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Eliminating traditional reference services in an academic health sciences library: a case study

Eliminating traditional reference services in an academic health sciences library: a case study | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

This case study will be of interest to libraries considering a shift from traditional reference service to one that provides in-depth and personalized service, and provides a discussion of the choices made and issues considered from such a paradigm shift. 

 

Eliminating traditional reference desk services requires careful analysis and planning, as well as adequate and ongoing training of desk staff on the frontlines of service.  The study indicates that the new service model resulting in more in-depth, lengthy consultations will require librarians' expertise. The elimination of walk-in specialized reference assistance has not negatively impacted overall reference statistics, with some reference and instructional statistics actually improving.  However, it concludes that each institution must balance its organizational needs with that of its customers when designing its future services.

 

Read the full text of the study here:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3193369/

 


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StatWorld - Interactive Maps of Open Data | That's great !!

StatWorld - Interactive Maps of Open Data | That's great !! | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
400+ interactive maps of world stats for all countries in various domains – crime, economy, environment, gender, health, ICT, language, population, and more.

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On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem : Confessions of a Science Librarian

On the evilness of the emerging ebook app ecosystem : Confessions of a Science Librarian | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
The theme at the upcoming Science Online NYC panel is Enhanced eBooks & BookApps: the Promise and Perils and I guess I'm the perils guy. The purpose of this post is helping me to get some of my thoughts down...

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Australian Olympic trivia

Australian Olympic trivia | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

Thanks to Scoop.it user Sydney Expert for this link to a Squidoo lens (topic) on Australian Olympic trivia. There are lots of quick quizzes and some interesting facts. For instance, did you know that, apart from Greece, Australia is the only country to have been in every modern Olympics? Well you do now!


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A public library that only uses QR codes | SmartPlanet

A public library that only uses QR codes | SmartPlanet | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

An Austrian city without a public library plasters QR codes with free books throughout its streets.


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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

"Pinterest is a digital pinboard application which started just last year but has quickly become one of the top 10 most trafficked social networking websites according to Hitwise. During the second week in December the website had over 11 million visitors. This is pretty impressive considering that the site is still in the invite-only stage."

 


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I cant wait to try this out. Thanks
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EndNote X4 Video Tutorials #7

EndNote X4 Video Tutorials #7 | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

RT @rwcosjason: Here is a nice video tutorial by @ymedlib on importing from EndNote X4 (Win or Mac) into RefWorks 2.

 

Exporting References from EndNote to RefWorks (Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University)

 

A touch of extra:

http://blogs.nature.com/wp/nascent/2009/07/igor_a_google_wave_robot_to_ma.html


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Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever? | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

"While ebooks are often characterised as lightweight and transient, we are also horrified by aspects of their persistence, such as their ability to be "tracked" – see the controversy in these pages recently over analytics in ebooks. And the persistence of books is a myth in any case: acidic papers, weather and age conspire to yellow much of our literary heritage."


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Texas A&M Libraries Film The Research Games - Library Journal

Texas A&M Libraries Film The Research Games - Library Journal | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
Texas A&M Libraries Film The Research GamesLibrary JournalLast year, Texas A&M Assistant Professor and Learning and Outreach Librarian Lea Susan Engle participated in the university's extended orientation program, known as Fish Camp, for the first...
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Survey Findings from UK Reveal Librarians Second Only to Doctors in Public’s Trust | LJ INFOdocket

Survey Findings from UK Reveal Librarians Second Only to Doctors in Public’s Trust | LJ INFOdocket | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

Internet users trust library staff more than most other providers of online support and information, and public library staff are second only to doctors in terms of the trust placed in them by seekers of information, according to an evaluation commissioned by the UK Society of Chief Librarians and supported and funded by Arts Council England.


80% of the users surveyed through the Public Libraries Information Offer said that the support provided in libraries improved their level of understanding of online information and 70% said that it had improved their online knowledge and skills. Users said they would overwhelmingly recommend their public library’s online information to other people.


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Open Science Summit | Collaborative Librarianship News

Open Science Summit | Collaborative Librarianship News | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
Save the date – October 22-23 in Mountain View, CA for the Open Science Summit. ... This entry was posted in Joe, Open Access, Research Communities, Scholarly Publishing and tagged science, stm. Bookmark the ...

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Still Here | Metropolis Magazine

Still Here | Metropolis Magazine | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
A funny thing happened on the way to its predicted obsolescence.
The library became more popular than ever.
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Khan Academy

Get Khan Academy on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

 

Description

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free.

 

Our iPad app is the best way to view Khan Academy’s complete library of over 3,200 videos.

 

We cover a massive number of topics, including K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even the humanities with playlists on finance and history.

 

Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for that upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia.


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The results are in: major study into the behavioural habits of the “Generation Y” PhD students released by JISC and the British Library : JISC

The results are in: major study into the behavioural habits of the “Generation Y” PhD students released by JISC and the British Library : JISC | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned by the...
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Rethinking Information Literacy: A practical framework for teaching | Digital Literacy: a conversation

Rethinking Information Literacy: A practical framework for teaching | Digital Literacy: a conversation | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it

I was very flattered to be asked to contribute to this forthcoming book edited by Jane Secker and Emma Coonan as I'm in very august company with Geoff Walton, Susie Andretta, Libby Tilley and many more.


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Where’s the Research?! A Plea for Expanding the Evidence on Ebooks and Educational Technology

Where’s the Research?! A Plea for Expanding the Evidence on Ebooks and Educational Technology | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
I am currently co-facilitating a faculty panel on ebooks at my institution's upcoming Humanities Symposium. I will be providing context and research results on the use of ebooks for academic study....

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Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partn...

Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more. - Microsoft SMS&P Partn... | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
Microsoft Small and Midsize business Partner Channel Community Blog dealing with Microsoft programs and solutions such as: Small Business Server, Office, Cloud services, Office 365, Microsoft Partner Network, SharePoint, Windows Server, Exchange...

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Interiors of Beautiful Libraries — Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Interiors of Beautiful Libraries — Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Academic Librarian Research Support | Scoop.it
Interiors of Beautiful Libraries http://t.co/fhgyJgCU RT @NiniBaseema @steveakinsseo @paul_steele...
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