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Group action is needed

“Libraries need to consider as a group options for purchase, going in some cases so far as to agree collectively not to purchase certain publications, because these publications do not conform to standards libraries have set. If aspects of such collective action are in fact illegal, then let us confirm that by pushing the envelope–always bearing in mind that we have all been carefully, judiciously taught by our university counsels to be intimidated by anything relating to legality.”

Atkinson, Ross. (2006). Six key challenges for the future of collection development. Library Resources & Technical Services, 50(4), 250.