Building Bridges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341512, 9781780630823

Building Bridges

1st Edition

Collaboration Within and Beyond the Academic Library

Authors: Anne Langley Edward Gray K T L Vaughan
eBook ISBN: 9781780630823
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843342007
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341512
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2006
Page Count: 164
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Table of Contents

Why collaborate?; Building foundations for collaboration; Technology tools for collaborations; Getting started; Evaluation: Why and how; Peer collaboration; Librarian and faculty collaboration; Internal collaboration; External collaboration.


Intended for academic libraries, this book covers all aspects of collaboration. Technology has increased the need for, and the ability to, collaborate at work; the first part of the book contains a discussion of: the basic how's and why's of collaboration; building an environment where collaboration can flourish; descriptions and how-to's for using technology tools which aid and enhance the collaborative process; a process of how to get started in collaborative projects; and how to manage them once you begin. The second section of the book presents real-life case studies of collaboration in academic libraries followed by discussions of how each project worked (or not) and why.

Key Features

  • Describes in detail how to get collaborative projects off the ground and running, and how to manage them for the long-term
  • Guides the reader through the technology that they can use to enhance their collaborative efforts
  • Provides case-studies of real-life examples of collaboration projects


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About the Authors

Anne Langley Author

Anne Langley is Co-ordinator of the Science and Engineering Libraries and Head of the Chemistry Library at Duke University, USA and has worked in academic libraries for over 18 years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Princeton University

Edward Gray Author

Edward Gray is the Public Services Librarian for the Biological and Environmental Sciences Library at Duke University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Duke University, USA

K T L Vaughan Author

K. T. L. Vaughan is the Librarian for Bioinformatics and Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina, USA