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SPEC Kit 296: Public Services in Special Collections (November 2006)

SPEC Kit 296 explores public service staffing, reference and public services offered, methods of patron access, types of intellectual access tools used, patron registration, the reference interview process, and public service evaluation and promotion methodsin Special Collections. In addition, respondents were asked to comment on significant changes in reference and public services in the last few years, particularly those related to outreach, instruction, and learning. It includes documentation from respondents in the form of service policies, patron registration forms, job descriptions, and service prices.

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SPEC Kit 292: Institutional Repositories (July 2006)

SPEC Kit 292 collects baseline data about ARL member institutions’ institutional repository activities. For the purposes of this survey, an IR was simply defined as a permanent, institution-wide repository of diverse locally produced digital works (e.g., article preprints and postprints, data sets, electronic theses and dissertations, learning objects, and technical reports) that is available for public use and supports metadata harvesting. If an institution shares an IR with other institutions, it was within the scope of this survey. Not included in this definition were scholars’ personal Web sites; academic department, school, or other unit digital archives that are primarily intended to store digital materials created by members of that unit; or disciplinary archives that include digital materials about one or multiple subjects that have been created by authors from many different institutions (e.g., arXiv.org). This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents in the form of IR home pages, IR usage statistics, deposit policies, metadata policies, preservation policies, and IR proposals.

This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf  for complete pricing and purchase options information.

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SPEC Kit 291: Spatial Data Collections and Services (December 2005)

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A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 288: Scanning Services for Library Users (September 2005)

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SPEC Kit 286: Collaboration for Distance Learning Information Literacy Instruction (July 2005)

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A print copy is available for $45.00 ($35.00 ARL members) plus shipping and handling.

 
 

SPEC Kit 285: Library Services in Non-Library Spaces (November 2004)

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SPEC Kit 281: The Information Commons (July 2004)

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SPEC Kit 275: Laptop Computer Services (August 2003)

A PDF of SPEC Kit 275 is available here pdf spec-kit-275-laptop-computer-services.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 274: Data Mining and Data Warehousing (July 2003)

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SPEC Kit 273: Chat Reference (December 2002)

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SPEC Kit 265: Instructional Support Services (October 2001)

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SPEC Kit 264: Extended Library Hours (September 2001)

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SPEC Kit 263: Numeric Data Products and Services (August 2001)

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SPEC Kit 259: Fee-based Services (August 2000)

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SPEC Kit 255: Branch Libraries and Discrete Collections (December 1999)

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SPEC Kit 253: Networked Information Resources (December 1999)

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SPEC Kit 254: Managing Printing Services (December 1999)

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SPEC Kit 251: Electronic Reference Service (October 1999)

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SPEC Kit 247: Management of Library Security (July 1999)

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SPEC Kit 246: Web Page Development and Management (June 1999)

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SPEC Kit 245: Electronic Reserves Operations in ARL Libraries (May 1999)

A PDF of SPEC Flyer 245 is available here pdf spec-kit-245-electronic-reserves-operations.pdf

 
 

SPEC Kit 243: Service to Users with Disabilities (April 1999)

A scanned version of SPEC Kit 243 (Transforming Libraries 8) is available full view through HathiTrust. pdf View document here »

 
 

SPEC Kit 238: The ARL Geographic Information Systems Literacy Project (March 1999)

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SPEC Kit 234: Distance Learning (September 1998)

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SPEC Kit 233: The Role of ARL Libraries in Extension/Outreach (August 1998)

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SPEC Kit 231: Customer Service Programs in ARL Libraries (May 1998)

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SPEC Kit 220: Internet Training in ARL Libraries (March 1997)

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SPEC Kit 218: Information Technology Policies (October 1996)

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SPEC Kit 217: Electronic Reserves (October 1996)

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SPEC Kit 216: Role of Libraries in Distance Education (July 1996)

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