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Rasuli, Behrooz; Solaimani, Sam; Alipour-Hafezi, Mehdi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) programs have been recognized as one of the most effective channels through which theses and dissertations can be made available to academic communities and beyond. ETD program management, however, needs to be aware of the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) throughout the process of design and development of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Technology
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Alverson, Jessica; Schwartz, Jennifer; Shultz, Sue – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Growth in online course delivery has created challenges and opportunities for academic librarians. Working with an online undergraduate course for adult students, three academic librarians revised their model for embedded practice, focusing on high touch and quality contact with the students. Using a citation analysis of final papers collected…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Online Courses, Librarians
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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Hosier, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Information literacy instruction based on the ACRL "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" tends to focus on basic research skills. However, research is not just a skill but also a subject of study. The ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education" opens the door to integrating the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Information Seeking, Models
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White, Philip B. – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This paper presents a new model for citation analysis, applying new methodological approaches in citation studies. These methods are demonstrated by an analysis of cited references from publications by the Geological Sciences faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder. The author made use of simple Python scripting, the Web of Science API, and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Citation Analysis, Citations (References), Faculty Publishing
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Matusiak, Krystyna K.; Heinbach, Chelsea; Harper, Anna; Bovee, Michael – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Digital technology has changed the way in which students use visual materials in academic work and has increased the importance of visual literacy skills. This paper reports the findings of a research project examining undergraduate and graduate students' visual literacy skills and use of images in the context of academic work. The study explored…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Information Technology, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Willinsky, John; Rusk, Matthew – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Following the examples of SCOAP3, in which libraries fund open access, and eLife, in which funding agencies have begun to directly fund open access scholarly publishing, this study presents an analysis of how creatively combining these two models might provide a means to move toward universal open access (without APCs). This study calculates the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Research Libraries, Scholarship, Publishing Industry
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Jameson, Jodi; Natal, Gerald; Napp, John – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This descriptive study analyzes results from an 18-item survey that assessed students' usage and perceptions of library reference services at a comprehensive public metropolitan university. Among 235 surveys completed between November 2016 and January 2017, the majority of respondents represented the "Generation Z" population of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Users (Information), Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Latham, Don; Gross, Melissa; Julien, Heidi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
In an exploratory study, interviews were conducted with fifteen librarians to learn about their perceptions of and experiences with the "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." Participants reported that they are implementing the "Framework" implicitly rather than explicitly, and their instruction has become…
Descriptors: Librarians, Librarian Attitudes, Information Literacy, Higher Education
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Rosenzweig, James W.; Thill, Mary; Lambert, Frank – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Using bibliometric data and a faceted taxonomy first published by Leeder, Markey, and Yakel, this pilot study examines student constructions of authority generated from a sample of 60 research papers by students in a freshman-level English composition course. The taxonomy classifies each source using subfacet attributes of author identity,…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Taxonomy, Freshman Composition, College Freshmen
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Jansen, Annie – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This article reports on a study investigating leisure reading among university students using Kindle devices. The study employed a pre-post reading engagement survey of a cohort of twenty-one college students. Students participated in the study by completing self-reported surveys before and after a semester-long reading engagement program. The…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, College Students, Handheld Devices, Audio Books
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Harland, Fiona; Stewart, Glenn; Bruce, Christine – College & Research Libraries, 2019
The current diversity and disparate needs of stakeholders present significant challenges to academic libraries globally. The constructivist grounded theory presented in this paper recognizes the guiding role of the library director in responding to this problem and the need for different strategic mechanisms for engagement with various stakeholder…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning, Library Administration
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Arendt, Julie; Peacemaker, Bettina; Miller, Hillary – College & Research Libraries, 2019
To examine changes in the open access landscape over time, this study partially replicated Kristin Antelman's 2004 study of open access citation advantage. Results indicated open access articles still have a citation advantage. For three of the four disciplines examined, the most common sites hosting freely available articles were independent…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citations (References), Replication (Evaluation), Journal Articles
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Senseney, Megan; Koehl, Eleanor Dickson; Nay, Leanne – College & Research Libraries, 2019
With the rise of digital scholarship, humanists are participating in increasingly complex research teams and partnerships, and academic libraries are developing innovative service models to meet their needs. This paper explores modes of coworking in humanities research by synthesizing responses from two qualitative studies of research practices in…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Humanities, Scholarship, Academic Libraries
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