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Title:We don’t need that anymore, exploring the realities of the impact of digitization on print usage
Author(s):Teper, Thomas H.; Vasileva, Vera
Subject(s):Academic Libraries
Collection Usage
Abstract:Librarians speculate that the digitization and delivery of items through the HathiTrust may reduce or eliminate demand for the corresponding print content. This belief feeds into a perception that monographs housed within academic libraries and delivered via such services are ripe for deduplication or outright withdrawal; yet, other institutions may remain dependent upon those holding titles to provide print-based access for their patrons. Embracing HathiTrust’s emerging Shared Print Monograph Program, many member institutions committed to retain print monographs that correspond to those digitized from their collections. However, such commitments are not universal among the membership or universally displayed publicly. Moreover, such commitments may be utilized by other institutions to withdraw against these holdings without fully understanding the potential local impact. Developing an evidence based understanding of how the availability of digital access to these items might impact both local circulation and the rate of ILL/DD lending for such items is a critical step in determining how institutions might approach the management of these collections in the future.
Issue Date:2019-04
Publisher:Association of College and Research Libraries
Citation Info:Teper, Thomas H. with Vera Vasileva. 2019. We don’t need that anymore, exploring the realities of the impact of digitization on print usage. ACRL 2019 Recasting the Narrative, April 10 - 13, 2019, Cleveland, OH.
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:CC-BY
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-04-25

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