Abstract

The long-term strategy of the academic library community needs to focus on improved cost effectiveness rather than becoming preoccupied with the short-term effects of budget reductions. Fortunately, the rise of consortia and the maturing of the automation environment provide a conducive environment for substantial gains in the cost-benefit ratio over a wide range of library services. Examples of such gains in four key library service areas are described.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0682
Print ISSN
0024-2594
Pages
pp. 394-410
Launched on MUSE
2006-03-30
Open Access
No
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