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Scientific Libraries

Past Developments and Future Changes

Scientific libraries have undergone dramatic changes since the end of the 1960s. This book explains and characterises these changes and main trends, and describes their consequences for libraries. The book presents an overview and an analysis of long-term developments in the field. Professionals within library and information sciences, together with students, will find the book of interest, enabling them to understand the situation of the libraries today and also prepare them for decisions about the future.

Paperback, 140 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-268-7


  • The reader could not have a safer pair of hands to lead libraries on that particular journey., LCR
    It is refreshing to read a book with a distinctly European flavour and citing examples of European libraries and developments within the European library field., Library Management
    I heartily recommend the book to my colleagues in libraries and in professional education. It is a thoughtful review of modern academic library development written from within, but with the very keen understanding of a knowledgeable outside observer., Information Research


  • Not like the old days - the dawning of a new era: The 1970s; From cards to computers: The 1980s; A decade of optimism: 1990-2000; Harvest time: 2000-2007; The challenges for libraries in the future.


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