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The challenge of new technologies and information delivery changes in the academic library landscape

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Over the last twenty years, academic libraries’ collection development specialists have dealt with dramatic changes brought about by decreasing purchasing power and the growing importance of electronic resources. Throughout this period, collection managers have rethought their efforts and revised criteria for the selection of materials in new formats while also maintaining traditional collections. The effects of the information explosion, the advent of the Internet and the consequent new methods of delivery of information have created new challenges for academic libraries in terms of delivery of services and programs, staffing and ...

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