Digital Dominates in College Libraries

"For the second year running, library collections in higher education now contain more digital items than physical. According to preliminary numbers issued by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics, of the 2.5 billion items in colleges and universities in 2017, 59 percent were digital — books, databases, media and serials — and 41 percent were physical. That's a boost on the virtual side from 53 percent in 2016 for the digital collection."

-Dian Schaffhauser

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