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July 2007 Volume 7, Number 3

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Number of articles: 3

  1. Comfort and Convenience? Why Students Choose Alternatives to the Library

    Ruth Vondracek

    Oregon State University (OSU) researchers surveyed 3,227 undergraduate students to identify how many students use or do not use the physical and virtual OSU libraries. Most importantly, we wanted... More

    pp. 277-293

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  2. Investing Wisely: Citation Rankings as a Measure of Quality in Library and Information Science Journals

    Barbara J. Via & Deborah J. Schmidle

    The library and information science field is currently confronted with difficult decisions about how best to allocate acquisition expenditures among increasingly expensive journals. This article... More

    pp. 333-373

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  3. Kiyo Journals and Scholarly Communication in Japan

    Hitoshi Kamada

    Kiyo are journals published by Japanese academic institutions. As a scholarly communication medium, they have inherent problems such as limited accessibility and lack of quality control. Despite... More

    pp. 375-383

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