July 1, 2004
As a result of the research conducted for "The Nonsubscription Side of Periodicals," it became evident that there were special issues for consideration in the period of transition in which publishers issue and libraries acquire both print and electronic versions of periodicals. We examined issues facing libraries and publishers alike as they sought to manage this transition with responsibility for preservation and attention to costs and user needs, among other considerations.
June 1, 2004
Changes in Library Operations and Costs Between Print and Electronic Formats
Many academic and research libraries are in the midst of a major transition for various parts of their collections—a shift from print to electronic format. Libraries that had long subscribed only to print versions of journals are, in increasing numbers, licensing electronic versions to replace the print. What effects will this transition have on library operations and on nonsubscription expenditures? To answer this question, we collected data on staff activities and costs from 11 U.S. academic libraries, performing a life-cycle…