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Growing Your Own Leaders: Succession Planning in Libraries
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We use succession planning techniques to identify staff with the interest and potential for upper-level positions, to determine the gaps in knowledge, and to set up training and mentoring programs so that they are ready to assume leadership positions. Expand
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Liberal Arts Books on Demand: A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development, Part 1
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The Purdue University Libraries was an early implementer of purchasing rather than borrowing books requested through interlibrary loan. Expand
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A Study of Circulation Statistics of Books on Demand: A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development, Part 3
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The Purdue University Libraries implemented a patron-driven book selection service, called Books on Demand, in January 2000, buying—instead of borrowing—recently published English-language scholarly books submitted as ILL requests by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates. Expand
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Patron-Driven Acquisitions: An Introduction and Literature Review
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Libraries exist for their users, so librarians take user needs into consideration when building collections. Expand
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Who Let the Librarians Out
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Factors discriminating men with coronary heart disease from healthy controls.
Previous studies, and in particular those carried out in the U.S.A., have shown higher average serum or plasma cholesterol values in men with overt coronary heart disease than in control groupsExpand
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Mortality in areas containing natural fluoride in their water supplies, taking account of socioenvironmental factors and water hardness.
Abstract Data from M. A. Heasman and A. E. Martin's study of mortality and natural fluoride content of drinking-water have been reanalysed to take into account water hardness and fourExpand
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A Reprise, Or Round Three: Using a Database Management Program as a Decision-Support System for the Cancellation of Serials
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We developed a database management program to identify titles based on two criteria: low use and the availability of the title in full text in one of three aggregator databases. Expand
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Buy, Don't Borrow
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Patron-driven Books on Demand program is a valuable complementary collection development tool and fills in gaps in interdisciplinary areas. Expand
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Core Journals in Library and Information Science: Developing a Methodology for Ranking LIS Journals
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This article outlines a methodology used at the Libraries of Purdue University, which could be adapted by other university libraries, to create a tiered list of journals tailored to the institution. Expand
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