Title

70% and Climbing: E-Resources, Books, and Library Restructuring

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Title

Collection Management

Volume

39

Issue

2-3

First Page

110

Last Page

126

Abstract

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.