70% and Climbing: E-Resources, Books, and Library Restructuring
Within the past decade, academic libraries have seen a shift in purchasing from mostly print to mostly electronic. Although Carleton University Library (Ottawa, Canada) has experienced this shift, it had continued until recently to work within the confines of an organizational structure based on a print purchasing model. This paper will describe in detail the restructuring of the Library's collections and technical services departments to better meet growing electronic demands. Changes included dedicating more staff from print resources to e-resources, changing a librarian position to focus specifically on collections assessment, and shifting budgets to manage growing e-resources more efficiently.
Newton Miller, Laura; Sharp, David; and Jones, Wayne. (2011). 70% and Climbing: E-Resources, Books, and Library Restructuring. Collection Management, 39 (2-3), 110-126.