Title

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

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Administration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Journal

Collection Management

Volume Number

27

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

27-39

ISSN

1545-2549

ANZSRC / FoR Code

080707 Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources

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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