I think this is very true for many institutions. We do have concerns, as Sarah Tusa has already articulated, about pricing models and licence agreements which restrict access in a way which was never the case with print - however, as print has declined and e-journals have become the standard route into academic articles for many, we have utilised the space for study areas, for learning spaces, for computer clusters, in order to support the changing student experience. I really doubt that for many, a wholesale change back to print would be desirable, or indeed feasible. The publishing world has changed too much as well - some publishers are actively considering or planning to wind down their production of titles in print, particularly in STM disciplines.
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From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Koveleskie, Judith
Sent: 30 March 2011 15:31
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Return to print?
For us this would be impossible simply because of space concerns. As online replaced print, we used our space for other things and I don't think there is any way to get it back.
Judith A. Koveleskie, MLIS, MA
Seton Hill University
Reeves Memorial Library
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