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ERIC Number: ED564803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Directions: Some Reflections on the Future of Library Collections and Collecting
Dempsey, Lorcan; Malpas, Constance; Lavoie, Brian
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
This article takes a broad view of the evolution of collecting behaviors in a network environment and suggests some future directions based on various simple models. The authors look at the changing dynamics of print collections, at the greater engagement with research and learning behaviors, and at trends in scholarly communication. The goal is to provide some context within which libraries can discuss changing patterns of investment across collection categories. [This report was published in "portal: Libraries and the Academy" v14 n3 p393-423 Jul 2014 (EJ1038113).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Research