Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

Business School Libraries in the 21st Century

By: Tim Wales (author)Hardback

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In a period of change, consolidation and cut-backs as well as rapid technological developments, the business school library is often at the forefront of new initiatives and innovative approaches to delivering and managing information in the most responsive yet cost-effective manner possible. In this unique book a respected group of business library directors from prestigious institutions around the world come together to reflect on the key challenges facing their libraries today, from change management to technology and communications to space. They document the state of the sector during a time of fundamental change, draw on their own local contexts to explore topics and concepts and share their insights into what the future might bring. This book will be essential reading not only for librarians working in business, management or social sciences disciplines but for all professionals managing library and information services.

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About Author

Tim Wales is Director of Library Services at the University of West London, UK. He was previously Head of Library at the London Business School and Associate Director (E-Strategy) at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was Secretary of the UK's Business Librarians Association 2006-7. He has published extensively on a range of professional librarianship topics including veterinarian information needs, alumni support and e-Library systems and technologies. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.


Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction: business school libraries in 2013, Tim Wales; Organizational design considerations for delivering value in the 21st-century academic library, Deb Wallace; Change management in business libraries, Thorsten Meyer and Claudia Liebetruth; Business school libraries on the radar: not seen and not heard?, Andy Priestner; Return on investment (ROI) from a business school library: an Indian perspective, H. Anil Kumar; Technology challenges for the business school library, Jonathan Eaton; Open archives in France: an overview of the academic sector, Agnes Melot and Sophie Forcadell; Collaboration in business libraries: careers and entrepreneurship, Marcella Barnhart and Cathy Ogur; Revitalizing library spaces for a sustainable future: a Hong Kong perspective, Lai Fong Li; The physical library in the business school of the future, Kathleen Long; Conceptualizing the future of the business school library, Chris Flegg; Business school libraries' futures?, Tim Wales; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781409465652
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781409465652
  • weight: 600
  • ISBN10: 1409465659

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