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Demystifying Fund Allocation Formulas in an Academic Library Setting
This presentation gave an overview of different types of allocation formulas in use at academic libraries and then focused on Joyner Library's recently developed model which incorporates a use factor measure.
The Continuing Cautionary Tale of Creative Writing ETDs
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) often spark debate regarding restrictions on access and students’ opportunities for later publication. Most other studies have found publishers are in fact willing to work with ...
The Past is Prologue: Telling our Stories about Textbook Affordability Programs
Conversations about textbook affordability and open educational resources are gaining traction and visibility across the nation with advocacy by student groups, state legislators, and leaders in higher education. Responding ...
Scholarly Communication Boot Camp: Getting Liaisons Up to Speed
Liaison librarians everywhere are being asked to share more and more in the work of scholarly communication. In many cases they need extensive training to be prepared to talk about these topics with faculty and students. ...
A Fund Allocation Process: Employing a Use Factor
Beginning in 2012, two librarians sought to revise the beastly allocation formula used to distribute monographic funds at East Carolina University. After investigating different methods, they decided to develop a formula ...
Adding a Use Factor Measure to a Materials Allocation Plan for Books in an Academic Library
Tasked with re-working East Carolina University's Joyner Library materials allocation plan to better align it with current needs, two librarians, Lisa Barricella (Acquisitions) and Cindy Shirkey (Collection Development) ...
Building a Scholarly Communication Boot Camp for East Carolina University Liaisons
A growing demand for scholarly communication expertise led two librarians at East Carolina University to create a series of informative and interactive sessions for liaisons. These boot camp sessions covered topics such ...
OERs and Alt-Texts in Technical Services: How to Get the Job Done
Libraries are being called upon to do more with OERs (Open Educational Resources) and Alt-Texts. From locating them to cataloging them, technical service departments need to know how to work with them. This session will ...
Giving Patrons What They Want: An Analysis of a Thesis and Dissertation Purchase-on-Demand Project at East Carolina University
(East Carolina University, 2010-04)
Joyner Library's Interlibrary Loan Department has been purchasing theses and dissertations that it could neither borrow from other libraries nor find freely available online to fulfill patron requests. Purchased documents ...
Taking the Guess Work out of Collection Development: Using Syllabi for a User-Centered Collection Development Method
Over the course of a year, 98 syllabi were collected from history, English, philosophy, religion and foreign literatures and languages departments at a large university in the Southeast. The syllabi were analyzed for ...