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Author Pitman, Lesley, author
Title Supporting research in area studies [electronic resource] : a guide for academic libraries / Lesley Pitman
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Chandos Publishing, an imprint of Elsevier, 2015
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xi, 111 p.)
Series Chandos information professional series
Chandos information professional series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-102) and index
Area studies: the academic landscape -- Area studies librarianship -- Area studies collections 1: acquisitions -- Area studies collections 2: collection management -- Digital resources for area studies -- Resource discovery and systems: barriers to access in area studies -- Library support and services for area studies researchers
Supporting Research in Area Studies: A Guide for Academic Libraries focuses on the study of other countries or regions of the world, crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries in the humanities and social sciences. The book provides a comprehensive guide for academic libraries supporting communities of researchers, exploring the specialist requirements of these researchers in information resources, resource discovery tools, information skills, and the challenges of working with materials in multiple languages. The book makes the case that adapting systems and procedures to meet these needs will help academic libraries be better placed to support their institutions' international agenda. Early chapters cover the academic landscape, its history, area studies, librarianship, and acquisitions. Subsequent chapters discuss collections management, digital products, and the digital humanities, and their role in academic projects, with final sections exploring information skills and the various disciplinary skills that facilitate the needs of researchers during their careers
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Subject Area studies libraries -- Collection development
Area specialist librarians
Electronic books
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