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Title: Approaches to the storage of low use and last copy research materials
Authors: O'Connor, S
Jilovsky, C
Keywords: Academic libraries
Access and storage of research materials
Print repositories
Cooperative storage facilities
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Article accepted by Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services to be published in 2009, available online 18 September 2008 How to cite?
Journal: Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 
Abstract: This paper draws together the issues regarding the retention of print collections for academic libraries in a digital environment. The discussion focuses on a fundamental mission of academic libraries – ensuring ongoing access to older research material; leaving the discussion of the other key mission, providing current and relevant publications, to be discussed in other forums.
The paper incorporates a review of approaches from the literature and from the authors' own experiences. Issues discussed include selecting material, development and management of print repositories, pros and cons of institutional or cooperative facilities and economic aspects. Although the focus is international particular references are made to the Australian experience.
The authors suggest that a network of national, and ideally international, print repositories will provide the most reliable and cost-effective solution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/512
ISSN: 1464-9055
DOI: 10.1016/j.lcats.2008.08.001
Rights: Crown Copyright © 2008 Published by Elsevier. The journal web site is located at http://www.sciencedirect.com.
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