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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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White, Hollie; Bordo, Miguel; Chen, Sean – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Written as a case study, this article outlines Duke Law School Information Services' video digitization, preservation, and access initiative. This article begins with a discussion of the case study environment and the cross-departmental evaluation of in-house video production and processing workflows. The in-house preservation reformatting process…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Law Schools, Law Libraries, Preservation
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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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Walters, Kirsteen; Bolich, Cecilia; Duffy, Daniel; Quinn, Ciarán; Walsh, Kathryn; Connolly, Sarah – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article explores the process of developing online tutorials for a specified student group, in this case Second-Year Nursing students in University College Dublin. The product was commissioned by the Health Sciences Library and the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems. It was developed as a "Capstone Project" for part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Online Courses
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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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Isah, Abdulmumin; Mutshewa, Athulang; Serema, Batlang; Kenosi, Lekoko – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article traces the historical development of Digital Libraries (DLs), examines some DL initiatives in developed and developing countries and uses 5S Theory as a lens for analyzing the focused DLs. The analysis shows that present-day systems, in both developed and developing nations, are essentially content and user centric, with low level…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Intellectual History, Academic Standards, Management Information Systems
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Oyewole, Olawale; Adetimirin, Airen – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Lecturers and postgraduates are among the users of the university libraries and their perception of the libraries has influence on utilization of the information resources, hence the need for this study. Survey method was adopted for the study and simple random sampling method was used to select sample size of 38 lecturers and 233 postgraduates.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Role, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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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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Jefferson, Renée N. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
Action research as a methodology is suitable for use within academic library settings. Its theoretical foundations are located in several disciplines and its applications span across many professions. In this article, an overview of the theoretical beginnings and evolution of action research is presented. Approaches generally used in conducting an…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Theories, Academic Libraries, Research Methodology
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Bausman, Margaret; Ward, Sarah Laleman; Pell, John – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This article reports upon the assessment and research activities undertaken by a research group of faculty librarians at Hunter College regarding the perceptions, awareness, and usage of library services by non-librarian faculty members. Given the initial directive to measure faculty satisfaction with library services, the research group developed…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Services, Action Research, Qualitative Research
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Brewerton, Gary – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
This case study explores student and lecturer views of reading lists at Loughborough University. Taking the qualitative data from two surveys previously undertaken at the institution, it uses the grounded theory approach to identify key issues regarding the purpose, importance, visibility, content, currency, and length of reading lists, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Lists, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Franks, Janet E.; Asher, Darla C. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
University libraries have had to provide acceptable noise levels for many years and this pressure has not diminished in the twenty-first century. Library space has to be utilized to ensure noise levels are best managed. A study was undertaken across four university libraries in South Florida to determine how universities utilized their limited…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Policy
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Bull, Stephen; Craft, Edward; Dodds, Andrew – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2014
In autumn 2012, the University of Birmingham launched FindIt@Bham, a Primo-based Resource Discovery Service, after a series of focus groups with students and staff to help determine its initial configuration and customization. This article presents the results from a large-scale online survey and focus groups that were conducted to poll users'…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Research, Online Surveys, Focus Groups
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