Glory Days: Managing Scientific Journals in a Liberal Arts College.


  • Julie Miran
  • Norm Medeiros



Proliferation of online access to primary literature has provided great opportunities for science libraries. Merging these resources with previously held formats, and negotiating with vendors for this access, remains a challenge at many institutions, regardless of size. This article highlights Haverford College's attempts to integrate these resources in an effort to enhance accessibility and to reduce costs inherent in this duplication of formats. Areas addressed include material formats, faculty and department cultures, consortial arrangements, users' habits, implications for the online catalog, financial imperatives and communication patterns between our main and branch libraries. Initiatives currently underway are highlighted, as well as indications of how they will shape our future behaviors.


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How to Cite

Miran, J., & Medeiros, N. (2001). Glory Days: Managing Scientific Journals in a Liberal Arts College. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (31).



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