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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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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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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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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