. DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES PROVIDING ACCESS TO SCIENTIFIC E-RESOURCES FINANCED FROM NATIONAL AND EU FUNDS

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    Willecki, Jacek

    2016-01-01

    Scientific libraries at universities are interested in transforming traditional scientific resources in the print form into their digital equivalents and also in providing, when possible, a free access to these resources via the Internet. The development of digital versions of scientific work and research and providing access to them can be financed from sources other than the university budget. An overview of main external sources of funding and an analysis of project documentation indicate ...

  6. Library Locations

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations including address, coordinates, phone number, square footage, and standard operating hours.

  7. CODOC in a DEC/VAX Environment: Bibliographic Control of Government Publications at the University of Saskatchewan Library.

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    Hubbertz, Andrew; Fox, David

    1991-01-01

    BUDCAT/MEDIT software mounted on Digital Equipment Corporation VAX equipment at the University of Saskatchewan Library has proven to be effective for rapidly creating a database for the collection of government publications. Simplified records and the ease of using this system have made it possible to create a database with only minimal additional…

  8. A Kind of Transformation of Information Service--Science and Technology Novelty Search in Chinese University Libraries

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    Aiguo, Li

    2007-01-01

    Science and Technology Novelty Search (S&TNS) is a special information consultation service developed as part of the Chinese Sci-Tech system. The author introduces the concept of S&TNS, and explains its role, and the role of the university library in the process. A quality control model to improve the quality of service of the S&TNS at Southeast…

  9. Impact of Electronic Resources and Usage in Academic Libraries in Ghana: Evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana

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    Akussah, Maxwell; Asante, Edward; Adu-Sarkodee, Rosemary

    2015-01-01

    The study investigates the relationship between impact of electronic resources and its usage in academic libraries in Ghana: evidence from Koforidua Polytechnic & All Nations University College, Ghana. The study was a quantitative approach using questionnaire to gather data and information. A valid response rate of 58.5% was assumed. SPSS…

  10. Analysis of User Need with CD-ROM Databases: A Case Study Based on Work Sampling at One University Library.

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    Wells, Amy Tracy

    Analysis of the needs of users of Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) was performed at the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. A review of the literature indicated that problems associated with selecting the appropriate database, searching, and requiring technical assistance were the probable areas of user need. The library has 17…

  11. User-Centered Design in Practice: The Brown University Experience

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    Bordac, Sarah; Rainwater, Jean

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a case study in user-centered design that explores the needs and preferences of undergraduate users. An analysis of LibQual+ and other user surveys, interviews with public service staff, and a formal American with Disabilities Act accessibility review served as the basis for planning a redesign of the Brown University…

  12. The NSF National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL) Program: New Projects and a Progress Report; Lessons Learned: The Development of Electronic Reserves at the University of Calgary; A Challenging Future Awaits Libraries Able To Change: Highlights of the International Summer School on the Digital Library; DISA: Insights of an African Model for Digital Library Development; Organizing Ready Reference and Administrative Information with the Reference Desk Manager; Sue at the Field Museum.

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    Zia, Lee L.; Pearce, Linda; Prinsen, Jola G. B.; Ticer, B. V.; Peters, Dale; Pickover, Michele; Matylonek, John C.; Ottow, Carolyn; Reese, Terry

    2001-01-01

    Topics include: digital library projects in the National Science Foundation's NSDL program; an electronic reserve platform at the University of Calgary; highlights from the sixth International Summer School on the Digital Library; the Digital Imaging Project of South Africa; a database of local information at the Oregon State University library;…

  13. "Open Relationships, De-Facto Marriages, or Shotgun Weddings?": The Convergence and Integration of Libraries and Computing/Information Technology Services within Australian Universities.

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    Sayers, Richard

    2001-01-01

    Identifies issues involved with the convergence and/or integration of library, computing, and information technology services in Australian universities. Investigates the impacts of integration of services on university libraries and their clients and recommends strategies for the successful management of convergence and integration involving…

  14. Growth of a Science Center: The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Stony Brook University

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    Gafney, Leo; Bynum, R. David; Sheppard, Keith

    2015-01-01

    This report describes the origin and development of CESAME (The Center for Science and Mathematics Education) at Stony Brook University. The analysis identifies key ingredients in areas of personnel, funding, organizational structures, educational priorities, collaboration, and institutionalization. After a discussion of relevant issues in…

  15. Chalcogenide materials at the research center of Pardubice University

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    Frumar, M.; Wágner, T.; Málek, J.; Němec, P.; Frumarová, Božena; Přikryl, J.; Orava, J.; Kohoutek, T.

    Pardubice : University of Pardubice, 2011. s. 39-40. ISBN 978-80-7395-419-2. [International Days of Materials Science 2011. 16.09.2011-16.09.2011, Pardubice] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA203/09/0827 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40500505 Keywords : crystalline chalcogenides * amorphous chalcogenides Subject RIV: CA - Inorganic Chemistry

  16. Israel's Bir Zeit University: A Center for Palestinian Nationalism.

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    Clark, Staughton

    1981-01-01

    Located in Israel's West Bank area, BirZeit University has always been and remains the central incubator of West Bank intellectual radicalism in Israel. The majority of law-abiding, serious students are actually afraid, or intimidated, of speaking out against the PLO or its campus supporters. (MLW)

  17. Midsemester Academic Interventions in a Student-Centered Research University

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    Boretz, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    In this descriptive study, the use of a midsemester Success Workshop is evaluated within the context of the persistence and motivation of students placed on academic probation in a state university between 2005 and 2010. Elements of the Success Workshop are described. The self-assessments, workshop evaluation results, and other institutional data…

  18. Disinfection of indoor air microorganisms in stack room of university library using gaseous chlorine dioxide.

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    Hsu, Ching-Shan; Lu, Ming-Chun; Huang, Da-Ji

    2015-02-01

    As with all indoor public spaces in Taiwan, the stack rooms in public libraries should meet the air quality guidelines laid down by the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration. Accordingly, utilizing a university library in Taiwan for experimental purposes, this study investigates the efficiency of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) as a disinfection agent when applied using three different treatment modes, namely a single-daily disinfection mode (SIM), a twice-daily disinfection mode (TWM), and a triple-daily disinfection mode (TRM). For each treatment mode, the ClO2 is applied using an ultrasonic aerosol device and is performed both under natural lighting conditions and under artificial lighting conditions. The indoor air quality is evaluated before and after each treatment session by measuring the bioaerosol levels of bacteria and fungi. The results show that for all three disinfection modes, the application of ClO2 reduces the indoor bacteria and fungi concentrations to levels lower than those specified by the Taiwan EPA (i.e., bacteria <1500 CFU/m(3), fungi <1000 CFU/m(3)), irrespective of the lighting conditions under which the disinfection process is performed. For each disinfection mode, a better disinfection efficiency is obtained under natural lighting conditions since ClO2 readily decomposes under strong luminance levels. Among the three treatment modes, the disinfection efficiencies of the TWM and TRM modes are very similar under natural lighting conditions and are significantly better than that of the SIM mode. Thus, overall, the results suggest that the TWM treatment protocol represents the most cost-effective and efficient method for meeting the indoor air quality requirements of the Taiwan EPA. PMID:25626564

