Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society

Edited by

  • Barbara Dewey, University of Tennessee Libraries, USA

Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society explores critical aspects of research library transformation needed for successful transition into the 21st century multicultural environment. The book is written by leaders in the field who have real world experience with transformational change and thought-provoking ideas for the future of research libraries, academic librarianship, research collections, and the changing nature of global scholarship within a higher education context.
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Audience

Practitioners and students of library and information science

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-594-7

Reviews

The book presents an optimistic perspective of research libraries that should emerge from the transformational processes with increased responsibilities and possibilities to face them., Information Research



Table of Contents

Transforming research libraries: An introduction. Part 1 Framing the twenty-first century research library: Advancing from Kumbaya to radical collaboration: Redefining the future research library; Will universities still need libraries (or librarians) in 2020? Transforming research libraries: Piano, piano, siva lontano; The transformation of academic libraries in China. Part 2 Organization and the university context: Organizational and strategic alignment for academic libraries; Building key relationships with senior campus administrators. Part 3 Partners and collaborative environments: Partnerships and connections; Common spaces, common ground: Shaping intercultural experiences in the learning commons. Part 4 Creating accessible and enduring scholarship: New modes of scholarly communication: Implications of Web 2.0 in the context of research dissemination; New modes of scholarly communication: Implications of Web 2.0 in the context of research dissemination; Confronting challenges of documentation in the digital world: The Human Rights Documentation Initiative at the University of Texas.