The Impact of a Reading Room's Closure on Collection Development
Is Version Of
This paper discusses the preparations for the closure of Iowa State University's Physical Science Reading Room from the perspective of collection management and development. The anticipated changes to the reading room collection provided an opportunity to analyze the core physical sciences collection in regards to composition, space occupied, and use. Additionally, this paper reviews the data gathered to determine the effects of material accessibility and use on future collection development decisions.
Originally published in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 65 (Spring 2011).