ERIC Number: EJ611774
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries, 1980-2000: A Historical Perspective.
Miller, Ruth H.
Library Trends, v48 n4 p645-70 Spr 2000
Over the past 20 years, academic collection development specialists have dealt with changes, brought about by decreasing purchasing power and the growing importance of electronic resources. Throughout, collection managers have rethought their efforts and revised criteria for selection of materials in new formats while maintaining traditional collections. This period may provide perspective for dealing with the next stages of change. (Contains 73 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Text, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Development, Library History, Library Material Selection, Media Specialists, Nonprint Media, Selection Tools, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue, "Collection Development in an Electronic Environment."