The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change

The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change

by Reg Carr
     
 

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843342458
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/08/2007
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

The strategic issues: An overview
Towards the academic digital library: The role of the Joint Information Systems Committee
What users want
Case study: Modernising Oxford’s libraries for the new millennium
Innovation, cooperation, integration: The defining influence of the eLib programme
Working together for strategic advantage: Research library consortia in the digital age
The past, present and future of the book
Case study: Library fundraising in Oxford
Scholarly communications and the research library in the digital world
The digital data deluge: The challenge of e-Science
Overcoming transience: Digital preservation for the long-term future
Case study: The Bodleian Library from Gutenberg to Google
 

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