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Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing

Edited By

Jutta Scott-Reed

ISBN 9780789007544
Published July 27, 1999 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Book Description

Discover how to meet the challenges of increasing your library's international publications through digital networks and large shared resource networks with other research libraries!

Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing reveals a four-year study conducted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) that shows a tremendous decrease in US and Canadian ARL libraries’international publication acquisitions in a time when North American universities are becoming increasingly global and need to maintain collections of foreign articles. This intense study reflects these trends and provides solutions for increasing acquisitions by studying the use of computers and communications technology to help libraries redesign their methods of service. As a professional in the library science field, you will gain a deeper understanding of making electronic information available to patrons and other libraries and help to keep your library current and proficient in today's high-tech world of digital information.

In Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing, you will discover how you can increase your library's international publications by sharing the work and expense of acquiring foreign materials among a large number of research libraries and making these materials broadly available to scholars everywhere by electronic networks. From this book, you will learn about the obstacles facing each and the necessary steps to overcome them. Some of the challenges you will gain expertise in handling are:

  • understanding the current trends in output of international publications, price forecasts, and the impact of electronic publishing in acquiring foreign publications
  • identifying foreign materials that are collection priorities by discipline
  • securing understandings with copyright holders to avoid intellectual property issues
  • negotiating agreements between universities to shoulder the financial burdens of an extended collection
  • refocusing the expectations of faculty about where and how they will find the books, journals, and other important library materials
  • discussing and making changes to the acquisition process with scholars, librarians, presidents, provosts, and publishers
Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing provides tips and advice on how to provide cost-effective information. You will develop a clearer understanding of the forces influencing the ability of North American research libraries to build and maintain collections of publications produced outside the United States. From Scholarship, Research Libraries, and Global Publishing you will receive proven, effective methods to help increase the availability of international publications in your library in order to best serve your patrons.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Figures and Tables

  • List of Acronyms
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Part I: Trends in Foreign Acquisitions
  • Chapter 1: Research Libraries in a Global Context
  • Summary of Findings
  • Responses and Collaborative Strategies
  • Chapter 2: Project Overview
  • Project Goals
  • Project Scope
  • Project Activities: July 1991-July 1995
  • Part II: Framing the Problem
  • Chapter 3: Shifts in Area and International Studies and Information Needs
  • Chapter 4: Growth in Global Publishing
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia
  • Changes in Subject Fields
  • Chapter 5: Economics of International Research Resources
  • Increases in the Cost of Materials
  • Fluctuations of the Dollar
  • Decline of Funding Support
  • Part III: The Landscape of Area Studies and Foreign Language Collections
  • Chapter 6: Collecting Patterns of North American Research Libraries
  • Growth Patterns
  • Distribution Patterns
  • Changes in Subject Scope
  • Diversity in Formats
  • Implications
  • Chapter 7: Survey of Area Studies Collections
  • Africa
  • East Asia
  •  South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Israel
  • Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • List of Completed Area Reports
  • Model Outline for Country Studies
  • Part IV: Cooperative Action
  • Chapter 8: Cooperative Collection Development Programs
  • National Efforts
  • The Library of Congress
  • The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
  • Survey on Regional and Local Cooperative Collection
  • Development Programs in Global Resources
  • Part V: New Models for Resource Sharing
  • Chapter 9: AAU/ARL Initiatives in Foreign Language and Area Studies Materials
  • AAU/ARL Global Resources Pilot Projects
  • the Challenges of Network Collections
  • Toward a Global Resources Program
  • Chapter 10: A Look at the Future
  • Appendix
  • Strategic Plan for Improving Access to Global Information Resources in US and Canadian Research Libraries
  • Preamble
  • Vision
  • Goals, Objectives, and Strategies
  •  References

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