New Research Article: "Library Use of Web-Based Research Guides"
This article appears in the just released issue of Information Technologies and Libraries. ITAL is now an open access publication. See this post for more info and complete TOC.
Head, Library Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, VA.
Web Systems Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, VA.
Information Technologies and Libraries (Vol 31, No 1)
This paper describes the ways in which libraries are currently implementing and managing web-based research guides (a.k.a. Pathfinders, LibGuides, Subject Guides, etc.) by examining two sets of data from the spring of 2011. One set of data was compiled by visiting the websites of ninety-nine American university ARL libraries and recording the characteristics of each site’s research guides. The other set of data is based on an online survey of librarians about the ways in which their libraries implement and maintain research guides. In conclusion, a discussion follows that includes implications for the library technology community.
Note: The article includes a literature review and a copy of the survey instrument discussed in the article.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.