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Library and Information Science

This guide links to sources on trends, best practices, and research in the fast changing field of academic librarianship.

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Baker, G., & Tenopir, C. (2006). Managing the Unmanageable. Journal of Library Administration, 44(3-4), 11-24. doi: 10.1300/J111v44n03_03

Blake, K., & Stalberg, E. (2009). Me and My Shadow: Observation, Documentation, and Analysis of Serials and Electronic Resources Workflow. Serials Review, 35(4), 242-252. doi: 10.1016/j.serrev.2009.08.018

Brown, C. C., & Meagher, E. S. (2008). Cataloging free e-resources: is it worth the investment? Interlending & Document Supply, 36(3), 135-141. doi: 10.1108/02641610810897845

Cole, L. (2005). A Journey into E-Resource Administration Hell. The Serials Librarian, 49(1-2), 141-154. doi: 10.1300/J123v49n01_05

Crothers, S., Prabhu, M., & Sullivan, S. (2007). Electronic Journal Delivery in Academic Libraries. The Acquisitions Librarian, 19(1-2), 15-45. doi: 10.1300/J101v19n37_03

Curran, M. (2006). Separate or Single. The Serials Librarian, Vol. 49(No. 4), pp. 31–38. doi:  10.1300/J123v49n04_02

Graves, T., & Arthur, M. A. (2006). Developing a crystal clear future for the serials unit in an electronic environment: Results of a workflow analysis. Ser. Rev., 32(4), 238-246. doi: 10.1016/j.serrev.2006.09.003

Jansen, H. (2006). Permanent access to electronic journals. Information Services & Use, 26(2), 129-134.

Johnson, P. (2007). Continuous Process Improvement. Technicalities, 27(6), 2-4.

Morris, S. E., & Grimes, M. (1999). A great deal of time and effort: An overview of creating and maintaining Internet-based subject guides. Library Computing, 18(3), 213-216.

Nisonger, T. E. (1997). Electronic journal collection management issues. Collection Building, 16(2), 58-65. doi: 10.1108/01604959710164377

Odlyzko, A. (1999). Competition and cooperation: Libraries and publishers in the transition to electronic scholarly journals. doi: arXiv:cs/9901009

Rupp-Serrano, K., Robbins, S., & Cain, D. (2002). Canceling print serials in favor of electronic: criteria for decision making. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 26(4), 369-378. doi:  10.1016/S1464-9055(02)00274-9

Skaggs, B. L., Poe, J. W., & Stevens, K. W. (2006). One-stop shopping: a perspective on the evolution of electronic resources management. OCLC Systems & Services, 22(3), 192-206. doi: 10.1108/10650750610686243

Srivastava, S., & Taglienti, P. (2005). E-journal Management: An Online Survey Evaluation. Serials Review, 31(1), 28-38. doi:  10.1016/j.serrev.2004.12.002

**Task Force A on Serials Acquisitions/Serials Cataloging/Serials Receipts: Workflows, Workloads, Practicies, Organization – Final Report. (2005).

Tonta, Y. (2005). Internet and electronic information management. Information Services & Use, 25(1), 3-12.

Zhang, X. (2003). Notes on Operations: Combining Traditional Journal Check-in and Claiming Activities with Electronic Journal Initiation and Maintenance Activities. Library Resources & Technical Services, 47(4), 208-214.

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**Borin, J., & Yi, H. (2008). Indicators for collection evaluation: a new dimensional framework. Collection Building, 27(4), 8. doi: 10.1108/01604950810913698

Chamberlain, C., & MacAlpine, B. (2008). Pay-per-view article access: a viable replacement for subscriptions? Serials: The Journal for the Serials Community, 21(1), 30-34. doi: 10.1629/2130

Mortimore, J. M. (2006). Access-Informed Collection Development and the Academic Library. Collection Management, 30(3), 21-37. doi: 10.1300/J105v30n03_03

Vidmar, D. J., Berger, M. A., & Anderson, C. J. (1998). Fee or free? Computers in Libraries, 18(5), 26.

White, G. W., & Crawford, G. A. (1997). Developing an electronic information resources collection development policy. Collection Building, 16(2), 53-57. doi: 10.1108/01604959710164368


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Abell, A., Chapman, D., Phillips, P., Stewart, H., & Ward, S. (2006). Roles in the e-landscape: Who is managing information? Business Information Review, 23(4), 241-251. doi:  10.1177/0266382106072249

Hardesty, S., & Sugarman, T. (2007). Academic Librarians, Professional Literature, and New Technologies: A Survey. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33(2), 196-205.

Heye, D. (2006). Creativity and innovation. Business Information Review, 23(4), 6. doi: 10.1177/0266382106072255


Lubans, J., Jr. (2009). The Spark Plug: A Leader's Catalyst for Change. Library Leadership & Management, 23(2), 88-90.

