Physical Collections and the 21st-century Theological Library

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Gerrit van Dyk
Derek J. Rieckens
Elizabeth Young Miller
Karl Stutzman


Collection management in libraries has changed over the past generation in libraries and will undoubtedly continue to do so. In a world of e-books, physical space pressure, consortial reciprocal borrowing, blossoming journal prices, shrinking monograph budgets, and declining print circulation, what is the role of the physical collection in a religious studies or theological library? In this panel discussion, three librarians from various types of religious libraries explore this question through their respective institutional contexts.

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