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Hays, Anne – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2020
This article explores how self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students use the library located within a culture center on campus serving LGBTQ students, compared to the ways those students use the main campus library. In particular, this study asks how LGBTQ students' needs of library collections may…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, Academic Libraries, Student Needs
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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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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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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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Hurst, Susan; Marsh, Dominic; Brown, Dean; Forbes, Shona – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
This case study describes the creation of a leisure reading collection in the Clifford Whitworth library at the University of Salford. It briefly surveys existing literature on leisure reading collections and looks at the growing interest among U.K. academic libraries in recreational reading. It considers the reasons for promoting reading as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Recreational Reading
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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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