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ERIC Number: EJ1132872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
The Changing Purposes of University Libraries
Evans, G. R.
Higher Education Review, v45 n3 p69-80 Sum 2013
This article explores recent developments in national policy for academic libraries. It considers the shift from traditional to managerial academic librarianship; the move to "social space" and multi-use systems; changes in the balance between meeting teaching and research needs and in public funding priorities; the difficulty of making decisions about moving to electronic resources and saving space in holdings of paper copies; the consequences of the policies of "deduplication" and disposal of "surplus" copies; "aggregation" of library with other functions; the impact of the Open Access policy.
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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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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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