The impact of the economic downturn on libraries: With special reference to university libraries

Nicholas, David and Rowlands, Ian and Jubb, Michael and Jamali, Hamid R. The impact of the economic downturn on libraries: With special reference to university libraries., 2010 [Preprint]

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English abstract

Evidence is presented of the extent to which libraries from around the world are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the word-wide economic downturn. Comparative analyses are provides on the grounds of country, sector and size of institution. The article concentrates on the situation of UK and US university libraries and is based on the findings of two research projects: 1) a global questionnaire survey to which more than 800 institutions responded; 2) a focus group study involving 16 UK university librarians.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: libraries, finance, economic downturn, economic crisis, budget
Subjects: F. Management. > FC. Finance.
F. Management. > FF. Funding.
Depositing user: Dr Hamid R. Jamali
Date deposited: 10 Jul 2013 21:44
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19671

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JISC, The impact of the economic recession on university library and IT services available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/publications/briefingpaper/2009/bp-recession-v1-03-tagged.pdf


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