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The academic library

Author: Peter Brophy
Publisher: London : Facet Pub., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This authoritative and wide-ranging textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries and the organizational cultures in which they operate. It offers an assessment of the impact of such changes on service delivery from both provider and user perspectives, and considers the future role of the academic library." "This textbook is an indispensable introduction to the  Read more...
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Brophy, Peter, 1950-
Academic library.
London : Facet, 2005
(OCoLC)605384707
Online version:
Brophy, Peter, 1950-
Academic library.
London : Facet, 2005
(OCoLC)608128213
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brophy
ISBN: 9781856045278 1856045277
OCLC Number: 57619867
Notes: Previous ed.: 2000.
Description: xii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The higher education context --
2. The history of higher education libraries --
3. The library in the institution --
4. Users of the academic library --
5. The impacts and opportunities of information and communications technologies --
6. Human resources --
7. Resource management --
8. Collection and access management and the organization of resources --
9. The academic library building --
10. Library systems --
11. Services --
12. Management --
13. Performance measurement --
14. Professional issues --
15. The academic library of the future.
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