CLIR Examines Transition from Print to Digital

Jun 22, 2010

A new volume from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) examines challenges associated with the transition of research collections from an analog to a digital environment for knowledge access, preservation, and reconstitution.

In the report, CLIR president Charles Henry suggests that the transition to digital is altering the way we process information, Lisa Spiro and Geneva Henry of Rice University examine the feasibility of an all-digital research library, and Paul Courant of the University of Michigan and Matthew "Buzzy" Nielsen of the North Bend Public Library in Oregon examine the economics of storing and providing access to print volumes.

The Idea of Order: Transforming Research Collections for 21st Century Scholarship, is posted online at the CLIR website, with print copies soon to be available.