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Article
Publication date: 11 July 2016

Sara E. Morris and Lea H. Currie

The University of Kansas (KU) libraries has faced increased requests for streaming video in the past five years. While we have provided access to many databases of films…

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Purpose

The University of Kansas (KU) libraries has faced increased requests for streaming video in the past five years. While we have provided access to many databases of films, feature films remained a problem. To write a collection development policy, the library undertook three investigations to ensure the outcome reflected the needs of the university.

Design/methodology/approach

Film titles included in Swank 300 and Criterion-on-Demand were checked against the CanIStream. it? website to check for availability through streaming, rental or purchase services. Student library users were surveyed to determine if they had streaming subscriptions and, if so, which ones. KU librarians also examined academic library collection development polices to understand how others have addressed this issue.

Findings

More than half of the feature films provided by the two vendors are available through subscriptions, renting or purchasing methods. A majority of students subscribe to one or more of these services. Many academic libraries are deciding not to provide streaming feature films.

Originality/value

There are no previous studies on students’ subscriptions to streaming services linked to availability of feature films offered from commercial vendors to libraries.

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New Library World, vol. 117 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Making Sense of Ultra-Realism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-170-0

Article
Publication date: 30 March 2010

Lea Currie, Frances Devlin, Judith Emde and Kathryn Graves

The purpose of this paper is to determine undergraduate students' information‐seeking behavior and their thought processes involved in, criteria applied to, and methods…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine undergraduate students' information‐seeking behavior and their thought processes involved in, criteria applied to, and methods of, evaluating the results of their searches, in determining which information to apply to their research.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper observed, recorded and analyzed the processes and sources used by undergraduate students when seeking information on a given topic.

Findings

Students did not use as many of the criteria necessary for evaluating sources for a research paper as the authors had hoped to observe; therefore, the students identified relatively few scholarly sources.

Practical implications

Even though many of the students had had a course‐integrated library instruction session before participating in the study, it did not seem to increase their evaluative skills, leading the authors to think that research skills need to be integrated in the curriculum in more meaningful ways by teaching faculty.

Originality/value

The paper raises awareness of the search strategies and criteria that undergraduate students use to find information for their research papers.

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New Library World, vol. 111 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 16 May 2008

Frances Devlin, Lea Currie and John Stratton

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether librarians at the University of Kansas are providing instruction through chat in order to develop best practices for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether librarians at the University of Kansas are providing instruction through chat in order to develop best practices for training purposes.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors analyzed a sample of chat transcripts using the “ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education” to determine whether librarians were utilizing opportunities for instruction in the chat medium. Using this analysis, they selected the best examples of instructional techniques.

Findings

Students were open to receiving instruction through chat. Librarians who were most successful in providing assistance to students demonstrated persistency and approachability in their interactions.

Practical implications

The authors developed a list of top ten practices for instruction through chat which can be used for training purposes.

Originality/value

Librarians need to continue to develop instructional techniques to create more opportunities for teaching moments in chat. The paper raises awareness of the impact of librarians' demeanor in the online environment.

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New Library World, vol. 109 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 1998

Roger Hopkins Burke

This paper commences with the recognition that so‐called zero tolerance policing strategies have been implemented and sustained ‐ both in the USA and Britain ‐ in response…

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This paper commences with the recognition that so‐called zero tolerance policing strategies have been implemented and sustained ‐ both in the USA and Britain ‐ in response to a very widespread public demand. It is argued that dismissing this support as part of a reactionary political backlash fails to address some very legitimate public concerns. Consequently, this paper considers the socio‐political circumstances that have provided the conditions for this popular support in terms of the notion of postmodern politics, whereby political demands and subsequent strategies are introduced that appeal to a wide range of interest groups, and which cross over the traditional liberal/conservative divide. Examples are cited, from New York City in the USA, to various geographical locations in Britain, in order to support the argument that zero tolerance‐style policing needs to be driven by the concerns of the particular community in order to receive widespread legitimacy.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 21 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 1999

Sue Bowker, Catriona Crosswaite, Mary Hickman, Sam McGuffin and Chris Tudor‐Smith

The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been…

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The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been the provision of food on their premises. This paper looks at some of the ways the ENHPS project schools have moved towards developing a whole school approach to food and nutrition. Key themes identified by the schools include: linking the school curriculum with the school dining room and other food outlets; involving pupils and parents; improving the design and environment of the school dining room; and collaborating with the school’s catering service. Argues that, through such initiatives, schools have the potential to make a significant contribution to dietary change and the health of their pupils.

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British Food Journal, vol. 101 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 1998

Sue Bowker, Catriona Crosswaite, Mary Hickman, Sam McGuffin and Chris Tudor‐Smith

The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been…

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The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been the provision of food on their premises. This paper looks at some of the ways the ENHPS project schools have moved towards developing a whole school approach to food and nutrition. Key themes identified by the schools include: linking the school curriculum with the school dining room and other food outlets; involving pupils and parents; improving the design and environment of the school dining room; and collaborating with the school’s catering service. Argues that, through such initiatives, schools have the potential to make a significant contribution to dietary change and the health of their pupils.

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Health Education, vol. 98 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1955

IN recent issues we have had contributionsion the future of Work Study as seen by Council members of the Institute of Industrial Technicians, the Society of Industrial…

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IN recent issues we have had contributionsion the future of Work Study as seen by Council members of the Institute of Industrial Technicians, the Society of Industrial Engineers and the Work Study Society.

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Work Study, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0043-8022

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Publication date: 7 June 2022

Justin Kotzé and Anthony Lloyd

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Making Sense of Ultra-Realism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-170-0

Book part
Publication date: 26 September 2013

Meghan Pifer and Vicki Baker

In this chapter, we review the ways in which scholars have conceptualized and relied on the notion of identity to understand the academic career. We explore the use of…

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In this chapter, we review the ways in which scholars have conceptualized and relied on the notion of identity to understand the academic career. We explore the use of identity as a theoretical construct in research about the experience of being an academic. We discuss the individual and organizational factors that scholars have focused on when seeking to understand the role of professional and personal identity in academic careers, as well as recent and emerging shifts in the use of identity within this line of scholarship. Research suggests that if we are to understand the future of the academic career, we must understand the identities of its current and prospective members and, more importantly, how those identities shape goals, behaviors, and outcomes. We close with recommendations for future research and theory development.

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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-682-8

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