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New Community College-Focused Journal Subscriptions

December 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

In response to requests, the library has obtained online subscriptions to two journals that focus on community colleges.  These are accessible to all Leeward CC faculty, staff and students.  Click on the links or cover images to access the journals.  Please note that if you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password first.

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College

Journal of Applied Research in the Community College [New Window]

Access available from 2004 to present.

 

Description from the publisher:  Since 1993, the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (JARCC) has served the institutional research and planning professionals in community colleges. JARCC is a semi-annual peer-reviewed journal that features articles relating to the integration of research and theory to practice in community colleges. The journal provides an intellectual space to communicate innovative practices in applied research that supports educational and administrative decision-making at the institutional, state, and national levels.
Community College Review

Community College Review [New Window]

Access available from 1999 to present.

Note: print copy also available from Volume 46, Number 4 (October 2018).

Description from the publisher:  Community College Review (CCR) has led the nation for 40 years in the publication of scholarly, peer-reviewed research and commentary on community colleges. CCR publishes articles on all aspects of community college administration, education, and policy, both within the American higher education system as well as within the higher education systems of other countries that have similar tertiary institutions.

To browse or search our entire list of online periodicals, please visit: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/uhleewcc/journalsearch [New Window].

July 8, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Library Resource Acquisition & Use 2016-17

(Accessible version)

A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

We’ve added many new e-resources over the past year. The current objectives are to ensure that faculty awareness of these resources is high and to monitor and evaluate usage before our next renewal.

Total expenditures for library resources increased by 28% since 2016. Expenditures for e-resources are up 42%.

Print periodical subscriptions decreased as more titles were purchased in digital formats. Book volume counts hold steady for now but will begin a slow downward trend as more outdated volumes are removed than new volumes are acquired.

Online article downloads fell from the previous year but remain higher than 2011. The cause for this decline is unknown at this time. We’ll learn if this is a trend once we tally the counts for the past year. Circulation of physical items (books and equipment) continued a downward trend and are below the 2011 level. Despite the declining numbers Leeward still circulates more items than any other UHCC campus. In 2015, 46% of total circulation volume for Oahu UHCC campuses happened at Leeward.

A full-sized version of this infographic is at https://magic.piktochart.com/output/23350593-library-resource-acquisition-use-at-leeward-cc-2017

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