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Serials pricing and the role of the electronic journal
(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 ...
Measuring collections use at Virginia Tech
(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 ...
The Availability of Cataloging copy in the OCLC Database
(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 ...
The impact of user frustration on humanities research
(ACRL Publications, 1981-07)
The Role of Electronic Theses and Dissertations in Graduate Education
(Council of Graduate Schools, 1998-01)
In Spring and Summer of 1997 … news outlets, in their desire to report on controversy, largely missed the point of why it is desirable to produce theses and dissertations, and indeed many other publications, in electronic ...
A proposed staffing formula for Virginia academic libraries
(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 ...
Thinking Big: A Commentary on the Research Agenda in Academic Librarianship
(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 ...
User Response to and Knowledge about an Online Catalog
(ACRL Publications, 1984-01)
A reputational study of academic publishers
(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 ...
A social history of madness or, who's buying this round - anticipating and avoiding gaps in collection development
(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 ...