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February 3, 2020

The Primacy of Print Is Past

OhioLINK recently shared its vision for the library system of the future in a white paper. That vision, developed by a group of library deans and directors whose work was facilitated by Ithaka S+R, involves two key elements that have garnered some attention for what they say about the future of the library and the work performed within it. The first element is centering the library system—just like the library itself—around the user. And the second involves enabling the…
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April 7, 2014

Notes from the Regional Print Management Symposium

At the end of March, OCLC Research, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and Ohio State University, hosted a very interesting symposium on print collections management. The symposium’s focus was on how collections of print books might be more effectively managed given changing usage patterns and needs for print books, and changing priorities for the allocation of library spaces. The symposium’s jumping-off point was a new research report by Brian Lavoie and Constance Malpas, which analyzes Ohio State…
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June 28, 2012

Dispatches from ALA

At the ALA Annual Meeting this past weekend, I participated in two workshops that, while on very different topics, provide an interesting snapshot of how libraries are changing today. ACRL is continuing its interest in analyzing the value of academic libraries by hosting a workshop with library leaders to develop a future research agenda for this area of work. Spearheaded with Megan Oakleaf’s major literature review on the value of academic libraries and continuing more recently with summit meetings…
Research Report
September 1, 2009

What to Withdraw

Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization

As journals are increasingly accessed in digitized form, many libraries have grown interested in de-accessioning little-used print originals; but desires to repurpose space often come into conflict with concerns about preservation. “What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization” analyzes which types of journals can be withdrawn responsibly today and how that set of materials can be expanded to allow libraries the maximum possible flexibility and savings in the future. For journals that are principally accessed in…
Research Report
July 1, 2006

Books without Boundaries

A Brief Tour of the System-Wide Print Book Collection

Print book collections are facing significant transformation in response to mass digitization, remote storage, and preservation. As libraries look beyond the boundaries of their local print book collections to consider system-wide implications, they need to be equipped with data and analysis about the system-wide print book collection. This study, conducted in collaboration with Brian Lavoie of OCLC, provides a brief overview of the system-wide print book collection (defined as the combined print book holdings of libraries everywhere, as reflected in…