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Best Practices of Academic Library Information Technology Directors
This study is based on interviews with IT directors and assistant directors of leading college and university libraries and consortiums, including The Research Libraries Group, Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas, Lewis & Clark College, Salt Lake Community College, the University of Washington, the California Institute of Technology, Hutchinson Community College and Australia's Monash University,
Among the many topics covered are: investment in and maintenance of workstations, implementation of wireless access, policies towards laptops in the library, digitizing special collections, establishing digital depositories, preserving scholarly access to potentially temporal digital media, use of Ebooks, services for distance learning students, use of url resolvers, web site development and management, use of virtual reference, investment in library software, IT staff size and staff skill composition, range of IT staff responsibilities, use of outsourcing, relations between Library and general University IT staff, uses of PHP programming, catalog integration with the web, catalog enhancement software and services, web site search engine policies, use of automated electronic collection management software, technology education and training, development of technology centers and information literacy, library printing technology and cost reimbursement, and other issues of concern to Library Information Technology Staff Directors.
Price: $75 (print); $95 for PDF (includes right to print one)

Law Library Benchmarks, 2005 Edition
Presents data from a survey of 65 major law libraries, including those of university law schools, courthouses, and private law firms. Data is broken out by size and type of library, and some data is also presented on a per-partner basis for law firm libraries. Law Library Benchmarks explores the impact of digitization on the physical size of law libraries, and on management support for libaries. The report presents detailed data on library spending on databases, books, CD-ROM and other information vehicles. Also presents trend data on budgets, materials spending, salaries, and much more.
Price: $115.00 (print); $137.50 for PDF (includes right to print one)

Corporate Library Benchmarks, 2004-2005 Edition
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Includes data from more than 50 leading corporations and other organizations with business libraries. Data is broken out by company size and industry type - compare your library to your peers. Hundreds of charts and tables explore the purchasing decisions, priorities and attitudes of today's corporate librarians.
Publication date: September 2004/Price: $149.50/ISBN#: 1-57440-069-X
Price for PDF version with rights to print out 1 copy is $174.40.

Licensing and Copyright Management: Best Practices of Academic, Research and Special Libraries
Profiles 11 major university, corporate and government libraries in the U.S. and Canada and reports on their consortia arrangements, digitizing and licensing deals. Covers budgeting issues, negotiations with publishers, archival access, employee access to information, cost recovery, and more. Among the libraries profiled are: IBM, Ernst & Young, University of Idaho, Tulane, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, and University of South Carolina at Columbia.
Publication Date: June 2004
Price: $80 (print); $100 (pdf- includes right to print one copy)

The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2004 edition
This new report is based on a detailed survey of academic libraries, focusing on their acquisition and budget and expenditure policies. Includes data on current and planned purchases of information in print formats and electronic electronic formats and explores planned trade-offs between the two. Also gives precise data on spending on books, Ebooks, databases, CD-ROM, journals and other information vehicles. Breaks down electronic information spending into three categories: from aggregators, from publishers directly by subscription, from publishers, non subscription. Also presents detailed data on use of documents delivery services, articles "pulled down" from publisher web sites, use of subscription agents, trends in information literacy training, use of virtual reference services, extent of library web site evaluations, and trends in librarian hiring and salaries. Examines the perceived attitudes of college administrations towards the library and charts plans for library expansion/contraction.
Publication Date: February 25, 2004
Price: $80

Private College Information Technology Benchmarks Presents more than 650 tables and charts exploring the use of information technology by small and medium sized private college in the United States. The report covers both academic and administrative computing, and breaks out data by enrollment size and level of tuition charged. Sixteen private American colleges contributed data to the report.
Publication Date: January 20, 2004
Price: $295

Creating the Digital Medical Library
Creating the Digital Medical Library profiles the electronic collection development and electronic development policies of a sample of leading medical libraries including those of the Mayo Clinic, Cornell University, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Medical College of Georgia, and many others. The report covers policies concerning electronic journals, archiving, e-books, electronic directories, database user training, use of alert services, virtual reference services, negotiating tactics with vendors, sharing electronic resources with other libraries or a main campus library, electronic document delivery, librarian time management, web site redevlopment and design, the impact of evidence-based medicine on library practices, employment of librarians on medical clinical teams, attitudes towards university-inspired or controlled cooperative scholarly publishing ventures, efforts to develop endowments/funds for digital resources, cost control efforts, and other issues of concern to medical librarians. Also includes critical and recent benchmarking information on spending plans focusing primarily though not exclusively on digital resources.
Publication Date: May 27, 2003
Price: $99.50

Creating the Corporate Digital Library
Profiles leading corporate libraries including: Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, Owens Corning, Battelle, and others. Explores corporate library use of search engines, the web, cataloging systems, online services, CD-ROM, document delivery services, electronic and print journals, books and other information vehicles.
Price: $135 (print); $162.50 for PDF (includes right to print one)

Creating the Digital Law Library
Profiles major law libraries including: Duke University Law Library, Seyfarth Shaw, Cassells Brock and Blackwell, Querrey and Harrow, Thompson Hine, University of Indiana Law Library, and others. Looks closely at how these law libraries are grappling with the issue of the digitization of legal information services. The report covers policies concerning electronic journals, archiving, e-books, electronic directories, database user training, use of alert services, virtual reference services, negotiating tactics with vendors, electronic documents delivery, librarian time management, web site redevelopment, and design and other issues.
Publication Date: June 6, 2003
Price: $95

Creating the Virtual Reference Service
Creating the Virtual Reference Service profiles the efforts of public, academic and special libraries to develop email, chat and other types of virtual reference services. Among the organizations profiled are MIT, the University of Florida, the Cleveland Pubilc Library, the Denver Pubilc Library, Tutor.Com, Baruch College, Questionpoint, The Library of Congress, the University of Pennsylvania, Palomar College, Douglas County Public Library, PA Librarian Live, and many other organizations. Reports on technology choices, software, traffic statistics, librarian training, financing, integration with other library services and many other facets of virtual reference development.
Price: $85.00

Creating the Digital Library
Creating the Digital Library profiles the digital library creation efforts of the libraries/information centers of the following organizations: Yale, Cornell, Columbia University, the University of California, the National Science Foundation, Microsoft,The University of Toronto Health Network, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Houston Library of Medicine, and many others.
Price: $75.00

Training College Students in Information Literacy
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Shows how academic libraries are coping with the surge of web/database education requests. Covers the development of online tutorials, distribution of teaching loads and levels of specialization among library staff and more. Explores how libraries are reaching out and teaching distance learners, and how they are negotiating help from other college departments.
Price: $69.50

Copyright Information Purchasing and Usage: Best Practices of American Corporations
Based on interviews with more than a dozen major corporations and government agenices, including detailed profiles of Ford Motor Co., U.S. Dept. of State, Compaq, Microsoft, Lucent Technologies, AAB and others. Discusses the best mix of print and digital purchases, negotiation of digital licensing contracts, and other procurement issues.
Price: $295