publication . Other literature type . 2012

Aligning Collections and Services with User Needs and Practices

Linke, Erika;
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  • Published: 07 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In preparing for a five-year president’s advisory review of the library, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries examined how users drew on the library collection and how they wanted to use information. We surveyed faculty and students to learn how they found and employed library resources for research, study and teaching. Circulation, interlibrary loan, and documented use of electronic resources provided one snapshot on the different ways that the campus community used information. From a 2001 study [Bergman] we extrapolated how much information for scholarly and research purposes was obtained from the free web. For the advisory board review in late 2010, we a...
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free text keywords: circulation, reference services, information consumption
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