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QOTD: the opportunity cost of storing print journals

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Low-use journals taking up shelf space have become one of the top three concerns for CURL members. “You have to ask yourself, does it make sense to clog shelves in some of the most expensive real-estate in London?” Jenkins asked. The medical faculty of Imperial College , where Jenkins is director of library services, seldom came into the physical library any more, she said. [National Research Reserve lays disaster fears to rest – Information World Review]

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