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The Impact of a Reading Room's Closure on Collection Development
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship
  • Heather S. Lewin, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2011
DOI
10.5062/F4SF2T3R
Abstract

This paper discusses the preparations for the closure of Iowa State University's Physical Science Reading Room from the perspective of collection management and development. The anticipated changes to the reading room collection provided an opportunity to analyze the core physical sciences collection in regards to composition, space occupied, and use. Additionally, this paper reviews the data gathered to determine the effects of material accessibility and use on future collection development decisions.

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Originally published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 65 (Spring 2011).

Copyright Owner
Heather S. Lewin
Language
English
Date Available
2012-06-20
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Heather S. Lewin. "The Impact of a Reading Room's Closure on Collection Development" Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship Vol. 65 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heather_lewin/5/