College and Research Libraries

College & Research Libraries (C&RL) is the official, bi-monthly, online-only scholarly research journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

In a resource-constrained and performance-based funding environment, this article argues that communicating value, advocating for library resources, and involving the library in university initiatives has become a critical role for library leaders.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.

Journal article

1 Mar 2018

In this study, the authors examine whether the number of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) article requests received in one academic year can predict the use of those same journal titles once they are added as library resources.

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A local/global view of academic libraries in South Africa
15 Jan 2018

This article examines the movement toward sophisticated library services, which requires amending the current practice of subject librarian specialization, which has for decades been the mainstay of academic librarianship in South Africa and many other countries in both the global south and north.

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

While the open access (OA) movement is growing throughout academia and has gained traction in some disciplines, there is still skepticism on the part of researchers who question the quality of OA publishing and may associate OA journals with “predatory” journals.

Journal article

15 Jan 2018

This qualitative research study examines librarians’ research data management (RDM) experiences, specifically the factors that influence their ability to support researchers’ needs.

Journal article

27 Jul 2017

Investigators of this study found that changing the educational model may lead to improvements in future library data services.

Journal article

28 Apr 2017

The author discusses the rise of an open ethos in LIS and makes the case for shifting to an open peer review process for LIS journals.

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

This study investigated contributions to the peer-reviewed library and information science (LIS) journal literature by U.S. academic librarian (USAL) authors over a ten-year period (2003–2012).

Journal article

24 Aug 2016

This article outlines the results from a qualitative study of individuals who had received Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) funding.