ARL has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 282, which features articles on ARL library budgets over the past two years, subscriptions to journal collections from large publishers, and the impact of the changing roles of librarians on reference staffing. A pre-publication version of the article about journal bundles was released earlier this year.
The complete table of contents with links to the articles follows:
ARL Library Budgets after the Great Recession, 2011–13
Charles B. Lowry
The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012
Karla L. Strieb and Julia C. Blixrud
Evolving Models of Reference Staffing at the University of Kansas Libraries
Frances Devlin and John Stratton
Research Library Issues no. 282 is freely available from ARL Digital Publications.
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