Open Stack Collections

The Open Stack Collections at ASU Library include millions of print and openly-accessible digital materials for all to explore and use.

The Library’s open stacks create new and ongoing opportunities for library users to discover and engage with previously unknown works. To explore ASU Library’s open digital collections, visit the ASU Digital Repository.

Print books are still a cornerstone component in the Library’s landscape of learning. The design of ASU Library’s print collections is guided in part by The Future of Print initiative, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which aims to inspire new thinking around the development of inclusive, high-quality, and user-focused print collections for research and learning.

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The Future of Print

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With grant support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ASU Library is exploring a data-driven and community-aware approach to developing open stack print collections. With the aim to create meaningful collections that engage users and add value to the community, ASU Library is exploring the data landscape of print resources at Arizona State University to incorporate data-driven selection and assessment methods into the collection design process.

Learn more about The Future of Print initiative.

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