Serials Crunch! How Does Your Library Handle It?
:: What's happening at Cornell is happening elsewhere as well. How does your library deal with the challenge of serving its faculties' information needs, in particular, serials, in the face of serious budget crunches? This issue (no pun intended) is one currently being addressed by Jane Duffy, Physics/Astronomy Librarian at the Science and Engineering Library, Ohio State U.
The question is, how do we get a fair, comprehensive overview of an entire academic department's journal needs? Jane is curious especially about the comparative efficacy and manageability of the following means of getting this overview: focus groups, surveys, roundtables, e-mail inquiries, etc. If you have any insight, ideas, comments or suggestions, please e-mail Jane directly at , and feel free to post your responses here as well.