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January 2009 Volume 9, Number 1

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Google Scholar Search Performance: Comparative Recall and Precision

    William H. Walters

    This paper presents a comparative evaluation of Google Scholar and 11 other bibliographic databases (Academic Search Elite, AgeLine, ArticleFirst, EconLit, GEOBASE, MEDLINE, PAIS International,... More

    pp. 5-24

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  2. Academic Libraries, Facebook and MySpace, and Student Outreach: A Survey of Student Opinion

    Ruth Sara Connell

    This study surveyed 366 Valparaiso University freshmen to discover their feelings about librarians using Facebook and MySpace as outreach tools. The vast majority of respondents had online social... More

    pp. 25-36

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  3. Design Insights and Inspiration from the Tate: What Museum Web Sites Can Offer Us

    Debra A. Riley-Huff

    There are many similarities between museums and academic libraries as public service institutions. This article is an examination of museum Web site practices and concepts that might also be... More

    pp. 79-98

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  4. The Future of Information Literacy in Academic Libraries: A Delphi Study

    Laura Saunders

    Information literacy is a central tenet of academic librarianship. However, technological advancements coupled with drastic changes in users' information needs and expectations are having a great... More

    pp. 99-114

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  5. Virtual Reference, Real Money: Modeling Costs in Virtual Reference Services

    Lori Eakin & Jeffrey Pomerantz

    Libraries nationwide are in yet another phase of belt tightening. Without an understanding of the economic factors that influence library operations, however, controlling costs and performing cost-... More

    pp. 133-164

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