Managing Change In Academic Libraries

Author by : Joseph Branin
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Description : Managing Change in Academic Libraries helps academic librarians plan, implement, and manage changes to the fundamental structure of their organizations. It shows readers that in academic libraries the two driving forces behind most change are economics and technology. Declines in funding for education and in the purchasing power of libraries have made it impossible to maintain the status quo, let alone realize growth, in traditional information services and collection development. Add to this downward trend in library economics, the explosion of new information technology and its potential for radically altering communications and knowledge management, and one has the ingredients for some amazing changes in libraries. To help manage these many changes, chapters in Managing Change in Academic Libraries approach change with a mixture of radical and rational ideas. Readers learn academic librarians’views on dealing with change as they read about: an environmental scan which identifies both internal and external forces that are increasing the amount and scope of change in academic libraries technological change and its impact in academic libraries the academic library director’s role as an agent of change how two large library systems managed to change in some very fundamental ways when faced with serious economic and political challenges difficult personnel issues faced by academic libraries as they move into new organizational structures and adopt new management styles the future of traditional reference services in light of rapid developments in computing and networking how to change bibliographic control to better serve the changing expectations and needs of user communities conducting a restructuring study and recommendations for organizational change in a large research library system Each chapter shows academic librarians how they can respond imaginatively and nimbly to economic, political, and technological change that envelopes their professional work life. Academic librarians will refer to Managing Change in Academic Libraries again and again as a survival tool as they meet with challenging and unpredictable changes.


Achieving Transformational Change In Academic Libraries

Author by : Stephen Mossop
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Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting. The title is divided into five chapters, covering: a definition of transformational change; drivers of transformational change and its place in a strategic change agenda; selling the vision of cultural change; human resource issues and cultural change; and the nature of change as a constant. Provides innovative interdisciplinary research Offers context-free, practical examples of the role of transformational leadership in achieving cultural change and strategic organisational development Explores the sometimes ambiguous relationship between transformational and transactional leadership


Technology Change And The Academic Library

Author by : Jeremy Atkinson
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Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the academic library. Technology, Change and the Academic Library systematically reflects on technological innovation, the successes, failures and lessons learned, the nature, process and culture of change, and key aspects including impacts on library staff and users, roles and responsibilities, and skills and capabilities. The book takes an international perspective on the massive change currently affecting academic libraries. The title gives an overview and literature review, considers technological innovation and change management, future technologies and future change, and provides information on further reading. Case studies describe the rationale, aims, and objectives for particular technological innovations, and consider methods, outcomes, and recommendations for the future. Finally, the book reflects back on how technological change can best be wrought in academic libraries. Gives library managers and librarians insight into how best to identify, plan, and implement technological innovation Provides a wide-ranging overview, literature review, and a series of reflective case studies on technological innovation in libraries Emphasises current trends, lessons, and critical issues for putting technological innovation into place Offers an international perspective on technological innovation in the academic library Uses a critical methodology to reflect on what works, what does not, and how managers can apply lessons from real cases worldwide


Emerging Human Resource Trends In Academic Libraries

Author by : Michael A. Crumpton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries presents the collective wisdom of human resource librarians and administrators who have been in the forefront of practicing and applying the human resource principles in academic libraries. The book is divided into five Parts: Part I focuses on the present academic library environment and the unique human resource challenges that can be found there. Part II looks at the role of LIS education in preparing Masters level librarians to work within academic libraries and beyond. Part III examines how human resource departments in organizations can continue education beyond the degree for professionals and other staff. Part IV is concerned with how academic libraries show their value to the parent institution. Part V focuses on the library staff roles, how they have changed, and how they are valued in relation to faculty and professional positions. These chapters within each Part represent the emerging trends within academic libraries that impact how librarians are educated, mentored and given the ability to obtain professional development training as incumbent librarians as changes occur in the field. Each chapter is written by a practitioner in HR who has experienced related problems and sought solutions.