  19. Digital Scholarly Publishing and Archiving Services by Academic Libraries: Case Study of the University of Patras

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    Panos Georgiou

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available During the last years, dramatic changes in the electronic publishing landscape have created new roles and changed the traditional ones. Presently, some libraries have capitalised on their experience and knowledge in information technology and electronic publishing to undertake such activities, while at the same time they spearhead the campaign for Open Access spreading within academic communities. The Library & Information Centre (LIC of the University of Patras (UoP, Greece, has been playing an active role in promoting Open Access (OA in Greece. Since 2007, LIC has been experimenting with OA publishing practices and tools within the framework of various R&D projects. Two of the major results of these efforts are the ‘Pasithee’ e-publishing platform and the ‘Dexamene’ digital archive for Greek scholarly journals. Both platforms are based on OJS-Open Journal Systems e-publishing software. The two facilities were appropriately modified to meet the LIC’s publishing and archiving requirements respectively. Currently two journals are being hosted on each platform and all four are from the Humanities. The LIC is negotiating with more publishers and editorial teams to host their journals. In this article we focus on: - technical and managerial key issues of the development and operation phases, - services and procedures, - the business model, - technological, procedural and legal issues and problems that were encountered when working together with publishers, editors and authors, and - future plans for improving and upgrading our e-publishing services into an integrated institutional platform to cover all kinds of publications and data types (monographs, conference proceedings, teaching material, bulletins, magazines etc.. The article concludes with a succinct presentation of the Directory of Greek Digital Resources, a pilot infrastructure developed by the LIC which indexes and presents digital publishing initiatives in Greece and aims to

  20. Implementing the Customer Contact Center: An Opportunity to Create a Valid Measurement System for Assessing and Improving a Library's Telephone Services

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    Murphy, Sarah Anne; Cerqua, Judith

    2012-01-01

    A customer contact center offers academic libraries the ability to consistently improve their telephone, e-mail, and IM services. This paper discusses the establishment of a contact center and the benefits of implementing the contact center model at this institution. It then introduces a practical methodology for developing a valid measurement…

  1. Library Automation at the University for Development Studies: Challenges and Prospects

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    Thompson, Edwin S.; Pwadura, Joana

    2014-01-01

    The automation of a library that basically aims at improving the management of the library's resources and increasing access to these same resources by users has caught on so well in the western world that virtually all academic libraries in that part of the world have automated most of their services. In Africa, however, several challenges are…

  2. The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Network National Information and Reporting System (NIRS)

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A searchable, web-based tool for accessing data on AUCD training programs, projects, activities, and products. Includes data on the University Center for Excellence...

  3. Frequency of use of the digital services in the library of the university polyclinic “Central Electronuclear”

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    María de los Reyes González Ramos

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT have pushed the evolution of library services and encouraged the development of libraries in the Primary Health Care System in Cuba, with the establishment of digital services. Objective: To determine the frequency of use of the digital services provided by the library of the university polyclinic " Central Electronuclear " in Cienfuegos. Methods: A descriptive study conducted during 2007, including a sample of 141 potential users of the library. The following variables were measured: users categories and use of the different digital services and perception of quality of those services. Results: the category of users who mostly use the digital services proved to be the professionals with 50%. The most commonly used digital services are the health intranet and the e-mail, with 97, 9 and 96%, 5%, in that order. The least used is the online reference, with 85.1%. Conclusions: the digital services of the library of the university polyclinic "Central Electronuclear " reach a high use frequency.

  4. Final Technical Report for University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center

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    Atreya, Arvind

    2007-04-17

    The UM Industrial Assessment Center assisted 119 primary metals, automotive parts, metal casting, chemicals, forest products, agricultural, and glass manufacturers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana to become more productive and profitable by identifying and recommending specific measures to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and increase productivity. This directly benefits the environment by saving a total of 309,194 MMBtu of energy resulting in reduction of 0.004 metric tons of carbon emissions. The $4,618,740 implemented cost savings generated also saves jobs that are evaporating from the manufacturing industries in the US. Most importantly, the UM Industrial Assessment Center provided extremely valuable energy education to forty one UM graduate and undergraduate students. The practical experience complements their classroom education. This also has a large multiplier effect because the students take the knowledge and training with them.

  5. A study of the IC~2 Culture Exploring Project of Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU) Library

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    CHEN; Youhua; CHEN; Jin

    2009-01-01

    The paper analyzes the environments confronted with academic libraries and the evolving characteristics of Shanghai Jiao Tong University that give shape to the conception and implementation of an IC2Culture Exploring Project.This innovative model of SJTU Library operation is not only in concert with the strategic goals of SJTU but also with two other conspicuous developmental trends in the larger academic library circle;namely,1)a trend toward the deepening of library service support in academic arena on the one hand and 2)the trend of diversifying library outreach services on the other hand.Based on our first-hand involvement in all phases and aspects of this project and its subsequent review and analysis undertakings,this paper expatiates upon the IC2Culture Exploring Project of SJTU Library in terms of its vision,its specific mission objectives,its program design,its unique characteristics,its launching process,its salient case studies,its initial results and its strategies for a sustainable development in the future.

  6. The Student/Library Computer Science Collaborative

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    Hahn, Jim

    2015-01-01

    With funding from an Institute of Museum and Library Services demonstration grant, librarians of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partnered with students in computer science courses to design and build student-centered mobile apps. The grant work called for demonstration of student collaboration…

  7. 78 FR 65361 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at...

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    2013-10-31

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Center for Archaeological Research at the University.... SUMMARY: The Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio has completed an... the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. If no...

  8. 78 FR 21399 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at...

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    2013-04-10

    ... National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Center for Archaeological Research at the University... Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio has completed an inventory... the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Repatriation of...

  9. Beyond the Letter of the Law: Accessibility, Universal Design, and Human-Centered Design in Video Tutorials

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    Amanda S. Clossen

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This article demonstrates how Universal and Human-Centered Design approaches can be applied to the process of library video tutorial creation in order to enhance accessibility. A series of questions that creators should consider in order to focus their design process is discussed. These questions break down various physical and cognitive limitations that users encounter, providing a framework for future video creation that is not dependent on specific software. By approaching accommodations more holistically, videos are created with accessibility in mind from their conception. Working toward the ideal of a video tutorial that is accessible to every user leads to the creation of more clearly worded, effective learning objects that are much more inclusive, making instructional concepts available to users of all abilities.

  10. From Project to Strategic Vision: Taking the Lead in Research Data Management Support at the University of Sydney Library

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    Belinda Norman

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores three stories, each occurring a year apart, illustrating an evolution toward a strategic vision for Library leadership in supporting research data management at the University of Sydney. The three stories describe activities undertaken throughout the Seeding the Commons project and beyond, as the establishment of ongoing roles and responsibilities transition the Library from project partner to strategic leader in the delivery of research data management support. Each story exposes key ingredients that characterise research data management support: researcher engagement; partnerships; and the complementary roles of policy and practice.

