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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times Nevenka Zdravkovska

Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

Nevenka Zdravkovska

Published August 22nd 2011
ISBN : 9781843346302
Paperback
230 pages
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Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are being digitized at a quick pace, is there still a need for a separate unit within close proximity to the department, school,MoreAre academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are being digitized at a quick pace, is there still a need for a separate unit within close proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner’s point of view and suggests solutions for the future. The author provides practical and realistic solutions to academic libraries that can be executed in a daily operating cycle and offers examples drawn from her own wide-ranging experience in managing the Engineering and Physical Sciences branch library at the University of Maryland. She also covers a variety of issues such as staffing and public services, collections, and bibliographic instruction.