Home > DocuBase > Article

« All DocuBase Articles

 

Follow DocuTicker on Twitter Bookmark and Share   Feed

Tuesday, 25th March 2014

Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013

Source: Ithaka S+R

From Key Findings:

This cycle of the US Library Survey illustrates the pronounced differences in academic library leaders by institutional type. Views on collections, services, and organizational positioning differ notably across Carnegie classifications. While there are also many areas of broad commonality, this diversity appears to be a key and perhaps growing characteristic for this community...

With almost complete unanimity, library directors showed a very strong commitment to the role that their libraries play in research skills and informa- tion literacy education for undergraduate students. Academic libraries’ strong alignment around teaching and undergraduate education may have far-reach- ing implications for how they prioritize their other functions.

Outside the doctoral universities, there was an especially steep decline in the share of respondents invested in the research support role.

...(O)nly a minority of respondents agreed that their library has a well- developed strategy for serving the changing needs of users. Those respon- dents whose libraries have taken on evidence gathering and other forms of assessment are more likely to be confident in their strategy for serving user needs.

+ Direct link to document (PDF; 2.3 MB)


Category:

Source:

Views: 924


Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

More articles by Adrian Janes »



Please note: DocuTicker's editors collect citations for full-text PDF reports freely available on the web but we do not archive these reports. When you click a link to find and/or download the report, you are leaving the DocuTicker site. DocuTicker makes no representations regarding the ongoing availability of any report or any external resource. Links were accurate as of the date of posting.

« All DocuBase Articles

 

FreePint

FreePint supports the value of information in the enterprise. Read more »


FeedLatest FreePint Content:


  • Click to view the article Mini Review: Nexis Analyser
    Monday, 22nd September 2014

    Chris Porter looks at latest developments in Nexis Analyser, an add-on tool to the Nexis business aggregation database. The service generates easy-to-use analysis charts to help users dig into changes in news coverage over time. Users include those working on competitive intelligence, mergers & acquisitions and journalism.

  • Click to view the article Product Review of Factiva Companies & Executives (Sources - Content & Coverage)
    Monday, 22nd September 2014

    In the second part of his review of Factiva Companies & Executives, Chris Porter drills down into the detail of the sources, looking at what's available for company profiles and news content, company financials, executive content, and industry profiles. He also investigates the Company Snapshot and Corporate Signals features.

  • Click to view the article Introducing Delve - Improving Interaction with Information in Office 365
    Monday, 22nd September 2014

    The way we search for and find information has changed significantly over the last 10 years, not just because of the advent of new technologies and an increasing focus on mobile technologies but also because of the amount of information we're both creating and having to manage. This trend has led to many companies looking at ways to make finding information easier. The latest company to jump on the "information discovery bandwagon" is Microsoft with the introduction of a new search tool called "Delve".

  • ... more ...

All FreePint Content »
FreePint Topics »


A FreePint Subscription delivers articles and reports that support your organisation's information practice, content and strategy.

Find out more and order a FreePint Subscription by visiting the
completing our online form: Subscription Order page.


FreePint Testimonials

"FreePint is the only industry publication for information professionals and it covers most of the things that an information professional ..."

Read more testimonials and supply yours »







 

 
 
 

Subscribe

Receive the DocuTicker Newsletter each week.

Find out more »

Article Categories

All Article Categories »

Sources

All DocuBase Sources »

Source Categories

All Source Categories »

Archive

All Archives »