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Baseby, Francesca – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2017
In the competitive Higher Education environment, it is no longer sufficient for special collections to rely on the "uniqueness" of a collection as its unique selling point--it must be supported by a service and strategic plan that is both proactive in anticipating the demands of future researchers and responsive to current researchers'…
Descriptors: Special Libraries, Strategic Planning, Evidence Based Practice, Researchers
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Evans, Meredith R. – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
As managers of special collections engage with evolving formats and technologies, it is imperative that these professionals remain well versed in papyrus, paper, and principles that inform archival work. The permanence of this content defines our past, informs our present, and shapes our future. However, a constricting interpretation of archival…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Archives, Library Development, Best Practices
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Falls, Sarah; Hatheway, Holly – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
Academic institutions have long supported stand-alone branch libraries devoted to fine arts, architecture, and other allied fields. As subject specific collecting on campuses has been decentralized by collaborative collection development, consortial borrowing, and the quick availability of materials in both digital and print formats, the need for…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Art Materials, Library Materials, Library Services