Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are digitized rapidly, is there still a need for a separate unit within proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner’s point of view and suggests solutions for the future.
Provides practical and realistic solutions to academic libraries that they can execute in their daily operating cycle
Covers a variety of issues from staffing and public services, through to collections and bibliographic instruction
Presents a clear analysis of the current situation and suggestions for the future