The Academic Library of the 90s

The Academic Library of the 90s

This book is a comprehensive guide to book chapters and articles on academic librarianship written between 1990 and 1993.

Author: Rashelle S. Karp

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015034003825

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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The end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s have been a time of great change for academic libraries and librarians. Rapid developments in technology have revolutionized the libraries' means and mission, while declining budgets have adversely impacted the ability of librarians to carry out their roles. This book is a comprehensive guide to book chapters and articles on academic librarianship written between 1990 and 1993.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Service Quality in Academic Libraries

Service Quality in Academic Libraries

“ Library Strategic alliances and the Digital Library in the 1990s : The OhioLINK Experience , " Journal of Academic Librarianship , 21 ( September 1995 ) : 383–386 . Hoadley , Irene B. “ Customer Service ?

Author: Peter Hernon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567502091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 187

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Service quality is an issue separate from internal observations of effectiveness and efficiency, and cannot adequately be conveyed by output and performance measures. Considerations of service quality require librarians to regard management and the provision of service from an entirely new perspective- from the viewpoint of the library user, for whom the outcome of a trip to the library has far greater relevance than the institutions' outputs. This book examines service quality, identifies its essential elements (including electronic service delivery), and discusses ways in which it can be assessed quantitatively and qualitatively. Based on a two-year research study, this book encourages every manager to consider the impact of accountability on the library's role within the larger organization. It identifies simple and practical methods by which to implement measures representing service quality and to narrow the gap between library services and customer expectations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Academic Library and Its Users

The Academic Library and Its Users

The development of convergence between university libraries and computing services' in Harris, Colin (ed.), New university library: issues for the '90s and beyond, London: Taylor Graham. Winkworth, Ian R. (1993), 'Into the House of ...

Author: Peter Jordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351895279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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The many recent changes in higher and further education mean that it is more important than ever to analyse the needs of academic library users, and both promote and provide the service they require. This constructive book, pervaded throughout by the impact of IT on the learning environment, surveys the influences on today's academic library, and explains how to increase user satisfaction through quality management. The author focuses particularly on users' behaviour in the library, the problems they cause or encounter, and how libraries cope. The book examines the varying needs of undergraduate and graduate, mature and part-time students, overseas students, franchised students, distance learners and other groups with special needs, explaining ways in which these needs can be identified and the service evaluated. One chapter is devoted to research and researchers' information demands. The particular requirements of subject communities and their consequences for academic libraries are also investigated, as well as the requirements of teaching staff and ways in which the library can work with them. The author emphasizes the importance of user education programmes and explains how to promote the library effectively with limited resources. For librarians, heads of services and senior library managers in further and higher education, and those, such as subject librarians, responsible for specific student groups, this book provides a comprehensive and realistic guide to providing and promoting a quality service. Students of librarianship and information management will gain valuable insight from this book into user analysis and improving the performance of information provision.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Academic Library in the American University

The Academic Library in the American University

Susan K. Martin , “ Information Technology and Libraries : Toward the Year 2000 , ” College and Research Libraries 51 ... Microcomputers : Venue of Computing in the ' 90s , " in Technology for the ' 90s : Microcomputers in Libraries ...

Author: Stephen E. Atkins

Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press

ISBN: 1893311384

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 226

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Categories: Academic libraries

Academic Libraries

Academic Libraries

Libraries have traditionally been defined by the size and scope of their collections , the souls of the academic disciplines . For libraries , the collection represents a host of ... Development Librarian in the 90s and Beyond .

Author: Gerard B. Mac Cabe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313285977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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At the end of the 20th century, college and university libraries face enormous challenges and opportunities. Libraries must fight for increasingly limited resources at a time when expenses continue to spiral. This volume offers academic administrators and librarians a better understanding of the issues facing the library during this time of change, and the role of the library in the evolving campus of the future.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reference Services Planning in the 90s

Reference Services Planning in the 90s

In the 1990s , will academic libraries make a radical departure " from one of our nobler goals : to provide free and open access to books and information to promote informed democracy and the public good ? " 21 Do academic libraries ...

