Libraries

The Value of Libraries

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As tighter belts lead to closer scrutiny, an academic library group tries to help academic libraries articulate why they are valuable.

A Truly Bookless Library

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The new engineering and technology library at U. of Texas at San Antonio holds no printed volumes -- a realization of a goal many libraries have set as a vision for the future.

Libraries Make it Personal

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Some colleges look to put a face on the library by assigning undergraduates "personal librarians."

Searching For Better Research Habits

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Teaching students how to do Google-style research might not be as harmful to research habits as the alternative.

To Library, or Not to Library

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In age of expansion, community colleges debate whether branch campuses need reference and technology collections.

Pays to Share

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New research suggests as they wait for the "digital switch," libraries may need to collaborate to better use their print collections.

Please Refine Your Search Terms

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A long-awaited decision by a federal judge could be a significant blow to Google's attempts to sell access to books it scanned from university libraries.

Google Who?

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Despite legal roadblock in Google Books project, libraries might soon benefit from other digital search-and-retrieval services.

Missing From the Stacks

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Illinois librarians say deep ethnographic research is the best way to learn how to serve Latino students.

Libraries' Digital Direction

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PHILADELPHIA -- Most college library directors would order print books removed from the library if there was a robust and trustworthy way to provide access to electronic versions, according to a new study released today by the nonprofit Ithaka S+R.

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