*Library and Book Trade Almanac 2009, p. 506 (preliminary data).
Two basic reasons for changing models:
ROI – in since 2000:
Total # of books purchased 448,840
Total exp for books $ 24,531,340
Total # 0 circ books 237,885
Total exp for 0 circ books $ 13,001,610
Shelving costs $ 2,440,582
Processing costs $ 3,394,622
Total cost of 0 circ books $ 18,836,814
Network level discovery and access:
This is where our users are going and we need to have business models that support that type of user experience - not building local collections.
Users must have the broadest possible access w/o dead ends – one way or another they need to be able to quickly obtain the discovered information.
Is this the future “collection”? library? OR
(poor metadata = no sales?)