Author: Gail Z. Eckwright

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560246197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Here is a comprehensive look at planning for reference services in the 1990s. Full of practical as well as theoretical information, Reference Services Planning in the 90s gives readers a valuable overview of the "big picture" in current reference service. While some of the issues that faced librarians ten years ago are no longer significant, others remain--and an entirely new set of topics has arisen which needs to be addressed in light of recent developments in the field. Readers will find this book an important source of guidance and help as they negotiate their way through the current decade of reference services and beyond. Reference Services Planning in the 90s focuses on the issues that are important in reference work today. Chapters are practitioner-oriented and informational in nature. Some contain extensive bibliographies for future research. Among the many topics discussed are: reference service to rural library users and off-campus students and faculty the high cost of reference and the need for reassessment of service and delivery planning for online reference NREN and reference service education for reference/information service evaluation of reference service Library educators, library administrators of medium to large institutions, and reference librarians at all levels will find of wealth of practical knowledge in Reference Services Planning in the 90s. Individuals planning for reference service in academic and larger public libraries will find useful information in the areas of automation, education and staff development, evaluation, and service to specific populations. The book also serves as a helpful tool for those teaching reference services.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Resource Strategies in the 90s

Resource Strategies in the 90s

Trends in ARL University Libraries Annette Melville. budget reduction in the 1991-92 year , and 63 % expected cuts in the next ( El - Khawas 1992 , 20 , 48 ) . The ACE study also registered telling differences between public and private ...

Author: Annette Melville

Publisher: Association of Research Libr

ISBN: UOM:39015033321327

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 46

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In 1992 the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) surveyed administrators in member libraries regarding resource strategies of the previous three years. This paper summarizes revenue activities, adaptive tactics, and budgetary practices reported by 87 Canadian, U.S. private, and U.S. public university libraries and establishes a baseline for comparing these factors. The period from 1990 to 1992 has been a difficult one for ARL members, with the largest reductions in public support experienced by public university libraries. All respondents sought outside revenues to supplement their campus allocations. Virtually every responding library had experienced some form of internal restructuring, and three of every five had eliminated positions over the three-year survey period. Administrators valued flexibility in fund reallocation very highly, but few had much control over carrying unspent funds to the next year. While 88% of respondents expected the demand for services to grow, only 32% anticipated budget increases. Greater selectivity in activities and greater library sharing are likely to result from the economic realities. Three appendixes contain the survey summary results, the cover letter, and the questionnaire. (Contains 33 references.) (SLD)
Categories: Academic libraries

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science  Second Edition

Veaner , A.B. Academic Librarianship in a Transformational Age : Program , Politics , and Personnel ; G.K. Hall : Boston ... Libraries in the 90s : What the Leaders Expect , Riggs , A D.E. , Sabine , G.A. , Eds .; Oryx Press : Phoenix ...

Author: Miriam Drake

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 800

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A revitalized version of the popular classic, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Second Edition targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media-compiling articles from more than 450 information specialists on topics including program planning in the digital era, recruitment, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property, and hardware, software, database selection and design, competitive intelligence, electronic records preservation, decision support systems, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, and digital library projects.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New University Library

The New University Library

Author: Ian Rogerson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000045762030

Category: Academic libraries

Page: 131

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Categories: Academic libraries

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Lynden, F. C. Library materials budgeting in the private university library: Austerity and action. In Advances in Librarianship; Harris, M. H., Ed.; Academic Press: New York, 1980; Vol. 10, 106. 10. In Libraries in the 90s: What the ...

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

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The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
Categories: Computers

Libraries and Information in the Arab World

Libraries and Information in the Arab World

Recent Titles in Bibliographies and Indexes in Library and Information Science English - Language Dictionaries ... compiler The Academic Library of the 90s : An Annotated Bibliography Rashelle S. Karp The Internet and Library ...

Author: Lokman I. Meho

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331098X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

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Filling a major gap in the coverage of world librarianship and information science, this bibliography is a comprehensive guide to published works on libraries and information centers in the Arab world. The book contains over 1,000 entries covering books, scholarly and professional journal articles, chapters in books, doctoral dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Changing Academic Library

The Changing Academic Library

Journal of Academic Librarianship 27 ( July 2001 ) : 253–54 . ... “ Technical Services and the Electronic Library : Defining Our Roles and Divining the Partnership . ... Strategies in the ' 90s : Trends in ARL University Libraries .

Author: John Budd

Publisher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr

ISBN: 0838983189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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"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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

A. B. Veaner , Academic Librarianship in a Transformed Age : Program , Politics , and Personnel , Hall , Boston , 1990 ... A. H. Eastman , quoted in Libraries in the 90s : What the Leaders Expect , D. E. Riggs and G. A. Sabine , eds .

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824720741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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This supplement covers topics ranging from academic library funding to visual information querying.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sage in the Cathedral of Books

The Sage in the Cathedral of Books

“New Visions in Library Automation and Networking—Ohio's Approach to the 1990s.” In Proceedings of the International ... Paper presented at the 1992 Ohio Chinese Academic and Professional Association, Columbus, Ohio, April 1992. 15 pgs.

