University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

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Academic libraries face a number of challenges in managing large collections of periodicals and books. Stewardship of these collections must balance the need to preserve older parts of the scholarly record with the constant space demands of the ongoing acquisitions, without also impinging upon other uses the library needs to support, including student study space. Shared preservation of print collections is one way to address these issues. Collectively, libraries may be able to more effectively preserve the scholarly record.

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libraries, collection development, collaboration, cooperative collection development, shared print repositories, preservation, multi-institutional cooperation, library consortia


White paper intended to address the needs of the University of New Mexico Libraries for participation in multi-institutional library collaboration.



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