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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

By: Nevenka Zdravkovska

Chandos Publishing

Paperback | Aug 2011 | #193018 | ISBN-13: 9781843346302
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About this book

Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are digitized rapidly, is there still a need for a separate unit within proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? This book gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner's point of view and suggests solutions for the future.


Contents

- Historical overview of academic branch libraries
- Types of branch libraries
- Most common subject branch libraries
- Assessment/review of viability of branch libraries
- Future of academic branch libraries

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Biography

Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska is the Head of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Prior to that she was the Science Reference Librarian at the Blommer Science Library, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Nevenka holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics from Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia and a Masters of Library Science (MLS) from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, USA. She has presented at international library conferences on a number of issues with a focus on academic library collections and services.

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