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Serials Collection Management in Recessionary Times: "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats"
The Serials Librarian
  • Karen G. Lawson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
DOI
10.1080/03615261003623146
Abstract

Difficult economic times often require that librarians make difficult decisions during a period of great stress. Declining budgets compete with rising expectations, along with ever changing licensing and service models from publishers and vendors. Serials librarians struggle to maintain and expand accessibility in an increasingly complex environment. Depending on the direness of the situation, the options can be threatening. During an economic downturn, the ideal of collection expansion can turn into a struggle to maintain current access along with the imperative to cancel important serial titles.

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This is a post-print of an article from Serials Librarian 59, no. 2 (2010): 137–146, doi:10.1080/03615261003623146. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Language
en
Date Available
May 2, 2013
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Karen G. Lawson. "Serials Collection Management in Recessionary Times: "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats"" The Serials Librarian Vol. 59 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 137 - 146
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_lawson/17/