The impact of aggregator packages on collection management

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Aggregator packages have become increasingly important to library collections in recent years. This study investigates how these packages have affected the collection management process in academic libraries. Among the aspects considered are the role of consortia, how aggregator packageshave changed the role of the collection manager and selectors, and how they have influenced collections and how collections are used. The disadvantages as well as the advantagesof aggregator packages are considered, and suggestions for how aggregators can improve packages are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-74
Number of pages22
JournalCollection Management
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 31 2001


  • Aggregator packages
  • Changing roles of collection managers
  • Electronic indexes
  • Electronic journals


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