"Enriching the collective resources": an historical analysis of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, 1984-2009

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dc.contributor Huebner, Andrew J.
dc.contributor Lamme, Margot Opdycke
dc.contributor Osburn, Charles B.
dc.contributor Weddle, Jeff
dc.contributor.advisor Aversa, Elizabeth Smith
dc.contributor.author Bourne, Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:48:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:48:56Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001306
dc.identifier.other Bourne_alatus_0004D_11480
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1774
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examines the origins and evolution of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL), from 1984-2009, distinguishes achievement factors leading to success of the network, and explores issues to inform future decisions. The study focuses on the organization of NAAL; the pioneers who envisioned and encouraged the inception, development, and expansion of the network; and mitigating situational influences. Data were gathered through investigation of oral histories and primary documents, and analysis was made through an organizational life cycle framework to organize evidence characterizing NAAL's evolution. Highlights of the twenty-five-year timeline included a catalog describing the collections of academic libraries statewide, best practices for statewide collection development, expedited interlibrary loan, a statewide virtual library for all citizens of Alabama, and digitized collections of Alabama's unique historical treasures. Against a backdrop of advancing technology and hybrid funding, the most significant factors identified as affecting the sustained success of the network are inventive leadership, collective momentum, and strategic visibility.
dc.format.extent 244 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Library science
dc.subject.other History
dc.title "Enriching the collective resources": an historical analysis of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, 1984-2009
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences
etdms.degree.discipline Communication & Information Sciences
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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