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Village Health Workers: Considering Their Potential Role in the Current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak
An overview of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the current outbreak was discussed. The void created by the loss of health care workers and the increased need for village health workers (VHWs) was highlighted. The ...
Virginia Tech's innovative college librarian program
(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
revisiting the landscape of literatures: replication and change in the use of subject collections
(ACRL Publications, 2011-07)
Circulation data from the Virginia Tech Libraries were analyzed to determine the extent of continuity or change between the author's study of the use of subject collections in 1982 and the present. Book circulation has ...
Information-seeking Behavior of International Graduate Students vs. American Graduate Students: A User Study at Virginia Tech 2005
(ACRL Publications, 2007-01)
This is a comparative study on information needs and information-seeking behavior of international graduate students and American graduate students. This user study is based on empirical data collected from an online survey ...
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 ...
do open access electronic theses and dissertations diminish publishing opportunities in the social sciences and humanities? findings from a 2011 survey of academic publishers
(ACRL Publications, 2013-07)
An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online ...
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 ...
the impact of user frustration on humanities research
(ACRL Publications, 1981-07)