Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries Book

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Judith Mavodza
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081017623

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Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get relevant advice for their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the fast changing environment, where even those who are established scholars find the new scholarly publishing paradigm hectic, and amateurs get easily intimidated. In the wake of the competitive ranking of universities, there is an added requirement for faculty to be involved with research activities so they can enhance the standing of their parent institutions. That means there is a need to use valid and authentic platforms for publishing. Making reference to already existing texts and answering questions that have been encountered by the author, the book is compiled to make easy, short, and concise reading that is an overview on the tracking of citations. Besides giving suggestions on how academic librarians can provide support to scholars, it includes the benefit of having librarians who are also scholars. Explains the role of the academic library in citation tracking matters Presents an explanation of what the academic librarian does in the scholarly publishing arena Articulates the role of a research agenda in giving direction to research activities Provides reasons to discuss the collaborative nature of library work and other offices of the university that support scholarly productivity

Envisioning the Future of Reference  Trends  Reflections  and Innovations Book

Envisioning the Future of Reference Trends Reflections and Innovations


  • Author : Diane Zabel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440867385

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Envisioning the Future of Reference Trends Reflections and Innovations Excerpt :

Offering a broad overview of consequential changes in the landscape of reference services, this guide also provides practical guidance on how to meet the new challenges they present. For the past decade, librarians have been lamenting the demise of reference services. Encouraging recent research shows that reference librarians are actually in more demand than ever; however, nearly everything about reference has changed-from technologies, tools, and techniques to models of service. What are these changes, and how can the profession respond to and prepare for shifting priorities and user needs? In this volume, business librarians Diane Zabel and Lauren Reiter bring together a host of experts to answer these timely questions. Topics range from the education and training of professionals to meeting the needs and wants of employers. Covered are trends in chat reference, research consultations, do-it-yourself reference, tracking trends with user populations, assessment, and data-driven decisions about reference services. Grounded in the principle that regardless of the evolutions in service, the user remains at the center of reference, this guide offers readers an exciting look at the future of this important public service. Informs librarians of trends currently affecting the profession and shows how to deal with them Covers a wide array of topics, from those affecting the education of reference services to assessment of services Provides an in-depth look at new models in reference services

The Value of Academic Libraries Book

The Value of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985687

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The Value of Academic Libraries Excerpt :

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Academic Library Reputation Management Practices Book

Academic Library Reputation Management Practices


  • Author : Primary Research Group
  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574402643

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Academic Library Reputation Management Practices Excerpt :

The study is based on survey data from 40 academic libraries and looks closely at how they monitor, assess and act to maintain or improve their reputation with key stakeholders such as students, alumni, faculty and college administration. The report gives extensive data on library public relations practices and on surveying and monitoring techniques and looks at public relations expenditures and strategies to improve the library reputation. The study looks at the dimensions of the library patron surveying and opinion monitoring effort and also at how academic libraries monitor the internet to assess the library’s reputation in cyberspace. The report also looks at the use of focus groups and with relations with organizations that rate colleges and libraries.

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries Book

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries


  • Author : Peggy Keeran
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-09-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538113721

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Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration brings together a variety of ways academic libraries engage with communities. This edited volume is a resource for discovering new programming ideas and principles of effective marketing, and it will aid strategic thinking about outreach activities.

The Survey of Academic Libraries Book

The Survey of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Primary Research Group
  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574401028

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The Survey of Academic Libraries Excerpt :

This latest edition of The Survey of Academic Libraries presents data from more than 75 American and Canadian academic libraries. Data are broken out by size and type of library for easier benchmarking. Data coverage includes: trends in staffing and salaries, hiring plans, changes in the deployment of labor in the library, materials spending, including specific data on databases, traditional print books and journals; receipts from grants and endowments, trends in capital spending, spending on library learning centers, trends in spending through online booksellers, plans for digital repository development, and developments in special collections, among other areas. TABLE OF CONTENTS List Of Tables 3 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS 20 Introduction & Demographics 21 Chapter One: Summary Of Main Findings 23 Chapter Two: Staff 36 Chapter Three: Materials Spending 44 Chapter Four: Grants 50 Chapter Five: Capital Spending 64 Chapter Six: Technology Education Center 74 Chapter Seven: Books 78 Chapter Eight: Subject-Specific Investment 86 Chapter Nine: Journals 101 Chapter Ten: Information Literacy 111 Chapter Eleven: Special Collections 117 Chapter Twelve: Building Plans 127 Chapter Thirteen: Notable Library Science Schools 131 OTHER REPORTS FROM PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP INC.

How to Teach Book
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How to Teach


  • Author : Beverley E. Crane
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810891067

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How to Teach Excerpt :

Designed for any librarian who needs to teach either one person at a time or an entire class, How to Teach: A Practical Guide for Librarians is a standalone guide to becoming proficient in teaching users how to access, evaluate and use information. This book is designed for all librarians and library staff who teach as part of their role and is useful to library school students new to teaching.

