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Digital libraries – Sharing electronic resources

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The Andrew Mellon Foundation and the University of California are collaborating to explore new approaches to best manage and preserve information resources in the university’s expanding electronic collections.

The University of California system has received an $80,000 planning grant from the Mellon Foundation, which will support the design of research goals and methodology of the study, set to begin in January.

Study participants aim to find ways that the university can use its investment in digital collections by providing its libraries greater flexibility in managing their print collections.

The study aims to show that shared digital resources within university systems can ease pressure on facilities and capital budgets to house and maintain print materials. 

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