Dissertations, Academic -- Israel -- Beersheba -- Compter network resources.
This article discusses the electronic thesis and dissertation project at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel. It describes the status of the ETD movement in Israel as part of the worldwide spread of ETDs as reported in the literature. It also examines openness to ETDs by faculty and by publisher discipline.
Academic libraries -- United States -- Administration.
This article addresses workplace culture in academic libraries as an aspect of organizational success in achieving on-the-job diversity. It introduces a conceptual framework in the form of selected indicators as measurements of cultural integration in the workplace. Characteristics of organizational cultural health are also identified in order to direct an organization toward greater inclusiveness. The emphasis is on academic libraries, but the concept and content are applicable to information centers and libraries of all types.
St. Jean, Beth.
Soo, Young Rieh.
Institutional repositories -- United States -- Statistics.
Academic libraries -- United States -- Statistics.
Scholarly electronic publishing -- United States -- Statistics.
In 2006, MIRACLE Project investigators censused library directors at all U.S. academic institutions about their activities planning, pilot testing, and implementing the institutional repositories on their campuses. Out of 446 respondents, 289 (64.8 percent) were from master's and baccalaureate institutions (M&BIs) where few operational institutional repositories (IRs) were in place but where interest in learning more about the M&BI experience pertaining to IRs was high. Comments by these library directors in the MIRACLE study demonstrated their desire to learn more about IR planning and implementation at institutions like their own. We address their comments in this paper, which compares IR activities at M&BIs to research universities (RUs).
Scholarly publishing -- Information services -- Colorado -- Denver.
Intelligent tutoring systems -- Colorado -- Denver.
Auraria Library -- Information technology.
Although online information literacy tutorials have proven to be a popular method of delivering instruction to undergraduates, there seem to be relatively few that are targeted toward junior faculty or graduate students. Librarians at the University of Colorado have created an online tutorial for junior faculty and graduate students. "Publish Not Perish: The Art and Craft of Publishing in Scholarly Journals" is an online tutorial that addresses the information literacy needs of junior faculty regarding the subject of publication strategies. It also presents an opportunity to further familiarize junior faculty with the concept of open access publication.
Academic libraries -- Oregon -- Corvallis -- Use studies.
Library surveys -- Oregon -- Corvallis.
Oregon State University -- Curricula.
This study examines the differences in undergraduate library use by academic discipline at Oregon State University (OSU). In the winter of 2006, an online questionnaire about physical and virtual library use was distributed to 3,227 OSU undergraduates; 949 responses were received. Chi-square tests were used to distinguish differences between user groups. The results indicate that students in the Agricultural Sciences College use the physical library less than students in the Liberal Arts College, Health and Human Sciences College, and the Sciences College; students from the Engineering College use the virtual library less than students from the Liberal Arts College.
Government information -- United States -- Use studies.
College students -- United States -- Information services.
Library orientation -- United States.
Among librarians, government information has a reputation for being a valuable but underused resource. A literature review of undergraduate citation studies, however, reveals that the use of government information has apparently increased so much for some subject areas that, after books and journals, it has become one of the most frequently used sources for primary and scholarly works. Nonetheless, librarians still tend to consider documents as an "other" category that is specialized and hard to use. Typical library instruction sessions that focus heavily on books and journals can have the unfortunate side effect of discouraging students from using online government information, as do classroom policies that discourage Web research in general. A citation analysis of government information in 194 bibliographies from an undergraduate information literacy course provides insights about how students find and use government information and suggests strategies for integrating government information into standard library instruction.