The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change Book

The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change


  • Author : Reg Carr
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-01-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630991

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The Academic Research Library in A Decade of Change Excerpt :

This book starts from the premise that the last decade has brought more changes for the academic research library than any ever previously known. The book provides an authoritative overview and analysis of the issues and challenges affecting academic research libraries from the closing years of the 20th century onwards. While the focus on this period of white water change is primarily British, with a number of case studies based on the transformative initiatives of the UKs Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and its seminal Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), as well as on the Bodleian Libraries far-reaching responses to the complex demands of the digital age, the issues themselves are presented in their global context, with implications drawn for research libraries everywhere. Written by one of the worlds leading academic research librarians Provides a comprehensive overview of the factors at work in an exceptionally significant and fast-moving decade of research library development Contains personal insights into many of the key library and information initiatives of recent years

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010 Book

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010


  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471683527

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British librarianship and information work 2006 2010 Excerpt :

This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 26 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2006-2010.

Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education Book

Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education


  • Author : Celia Whitchurch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-12-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135224080

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Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education Excerpt :

The latest volume in the Routledge International Studies in Higher Education Series, Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce, reviews the implications of new forms of academic and professional identity, which have emerged largely as a result of a broadening disciplinary base and increasing permeability between higher education and external environments. The volume addresses the challenges faced by those responsible for the wellbeing of academic faculty and professional staff. International perspectives examine current practice against a background of rapidly changing policy contexts, focusing on the critical ‘people dimension’ of enhancing academic and professional activity, while also addressing national, socio-economic, and community agendas. Consideration is given to mainstream academic faculty and professional staff, researchers, library and information professionals, people with an interest in teaching and learning, and those involved in individual projects or institutional development. The following provide the key themes of Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce: The implications of diversifying academic and professional identities for the functioning of higher education institutions and sectors. The pace and nature of such change in different institutional systems and environments. The challenges to institutional systems and structures from emergent identities and possible tensions, and how these might be addressed. The implications of blurring academic and professional identities, with a shift towards mixed or ‘blended’ roles, for individual careers and institutional development.

Innovation in Libraries and Information Services Book

Innovation in Libraries and Information Services


  • Author : David Baker
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-12-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785607301

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Innovation in Libraries and Information Services Excerpt :

This volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization takes as its underpinning theme the whole subject of innovation in Library and Information Services. It considers the various types of innovation through case studies and exemplars both from within the LIS sector and other cognate industries and environments.

Digital Convergence   Libraries of the Future Book

Digital Convergence Libraries of the Future


  • Author : Rae Earnshaw
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846289033

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Digital Convergence Libraries of the Future Excerpt :

The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries and museums. This book presents key aspects in the rapidly moving field of digital convergence in the areas of technology and information sciences. Its chapters are written by international experts who are leaders in their fields.

Libraries for Users Book

Libraries for Users


  • Author : Luisa Alvite
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630519

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Libraries for Users Excerpt :

This book reviews the quality and evolution of academic library services. It revises service trends offered by academic libraries and the challenge of enhancing traditional ones such as: catalogues, repositories and digital collections, learning resources centres, virtual reference services, information literacy and 2.0 tools. Studies the role of the university library in the new educational environment of higher education Rethinks libraries in academic context Redefines roles for academic libraries

Libraries and Identity Book

Libraries and Identity


  • Author : Joacim Hansson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630335

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Libraries and Identity Excerpt :

Libraries and Identity summarizes the role of institutional identity in the emergence of new types of libraries such as joint-use libraries and digital libraries. Professional and institutional identity has shown to be one of the most problematic, yet overlooked issues to deal with when traditional libraries such as public libraries and academic libraries develop into new shapes. The author clearly outlines the importance of identity in making change and innovation in libraries understandable. Based on original research the book comprehensively explores the role of identity as a trigger for change and development in libraries. Based on original research which has already attracted international claim Focuses on aspects of library development which are mostly overlooked Focus on the change from traditional library types such as public and academic libraries to new ones such as joint use libraries and digital libraries

Building a Virtual Library Book

Building a Virtual Library


  • Author : Ardis Hanson
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781591401148

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Building a Virtual Library Excerpt :

The organization, functioning, and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. While academic research libraries continue to acquire information, organize it, make it available, and preserve it, the critical issues for their management teams in the twenty-first century are to formulate a clear mission and role for their library, particularly as libraries transition to meet the new information needs of their university constituents. Building a Virtual Library addresses these issues by providing insight into the current changes and developments within the area of library science.

The Expert Library Book

The Expert Library


  • Author : Karen Williams
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Academic librarians
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The Expert Library Excerpt :

The Expert Library provides an overview of the changing dynamics entailed in recruiting and retaining academic library professionals for the 21st century and contains fresh thinking and insights into what will be required to ensure continued library relevance and success through its people.

Reimagining the Academic Library Book

Reimagining the Academic Library


  • Author : David W. Lewis
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442263383

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Reimagining the Academic Library Excerpt :

Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic library practice and proposes where academic libraries need to go in the future to provide value to their campuses. His primary focus is on collections as this is the area with the greatest opportunity for change and is the driver of most library cost. Lewis provides an accessible framework for thinking about how library practice needs to adjust in the digital environment. The book will be useful not only to academic librarians, but also for librarians to share with presidents and provosts who a concise source for understanding where and how to focus their expenditures on libraries.

The New Walford Book

The New Walford


  • Author : Ray Lester
  • Publisher : Library Assn Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015073677802

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The New Walford Excerpt :

Covers 15 broad subject groupings: social sciences (generic); psychology; sociology; social work & social welfare; politics; government; law; finance, accountancy & taxation; industries & utilities; business & management; education & learning; sport; media & communications; information & library sciences; and tools for information professionals.

Managing Change in Academic Libraries Book

Managing Change in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Joseph Branin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135838799

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Managing Change in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director’s role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book

Advances in Library Administration and Organization


  • Author : Delmus E. Williams
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784419097

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization Excerpt :

Volume 33 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization brings together a range of diverse and reflective essays to provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries Book

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries


  • Author : Janneka Guise
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-10-07
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128023723

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Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Succession Planning in Canadian Academic Libraries explores the current Canadian academic library environment, and the need for succession planning in that environment. The literature review demonstrates the lack of reported succession planning activities in Canadian academic libraries. Site visits and in-depth interviews with professional librarians at six libraries across Canada highlight best practices and barriers to succession planning. These best practices and barriers are addressed in individual chapters, with tips and strategies for library leaders. Focuses on the Canadian academic library Includes a comprehensive literature review on succession planning in academic libraries Provides evidence-based approach to why succession planning is or is not happening in Canadian academic libraries

Academic Librarianship Today Book

Academic Librarianship Today


  • Author : Todd Gilman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442278769

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Academic Librarianship Today Excerpt :

Intended for use by both librarians and students in LIS programs, Academic Librarianship Today is the most current, comprehensive overview of the field available today. Key features include: Each chapter was commissioned specifically for this new book, and the authors are highly regarded academic librarians or library school faculty— or both Cutting-edge topics such as open access, copyright, digital curation and preservation, emerging technologies, new roles for academic librarians, cooperative collection development and resource sharing, and patron-driven acquisitions are explored in depth Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for discussion and carefully constructed assignments that faculty can assign or adapt for their courses The book begins with Gilman’s introduction, an overview that briefly synthesizes the contents of the contributors’ chapters by highlighting major themes. The main part of the book is organized into three parts: The Academic Library Landscape Today, Academic Librarians and Services Today, and Changing Priorities, New Directions.