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A Project of the Collection Management Initiative
of the University of California Libraries

The goal of the Collection Management Initiative was to explore issues associated with integrating and managing research library journal collections comprising print and digital formats. The study sought to explore ways that the University of California could leverage its investment in digital library collections by providing campuses with new approaches for managing their print collections with greater flexibility, given the constraints imposed by existing facilities and limited capital funding.

The Collection Management Initiative encompassed three complementary research components. The first component, the Journal Use Study, concentrated on assessing the impact on the user community when print materials are removed from campus library collections and users must rely on digital equivalents. The second component focused on user behaviors and preferences gleaned through surveys and structured interviews. The third component was designed to gather data on the costs and benefits of removing print materials from library collections and relying on digital equivalents.

Please view the project's final report to learn about the project's implementation and findings. These files are large and may take some time to download.

Final Report (PDF, 2.04 MB)
           Appendix A: Glossary
           Appendix B: Resources
           Appendix C: Advisory Committee Roster

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Last updated: January 28, 2004.