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Muddle Through or Start from Scratch: Can Economic Crisis Create Deep Change in Research Libraries?. The Fiesole Collection Development Retreat Series University Libraries of K. U. of Leuven  Leuven, Belgium April 8-10, 2010 Charles B. Lowry, Ph.D.

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Muddle through or start from scratch

Muddle Through or Start from Scratch:

Can Economic Crisis Create Deep Change in Research Libraries?

The Fiesole Collection Development Retreat SeriesUniversity Libraries of K. U. of Leuven  Leuven, BelgiumApril 8-10, 2010

Charles B. Lowry, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries

ARL

www.arl.org


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Comparison of Budget Impact FY

2008-2009 and FY 2009-2010. Total Responses = 109

*19 institutions responded to only one of the two surveys

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Has your library budget income remained flat, had reductions or increases in FY 2009-10?

Total Responses = 91

N=62

N=19

N=10

Flat

11%

Reductions

68%

Increases

21%

North American Research Libraries in Fiscal Crisis


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If your BUDGET experienced

a reduction or increase, enter the % net change.

North American Research Libraries in Fiscal Crisis


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Has your library endowment income remained flat or had reductions/increases in FY 2009-10?

Total Responses = 91

N=57

N=20

N=14

Flat

22%

Reductions

63%

Increases

15%

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Reduction Impact on Budget Categories

North American Research Libraries in Fiscal Crisis


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What is your expectation for future

reductions this fiscal year? Total Responses = 90

Planning for further reductions.

Have been told there may be more reductions but do not know the magnitude at this time.

Do not expect further reductions at this time.

11%

51%

38%

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Transformational Times/Global Context–

Incremental or Fundamental Change?

  • Regional Consortia

  • Bi-Lateral Projects

  • ARL as a Convener

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Eliminating/Reducing Investment

in Routine to Undertake New Work

  • Technical Services

  • Collection Development

  • Public Services

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Redefining Large-Scale Strategies

for Delivering Information

  • Branch Libraries

  • Who’s collection is it anyway?

  • New Models of Service Delivery

  • Digitization of Legacy Collections

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Multi-Institutional Collaboration

  • Google Books Settlement

  • Hathi Trust

  • 2CUL Project

  • New Models for Automation

  • Cooperative Collection Management Trust

  • ARL

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Questions

Questions?

Charles B. Lowry

[email protected]


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