Courage of Our Convictions: Making Difficult Decisions about Serial Collections

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
John Abbott, Professor & Coordinator, Collection Management (Creator)
Allan G. Scherlen, Professor and Social Sciences Librarian (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Three academic librarians, a library administrator, a serials librarian, and a collection development librarian, discuss pressing serials issues as they plan for a move to a new library building. Professional perspectives on serials are juxtaposed as they grapple with issues such as limited storage for paper journals, rising costs of serials, and problems related to serials check-in, e-resources, and document delivery.

Additional Information

Scherlen, Allan (Balance Point column editor and contributor), Larry Boyer, Eleanor Cook & John P. Abbott, “Courage of Our Convictions: Making Difficult Decisions about Serial Collections.” Serials Review. 30:2 (June 2004) 117-121. Copy of record available from Elsevier ScienceDirect: doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2004.02.008
Language: English
Date: 2004
Libraries, Serials

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