Summary: Budd (affiliation not cited) examines current practices in academic libraries within the broader context of educational needs, economic realities, and the nature of complex organizations. Each of 12 chapters concludes with some questions to provoke discussion. Sample topics include scholarly communication, electronic information, and governance issues. This is a revised version of a 1998 text, titled The Academic Library: Its Context, Its Purpose, and Its Operation, published by Libraries Unlimi ...show moreted. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 05
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