This authoritative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries & the organizational cultures in which they operate. This new edition has more extensive coverage of: performance measurement; accessibility; information literacy; digital libraries; copyright; institutional repositories; virtual
Provide an account of thinking and research on the evaluation of library services. Illustrated throughout with examples across the different library sectors, this book is structured to focus on the intended service user, then to look at service management and the building blocks of services, and finally to draw together these strands.
Focusing on the library as a vehicle for encouraging creativity as well as a provider of information resources, this book offers a model of how traditional and electronic sources can co-exist in the library. It emphasizes that beyond the intermediary role of libraries is the vital requirement to promote understanding and engagement.
From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries Without Walls conferences have mapped a major change in the practice of librarianship. This collection is drawn from the seventh Libraries Without Walls Conference, held in 2007.
The delivery of library services to users based at a distance from the physical library is a topic of growing interest around the world. To address the issue, this book brings together the papers from the fifth Libraries Without Walls Conference.
From their beginnings in 1995, the Libraries Without Walls conferences have made a major change in the practice of librarianship. Drawn from the sixth Libraries Without Walls Conference, this book aims at assisting educational specialists and course developers in increasing their understanding of importance of information in the learning process.