Transforming Collections: Reflections on Challenges for Academic Health Libraries

Morgan, Pamela (2016) Transforming Collections: Reflections on Challenges for Academic Health Libraries. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, 37 (1). pp. 17-19. ISSN 1708-6892

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Libraries are continually challenged when it comes to the preservation and development of their collections, from ancient libraries and their collections of unique items to modern libraries with their large collections of mass-produced items. Beyond printing technology and resource availability, the challenges shaping collection development today include electronic resources, shifting publishing models, changing user expectations, and grim economic realities. This column discusses these challenges as they pertain to academic health libraries and reflects on the approaches that libraries are taking to address them.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 11913
Additional Information: This article is a condensed version of a paper presented to the AFMC Libraries Group.
Keywords: collection development
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Memorial University Libraries
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Related Eprints: Morgan, Pamela (2015) Transforming Collections: challenges and opportunities for the academic medical library. In: Canadian Conference on Medical Education 2015, April 25 - 28, 2015, Vancouver, Canada. (Submitted)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources; Z665 Library Science. Information Science
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