Author: Yang Yang

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780966764499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The biography of Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee, who was awarded the highly prestigious Melvil Dewey Medal by the American Library Association in 2015, will be welcomed by readers interested in knowing not only more about Lee’s personal achievements and contributions in librarianship but also about the rapid changes in the library profession in general. The biography, written by Ms. Yang Yang of China Central Television in Beijing, was first published in Chinese in China in 2011. It was republished in Taiwan with added information in 2014. This English edition, translated by Dr. Ying Zhang of the University of California in Irvine, was updated by Lee. Throughout his childhood and youth, Lee experienced tremendous hardship during the brutal Sino-Japanese War and then the Chinese civil war, described in the first three chapters. After arriving in the United States as a graduate student from Taiwan in 1957, he struggled to realize the American dream by studying hard and working diligently in the field of librarianship for nearly half a century. The biography explores Lee’s career at major academic libraries, beginning at the University of Pittsburgh to his retirement from Ohio University, including his seven years of library directorship at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Agency for International Development. After his first retirement, Lee was invited by OCLC to become a Visiting Distinguished Scholar. From there he was appointed Chief of the Asian Division at the Library of Congress and retired for the second time in 2008. The biography also highlights Lee’s contributions in international librarianship, especially in the promotion of library cooperation between the United States and China.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Downsizing in Academic Libraries

Downsizing in Academic Libraries

College and Research Libraries 56 ( 2 ) : 144–56 . Lengel , R.H. , and R.L. Daft . 1998. ... Stagnant Budgets : Their Effects on Academic Libraries . ... Resource Strategies in the 90s : Trends in ARL University Libraries .

Author: Ethel Auster

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802089755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Ethel Auster and Shauna Taylor's Downsizing in Academic Libraries is a comprehensive study of the trials faced by Canadian academic libraries in the 1990s.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information

Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information

Typical for a large university library in the early 1990s, the Cataloging Department at Penn State University processed several thousand items monthly. Depending on the month, between eight and fifteen thousand books, microforms, ...

Author: Ruth C Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317956693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Discover how librarians around the world are responding to the new demands of a fast-changing profession! More computers and fewer staff, more types of resources to catalog and less time in which to study them--these are the problems librarians are facing at the dawn of a new millennium. Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information offers solutions from cataloging and technical services managers around the world. Contributions from Australia, Botswana, Latin America, Canada, and the United States guarantee a truly international perspective. Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information describes new and effective ways to coordinate all aspects of automation, staffing, organization, teamwork, and work flow. These techniques have been tested in libraries ranging from small college libraries to the ancient and revered Bodleian Library and the vast Library of Congress. National libraries, academic libraries, and specialized medical and law libraries are also represented. In Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information, catalogers and technical services managers will find useful suggestions in a number of areas, including: total quality management flexible strategies for cataloging local and remote resources cataloging operations, trends, and perspectives putting cataloging philosophy into practice staff assignments and workflow distribution building team spirit Managing Cataloging and the Organization of Information is an invaluable resource for library administrators, catalogers, library educators, technical services managers, and information scientists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Technical Services in the 90 s

Managing Technical Services in the 90 s

... more pages per journal ) , increased costs of printing and materials , fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates , a lack of cohesive vision , oversight , and advocacy within the academic / library community , and the entrenched ...

Author: Drew Racine

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560241667

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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In this optimistic new book, librarians examine how changes in society, the information industry, and libraries require iconoclastic thinking and acting on the part of the information specialists to take maximum advantage of the opportunities that are present to better the profession, the professionals, and services to their patrons. The focus of the volume is on managing functions typically associated with technical services. Recent changes to library functions such as the changed roles of managers and the necessity for fund-raising as a method of obtaining basic operating funds are discussed fully. Running across the varied chapters are recurring themes such as the need for flexibility in staffing and organizational structures, looking at the traditional in new ways, and convergence and union. The chapters, written by experienced academic librarians, will be of interest to both managers of libraries and to those who are concerned with how the libraries are managed. Students of library science will find this an invaluable guide to gaining a deeper knowledge of the changes in technical services, and how they relate to the general public coming into the library.
Categories: Business & Economics

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter

Library staff from each job family received an opportunity to vote on membership from their group . ... 90's University Library , California State University 2000 Jed Smith Drive , Sacramento , CA 95819-2695 For telephone inquiry call ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082935597

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

Endowment funding in academic libraries: Pitfalls and potentials. Bottom Line, 1(1), 23427. ... In B. I. Dewey (Ed.), Raising money for academic and research libraries (pp. 1174130). ... Libraries in the 90s: What the leaders expect.

Author: Delmus E. Williams

Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781781903131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Volume 31 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization contains articles describing efforts at cooperation and collaboration within the library profession. The volume offers an eclectic mix of timely, thought-provoking pieces of work which bring together a collection of studies which convey the kind of research that current library managers and researchers face. The book will examine the challenges that working administrators have in order to enable them to look more closely at their operations and to reconsider how to develop people and the organizations in which they work. As previous volumes, volume 31 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.
Categories: Business & Economics