A Foundation for Change: Using Challenges and Opportunities as Building Blocks for Collection Management

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Large-scale collection management represents not just opportunities in terms of space, budgets, and personnel but also an important responsibility for the library’s ability to provide quality service and access to knowledge in the future. Libraries must address many challenges when managing collections, but by taking advantage of opportunities when presented, libraries can improve access for today and tomorrow. Using the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as an example, this article will explore how opportunities like high-density storage, shared print initiatives, digitization efforts, and mass deduplication can address challenges facing libraries and improve current and future access to collections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)110-123
Number of pages14
JournalCollection Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020



  • Collection management
  • deduplication
  • digitization
  • high-density storage
  • shared print

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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