Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks

Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks PDF
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401068
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks

by Primary Research Group, Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks books, This 254 page report presents data from a survey of the cataloging practices of approximately 80 North American academic libraries. In more than 630 tables of data and related commentary from participating librarians and our analysts, the report gives a broad overview of academic library cataloging practices related to outsourcing, selection and deployment of personnel, salaries, the state of continuing education in cataloging, and much more. Survey participants also discuss how they define the catalogers¿ range of responsibilities, how they train their catalogers, how they assess cataloging quality, whether they use cataloging quotas or other measures to spur productivity, what software and other cataloging technology they use and why, and how they make outsourcing decisions and more. Data is broken out by size and type of college and for public and private colleges.Just a few of the reports many findings are presented below:¿More than 70% of the libraries in the sample say that their catalogers have salary levels that are comparable to those of public service librarians at their institutions.¿About 27.3% of the survey participants routinely use paraprofessional staff for original cataloging. Public colleges were more than three times more likely than private colleges to use paraprofessionals for original cataloging, and larger colleges were more than twice as likely as smaller ones to do so.¿41.56% of the libraries in the sample outsource authority control, obtaining new and updated authority records.¿About 15.6% of the libraries in the sample outsource the cataloging of e-journals; close to 28% of research universities do so.¿20.78% of libraries in the sample use MarcEdit or other MARC editor to preview records and globally edit to local standards prior to loading. ¿29.7% of the libraries in the sample have technical services areas that track turnaround time from Acquisitions receipt to Cataloging to shelf-ready distribution.¿About 24.7% of the libraries in the sample use paraprofessional support staff for master bibliographic record enrichment in OCLC. Most of those doing so were public colleges and offered beyond the B.A. degree.¿Authority control experience was considered a very important criterion for hiring by only 8.11% of survey participants, while a bit more than 35% considered it important. 21.62% considered authority control experience not so important as a hiring criterion.


Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks

Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks PDF
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401106
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks

by Primary Research Group, Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks books, The report presents detailed data from 65 academic libraries about their completed, current, or planned library renovation projects. The study includes detailed data on capital spending, library redesign budgets, and spending on computer labs & infocommons, in-library classrooms, artwork, library furniture, carpeting and other flooring, and other elements of academic library renovations or new construction. Details construction preferences for architectural features such as atriums, landscaping, better access to restrooms and building entrances/exits, installation or expansion of library cafes, development of group work areas, better use of natural light, better soundproofing and other design features often sought in new academic library construction or renovation. Also explores the use of various renovation and building features designed to save energy. Other areas covered include student satisfaction with the library redesign, its impact on the use of library services, and governance issues over what campus groups guide and control the redesign. Data is broken out by size and type of library, and by libraries that have experienced recent renovation projects vs those that have not.


Corporate Library Benchmarks 2009

Corporate Library Benchmarks 2009 PDF
Author: Primary Research Group Staff
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401092
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
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Corporate Library Benchmarks 2009

by Primary Research Group Staff, Corporate Library Benchmarks 2009 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Corporate Library Benchmarks 2009 books, The study presents extensive data from 52 corporate and other business-oriented libraries; data is broken out by company size, type of industry and other criteria. The mean number of employees for the organizations in the sample is 16,000; the median, 1700. Some of the many issues covered in the report are: spending on electronic and print forms of books, directories, journals and other information resources; library staffing trends, number of library locations maintained and the allocation of office space to the library, disputes with publishers, allocation of library staff time, level of awareness of database contract terms of peer institutions, reference workload, and the overall level of influence of the library in corporate decision making. Just a few of the study's many findings are that: • Mean spending on salaries by the libraries in the sample was $206,906 in 2008. Libraries in the sample expect salary spending to increase modestly in 2009, to a mean of $215,148 in 2009, or by 4% in nominal terms. • 30.77% of libraries sampled said that their budgets had increased in 2008 while 21.15% said that they had decreased. Companies in oil/gas and pharmaceuticals accounted for many of those libraries that had increased budgets in 2008. • The libraries in the sample spent a mean of approximately $374,000 for content/materials in 2008.• Print resources accounted for a mean of 37.77% of the content budgets for the libraries in the sample. For U.S-based libraries this figure was 32% with a median of just 21%.• The libraries in the sample spent a mean of 117.2 hours reviewing contract terms from vendors of content licenses, through the median amount of time spent on this activity was only 30 hours.• 5.77% of the libraries in the sample report ever having threatened a publisher or information vendor with legal action over non-performance, contract abrogation or for any other reason.• Libraries in the sample expect to renew in the upcoming year 90.46% of their current licensing contracts for content.• Spending on ebooks by the libraries in the sample averaged $15,345, or about 45.5% as much as was spent on traditional books. • Most librarians in the sample report an increase in the number of reference questions posed to them over the past two years, and by a margin of more than 3:1 more say that such questions have increased than decreased. • More than 29% say that the library has become more influential in the organization's competitive intelligence research efforts, while close to 20% say that the library has become less influential in these efforts.


