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    • Determination of Unit Costs for Library Services 

      Nachlas, Joel A.; Pierce, Anthony R. (ACRL Publications, 1979-05-01)
      As with other public service activities, inflationary trends and public opinion provide a clear mandate for attempts to control the increasing costs of providing library services. Cost control necessarily requires knowledge ...
    • The Availability of Cataloging copy in the OCLC Database 

      Metz, Paul; Espley, John (ACRL Publications, 1980-09)
      A sixteen-week longitudinal study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of OCLC as a source of cataloging data and to optimize the timing of searches for cataloging copy for various categories of materials. The ...
    • A proposed staffing formula for Virginia academic libraries 

      Metz, Paul; Scott, Elizabeth A. (ACRL Publications, 1981-03)
      Formulas and standards play a needed role in the allocation of library resources, but it is difficult to devise formulas that accurately reflect the various factors that shape a library's needs. This report summarizes the ...
    • The impact of user frustration on humanities research 

      Wilson, Kathryn B.; Eustis, Joanne D. (ACRL Publications, 1981-07)
    • User Response to and Knowledge about an Online Catalog 

      Steinberg, David; Metz, Paul (ACRL Publications, 1984-01)
    • Thinking Big: A Commentary on the Research Agenda in Academic Librarianship 

      Metz, Paul (ACRL Publications, 1985-09)
      Library-related research has not fully realized its potential, in part because of its narrow focus. A perspective that approaches the academic library from the patron's point of view may lead to better results. Fundamental ...
    • How Institutions Think (Book Review) 

      Metz, Paul (ACRL, 1987-07)
      A book review of “How Institutions Think” by Mary Tew Douglas.
    • Measuring collections use at Virginia Tech 

      Metz, Paul; Litchfield, Charles A. (ACRL Publications, 1988-11)
      This study of the Virginia Tech Library collections brings together data on circulation and inhouse use, including that of current periodicals, to assess differences according to kinds of use, variations in measurement ...
    • A social history of madness or, who's buying this round - anticipating and avoiding gaps in collection development 

      Metz, Paul; Foltin, Bela (ACRL Publications, 1990-01)
      Both the internal organization of collection development and the nature of science and scholarship lead to inevitable gaps in collection development. The discussion identifies both nondisciplinary and interdisciplinary ...
    • Embracing the Electronic Journal: One Library's Plan 

      McMillan, Gail (Haworth Press, 1991)
      The work of serialists is rarely static and now another exciting new challenge awaits us: the electronic journal. In this paper "electronic journals," also called e-journals, will mean any serials produced, published, and ...
    • The Haven of the Monastery and the Harvest of Souls: Monasticism and Missions according to Gregory the Great 

      Potter, Peter J. (1991-05-01)
      Monasticism and missions, at first glance, would seem to have little to do with one another. Monasticism is characterized by a life of contemplation, carried out in withdrawal from the activities of the world. Mission, on ...
    • Serials pricing and the role of the electronic journal 

      Metz, Paul; Gherman, Paul M. (ACRL Publications, 1991-07)
      The rapid escalation of serials prices is a serious threat to the system of scientific and scholarly communication. The growth of science, the increase in commercial publishing, and the inherent monopolies enjoyed by ...
    • Technical Processing of Electronic Journals 

      McMillan, Gail (Gale, 1992)
      Electronic journals portend tremendous advantages to libraries. Patron access is swift and sure; these journals are never missing from the shelves, and they need not be delayed for technical processing because they can be ...
    • A New Service from Libraries: Electronic Publishing 

      McMillan, Gail (Association of College and Research Libraries, 1995)
      Libraries are continuously improving traditional services but now they are also responding to stringent economic times by producing and distributing information electronically. Publishing electronic journals, distributing ...
    • Saints and Their Miracles in Late Antique Gaul (review) 

      Potter, Peter J. (1995)
      A dozen years have passed since the publication of Peter Brown's The Cult of the Saints. Brown's book, of course, has been enormously influential in reviving scholars' interest in saints' cults and relics in late antiquity ...
    • Scholarly Communications Project: Publishers and Libraries 

      McMillan, Gail (Association of Research Libraries, 1995-01)
      When the Scholarly Communications Project was getting underway in 1989, the founding director, Lon Savage, envisioned a pioneering effort: exploration of new means of scholarly communications and ways to reduce costly ...
    • A reputational study of academic publishers 

      Metz, Paul; Stemmer, John (ACRL Publications, 1996-05)
      In both selecting individual titles and designing gathering plans, collection development librarians are strongly influenced by the perceptions they have about publishers. In the near absence of data that might indicate ...
    • Conference Highlights: 3rd International Symposium on ETDs 

      McMillan, Gail (Virginia Tech, 2000-03-18)
      Conference highlights according to Gail McMillan
    • Open Archives Initiative 

      McMillan, Gail (2000-06-01)
      This presentation, which was given at the annual meeting of the Society of Scholarly Publishing on June 1, 2000, describes the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), a protocol for exchanging content between digital repositories. ...
    • Building a comprehensive serials decision database at Virginia Tech 

      Metz, Paul; Cosgriff, John C. Jr. (ACRL Publications, 2000-07)
      Although for many years academic libraries have relied on data on cost, library use, or citations to inform collection development decisions respecting serials, they have not fully exploited the possibilities for compiling ...