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  • Collection: Yang, Sharon

Institutional repositories, open access and copyright: What are the practices and implications?

A number of factors are driving open access to full-text journals: constantly rising prices of journal and database subscriptions, granting agencies requirements for recipients to submit their research publications into open access repositories, and…

Delivering reference services on the Web: An investigation into the current practice by academic libraries

This article describes a study on web-based reference services in academic libraries. A random sample of 362 institutions was taken from Peterson's Four-Year Colleges 2013. The authors scanned each library's website for reference-related activities,…

Evaluation and comparison of discovery tools: An update

Selection and implementation of a web scale Discovery tool by The Rider University Libraries (RUL) in the 2011-2012 academic year revealed the practical complexity of the endeavor. Research into the state of adoption of Web-scale Discovery tools in…

Promoting and teaching information literacy on the Internet: Surveying the websites of 264 academic libraries in North America

A survey was conducted between July and November 2012 to determine how academic libraries in the United States and Canada marketed and delivered information literacy on the Web. A random sample of 264 institutions was taken from Peterson's Four-Year…

Faculty-librarian collaboration in improving information literacy skills of educational opportunity program students

This study aims to examine the instruction of basic information literacy (IL) skills taught to the socio‐economically disadvantaged students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Rider University in summer 2011. The study set out to…

"Discovering" what's changed: A revisit of the OPACS of 260 academic libraries

This paper aims to determine the current usage of next generation online public access catalogs (OPACs) and discovery tools in academic libraries in the USA and Canada.

Comparative study of academic digital copyright in the United States and Europe

The advent of Internet and digital media has added more complications to the already complex copyright laws. This paper will first summarize the history of copyright laws in the United States and Europe. It will then analyze and compare the digital…

Captivating the students: online library instruction for a psychology class and lessons learned

This paper presents the first attempt of teaching library instruction via a Web-based tutorial for a Psychology and Law online course taught during the summer of 2009 at Rider University. Students received information literacy instruction through the…

Next generation or current generation? A study of the OPACs of 260 academic libraries in the United States and Canada

Purpose– The study described in this paper aims to identify the progress made in the efforts to model current online public access catalogs (OPACs) after the next generation catalog (NGC) in academic libraries in the USA and Canada.

Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation, 1st Edition

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Emerging Technologies for Librarians: A Practical Approach to Innovation focuses on the practical applications of emerging technologies in libraries, defining the technologies in the context of their use in real situations. Each chapter includes an…