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Managing Academic Libraries by Susan Higgins

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Chapter 2

Managing the Impact of Scholarly Publications

Abstract

This chapter discusses managing scholarly publications economically and technologically. Managing scholarly communication is an essential part of any research library and needs to be given special attention. Not only acquisition budgets but also internal operating costs are very high. Some crises of scholarly journals such as cost crisis are discussed.

Keywords

Digital technologies; Journal economics; Scholarly information; Systems approach to management

2.1. Introduction

In order to deliver relevance, value, and impact to customers, academic library managers work from an assessment framework and an “organic” thinking approach, which puts people before resources. This is known as a “disaggregated ...

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