Undergraduate Library Collections [ELIS Classic]

Authored by: Amy M. Kautzman

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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The undergraduate library is a collection specifically set aside to serve the research needs of undergraduate students. Generally, it is in a building separate from the main research collection. Historically, it is a recent phenomenon, located primarily in the United States within the past 50 years. This entry will examine the reasons why this special collection is desired and developed, and continues to be useful in today's hyper-information-rich culture; and will look at the history, architecture, collections, and services of undergraduate libraries.

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