July 30, 2014

Preprint Article: Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World

Title Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World Author Trina J. Magi University of Vermont Source College & Research Libraries Anticipated for Publication: September 2013 Abstract For decades, academic librarians have provided individual research consultations for students. There is little information, however, about why students schedule consultations, the […]

New Report From LISU: “Working Together: Evolving Value for Academic Libraries”

The following report by LISU (Loughborough University, UK) was commissioned by SAGE. You’ll need to register (free) to access full text. Findings from three geographic areas, the United States, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, indicated that there is no systematic evidence of the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff. Despite this, librarians noted […]

Article: “UC Berkeley’s Libraries Next Chapter May Be Cuts”

From the SF Chronicle: Blame the decrepit state budget, inflation, a shift from paper to electronic research – or all three. But Berkeley has reduced its library spending by 12 percent since 2008, even as the University of Michigan, its main public competitor, has spent 24 percent more. Berkeley now spends about $50 million to […]

Grateful Dead Archive Scheduled to Open June 29th at McHenry Library, U. of California Santa Cruz

From The Santa Cruz Sentinel: Visitors will explore the archive’s inaugural exhibit, “A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon,” in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC. Curated by Grateful […]

New Journal Article: Do Students Use Mobile Technologies in Their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this Challenge?

Title Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technologies in Their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this Challenge? Authors Angela Dresselhaus Utah St. University Flora Shrode Utah St. University Source Information Technology and Libraries Vol 31, No 2 (2012) Abstract In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an […]

International Collaboration Will Develop Open Repository For Academic Library Electronic Resources Data

From JISC: Kuali OLE, one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the United States, and JISC, the UK’s expert on digital technologies for education and research, announce a collaboration that will make data about e-resources—such as publication and licensing information—more easily available. Together, Kuali OLE and JISC will develop an international open data […]

Research Article: “Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing through Reference Transaction Analysis” (Preprint)

Title Where Do We Go From Here?: Informing Academic Library Staffing through Reference Transaction Analysis Authors Bradley Wade Bishop University of Kentucky Jennifer A. Bartlett University of Kentucky Source C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Anticipated Publication: July 2013 Abstract This study conducted a systematic sample of every 70th reference transaction from over a three-year period […]

The Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists: Economics & Finance (Highlights)

Highlights from a recently released report by the Primary Research Group. From the Summary: This report is based on a survey of 35 academic library subject specialists in economics and finance, predominantly from research universities, including Northwestern, Georgetown, Princeton, and many others. The study gives detailed data on budgets and spending patterns of subject specialists […]

University of Michigan: John Wilkin Appointed Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Publishing

From MLibrary News: The University of Michigan Library has announced that John Wilkin will serve as the new Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Publishing. The announcement follows closely on the news that Maria Bonn, former AUL for Publishing, will not be returning from a medical leave as she continues her recovery after an accident last […]

New Article: “Beyond Simple, Easy, and Fast: Reflections on Teaching Summon”

The following article appears in the just released June 2012 issue of C&RL News. Title Beyond Simple, Easy, and Fast: Reflections on Teaching Summon Authors Catherine Cardwell Ohio Wesleyan University Vera Lux Bowling Green State University Robert J. Snyder Bowling Green State University Source College and Research Libraries June 2012 (73.6) From the Article In […]