Month: April 2022

What Not to Buy: How to Identify Books Likely to be Unused Before Purchase

“What not to buy” is an academic study that resulted from a short sabbatical. Since many books in academic libraries are never used, I wanted to see if those books shared characteristics that buyers could keep an eye out for and only purchase carefully, saving …

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All Textbooks in the Library! An Experiment with Library Reserves

This is an analysis of an experiment I led at Portland Community College library to see if having all required textbooks available on reserves was a workable project. The short version is that, with some adjustments, yes. This was my most successful scholarly article, receiving …

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