Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Recreating the Academic Library: Breaking Virtual Ground

Recreating the Academic Library: Breaking Virtual Ground. LaGuardia, Cheryl, ed. New York: Neal Schuman, 1998. isbn 1555702937 027.70973 Recre

Academic libraries are being literally reinvented: buildings, collections, personnel, organizations, a new generation of computerization - even who and where their clients are is changing. These essays are by leading academic library "recreators." Richard De Genarro talks about The Library as a State of Mind; Clifford Lynch reveals how he is Recomputerizing Libraries; James Rettig describes Buildings That Help, Not Hinder; Esther Grassian defines Librarian Teachers; Ilene Rockman shares strategies for Reaching the Remote user; Joseph Boisse characterizes The Truly Diverse Clientele; and others address a spectrum of issues ranging from academic to electronic collections.