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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

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.

Library practitioners and graduate level students of Library and Information Services

Paperback, 230 Pages

Published: August 2011

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-630-2


  • The thorough efforts of the author's quality research, combined with her experience and knowledge of the topic, make this a very comprehensive, well-researched text., The Australian Library Journal
    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


  • 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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