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The academic library in the American university

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Atkins, Stephen E.
The academic library in the American university
ISBN 1-893311-38-4
Parallel Press, 2003

First published by the American Library Association in 1991, The Academic Library in the American University by Stephen E. Atkins, presents a critical examination of the emergence and evolution of the academic library as a special purpose institution supporting higher education. This reprint, with a new preface by Charles Lowry, dean of the University of Maryland Libraries, was a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin--Madison Libraries and the University of Maryland Libraries. The initial purpose of the reprinting was for use in the Academic Library Seminar at the University of Maryland. This book has proven however, to provide an important historical framework for the study of academic libraries and continues to be an important resource for academic librarians and library educators.

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Contents

[Cover] The academic library in the American university

[Half-title] The academic library in the American university

[Title page] The academic library in the American university, pp. [i]-[ii]

[Contents], pp. [iii]-[vi]

[Preface], pp. vii-viii

[Introduction], pp. ix-xi ff.

Chapter one: history of the university and the academic library, 1638 to 1945, pp. 1-34

Chapter two: the university and the academic library in the postwar world, 1945 to present, pp. 35-64

Chapter three: the impact of the academic library on the university budget, pp. 65-92

Chapter four: the university administration and the academic library, pp. 93-120

Chapter five: the teaching faculty and the academic library, pp. 121-158

Chapter six: academic librarians and the university, pp. 159-188

Conclusion, pp. 189-198

Appendix: definitions, pp. 199-200

Bibliography, pp. 201-220

Index, pp. 221-226

[About the author], pp. [227] ff.

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