The Changing Academic Library: Operations, Culture, Environments

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Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 323 pages
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It's 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. The book may be used as a text in library and information science courses, as well as an introduction for new professionals and academic administrators.
 

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Contents

Organizational Culture and Higher Education
31
The System of Scholarly Communication
60
Perceptions of the Academy
86
Governance
108
The Organization and Management
133
Libraries and Money
160
The Collections
180
Electronic Information and Academic Libraries
203
The Communities of the Academic Library
226
The Academic Librarian
248
A Look Ahead
272
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