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Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013
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Changing Role of Librarian - 2013 Survey on Librarian in China, CALIS Annual Meeting 2013

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A presentation by Boe Horton, Vice President, Asia Pacific at ProQuest, on the changing role of librarians in China. Presented at the 2013 CALIS Annual Meeting.

A presentation by Boe Horton, Vice President, Asia Pacific at ProQuest, on the changing role of librarians in China. Presented at the 2013 CALIS Annual Meeting.

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  • Together, our suite of best-in-class resources serve users across the most critical points in the research process, helping them discover, access, share, and manage information.So, you can put researchers on the clear and simple path to knowledge and results, every step of the way.Thousands of leading research institutions globally chose ProQuest as a partner they trust to help them achieve their current library objectives and to grow with them in supporting long-term and future needs.Why do they choose to partner with us? It’s the ProQuest difference.
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  • And unlike other discovery services, Summon is proven to increase usage of resources across the full breadth of a library’s collection without bias to publisher, vendor or content type. While Summon is content and vendor neutral, it does provide significant advantages over other discovery services for searching across ProQuest aggregated, A&I and ebrary content and has optimized integrations with Syndetic Solutions and RefWorks. And we recently announced that over 100 A&I databases are indexed in Summon, including 90 ProQuest A&I databases
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    • 1. CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIAN2013 SURVEY ON LIBRARIAN IN CHINACALIS Annual Meeting – Tianjin, China – May 2013Boe Horton – Vice President – Asia Pacific
    • 2. Research Methodology• Thank CALIS and thank allthe DRAA librarians assistingthis study• Qualitative electronic surveyhosted by CALIS andProQuest• Number of Respondents:180 (out of about 800members)• Survey Period: April, 2013
    • 3. Authoritative contentDiscover solutionsVital management toolsDemographic Breakdown of RespondentsOthers7.92%IT System12.81%Reference53.05%Acquisistion26.22%
    • 4. During your daily work, did you use mousemore than pen?TotallyAgree76.67%Agree21.91%Disagree0.56%
    • 5. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%1.11%2.78%22.22%46.11%27.78%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0.56%3.33%13.33%53.89%28.89%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0.56%2.22%22.78%46.67%27.78%ComputerSystemCommunicationSkillsTimeManagementWould you like to attend more training programson the following subjects?
    • 6. When there is no corresponding resources forcertain enquiries from the library users:• You prefer acquiring the resource through InterlibraryLoan System instead of direct purchase (eitherelectronic or printed resources).Totally Agree22.78%Agree46.11%Neutral22.78%Disagree7.78%StronglyDisagree0.56%
    • 7. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%16.11%57.22%15%9.44%2.22%• Archived and kept private due to their rareness andscarcity.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0.56%12.22%20%47.78%19.44%• Turned into electronic resources and released selectively for better preservation.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%1.11%9.44%21.67%46.11%21.67%• Turned into electronic resources and released openly for wider circulation.Special Collections in libraries should be:
    • 8. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%1.11%17.78%55%26.11%When providing consultation to library users:• They are willing to come to you for more resources when doingresearch.• If there are better search engines, you can provide the libraryusers with more related data.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%0.56%12.78%58.33%28.33%
    • 9. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%8.89%51.67%23.33%13.89%2.22%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%2.22%13.89%56.67%27.22%Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%0%0.56%22.22%46.11%31.11%• There is no need for specific software platform, having a referencedesk, consulting hotline and Email address is enough.• Having some popular instant messaging tools (e.g. QQ) will be both convenientand efficient.• It is better to have some professional consulting software platformswhich will be easier to manage and maintain.About the communication platform betweenyou and library users:
    • 10. • You can make standardized usage reports when purchasinglibrary resources.TotallyAgree13.33%Agree37.22%Neutral38.89%Disagree10%StronglyDisagree0.56%About the usage of database:
    • 11. About the usage of database:• If there is a comparison of the cumulative usage ofdifferent databases, it would be helpful to make purchasedecision.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%0%2.78%6.11%45%46.11%
    • 12. Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00%0%0.56%11.67%60.56%27.22%• Nowadays, libraries should provide more space for students to meet and study inthe libraries.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00%2.78%48.33%27.22%16.11%5.56%• In order to save the space in libraries, more printed books should be collected outsidelibraries.Strongly DisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotally Agree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%0.56%13.89%55.56%30%• Libraries should provide more E-Books for students to use.About the spatial arrangement of the library:
    • 13. StronglyDisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotallyAgree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00%0%0.56%6.11%63.33%12.22%About the change of librarians’ job nature:• My job nature has changed considerably when compared withthat of a few years ago.
    • 14. • There will be even more changes in my job nature in the comingfew years.StronglyDisagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeTotallyAgree0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00%0%3.89%12.78%59.44%23.89%About the change of librarians’ job nature:
    • 15. ProQuestAcross the most critical points in the research process
    • 16. The Summon® Service
    • 17. The digital front door to your library thatmaximizes use and ROIThe only discovery servicewith a unified index ofcontent, over one billionitems and growing
    • 18. The Summon® Service• Compelling user experience with ContextualResearch Assistance• Allows librarians to connect and engage withusers during the research process• Increases resource usage and improves ROI• ProQuest aggregated, A&I and ebrarycontent indexed• Optimized integrations with SyndeticSolutions and RefWorksA digital front door for thelibrary’s resources
    • 19. Summon Delivers Results40-200% Increase for Popular Journals
    • 20. Academic Library Expenditureson Purchased and Licensed Content0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%19982000200220042006200820142020Print books and journalsE-journals and e-booksProjected changeYou are hereSource: US Dept of Education, NCES, Academic Libraries Survey, 1998-2008
    • 21. Manual WorkGetting and Aggregating Usage DataVendor Usage Data Survey – Gayle Baker & Eleanor ReadDownloadingReformingManipulatingReview/AnalysisAverage40 to 60 hours perassessment period“The results show that more timewas spentacquiring, reformatting, andmanipulating the data than onactually analyzing them.”
    • 22. “360 Counter enabled us todiscover expensive titlesthat were poor performers– ones that did not give us agood return on ourinvestment.”Michael Poulin – Colgate UniversityGetting Return on Investment
    • 23. Academic Complete™
    • 24. Serve the e-books needs of your entireinstitutionThe industry’s first and mostscholarly subscription eBookdatabase with 80,000+ titlesand growing
    • 25. Academic Complete™Foundational e-book collection with usage data to pinpoint your users’needs & drive strategic e-book acquisition• 84,000+ titles• Multi-disciplinary• Dynamic growth, unlimited, multi-user access• Most scholarly content• More carefully selected content withexpert librarian team• Multiple awards• 10 years of usage data – criticalbacklist in social sciences• Platform built for e-books• Integration with Summon & ProQuestplatform• DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast)
    • 26. Q & A

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