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2012

Library and Information Science

Iowa State University

Interdisciplinary studies

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Interdisciplinarity On Campus: How The Publishing World Is Responding, Karen G. Lawson, Christine King, Tobie Matava Jan 2012

Interdisciplinarity On Campus: How The Publishing World Is Responding, Karen G. Lawson, Christine King, Tobie Matava

Collections and Technical Services Publications and Papers

Purpose—The purpose of this article is to explore how the publishing world is responding to library collection development challenges posed by the growth of interdisciplinary studies programs.

Design/methodology/approach—The first step in this study was a survey of the websites of selected ARL and all Oberlin Group university and college websites to determine those institutions that have a clearly identified Interdisciplinary program or majors. The authors then investigated the status of interdisciplinary collection development practices at these institutions. Finally the websites of reviewers, publishers, and vendors were surveyed to explore what tools are available to help librarians ...