By Claire B. Gunnels,Susan E. Green,Patricia M. Butler

The joint-use college/public library might be a fantastic method to serving buyers whereas coping with overextended assets, and this illuminating publication scrutinizes successes and screw ups of the joint-use version. 3 founding school librarians of a joint-use college/public library speak about the criteria that are meant to cross into comparing while and the place a joint library is acceptable. Incorporating classes realized from 5 case stories, the authors

comprise a quick heritage of joint libraries, exploring how this version is a usual evolution from reciprocal borrowing, shared catalogs, and interlibrary loan
clarify how you can deal with all points of a joint-use library, together with offerings in regards to the actual plant, judgements on contractual specifications, assortment improvement, type structures, cataloging and technical providers concerns, body of workers, and more
handle rising tendencies and most sensible practices for serving scholars and most people simultaneously
provide interviews with directors and employees in winning joint-use libraries

Anyone attracted to joint-use libraries specifically, or radical principles for extending assets more often than not, will wish the data during this book.

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