Monthly Archives: January 2011

The service turn …

A while ago I spent some time looking through the institution profiles collected by ARL. One of the themes I noticed was the ‘service turn’, where libraries were looking at the quality of their services in support of research and learning as important markers of distinction, more important, maybe, than the collections which have loomed … Continue reading The service turn …

Managing down collections …

I was interested to read this from Karen Schneider a while ago: “Centralized mass storage for legacy print materials (paper-based books and journals) is by far the most under-observed trend in libraries today”. I agree, with the friendly qualification that the trend is about managing the relationship between local, mass storage and emerging digitised resources. … Continue reading Managing down collections …

Open for business

Well, I wish I could say I was back by popular demand … but that might be stretching the truth just a little I am resuming blogging activity for the new year. This also means that we will resume sending out the digest. However, we are going to experiment with a bi-weekly approach, which probably … Continue reading Open for business