Exploring the impact of print in the digital age
There is an emerging emphasis on defining libraries not simply by what we have, but how it can be used. We are looking at how collections might best engage the diverse communities in which we live, study and work.- Lorrie McAllister
Print is not dead. In this era of digital media, as university libraries worldwide are significantly reducing their open stack print collections, vital conversations are needed in the development of new design strategies and methodologies for print curation in the 21st century.
With planning grant support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ASU Library developed a vision for a future in which the academic library print collection engages and inspires its communities as never before. Read the white paper: "The Future of the Academic Library Print Collection: A Space for Engagement."
To further this work, the ASU Library received a three-year implementation grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to explore a data-driven and community-aware approach to developing inclusive print collections for the reopening of Hayden Library, ASU's largest library on Tempe campus, in 2020.