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Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-sized Academic Libraries

Description: The degree of formalization of collection development(the dependent variable) in selected medium-sized academic libraries and six independent variables believed to be related to the dependent variable were examined. The formalization of collection development was measured by an index of five dimensions. The six independent variables examined were age of the library, number of graduate degrees offered by the parent institution, estimated years of growth potential in terms of available shelf space, attitude of the library director toward cooperation, number of memberships held by the library in cooperative endeavors, and percentage of increase in the materials budget, from 1972 to 1982.
Date: December 1984
Creator: Harvill, Melba S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Use of an Academic Library by University Students

Description: Academic librarians have for a number of decades been interested in understanding more about how and why students use libraries. This study contributes to that area of library administration by focusing on nine factors thought to be associated with student use of academic libraries.
Date: August 1988
Creator: Harrell, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Digital Library Evaluation

Description: This Tech Talk presentation discusses digital libraries and methods used to evaluate these collections and the practices for developing and maintaining them.
Date: March 9, 2011
Creator: Hall, Nathan
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Impact of Embedded Librarianship on Liaison Activities

Description: Poster on the impact of embedded librarianship on liaison activities presented for the Medical Library Association, South Central Chapter Annual Meeting. This poster took third place in the judging for the 2013 Elizabeth K. Eaton Research Awards.
Date: October 28, 2013
Creator: O'Toole, Erin
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Educational Background of Academic Library Deans

Description: This presentation discusses a study of the educational backgrounds of academic library deans. This study uses quantitative methods to study the degrees and majors of all 123 academic library deans at Association of Research Libraries (ARL) institutions.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Hoffman, Starr & Downey, Annie
Item Type: Presentation
Partner: UNT Libraries

Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then...

Description: This paper accompanies a poster presentation on patron driven acquisitions. The ups and downs of initiating and assessing a patron acquisitions program at the University of North Texas (UNT) will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on changing the philosophy of collection development, how to start the program (through a jobber or direct), coordinating print and electronic acquisitions processes, and assessing the first year's purchases.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT Libraries

Textbooks Weighing You Down? Check out our E-Readers [Poster]

Description: This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project.
Date: June 30, 2013
Creator: Brannon, Sian & Sears, Suzanne
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries

UNT Libraries Strategic Plan Priorities FY 2014-2017: Key prospective Goal Areas for the UNT Libraries

Description: This report summarizes key strategic priorities for the UNT Libraries in the FY 2014-2017 period, and will inform planning activities during this time. This document should be read in close conjunction with other associated strategic planning documents of the UNT Libraries, including the following: 2014 Strategic Plan Alignment Map of UNT Libraries and Academic Affairs, UNT Libraries Strategic Plan 2011-2015, and UNT Press Strategic Plan 2014-2019. This document lays out the primary directions that the UNT Libraries will undertake during the coming four years. It builds on previous work and accomplishments during the 2011-2014 period, and serves as a transitional planning guide for moving beyond the 2011-2015 strategic plan. The most important priority for the next three years will be the first one listed: improving library resources. Without adequate resources, it is unlikely that progress will be made on the other priorities.
Date: September 2014
Creator: Halbert, Martin & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries