Mergers and alliances : the operational view and cases / edited by Anne Woodsworth, W. David Penniman. - 1 online resource (xii, 288 p.) : illustrations. - Advances in librarianship ; Volume 37 . - Advances in librarianship ; Volume 37 .

Includes index.

Building bridges with boats : preserving community history through intra- and inter-institutional collaboration / Kathleen Spring, Brenda DeVore Marshall -- Community engagement in public libraries : practical implications / Hui-Yun Sung, Mark Hepworth -- University art school and classics department collaboration to build an image database / Emy N. Decker -- Interinstitutional library collaboration : support for a joint master of public health program / Emily R. Ford, Laura Zeigen / Collaborative virtual reference service : lessons from the past decade / Emily Weak, Lili Luo -- Managing a boutique library : taking liaison to the next level / Wendi Arant Kaspar, Gail A. Macmillan -- Reinventing library spaces and services : harnessing campus partnerships to initiate and sustain transformational change / Betina Gardner, Trenia L. Napier, Russell G. Carpenter -- Merging library service desks : less is more / K. Megan Sheffield, Susan L. Silver, Lily Todorinova -- Creating shared back-office services in a national library / Darryl Mead, Steve Homer -- Merging two academic libraries : finding unity from diversity while maintaining institutional identities / Betty Rozum, Lori J. Brassaw -- Joint academic libraries in Finland : different models of integration / Vuokko Palonen ... [et al.] -- Exploration of an e-resources consortium in Jamaica : an initial examination and tentative suggestions for the future / Cherry-Ann Smart, Christina Stewart-Fullerton.

Volume 37 of Advances in librarianship presents detailed examples of local and regional mergers and collaborations and serves as a companion to Volume 36 which presented a comprehensive broad review of the factors that lead to mergers and other alliances, and the methods used to ensure effective and successful collaborations. While corporate mergers make headlines, library and information science examples, especially at regional an local levels, have less visibility. This volume demonstrates that such efforts are occurring in libraries, among LIS degree programs, and enterprises including networks and consortia. They are occurring as economic conditions around the world mandate consolidation and/or collaboration among agencies and enterprises to reduce or curtail expenditures.

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