Gateways to Knowledge: The Role of Academic Libraries in Teaching, Learning, and Research

Gateways to Knowledge: The Role of Academic Libraries in Teaching, Learning, and Research

by Lawrence Dowler (Editor)

Hardcover(New Edition)

$11.75

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262041591
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 02/03/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Jay K. Lucker

This valuable collection addresses the most critical issue facing and academic and research libraries as they move into the digital age: how to maximize the role of information technology in developing and expanding library services and resources. Provocative, insightful, challenging, and far reaching in scope, this book should be required reading for everyone interested in, connected with, or responsible for the present and future of libraries — presidents, provosts, deans, faculty, librarians, and librarians-to-be. The best collection of essays on the subject I have encountered to date.

Irene F. Rockman

This exciting compendium clearly positions the gateway library at the center of the campus teaching and learning environment in all of its variant forms. Readers will be stimulated by the plethora of engaging ideas, and will be inspired to find the right 'fit' for their own institutions. An essential book for all academic libraries.

Deanna B. Marcum

Gateway to Knowledge goes beyond the 'hype' about digital libraries. These are thoughtful and timely papers by scholars, administrators, and librarians who consider the implications of the digital age for scholarship and teaching. This book is important for its holistic treatment of the academy as it comes to terms with digital technology.

Paul Evan Peters

This book is about revolutionary change in the means of scholarly production, and the role of libraries in that revolution. Blessedly free of cyberbole, this book is instead about academic values, and how to secure them in the digitial environment. If you care about why we should be building digital libraries then you need to read this book.

From the Publisher

"This book is about revolutionary change in the means of scholarlyproduction, and the role of libraries in that revolution. Blessedly freeof cyberbole, this book is instead about academic values, and how tosecure them in the digitial environment. If you care about why we shouldbe building digital libraries then you need to read this book." Paul Evan Peters, Coalition for Networked Information

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