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NSM Blog: Reflecting on the Future of the Library

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The Future of Print Collections

What to Withdraw: Print Collections Management in the Wake of Digitization "analyzes the rationales for retaining some copies of scholarly journals in print format, determining that actual ongoing community needs for print materials...are significant but not unlimited."

The focus here is on scholarly journals with a goal of understanding "which materials are adequately safeguarded across the system [of all research libraries] such that withdrawals can safely proceed at a local level."