The issue of format duplication in academic library collections is increasingly complicated and perplexing in an environment of static or dwindling resources, soaring user expectations, dynamic access models, and inconsistent and changing publisher and vendor pricing structures. The problem is further complicated for libraries serving a university with multiple campus locations. This paper surveys recent investigative projects and highlights the work of a Duplicate Formats Task Force at Pennsylvania State University charged with determining the extent and nature of format duplication at that institution.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Library Collections, Acquisition and Technical Services|
|State||Published - Dec 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Library and Information Sciences