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The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

Adding Value in the Digital World

This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products?

Paperback, 160 Pages

Published: January 2007

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-257-1

Contents

  • Technology impact on information needs and behaviours of the academic community; Technology impact on reference and information services staffing; Technology impact on reference resources; Technology impact on packaging reference and information; Technology impact on physical access to reference and information services; Technology impact on intellectual access for reference and information services; Technology impact on evaluating reference and information services.

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