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McCaffrey, Ciara – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
University libraries are going through a period of enormous transformation and have been for some time. This study considers ten years of both incremental and transformational change at the University of Limerick (UL) Library in Ireland. In the last decade library services, staffing, collections, and spaces underwent great changes, in line with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Organizational Change, Library Administration
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Larsen, Dale; Wallace, Shane; Parker, Adriana; Pankl, Lis – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2019
Researchers in the Graduate and Undergraduate Services (GUS) department at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah designed and created a collaborative service interaction space to alleviate symptoms of library anxiety. This plan led to several iterations of purchase and renovation proposals. After a lengthy design period, the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Anxiety, Change
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Cameron, Cleo; Siddall, Gillian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article outlines and assesses the research into resource management and ordering processes at the University of Northampton and academics' knowledge of these processes. The aim of the research was to identify ways of streamlining the service, to improve communication between academic and library staff, with the objective of an enhanced…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Materials, Reading Lists
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McGurk, Caitlin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article is an exploration of the varying applications of comics and cartoon art as primary resources and pedagogical tools within the university setting. Following some background information on cartoon art forms including early American newspaper comics, nineteenth century humor serials, political cartoons and manga, the article explores how…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Academic Libraries, Museums, State Universities
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Cross, Emma; Mould, David; Smith, Robert – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The rise of game development and game studies on university campuses prompts academic libraries to consider how to support teaching and research in this area. This article examines current issues and challenges in the development of game collections at academic libraries. The gaming ecosystem has become more complex and libraries may need to move…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Video Games, Educational Games
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Woolfrey, Lynn; Fry, Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article examines the management of microdata collections in a university context. It is a cross-country analysis: Collection management at data services in Canada and South Africa are considered. The case studies are of two university sub-contexts: One collection is located in a library; the other at a Faculty-based Data Service. Stages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Materials, Library Development, Academic Libraries
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Falls, Sarah; Hatheway, Holly – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Academic institutions have long supported stand-alone branch libraries devoted to fine arts, architecture, and other allied fields. As subject specific collecting on campuses has been decentralized by collaborative collection development, consortial borrowing, and the quick availability of materials in both digital and print formats, the need for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Art Materials, Library Materials, Library Services
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Wickham, M. Sarah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The University of Huddersfield presents a key case study of the transformation of its Archives Service, using the newly-developed Staff/Space/Collections dependency model for archives and the lessons of the UK's Customer Service Excellence (CSE) scheme in order to examine and illustrate service development. Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heritage Education, Archives, Academic Libraries
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Ladd, Marcus – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article reflects on the first eighteen months of a long-term project to digitize a large and still-growing postcard collection. The project is notable for its use of student workers, developing an active donor base, establishing a significant online presence, and igniting interest in, use of, and donations to the collection itself. Throughout…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Case Studies, Library Automation, Library Development
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Harkema, Craig; Avery, Cheryl – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
In December 2012, the University of Saskatchewan Library's University Archives and Special Collections acquired the complete image collection of Courtney Milne, a professional photographer whose worked encompassed documentary, abstract and fine art photographs. From acquisition to digital curation, the authors identify, outline, and discuss the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Library Development, Library Automation, Electronic Libraries
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Doi, Carolyn – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The Saskatchewan Music Collection (SMC) is a local music collection held at the University of Saskatchewan. This case study examines a project to digitize and present this unique special collection in the online environment. The project aims to facilitate access to the collection, preserve the collection and promote scholarship and interest in the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Preservation, Case Studies, Music
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Brewerton, Gary – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This case study explores student and lecturer views of reading lists at Loughborough University. Taking the qualitative data from two surveys previously undertaken at the institution, it uses the grounded theory approach to identify key issues regarding the purpose, importance, visibility, content, currency, and length of reading lists, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Lists, Teacher Attitudes
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Tynan, Mark; McCarney, Eoin – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
University College Dublin became the first library in the Republic of Ireland to trial patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a collection development tool in 2013. A total of 42% of UCD Library's book budget was allocated to the project, which included both electronic and print books. This article describes the twelve month project from the tender…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Libraries, Library Materials, Users (Information)
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Murphy, Elizabeth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This article discusses an assessment and deselection project of the modern print book collections in the John Paul II Library, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Following a contextual introduction and literature review, the article outlines the methodology, presents and discusses the results, and concludes with lessons learned. Although…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Case Studies, Library Materials, Library Research
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Amjad, Anam; Ahmed, Shamshad; Bin Naeem, Salman – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This study examined the use of electronic resources among academic scholars of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Punjab, Pakistan. A quantitative survey was found most convenient and useful for this study. The total population of the study was 169 research students in IUB. The response rate was 79% and 133 utilizable responses were coded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Libraries, Use Studies, Statistical Analysis