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ERIC Number: EJ1077667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Internationalization in German Academic Libraries: Moving beyond North American Perspectives
Bordonaro, Karen; Rauchmann, Sabine
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n4 p677-697 Oct 2015
This paper explores how internationalization is understood and experienced in German academic libraries. Its main purpose is to move the discussion of internationalization in academic libraries beyond the boundaries of English-speaking North America by investigating a European perspective. Its secondary purpose is to investigate the role of English in German academic libraries. An online survey and a series of in-person interviews conducted in Germany in April 2015 provided the data for this study. What emerged are a series of stated differences and similarities between North America and Germany informed by the two overarching themes of implicit internationalization and plurilingualism, the ability to switch from one language to another as required.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; North America