Libraries for Users

Libraries for Users

Services in Academic Libraries

1st Edition - December 10, 2010

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  • Authors: Luisa Alvite, Leticia Barrionuevo
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630519

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This book reviews the quality and evolution of academic library services. It revises service trends offered by academic libraries and the challenge of enhancing traditional ones such as: catalogues, repositories and digital collections, learning resources centres, virtual reference services, information literacy and 2.0 tools.

Key Features

  • Studies the role of the university library in the new educational environment of higher education
  • Rethinks libraries in academic context
  • Redefines roles for academic libraries


Staff at all managerial and supervisory levels within Library and Information Services; Students of Library and Information Science

Table of Contents

  • List of figures


    About the authors

    Chapter 1: Academic library services: quality and leadership

    Universities in a globalised setting

    Quality in academic libraries

    Methods of evaluating quality

    User-oriented quality

    Leading libraries in service provision

    Chapter 2: Users: learning and researching in the digital age

    The new teaching-learning model in European higher education

    E-Research and e-Science

    Innovative academic libraries in the Knowledge Society

    Chapter 3: Academic libraries over the last few years

    Hybrid libraries

    From libraries to Learning Resource Centres

    Chapter 4: The challenge of enhancing traditional services


    Marketing services

    Chapter 5: User-centred libraries

    Information literacy

    Information literacy programme design

    University repositories

    Digital collections

    2.0 tools


Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2010
  • Published: December 10, 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780630519

About the Authors

Luisa Alvite

Luisa Alvite Díez, PhD is Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of León, Spain. She has focused her research interest on Information retrieval, Interfaces, Electronic Libraries and Electronic resources. She has published several works related to these lines in different congresses and scientific journals.

Leticia Barrionuevo

Leticia Barrionuevo Almuzara has a degree in Information Science from the University Carlos III of Madrid. She completed her doctorate on “Knowledge Management and Transfer in the Organizations” and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on evaluation of institutional repositories. She is in charge of the Library of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters in University of Leon from 2005, although she has been performing her activity in the field of archives and libraries for more than nine years. She takes part in the design and implementation of the open and institutional digital archive and she lectures on electronic resources and Open Access initiatives to university teaching staff.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of León, Spain

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