The State of the Approval Plan in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Taylor & Francis
Technical Services Quarterly
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59 academic technical services librarians were surveyed about the state of their approval plans in the wake of the collections and acquisitions challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 40 responded, with a majority indicating a move away from print auto-shipments and toward e-preferred collection models. Libraries that continued to receive print auto-shipments tended to favor narrow, targeted profiles, such as faculty publications, international plans, best-sellers and award winners. Every response qualified as a movement away from print auto-shipments as an acquisitions strategy, even in cases where approval plans were maintained or, in one case, initiated for the first time.
Mihailovic, Andrei, "The State of the Approval Plan in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic" (2022). Library Faculty Research and Publications. 133.