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 Book Description :

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

Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times Book

Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times


  • Author : Nevenka Zdravkovska
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632704

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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times Book Description :

Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are digitized rapidly, is there still a need for a separate unit within proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner’s point of view and suggests solutions for the future. Provides practical and realistic solutions to academic libraries that they can execute in their daily operating cycle Covers a variety of issues from staffing and public services, through to collections and bibliographic instruction Presents a clear analysis of the current situation and suggestions for the future

Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings Book
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Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings


  • Author : Philip D. Leighton
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 1999-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 887
  • ISBN 10 : 0838907474

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Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings Book Description :

New technology has put an increasing burden on library planners to develop flexible buildings. This text, for librarians, planners, architects, designers, consultants and academic administrators, serves as a complete planning tool to accommodate the library of the future.

The Expert Library Book

The Expert Library


  • Author : Scott Walter
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838985519

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The Expert Library Book Description :

Collects essays by academic librarians exploring such ways to advance academic libraries in the twenty-first century as identifying core competencies, promoting participatory librarianship, and supporting new roles and responsibilities.

Strategic Planning in ARL Libraries Book

Strategic Planning in ARL Libraries


  • Author : Association of Research Libraries. Systems and Procedures Exchange Center
  • Publisher : Association of Research Libr
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Academic libraries
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008913546

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors


  • Author : Patrick Lo
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027479

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors Book Description :

Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management presents a series of conversations with the directors of major academic and research libraries. The book offers insight, analysis, and personal anecdote from leaders in the library field, giving a unique perspective on how the modern library operates. Readers will learn about the most up-to-date trends and practices in the LIS profession from the directors of 24 internationally acclaimed academic and research libraries in Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and the UK and USA. This is the first book focusing on leaders and managers of library institutions to offer a global outlook. Facing the need to respond to the expectations of changing populations that librarians strive to serve, this book aims to develop a new understanding of the core values of academic and research libraries, and asks how librarians can innovate, adapt, and flourish in a rapidly shifting professional landscape. Presents conversations with library leaders from 24 major institutions Offers a global perspective on the operation and management of libraries Discusses the director’s impact on institutional structures and future landscapes Gives insights based on first-hand experience

The Academic Library in the American University Book

The Academic Library in the American University


  • Author : Stephen E. Atkins
  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022015161

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The Academic Library in the American University Book Description :

It has been argued that librarians are losing influence on their campuses. Atkins responds to this assertion with a critical analysis of the role the academic library plays within the university setting and pursues how the library may meet the expectations of faculty and administration. The early chapters review the changes in higher education from 1638 to the present. The later chapters take up the major change that has influenced the role of the academic library in the last two decades: the information revolution.

Research in Information Studies Book

Research in Information Studies


  • Author : W. Bernard Lukenbill
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469179612

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Research in Information Studies Book Description :

Research is integrated into the whole fabric of modern-day society and culture. It affects our lives in so many waysfrom finding a job to knowing how to manage our health. Information studies designed to understand this array of information encompasses a wide expanse of disciplines. Many of these areas draw their philosophical and research bases from a mixture of disciplines within the social sciences and the humanities. This book takes a holistic view of these diverse areas and shows how they are united through the common thread of enhancing our knowledge of and understanding the world in which we all live.

The Academic Library Director Book

The Academic Library Director


  • Author : Frank Dandraia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-21
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134755042

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The Academic Library Director Book Description :

The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition addresses the changing nature of work and the new demands being placed on academic library directors. The authors’broad range of professional experience offers you unique insight on a management position that is truly in transition. Get inside seasoned professionals’heads to save time, effort, and money for yourself and your library. See what these experienced directors did right . . . and learn from their mistakes. The Academic Library Director is the resource that: Considers the challenges of leading an academic library through the transition period between permanent directors; lists the challenges met by interim directors and presents their advice for succeeding in this difficult role. Studies the career paths for academic library directors based on a survey of 21 library directors across the country, with a focus on factors such as gender, education, age, tenure, professional experience, and internal vs. external candidates. Identifies critical criteria for recruiting library leaders for the 21st century. Should your library hire a manager or a leader? Provides a unique, non-librarian perspective on the establishment of a newly configured position of Vice Provost for Information and Dean of University Libraries at a large university. Discusses the perceptions recently appointed academic library directors have about collegiate life vis à vis the realities they’ve encountered since assuming their positions. Shows how a library can thrive in a not-for-profit culture by embracing for-profit principles. The Academic Library Director: Reflections on a Position in Transition will help prepare you and your library for the only sure thing in the future--change. Successful library directors will be the ones who can recognize and thrive on the “management of change.” Unsuccessful directors will find themselves unable to adapt. Use this book to ensure your library comes out on the right side o

Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change Book

Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change


  • Author : Kevin B. Gunn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135716158

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Leveraging Library Resources in a World of Fiscal Restraint and Institutional Change Book Description :

Given the continuing cataclysmic shift in the economic landscape in the last few years, librarians have been forced to reevaluate not only the traditional services that they offer but also their continued existence and relevance to their academic institutions. Given the ‘new normal’ of tighter constraint on personnel and materials budgets, librarians now are compelled to find new ways of offering services and forging new relationships with departments and programs outside the traditional library setting. This volume highlights a number of projects being implemented in academic libraries including: rethinking the entire concept of a library, redefining physical space for new collaborative uses, adapting entrepreneurial techniques to acquire funding, creating new research tools and improving services, forging new consortial partnerships, allying more closely the mission of the library with that of the institution, and adapting public library programs to academic libraries. By re-examining the purpose of an academic library under continuing financial duress, librarians can ensure that their libraries will continue to have relevance to higher education. This book was published as a special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries.

British Librarianship and Information Work 1991 2000 Book

British Librarianship and Information Work 1991 2000


  • Author : J. H. Bowman
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 075464779X

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British Librarianship and Information Work 1991 2000 Book Description :

This important reference volume covers developments in almost every aspect of British library and information work during the ten-year period 1991-2000. The book provides a comprehensive record of what took place in library and information management during a decade of considerable change and challenges.

The Role and Future of Special Collections in Research Libraries Book

The Role and Future of Special Collections in Research Libraries


  • Author : Sul H Lee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317939788

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The Role and Future of Special Collections in Research Libraries Book Description :

What does the future hold for special collections in research libraries? Will special collections be an important feature in humanistic research or will technology make special collections irrelevant to research in the humanities? The Role and Future of Special Collections in Research Libraries explores the answers to these questions by examining special collections in British and American libraries and the changing trends in research and scholarship as they relate to special collections. This book examines the particular experience of a variety of special collections in British research libraries. By learning more about British experiences related to special collections, North American libraries will discover new ways to manage existing information resources in light of diminished funding. The topics cover this essential role of special collections in these areas: the British perspective on issues relating to access and preservation of manuscripts, reproduction from originals, confidentiality, and the development of collections a historical overview of changes in special collections technology and special collections balancing the collection and preservation of books and manuscripts with the acquisition of new materials in electronic format The Role and Future of Special Collections in Research Libraries brings together international perspectives on library programs to help librarians and library administrators understand the factors that influence special collections. With the help of this insightful book, librarians will learn how to develop and modify future programs and services to maintain excellent special collections.

User Surveys in College Libraries Book

User Surveys in College Libraries


  • Author : Doreen Kopycinski
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 0838984339

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User Surveys in College Libraries Book Description :

The first edition of the CLIP Note "User Surveys in College Libraries" in 1995 proved to be a popular publication, as libraries strive to improve their services to their user communities by attempting to discover their needs and expectations. In the past ten years, the use of surveys in libraries has evolved with the development of online tools and services, so it was deemed appropriate to provide a second edition of this publication. Using the CLIP Notes guidelines, the compilers developed a survey based on that found in the 1995 User Surveys in College Libraries to allow for an historical comparison. A first draft of the survey was tested on a sample group, and the survey was edited based on feedback. The compilers used the online tool SurveyMonkey.com to manage the survey and, in May 2006, invited librarians representing 251 libraries to respond, garnering a response rate of 53 per cent.

