Opening Lines of Communication: Book Ordering and Reading Lists, the Academics View

Cleo Cameron*, Gillian Siddall*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article outlines and assesses the research into resource management and ordering processes at the University of Northampton and academics' knowledge of these processes. The aim of the research was to identify ways of streamlining the service, to improve communication between academic and library staff, with the objective of an enhanced student experience. The focus groups highlighted concerns around growing spoon-feeding in Higher Education and the ongoing communication barriers between academic and library staff. This article will evaluate the current debates, research, and practices within the sector and present and analyze the findings of the research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-59
Number of pages18
JournalNew Review of Academic Librarianship
Volume23
Issue number1
Early online date2 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Reading lists
  • academic staff
  • collection management
  • higher education
  • library

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