Scholarship Research Libraries And Global Publishing

Author by : Jutta Scott-Reed
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Discover how to meet the challenges of increasing your library's international publications through digital networks and large shared resource networks with other research libraries! Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing reveals a four-year study conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that shows a tremendous decrease in US and Canadian ARL libraries’international publication acquisitions in a time when North American universities are becoming increasingly global and need to maintain collections of foreign articles. This intense study reflects these trends and provides solutions for increasing acquisitions by studying the use of computers and communications technology to help libraries redesign their methods of service. As a professional in the library science field, you will gain a deeper understanding of making electronic information available to patrons and other libraries and help to keep your library current and proficient in today's high-tech world of digital information. In Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing, you will discover how you can increase your library's international publications by sharing the work and expense of acquiring foreign materials among a large number of research libraries and making these materials broadly available to scholars everywhere by electronic networks. From this book, you will learn about the obstacles facing each and the necessary steps to overcome them. Some of the challenges you will gain expertise in handling are: understanding the current trends in output of international publications, price forecasts, and the impact of electronic publishing in acquiring foreign publications identifying foreign materials that are collection priorities by discipline securing understandings with copyright holders to avoid intellectual property issues negotiating agreements between universities to shoulder the financial burdens of an extended collection refocusing the expectations of faculty about where and how they will find the books, journals, and other important library materials discussing and making changes to the acquisition process with scholars, librarians, presidents, provosts, and publishers Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing provides tips and advice on how to provide cost-effective information. You will develop a clearer understanding of the forces influencing the ability of North American research libraries to build and maintain collections of publications produced outside the United States. From Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing you will receive proven, effective methods to help increase the availability of international publications in your library in order to best serve your patrons.


Strategic Human Resource Planning For Academic Libraries

Author by : Michael A. Crumpton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Strategic Human Resources Planning for Academic Libraries: Information, Technology and Organization provides an in-depth discussion of human resources as a strategic element of a library organization, especially as staffing needs and competencies change. The book focuses on the impact of human resource practices in a library setting, discussing several aspects, including the role of human resources when the library is part of a larger organization, along with information on how to identify strategic objectives that are expected and related to workforce issues. In addition, the book reviews hiring practices, reorganizations of staff, use of temps or time-limited positions, and how students, volunteers, and internships can make a strategic difference overall. Chapters address competencies across different levels of employment within different library types and consider how those competencies are changing Presents how leadership and library leaders must utilize human resources as a valuable tool for developing a strong and healthy organization Addresses human resource tools, such as job tasks analysis and the creation of equitable payroll structures Demonstrate the use and benefit of multiple employee statuses that provide flexibility and resourcefulness to end users


Beyond Survival

Author by : Elizabeth J. Wood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : An inspirational yet practical look at how assessment-based planning can keep your library on the leading edge of change.


Middle Management In Academic And Public Libraries

Author by : Tom Diamond
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Drawing from the contributions of 20 academic and public library middle managers, this book reveals knowledge, expertise, and insights on a variety of management topics and responsibilities. * Addresses a wide range of middle management topics such as managing new managers of supervisors in the public library and balancing middle management and tenure-track responsibilities in an academic library * Includes information contributed by knowledgeable experts on middle management within public and academic library environments * Provides a bibliography of useful resources for middle managers with each chapter * Contains an index providing access to many topics and authors cited in the book


Academic Library Metamorphosis And Regeneration

Author by : Marcy Simons
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Academic Library Metamorphosis and Regeneration continues the discussions around change and transformation that are taking place in the library profession today. Academic libraries are undergoing change at a remarkable rate and have been through transitions that were unthinkable before disruptive technology changed everything. For academic libraries, changes in higher education, scholarly communication, and user expectations are driving a continuous need to adjust, transform, and re-create ourselves. This book explores the changes that led us to where we are today, reviews academic libraries that have transformed, and offers suggestions for those who are beginning a change process.


Catalysts For Change

Author by : Gisela M. von Dran
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book, first published in 1993, features the perspectives of library practitioners as well as other higher education professionals on using innovative management techniques. The book includes practical discussions of Total Quality Management, team management, the impact of gender differences, managing an older work force, and educational needs. Through this valuable book, library administrators will find the best methods for adapting management strategies to the major political upheaval, economic reprioritizing, and organizational restructuring that has been characteristic of this decade. They will benefit from the case studies and practical overview from professionals who have already experienced change in their own libraries. Some of the important topics covered by the contributors include: fostering the democratization of the workplace and the development of the staff through empowerment; proactive, assertive, and collaborative roles of libraries in the scholarly communication process; library management education that prepares professionals both to anticipate change and to bring about change in their institutions in response to societal needs and shifts; managing the academic library through teamwork; the possible impacts and implications of female leadership on the library profession; organizational change in research libraries; older workers in technical services; and using the budget as a planning tool.


