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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2011

Author:

Nevenka Zdravkovska

Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2011

 

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Nevenka Zdravkovska

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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 separat ... read full description

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    1 - Historical overview of academic branch libraries

    Pages 1-23

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    2 - Types of branch libraries

    Pages 25-54

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    3 - Most common subject branch libraries

    Pages 55-90

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    4 - Assessment/review of viability of branch libraries

    Pages 91-113

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    5 - Future of academic branch libraries

    Pages 115-148

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    Appendix A - National Center for Education Statistics

    Pages 149-155

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    Appendix B - ARL Academic US Member Libraries/Branch Listing Websites (August 16, 2010)

    Pages 157-167

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    Appendix C - Engineering Branch Library Example

    Pages 169-188

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    Selected bibliography

    Pages 189-204

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    Index

    Pages 205-211

About the 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.

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.

Key Features

  • 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
  • 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

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ISBN

978-1-84334-630-2

Language

English

Published

2011

Copyright

Copyright © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

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Chandos Publishing

Authors

Nevenka Zdravkovska