  11. Marketing information goods and services in medical libraries and information centers.

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    Ashrafi-Rizi, Hasan; Kazempour, Zahra

    2012-01-01

    Marketing is one of the essential parts of any business corporation in the modern management. One can see the difference between corporations in gaining their goals, considering their marketing methods. Gaining more advantage or acquiring more funds can be of reasons for marketing, but these are not all the reasons. Perhaps the most important reason for marketing is increasing the customer satisfaction. This, in turn, leads to more willingness in payment and using services. Nowadays, due to rapid growth in ICT, changes in budgets, rapid growth in development and use of knowledge, variety of users and their needs, marketing has become an important factor in any library activities. Libraries are now more responsible in this regard, because marketing is now an important tool in improving users' satisfaction in using library services. Hence, marketing is now very important for libraries to survive in the increasing pressures of competitive conditions of the information market. This article is tapping on issues such as information marketing, principles of marketing, marketing techniques, developing markets, and marketing skills. Some recommendations are also presented for marketing in libraries. PMID:23555112

  12. NASA University Research Centers Technical Advances in Education, Aeronautics, Space, Autonomy, Earth and Environment

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    Jamshidi, M. (Editor); Lumia, R. (Editor); Tunstel, E., Jr. (Editor); White, B. (Editor); Malone, J. (Editor); Sakimoto, P. (Editor)

    1997-01-01

    This first volume of the Autonomous Control Engineering (ACE) Center Press Series on NASA University Research Center's (URC's) Advanced Technologies on Space Exploration and National Service constitute a report on the research papers and presentations delivered by NASA Installations and industry and Report of the NASA's fourteen URC's held at the First National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 16-19, 1997.

  13. University creates new Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships, names founding director

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    Felker, Susan B.

    2008-01-01

    Virginia Tech has launched a Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships to coordinate partnerships, service, and experiential learning activities, and to develop faculty and partner capacity for community-university engagement. Associate Professor James Dubinsky, who co-chaired Virginia Tech's Task Force on Student Engagement, is directing the new center.

  14. Tsinghua University Sino-Russian R & D Center for Light Alloys

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    2005-01-01

    @@ Sino-Russian R&D Center for Light Alloys was founded at Tsinghua University in 2001 and aimed at the development of the Chinese-Russian and international cooperation in the area of new competitive light metal-based materials, technologies and equipment for the production and processing of high-quality light alloys. Both Chinese and Russian experts work in the Center.

  15. The Utility of an Efficient Outcomes Assessment System at University Counseling Centers

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    Kopta, S. Mark; Petrik, Megan L.; Saunders, Stephen M.; Mond, Michael; Hirsch, Glenn; Kadison, Richard; Raymond, Danielle

    2014-01-01

    Due to increased demands placed on university counseling centers (UCCs) in recent years, there is a need for these centers to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their psychological services. Regularly monitoring client progress is one approach to increase the likelihood of positive clinical outcomes. This article describes the use of the…

  16. A Wish List for the Advancement of University and College Counseling Centers

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    Bishop, John B.

    2016-01-01

    University and college counseling centers continue to meet emerging challenges in higher education. This article addresses three issues: the need for a more unified organizational structure to represent the profession, the potential value for counseling centers in seeking accreditation, and the importance of specialized training for those entering…

  17. Normative Data on the College Adjustment Scales from a University Counseling Center.

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    Nafziger, Mark A.; Couillard, Gwena C.; Smith, Timothy B.; Wiswell, Denise K.

    1998-01-01

    Normative data on the College Adjustment Scales (CAS) were gathered from university counseling center clients. Counseling center clients differed significantly from two nonclient student comparison groups, especially in reported problems with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Undergraduate and graduate students also differed on most CAS…

  18. A Place of Her Own: The Case for University-Based Centers for Women Entrepreneurs

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    Riebe, Mary

    2012-01-01

    The author describes the benefits of university-based women entrepreneur centers as an educational and outreach strategy and argues for their establishment and support by universities interested in educating women entrepreneurs and advancing women-owned businesses. Based on extensive research on women business owners and firsthand experience with…

  19. Pressures We Face in Running Counseling Centers on College and University Campuses

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    Meilman, Philip W.

    2016-01-01

    In this article, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Service director Philip Meilman discusses two distinct emerging pressures faced by directors of college and university counseling centers. The first of these is the pressure to provide more of, and an increasing range of, counseling and psychiatric services. The second is related:…

  20. Risk management and disaster recovery planning for online libraries.

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    Uzwyshyn, Ray

    2015-01-01

    This article presents an overview of risk management and disaster recovery planning for online libraries. It is suitable for a broad audience interested in online libraries and research centers in universities and colleges. It outlines risk mitigation strategies, and disaster recover planning for online resource-centered information systems. PMID:26750817

  1. Community Digital Library Requirements for the Southern California Earthquake Center Community Modeling Environment (SCEC/CME)

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    Moore, R.; Faerman, M.; Minster, J.; Day, S. M.; Ely, G.

    2003-12-01

    A community digital library provides support for ingestion, organization, description, preservation, and access of digital entities. The technologies that traditionally provide these capabilities are digital libraries (ingestion, organization, description), persistent archives (preservation) and data grids (access). We present a design for the SCEC community digital library that incorporates aspects of all three systems. Multiple groups have created integrated environments that sustain large-scale scientific data collections. By examining these projects, the following stages of implementation can be identified: \\begin{itemize} Definition of semantic terms to associate with relevant information. This includes definition of uniform content descriptors to describe physical quantities relevant to the scientific discipline, and creation of concept spaces to define how the uniform content descriptors are logically related. Organization of digital entities into logical collections that make it simple to browse and manage related material. Definition of services that are used to access and manipulate material in the collection. Creation of a preservation environment for the long-term management of the collection. Each community is faced with heterogeneity that is introduced when data is distributed across multiple sites, or when multiple sets of collection semantics are used, and or when multiple scientific sub-disciplines are federated. We will present the relevant standards that simplify the implementation of the SCEC community library, the resource requirements for different types of data sets that drive the implementation, and the digital library processes that the SCEC community library will support. The SCEC community library can be viewed as the set of processing steps that are required to build the appropriate SCEC reference data sets (SCEC approved encoding format, SCEC approved descriptive metadata, SCEC approved collection organization, and SCEC managed storage

  2. Center for Space Power, Texas A and M University

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    Jones, Ken

    Johnson Controls is a 106 year old company employing 42,000 people worldwide with $4.7 billion annual sales. Though we are new to the aerospace industry we are a world leader in automobile battery manufacturing, automotive seating, plastic bottling, and facilities environment controls. The battery division produces over 24,000,000 batteries annually under private label for the new car manufacturers and the replacement market. We are entering the aerospace market with the nickel hydrogen battery with the help of NASA's Center for Space Power at Texas A&M. Unlike traditional nickel hydrogen battery manufacturers, we are reaching beyond the space applications to the higher volume markets of aircraft starting and utility load leveling. Though space applications alone will not provide sufficient volume to support the economies of scale and opportunities for statistical process control, these additional terrestrial applications will. For example, nickel hydrogen batteries do not have the environmental problems of nickel cadmium or lead acid and may someday start your car or power your electric vehicle. However you envision the future, keep in mind that no manufacturer moves into a large volume market without fine tuning their process. The Center for Space Power at Texas A&M is providing indepth technical analysis of all of the materials and fabricated parts of our battery as well as thermal and mechanical design computer modeling. Several examples of what we are doing with nickel hydrogen chemistry to lead to these production efficiencies are presented.

