Books, Bytes, and Bridges: Library and Computer Centers in Academic Institutions

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Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0771-9
Published: 
2000
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ALA Editions
Pages: 
220
Width: 
6"
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9"
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Softcover
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Do your library and computing center clash or collaborate? Successful collaborations improve service to faculty, students, and researchers. Patrons and librarians alike will have access to a full range of technology. As library instruction blends with software training, you have new partners.

Books, Bytes and Bridges: Libraries and Computer Centers in Academic Institutions explores the strategies and working models for developing and maintaining successful partnerships between the two groups critical to providing information access in academic institutions. Larry Hardesty has assembled a team of scholars to address such topic as:

  • the historical evolution, cultures and working relationships of computing centers and libraries;
  • models of collaboration and cooperation and organizational structures;
  • careful examination of viewpoints and perspectives from small, medium and university libraries with techniques/ strategies for improving relations;
  • case studies with a conceptual analysis; and
  • management models that utilize cross functional teams and minimize hierarchy.

    Foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Preface
    Chapter 1
    A History of the Rhetoric and the Reality of Library/Computing Relations
      Peggy Seiden and Michael Kathman
    Chapter 2 An Issue in Search of a Metaphor: Readings on the Marriageability of Libraries and Computing Centers
      Robert S. Freeman, Scott B. Mandernack, and John Mark Tucker
    Chapter 3 The Organizational and Historical Context of the Chief Information Officer’s Position
      Terrence F. Mech
    Chapter 4 Merging the Library and the Computer Center: Indications and Contraindications
      Raymond K. Neff
    Chapter 5 Does the Scholarly Information Center Work? Evaluating Library-Computer Center Cooperation
      Delmus E. Williams and Onadell Bly
    Chapter 6 Evolving Relationships: The Intersecting and Non-intersecting Roles of the Small College Library and Computer Center
      Paul J. Setze and Kimberly A. Jordan
    Chapter 7 Clashing Cultures: Cohabitation of Libraries and Computing Centers in Information Abundance
      Edward G. Garten and Delmus E. Williams
    Chapter 8 Computer Center and Library Relations Among Small Colleges
      Larry Hardesty
    Chapter 9 Merged and Unmerged Services: Libraries and Computing in the University of Wisconsin System
      Edward Meachen
    Chapter 10 Conceptual Foundations for Library/Computing Center Relations
      Stephen Peterson and Bernard Hecker
    Chapter 11 The Service Imperative: A Case Study for Merging Libraries and Computing Centers at Smaller Academic Institutions
      Eugene A. Engeldinger
    Chapter 12 Connecticut College: Working Outside The Dictates of the Traditional Organizational Charge
      Connie V. Dowell and Andrew W. White
    Chapter 13 Toward a Model of Integrated Computer and Library Services
      John N. Olsgaard and George D. Terry
    Chapter 14 Wake Forest University-Pioneers and Partners
      Rhoda K. Channing and James L. Dominick
    Chapter 15 Beneficial Collaboration: Meeting Information Delivery Needs
      Jennifer Cargill and Ronald D. Hay
    Chapter 16 Service and Instruction: A Strategic Focus
      Sue Samson, Kim Granath, and Vicki Pengelly
    Chapter 17 The Gettysburg Experience
      Robin Wagner
    Chapter 18 The Computing Center and the Library at a Teaching University: Application of Management Theories in the Restructuring of Information Technology
      Theresa C. Trawick and J. T. Hart
    Chapter 19 A Partner for Future Information Technology Support at a Community College
      Adella Blain
    Chapter 20 Creating the New Learning Environment
      David W. Lewis and Georgia B. Miller
    Contributors
    Index

Larry Hardesty

Larry Hardesty is college librarian at Austin College, Sherman, Texas. Previously he served as director of library services at Eckerd College and held library positions at DePauw University and Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska-Kearney). Hardesty received a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1982 and an M.A.L.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974. He has other graduate degrees in instructional systems technology (Indiana University-Bloomington, 1978) and history (Kearney State College, 1971), and an undergraduate degree in history and political science from Kearney State College, 1969. He is 1998-99 vice-president/president-elect of ACRL. lhardesty@austinc.edu

"This book is highly recommended for academic administrators, library directors, and librarians who are planning to 'build bridges' between the IT department and the academic library or all those who are suddenly reporting to a CIO."
—Library Journal

"...this book provides a wealth of first-hand information on the many pitfalls and potential opportunities to integrating libraries and computer centers."
—Journal of the American Society for Information Science

"Don't plunge in yourself without first reading this solid volume."
—The Serials Librarian

"...Hardesty's work is the most invigorating professional tome I have read in years. The entries in this collection strike at the heart of what many of us are currently experiencing in our own professional environments."
—Serials Review

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