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Libraries for Users - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843345954, 9781780630519

Libraries for Users

1st Edition

Services in Academic Libraries

Authors: Luisa Alvite Leticia Barrionuevo
eBook ISBN: 9781780630519
Paperback ISBN: 9781843345954
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 10th December 2010
Page Count: 218
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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



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


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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