A public library is for the whole community. Where assets of a public library are available for everyone and made available by governments, a private library is owned by a person or institution to serve that particular person or institution. This interesting topic came to us from The Scholarly Kitchen in their article, “Trust and the Personal Library.”
Personal libraries have evolved over the years. Whether belonging to a library or to an individual, collections of books don’t always remain intact. Assessment of value shifts over time.
How do personal collections impact academic libraries? Academic libraries seek to engage people with information resources and maximize use of library spaces. When users increasingly rely on digital rather than print resources, libraries respond by shifting space usage away from regular library stacks to user working and reading spaces. How then do academic library professionals best keep print collections on public view and maximize user engagement?
In any library, content needs to be findable, and that happens with a strong, standards-based taxonomy. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.
Melody K. Smith
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