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Book part
Publication date: 10 July 2020

Reinhard Schumacher and Scott Scheall

During the last years of his life, the mathematician Karl Menger worked on a biography of his father, the economist and founder of the Austrian School of Economics, Carl

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During the last years of his life, the mathematician Karl Menger worked on a biography of his father, the economist and founder of the Austrian School of Economics, Carl Menger. The younger Menger never finished the work. While working in the Menger collections at Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, we discovered draft chapters of the biography, a valuable source of information given that relatively little is known about Carl Menger’s life nearly a hundred years after his death. The unfinished biography covers Carl Menger’s family background and his life through early 1889. In this chapter, the authors discuss the biography and the most valuable new insights it provides into Carl Menger’s life, including Carl Menger’s family, his childhood, his student years, his time working as a journalist and newspaper editor, his early scientific career, and his relationship with Crown Prince Rudolf.

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Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology: Including a Symposium on Economists and Authoritarian Regimes in the 20th Century
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-703-9

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Article
Publication date: 9 August 2013

Jane Lamothe

This article aims to overview research undertaken through the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) to identify themes and issues of interest to library…

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Purpose

This article aims to overview research undertaken through the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) to identify themes and issues of interest to library leaders in Canadian research libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper discusses the context of the research, including moves by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) to develop closer collaborative projects with Canadian Masters of Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) programs and to develop a National Research Agenda (NRA), inclusive of National Research Priorities (NRP). It overviews the specific research undertaken to develop the NRP, including the methodology and research outcomes.

Findings

The research resulted in the NRP, which identified key themes/issues of interest to directors in CARL member institutions. As such, it provides a snapshot of current issues and trends in research library management and leadership within Canada. CARL is now promoting its NRP and encouraging researchers (individuals and teams) to undertake applied research on the identified themes/issues, as part of its strategy to encourage research collaborations; increase research intensiveness within academic librarianship; and, use of evidence‐based decision making and applied research to solve management challenges.

Originality/value

The article identifies the context for the research, the research approach (including methodology) and research outcomes which point to issues of concern for library leaders in Canadian research libraries. It is a snapshot of current issues of concern to library managers.

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Case study
Publication date: 2 April 2015

Gina Vega and Earl Simendinger

Carl Woods, a management consultant, experiences a series of frustrating events when trying to replace the mesh sling to a patio chair. Eventually, he realizes that he…

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Synopsis

Carl Woods, a management consultant, experiences a series of frustrating events when trying to replace the mesh sling to a patio chair. Eventually, he realizes that he could organize a coopetitive relationship among the various outdoor furniture companies, each of which provided only a portion of the service he needed. The case tracks Carl's recognition of the opportunity presented by a hole in the market and the consultant's role in the development of coopetition in the Florida outdoor furniture industry. Students are asked to assist Carl in performing the consulting role by developing solutions to the problems that have arisen within the coopetitive group.

Research methodology

This case has been field researched.

Relevant courses and levels

The case is suitable for undergraduate students in basic entrepreneurship, small business management, or organizational behavior.

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The CASE Journal, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 1544-9106

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2006

Mark Jordan

To explain the background, functionality, and content of the CARL metadata harvester and search service, http://carl‐abrc‐oai.lib.sfu.ca/, and to outline plans for

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Purpose

To explain the background, functionality, and content of the CARL metadata harvester and search service, http://carl‐abrc‐oai.lib.sfu.ca/, and to outline plans for improving the service. Design/methodology/approach – This case study employs simple statistical analyses to a set of harvested metadata.

Findings

This paper documents the use of unqualified Dublin Core (uDC) elements in the metadata harvested from the repositories participating in the CARL harvester, and identifies patterns in the use of that metadata. It also compares these findings with a similar study, and identifies areas for further research.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is limited to discussion of the characteristics of a relatively small set of metadata collected using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. However, analyses reveal some patterns in the use of this metadata that are valuable in the development of best practices for repository implementers.

Practical implications

This paper documents the use of uDC elements by a specific community. Its findings will form a basis for developing mechanisms for improving the effectiveness of the metadata generated by that community and therefore the services built around that metadata.

