Collaboration and the Academic Library Book

Collaboration and the Academic Library


  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081022887

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Collaboration and the Academic Library Excerpt :

Collaboration and the Academic Library: Internal and External, Local and Regional, National and International explores the considerable change that has affected universities and academic libraries in recent years. Given this complex and important context, it is clear that the academic library increasingly needs to operate in partnership with its users and other professionals and organizations to be successful in meeting the needs of its clientele. Academic librarians need to work closely with client groups so that services are relevant, and close partnerships with other professionals need to be forged to provide seamless services for users. The book looks at all aspects of collaboration affecting academic libraries, both internally and externally, to help the reader understand future directions for collaborative activities in a complex and difficult working environment. Considers collaboration issues affecting academic libraries Covers both internal and external collaboration Provides readers with direction for collaborative activities Shows how academic librarians can work with client groups to keep services relevant

Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions Book

Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions


  • Author : Chisita, Collence Takaingenhamo
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-09-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799800453

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Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions Excerpt :

At a time when budgets are dwindling, libraries must overcome insularity through collaborative initiatives that allow them to support each other through resource sharing and networking. These collaborative networks can expand beyond libraries to include cooperative efforts with archives and museums in order to surpass challenges in the digital era. Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions is a critical research publication that explores digital advancements in library collaborative technologies and the steps needed to implement them in order to achieve institutional goals. Featuring topics such as e-records, policymaking, and open educational resources, this book is essential for librarians, archival staff, museum staff, knowledge managers, policymakers, educators, and researchers.

Collaborating for Impact Book

Collaborating for Impact


  • Author : Kristen Totleben
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0838988830

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Library Science and Administration  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book

Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1735
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522539155

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Library Science and Administration Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Excerpt :

Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration.

Research Anthology on Collaboration  Digital Services  and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries Book

Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries


  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1096
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799881056

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Research Anthology on Collaboration Digital Services and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries Excerpt :

Faced with increased budget cuts, libraries must continue to advance their services through new technologies and practices in order to keep pace with the rapid changes society is currently facing. The once traditional in-person services offered can no longer be the only option, and to keep themselves afloat, libraries must offer more in terms of digital services. The convenience of offering mobile and digital services brings a new wave of accessibility to libraries and a new question on just how much libraries will need to change to meet the newfound needs of its patrons. Beyond offering these digital services, libraries are incorporating other types of technology in multifaceted ways such as utilizing artificial intelligence practices, social media, and big data management. Moreover, libraries are increasingly looking for ways to partner and collaborate with the community, faculty, students, and other libraries in order to keep abreast of the best practices and needs of their users. The Research Anthology on Collaboration, Digital Services, and Resource Management for the Sustainability of Libraries explores emerging strategies and technologies that are redefining the role of the library within communities and academia. This reference book covers extensive ground on all the ways libraries have shifted to manage their resources, digitalize their services, and market themselves within the new technological revolution. These continued shifts for libraries come with benefits, challenges, and future projections that are critical for discussion as libraries continue to strive to remain updated and relevant in times of change. This book is ideal for librarians, archivists, collection managers, IT specialists, electronic resource librarians, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in the current state of libraries and how they are transforming to fit modern needs.

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries Book

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries


  • Author : LAURIE M. BRIDGES
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 1607856700

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Wikipedia and Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project contains 19 chapters by 52 authors from Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, Spain, and the United States. The chapters in this book are authored by both new and longtime members of the Wikimedia community, representing a range of experiences.

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships Book

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships


  • Author : Vicki Hines-Martin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429799464

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Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships Excerpt :

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners. The book includes collaboration exemplars focused on education, health, information literacy and capacity building for populations that experience access and resource disparities. It highlights the innovative use of existing assets, environments and diverse professions to broaden access to resources and information to those in need. The strategies, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned that are described in the volume have application for a variety of settings and populations. Highlighting the key role that libraries play in guiding successful interprofessional collaborations with communities, Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships should be of interest to academics, students and professionals engaged in library and information science, education, health care, social services and community organizations.

Building Bridges Book

Building Bridges


  • Author : Anne Langley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630823

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Building Bridges Excerpt :

Intended for academic libraries, this book covers all aspects of collaboration. Technology has increased the need for, and the ability to, collaborate at work; the first part of the book contains a discussion of: the basic how's and why's of collaboration; building an environment where collaboration can flourish; descriptions and how-to's for using technology tools which aid and enhance the collaborative process; a process of how to get started in collaborative projects; and how to manage them once you begin. The second section of the book presents real-life case studies of collaboration in academic libraries followed by discussions of how each project worked (or not) and why. Describes in detail how to get collaborative projects off the ground and running, and how to manage them for the long-term Guides the reader through the technology that they can use to enhance their collaborative efforts Provides case-studies of real-life examples of collaboration projects

E books in Academic Libraries Book

E books in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-12-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630502

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E books in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

Positioning the Academic Library within the University Book

Positioning the Academic Library within the University


  • Author : Leo Appleton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000352146

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Positioning the Academic Library within the University Excerpt :

Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries Book

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries


  • Author : Peggy Keeran
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-09-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538113721

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Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration brings together a variety of ways academic libraries engage with communities. This edited volume is a resource for discovering new programming ideas and principles of effective marketing, and it will aid strategic thinking about outreach activities.

The Indispensable Academic Librarian Book

The Indispensable Academic Librarian


  • Author : Michelle Reale
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-03-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838917091

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The Indispensable Academic Librarian Excerpt :

This book will empower and validate academic librarians by demonstrating their indispensable roles as educators

The Value of Academic Libraries Book

The Value of Academic Libraries


  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985687

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The Value of Academic Libraries Excerpt :

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Book

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services


  • Author : Michelle Flinchbaugh
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612495798

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Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Excerpt :

This book explores ways in which libraries can reach new levels of service, quality, and efficiency while minimizing cost by collaborating in acquisitions. In consortial acquisitions, a number of libraries work together, usually in an existing library consortia, to leverage size to support acquisitions in each individual library. In cross-functional acquisitions, acquisitions collaborates to support other library functions. For the library acquisitions manager, technical services manager, or the library director, awareness of different options for effective consortial and cross-functional acquisitions allows for the optimization of staff and resources to reach goals. This work presents those options in the form of case studies as well as useful analysis of the benefits and challenges of each. By supporting each other’s acquisitions services in a consortium, libraries leverage size to get better prices, and share systems and expertise to maximize resources while minimizing costs. Within libraries, the acquisitions function can be combined with other library functions in a unit with more than one purpose, or acquisitions can develop a close working relationship with another unit to support their work. This book surveys practice at different libraries and at different library consortia, and presents a detailed description and analysis of a variety of practices for how acquisitions units support each other within a consortium, and how they work with other library units, specifically collection management, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and the digital repository, in the form of case studies. A final section of the book covers fundamentals of collaboration.