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Exner, Nina – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Data management is a way for liaison librarians to support faculty research. American liaison librarians face new demands in data management due to expanding public access guidelines. This article gives advice for librarians new to data management, with the specific case of agriculture. For librarians supporting agriculture, the United States…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Information Management, College Faculty, Academic Libraries
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Campbell, Allison; Taylor, Brian; Bates, Jessica; O'Connor-Bones, Una – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
The article reports on a systematic method of undertaking a literature search on the educational impact of being a young carer (16-24 years old). The search methodology applied and described in detail will be of value to academic librarians and to other education researchers who undertake systematic literature searches. Seven bibliographic…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Social Science Research, Search Strategies, Comparative Analysis
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Wise, Mary J. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Since the invention of artificial light, people have been working, studying, and playing for longer hours than ever before. They are also sleeping less as a result. This article examines the impact of sleep deprivation on people generally, and specifically on college students. Students accrue a large sleep debt that impairs their ability to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Sleep, Library Development
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Harrison, Ruth – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Academic librarianship has had a traditional role encompassing various specialisms: subject support, training, journal subscription management, collection development and user engagement front of house. While many of these roles remain, they should be re-evaluated. New competencies and skillsets in teaching, publishing, bibliometrics, impact, data…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Scholarship, Information Literacy, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Brown, Sarah; Alvey, Elizabeth; Danilova, Elena; Morgan, Helen; Thomas, Amberyn – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2018
Research support services at The University of Queensland Library (UQ Library) have evolved in response to the global and national drivers, which have impacted on broader University strategy. UQ Library's success in responding to these drivers has involved leveraging the information within, and capacity of, the institutional repository, the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services
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Groenewegen, David – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Librarians at universities continue to seek new ways to engage and partner with researchers in order to enhance and enrich the way that they work. This article looks at some of the ways that libraries have been doing this in recent years, what has worked, and what needs to be done to continue to develop these important partnerships. These…
Descriptors: Researchers, Librarians, College Libraries, Cooperation
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Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Although the term lacks a standard definition, learning commons represent academic library spaces that provide computer and library resources as well as a range of academic services that support learners and learning. Learning commons have been equated to a laboratory for creating knowledge and staffed with librarians that serve as facilitators of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Services, Qualitative Research
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Ramsden, Bryony – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Research in academic libraries has recently seen an increase in the use of ethnographic-based methods to collect data. Primarily used to learn about library users and their interaction with spaces and resources, the methods are proving particularly useful to academic libraries. The data ethnographic methods retrieve is rich, context specific, and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Libraries, Library Research, Literature Reviews
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Mills, Alexandra – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Libraries and archives digitize their special collections in an effort to increase access to rare and unique items. To ensure that resulting digital collections meet user needs, institutions have made assessment, consultation, and user participation integral to digitization initiatives and the selection process. Institutions must also build…
Descriptors: Library Development, Library Automation, Library Materials, Media Selection
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Delaney, Geraldine; Bates, Jessica – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The focus of this article is to reflect on current and near future issues and trends concerning academic libraries. This includes an overview of the literature on embedded librarianship and a focus on the need for more participatory and collaborative approaches to library services. The core argument is that academic libraries need to continue to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Relevance (Education), Trend Analysis
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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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Nkiko, Christopher; Ilo, Promise; Idiegbeyan-Ose, Jerome; Segun-Adeniran, Chidi – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
The article investigated the nexus between academic libraries and accreditation in the higher institutions with special focus on the Nigerian experience. It showed that all accreditation agencies place a high premium on library provisions as a major component of requisite benchmarks in determining the status of the program or institutions being…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Relevance (Education)
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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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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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