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Throwing away collections: Books

Let me say emphatically: Atkins Library has no intention of discarding print monographs. That said, it’s important to recognize that many prestigious research libraries are well along in a process that does just that.
The backstory tempers somewhat the outrageousness of the words “trashing books.” These research libraries discard only those books that have preservation-conscious digital versions, and quick, reliable access to print versions that are shared among groups of like-minded libraries.