Document Type

Article

Original Publication Date

2012

Journal/Book/Conference Title

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIBRARIES

Volume

31

Issue

1

First Page

21

Last Page

31

Comments

Also available open access at http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/1830/pdf_1

Date of Submission

May 2014

Abstract

This paper describes the ways in which libraries are currently implementing and managing web-based research guides (a.k.a. Pathfinders, LibGuides, Subject Guides, etc.) by examining two sets of data from the spring of 2011. One set of data was compiled by visiting the websites of ninety-nine American university ARL libraries and recording the characteristics of each site’s research guides. The other set of data is based on an online survey of librarians about the ways in which their libraries implement and maintain research guides. In conclusion, a discussion follows that includes implications for the library technology community.

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