Effects of the digitization to the printed collection policies : The digital knowledge economy and the Finnish academic libraries

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Laitinen , M A , Saarti , J & Vattulainen , P 2017 , ' Effects of the digitization to the printed collection policies : The digital knowledge economy and the Finnish academic libraries ' , Library Management , vol. 38 , no. 2/3 , pp. 167-174 . https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-01-2017-0004

Title: Effects of the digitization to the printed collection policies : The digital knowledge economy and the Finnish academic libraries
Author: Laitinen, Markku Antero; Saarti, Jarmo; Vattulainen, Pentti
Contributor: University of Helsinki, The National Library of Finland, Library Network Services
Date: 2017-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Library Management
ISSN: 0143-5124
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/216736
Abstract: Purpose: The recent changes in the knowledge economy and scientific knowledge dissemination have put academic libraries in a new situation. The demand for open access of scientific publications and the increasing amount of documents published need a new paradigm in the collection policies and collection building strategies of the academic libraries. At the same time the resources allocated to the academic institutions have been decreasing which has caused the need to reallocate the resources in the collection building and management as effectively as possible. The aim of the paper is to analyze how the use of data compiled from different sources, such as statistics and assessing user experience, as a tool for analyzing the effectiveness of the library’s economic resources and how this has effected on the use of the libraries. Design/methodology/approach: Statistical analysis. Findings: The Finnish academic libraries have made a rapid transition to the digital dissemination of documents. At the same time the national services have enabled the long-time preservation of less used printed materials and have enabled the libraries to save premise costs. Research limitations/implications: Based on Finnish data only. Practical implications: Gives examples on managing the shift from a printed to a digital library. Originality/value: Evidence based tools for collection cost management. Keywords: academic libraries, evaluation, digitalization, statistics, cost-effectiveness Paper type: Case study
Subject: 518 Media and communications
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