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Beyond survival : managing academic libraries in transition

Author: Elizabeth J Wood; Rush Miller; Amy Knapp
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
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"Beyond Survival shows how the transition tactics and strategies developed by businesses can be adapted to academic libraries. By adopting the same organizational development tools and concepts espoused by the business world, academic libraries can not only survive in the short term, but can take advantage of emergent opportunities to ensure long-term excellence."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth J Wood; Rush Miller; Amy Knapp
ISBN: 1591583373 9781591583370
OCLC Number: 71223081
Description: xxii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Why not just keep on keeping on? --
Theoretical underpinnings of change --
Embedding and perpetuating change in academic libraries --
Lessons in organizational change from the University of Arizona Libraries --
Evolution not revolution : first cycle of change at the University of Pittsburgh's University Library System (ULS) --
Change becomes a given --
Looking beyond technical services : the second change cycle at ULS --
Standing up to scrutiny --
Positioning the academic library for a vibrant future.
Responsibility: Elizabeth J. Wood, Rush Miller and Amy Knapp.
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