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Title:The Changing Economics of Research Libraries
Author(s):Runkle, Martin
Subject(s):Research libraries --United States --Automation
Library information networks --United States
Abstract:This paper discusses, from the viewpoint of a library administrator, the economic and funding problems raised by the involvement of academic libraries in networks. With increased access to electronic information provided by networks, librarians must be involved with planning what will be available on the network. In addition, a structure is needed to facilitate collaboration among various members of the university community to manage the system. Given the development of electronic information technology and libraries' limited financial resources, librarians must budget for expenditures related to providing electronic information as well as expenditures related to providing access to traditional materials. Librarians will have to determine priorities, scrutinize budgets, and consider alternatives for reallocating money.
Issue Date:1991
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In B. Sutton and C.H. Davis, eds. 1991. Networks, open access, and virtual libraries : implications for the research library. Papers presented at the 1991 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 104-117.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (28th : 1991)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1991.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-10

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