Managing Multiculturalism And Diversity In The Library

Author by : Mark Winston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Discover ways to raise staff awareness regarding diversity! Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library: Principals and Issues for Administrators is an academic guide to diversity issues such as affirmative action, career development of minorities in the library science profession, racism, and scholarship solutions to increase the diversity of people in the library and information science profession. From this manual, you will gain a deeper understanding of diversity and its implementation in your library. Scholarly and poignant, this book is recommended to academics, administrators, library professionals, and students who want to improve the diversity of libraries and the profession of library information science. In Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library, you will explore the continued need to keep diversity growing in our libraries as a learning tool to boost the creativity and broaden the knowledge base of libraries as a whole. This informative guide provides you with studies on the diversification efforts of Australia, Canada, China, and the United Kingdom, showing you how each nation differently defines diversity, yet values diversity with an agenda that accepts and encourages cultural differences. You will find suggestions on how to bring in the talents of traditionally excluded groups into your library and examine affirmative action and its dismantling from different angles. Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library illustrates the importance of cultural diversity in contrast to a melting pot that does not allow for distinct flavors. Some pertinent areas of diversity that you will read about are: raising staff awareness of diversity through training seminars a diversity program focused closely on your library's missions and strategic plans integrating diversity into every aspect of the library activities looking to colleges and universities as the leaders of cross-cultural understanding American Library Association and the diversity agenda Managing Multiculturalism and Diversity In the Library is an enlightening and helpful resource to foster multicultural understanding and to plan a diversity agenda that is right for your library organization. From this book, you will find many interesting and informative methods on creating a culturally pluralistic library.


Academic Research On The Internet

Author by : William Miller
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Find what you’re looking for with the best Internet resources for academic research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences! Which academic resource deserves more of your budget: printed books and journals or softly glowing terminals? The answer differs depending on the subject area, the availability and reliability of Internet information in that field, and the comparative value of Internet research and traditional print media. Academic Research on the Internet: Options for Scholars and Libraries gives you the information you need to make those choices. This comprehensive book examines the usability of the Internet as a scholarly research and reference tool. Each chapter provides a snapshot of Internet information access and usability in a specific subject area, comparing it to traditional print media. In addition, each chapter includes a selected webliography of key resources-a time-saving tool for librarians on the reference desk. Experts in specific subject areas provide up-to-the-minute assessments of the usefulness of the Internet for research in their fields, including: Arts and Architecture Biology Engineering Chemistry Physics and Mathematics Music Philosophy English and American Literature History Political Science Business Education Anthropology and Sociology Health Sciences Public Administration Law Environmental Sciences Reference Academic Research on the Internet is designed to provide the facts you need about the reliability, timeliness, and availability of Internet information. With this information, you can decide on the relative value of print subscriptions, assess the degree to which the Internet alone can satisfy users’ information needs, and make intelligent choices about budget allocation.


Introducing And Managing Academic Library Automation Projects

Author by : John W. Head
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Though automation in libraries has become more common, many academic libraries still lack automation of any kind. This professional reference is a guide to the forecasting, planning, implementing, and monitoring necessary for the successful management of academic library automation projects. Chapters are written by expert contributors, who combine their personal experiences with solid background information on the theory and practice of library automation.


Managing Ebook Metadata In Academic Libraries

Author by : Donna E Frederick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chandos Publishing
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Description : Managing ebook Metadata in Academic Libraries: Taming the Tiger tackles the topic of ebooks in academic libraries, a trend that has been welcomed by students, faculty, researchers, and library staff. However, at the same time, the reality of acquiring ebooks, making them discoverable, and managing them presents library staff with many new challenges. Traditional methods of cataloging and managing library resources are no longer relevant where the purchasing of ebooks in packages and demand driven acquisitions are the predominant models for acquiring new content. Most academic libraries have a complex metadata environment wherein multiple systems draw upon the same metadata for different purposes. This complexity makes the need for standards-based interoperable metadata more important than ever. In addition to complexity, the nature of the metadata environment itself typically varies slightly from library to library making it difficult to recommend a single set of practices and procedures which would be relevant to, and effective in, all academic libraries. Considering all of these factors together, it is not surprising when academic libraries find it difficult to create and manage the metadata for their ebook collections. This book is written as a guide for metadata librarians, other technical services librarians, and ancillary library staff who manage ebook collections to help them understand the requirements for ebook metadata in their specific library context, to create a vision for ebook metadata management, and to develop a plan which addresses the relevant issues in metadata management at all stages of the lifecycle of ebooks in academic libraries from selection, to deselection or preservation. Explores the reasons behind creating records for our resources and challenges libraries to think about what that means for their context Discusses the complex nature of academic libraries and the electronic resources they require Encourages librarians to find their own way to manage metadata


The Associate University Librarian Handbook

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Although the positions of assistant or associate university librarians and deans are considered a training ground for upward movement in the profession, there are surprisingly very few mentoring experiences available. The Associate University Librarian Handbook: A Resource Guide looks to change that. Covering such topics as managing change, funding, research, career management, and more, this book will be a valuable tool and guide for both those in the position of associate university librarian and for those aspiring to get there.


