Libraries are for Use

Demonstrating the value of librarianship

Post-Beall’s List

No doubt you have heard that Professor Jeffrey Beall’s blog, http://scholarlyoa.com, with the associated lists of suspected publishers, journals and metrics, has been removed from public view at his request.  Here … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond correlations: Using epidemiology to establish library value

Source: Beyond Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of Library Use for First-Year College Students Abstract The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether there are relationships between first-year college … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

How researchers stay up-to-date

Like Moore’s Law, the growth of scientific information (as measured by journal articles published) appears to follow a stable and steep model.  A few years ago, bibliometric researchers Lutz Bornmann … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Relationship Between Student Demographics and Student Engagement with Online Library Instruction Modules | Thill | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

via The Relationship Between Student Demographics and Student Engagement with Online Library Instruction Modules | Thill | Evidence Based Library and Information Practice The authors asked students in a “research-based … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Notes from the Library Publishing Forum

It’s been a busy week at UNT – host of two meetings: The Library Publishing Forum and the 7th annual Open Access Symposium.  The dates, and themes, are overlapping – … Continue reading

May 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after … Continue reading

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Open Data for LIS Research

This blog is a venue devoted to improving the utility and effectiveness of libraries, librarianship, and librarians through careful study.  This inevitably involves data, a word that has recently become hot, … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Natural Selection vs. Domestication

Two weeks ago, a discussion exploded on the ERIL-Listserv (Electronic Resources in Libraries) that began with a simple query about how to divvy up funding by subject on a general … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

NMC Horizon Report: Libraries

Last week, the NMC (New Media Center) released its 2015 Horizon Report, Library Edition.  These reports are tech-centered – essentially, what technologies could impact libraries in the near-, mid-, and … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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