Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Journal or Book Title

The Serials Librarian

Volume

59

Issue

2

First Page

137

Last Page

146

DOI

10.1080/03615261003623146

Abstract

Difficult economic times often require that librarians make difficult decisions during a period of great stress. Declining budgets compete with rising expectations, along with ever changing licensing and service models from publishers and vendors. Serials librarians struggle to maintain and expand accessibility in an increasingly complex environment. Depending on the direness of the situation, the options can be threatening. During an economic downturn, the ideal of collection expansion can turn into a struggle to maintain current access along with the imperative to cancel important serial titles.

Comments

This is a post-print of an article from Serials Librarian 59, no. 2 (2010): 137–146, doi:10.1080/03615261003623146. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Language

en

Date Available

May 2, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

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