Title

New Directions in Serials Management - The Experience of One Academic Library

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

The explosive growth of journal literature during the last quarter century, compounded with price inflation and diminishing income, produced a serious crisis for academic libraries. Attempted solutions through multiple journal cancellations, transferring funds from monograph budgets, and devising allocation formulas have served only to anger faculty. A new approach is needed, based on resources management that evaluates and utilizes a range of options now available for accessing and delivering scholarly information. The experience of one library in its struggle with the crisis and its development of a new model for serials management is described.

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Clouten, K., & Gane, M. (2003). New Directions in Serials Management - The Experience of One Academic Library. Collection Management, 27(1), 27-39.

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