Libraries

The changing face of academic library collections

Over the past few weeks, I’ve frequently come across the topic of the changing nature of academic library collections. While library collections is a topic outside of my normal purview, it does concern one of the committees I’m currently sitting on which has been tasked to search for a new university librarian. A recent OCLC report examines the emergence of a mass-digitized book corpus in the HathiTrust Digital Library and whether it can serve as a substitute for low-use print collections in academic libraries. Rick Anderson presents a thought-provoking presentation of next-generation workflows for libraries:

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