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

David Nicholas, Ian Rowlands, Michael Jubb, Hamid Mahmuei

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Abstract

Evidence is presented of the extent to which libraries from around the world are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the world-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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-382
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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