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries Book

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Thomas E. Nisonger
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 0872879259

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Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Detailed annotations (100-150 words) on some 500 items focus on articles, books, and book chapters published from 1980 through 1991 and important classic items published prior to 1980. With both scholarly/theoretical and practical how-to perspectives, the book covers material concerning research, university, college, community college, and special libraries. Major chapters discuss an overview of the collection evaluation process, methods and methodology, use studies, availability studies, the RLG Conspectus, serials evaluation (including serials review case studies), citation analysis (including structure of disciplines), journal ranking, standards, and application of automation to the collection evaluation process. The book will be useful to academic library practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers in library and information science education.

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation Book

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation


  • Author : Henk F. Moed
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402037146

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Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation Excerpt :

This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.

Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging   Technical Services Book

Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging Technical Services


  • Author : Elaine Sanchez
  • Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781574400861

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Emerging Issues in Academic Library Cataloging Technical Services Excerpt :

Of key findings. Description of university, library, and staffing -- Cataloging productivity -- New technologies, enhancement of online catalogs -- Transition to metadata standards -- Cataloging of web sites and digital, special collections -- Library catalog/ metadata training and presentation -- Database maintenance, holdings, and physical processing -- Relationship with acquisitions departments -- Staff education -- Other issues facing library cataloging staff -- Curry College -- The University of North Dakota -- Haverford College -- University of Washington -- Yale University -- Brigham Young University -- Illinois State University -- Louisiana State University -- Pennsylvania State University.

Library Users and Reference Services Book

Library Users and Reference Services


  • Author : Linda S Katz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136588099

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Library Users and Reference Services Excerpt :

This useful book helps reference librarians understand the information seeking needs and behaviors of the diverse groups of people in the communities they serve. With the increasing diversity of the American population, librarians striving to plan and deliver excellent reference services must enhance their understanding of how best to assist many types of individuals and groups, from children to the elderly. Library Users and Reference Services provides much-needed help in this area, delivering strategies and methods to aid readers in their quest for increasingly effective service for all members of the communities in which they work. Library Users and Reference Services is divided into four sections of chapters which cover a broad range of topics to assist readers in planning and delivering appropriate services. Section One explores customer service, economics of information, and marketing as key concepts useful in studying information needs of specific groups in the population. Section Two focuses on scholars and students in three broad academic disciplines: science, humanities, and social sciences. Section Three covers groups with special characteristics such as age, economic standing, gender, or profession. Section Four discusses evaluation and provides guidance in the use of the most widely accepted measures for assessing reference effectiveness. The book’s final chapter explores redesigning reference services for the future, providing a glimpse of how such services may change. Library Users and Reference Services is a practical guide to help readers understand the many issues related to serving diverse populations in a community. Reference librarians and graduate library school students and faculty will learn more effective ways to help a heterogeneous public with the help of this new book.

Assessing Academic Library Performance Book

Assessing Academic Library Performance


  • Author : Holt Zaugg
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-10-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538149249

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Assessing Academic Library Performance Excerpt :

This authoritative guide to conducting assessments within academic libraries is organized into four section: services, resources, spaces, and personnel. The book serves as a springboard to adopt, adapt, or create assessments to describe a library’s value and to plan for improvement.

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries Book

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Elizabeth Connor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780789029577

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An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. Each chapter is thoroughly referenced, and many have charts and activities to help spark student engagement in the learning process. Over 30 tables and figures make complex information easy to access and understand.

Book Wars Book

Book Wars


  • Author : John B. Thompson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509546794

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Book Wars Excerpt :

This book tells the story of the turbulent decades when the book publishing industry collided with the great technological revolution of our time. From the surge of ebooks to the self-publishing explosion and the growing popularity of audiobooks, Book Wars provides a comprehensive and fine-grained account of technological disruption in one of our most important and successful creative industries. Like other sectors, publishing has been thrown into disarray by the digital revolution. The foundation on which this industry had been based for 500 years – the packaging and sale of words and images in the form of printed books – was called into question by a technological revolution that enabled symbolic content to be stored, manipulated and transmitted quickly and cheaply. Publishers and retailers found themselves facing a proliferation of new players who were offering new products and services and challenging some of their most deeply held principles and beliefs. The old industry was suddenly thrust into the limelight as bitter conflicts erupted between publishers and new entrants, including powerful new tech giants who saw the world in very different ways. The book wars had begun. While ebooks were at the heart of many of these conflicts, Thompson argues that the most fundamental consequences lie elsewhere. The print-on-paper book has proven to be a remarkably resilient cultural form, but the digital revolution has transformed the industry in other ways, spawning new players which now wield unprecedented power and giving rise to an array of new publishing forms. Most important of all, it has transformed the broader information and communication environment, creating new challenges and new opportunities for publishers as they seek to redefine their role in the digital age. This unrivalled account of the book publishing industry as it faces its greatest challenge since Gutenberg will be essential reading for anyone interested in books and their future.

Telling a Research Story Book

Telling a Research Story


  • Author : Christine B. Feak
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 0472033360

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Telling a Research Story Excerpt :

Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review is concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.