Category: surveys

WHELF recently carried out a survey to audit library reciprocal access schemes in Wales. The survey was run as part of Strategic Aim 1 of the WHELF Action Plan: Student Experience to assess whether WHELF was meeting its objective to …

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Thanks to Alyson Tyler for alerting me to this: Snapshot of future library priorities Of particular interest to academic libraries is A snapshot of priorities & perspectives: UK Academic Libraries

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Thanks to Alyson Tyler for alerting me to this Guardian article It discusses ‘Working together: evolving value for academic libraries’ a research project, commissioned by SAGE Publications Ltd, aiming to investigate the value of academic libraries for academic departments. The full …

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Thanks to Andrew Brown at Swansea University for this interesting link: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education http://crln.acrl.org/content/73/6/311.full

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Have a look at Alyson Tyler’s very interesting blog post for a Welsh perspective: http://libalyson.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/a-new-chapter-the-carnegie-uk-trust-report-on-public-libraries/

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Each August for the past 11 years, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college. It is the creation of …

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New study from the ALA Office for Research and Statistics shows increased need for academic libraries. The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics has released a new study, ‘Trends in Academic Libraries, 1998 to 2008,’ showing that …

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The American Library Association (ALA) has just published a useful report: ‘Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report’. You can download the report from http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/

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With thanks to Chris West of Swansea University who organised it, SCONUL have announced the posting of the 2010 Top Concerns Survey on their website at http://www.sconul.ac.uk/members/topconcerns/report2010.pdf

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A new guide from the Research Information Network focuses on how academic librarians are experiencing and responding to financial cuts in the current economic climate. Based upon data gathered in the UK and internationally, and focus groups with senior librarians …

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