  3. The Influence of Lifestyle on Cardio-metabolic Risk in Students from Timisoara University Center

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    Mihaela ORAVIȚAN; Claudiu AVRAM; Stela IURCIUC; Petru MERGHEȘ; Bogdan ALMĂJAN-GUȚĂ

    2013-01-01

    This study is a part of the activities in a cross border cooperation project that has proposed the management of obesity and cardiometabolic risk at students from Timisoara and Szeged university centres. The target group of Timisoara University Center was formed out of 600 students enrolled in the four major universities from Timisoara; target group students were questioned about their lifestyle and were evaluated anthropometric parameters, body composition and arterial stiffness; based on qu...

  4. Internet Use in Libraries in South East Asia with Special Reference to the Role of the Universiti Sains Malaysia Library in Promoting the Use of the Internet for Teaching and Learning.

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    Rashidah Begum; Wong, Sook Jean

    This paper studies the extent of Internet connectivity and usage among Southeast Asian libraries and how many of them are using the Internet to provide electronic information resources and services through their homepages. It also presents a case study of the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Library's strategy in promoting the use of the Internet…

  5. Collections: Their Development, Management, Preservation, and Sharing. Papers from the Joint Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries and the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries (York, England, September 19-22, 1988).

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    Daval, Nicola, Ed.

    Papers from the joint meeting are assembled in this document. Each of the meeting's five program sessions featured presentations by a Standing Conference of National and Universal Libraries (SCONUL) director and an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) director. The presentations highlight perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic and are…

  6. The college students’ response to customized information services based on Library2.0 technologies at universities in Nanjing

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    Lei; LIU; Yinghua; FENG; Yi; JIANG

    2011-01-01

    Through a questionnaire survey of students’ response from 6 universities in Nanjing, this paper aims to determine their varying degrees of satisfaction about the customized information service based on Library2.0 technologies. In so doing, the authors carefully examined the data collected from the returned questionnaires about such key issues as the students’ perceptions about the customized information service via a Library2.0platform, self-initiated use experience of such a mechanism, their achieved information searching results vis-à-vis their expectations, etc. In addition, the authors also made a comparative study between information providers(i.e. librarians) and information consumers(i.e. students) at Chinese and American academic libraries.

  7. Status report of Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University

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    The HSRC is a synchrotron radiation facility of Hiroshima University established in 1996. The HiSOR is a compact racetrack-type storage ring having 21.95 m circumference, therefore its natural emittance of 400 πnmrad is very large compared with those of other medium ∼ large storage rings. The most outstanding advantage of the facility lies in good combination with beamlines for high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy in energy range in VUV ∼ soft X-ray. We report the operation status of HiSOR and the present status of beamlines and experimental stations. Since the quasi-periodic APPLE-II undulator for BL-9A and B was installed in FY2011, the ring and undulator operation has been in good shape. However, several vacuum leak incidents occurred in autumn, 2012. After series of these incidents a certain amount of users' operation time was lost. (author)

  8. Status report of Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Hiroshima University

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    The HSRC is a synchrotron radiation facility of Hiroshima University established in 1996. The HiSOR is a compact racetrack-type storage ring having 21.95 m circumference, therefore its natural emittance of 400 πnmrad is not so small compared with the other medium-large storage rings. The most outstanding advantage of the facility lies in good combination with beamlines for high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy in energy range in VUV ∼ soft X-ray. We report the operation status of HiSOR and the present status of beamlines and experimental stations. The user time last year was achieved 1576 hours which was at the same level with those in the past several years because there was no serious trouble. The helical undulator for BL-9A and B is going to be replaced to Quasi-periodic APPLE-II undulator in this summer. (author)

  9. Snakes or Ladders? Evaluating a LibGuides pilot at University College Dublin Library

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    Dalton, Michelle; Pan, Rosalind

    2014-01-01

    Online subject guides are commonly used by libraries to provide information support to students. LibGuides (a cloud-based commercial product launched in 2007) represent one of the latest incarnations of the traditional subject guide or portal, and are widely used across American academic libraries. In Ireland however, library subject guides of entirely local design and hosted on a local web server still dominate. This paper outlines the project management process involved in implementing a Li...

  10. Library Support for Indigenous University Students: Moving from the Periphery to the Mainstream

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    Joanna Hare; Wendy Abbott

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective – This research project explored the models of Indigenous support programs in Australian academic libraries, and how they align with the needs of the students they support. The research objective was to gather feedback from Indigenous students and obtain evidence of good practice models from Australian academic libraries to inform the development and enhancement of Indigenous support programs. The research presents the viewpoints of both Indigenous students and librari...

  11. The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media Centers

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    Pribesh, Shana; Gavigan, Karen; Dickinson, Gail

    2011-01-01

    Stephen Krashen believes that schools can counter the effects of poverty in at least one area: access to books. However, little research has been done to determine whether students living in poverty have access to school library services comparable to those attending schools with low concentrations of students living in poverty. We examined the…

  12. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTERS AT TURKISH UNIVERSITIES

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    Mehmet Metin ARSLAN

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Continuing education centers mainly organize activities for the society in the fields that have gained importance on the improvement of individuals with a view of career building, improving professional knowledge and skills, achieving new skills and supplying individual development needs. Such centers have been established within universities through the principle of making continuing education accessible to everyone as a starting point for a lifelong learning process. These centers which aim at providing continuing education, implement more flexible programs compared to those executed at higher education institutions. In this study, the structure and functions of Continuing Education Centers at Turkish Universities are investigated. The scope of the study includes all the centers that have web pages established under state and public universities in Turkey. Data pertaining to structure and functions of the centers meeting this criterion, the number of which is 43 in total comprising 34 state and 9 private universities, have been evaluated. As a result of the study it was discovered that these centers had very similar foundation principles and organizational structures.

  13. A survey on myco-flora of air, book and cabinet of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Libraries

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    Mohammad Taghi Hedayati 1

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available , , , , , (Received 12 Aug, 2008; Accepted 3 Dec, 2008 Abstract Background and purpose: Grown fungi on books can be a risk factor for occupants as well as its known agents of bio-deterioration. Therefore, in this study, we surveyed the myco-flora of air, book and cabinets at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences Libraries.Material and methods: Opened plates (containing Sabouraud’s dextrose agar with chlor-amphenicole media (SC were used for the isolation of fungi in the air of indoor environment of libraries. Pleated carpet sterile fragments were used for survey of cabinets and books contamination. Then, these fragments were cultured on SC in laboratory.Results: A total of 939 colonies with 17 genera of fungi were identified from the environment of 4 school libraries at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. The most common fungi isolated were: Penicillium (62.0%, Yeast (13.6%, sterile hyphae (7.6% and Candida (5.6%. The most number of colonies were isolated from the air. Conclusion: Penicillium, Aspergillus, Alternaria and Stachybotrys were isolated from the libraries. They are considered toxigenic, allergenic, infective and also, as book deterioration agents. J Mazand Univ Med Sci 2008; 18(67:107-110 (Persian

  14. The Role of the National and University Library of Slovenia in a Multinational Research Project (IMPACT: a Case Study

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    Ines Vodopivec

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the participation and the role of individual libraries acting as partners in research project consortia, dealing with digitisation issues are analysed, following the example of the National and University Library of Slovenia (NUK as a partner in the IMPACT project — Improving Access to Text. IMPACT is funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission (FP7 aimed at improving automated text recognition of digitised materials from different European digital collections. To achieve the project’s objectives, a consortium of partners comprised of several European libraries, information technology and software engineering centres, and linguistic institutes was established. The consortium’s work was based on interdisciplinary collaboration in which libraries (like NUK played an important role firstly as demonstrators of tools and procedures developed within the project, and secondly as representatives of end-users’ needs and demands. Different European digitisation projects in the past have already included national libraries as project partners and the results of collaboration have been so far quite positive. A case study methodology is used for exploring several dimensions of such collaboration. First of all, the study shows that the consortium ensures libraries the economic and expert groundwork needed for the effective realization of the objectives outlined in the framework of the project. Secondly, the study shows positive results when comparing the sum total of knowledge and experience gained over the course of the project and the efforts invested in it by individual libraries. On the basis of such a success, NUK will be able to expand its digitisation plans. Other advantages include more concrete project outcomes, such as the formation of a common multinational digital collection, applicable OCR technology and metadata standardisation. A comparative study with some of NUK’s other on-going projects

  15. Malta: The Library Scene and its Setting

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    Biggs, P. T.

