• Collections Are For Collisions: Designing It Into the Experience

    Author(s):
    steven bell (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Library & Information Science
    Subject(s):
    Academic librarianship, Research libraries
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    #librarians, Books, libraries, Library Collections, discovery
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6SB60
    Abstract:
    As libraries increasingly store books in off-site storage facilities or on-site automated retrieval systems, there is less capacity for library users to browse stack collections. This reduces the possibility for serendipitous discovery of books, or what the author refers to as a "collision with the collection". This article discusses why this is happening and ways in which libraries can promote collisions with the collection even in a library world where books are less likely to be physical entities that are stored in traditional book stacks.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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