Research Collections And Digital Information

Author by : Sul H. Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This helpful volume explores the practical and theoretical impact of new information technologies on the libraries of today. Research Collections and Digital Information offers new strategies for collecting, organizing, and accessing library materials. It discusses the possibilities of custom-tailored digital libraries, offers guidelines for selecting e-books, and speculates on the coming changes in traditional interlibrary loan practices. It also explores technology's impact on library budgets, copyright issues, and vendor-library relations.


Evaluating The Twenty First Century Library

Author by : Donald L. DeWitt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Examines the Association of Research Libraries' "new measures" initiative. In response to the changes that digital information brought about in libraries, this collection of articles explains how the Association of Research Libraries is developing new measures for evaluating library services and holdings.


Diversity Now

Author by : Teresa Y. Neely
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Diversity Now: People, Collections, and Services in Academic Libraries delivers a comprehensive look at diversity issues for librarians. It examines partnerships between academic research libraries and campus agencies and provides effective retention strategies for diverse employees, introducing a model retention program for junior faculty of color. It also shows how librarians can lobby for domestic partner benefits for university employees who are unmarried same- and opposite-sex couples, and much more! Diversity Now provides a unique research perspective on assessment and diversity integration in the academic libraries and highlights effective working strategies for a multicultural library environment.


Leadership In Academic Libraries Today

Author by : Bradford Lee Eden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : This book connects leadership theories to academic libraries through case studies, analysis of survey results, and action research. By providing library examples of concepts such as transformational leadership, leadership frames, and other theories, the book breaks new ground in helping the profession develop a vision for its future leadership based on existing theory and current practice.


Electronic Resources And Collection Development

Author by : Sul H Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Examine the effects electronic resources have on your library! Electronic Resources and Collection Development examines how the transition to electronic resources in academic libraries has impacted traditional collection development policies and practices. Nine acclaimed librarians present their perspectives on the growing trend toward digital materials acquisition that is tipping the scales in favor of “access” in the “ownership vs. access” debate. The book provides insights on the use of electronic resources in major research libraries from data collection by JSTOR, a leading provider of digital resources to academic libraries. A rich and diverse collection of theory, opinion, and observation, Electronic Resources and Collection Development offers a unique understanding of how libraries are meeting the challenge of reshaping their collection development programs with electronic resources—a process that is quickly gaining momentum. Contributors are divided in their beliefs on whether a balance is still possible between print materials and electronic resources in academic libraries. Among the topics they discuss: the growing demand for e-books the increase in the use of distance education digitalizing special collections building localized collections use patterns of electronic journals and much more! Electronic Resources and Collection Development is an essential resource for library deans, directors, and collection development librarians as they assess the levels of change in their libraries.


Leadership In The Library And Information Science Professions

Author by : Mark Winston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This collection of ten essays addresses a number of important leadership issues, including the challenges and opportunities for leadership in organizations, the professional development needs of leaders, the knowledge and competencies required of effective leaders in relation to information technology and financial management, leadership evaluation and assessment, and the relationship of leadership to other contemporary issues (feminism, diversity, globalization). For library administrators and staff. Co-published simultaneously as Journal of Library Administration, Volume 32, Numbers 3/4 2001. Winston teaches at Rutgers U. School of Communication, Information and Library Studies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Planning And Implementing Resource Discovery Tools In Academic Libraries

Author by : Popp, Mary Pagliero
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : "This book addresses the many new resource discovery tools and products in existence as well as their potential uses and applications"--Provided by publisher.


Managing Change For Library Support Staff

Author by : Anne Goulding
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : In today's library environment the only constant seems to be change. This book describes how external and internal organizational changes have specifically affected library support staff who, being at the sharp end of the service, have to cope with the effects of change on a daily basis. Library managers need to inform themselves on how change affects the working experiences of staff, and how, in the face of uncertainty and upheaval, they can ensure those staff remain motivated and committed. Drawing upon case study and interview data, the author discusses: who library support staff are and why library managers should be particularly concerned about their welfare; the changing working environment of library support staff; work design; working conditions; the organizational climate; workforce planning and equal opportunities. The result is a rich picture of the current state of support staff roles in today's libraries.


