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This document reports results of an online survey that examined practices and procedures in the management of electronic resources in 65 academic library reference departments. Responses are related to: (1) student population; (2) library use by community people; (3) number of public access workstations, workstations with World Wide Web access, and printers; (4) charging for printing; (5) online subscriptions based on IP (Internet Protocol) address, password, or student identification; (6) password security; (7) proxy servers; (8) offering off-campus students access to library databases without a proxy server; (9) desktop security; (10) use of signup sheets, time limits, identification, filtering software, age limits, and passwords for Internet workstations; (11) use of library workstations by patrons for email, games, chat rooms, or word processing; (12) limitations on Internet use by community people; (13) access to the Internet by community people from other locations on campus; (14) problems with patrons viewing pornography; (15) positions in library responsible for responding to email reference questions; (16) positions responsible for assisting with library technical problems; (17) positions responsible for purchase decisions of online database subscriptions; (18) positions responsible for implementation of online databases; (19) positions responsible for web design and implementation; and (20) library autonomy concerning computing infrastructure. (MES)

Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Security, Databases, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Information Technology, Internet, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Library Services, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Reference Services, Use Studies, Users (Information)

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Author: Shaw, Beth Hansen

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9201&id=ED434658



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