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Academic E-Books
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 372

Academic E-Books

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn ...

Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection

Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize! Ward identifies the challenges and proposes solutions to shaping physical collections for today’s academic library. Filled with sage advice and ready-to-implement guidance, this book Introduces the concept of rightsizing, a strategic and largely automated approach that uses continuous assessment to id...

Patron-Driven Acquisitions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 152

Patron-Driven Acquisitions

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

For over a decade, some academic libraries have been purchasing, rather than borrowing, recently published books requested by their patrons through interlibrary loan. These books had one circulation guaranteed and so appealed to librarians who were concerned about the large percentage of books selected and purchased by librarians but never checked out by their patrons. Early assessments of the projects indicated that patrons selected quality books that in many cases were cross disciplinary and covered emerging areas of scholarly interest. However, now we have a significant database of the ILL purchase records to compare these titles with books selected through normal methods. The projects described in this book present a powerful argument for involving patrons in the book selection process. This book looks at patron-driven acquisitions for printed books at Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Illinois, as well as exploring new programs that allow patrons to select e-books or participate in other innovative ways in building the library collections. This book was published as a special issue of Collection Management.

Listening Hearts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 167

Listening Hearts

This 20th anniversary edition introduces the unique approach of Listening Hearts to the spiritual practice of discernment for a new generation. Written to make the often elusive and usally clergy-centered spiritual practice of discernment accessible to all people, Listening Hearts features simple reflections and exercises drawn from scripture and from Quaker and Ignatian traditions. The seminal work in the Listening Hearts Series, this book has been a beloved resource for tens of thousands of individual reaeders, retreat participants, small groups and church leaders, listening for and responding to God's call in their lives.

The Future of Resource Sharing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

The Future of Resource Sharing

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2019-12-20
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book, first published in 1995, addresses the key issue facing libraries on how to survive in an age of interdependence. Increasingly, individual libraries must act as if each is part of a ‘world library’ Instead of being self-sufficient, each library, from the small public library to the large research library, must find ways to put materials from this ‘world library’ into the hands of its patrons and must stand ready to supply materials from its own collection to others, both quickly and cost-effectively through interlibrary loan. It explores the critical questions for making resource-sharing work, with particular emphasis on interlibrary loan. Cooperative collection development, economic decision models, consortial arrangements, copyright dilemmas, and the possibilities of technology are explored and a national project to revamp interlibrary loan and document delivery is described and future directions posited. Authors present historical perspective, explore the future, and report from multiple perspectives.

Academic E-Books
  • Language: en

Academic E-Books

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.

Document Delivery Services
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 102

Document Delivery Services

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-18
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Design and maintain document delivery services that are ideal for academic patrons! In Document Delivery Services: Contrasting Views, you’ll visit four university library systems to discover the considerations and challenges each library faced in bringing document delivery to its clientele. This book examines the questions about document delivery that are most pressing in the profession of library science. Despite their own unique experiences, you’ll find common practices among all four—including planning, implementation of service, and evaluation of either user satisfaction and/or vendor performance. This book reviews the planning and process of implementing document delivery in: Miam...

Library Performance Indicators and Library Management Tools
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 172

Library Performance Indicators and Library Management Tools

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 156

The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources

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

Keep up-to-date with the latest in innovative electronic information services! The Changing Landscape for Electronic Resources: Content, Access, Delivery, and Legal Issues focuses on the effects and challenges of providing electronic resources for libraries. The authors are librarians and other professionals with practical experience in current issues and developing trends. With this book, you will learn about technical, legal, and resource sharing developments that will contribute to the future distribution of global information in libraries. This book shows how libraries using electronic resources can reduce costs and save transaction time for large and small public libraries as well as ac...

The Sublime Mind Part Three the notebooks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

The Sublime Mind Part Three the notebooks

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-14
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  • Publisher: Lulu.com

In Part Three of "The Sublime Mind" we reach its conclusion, and we end the search for Absolute Truth; all in Volume 6 Books 16 -18. The Sublime Mind is a comic philosophical search to understand the perceptual developments of today throughout the world. This includes boundaries reached, and broken, in the fields of art, and of science. With the characters of Georgian Merchant, Professor Philosopher Mike, Heldis Jones, young lovers and their children, and many others, we engage in the mystery quest for the Absolute Truth. History, the future, the cultures and civilisations from across the globe, all come in to play, and have something to contribute to the new ways of complementary living. Perceptions are radicalised in the creating of love, and in the relating of different peoples to each other. The answers may not all be found, but the questions are posited, and the hopes are expressed universally. Now Volume 7 is added exploring the curse, the trial of no return and the execution.