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1st Edition

Engineering Libraries
Building Collections and Delivering Services

ISBN 9780789016737
Published March 20, 2002 by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

Provide top-flight services in this highly specialized field!

This groundbreaking book provides state-of-the-art information on one of the most useful library specialties. Engineering Libraries: Building Collections and Delivering Services is designed for information professionals at all levels of expertise, from new practitioners to specialists in science and engineering. It shows how you can provide top-notch service by designing programs around the genuine needs of the users.

Previous books in this field have generally covered only the engineering literature and databases. However, Engineering Libraries focuses on the practical aspects of providing user-friendly information services in an engineering environment. The suggestions and advice are eminently practical and designed for immediate usability. It also reviews the state of scientific communication and progress toward digital libraries.

Engineering Libraries offers solid expertise on the fundamental issues of this branch of information science, including:

  • establishing a collection
  • innovative uses of the Web.
  • instructing users
  • assessing services
  • providing services to varied user populations

    Engineering Libraries is an essential resource for librarians in science, technology, and engineering programs. It is also a valuable text for graduate students and faculty in library science.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Resources
  • Transforming Scientific Communication for the 21st Century
  • Building a Library Collection to Support New Engineering Programs
  • Resource Sharing in Engineering and Science Libraries
  • Grey Literature in Engineering
  • International Resources in Science and Technology: A Review with Two Case Studies
  • Engineering Resources for Children—Kindergarten Through 12th Grade: A Case for Dispositional Learning
  • Digital and Virtual Libraries
  • Virtual Engineering Libraries
  • The Digital Engineering Library: Current Technologies and Challenges
  • Building Better Library Web Sites: State of the Art and Future Trends
  • Information Competencies
  • Model for a Web-Based Information Literacy Course: Design, Conversion, and Experiences
  • Industry Expectations of the New Engineer
  • Management
  • The Implementation of Information Technology in the Corporate Engineering Library
  • Focusing on the User for Improved Service Quality
  • Opportunities for Creativity: Fundraising for Engineering and Science Libraries
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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