Assuring Access: One Library's Journey from Print to Electronic Only Subscriptions
Zambare, Aparna, Central Michigan University Libraries
Casey, Anne Marie, Central Michigan University Libraries; Fierst, John, Clarke Historical Library; Ginsburg, David, Central Michigan University Libraries; O'Dell, Judith, Central Michigan University Libraries; Peters, Timothy, Central Michigan University Libraries Off-campus Library Services
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Migration of library collections; Electronic formats; Electronic only subscriptions collection; Electronic journals; Electronic information resources; Libraries and electronic publishing; Acquisition of electronic journals; Libraries -- Periodicals;
The migration of library collections from print to electronic formats has been a priority for many institutions during the last ten years and has played a key role in the transformation of the modern academic library. Not surprisingly, this process has been labor-intensive, costly, and occasionally frustrating to those involved in the transformation. This article recounts the challenges that the Central Michigan University Libraries faced and the measures it established to overcome these challenges as it undertook the process of successfully moving from a printbased to a predominantly electronic only subscription collection.
Zambare, Aparna; Casey, Anne Marie; Fierst, John; Ginsburg, David; O'Dell, Judith; Peters, Timothy. "Assuring Access: One Library's Journey from Print to Electronic Only Subscriptions" in Serials Review (June 2009) 35:2. 70-74.