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Haddow, Gaby; Mamtora, Jayshree – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In the last decade Australian academic libraries have increasingly aligned their research support services with assessment criteria used in the national research evaluation exercise (Excellence for Research in Australia). The same period has seen growing interest in research impact outside of traditional measures, such as bibliometrics. Social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Projects, Research Tools
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Al-Fadhli, Meshal; Corrall, Sheila; Cox, Andrew – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
The study analyzed factors shaping adoption of technology in academic libraries in Kuwait. The research was based on interviews conducted with library directors, staff, and users, combined with observation and document analysis. A major aspect of the Kuwaiti context was a relative lack of financial restraints and an enthusiasm for technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Development, Library Automation, Academic Libraries
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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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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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Ravenwood, Clare; Stephens, Derek; Walton, Graham – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
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…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Working Hours, Scheduling, Library Policy
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Gore, Hannah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
2012 was a year of rapid change for education with the advent of MOOCs--Massive Open Online Courses--available for the world to use to learn for free. But what does this mean for the role of the librarian? How has the landscape in education changed, and what are the issues and challenges that librarians now face? This article reviews the position…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Role
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Smith, Anne-Marie – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This article presents the findings of a small study that examined the relationship between academic librarians and their academic colleagues in a number of institutions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There is an abundance of literature outlining how librarians should collaborate with their academic colleagues but less emphasis on…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Educational Practices, Information Literacy, Performance Factors
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Shreeve, Sue; Chelin, Jacqueline – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
The research aimed to discover the perceived impact and to identify the value of four information skills teaching interventions within the curriculum in three faculties at the University of the West of England. Faculty and library staff interviews and student focus groups were used to gather evidence about the perceived impact of the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Skill Development, Learning Modules, Information Literacy
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Tyrer, Gwyneth; Ives, Joanne; Corke, Charlotte – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
This case study explores the introduction of a university wide employability program by the World of Work Careers Centre (WOWCC) at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The article reports the background against which an employability program was implemented; the justification and growing demand for more emphasis on employability skills in…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Academic Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
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George, Sarah; Costigan, Anne; O'hara, Maria – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2013
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…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Prevention, Library Role, Academic Libraries