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New%20Librarianship%20Field%20GuideQ&A with author of book on how librarians can better serve higher education

Inside HigherEd
June 8, 2016
Carl Straumsheim interviews author R. David Lankes

“New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education — and what librarians should do to make it happen.

Q: You present five ideas for how libraries can “proactively speed the scholarly conversation”…

A: There are some great examples where academic libraries are becoming true publishers of the whole universities. The clearest example is the large number of academic presses that have been folded into or governed by academic libraries. However, this is only part of the story. Academic libraries are expanding decades of work digitizing resources and providing institutional repositories…”

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