Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

January 1999

Keywords

Monographic Collection, Academic Libraries, North America, Foreign Language Monographs

Abstract

The present state of the printed book in the "national collection" or commons of resources owned by U.S. academic libraries is reviewed. The status of collecting of foreign language monographs is emphasized. The future of collecting printed materials is considered in the context of an international information commons and cooperation beyond the North American academic library community.

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