College & Research Libraries is a scholarly research journal published by the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Current Issue: November 2020

Cover: College & Research Libraries volume 81, number 7, November 2020

Patterns of Differentiation of Students’ Competencies: A Comparative Study

CaitlinEwa Glowacka, Malgorzata Kisilowska, Magdalena Paul

The study focuses on the issue of how much information competencies are universal in the globalized, internet-connected world, and/or to what extent their perception depends on local conditions and individual needs. ...

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Adoption of the Open Access Business Model in Scientific Journal Publishing: A Cross-disciplinary Study

Bo-Christer Björk, Timo Korkeamäki

Scientific journal publishers have rapidly converted during the past 25 years to predominantly electronic dissemination, but the reader-pays business model continues to dominate the market. ...

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Seeking and Finding Research Collaborators: An Exploratory Study of Librarian Motivations, Strategies, and Success Rates

Ngoc-Yen Tran, Emily K. Chan

Library and information science research is increasingly conducted in collaboration; while this phenomenon has been largely acknowledged in the profession, there is a lack of clarity on the factors that motivate librarians to seek research collaborators. ...

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Effectiveness of Vernacular Library Orientation Videos in Comparison with the English Language Equivalent

Jennifer Cong Yan Zhao, Tara Mawhinney

Vernacular language videos with narration in non-English languages have been used in North American academic libraries to engage and empower international and non-native English-speaking students. This study investigated the effectiveness of McGill University Library’s orientation videos ...

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Documenting Digital Projects: Instituting Guidelines for Digital Dissertations and Theses in the Humanities

Roxanne Shirazi, Stephen Zweibel

Dissertations and theses with interactive digital components seldom fit neatly into the institutional format requirements designed for traditional humanities texts. This creates challenges for students, administrators ...

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Leveling Up: Women Academic Librarians’ Career Progression in Management Positions

Lorelei B. Rutledge

This study explored how women academic librarians in management described their career progression compared to those who are not in management positions. Women librarians working full-time in academic libraries were surveyed about their career experiences to explore what barriers they faced ...

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Usage Data

Michael P. Hughes

The digital environment has transformed how data on library material use is collected and reported, providing librarians with more information about usage but less clarity about how to interpret it. This article discusses current approaches ...

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