Creating a virtual branch library to serve a remote campus

Document Type



Purpose – Aims to present an overview of the implementation of library services to a distinct user population.

Design/methodology/approach – Presents a review of the decision-making process behind the development of services to support a new remote campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Findings – Provides the rationale behind the decisions that were made regarding the branch library web page. Recognizes the need for continuous assessment and revision of procedures and the web page.

Originality/value – This paper provides a practical look at creating a virtual library in a paperless environment.


Academic libraries; Digital libraries – Management


Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Communication Technology and New Media | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science


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Publisher Citation

Stowers, E., Galbraith, G., & Kendall, S. L. (2005). Creating a virtual branch library to serve a remote campus. Library Hi Tech, 23(3), 372-378.

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