Sunday, October 09, 2005

Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries

Lavoie, Brian, Lorcan Dempsey, and Lynn Silpigni Connaway. "Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries." D-Lib Magazine 11, no. 9 (2005).
Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries: "The print book is core to library identity and practice, but in an era of zero-sum budgeting, it is almost inevitable that print book budgets will decline as budgets for serials, digital resources, and other materials expand. As libraries re-allocate resources to accommodate changing patterns of user needs, print book budgets may be adversely impacted. Of course, the degree of impact will depend on a library's perceived mission."
Lovoie, Dempsey and Connaway provide a helpful collection analysis of the five libraries in the Google Digital Library Project and demonstrate an useful approach to identifying materials to be digitized.