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Quality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library
  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publsiher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 24 February 2016
  • ISBN : 0081001347
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries


Quality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library
  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 24 February 2016
GET THIS BOOKQuality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives

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The Academic Library and Its Users

The Academic Library and Its Users
  • Author : Peter Jordan
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 15 December 2017
GET THIS BOOKThe Academic Library and Its Users

The many recent changes in higher and further education mean that it is more important than ever to analyse the needs of academic library users, and both promote and provide the service they require. This constructive book, pervaded throughout by the impact of IT on the learning environment, surveys the influences on today's academic library, and explains how to increase user satisfaction through quality management. The author focuses particularly on users' behaviour in the library, the problems they cause or

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The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
  • Author : Megan Oakleaf
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release : 27 May 2022
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This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of

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Libraries for Users

Libraries for Users
  • Author : Luisa Alvite,Leticia Barrionuevo
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 December 2010
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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. 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

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Reimagining the Academic Library

Reimagining the Academic Library
  • Author : David W. Lewis
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 04 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKReimagining the Academic Library

Academic libraries are in the midst of significant disruption. Academic librarians and university administrators know they need to change, but are not sure how. Bits and pieces of what needs to happen are clear, but the whole picture is hard to grasp. 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

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Reviewing the Academic Library

Reviewing the Academic Library
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 27 May 2022
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At core a practical handbook for the self-study and review process, this publication will ground these activities in an understanding of the changing roles of academic libraries in the higher education and information environment. Beyond its use as a manual for cyclical reviews, this volume will underscore the need for libraries to engage in a continuous process of assessment and to demonstrate clear and concrete evidence of value.

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Wikipedia and Academic Libraries

Wikipedia and Academic Libraries
  • Author : LAURIE M. BRIDGES,Ray Pun,Roberto Arteaga
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 10 October 2021
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Wikipedia and Academic Libraries: A Global Project contains 19 chapters by 52 authors from Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, Spain, and the United States. The chapters in this book are authored by both new and longtime members of the Wikimedia community, representing a range of experiences.

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The Translational Design of Universities

The Translational Design of Universities
  • Author : Kenn Fisher
  • Publisher : Brill - Sense
  • Release : 27 May 2022
GET THIS BOOKThe Translational Design of Universities

The evidence-based Translational Design of Universities forensically researches hybrid - or blended - learning environments. Ten of the 14 Chapters are based on doctoral dissertations providing a rare insight into the effectiveness of HE learning spaces, both virtual and physical.

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Quality Services in Academic Libraries

Quality Services in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Felicia Etim
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 25 June 2016
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There is great consistency throughout these articles, research projects, management schemes, and standards, in and out of librarianship. Does the repetition suggest that the lessons have not yet been learned? Rather, it may be that there is no new silver bullet or shortcut for academic libraries. Experience reveals that one may have the formal process without getting good results and vice versa; the determining factor is whether the library staff, managers, and stakeholders define certain fundamental assumptions about the nature

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Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries

Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries
  • Author : Judith Mavodza
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 06 July 2016
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Citation Tracking in Academic Libraries: An Overview presents results from the overarching need for researchers to get relevant advice for their scholarly pursuits. This is even more critical in the fast changing environment, where even those who are established scholars find the new scholarly publishing paradigm hectic, and amateurs get easily intimidated. In the wake of the competitive ranking of universities, there is an added requirement for faculty to be involved with research activities so they can enhance the standing

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Technology, Change and the Academic Library

Technology, Change and the Academic Library
  • Author : Jeremy Atkinson
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 22 September 2020
GET THIS BOOKTechnology, Change and the Academic Library

Massive technological change has been impacting universities and university libraries in recent years. Such change has manifested in technological developments impacting all areas of academic library activity, including systems, services, collections, the physical library environment, marketing, and support for university teaching, learning, research, and administration. Many books and papers have examined these changes from a technical perspective. However, there is little substantive reflection on what technological change means, and how best to get out in front of it, for the

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Surviving the Future

Surviving the Future
  • Author : Gail Munde,Kenneth Marks
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 February 2009
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Every academic library strives to make improvements - in its services, its effectiveness, and its contributions to overall university success. Every librarian wants to improve library quality, but few are knowledgeable or enthusiastic about the means and mechanisms of quality improvement. This book assists librarians to make sense of data collection, assessment, and comparative evaluation as stepping stones to transformative quality improvement. Creating value lies in a library’s ability to understand, communicate and measure what matters to users, and

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