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The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2007

Author:

Reg Carr

The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2007

 

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Reg Carr

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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 ... read full description

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    1 - The strategic issues: an overview

    Pages 1-22

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    2 - Towards the academic digital library: the role of the Joint Information Systems Committee

    Pages 23-41

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    3 - What users want

    Pages 43-56

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    4 - Case study: modernising Oxford's libraries for the new millennium

    Pages 57-72

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    5 - Innovation, cooperation, integration: the defining influence of the eLib programme

    Pages 73-90

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    6 - Working together for strategic advantage: research library consortia in the digital age

    Pages 91-112

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    7 - The past, present and future of the book

    Pages 113-128

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    8 - Case study: library fundraising in Oxford

    Pages 129-146

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    9 - Scholarly communications and the research library in the digital world

    Pages 147-167

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    10 - The digital data deluge: the challenge of e-Science

    Pages 169-184

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    11 - Overcoming transience: digital preservation for the long-term future

    Pages 185-201

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    12 - Case study: the Bodleian Library from Gutenberg to Google

    Pages 203-221

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    Index

    Pages 223-237

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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.

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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • 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

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ISBN

978-1-84334-245-8

Language

English

Published

2007

Copyright

Copyright © 2007 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Chandos Publishing

Authors

Reg Carr