The Commitment to Securing Perpetual Journal Access: A Survey of Academic Research Libraries

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: Current and emerging trends raise questions about the extent to which academic research libraries should continue to seek perpetual access provisions for journal acquisitions. To describe the questions being raised, this paper begins by framing perpetual access commitments within the contexts of the past, present, and future. The paper then assesses current views and practices by describing and analyzing the results of a survey of librarians. The results show that, while the respondentsà à à ¢ libraries generally espouse strong commitments to perpetual access, a combination of factors is leading many libraries to take actions that weaken perpetual access provisions.

Additional Information

Publication
Library Resources & Technical Services 55, no. 1 (2011): 4-16.
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
collection development, preservation, journal acquisitions, Perpetual Access

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