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    • Determination Of Unit Costs For Library Services 

      Nachlas, Joel A.; Pierce, A. 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, P.; Espley, J. (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, P.; Scott, E. 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, D.; Metz, P. (ACRL Publications, 1984-01)
    • thinking big - a commentary on the research agenda in academic librarianship 

      Metz, P. (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 ...
    • Measuring collections use at Virginia Tech 

      Metz, P.; Litchfield, C. 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, P.; Foltin, B. (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 ...
    • 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, P.aul 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 reputational study of academic publishers 

      Metz, P.; Stemmer, J. (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, P.; 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 ...
    • Results of a Survey of Virginia Tech Graduates Whose Digital Theses and Dissertations Are Accessible Worldwide 

      Eaton, John L.; Fox, Edward A.; McMillan, Gail (Council of Graduate Schools, 2000-11)
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's graduate students have submitted theses and dissertations as digital documents since the spring of 1997. In that time more than 2,800 digital documents have been submitted ...
    • Virginia Tech's innovative college librarian program 

      Seamans, N. H.; Metz, P. (ACRL Publications, 2002-07)
      In 1994, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Libraries founded a College Librarian Program. Begun with four librarians serving four colleges, it has since grown to include eleven librarians ...
    • Process Accounting 

      Gilbertson, Keith (Linux Journal, 2002-12-01)
      Standard utilities can help you collect and interpret your Linux system's process accounting data. Describes the uses of process accounting, standard process accounting commands, and example code that makes use of process ...
    • The Future of MARC: R.I.P. or Let her Rip? 

      Finn, Mary (Virginia Libraries, 2004-01)
      The 39th Annual Potomac Technical Processing Librarians Meeting—"The Future of MARC: R.I.P. or Let Her Rip?"—took place in Washington D.C. on October 31, 2003, with speakers Roy Tennant and Rebecca Guenther. Tennant ...