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Interdisciplinarity and academic libraries

Author: Daniel C Mack; Craig Gibson
Publisher: Chicago : Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2012.
Series: ACRL publications in librarianship, no. 66.
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This volume addresses an emerging yet largely unexamined strategic priority for academic and research libraries: interdisciplinarity in the academy. As colleges and universities chart new areas for knowledge creation, teaching, learning, outreach and service, libraries face challenges in developing their response to these transformational changes in higher education. The global networked society, the convergence of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel C Mack; Craig Gibson
ISBN: 9780838986158 0838986153
OCLC Number: 794973728
Description: 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the role of the academic library as an interdisciplinary knowledge hub / Daniel C. Mack --
The structuring work of disciplines / Roberta Astroff --
Disciplinary morphologies, interdisciplinarities : conceptualizations and implications for academic libraries / Jean-Pierre V.M. Herubel --
Scholarly practices in a globally linked, technology-enhanced academy / Jill Woolums --
Managing the interdisciplinary information universe : artisan activities in a machine environment / Ann Copeland --
Collection development : acquiring content across and beyond disciplines / Gretchen E. Reynolds, Cynthia Holt, and John C. Walsh --
Area studies librarianship and interdisciplinarity : globalization, the long tail, and the cloud / Dan Hazen --
Digital collections and digital scholarship in the academic library : an interdisciplinary opportunity / Mark Dahl --
The changing role of the subject specialist librarian / Evelyn Ehrlich and Angela Carreño --
Teaching research across disciplines : interdisciplinarity and information literacy / Maralyn Jones --
Research centers, collaborative data initiatives, and centers of excellence : extending and applying interdisciplinary research and the role of the library / Johann van Reenen and Kevin J. Comerford --
Conclusion: shaping the future through interdisciplinary integration / Craig Gibson.
Series Title: ACRL publications in librarianship, no. 66.
Other Titles: Interdisciplinarity & academic libraries
Responsibility: edited by Daniel C. Mack and Craig Gibson.

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This volume addresses an emerging yet largely unexamined strategic priority for academic and research libraries: interdisciplinarity in the academy. As colleges and universities chart new areas for knowledge creation, teaching, learning, outreach and service, libraries face challenges in developing their response to these transformational changes in higher education. The global networked society, the convergence of multiple areas of study, and the need to address major challenges that transcend any particular discipline are framing issues for twenty-first century institutions of higher education. Library leaders must seize this exciting opportunity to place the library at the center of the emerging interdisciplinary academy by creating and delivering a transformative suite of programs, services and collections. Libraries can lift their institutions to a higher plane of interdisciplinary activity by levering their place in higher education to become the hub of interdisciplinary activity, where librarians foster innovative models of teaching, learning, research, conversation, reflection, and engagement. This book offers multiple perspectives on transforming academic library programs, collections, and services to meet transformational challenges for higher education. Experienced librarians bring an interdisciplinary perspective to collection development, information literacy, digital projects, knowledge organization, services for research centers, and other timely and relevant topics.
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