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Collecting Sex Materials for Libraries
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2017-02-21)
This article analyzes data gathered over a year-long survey of library employees’ opinions of sexually related materials in library collections. Surveys generally examine patron attitudes rather than the attitudes of library ...
Are Serials Worth Their Weight in Knowledge? A Value Study
(Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier), 2015-09)
The researchers aimed to use qualitative measures to define value as applied to print and electronic serial publications held at Sam Houston State University. Researchers examined faculty key activities—namely, Research, ...
Students and Federated Searching: A Survey of Use and Satisfaction
(Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2010)
This study assessed student use of and satisfaction with a WebFeat brand federated search tool implemented by the library at Sam Houston State University. Students voluntarily responded to an electronic survey, providing ...
Higher Education and Emerging Technologies: Student Usage, Preferences, and Lessons for Library Services
(Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association (Reference & User Services Quarterly), 2011)
This study examines the utilization and preference of popular Internet and communication technologies among students at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), a Carnegie Research Doctoral university in East Texas. The ...
So Text Me—Maybe: A Rubric Assessment of Librarian Behavior in SMS Reference Services
(Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association, 2014)
Assessment has become a persistently hot topic in the library world, particularly when it comes to establishing value for academic library services. In an effort to assess performance and develop training tools to improve ...
Higher education and emerging technologies: Shifting trends in student usage.
(Journal of Academic Librarianship (Elsevier), 2014-03)
This study serves as an update to a previous study by Sam Houston State University librarians about the use and preferences of Internet, communication, and educational technologies among students. Since the previous study ...
Head First into the Patron-Driven Acquisition Pool: A Comparison of Librarian Selections Versus Patron Purchases
(Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (Taylor & Francis), 2011)
Although many recent studies have been conducted on the implementation and results of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) initiatives at academic libraries, very few have focused on whether, or how, patrons’ selections vary ...
Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books
(Elsevier (Journal of Academic Librarianship), 2012)
This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, ...
Student Searching with EBSCO Discovery: A Usability Study
(Taylor & Francis (Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship), 2014)
The researchers conducted task-based usability testing of the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) with 20 students. While most participants felt positively about EDS, a few usability issues emerged. Confusion arose regarding ...
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