Luzius, J., & Ard, A. (2006). Leaving the Academic Library. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 32(6), 593-598. doi:  10.1016/j.acalib.2006.06.004

Nolin, J., & Åström, F. (2010). Turning weakness into strength: strategies for future LIS. Journal of Documentation, 66(1), 7-27. doi:  10.1108/00220411011016344

Opperman, B. V., & Jamison, M. (2008). New roles for an academic library: current measurements. New Library World, 109(11/12), 559-573. doi:  10.1108/03074800810921368

**Resnick, T. (2009). Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Access Services. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 6(2), 101-122. doi:  10.1080/15424060902932185

Ruschoff, C. (2007). Competencies for 21st Century Technical Services. Technicalities, 27(6), 1-16.

Sen, B. A. (2010). Reflective writing: a management skill. Library Management, 31(1/2), 79-93. doi:  10.1108/01435121011013421

Shepstone, C., & Currie, L. (2008). Transforming the Academic Library: Creating an Organizational Culture that Fosters Staff Success. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(4), 358-368. doi:  10.1016/j.acalib.2008.05.008

Smith, I. (2008). People management - be bold! Library Management, 29(1/2), 18-28. doi:  10.1108/01435120810844612

Tillman, H. N. (2002). Evaluating Quality on the Net.

Thull, J., & Hansen, M. A. (2009). Academic library liaison programs in US libraries: methods and benefits. New Library World, 110(11/12), 529-540. doi:  10.1108/03074800911007541

Williamson, J. M., Pemberton, A. E., & Lounsbury, J. W. (2008). Personality traits of individuals in different specialties of librarianship. Journal of Documentation, 64(2), 273-286. doi:  10.1108/00220410810858056

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**Fisher, W. & Leonard, B. “Budgeting for Information Resources: Current Trends and Future Directions.” Collection management for the 21st century : a handbook for librarians. Gorman, G. E., & Miller, R. H. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Kent, P. G. (1999). Pricing and Paying in the Electronic Information Environment. Paper presented at the Information Online & On Disc 99 : The Ninth Austalasian Conference and Exhibition, Darling Harbour, Sydney Australia.

Meckes, R. (2007). Pricing in Academic Publishing: A wake-up call to the online era. Information Services & Use, 27(4), 221-228.

Montgomery, C. H. (2000). Measuring the Impact of an Electronic Journal Collection on Library Costs: A Framework and Preliminary Observations. D-Lib Magazine, 6(10). doi: 10.1045/october2000-montgomery

Sakalaki, M., & Kazi, S. (2007). How much is information worth? Willingness to pay for expert and non-expert informational goods compared to material goods in lay economic thinking. Journal of Information Science, 33(3), 315-325. doi: 10.1177/0165551506070709

**Stanley, N. M. (1995). Purchasing Electronic Resources. The Acquisitions Librarian, 7(13-14), 153-163. doi:  10.1300/J101v07n13_11

Sutton, J. (2001) The Cost of Knowing. Brown Alumni Magazine,  2001(March/April)37-41.

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Bailey, C. J. (2008). Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite.

Cate, F. H. (2006). The Privacy and Security Policy Vacuum in Higher Education. Educause Review, 41(5), 19-28.

**Chen, C.-C., & Chen, A.-P. (2007). Using data mining technology to provide a recommendation service in the digital library. Electronic Library, The, 25(6), 23. doi:  10.1108/02640470710837137

Hauer, M. (2006). Retrieval quality of library catalogues and new concepts. A comparison. Information Services & Use, 26(3), 241-248.

Kelly, B. (2005). RSS – MORE THAN JUST NEWS FEEDS. New Review of Information Networking, 11(2), 219-227. doi: 10.1080/13614570600573425

Milstead, J., & Feldman, S. (1999a). Metadata. Online, 23(1), 24.

Milstead, J., & Feldman, S. (1999b). Metadata projects & standards. Online, 23(1), 32.

Pesch, O. (2007). Usage statistics: About COUNTER and SUSHI. Information Services & Use, 27(4), 207-213.

Seadle, M. (2008). Copyright in the networked world: the technology of enforcement. Library Hi Tech, 26(3), 498-504. doi:  10.1108/07378830810903454

**Watson, P. (2006). Who Will Keep Print in the Digital Age? Current Thinking on Shared Repositories. ALCTS PAPERS ON LIBRARY TECHNICAL SERVICES AND COLLECTIONS, 13, 117.

Xu, F. (2009). Implementation of a Federated Search System: Resource Accessibility Issues. Serials Review, 35(4), 235-241. doi:  10.1016/j.serrev.2009.08.019

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Antelman, K. (1999). Web lists and the decline of the library catalog. Library Computing, 18(3), 189-195.

Bell, S. J. (2009). The Library Web Site of the Future @insidehighered. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from Inside Higher Ed website: - sthash.6mmbDjWB.dpbs

Brindley, L. (2006). Re-defining the library. Library Hi Tech, 24(4), 484-495. doi:  10.1108/07378830610715356


Casey, M. E., & Savastinuk, L. C. (2006). LIBRARY 2.0. (Cover story). Library Journal, 131(14), 40-42.

CNI. An Introduction & Program Plan 2010-2011. Retrieved from Program Plan Archive website:

Dempsey, L. (2006a). The ( Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After. Ariadne(46).

