Access, Delivery, Performance: The Future of Libraries without Walls (Hardback)
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Access, Delivery, Performance: The Future of Libraries without Walls (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 20/11/2008
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This book celebrates and acknowledges the contribution Professor Peter Brophy has made over a career spanning 37 years to the field of library and information studies. Whilst reflecting on his work, it is forward looking and challenging, and offers strategies for the future direction of library and information services in the virtual era.
Following an introduction and tribute to Peter on his retirement, the text is contributed by an international team of acknowledged leaders in their fields, and focuses on four key themes that have preoccupied Peter during his career and that remain of pre-eminent importance for the future of the profession: libraries, learning and distance learningwidening access to informationchanging directions of information deliveryperformance, quality and leadership. The book concludes with a comprehensive bibliography of Peter's work.
Readership: This timely book addresses issues and concerns transferable across different areas of the information sector, including academic, public and special libraries, and will be stimulating reading for anyone working, studying, or teaching within the profession.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856046473
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 236 x 164 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"I would recommend this book not only as a worthy tribute to a prominent figure, but also one that may serve as excellent teaching material in some modern library and information science courses and also as a useful text for professional librarians providing exemples of best practice, introducing useful technological tools for library management and work, and depicting some interesting cases from practice in public and academic libraries." -- Information Research
"The book is suitable for those studying, researching and working within the profession, with applicability across different sectors. It is well-written, easy to read and well structured with a comprehensive index." -- HEA-ICS HEA-ICS
"This festschrift includes some serious writing from some significant names in the profession. Most readers will find something of interest and many will find something new." -- Update Update

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