With journals -- including back issues -- widely available in digital form, many college and university libraries are weighing whether they need to devote extensive shelf space to print copies. A new report -- “What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization” -- offers advice on the issue, analyzing the qualities of various journals that may make many of them appropriate to remove from shelves without endangering access. The report is from Ithaka, a research organization that focuses on technology and scholarly communication.
- The Shift Away From Print
- Open Access or Faux Access?
- Survey of university libraries finds diversity developing by institutional type
- Libraries' Digital Direction
- The Illogical Complexity of the Walled-Garden Library
- Ideas to Shake Up Publishing
- Study shows gap between research use, classroom adoption of technology
- Essay on usage statistics and the research library
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