Assuring Access: One Library's Journey from Print to Electronic Only Subscriptions

Aparna Zambare, Anne Marie Casey, John Fierst, David Ginsburg, Judith O'Dell, Timothy Peters

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The migration of library collections from print to electronic formats has been a priority for many institutions during the last ten years and has played a key role in the transformation of the modern academic library. Not surprisingly, this process has been labor-intensive, costly, and occasionally frustrating to those involved in the transformation. This article recounts the challenges that the Central Michigan University Libraries faced and the measures it established to overcome these challenges as it undertook the process of successfully moving from a print-based to a predominantly electronic only subscription collection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-74
Number of pages5
JournalSerials Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Electronic formats
  • Electronic only subscriptions collection
  • Migration of library collections


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