Intended for academic libraries, this book covers all aspects of collaboration. Technology has increased the need for, and the ability to, collaborate at work; the first part of the book contains a discussion of: the basic how's and why's of collaboration; building an environment where collaboration can flourish; descriptions and how-to's for using technology tools which aid and enhance the collaborative process; a process of how to get started in collaborative projects; and how to manage them once you begin. The second section of the book presents real-life case studies of collaboration in academic libraries followed by discussions of how each project worked (or not) and why.
- Describes in detail how to get collaborative projects off the ground and running, and how to manage them for the long-term
- Guides the reader through the technology that they can use to enhance their collaborative efforts
- Provides case-studies of real-life examples of collaboration projects
Why collaborate?; Building foundations for collaboration; Technology tools for collaborations; Getting started; Evaluation: why and how; Peer collaboration; Librarian and faculty collaboration; Internal collaboration; External collaboration.
Series: Chandos Information Professional
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 14th February 2006
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.24