    1973-01-01

    The cultural background of Malta is briefly analyzed as it relates to library service on the island. The library system includes public libraries, university libraries, religious libraries and special libraries. (39 references) (DH)

  16. Using focus groups to investigate service quality determinants for customer satisfaction in selected university libraries in Sri Lanka

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    Chaminda Jayasundara

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at establishing service quality determinants which may affect customer satisfaction in university libraries in Sri Lanka. Using the literature, 113 service quality determinants were identified. These were then reviewed by eight focus groups in four different universities. Forty of the determinants were perceived to be applicable to their context. The participants also added 14 quality requirements which they thought were not provided for in the list. Finally, the content and face validity of the 54 determinants were evaluated by a panel of experts who ultimately reduced them to 50. This study recommends the use of the identified quality determinants by library administrators and policymakers in the higher education sector in Sri Lanka to gauge the levels of customer satisfaction and assure quality of service.

  17. Use of focus groups in a library's strategic planning process

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    Higa-Moore, Mori Lou; Bunnett, Brian; Mayo, Helen G.; Olney, Cynthia A.

    2002-01-01

    The use of focus groups to determine patron satisfaction with library resources and services is extensive and well established. This article demonstrates how focus groups can also be used to help shape the future direction of a library as part of the strategic planning process. By responding to questions about their long-term library and information needs, focus group participants at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library contributed an abundance of qualitative ...

  18. Resource Sharing in Research Libraries of Latin America

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    Lau, Jesús

    1995-01-01

    Research and academic libraries are the most developed information centers in Latin America. Their parent organizations are usually universities, government, and to a less extent private companies. Their library collections are therefore among the best. However, due to several factors, library collaboration and cooperation is limited, especially due to poor telecommunication links. Collections built by research and academic libraries evolve in isolation from one another, a factor that red...

  19. Strengthen practicing of university students' personal career based on university China library%高校图书馆给力大学生生涯实践

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    方千平

    2014-01-01

    Giving strength to practicing of university students’ personal career based on university library is the profound signiifcance and practical effect from the policy of building a strong country of labour resource and current situation of college students' employment. Given that the four years of university is in preparation for their future employment and career development, giving full play to the role of information technology and human resource allocation, university library should explore and summarize diversities of approach to giving strength to practicing of university students’ personal career based on the concept of modern human resources management, through the development of appropriate clusters of core information and supplementary effective resource, to contribute to building a strong country of labour resource and improving the teaching quality of higher education.%高校图书馆应该在现代人力资源管理理念引领下,充分发挥信息技术和人力资源配置的作用,通过开发适宜性的核心信息集群、辅助性有效资源等,努力探索和总结图书馆服务大学生职业生涯发展的多样性途径,为人力资源强国,为提高高校教育教学质量做出贡献。

  20. Futuring, Strategic Planning and Shared Awareness: An Ohio University Libraries' Case Study

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    Staley, David J.; Seaman, Scott; Theodore-Shusta, Eileen

    2012-01-01

    A critical component of strategic planning is creating a shared-awareness among library staff of the potential societal, political, economic and technological changes that will influence how future users will create and consume scholarly materials, what will be expected of library services, and how facilities will be used. The ACRL Futuring…

  1. Educating for International Interdependence: The Role of the Academic Library--Ohio University and Malaysia.

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    Mulliner, K.; Lee, Hwa-Wei

    There is a role, and even a responsibility, for academic libraries in the United States in cooperating with students, scholars, colleagues, institutions, and governments in Third World nations. For example, the international library internship program, in which professional librarians at the middle-management level spend three to six months…

  2. One-Stop Shopping: Merging Service Points in a University Library

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    Crane, Janet; Pavy, Jeanne A.

    2008-01-01

    As libraries change to meet the evolving needs of our patrons, including the development of online services, many libraries are considering consolidating physical service points to maximize staff and better serve the in-house patron. This article describes the planning, implementation, and evaluation process involved in merging the circulation and…

  3. Does LibQUAL+[TM] Account for Student Loyalty to a University College Library?

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    Helgesen, Oyvind; Nesset, Erik

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to find out whether LibQUAL+[TM]can account for student loyalty to the library of an institution of higher education. LibQUAL+[TM] is a marketing tool that is used to measure perceived service quality of libraries, and the present analysis aims at validating this service quality instrument within a more…

  4. Waste paper as a music source: fragments preserved with the incunabula at the University Library in Wrocław

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    Gancarczyk, Paweł

    2012-01-01

    Preserved with the incunabula at the University Library in Wrocław are eighty-fi ve fragments of music manuscripts. Alongside numerous antiphonaries, notated breviaries and missals, they also include a fragment with polyphonic music (PL-WRu XV Q 1066). This contains three compositions typical of fi fteenth-century Central European repertory. There are grounds for supposing that this fragment was written in Silesia during the second quarter of that century. Research into the mus...

  5. Assisting students with disabilities: a partnership between the Disability Unit of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and its libraries

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    Coreejes-Brink, Petro; du Toit, Nina

    2013-01-01

    This presentation focuses on attempts at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) to develop a meaningful partnership between the five libraries and the Disability Unit, in order to reconstruct and enrich the academic experience of students with disabilities. CPUT hosts a variety of students from different countries, cultures, economic and social backgrounds, including a number of students with disabilities. In the past, students with disabilities could often not participate fully ...

  6. The reading behavioural patterns of the Ionian University graduate students: reading policy of the Greek academic libraries

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    Κωσταγιόλας, Πέτρος; Μπάνου, Χριστίνα; Ολένογλου, Άννα Μαρία

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – Changing times call for a reading policy which should be high on the list of priorities of academic libraries. This paper aims to probe the reading behavioural patterns and perception of the students of the Ionian University. Design/methodology/approach – An empirical study was conducted from April to June 2007, through the development of a structured questionnaire equally distributed to a stratified sample of 335 undergraduate students from all the departments of the...

  7. University library and the new challenges of the XXI century. La biblioteca universitaria ante los nuevos retos del siglo XXI.

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    2009-01-01

    University libraries face the new challenges and kind of work of this century and turn into centres for the research and learning. This bibliographic review is focused on the changes that have marked the transition to the new paradigm of scientific-informative activity, with the arrival of information and communication technologies and the transformation of higher education which have an impact on other kinds of teaching and learning process in the information and knowledge society of the XXI...