Building A Virtual Library

Author by : Ardis Hanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : The organization, functioning, and the role of libraries in university communities continue to change dramatically. While academic research libraries continue to acquire information, organize it, make it available, and preserve it, the critical issues for their management teams in the twenty-first century are to formulate a clear mission and role for their library, particularly as libraries transition to meet the new information needs of their university constituents. Building a Virtual Library addresses these issues by providing insight into the current changes and developments within the area of library science.


The Twenty First Century Art Librarian

Author by : Terrie Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Meet the challenge of operating a successful art library! The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian examines the unique challenges and vital administrative issues that are at the forefront of current art librarianship. Librarians working in a variety of settings (art, academics, architecture, visual resources, and museums) address professional change and technological challenges, including inadequate staffing and the need to wear multiple “hats” to cope with day-to-day responsibilities. The book focuses on common practices in the field as well as the individuals who work in art libraries and the collections they maintain. Instead of the standard primer on art librarianship, this book is an insightful look at how art librarians are unique in terms of the clientele they serve, their subject knowledge, and the variety of environments in which they work. The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian examines pressing everyday issues, including operational management, staff recruitment and training, managing collections, public service and patrons, and developing a “personal care plan.” The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian also addresses setting-specific topics, such as: developing staffing standards at all levels working solo in small art museum libraries integrating digitization into visual resource libraries handling special collections in architecture libraries how culture and mission distinguish academic art libraries from their museum counterparts and much more! The Twenty-First Century Art Librarian provides library professionals and academics with a unique look at current trends in art, architecture, and visual resources librarianship.


Digital Images And Art Libraries In The Twenty First Century

Author by : Susan Wyngaard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : Digital Images and Art Libraries in the Twenty-First Century provides an in-depth look at the technology that art librarians must understand in order to work effectively in today's digital environment. Appropriate for librarians, visual resource curators, and students alike, this book unites readers with professionals who have hand-on experience in their fields of study. It covers a wide range of subjects, including digital access preservation, personal accounts of digitalization ventures, the effects of Web censorship, and the changing nature of art librarianship. The diversity of opinions documented in this contemporary text delivers a thorough investigation into the cutting-edge world of digital art librarianship.


Library Vendor Relationships

Author by : Sam Brooks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendors As technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service levels. Vendors provide databases and integrated library systems that perform those functions for profit. Library/Vendor Relationships examines the increasing cooperation in which libraries find they must participate in, and vice versa, with the vendors that provide system infrastructure and software. Expert contributors provide insights from all sides of this unique collaboration, offering cogent perspectives on the give and take process that every librarian, publisher, and database provider/producer can use. The symbiosis between libraries and vendors of databases relies heavily upon open communication to achieve each one’s beneficial results. Library/Vendor Relationships explores this partnership between profit and nonprofit entities in detail, focusing on issues of crucial importance for both sides. A variety of diverse types of libraries and vendors give voice to the multitude of issues facing them. Several charts, graphs, and other helpful visuals are included. Topics in Library/Vendor Relationships include: options for preventing systematic downloading of material benefits and challenges of delivering products on multiple platforms—using the American Psychological Association’s experiences as a case study book vendors’ efforts to help libraries become more efficient comprehensive online support services to help increase interaction between libraries and academic publishers Anatolian University Libraries Consortium’s effective relationship with vendors publisher and vendor use of library advisory boards to provide needed feedback a review of the database marketplace fostering a good relationship between library and vendor the future of government libraries in an increasingly technological age collaboration in standards development integrated ecommerce the relationship between OCLC and member institutions libraries’ position between commerce and science vendor/community college library relationships e-mail discussion lists and more! Library/Vendor Relationships is stimulating, insightful reading for academic librarians, government librarians, public librarians, deans, directors, reference librarians, publishers, and database providers.


The Changing Academic Library

Author by : John Budd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
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Description : "The Changing Academic Library is a revision of Budd's The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation. This book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the dynamic states of higher education and academic libraries. It presents a critical examination of major issues facing colleges and universities and the unique challenges that their libraries must come to grips with. Current practice is reviewed, but it is examined in the broader context of educational needs, scholarly communication, politics and economics, technology, and the nature of complex organizations."--Publisher's description.