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Management, Public Service, and Access Issues: Serving Special Collections in an Architecture Branch Library

WithJanine Jacqueline Henri

SUMMARY. Administering special collections within an academic branch library presents challenges in the areas of public services, collection management, facilities planning, and staffing. In art and architecture libraries, special collections can include a variety of materials such as rare books, trade catalogs, builder’s guides, graphic and visual materials, artists’ books, archival records in many formats, and files of ephemera. Public service issues relating to the administration of special collections housed in an architecture branch library (and its off-site repositories) will be addressed. Collection care and access services will be examined in light of recent technologies. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <[email protected] press.com> Website: < http://www.HaworthPress.com > © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]