ERIC Number: EJ647507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Myth of "Obsolescence": The Monograph in the Digital Library.
Hughes, Carol Ann
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v1 n2 p113-19 Apr 2001
Addresses some traditional assumptions librarians have made about the use of monographic collections. Topics include the myth that monographic literature becomes obsolete and of less utility to users over time; limitations to obsolescence studies, including evaluating monograph utility through measuring its circulation rate; and the Columbia University Online Books Evaluation Project. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Library Circulation, Library Materials, Obsolescence, Users (Information)
Web site: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pla/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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