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Turning Educational Standards/Recommendations into Information Fluency Courses: A Case Study
In October, 2005, the American Physical Society/American Association of Physics Teachers Joint Task Force on Graduate Education released a report in October 2005 recommending that physics departments "require communications ...
Evaluating Journals/Databases: Saving Money: Old and New Tools
The presentation reviews what metrics and considerations go into journal and database evaluation, especially cancellation decisions, in light of tight or declining library budget. Cost per use is becoming the dominant ...
Business of Chemistry: An Overview
This presentation reviews free and subscription web-based and print resources providing information on the chemical industry. The intended audience was chemical librarians who often are more experienced in technical ...
Finding Physical Properties
A practical guide and introduction to searching for properties of compounds and materials. The presentation focuses on the process, but also covers some of the major resources, but free and subscription.
Impact of flat-rate contracts on information services and behavior
The impact of the availability of flat-rate online literature databases on the services of a corporate chemical research library and its patrons was studied. This includes flat-rate services marketed directly to end users ...
Evaluating Collections & Saving Money: Old and New Tools
This present discusses evaluation of journal and database subscriptions by means of a faculty survey, subject fund reallocations, shift of material off-site, and evaluating databases in an environment when so many use just Google.
Google & Company: Are we learning the lessons fast enough?
This presentation is a wide-ranging discussion of the impact of Google on librarians' role and function as information intermediaries. The impact of free services and open access on traditional library services is discussed.
Open Access: Changing the Equation for Scholars and Librarians
The presentation discusses the benefits of open access publishing. The current scholarly publishing system is broken, a victim of run away costs of journal subscriptions.
Have Scholarly e-Books Come of Age
Electronic books are still in the process of being fully adopted by university libraries. The costs and benefits of subscription versus pruchase models is discussed.
Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Going E-Only
A careful examination of the license, pricing, and subscriptions is required to establish the risks and benefits in converting print journals into electronic only journal access.