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Content Analysis of Engineering LibGuides

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

Measuring Impact: Libraries, Librarians, Instruction, and Institutions

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Engineering Libraries

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24.318.1 - 24.318.23



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Nestor L. Osorio Northern Illinois University

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Nestor L. Osorio, Professor and Head of the Reference & Research Dept. at Northern Illinois University Libraries. He is a subject specialist librarian for engineering and the sciences.

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Content Analysis of Engineering LibGuides.Nestor L. OsorioUniversity LibrariesNorthern Illinois UniversityLibGuides have become one of the most widely used software for the display and access to information inacademic libraries. The many modern features of this content management system provide engineeringlibrarians with several options, and the easy-to-use architecture allows for utilizing these options withrelatively minor training.The purpose of this paper is to analyze the major characteristics, features and content of a selectednumber of subject-related engineering LibGuides. The study will concentrate on two major areas ofengineering: electrical and mechanical engineering. This study will be based on the criteria for theevaluations of LibGuides as presented in a recent book chapter by Sharon Whitfield and Claire Clemens*.The results of the study will be summarized using tables, graphs and other visualization techniques; adiscussion of the results will follow.*Using LiGuides to Enhance Library Services, edited by A. D. Dobbs, R. L. Sittler and D. Cook.Chicago: ALA, 2013.

Osorio, N. L. (2014, June), Content Analysis of Engineering LibGuides Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20209

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