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Reconfiguring Academic Collections: the role of

By Constance Malpas


• The Big Shift- why shared print, why now? • Emerging infrastructure- shared repositories • Shared print service provision- opportunities, challenges • Minnesota in perspective- maximizing MLAC valueWhat once made us great no longer matters Declining return on assets Brand loyalty on the decline A workforce that‟s lost its passion Fewer leaders, with a precarious hold on the top Digital infrastructure is driving change Sound familiar? A „Big Shift ‟ in attention, resourcesShared Print: what‟s the problem? Shift in scholarly attention from print to electronic means low-use retrospective print collections are perceived to deliver less library value Competing demands for library space: teaching, learning, collaborative research vs. “warehouse of books” Among academic libraries, a shrinking pool of institutions with mandate, capacity to support print preservation As transaction costs for managing legacy print collections decrease, libraries will seek to externalize print operations to shared repositoriesBoundary work Shared print is a prime example: a core operation that is moving “outside” institutional boundarie

Year: 2011
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