Series: Perspectives on the Evolving Library

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Diffuse Libraries : Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age by Wendy Pradt Lougee
Emerging Visions for Access in the Twenty-First Century Library : Conference Proceedings, Documentation Abstracts, Inc., Institutes for Information Science, April 21-22, 2003 by Documentation Abstracts Inc.
Libraries Designed for Learning by Scott Bennett
Library as Place : Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space by Council on Library and Information Resources

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  2. The Library as Place: History, Community, and Culture by John E. Buschman (2007)
  3. Bibliographic Control of Conference Proceedings, Papers, and Conference Materials: From the Preconference on the Bibliog by Olivia M. A. Madison
  4. The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks by Lorcan Dempsey (2014)
  5. Towards the Digital Library: The British Library's Initiatives for Access Programme by Leona Carpenter (1998)
  6. Managing the Digital Library by Roy Tennant (2004)
  7. From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World by Christine L. Borgman (2000)
  8. Digital Libraries: Principals and Practice in a Global Environment by Lucy A. Tedd (2005)
  9. Library Workflow Redesign : Six Case Studies by Marilyn Mitchell (2007)
  10. Cataloging the Web: Metadata, AACR, and MARC 21 (Alcts Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections, No. 10) by Ahronheim Judith R. (2002)
  11. Workplace Learning and Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers by Lori Reed (2011)
  12. The Digital Library : A Biography by Daniel I. Greenstein (2002)
  13. Theories of Information Behavior by Karen E. Fisher (2005)
  14. Enduring Paradigm, New Opportunities : The Value of the Archival Perspective in the Digital Environment by Anne J. Gilliland-Swetland (2000)
  15. The myth of the electronic library : librarianship and social change in America by William F. Birdsall (1994)

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