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The Collection Management Initiative is exploring the complex issues associated with integrating and managing research library journal collections composed of shared print and digital journals. The study will evaluate the factors that affect reliance on shared digital resources to relieve pressure on physical facilities and capital budgets to house and manage print materials. By temporarily removing print journals from some campus libraries to storage facilities and providing access through digital "equivalents" or requests for the print from storage, while also maintaining the journals on the shelf in control libraries, the project will gather data on the impact on the volume of usage, users and scarce library resources.
The specific project objectives are to:
The results of this research effort will be used to assess the institutional
implications for library organization and operations, including facilities
planning, capital budgeting, systems and resource management and to evaluate
institutional strategies and policies for managing research library materials
in a mixed print and digital environment.
Send your questions and comments to Gary.Lawrence@ucop.edu.
Last updated: May 21, 2002.