SPEC Kit 324: Collecting Global Resources  · 45
Respondent 5 years 6 to 10 years 11 to 20 years 20 years
40 0 2 2 3
41 0 1 2 3
42 1 2 3 3
43 2 1 2 3
44 0 4 0 4
45 0 1 0 4
46 0 1 0 4
47 0 1 1 4
48 0 0 4 4
49 0 3 2 4
50 2 5 8 5
51 0 1 2 5
52 0 1 0 5
53 1 1 4 6
54 13 10 14 6
55 3 3 5 6
56 0 4 2 6
57 0 0 0 7
58 1 6 8 8
59 0 0 0 24
60 0 0 x x
15. The role of global resources librarians is changing, e.g., with regard to their need to stay informed
about new trends in electronic publishing while keeping track of developments in the print world
and as creators of digital content. Please briefly comment on how the role of global resources
librarians is changing at your library. N=48
Academic programs in area studies have often changed focus to international relations/international studies/global
studies. This creates a huge need for global resources librarians to change philosophy and redirect subject emphases. In
some areas, librarians are spending more time identifying and organizing online sties of global resources.
According to survey definition, our research librarians are considered global resources librarians. They collect materials
not limited to North America but other areas in the world. Our librarians keep up with trends and use global resources
doing traditional services like collection development, reference, education, outreach to scholarly communications.
All liaison librarians select global resources in support of university programs.
Area Studies librarians have become increasingly involved working with our Digital Library Center on grants and other
initiatives that have involved digitizing primary source materials.
Areas of study are increasingly interdisciplinary.
As interests change in our campus community, the library is shifting the assignment of staff time and acquisitions funds.
There is increased interest in China, the Islamic world, and Central Asia. Interest in Africa remains strong. The role of
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