What ARE we thinking? Collections decisions in an Academic Library
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Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science
When faced with multiple competing priorities for investment in library resources, there are many important aspects to consider. From student enrollment to prominence of programs, there are both data-driven and intangible factors to weigh. In addition, most library collections now focus on the immediate needs of students and researchers instead of collecting for posterity. This just-in-time versus just-in-case collection development mindset prioritizes different resource attributes and requires an often unfamiliar level of acquisitions flexibility.
Where do we go from here? What are the most important factors to consider before subscribing to or purchasing library resources? What do scholarly publishers believe are the most relevant points to consider when academics make collection decisions?
Galloway, Linda M.; Cooper, Natasha; Morton, Doug; and Pritting, Shannon, "What ARE we thinking? Collections decisions in an Academic Library" (2015). Libraries' and Librarians' Publications. 145.
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