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.
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Chapter 1: Historical overview of academic branch libraries
Chapter 2: Types of branch libraries
Chapter 3: Most common subject branch libraries
Chapter 4: Assessment/review of viability of branch libraries
Chapter 5: Future of academic branch libraries
Appendix A: National Center for Education Statistics
Appendix B: ARL Academic US Member Libraries/Branch Listing Websites (August 16, 2010)
Appendix C: Engineering Branch Library Example
Ms. Nevenka Zdravkovska is the Head of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Prior to that she was the Science Reference Librarian at the Blommer Science Library, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Nevenka holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics from Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia and a Masters of Library Science (MLS) from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, USA. She has presented at international library conferences on a number of issues with a focus on academic library collections and services.