Print Journals: Off Site? Out of Site? Out of Mind?

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John Abbott, Professor & Coordinator, Collection Management (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: With paper journals seemingly decreasing in importance, libraries need to consider issues of space allocation and storage of journal volumes. Space solutions may include shelving in open, closed, and/or compact shelving, mass storage in off-site, or onsite, facilities, or even discarding the paper and relying on electronic access. Any solution involving the current paper collections will have a serious impact on technical services. This workshop explores these issues in light of the experiences of Appalachian State University, which is in the planning stages of a new library.

Additional Information

Weiss, A. K., Abbott, J. P., & Harmon, J. C. (2003). "Print Journals: Off Site? Out of Site? Out of Mind?" In Transforming Serials: The Revolution Continues: Proceedings of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. 17th Annual Conference, June 20-23, 2002, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. [Scheiberg, S. L., & Neville, S., ed] Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. The version of record is available from:
Language: English
Date: 2003

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