RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 61301624 LA English T1 Managing academic support services in universities : the convergence experience A1 Hanson, Terry., PB Facet PP London YR 2005 SN 1856045250 9781856045254 AB "This timely book takes stock of some 20 years of experience of convergence. It explores management practice throughout the sector in order to assess how extensive the converged model has become, and what variations in the model exist: the reasons for converging - or de-converging, or deciding not to converge at all; the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the model adopted; and what lessons have been learned." "The book contains case studies contributed by directors of information services throughout the UK, as well as internationally from Europe, the USA and Australia. This book is essential reading for all managers in academic libraries and computer service departments, and for all university staff with responsibility for policy in this area."--BOOK JACKET.