Supporting Research in Area Studies: A Guide for Academic Libraries, 1st Edition

  • Lesley Pitman
  • Published By: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1780634714
  • ISBN-13: 9781780634715
  • DDC: 025.29
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The study of other countries or regions of the world often crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries in the humanities and social sciences. This book is a comprehensive guide for academic libraries supporting communities of researchers. It explores the specialist requirements of these researchers in information resources, resource discovery tools, and information skills, and the challenges of working with materials in multiple languages. It makes the case that by adapting their systems and procedures to meet these needs, academic libraries find themselves better placed to support their institutional international agenda more widely.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Area Studies: The Academic Landscape.
2: Area Studies Librarianship.
3: Area Studies Collections 1: Acquisitions.
4: Area Studies Collections 2: Collection Management.
5: Digital Resources for Area Studies.
6: Resource Discovery and Systems: Barriers to Access in Area Studies.
7: Library Support and Services for Area Studies Researchers.