The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change by Reg Carr

By Reg Carr

This ebook begins from the basis that the decade has introduced extra alterations for the tutorial examine library than any ever formerly identified. The ebook offers an authoritative evaluate and research of the problems and demanding situations affecting educational study libraries from the remaining years of the twentieth century onwards. whereas the focal point in this interval of white water switch is basically British, with a couple of case stories according to the transformative projects of the UKs Joint info structures Committee (JISC) and its seminal digital Libraries Programme (eLib), in addition to at the Bodleian Libraries far-reaching responses to the advanced calls for of the electronic age, the problems themselves are provided of their worldwide context, with implications drawn for study libraries everywhere.

  • Written by means of one of many worlds major educational study librarians
  • Provides a entire evaluation of the standards at paintings in an incredibly major and fast-moving decade of analysis library development
  • Contains own insights into a few of the key library and data tasks of contemporary years

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Uk/issue17/main/. 6. As University Librarian at Leeds, the writer was invited by the Vice-Chancellor in 1996 to take on the new role of Dean of Information Strategy, with a university-wide brief to bring the Library, Computing, Media and Administrative IT Services into an effective working relationship. During much of the 1990s, the issue of convergence was a hot topic in UK universities. For an overview of 16 institutional case studies, see Hanson, T. (2005) Managing Academic Support Services in Universities: The Convergence Experience, London: Facet Publishing.

Combined with the availability of many surveys of researchers’ needs and behaviours,8 and the publication of regular environmental scans,9 they have served to put users’ needs and information-seeking trends at the very forefront of academic research library service planning. But if research libraries generally are now better placed than ever before to identify what users want, this does not 47 The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change necessarily mean that what users currently get is acceptably close enough to what they really need.

Html) was established in 1985 in the wake of a report commissioned by the British Library into the state of conservation activity and preservation awareness in the libraries of the UK, and by the mid-1990s it was able to count most of the major British research libraries among its subscribing members. See Ratcliffe, F. W. (1984) Preservation Policies and Conservation in British Libraries, London: The British Library. 17. org/. 19 The Academic Research Library in a Decade of Change 18. uk/cedars/.

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