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ERIC Number: EJ1038263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection
Levine-Clark, Michael
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v14 n3 p425-437 Jul 2014
Academic libraries have always been deeply associated with their collections, but the nature of those collections has changed radically as we have entered the digital age. As libraries continue to evolve, they will focus strongly on special collections while adopting a goal of providing access to as much other content as possible. The collection will be everything that the library can identify that fits local curricular and research needs, and the means of access will be driven by cost. Discovery will be crucial, since a powerful discovery tool will allow the library to conceptualize the collection as the broadest possible range of content accessible to the local scholarly community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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