Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times


  • Nevenka Zdravkovska, University of Maryland, USA

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? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times 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.
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Library practitioners and graduate level students of Library and Information Services


Book information

  • Published: August 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-630-2


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After reading this text I now have a very comprehensive and balanced understanding of the topic. Overall, this is a very interesting and informative text., The Australian Library Journal

Table of 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.