Within two years, both the Physical Sciences Library and Engineering Library at Cornell University closed their stacks and transitioned to e-libraries. These changes were largely in response to a declining budget and recognition that our users largely coexist in the online environment when conducting research. This new business model presents challenges to the PS and Engineering librarians, including communicating where the print resources have gone and how to access online material and get help from librarians. The new e-library models encourage us to reinvent ways of performing outreach and to develop virtual tools and services to further assist our science communities.
Presentation Handouts: https://www.sla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/WhereDidtheBooksGo_Wilson.pdf