Donald King

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Surveys of faculty, students, and scientists in non-university settings over time show that journals and journal articles continue to be a valued resource. Scientists today read from a variety of sources, including print journals, electronic journals, eprint servers, and full text databases, although the amounts for each vary with subject discipline and(More)
Executive Summary Scholars consider many factors when judging the potential quality of articles and deciding which articles to read. These factors may also influence their perception of the overall quality of the article. The goal of this project is to examine and measure the relative values of selected research publication characteristics to scientists and(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections occur in approximately 10% of patients in intensive care units (ICUs). Several studies have shown that a quality improvement initiative can reduce nosocomial infections, mortality, and cost. CONTEXT Our hospital is located in Northern Mississippi and has a 28 bed Medical-Surgical ICU unit with 95% occupancy. We joined the(More)
Academic libraries must find ways to measure and demonstrate the value of their collections and services to all of their stakeholders. Academic library collections (both print and electronic) and library services provide value in many ways, including value to research, teaching, and student development. Return on investment (ROI) is one way to quantify the(More)
Academic libraries must find ways to measure and demonstrate the value of their collections and services to all of their stakeholders. Academic library collections (both print and electronic) and library services provide value in many ways, including value to research, teaching, and student development. Return on investment (ROI) is one way to quantify the(More)
  • Judy Luther, Kira Cooper, Scott Plutchak, Librarian, Donald W King
  • 2008
In the spring of 2006, colleagues at Elsevier and I started noticing a theme arising in our individual conversations with customers. Librarians told us that their administrations were asking for research performance measurement, cost justification, and return on investment. Carol Tenopir had recently completed research that demonstrated the positive impact(More)
*Theme: " Ensuring quality in national libraries: performance measures and quality evaluation supporting cultural heritage and research. " ABSTRACT Surveys of academic staff (faculty members) in the United States, Finland, and Australia from 2004-2007 reveal reading patterns of e-articles by academics and can be used to measure the purpose and value of(More)