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TitleReimagining the academic library
Author David W. Lewis
ImprintLanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Descript xxi, 170 pages : charts ; 23 cm


Reimagining the Academic Library paints a simple straightforward picture of the changes affecting academic libraries and what academic librarians need to do to respond to the changes would help to guide future library practice. The aim is to explain where academic libraries need to go and how to get there in a book that can be read in a weekend. David Lewis provides a readable survey of the current state of academic


The forces we face : Force one: disruption -- Force two: digital documents -- Force three: the book is changing -- Force four: the new scholarly record -- Force five: the economics of information -- Force six: demographics -- Interlude: a conjecture on the nature of digital information -- Steps down the road : Step one: defining the job -- Step two: creating the library as place -- Step three: retiring the legacy print collection -- Step four: preserving digital content -- Step five: making the money work -- Step six: working with the smart machine -- Conclusion: ten things to do now

Academic libraries -- Administration Academic libraries -- Effect of technological innovations on Academic libraries -- Forecasting Libraries and colleges

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