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Hicks, Alison; Sinkinson, Caroline – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2015
Researchers have widely adopted computer programs for reference management, such as Mendeley, due to their ability to support a variety of research practices, including organization and storage of pdfs. These programs also afford participation and networking within new scholarly information landscapes. This paper uses a survey and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Citations (References), Computer Software, Surveys
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Brown, Amanda H.; Losoff, Barbara; Hollis, Deborah R. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is known for strong programming in the sciences and a teaching faculty at the forefront of science education and reform. Librarians at CU-Boulder, in collaboration with science faculty, are challenged to improve undergraduate science education. Using rare, historic, and artistic works from Special…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Active Learning, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries
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McLure, Merinda; Level, Allison V.; Cranston, Catherine L.; Oehlerts, Beth; Culbertson, Mike – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2014
Colorado State University librarians conducted five focus groups with thirty-one faculty, research scientists, and research associates. The groups explored: (1) The nature of data sets that these researchers create or maintain; (2) How participants manage their data; (3) Needs for support that the participants identify in relation to sharing,…
Descriptors: State Universities, Academic Libraries, Data, Information Management
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Lage, Kathryn; Losoff, Barbara; Maness, Jack – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
Increasingly libraries are expected to play a role in scientific data curation initiatives, i.e., "the management and preservation of digital data over the long-term." This case study offers a novel approach for identifying researchers who are receptive toward library involvement in data curation. The authors interviewed researchers at…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Data Collection, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries
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portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
Each semester, undergraduate students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs produce quality research papers that seldom reach audiences beyond their professors or classrooms. In 2008, Kraemer Family Library launched an open access undergraduate research journal on a trial basis to give faculty a mechanism for highlighting excellent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Papers (Students), Recognition (Achievement)
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Morris, Patricia A. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
A preservation needs survey of children's literature collections at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries is analyzed. The genre, the subject of a growing body of scholarship, has enduring value and is collected in universities to support programs in literature, education, art, cultural history, and more. Even well known children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Library Materials, Academic Libraries
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Knievel, Jennifer E. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
Although online information literacy tutorials have proven to be a popular method of delivering instruction to undergraduates, there seem to be relatively few that are targeted toward junior faculty or graduate students. Librarians at the University of Colorado have created an online tutorial for junior faculty and graduate students. "Publish…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Information Literacy, College Faculty, Tutoring
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Levine-Clark, Michael – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2006
In the spring of 2005, the University of Denver's Penrose Library conducted a survey of its users to determine their degree of awareness of electronic books, how and why they use them, and their level of satisfaction with the format. It is clear from vendor-supplied usage statistics that electronic books are used, but it is not clear how or why…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Materials, Libraries, College Faculty