Library Energy Conservation Benchmarks

Library Energy Conservation Benchmarks PDF
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401114
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
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Library Energy Conservation Benchmarks

by Primary Research Group, Library Energy Conservation Benchmarks Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Library Energy Conservation Benchmarks books,


Profiles Of Best Practices In Academic Library Interlibrary Loan

Profiles of Best Practices in Academic Library Interlibrary Loan PDF
Author: Paul Kelsey
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 157440122X
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
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Profiles Of Best Practices In Academic Library Interlibrary Loan

by Paul Kelsey, Profiles Of Best Practices In Academic Library Interlibrary Loan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Profiles Of Best Practices In Academic Library Interlibrary Loan books, The study profiles the interlibrary loan efforts of nine leading American colleges: the University of Texas at Arlington, Tulane University, the University of Minnesota, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Brigham Young University, the University of Tennessee, Colorado State University, Oberlin College and Stony Brook University. The libraries interviewed shared their thoughts on a broad range of topics including but not restricted to: workflow management, productivity measures, departmental organization, budgets and spending trends, service to distance learning students, copyright and licensing issues, measures for special collections, automation and software use, use of institutional repositories and open access publications, shipping costs and procedures, and many other facets of academic interlibrary loan management. The purpose of the report is to define and diffuse best practices by profiling measures taken by nine leading institutions of higher education. Although the report contains much useful quantitative information, especially relating to budgets and employment, the focus in this report is on a journalistic narrative explaining departmental goals, procedures and practices and evaluating results.


Survey Of Academic Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices

Survey of Academic   Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices PDF
Author: Primary Research Group Staff
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401084
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Survey Of Academic Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices

by Primary Research Group Staff, Survey Of Academic Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Survey Of Academic Research Library Journal Purchasing Practices books, ). The study presents data about the journals acquisitions and management practices of an international sample of academic and research libraries. The study reports on a broad range of issues, including: spending trends, use of print vs. electronic access, purchases in “bundles”, purchases through consortia, the role of subscription agents, use and plans for use of open access, attitudes towards the pricing practices of a range of major journal publishers, sources of funding for journal purchases and relations with academic and administrative departments of library parent organizations, and the practical management of the journal acquisition process, among other issues. Just a few of the report's many findings are that: • The libraries in the sample acquired a mean of more than 46% of their journal subscriptions in bundles of more then 50 titles.• The libraries in sample canceled a mean of 53 journal titles in the past year.• Mean spending on print edition only subscriptions was $130,721, less than a sixth of total spending.• About a quarter of the libraries in the sample believe that open access has already slowed the increase in journal prices.• 15.56% of the libraries in the sample have paid a publication fee on behalf of an author from their institution.• For 42.22% of the libraries in the sample, all new subscriptions to journals include electronic access.• More than 64% of the libraries in the sample keep track of their various journal subscriptions through use of a commercial software product. • In general, subscription agents seem to enjoy a relatively high level of customer satisfaction. On the issue of timeliness of service, none of the libraries in the sample said that they were highly dissatisfied with their subscription agent and only 2.22% said that they were dissatisfied.• Non-academic research libraries have done more than their academic counterparts to make sure that contracts renew at the same time. Smaller institutions, those with journal budgets of less than $100,000 per year, were less likely to make such efforts than libraries with higher budgets.


Research Library International Benchmarks

Research Library International Benchmarks PDF
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Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401033
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Category : Education
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Research Library International Benchmarks

by Primary Research Group, Research Library International Benchmarks Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Research Library International Benchmarks books, The 200-page study is based on data from 45 major research libraries from the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Spain, Argentina, and other countries. The report presents a broad range of data on current and planned materials, salary, info technology and capital spending, spending trends for e-books, journals, books and much more. Provides data on trends in personnel deployment, discount margins from vendors, relations with consortiums, information literacy efforts, workstation, laptop and learning space development, use of scanners and digital cameras, use of RFID technology, federated search and many other pressing issues for major research libraries, university and otherwise. Data is broken out separately for government, university and corporate/legal libraries.


The Survey Of Academic Libraries

The Survey of Academic Libraries PDF
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401025
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Category : Education
Languages : en
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The Survey Of Academic Libraries

by Primary Research Group, The Survey Of Academic Libraries Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Survey Of Academic Libraries books, This latest edition of The Survey of Academic Libraries presents data from more than 75 American and Canadian academic libraries. Data are broken out by size and type of library for easier benchmarking. Data coverage includes: trends in staffing and salaries, hiring plans, changes in the deployment of labor in the library, materials spending, including specific data on databases, traditional print books and journals; receipts from grants and endowments, trends in capital spending, spending on library learning centers, trends in spending through online booksellers, plans for digital repository development, and developments in special collections, among other areas. TABLE OF CONTENTS List Of Tables 3 SURVEY PARTICIPANTS 20 Introduction & Demographics 21 Chapter One: Summary Of Main Findings 23 Chapter Two: Staff 36 Chapter Three: Materials Spending 44 Chapter Four: Grants 50 Chapter Five: Capital Spending 64 Chapter Six: Technology Education Center 74 Chapter Seven: Books 78 Chapter Eight: Subject-Specific Investment 86 Chapter Nine: Journals 101 Chapter Ten: Information Literacy 111 Chapter Eleven: Special Collections 117 Chapter Twelve: Building Plans 127 Chapter Thirteen: Notable Library Science Schools 131 OTHER REPORTS FROM PRIMARY RESEARCH GROUP INC.


Survey Of Academic Library Use Of Instructional Technology

Survey of Academic Library Use of Instructional Technology PDF
Author: Primary Research Group
Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc
ISBN: 1574401076
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Survey Of Academic Library Use Of Instructional Technology

by Primary Research Group, Survey Of Academic Library Use Of Instructional Technology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Survey Of Academic Library Use Of Instructional Technology books, Survey of academic libraries, chiefly in the United States and Canada, on their use of classroom response systems (clickers); whiteboards, tablets, and other presentation aids; internet technologies such as instant messaging, blogs, wikis, podcasting, photo sharing, online simulations/tutorials, virtual classroom/reality software, virtual reference software, and course management systems; instructional budgets; instructional computer labs; and instructional furniture.