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The Academic Library and Its Users
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

The Academic Library and Its Users

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The many recent changes in higher and further education mean that it is more important than ever to analyse the needs of academic library users, and both promote and provide the service they require. This constructive book, pervaded throughout by the impact of IT on the learning environment, surveys the influences on today's academic library, and explains how to increase user satisfaction through quality management. The author focuses particularly on users' behaviour in the library, the problems they cause or encounter, and how libraries cope. The book examines the varying needs of undergraduate and graduate, mature and part-time students, overseas students, franchised students, distance lea...

E-books in Academic Libraries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

E-books in Academic Libraries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-08
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

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 chan...

The Internationalization of the Academic Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

The Internationalization of the Academic Library

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-11-29
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The Internationalization of the Academic Library presents a theoretically informed, empirically grounded analysis of the process of academic library internationalization. Drawing on interviews with library personnel from around the world, Lombard analyzes internationalization at the departmental level of an academic library. Demonstrating that college and library personnel have positive intentions when it comes to internationalization, the research presented nevertheless reveals that there was little commitment to an intentional, holistic role in the libraries studied. Drawing on internationalization expertise and models of prominent scholars, the book argues that libraries need to be more d...

Reimagining the Academic Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Reimagining the Academic Library

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 propose...

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 388

Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-11
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Workplace culture refers to conditions that collectively influence the work atmosphere. These can include policies, norms, and unwritten standards for behavior. This book focuses on various aspects of workplace culture in academic libraries from the practitioners’ viewpoint, as opposed to that of the theoretician. The book asks the following questions: What conditions contribute to an excellent academic library work environment? What helps to make a particular academic library a great place to work? Articles focus on actual programs while placing the discussion in a scholarly context. The book is structured into 14 chapters, covering various aspects of workplace culture in academic librari...

Collaboration and the Academic Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 270

Collaboration and the Academic Library

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

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-01-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

An introductory text on various aspects of reference services—that requires your students to think! An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive textbook that presents compelling case studies and thought-provoking essays that teach the principles of reference services. Eighteen authorities from private and public academic libraries around the United States offer unique perspectives and solid information in an active learning format that requires students to think and learn. The book provides a stimulating starting point for those learning about planning, managing, and evaluating reference services. An Introduction to Reference Services in Academic Librarie...

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2021-10-10
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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.

Managing Academic Libraries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 110

Managing Academic Libraries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-11
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Managing Academic Libraries: Principles and Practice is aimed at professionals within the Library and Information Services (LIS) who are interested in learning more about the management of academic libraries. Written against a backdrop made up of the changes that digital technology has brought to academic libraries, this book uncovers how the library has changed its meaning from a physical to virtual icon and its effect on culture. The book aims to provide managers and students of LIS at all levels with the necessary management principles and practices needed to respond proactively to diverse audiences, while also keeping a focus on the purposes of higher education. In addition, readers will find an examination of various aspects of library management and reviews on key management techniques that can be used for successful interpretation and implementation of academic library mission statements. Provides tactics on how to manage the centrality of learning and reading in academic libraries Includes best practices on managing a learning organization Covers proactive management principles and practices that are needed to respond to diverse audiences

Academic Library Development and Administration in China
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 366

Academic Library Development and Administration in China

"This book provides a resource to promote Sino-U.S. communication and collaboration between their academic libraries, reflecting on the expanding, global field of information science"--