“Fast track” transition to an electronic journal collection: a case study

Carol Hansen Montgomery (Carol Hansen Montgomery is Dean of Libraries, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Describes the background and development of the migration to an electronic journal collection by the W.W. Hagerty Library of Drexel University, Philadelphia. Starting in 1998, this transition was a key component of the library’s strategic plan, and with a few exceptions, journals are purchased in electronic‐only format whenever possible. Drexel’s collection now consists of only 800 print subscriptions and 5,500 electronic journals. The transition has had a considerable impact on library staffing and workflow. Offsetting a decrease in the activity levels relating to the print format is a large increase in workload for serials’ acquisitions and management functions. A newly created position of electronic resources librarian acts as a focal point for the integrated development of all electronic resources.



Hansen Montgomery, C. (2000), "“Fast track” transition to an electronic journal collection: a case study", New Library World, Vol. 101 No. 7, pp. 294-303. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800010356517

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