July 28, 2014

Study: Tablets Growing in Popularity as “First Choice” For E-Reading

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From a BISG News Release: E-book consumers’ preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as dedicated e-readers drop in popularity, according to the Book Industry Study Group’s (BISG) closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. The second installment in Volume Three of the study shows that, over the course of just six months, consumers’ “first […]

Preliminary Results: ebrary Surveys Suggest Students’ Research Needs Unmet

From an ebrary News Release: ebrary today announced the initial results of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey. A comparison of the new survey with the same survey conducted in 2008 implies that aggregators, publishers, and librarians need to better collaborate to address students’ information and research needs. “The increasing popularity of consumer technologies such […]

Article (Preprint): "Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities"

Direct to Full Text (34 pages; PDF) Prerprint: “Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities” Authors: Marie R. Kennedy and Kristine R. Brancolini William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University Source: C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Abstract This article reports on the development and results of a recent survey of academic […]

Preprint: "A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University"

Title: “A Study of Faculty Data Curation Behaviors and Attitudes at a Teaching-Centered University” Source: C&RL (College and Research Libraries) Authors: Jeanine Marie Scaramozzino, Marisa L. Ramirez, and Karen J. McGaughey Affiliation (All Authors): Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Accepted for Publication: August 2011 Anticipated Publication Date: May […]

Poll Finds Large Majority of Canadians Want Their Public Libraries Publicly Funded

From cnews/Canoe.ca: Politicians across Canada may want to close the book on pulling public funding for libraries. A new Leger marketing survey released exclusively to QMI Agency found an overwhelming majority of Canadians want their libraries kept publicly funded. While libraries ranked at the top of services Canadians want publicly funded, zoos ranked at the […]

OCLC Research and Research Libraries UK to Survey Special Collections and Archives in Research Libraries Within the UK and Ireland"

From an OCLC Announcement: OCLC Research and Research Libraries UK are working together on a project to gather data on special collections in research libraries in the UK and Ireland. The project is similar to a project conducted by OCLC Research in 2009 that gathered data on special collections in the United States and Canada. […]