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Association of Research Libraries

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Preservation microfilming : a guide for librarians and archivists by Association of Research Libraries( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
Planning academic and research library buildings by Philip D Leighton( Book )
4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
The completely updated and expanded edition of this classic text reviews all aspects of planning and construction of academic and research library buildings. Planning a new building that fulfills the needs and expectations of users and staff is a true challenge. New technology has put an increasing burden on library planners to develop a flexible building to accommodate the future library. However, even in the present academic and research library, buildings need to serve dual purposeshouse the collection, support technology, and provide study and research space for users. While these uses are not mutually exclusive, they do require careful planning. The planning process is complicated by the need to budget and control expenses while ensuring that space is available for every library need now and in the foreseeable future. The job of planning and designing a library building often falls on the shoulders of those who have little experience in such a huge undertaking. They are also usually charged with multiple tasks, including budgeting, fundraising, hiring architects and consultants, and then implementing and coordinating the entire process. Because it is so comprehensive, Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings can be used by librarians, planners, architects, designers, consultants, and academic administrators as a complete planning tool. It addresses every planning aspect from the moment the idea of a new building is first conceived until the grand opening. Arranged in the same chronological order as the building planning process, the book explains each step thoroughly and clearly. The book details: * the planning process; * alternatives to a new building; * the building program; * budgeting and expense control; * building additions and renovation; * planning and citing; * design development; * contract documents; and * bidding, legal, and business concerns and construction. The authors explain which questions need to be answered first in the planning process. In addition, the key factors that must be considered when planning a new building are thoroughly explained, such as: * aesthetic and functional concerns; * security; * interior design; * environmental control; * adaptability and support of technology; * housing the collection; and * accommodations for reading. Specific and select library building examples are used to illustrate points and clarify solutions to problems. Appendixes include program examples, formulas and tables, the ALA Building Blocks guideline, and environmental conditions for book preservation. A comprehensive bibliography provides both in print and online resources on building planning. A glossary is included to clarify terms to the variety of users of this book. - Publisher
ARL statistics by Association of Research Libraries( serial )
in 3 languages and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Research library issues ( file )
in English and held by 570 libraries worldwide
ARL annual salary survey by Association of Research Libraries( serial )
in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Bibliographic control of microforms by Felix Reichmann( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
There are two major parts to this book. The first is a study of bibliographic control of microforms, and the second is an extensive annotated bibliography of microforms. The study included a survey of 190 libraries and showed that local bibliographic control of microforms is often so inadequate that usefulness of the microform collection is diminished. Though some national and international tools exist, none has seemed satisfactory. A proposal is made for a national machine readable index which is divisible into a variety of indexes as needed by libraries. The appendixes include a detailed description of such a system, as well as a list of microform statistics and publishers. Also a part of the appendixes, the annotated bibliography of microforms includes catalogs and lists, collections and series, manuscript and archival collections, and reference books. There is an index to the complete bibliography, and a list of publications about microforms. (Ls)
A Study of the characteristics, costs, and magnitude of interlibrary loans in academic libraries by Vernon E Palmour( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
A national probability sample was made to survey the costs, the characteristics of materials loaned and borrowed, and the present and future magnitude of interlibrary loans for academic libraries. From a sample of 80 libraries it was found that the cost of a filled loan request varied between two and seven dollars and that lending cost per transaction appeared to be related to the geographical location of the library. The nature of interlibrary loans was revealed and current trends indicate increasing interlibrary borrowing and requests for loans. (Wh)
ARL academic law library statistics by Association of Research Libraries( file )
in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 429 libraries worldwide
American doctoral dissertations ( serial )
in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
ARL academic health sciences library statistics by Association of Research Libraries( file )
in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 405 libraries worldwide
ARL/RLG interlibrary loan cost study : a joint effort by the Association of Research Libraries and the Research Libraries Group by Marilyn M Roche( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Doctoral dissertations accepted by American universities ( serial )
in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Organization and staffing of the libraries of Columbia University; a case study by Allen & Hamilton Booz( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
This case study of the libraries at Columbia University analyzes the libraries against the backdrop of contemporary trends in higher education. New management styles and approaches to the utilization of professional personnel are recommended. The report presents detailed suggestions for implementing the change recommendations. (Kb)
Library lighting by Keyes DeWitt Metcalf( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Chapter I provides a background and explains pertinent library lighting problems such as quality, function, aesthetics, intensity, and costs. Emphasis is on the quality and function of lighting for library users. Chapter ii deals with the comments and answers to questions by persons who have a special interest and competence in the field of library lighting or who are involved directly or indirectly in at least one of its five major aspects. The individuals consulted are listed in Appendix A. Chapter iii presents the conclusions reached by the author on different aspects of library lighting, and Chapter iv contains recommendations. A major objective of the study has been to make available to those involved in planning library buildings a summary of the different points of view of the consultants who included the following: (a) Persons having first-hand experience with the planning and installation of library lighting: architects, consulting and construction engineers and contractors, illuminating engineers, and interior designers; (b) Persons with particular competence in fields indirectly involved in library lighting: opthalmologists and other physicians, one conservation expert, psychologists and reading experts, and financial and plant maintenance officers of academic institutions; and (c) Users of libraries: research scholars and librarians. (Author/NH)
University library statistics by Robert B Downs( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
"Assembled for the ARL-ACRL Joint Committee on University Library Standards."
Problems in university library management by Allen & Hamilton Booz( Book )
10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The primary purpose of this study is to identify the management problems of research libraries. The study suggests some approaches to solve these problems and sets priorities for action. The discussion is focused on the future and attention is directed to topics which promise to be significant in the context of the operating environment anticipated for research libraries and the universities of which they are a part. Areas in which impediments to effective university library management exist are: (1) planning, (2) objectives and requirements, (3) operations, (4) organization, (5) staffing, (6) facilities, (7) financing and (8) interinstitutional arrangements. Each of these areas is discussed in Chapter iii, "Recommended Approaches to Improved Management of University Libraries." Chapter I discusses the implications of higher education trends for university libraries; Chapter ii describes current and anticipated problems in the management of university libraries; and Chapter iv presents a plan of action. The chapter materials are summarized in the exhibits. (Nh)
Library assessment by Stephanie Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
This SPEC survey was distributed to the 123 ARL member libraries in May 2007. Of those 123 libraries, 73 (60%) completed the survey. The survey results indicate that while a modest number of libraries engaged in assessment activities beyond annual ARL statistics gathering in the 1980s and earlier, the biggest jump in assessment activity occurred between 1990 and 2004. The overwhelming majority of responses indicate the impetus for assessment was service driven and user centered and came from within the library itself rather than from an outside source
Liaison services by Association of Research Libraries( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Evaluating e-resources by Richard Bleiler( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Library development by Karlene Noel Jennings( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
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A.R.L. (Association of Research Libraries)
A.R.L. [i.e. Association of Research Libraries]
ARL Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing
Association of Research Libraries
Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing Association of Research Libraries
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