ERIC Number: EJ1066173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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From Stacks to the Web: The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting
Lewis, David W.
College & Research Libraries, v74 n2 p159-177 Mar 2013
The existence of a ubiquitous and cheap worldwide communications network that increasingly makes documents easily and freely available will require a transformation of academic library collecting practice. It will be driven by a number of specific developments including: the digitization of content; the development of print repositories; the development of e-readers and print-on-demand publishing; the growth of open access; challenges to establish academic publishing organizations; and the growth of new forms of scholarship based on openness and social productivity. If academic libraries are to be successful, they will need to: deconstruct legacy print collections; move from item-by-item book selection to purchase-on-demand and subscriptions; manage the transition to open access journals; focus on curating unique items; and develop new mechanisms for funding national infrastructure.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Materials, Library Services, Change, Periodicals, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Books, Handheld Devices, University Presses, Communication (Thought Transfer), Scholarship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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