Perspectives on Serials in the Hybrid Environment

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  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors

As serials collection shift from print to digital, the foundations of serials control and management - selecting, pricing, ordering, storing, and archiving - change almost daily and entirely new areas of expertise, most notably licensing, come to the fore. In all disciplines and library communities, librarians must balance changing user needs and expectations with varying vendor offerings while keeping a close watch on institutional and professional trends.
In this book, practicing serials and collections librarians representing a variety of disciplines in the sciences and social sciences as well as law and medicine, describe fresh approaches to some of the complex concerns raised by the new hybrid environment:

  • archiving, storing, and canceling or retaining print
  • aggregators and the impact of bundling
  • pricing models, costs and open access
  • staffing and processing

    By sharing anxieties and well as solutions the editors hope the stage will be set for a dialogue that leads to creative actions for actual and anticipated problems.

  • Introduction
    Harriet Lightman and John P. Blosser

    Chapter 1: Issues of Archiving Content with an Eye toward the Future
    John P. Blosser

    Chapter 2: Transforming Technical Services Units to Accommodate Electronic Resource Management
    Susan Davis, Cindy Hepfer, and Daisy P. Waters

    Chapter 3: Science and Engineering Serials: Issues and Challenges in the Electronic Environment
    Robert C. Michaelson, Anna Wu Ren, and Dana L. Roth

    Chapter 4: The Challenge of Serials Collection Evaluation in a Changing Environment: Examples from Northwestern University Library
    Harriet Lightman

    Chapter 5: Reference Serials Management in the Digital Library
    Jean M. Alexander

    Chapter 6: Electronic Resources in the Legal Research Environment
    Stephanie Schmitt

    Chapter 7: Serials Management in an Academic Health Science Library
    Robin Klein, Jane Murray, Patricia Hinegardner, and Alexa Mayo



    Harriet Lightman

    John P. Blosser