  8. Discussion on MOOC Service Mode of University Library%高校图书馆建立MOOC服务模式的探讨

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    杨阳

    2015-01-01

    MOOC的出现深刻地影响着高校图书馆的读者服务.阐述了MOOC的特点,分析了MOOC对图书馆带来的冲击,提出了高校图书馆积极建立MOOC服务模式的建议.%The emergence of MOOC significantly influences the reader service of university library.This paper expounds the features of MOOC,analyzes the impact of MOOC on university library,and puts forward some suggestions for university library to actively establish MOOC service mode.

  9. Nuevo Leon State Central Public Library “Fray Servando Teresa de Mier," Newsletter November 2000. Vol. 1. No. 1. A term paper for the Marketing Information Services course at the Master in Library Science Program, Department of Library and Information Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (USA)

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    Muela-Meza, Zapopan Martín

    2000-01-01

    This library newsletter is made as a term paper for the course 581 of Marketing Information Services for Libraries at the Master in Library Science Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; Associate Professor of the course Dr.John Ellison, November 30, 2000. It focuses on the actual services of the Nuevo Leon State Central Public Library "Fran Servando Teresa de Mier" in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  10. A Survey of Primary School Libraries to Determine the Availability and Adequacy of Services for Universal Basic Education (UBE in Oyo State, Nigeria

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    Belau Olatunde Gbadamosi

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective -- As a first step in gathering evidence, this study surveyed school libraries and examined the services those libraries provide in relation to the Universal Basic Education (UBE program at a primary level. The purpose of this paper is to explore these UBE factors in relation to school libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria.Methods -- A questionnaire was sent to the 33 schools which have a library and information centre staffed by a teacher-librarian, in order to examine library services and the views of those providing them. The questionnaire covers library space, categories of library resources, student activities during library visits, mobile library services, and the teacher-librarians’ perception of the adequacy of the collection and the challenges in the use of library.Results -- Questionnaires were returned by 30 teacher-librarians out of 33, a response rate of 91%. Although pupils across each local government area have the chance to visit school libraries, the system of one short visit per week is inadequate for developing a universal interest in reading and in study skills. Staff responsible for the libraries consider many of the resources to be inadequate or outdated and stock is depleted as pupils borrow books, leaving fewer for those who follow.Conclusions -- As a first step to implementing evidence based practice, this paper describes the primary school library system in Nigeria and provides evidence on how it operates in Oyo State. Teacher-librarians who staff the libraries confirm the inadequacies in the system. They perceive collections to be inadequate and confirm that some pupils in the state have only limited access to library resources. Respondents also believe that they need further training, particularly in computer and information literacy.

  11. 高校图书馆非图情专业馆员职业发展定位%Career Development Orientation of the Librarians without the Major Background of the Library and Information Science in University Library

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    徐以斌

    2015-01-01

    This paper expounds the career development status of the librarians without major background of library and information science in university library, analyzes the causes why the number of the librarians without major background of library and information science is increasing greatly in university library,and probes into some approaches for realizing the career development orientation of the librarians without major background of library and information science.%阐述了高校图书馆非图情专业馆员职业发展现状,分析了高校图书馆非图情专业馆员偏多的原因,探讨了非图情专业馆员职业发展定位的实现途径.

  12. Center for Molecular Electronics, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Environmental Assessment

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    1994-06-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize the University of Missouri, St. Louis to proceed with the detailed design and construction of the proposed Center for Molecular Electronics. The proposed Center would consist of laboratories and offices housed in a three-story building on the University campus. The proposed modular laboratories would be adaptable for research activities principally related to physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering. Proposed research would include the development and application of thin-film materials, semi-conductors, electronic sensors and devices, and high-performance polymers. Specific research for the proposed Center has not yet been formulated, therefore, specific procedures for any particular process or study cannot be described at this time. The proposed construction site is an uncontaminated panel of land located on the University campus. This report contains information about the environmental assessment that was performed in accordance with this project.

  13. The University System of Georgia's GALILEO.

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    Penson, Merryll

    1998-01-01

    The University System of Georgia and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) built the innovative electronic library GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online system). This article describes the cooperation, leadership, and technology that made GALILEO possible; the proposal; planning and implementation; governance; current status; and future…

  14. Glaucoma at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center and the University of California, San Diego

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    Robert N. Weinreb

    2011-01-01

    @@ Known for its unique cross-disciplinary investigative programs and clinical excellence, the scientists and clinicians at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center of the University of California, San Diego seek to enhance the discovery and translation of innovative research to clinical glaucoma care to prevent and cure glaucoma blindness.With state of the art laboratory and clinical facilities located on the La Jolla campus (Figure 1), the Center is a home for a worldrenowned team of scientists and staff.More than 100 post-doctoral fellows in Glaucoma, many of whom hold distinguished academic positions throughout the world, have been trained at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center and the University of California, San Diego.At the core of Hamilton Glaucoma Center activities are the outstanding faculty that are described below.

  15. The principles for the implementation of information literacy at the universities in Slovenia : the role of libraries in an information literate university

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    Karmen Stopar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Over the many years an information literate student has been one of the main goals of the universities’ educational endeavours around the world. Information literacy,being the foundation of lifelong learning, is becoming increasingly important with the Bologna process. Libraries have always played a significant role in the process of more efficient and effective use of information. The Librarianship Act in Slovenia stipulates that libraries support and carry out educational and information literacy tasks. In accordance with their capabilities and the level of development of the information environment, the libraries have performed library-pedagogical tasks and have trained their users for efficient and effective use of information. Nevertheless, there is a greater need for more intensive and more comprehensive information literacy activities. The requirements of the education process through all the years of the university education should lead to better information literacy among students. All subjects, institutions and individuals, who are responsible for the realization of information literacy programmes, should join in order to implement the information literacy programmes.

  16. Professional Education and Subsequent Careers: A Follow-Up Study of Former Students of the Department of Library and Archival Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.

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    Alemna, Anaba A.

    1993-01-01

    Presents results of a survey on the careers and views of former students in library studies at the University of Ghana, compares the findings to an earlier study, and assesses them in the context of the current employment situation for library and information scientists. (six references) (EAM)

  17. Call Numbers and Holdings of Journals Listed in Applied Science & Technology Index Located in the Libraries of North Carolina State University. Second Edition.

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    Pozo, Frank, Comp.

    This document consists of the call numbers and holdings of journals listed in the "Applied Science and Technology Index" (ASTI) located in the libraries of North Carolina State University (NCSU). In addition to helping ASTI users at NCSU, it may also be used for regional and national purposes. As a regional resource it may help libraries with…

  18. Using NLM Exhibits and Events to Engage Library Users and Reach the Community

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    Auten, Beth; Norton, Hannah F.; Tennant, Michele R.; Edwards, Mary E.; Stoyan-Rosenzweig, Nina; Daley, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    In an effort to reach out to library users and make the library a more relevant, welcoming place, the University of Florida’s Health Science Center Library hosted exhibits from the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Traveling Exhibition Program. From 2010 through 2012, the library hosted four NLM exhibits and created event series for each. Through reflection and use of a participant survey, lessons were learned concerning creating relevant programs, marketing events, and forming new partner...

