The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries

  title={The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries},
  author={Joseph Branin and Frances Groen and Suzanne E. Thorin},
The contemporary history of collection management in North American research libraries begin midcentury. Since then, several issues have influenced the evolution of collection management with new forces emerging in the 1980s. In this article, we point to the challenges librarians face in managing the transition into a new and uncharted environment, including differing needs and scholarly communication patterns. We anticipate digital information will bring fundamental changes to scholarly… CONTINUE READING

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