Monday, April 10, 2017

Collections as a service

1. Seppi, Gregory

2. Linden, Julie, Tudesco, Sarah, and Dollar, Daniel. (2017). Collections as a Service: A Research Library’s Perspective. Retrieved from

3. This pre-publication version of an article by three Yale collection development librarians explores broad changes in collecting occurring as a result of changes in practice by Yale librarians. The article includes extensive details about Yale’s library budget, which is second only to Harvard’s in yearly spending, and notes a policy change at the Beinecke (Yale’s main rare book and manuscript library)  towards collecting materials more firmly in line with modern research needs and classroom usage.

4. A very interesting article-- getting a high-level picture of Yale's many libraries and how their budgets and collecting strategies tie together is fascinating, as is the way the authors share how ACRL documents have shaped their collecting practices. That even an extraordinarily well-funded library system needs to adjust its collecting practices to better meet patron needs is a good lesson to learn.

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