ERIC Number: EJ1057325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Sustainability Challenge for Academic Libraries: Planning for the Future
Jankowska, Maria Anna; Marcum, James W.
College & Research Libraries, v71 n2 p160-170 Mar 2010
There is growing concern that a variety of factors threaten the sustainability of academic libraries: developing and preserving print and digital collections, supplying and supporting rapidly changing technological and networking infrastructure, providing free services, maintaining growing costs of library buildings, and lowering libraries' ecological footprint. This paper discusses the multidimensional issues of sustainability in academic libraries and identifies needs for designing an integrated framework for sustainable strategies in academic libraries. Additionally, the paper presents a synthesis of existing literature on the increasingly popular topic of "green libraries" and prepares a background toward developing a framework for sustainable strategies in academic libraries.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Sustainability, Library Administration, Long Range Planning, Library Materials, Buildings, Conservation (Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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