How Many Libraries Do We Need?

James O'Donnell, Shannon Regan

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    Abstract

    According to the American Library Association, there are 119,000 libraries in the United States. But how many do we need? In this vision session report, Arizona State University Librarian James J. O’Donnell addresses this question through the lenses of discovery tools, usability, and marketing strategy. He also addresses the need for a more global and collaborative approach to collection building in libraries. This deliberately provocative talk provides several different ways to think about the answer to the title question—and several answers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)42-47
    Number of pages6
    JournalSerials Librarian
    Volume72
    Issue number1-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 1 2017

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    Keywords

    • Collaborative collection development
    • collection building
    • discovery
    • future of libraries
    • marketing
    • usability

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    • Library and Information Sciences

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    In: Serials Librarian, Vol. 72, No. 1-4, 01.05.2017, p. 42-47.

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