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  • Fine-tuning the acoustics of libraries at colleges and universities 

    Rosenbaum, Joyce E.; Krumhansl, Carol L.; Hove, Michael J. (Cornell University, Department of Physics and Department of Psychology, 2007-03)
    The research to be discussed in this paper seeks to discover if the acoustics of library spaces matters in people's preferences for different rooms and if it affects people's performance in their work. This research ...
  • Academic Libraries in the Media 

    Entlich, Richard (2009-07-31)
    Research and Assessment Unit reviewed references to academic libraries, including Cornell, within the Chronicle of Higher Education, and noted their subject emphasis, level of detail, frequency of appearance, along with ...
  • Ivy Plus Library Benchmarks 

    Miller, Linda; Koltay, Zsuzsa (2009-04)
    To inform the strategic budget planning exercise that Cornell is undertaking for the continued reduction of expenditures, the following library benchmarking data was assembled to answer questions about the level of relative ...
  • Mann Graduate Student Survey, Fall 2005 

    Morris-Knower, Jim (2005-11)
    Graduate students in CALS and CHE affiliated programs were contacted by email the first week of October 2005 and asked to participate in a fifteen question web survey about how they typically find out about events on ...
  • Library Student Worker Survey 

    Buckley, Ellie (2007-03-26)
    RAU conducted this survey at the request of the Interim University Librarian. The purpose was to determine the extent to which student workers feel working in the library has improved their academic experience. A majority ...
  • Book Usage Data Scan 

    Entlich, Richard; Miller, Linda; Leary, Joanne (2008-10-31)
    This document provides some preliminary data on national trends in reading of books, purchase of books, and book publishing. It also provides data on monographic stacks circulation charges for Olin and Engineering. Recent ...
  • 2008 Environmental Scan of Goals 

    Entlich, Richard (2008-10-20)
    This report reviews and summarizes the 2008 Cornell Strategic Plan along with the associated goals and priorities of individual Cornell schools and colleges, and analyzes their content relative to CUL's stated goals and ...
  • Reference Statistics Reporting System Transaction Counts 

    Buckley, Ellie (2007-08-10)
    The purpose of this project was to analyze reference transaction data in order to support decisions for optimizing staffing at the reference desks in Olin and Uris Libraries. Data about reference transactions have been ...
  • User Survey for the Cornell University Libraries 

    Gautschi, David (1980-07)
    This report includes results of a major survey of the Cornell research community's evaluation of the libraries' research support performance and capabilities. The survey population included faculty, graduate students, and ...
  • Olin Library Digital Sign Evaluation 

    Entlich, Richard (2008-12-18)
    The Olin Library Communications Department installed a digital sign in Olin's lobby in order to facilitate communication with users. The sign has been used to promote library events, services, and resources. Library ...

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