Originality/value

While there are several other studies that take an approach similar to that taken in this paper, no one has yet studied this specific data set. More generally, this paper contributes a valuable case study to research on the implementation of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1986

Kenneth E. Dowlin

Maggie III is an integrated system that supports a public access catalog, cataloging interface, bibliographic maintenance, circulation, electronic mail, and community…

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Maggie III is an integrated system that supports a public access catalog, cataloging interface, bibliographic maintenance, circulation, electronic mail, and community information databases. Acquisitions and serials modules are under development. The system, available from the Eyring Research Institute, is based on software created for the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL). Sidebars describe 1) the structure of the community information databases, 2) the planned use of the CARL software by other libraries in Colorado, and 3) the mounting and use of the non‐bibliographic database, “A Matter of Fact”, on the CARL system.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Book part
Publication date: 24 November 2015

Marianne Sorensen and Kathleen DeLong

This chapter provides a current and changing demographic profile of academic librarians working in a research library that is a member of the Canadian Association of…

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This chapter provides a current and changing demographic profile of academic librarians working in a research library that is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL). Also examined is the changing mix of librarian and other professional staff. The profile is derived from the wealth of data generated from the 8Rs Studies, conducted in 2003–2004 and 2013–2014, respectively. The results show that the retirement and recruitment of librarians, alongside the restructuring of some roles and the attrition of others, have resulted in a noteworthy turnover of CARL library staff and a slightly larger, younger, more diverse, and more highly educated librarian workforce.

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Library Staffing for the Future
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-499-7

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1990

Marie Kroeger

UnCover, a multidisciplinary article access database, was released in December 1988 to members of CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries). Since its release, access…

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UnCover, a multidisciplinary article access database, was released in December 1988 to members of CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries). Since its release, access to UnCover has been acquired by additional libraries through a gateway connection. UnCover is made possible by the cooperation of eight of the CARL libraries, which presently send their journals to CARL Systems Inc., where they are checked in and their table of contents entered into the UnCover database (See Table 1). The journals are returned to their libraries within 24 hours. The diversity of the universities' academic programs and the many interests of the public library clients have resulted in the creation of this large database containing journal citations on virtually every subject (See Table 2). As of June 1990, UnCover contains nearly 10,000 journal titles and over 900,000 article titles.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2006

Kathleen Shearer

To report the results of the 2005 CARL survey of institutional repositories (IRs) and discuss some of the challenges of implementing IRs in Canada.

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Purpose

To report the results of the 2005 CARL survey of institutional repositories (IRs) and discuss some of the challenges of implementing IRs in Canada.

Design/methodology/approach

This takes the form of a survey questionnaire.

Findings

There are a number of important issues confronting implementers of institutional repositories. Most of these issues are not insurmountable,but, to be properly addressed will require collaboration amongst implementers and resources.

Research limitations/implications

The findings issues identified through the survey contribute to the workplan of the CARL Institutional Repositories Project.

Originality/value

The paper presents an up to date account of the state of institutional repositories in Canada.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Article
Publication date: 16 February 2015

C J de Jong and Linda J Frederiksen

This study aims to map the current resource-sharing environment in Canada through the lens of its research libraries in general and the University of Alberta in…

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Purpose

This study aims to map the current resource-sharing environment in Canada through the lens of its research libraries in general and the University of Alberta in particular. The findings present an interesting view of changing resource sharing patterns and trends.

Design/methodology/approach

Interlibrary loan (ILL) transaction data were compiled from annual data reported to the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and a case study of the University of Alberta is presented.

Findings

The current trend shows declines in both borrowing and lending transactions.

Research limitations/implications

Validity of the CARL ILL transactional data is subject to consistency in institutional reporting and accuracy of the data. The trends portrayed in the data are deemed realistic of the Canadian experience.

Originality/value

This is an original study of CARL ILL transactional data, providing an aggregated view of 13 years of annual data, and an analysis of this data. It updates previous research and benchmarks current ILL patterns at CARL institutions.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 43 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1994

Michael Reagan, Marcia Henry and Linda Keenan

The following CARL system search sheet updates the 1991 search sheet published in the first edition of Search Sheets for OPACs on the Internet. CARL has grown since 1991…

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The following CARL system search sheet updates the 1991 search sheet published in the first edition of Search Sheets for OPACs on the Internet. CARL has grown since 1991, with libraries and library systems added throughout the country. All use basically the same CARL interface, and there are also bibliographic databases other than catalogs mounted on CARL systems and using the same interface. Most of these are available to subscribers only.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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