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Transforming Library Service through Information Commons : Case Studies for the Digital Age.

Author: D Russell Bailey; Barbara Gunter Tierney
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This invaluable guide provides the "how-to" information necessary for institutions considering the development of an information commons. Offering plain-speaking advice on what works, expert authors Bailey and Tierney provide comprehensive case studies from small and large academic libraries to help librarians implement, provide training for, market, and assess an information commons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Russell Bailey; Barbara Gunter Tierney
ISBN: 9780838997574 0838997570
OCLC Number: 609851293
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents: Contents; Foreword; Case Study Contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1: Definitions: Information Commons and Learning Commons; Chapter 2: History and Evolution of the Information Commons Concept; Chapter 3: Planning; Chapter 4: Implementation; Chapter 5: Assessment; Chapter 6: Information Commons Case Studies: Large Academic Libraries; Chapter 7: Information Commons Case Studies: Small Academic Libraries; Chapter 8: Lessons Learned; Chapter 9: Sample Brand and Graphics; Chapter 10: Sample Information Commons Survey; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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This invaluable guide provides the "how-to" information necessary for institutions considering the development of an information commons. Offering plain-speaking advice on what works, expert authors Bailey and Tierney provide comprehensive case studies from small and large academic libraries to help librarians implement, provide training for, market, and assess an information commons.

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