The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change Book

The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change


  • Author : Gobinda Chowdhury
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-06-18
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642136542

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The Role of Digital Libraries in a Time of Global Change Book Description :

The year 2010 was a landmark in the history of digital libraries because for the first time this year the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) and the annual International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL) were held together at the Gold Coast in Australia. The combined conferences provided an - portunity for digital library researchers, academics and professionals from across the globe to meet in a single forum to disseminate, discuss, and share their valuable - search. For the past 12 years ICADL has remained a major forum for digital library - searchers and professionals from around the world in general, and for the Asia-Pacific region in particular. Research and development activities in digital libraries that began almost two decades ago have gone through some distinct phases: digital libraries have evolved from mere networked collections of digital objects to robust information services designed for both specific applications as well as global audiences. Con- quently, researchers have focused on various challenges ranging from technical issues such as networked infrastructure and the creation and management of complex digital objects to user-centric issues such as usability, impact and evaluation. Simulta- ously, digital preservation has emerged and remained as a major area of influence for digital library research. Research in digital libraries has also been influenced by s- eral socio-economic and legal issues such as the digital divide, intellectual property, sustainability and business models, and so on. More recently, Web 2.

The Evolving Educational Mission of the Library Book

The Evolving Educational Mission of the Library


  • Author : Betsy Baker
  • Publisher : Chicago, Ill. : Bibliographic Instruction Section, Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015022271764

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The Evolving Educational Mission of the Library Book Description :

At the 1989 annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) used a think tank as a dynamic mechanism for exploring future directions both in the discipline of library user education and for the Bibliographic Instruction (BI) Section of ACRL. Discussion centered on the following issues: primary user groups and how have they changed during the past decade; how the curricular reform movement affects the content of bibliographic instruction programs; the appropriateness of information literacy as a phrase to characterize BI librarians' instructional programs for the upcoming decade; and how professional education programs in library and information science can respond to changes. The four discussion issues suggested necessary change or transition, particularly for BI, but more broadly affecting reference and public service, library missions and goals, and the educational focus of the library and information science profession. The eight papers included in the collection are: (1) "Bridging the Gap between the Think Tanks" (Donald Kenney); (2) "The Think Tank Papers: Are We in the Ball Park?" (Elizabeth Frick); (3) "Changing Users: Bibliographic Instruction for Whom?" (Lizabeth A. Wilson); (4) "The Changing User and the Future of Bibliographic Instruction: A Perspective from the Health Sciences Library" (James Shedlock); (5) "Curriculum Reform: The Role of Academic Libraries" (Maureen Pastine and Linda Wilson); (6) "Information Literacy: One Response to the New Decade" (Hannelore Rader and William Coons); (7) "Education for the Second Generation of Bibliographic Instruction Librarians" (Martha L. Hale); and (8) "The Future of Bibliographic Instruction and Information Literacy for the Academic Librarian" (William Miller). "Educational Roles of Academic Libraries: State of the Art and an Agenda for the Future" (Randall Hensley and Beth Sandore), a summary document from the conference, is appended. (JLB)

Managing Change in Academic Libraries Book

Managing Change in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Joseph J. Branin
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781560248101

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Managing Change in Academic Libraries Book Description :

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. A

A Decade of Change and Continuity in Midlife Book

A Decade of Change and Continuity in Midlife


  • Author : Gaylene Carpenter
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527555297

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A Decade of Change and Continuity in Midlife Book Description :

Each year, for ten uninterrupted years, a group of middle aged adults told researchers about their wants and desires, their life stresses and strains, their sources of happiness and joy, and their perspectives on how their lives were—or were not—changing. This book summarizes the results of this unique and unprecedented study. Using extensive statistical analyses and qualitative case studies, it documents change and consistency in participants’ core values and perceptions of leisure. It describes the vast range of experiences people had each year in areas ranging from changing social relationships to employment and health, and examines how these experiences affected their lives and their views of their life structure, looking at both variations over time for individual participants and differences from one participant to another. This book provides important guidance for scholars and researchers of aging. It also offers fascinating insights for practitioners working with midlife and older adults, as well as for the reader anticipating or experiencing the midlife years.

Research on Composition Book

Research on Composition


  • Author : Peter Smagorinsky
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0807746371

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Research on Composition Book Description :

Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off. It features a broader focus that goes beyond the classroom teaching of writing to include teacher research, second-language writing, rhetoric, home and community literacy, workplace literacy, and histories of writing. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area reviewed and covers both conventional written composition and multimodal forms of composition, including drawing, digital forms, and other relevant media. Research on Composition is an invaluable road map of composition research for the next decade, and required reading for anyone teaching or writing about composition today.