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Transforming Monograph Collections with a Model of Collections as a Service
portal: Libraries and the Academy (2017)
  • Doug Way
Abstract
Financial pressures, changes in scholarly communications, the rise of online content, and the ability to easily share materials have provided libraries the opportunity to rethink their collections practices. This article provides an overview of these changes and outlines a framework for viewing collections as a service. It describes how libraries have begun to use this framework to move from traditional stand-alone print monograph collections toward a user-centric, just-intime model that leverages technology and today's networked environment to efficiently connect users with resources. It also includes a discussion of what steps libraries should take to continue this evolution.
Keywords
  • Collection Development,
  • Collection Management
Publication Date
April, 2017
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2017.0017
Publisher Statement
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Doug Way. "Transforming Monograph Collections with a Model of Collections as a Service." portal: Libraries and the Academy 17, no. 2 (2017): 283-294. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2017.0017
Citation Information
Doug Way. "Transforming Monograph Collections with a Model of Collections as a Service" portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 17 Iss. 2 (2017) p. 283 - 294
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/doug_way/41/