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Enhancing Access to E-books | Harker & Sassen| Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Enhancing Access to E-books | Harker & Sassen | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. OK, this is a shameless plug, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

“The problem of the unused book”…still

First, I should explain my absence…I’ve become temporarily disabled by a broken foot.  To those who know my alternate life, no, it was not from playing hockey (although if it … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Monographic Purchasing Trends in Research Libraries: Did Electronic J…

Monographic Purchasing Trends in Research Libraries:  I just finished reading the article by Elisabeth A. Jones and Paul N. Courant published in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing.  Because this is behind … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

ARL’s graphs is in trouble, again

Everyone who may read my blog is probably very familiar with ARL’s (infamous?) graphs showing such phenomena as the Monograph & Serials Costs in ARL Libraries, 1986-2011 and .  Searching that exact phrase … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

NISO IOTA Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics

NISO IOTA Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics. Interesting…I hadn’t been aware of this initiative, but then I have been away from managing and testing link resolvers for a number of years. … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Notes from Cowtown: NASIG 2014 – Sunday

Of course, the final day of most library conferences is usually short, and it was soooooooo tempting to skip it; after all, my hockey team had a make-up game scheduled … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Notes from Cowtown: NASIG 2014 – Saturday

This continues my notes from the North American Serials Interest Group’s 2014 conference, which was in Fort Worth.  I actually think that downtown Ft. Worth is nicer than downtown Dallas. … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Library Credit Course and Student Success Rates: A Longitudinal Study

A Library Credit Course and Student Success Rates: A Longitudinal Study. Pretty interesting study…the statistical analysis is relatively thorough (for LIS research).   The University of West Georgia has been … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Problems analyzing LIS data

The librarianship profession has had a very uneasy relationship with statistical analysis.  While it is clear that there is a definite need to learn and understand the basics (and more), … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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