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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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Southall, John; Scutt, Catherine – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article outlines the involvement of the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford in developing new services for research data management. It offers reflections on what such additional support means for academic librarians, specifically considering support offered by subject consultants and a series of research data management (RDM)…
Descriptors: Data, Library Services, Academic Libraries, Library Role
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Pike, Dawn; Siminson, Nicola Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This article discusses how RADAR, the institutional repository (IR) at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA), has been modified to house an Annual Research Planning (ARP) template. A case study on the implementation of this research planning tool will outline the role that a repository and its staff can play in supporting individuals, enhancing…
Descriptors: Library Role, Library Services, Library Materials, Library Development
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Baseby, Francesca – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In the competitive Higher Education environment, it is no longer sufficient for special collections to rely on the "uniqueness" of a collection as its unique selling point--it must be supported by a service and strategic plan that is both proactive in anticipating the demands of future researchers and responsive to current researchers'…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Strategic Planning, Evidence Based Practice, Researchers
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Meece, Stephanie; Robinson, Amy; Gramstadt, Marie-Therese – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Open access institutional repositories can be ill-equipped to manage the complexity of research outputs from departments of fine arts, media, drama, music, cultural heritage, and the creative arts in general. The U.K.-based Kultur project was funded to create a flexible multimedia repository model using EPrints software. The project launched the…
Descriptors: Art, Library Development, Library Automation, Archives
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Ginther, Clara; Lackner, Karin; Kaier, Christian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Establishing Publication Services in the library at the University of Graz did more than broaden the service portfolio of the library. A convergence of expertise at the library, needs of researchers at the university, and ongoing changes in scholarly communication also contributed to the evolution of the library's role and profile. The new…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Publications, Publishing Industry, Library Role
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Dolan, Meghan; Hemment, Michael; Oliver, Stephanie – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
Baker Library at Harvard Business School is increasingly asked by the school's faculty to create custom digital information products to enhance course assignments and to find novel ways of electronically disseminating faculty research. In order to prioritize these requests, as well as facilitate, manage, and track the resulting projects, the…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Sustainability, Innovation, Academic Libraries
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Shapiro, Steven D. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
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…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Use Studies, Users (Information), Trend Analysis
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Barnett, James; Bull, Stephen; Cooper, Helen – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Aligning with student engagement and promotional strategies, a Pop-Up Library project was initiated at the University of Birmingham. This involved setting up temporary, staffed stalls in different locations across campus in order to informally communicate with students and effectively take "the Library" to them. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Development, Outreach Programs
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Chatten, Zelda; Roughley, Sarah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This case study presents the Liverpool experience of using social media as an academic library to enhance audience engagement and create a community of users. It looks at the development of social media in the library, focusing on the concerted effort to grow followers and develop a meaningful use of these tools. It considers the value of taking a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Social Media, Case Studies
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Petch, Melanie; Fraser, Katie; Rush, Nathan; Cope, Alan; Lowe, Julie – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
A well-established postgraduate researcher development program has existed at De Montfort University for many years. Library and Learning Services include modules on literature searching skills and critical appraisal. However, we recognized that researchers seemed to be disengaged with the services on offer. This concern informed a research…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Library Services, Action Research
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Wynne, Ben; Dixon, Simon; Donohue, Neil; Rowlands, Ian – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article outlines some of the opportunities and challenges of changing what the library "brand" means to academic and professional services staff in the rapidly changing environment of UK higher education, taking the University of Leicester as a case study. It makes a practitioner contribution to the growing body of evidence of how…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, Library Role, Library Development
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Jolly, Liz; White, Sue – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
This article uses the case study of developing a collaborative "out-of-hours" virtual enquiry service by members of the Northern Collaboration Group of academic libraries in the north of England to explore the importance of communication and collaboration between academic library services in enhancing student learning. Set within the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Library Services, Library Development, Case Studies
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VandeBurgt, Melissa Minds; Rivera, Kaleena – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Effective communication is one of the most important resources for successful outreach efforts. This article addresses the benefits that can emerge from successful communication as well as the negative effects that may stem from ineffective communication. A case study of Florida Gulf Coast University Archives, Special Collections, & Digital…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Bennett, David E.; Thompson, Paula – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
A case study demonstrating how an online narrative featuring the adventures of a cuddly toy penguin, Pablo Penguin (@uoppenguin on Twitter) has been introduced at the University of Portsmouth Library to build trust and engagement between university students and library services and facilities. Evidence for the benefits of anthropomorphic brand…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Motivation, Library Services, Library Development
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