Scientific library

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As research libraries of commonly that group libraries referred to its existence primarily to the scientific study and research aligns.

In addition to providing publications , especially scientific publications , for immediate use, scientific libraries can carry out research themselves and perform archiving tasks. Publication services such as document servers are also often part of the range of tasks. With the exception of the large universal libraries, most academic libraries specialize in one or more academic subject areas, for example as a specialist library or to support research and teaching at an associated or superordinate institution.

Differentiation from public libraries

In the German library system , scientific libraries are differentiated from public libraries . However, this distinction is seen by some as problematic, since most academic libraries are also publicly accessible and serve the general information supply and at the same time public libraries also provide academic information.

Types of Scientific Libraries

The following library types can be assigned to the group of academic libraries:

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Christiane Laura Martin: Scientific libraries as actors in research data management . In: LIBREAS.Library Ideas . tape 2013 , no. October 23 , 2013, urn : nbn: de: kobv: 11-100212663 .
  2. a b Rupert Hacker: Basic librarianship . 7., rework. Edition. Saur, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-598-11394-3 , pp. 20-21 .