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Difficult decisions : closing and merging academic libraries

Author: Sara Holder; Amber Lannon
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Association of College and Research Libraries, A division of the American Library Association, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to have meaningful metrics in today's complex higher education landscape? With a foreword by Heather Piwowar and Jason Priem, this highly engaging and activity-laden book serves to introduce readers to the fast-paced world of research metrics from the unique perspective of academic librarians and LIS practitioners. Starting with the essential histories of bibliometrics and altmetrics, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Holder; Amber Lannon
ISBN: 9780838987919 0838987915
OCLC Number: 911180182
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Merging, creating, transforming : the new service model program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / JoAnn Jacoby and Susan E. Searing --
Shifting borders : changes in the scholarly landscape and integration of area studies libraries to accomplish new service goals in an academic library / Steve Witt, Joe Lenkart, and Lynne M. Rudasill --
Merging the social and health sciences step by step / Nancy P. O'Brien, Mary Beth Allen, Peg Burnette, Cindy Ingold, Kelly A. McCusker, and Beth Sheehan --
Regaining equilibrium on a tilting planet within the higher education universe : a scholarly personal narrative / Rebecca Rose --
The very model of a modern major library / Nancy Roderer, Blair Anton, Will Bryant, Robert Gresehover, Stella Seal, Claire Twose, and Sue Woodson --
Change in the 21st-century library : fate or opportunity? / Tomalee Doan, Linda Rose, and Mary McNeil --
Unanticipated opportunities from closed libraries : pivoting for the future / James T. Crocamo, Jeffrey Lancaster, and Ellie Ransom --
A tale of three libraries : lessons learned from three branch mergers at McGill University / Jill T. Boruff, Katherine Hanz, Sara Holder, Maya Kucij, Jessica Lange, and Amber Butler Lannon --
One hundred years of history : closing and consolidating the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library / Amy Butros --
Using data to make collections decisions : a case study from University of California, Berkeley / Susan Edwards and Hilary Schiraldi --
Everything must move : coordinating the implementation of a large collection merger / Giovanna Badia --
When libraries combine : creating a Georgia Regents University Libraries website / Virginia Feher and Kim Mears --
Hidden from view : the role of organizational culture in collegiate restructuring / Lynn N. Baird --
Branch mergers at the University of British Columbia Library : a case study in communication / Simon Neame.
Responsibility: edited by Sara Holder and Amber Butler Lannon.

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Explores aspects of library consolidation through commentary, research, and case studies written by librarians. Individual chapters address either the entire process of a consolidation or closure,  Read more...

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