The Current Landscape of Digital Collections and Access

Sponsored by OverDrive Academic

Recorded on 03/06/2024
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 367

In the first episode of this four-part series, Nathan Rupp, Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, provides an overview of the current landscape for digital collections. He chats about his role and the electronic-preferred environment at Purdue, then transitions into macrotrends in the marketplace. Surfacing key concerns like industry consolidation and rising vendor costs, Nathan highlights changes in content acquisition types that extend beyond journals, print or e-books, and databases. As Nathan explains, in addition to licensing data sets, Purdue has started to introduce artificial intelligence tools to campus.


Nathan Rupp headshot

About the guest:

Nathan Rupp
Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:


Check out our previous series with OverDrive Academic:
– Open Access Resources Trends in Academic Libraries
Redefining Space, Access, and Formats in Academic Libraries
– The Academic Library (Not Quite) Post-Pandemic
– Adjusting to Modern Library Needs


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