Dempsey, L. (2006b). Libraries and the Long Tail: Some Thoughts about Libraries in a Network Age. D-Lib Magazine, 12(4). doi: 10.1045/april2006-dempsey

Donovan, J. M. (2008). Skating on Thin Intermediation: Can Libraries Survive? Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 27(2-3), 95-116. doi: 10.1080/02703190802398581

Giannakopoulos, G. A. (2008). In search of integrated information. Education for Information, 26(2), 113-119.

Hallmark, E. K., Schwartz, L., & Roy, L. (2007). Developing a long-range and outreach plan for your academic library: The need for a marketing outreach plan. College & Research Libraries News, 68(2), 92-95.

Jones, E. (2006). Pushing the Digitization Dialogue Forward: 'Scholarship and Libraries in Transition' at the University of Michigan. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 9(2). doi:  10.3998/3336451.0009.204

**Kajewski, M. (2007). Emerging technologies changing our service delivery models. Electronic Library, The. doi: 10.1108/02640470710779835

Mason, J., Mitchell, S., Mooney, M., Reasoner, L., & Rodriguez, C. (2000). INFOMINE: Promising Directions in Virtual Library Development. First Monday, 5(6), 28 paragraphs. doi: 10.5210/fm.v5i6.763

Pace, A. (2009). 21st Century Library Systems. Journal of Library Administration, 49(6), 641-650. doi: 10.1080/01930820903238834

Rogers, C. (2009). There Is Always Tomorrow? Libraries on the Edge. Journal of Library Administration, 49(5), 545-558. doi: 10.1080/01930820903090938

Saumure, K., & Shiri, A. (2008). Knowledge organization trends in library and information studies: a preliminary comparison of the pre- and post-web eras. Journal of Information Science, 34(5), 651-666. doi: 10.1177/0165551507084300

Staley, D. J., & Malenfant, K. J. (2010). Futures thinking for academic librarians: Higher education in 2025. Information Services & Use, 30(1/2), 57-90. doi: 10.3233/ISU-2010-0614

Troll, D. A. (2001). How and Why Are Libraries Changing? none. Retrieved from Digital Library Federation website:

Wolven, R. (2008). In Search of a New Model. Library Journal, 133, 6-9.

Chowdhury, S., Landoni, M., & Gibb, F. (2006). Usability and impact of digital libraries: a review. Online Information Review, 30(6), 656-680. doi: 10.1108/14684520610716153

**Clark, D. T., Goodwin, S. P., Samuelson, T., & Coker, C. (2008). A qualitative assessment of the Kindle e-book reader: results from initial focus groups. Performance Measurement and Metrics, 9(2). doi: 10.1108/14678040810906826

Coker, G. (2007). Usability in emerging e-content environments. Information Services & Use, 27(4), 179-184.

Curran, K., Murray, M., Norrby, D. S., & Christian, M. (2006). Involving the user Through Library 2.0. New Review of Information Networking, 12(1/2), 47-59. doi: 10.1080/13614570601136263

Gilman, I., & Kunkel, M. (2010). From Passive to Pervasive: Changing Perceptions of the Library's Role through Intra-Campus Partnerships. Collaborative Librarianship, 2(1), 22-32.

Graybill, J. O. (2014). Millennials among the Professional Workforce in Academic Libraries: Their Perspective on Leadership. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(1), 10-15. doi: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.09.006

Kani-Zabihi, E., Ghinea, G., & Chen, S. Y. (2006). Digital libraries: what do users want? Online Information Review, 30(4), 395-412.

McDonald, R. H., & Thomas, C. R. (2006). Disconnects Between Library Culture and Millennial Generation Values. Educause Quarterly, 29(4).

Sörensen, A. (2006). From copyright to access rights? How public policy might shape industry strategies. Information Services & Use, 26(2), 185-189.

Sykes, J. (2007). IMPROVING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE - HOW CAN THE LIBRARY HELP? New Review of Information Networking, 13(1), 23-30. doi: 10.1080/13614570701571468

Tenopir, C. (2006). Building bridges to information products and services. Information Services & Use, 26(3), 213-221.

Bosch, S. (2005). Buy, Build, or Lease: Managing Serials for Scholarly Communications. Serials Review, 31(2), 107-115. doi:  10.1016/j.serrev.2005.03.005

Harnad, S., Brody, T., Vallières, F., Carr, L., Hitchcock, S., Gingras, Y., . . . Hilf, E. R. (2008). The Access/Impact Problem and the Green and Gold Roads to Open Access: An Update. Serials Review, 34(1), 36-40. doi:  10.1016/j.serrev.2007.12.005

Hitchcock, S. (2003). Metalist of Open Access E-Print Archives: The Genesis of Institutional Archives and Independent Services. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues & Actions(227), 4-11.

Lund University launches Directory of Open Access Journals. (2003). ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues & Actions(227), 3-3.

Prosser, D. (2003). On the Transition of Journals to Open Access. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues & Actions(227), 1-3.

McGinty, J. (2008). Enhancing Building Security: Design Considerations. Library & Archival Security, 21(2), 115-127. doi: 10.1080/01960070802201474

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