From Innovation to Transformation: A Review of the 2006-2007 Serials Literature

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Patrick L. Carr (Creator)
Institution
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: This paper reviews the leading trends in and contributions to the peer-reviewed and professional literature of serials librarianship published in 2006 and 2007. The review shows that a central topic in the literature is the nature and effect of libraries' ongoing transition from acquiring serials in print to providing access electronically. Propelled forward by user preferences, this transition is reflected in publications that reconceptualize collections and describe innovative initiatives and strategies for acquisition, access, and management. Throughout the literature, the review traces a prevailing sentiment that libraries are advancing well beyond the confines of print-centered models and are assuming new roles, imagining new possibilities, and developing new solutions.

Additional Information

Publication
Library Resources & Technical Services. 53:1(January, 2009) p. 3-14.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
serials librarianship, library acquisitions, library collection development, library science literature

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