Forging the academic library ahead

Crowley, Mary Joan . Forging the academic library ahead., 2009 In: CIBER 1999-2009. Ledizioni, pp. 92-103. [Book chapter]


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While academic degree-granting universities have been with us since the ninth century, the academic library is fairly recent. The first academic libraries only began to emerge in the late 1500's and soon established their place as a vital and unique institution in the university. Its role has largely remained unchanged over the centuries as the guarantor of the organized collection of printed and/or other content, with a staff trained to support the learning, teaching and research needs and output of the university and community, an agreed schedule in which services are available, and the physical facilities necessary to support this. With the advent of the web and new social networking tools the community is beginning to question the role that the academic library now plays in acquiring, managing, and delivering information.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: academic libraries, printed collection, web, role of academic library
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
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Date deposited: 21 Jan 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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