  19. Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing Research Program, Center for Housing Innovation, University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center

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    Brown, G.Z.

    1990-01-01

    This research program addresses the need to increase the energy efficiency of industrialized housing. Two research centers have responsibility for the program: the Center for Housing Innovation at the University of Oregon and the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The two organizations provide complementary architectural, systems engineering, and industrial engineering capabilities. In 1989 we worked on these tasks: (1) the formation of a steering committee, (2) the development of a multiyear research plan, (3) analysis of the US industrialized housing industry, (4) assessment of foreign technology, (5) assessment of industrial applications, (6) analysis of computerized design and evaluation tools, and (7) assessment of energy performance of baseline and advanced industrialized housing concepts. The current research program, under the guidance of a steering committee composed of industry and government representatives, focuses on three interdependent concerns -- (1) energy, (2) industrial process, and (3) housing design. Building homes in a factory offers the opportunity to increase energy efficiency through the use of new materials and processes, and to increase the value of these homes by improving the quality of their construction. Housing design strives to ensure that these technically advanced homes are marketable and will meet the needs of the people who will live in them.

  20. CORPORATE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT IN INFORMATION INSTITUTIONS: THE CASE OF ISLAMIC RESEARCH CENTER LIBRARY (ISAM)

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    KESKİN, İshak; FURAT, Mehmet Fahri; KAYGISIZ, Esra Gökçen; OĞUZ, Nizamettin

    2014-01-01

    In today’s severely competitive environment, the success of information centers depends on their high-quality, cost-effective, and flexible services that are offered to their researchers. To the extent these services are successful, it will have positive effects on the corporate reputation of information centers in the eyes of the researchers, namely social (external) stakeholders. While interest in the concept of corporate reputation has gained momentum in the last few years, a precise and c...

  1. Impelementation of Information Technology Service Management at Data and Information System Center of XYZ University

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    Kornelius Irfandhi; Ariani Indrawati; Dwykie Alexandra; Krisantus Wanandi; Yanuari Harisky; Suryadiputra Liawatimena

    2016-01-01

    Information Technology (IT) is increasingly progressing. Nowadays, the success of a business of the organization/company is highly dependent on the IT infrastructure used. Therefore, organizations/companies have to manage their IT service to be optimal to their customers. Looking at this matter and the increasing dynamics of XYZ University, then Data and Information System Center (Pusdatin) - an IT provider of XYZ University began implementing IT Service Management (ITSM) from 201...

  2. Suggested Minimum Data Set for Speech Therapy Centers Affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

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    Damanabi, Shahla; Abdolnejad, Shawbo; Karimi, Gelavizh

    2015-01-01

    Background: The minimum data considered as a conceptual framework, based on the achievement of effectiveness indicators and it ensures to access of precise and clear health data. The aims of the present study were identified and proposed a data element set of speech therapy centers affiliated with Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Material and Methods: This study that was cross – sectional type, performed in 9 speech therapy clinic from medical university in 2014. Firstly, the minimum da...

  3. Las bibliotecas universitarias y el desarrollo de las competencias informacionales en los profesores y los estudiantes = University Libraries and the Development of Lecturers’ and Students’ Information Competencies

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    Gómez Hernández, José Antonio

    2010-01-01

    This article explains why university libraries assume, as one of their priorities, the development of lecturers and students information competencies. It also explains some of the options for achieving that goal.

  4. Universe

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    2008-01-01

    The Universe, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that is correlated to the science curriculum in grades 5-8. The Britannica Illustrated Science Library is a visually compelling set that covers earth science, life science, and physical science in 16 volumes.  Created for ages 10 and up, each volume provides an overview on a subject and thoroughly explains it through detailed and powerful graphics-more than 1,000 per volume-that turn complex subjects into information that students can grasp.  Each volume contains a glossary with full definitions for vocabulary help

  5. Total Quality Management To Library And Information Services In Indian Open Universities

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    Singh, Kirti

    2013-01-01

    Today, all kinds of organizations are becoming customer oriented organizations to survive in this world. So, they need to provide quality products and services to their customers. Total Quality Management (TQM), provides the tools and the direction to improve quality. Libraries have always been committed to provide a high quality of services to its users. In this paper I am discussing Objectives in libraries, Quality Control, Quality Assurance systems in distance education, Quality component ...

  6. iPhone Mobile Application Design: The Case of Hacettepe University Libraries

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    Akbulut, M.

    2011-01-01

    Thanks to the features of the mobile devices which have been constantly evolving, there has been a diversity of mobile applications. It is highly possible to find a mobile application to carry out any transaction in an application store. Users, whose expectations have been increasing, hope that libraries will be accessible and controllable. Hence, libraries should move towards mobile platforms so that users can easily get access to them. In this study, we first review the criteria that should...

  7. Open Access Electronic Publishing Services in Academic Libraries: The case study of University of Patras

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    Gkogkou, Despoina; Georgiou, Panos; Tsakonas, Giannis

    2010-01-01

    Open Access to scientific information is a major revolution that challenges traditional publishing structures. The initiatives are mainly supported by advances in information technology; however, no major shift could be feasible without the support of information organizations, like libraries. In many contexts, mainly academic, libraries have undertaken the responsibility of disseminating the concept of Open Access and beyond the common promotional practices they have engaged into electronic ...

  8. Roadmap for RFID Implementation in Central library, PEC University of Technology

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    Vasishta, Seema

    2009-01-01

    This paper gives brief idea about the emerging Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, its importance in the library management system and its working. It also describes about the basic and optional components required for smooth working of the exercise. The aim is to consider how to extend RFID applications in an academic library keeping in view the scantiness of funds and scarcity of supporting staff. The article also illustrates a vivid picture about how RFID technology is acting...

  9. Usability Study of a Library's Mobile Website: An Example from Portland State University

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    Pendell, Kimberly D.; Bowman, Michael S.

    2012-01-01

    To discover how a newly developed library mobile website performed across a variety of devices, the authors used a hybrid field and laboratory methodology to conduct a usability test of the website. Twelve student participants were recruited and selected according to phone type. Results revealed a wide array of errors attributed to site design, wireless network connections, as well as phone hardware and software. This study provides an example methodology for testing library mobile websites, ...

  10. Evaluation of Collection, Staff and Space of the Central Library of Tarbiyat Modarress University based on LibQUAL Instrument

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    A'zam Najafgholinezhad

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available   The present investigation was carried out using LibQual software in order to evaluate the user view on the quality of services offered by the Central Library of Tarbiyat Modarress University. It was conducted at three levels of minimum, maximum and real. The sample was drawn from in-house and outside users, including graduate students and faculty members. Findings indicated that in most cases there is a difference between users’ expectations and the services offered by the library. Users’ demands are somewhat satisfied at minimum level, but there is a significant gap with respect to desired level and users’ maximum expectations. Among different user groups, whether faculty or student, there is a significant difference with respect to the gap between the expectations and the services offered. There had been no significant difference of opinion among in-house and outside users regarding quality measures dealing with staff and the library space. There is however a significant difference regarding the quality of sources helf.   By using the factor analysis method, four factors were identified as contributing factors to the quality of library services. These were “availability and accessibility of sources”, “Availability of qualified and diligent staff”, “Suitability of space for individual or group study and learning” and “Ready Access to Information”.

  11. Analysis on the Leading Role of University Libraries in the Regional Library Consortium%高校图书馆在区域图书馆联合体中的引领作用探析

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    曹志梅

    2012-01-01

    图书馆行业的"条块"现象一直是不同系统图书馆之间的天然屏障,在区域图书馆联合体建设中,没有图书馆愿意主动牵头,致使区域图书馆联合体建设举步维艰。高校图书馆具有资源、人力、经费、环境等方面的优势,应充分发挥其在区域图书馆联合体中的引领作用,推进区域图书馆联合体建设的进程。%The separation phenomenon in the industry of libraries is always the natural barrier.In the process of constructing regional library consortia,there are few libraries prefer to lead constructing actively,which results in constructing regional library consortia difficulty.University libraries have some obvious advantages in literature resources,human resources,funds and circumstance,and so on.The university library should play the leading role in constructing the regional library consortium actively,in order to advance the progress of constructing the regional library consortium.

  12. 河南高校图书馆科研论文统计分析%Analysis on the Scientific Research Theses by Libraries of Henan Universities

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    王荣凤

    2012-01-01

    通过对2007-2010年河南省高校图书馆作者科研论文的统计分析,从科研产出的角度分析河南高校图书馆科研能力及特点。%This paper has analyzed the scientific theses of libraries of Henan Universities and the research capacity and feature of Libraries of Henan Universities.

  13. Evaluation of the central libraries information security management at governmental universities located in Tehran, according to the international standard ISO/IEC 27002

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    Milad Malekolkalami

    2014-01-01

    This study assessed the evaluation of information security management status in central Libraries of governmental universities located in Tehran, according to ISO / I.E.C. 27002. Research method applied for the study is descriptive Survey and a questionnaire was used for collecting information. The questionnaire was distributed between the 74 central library managers of governmental universities in Tehran according to the recent list on the website of Ministry of Science, Research and Technol...

  14. Thinking on University Library Service Marketing%高校图书馆服务营销之思考

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    张小芳

    2012-01-01

    文章概述了高校图书馆服务营销的必要性,分析了高校图书馆服务营销的现状,并从打造创新型服务品牌、成立服务营销部门、构建服务营销评估体系、重视培养具有营销观念和营销知识的馆员等几个方面探讨了如何实现高校图书馆服务营销的对策。%This paper summarizes the necessity of university library service marketing, analyzes the present situation of university library service marketing. The author discusses how to realize library service marketing measures from ;everal aspects such as creating innovative service brand, establishing marketing department, building marketing e Taluation system, paying attention to train librarians with marketing concept and knowledges.

  15. Towards a Symbiotic Relationship Between Academic Libraries and Disciplinary Data Repositories: A Dryad and University of Michigan Case Study

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    Katherine G. Akers

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available In addition to encouraging the deposit of research data into institutional data repositories, academic librarians can further support research data sharing by facilitating the deposit of data into external disciplinary data repositories. In this paper, we focus on the University of Michigan Library and Dryad, a repository for scientific and medical data, as a case study to explore possible forms of partnership between academic libraries and disciplinary data repositories. We found that although few University of Michigan researchers have submitted data to Dryad, many have recently published articles in Dryad-integrated journals, suggesting significant opportunities for Dryad use on our campus. We suggest that academic libraries could promote the sharing and preservation of science and medical data by becoming Dryad members, purchasing vouchers to cover researchers’ data submission costs, and hosting local curators who could directly work with campus researchers to improve the accuracy and completeness of data packages and thereby increase their potential for re-use. By enabling the use of both institutional and disciplinary data repositories, we argue that academic librarians can achieve greater success in capturing the vast amounts of data that presently fail to depart researchers’ hands and making that data visible to relevant communities of interest.

  16. 同伴教育:高校图书馆服务新模式%Peer Education: A New Mode of University Library Services

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    姚玲杰

    2012-01-01

    同伴教育在健康教育领域、社交领域和课堂教学中应用广泛,是国内外普遍认可的教育手段。高校图书馆服务中的学习服务、写作服务、ITN务等可以利用同伴教育模式开展。同伴教育模式在改善图书馆人员知识结构的同时,也体现了以学生为中心的服务宗旨,促进了学生之间的知识共享,对提高大学生信息素养和改善大学生心理健康状况有积极影响。%The peer education is widely applied in the health education field, the social field and the class teaching, and it is the education mean widely recognized at home and abroad. The peer education could be applied into the learning service, the writing service, the IT service of university library services. While improving the knowledge structure of library staff, the peer education also reflects student-centered service purposes, and it could promote the knowledge sharing between students, have positive impact for increasing the information literacy of students and improving students' mental health.

  17. The Influence of Lifestyle on Cardio-metabolic Risk in Students from Timisoara University Center

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    Mihaela ORAVIȚAN

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This study is a part of the activities in a cross border cooperation project that has proposed the management of obesity and cardiometabolic risk at students from Timisoara and Szeged university centres. The target group of Timisoara University Center was formed out of 600 students enrolled in the four major universities from Timisoara; target group students were questioned about their lifestyle and were evaluated anthropometric parameters, body composition and arterial stiffness; based on questionnaires was determine too the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes mellitus type II. Analysis of the results revealed the strong correlations between lifestyle and cardio-metabolic risk in these students.

  18. CENDL-2 update 95. The Chinese evaluated nuclear data library for neutron reaction data by the Chinese Nuclear Data Center 1991/1995. Summary documentation

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    This document summarizes the contents of CENDL-2.1, the 1991 version of the evaluated neutron reaction data library by the Chinese Nuclear Data Center which was updated and supplemented in 1995. The present update contains an increase from 54 to 67 materials, and revised and supplementary data for almost all materials. The entire library or retrievals of selected materials are available on magnetic tape from the IAEA Nuclear Data Section upon request, costfree. The library is also available online within NDIS, the IAEA Nuclear Data Information System. (author)

  19. A new trend in Sabancı University Information Center: QR code application

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    Özel, Cem; Ozel, Cem; Akkurt, Mine

    2014-01-01

    The rapid development of mobile technologies in recent years has facilitated the use of the popular QR code application for various purposes. The new generation’s rapid adaptation to change has allowed this application's widespread usage. QR codes with structural properties can be supported with new ideas. It has developed into a new trend in libraries/information centers, as well as in the other areas. One of the usage areas of the QR code is in the marketing field. In this study, various QR...

  20. Factor Retention Decisions in Exploratory Factor Analysis Results: A Study Type of Knowledge Management Process at Malaysian University Libraries

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    Che Rusuli M. S.

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Structural equation modeling (SEM is a versatile statistical modeling tool which uses in the social sciences research. Recently, in Library and Information Science (LIS environment, structural equation modeling has gained popularity across many disciplines, due to its generality and flexibility. Its estimation techniques, modeling capabilities and breadth of application are expanding rapidly. This paper reported a structural equation modeling through an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA result, which involves 300 lead users at six selected Malaysian university libraries through survey. The decision of how many factors to retain is a critical component of exploratory factor analysis. Evidence is presented that parallel analysis is one of the most accurate factor retention methods. SPSS 20 was utilized to analyze the factor analysis data. In this regards, the results of EFA could provide empirical evidence of each hypotheses construct. It is hoped that the EFA results could be used to level Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA to perform full Structural Equation Modeling.