Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Packing it away over the summer


You'll notice from this picture that our periodical shelves are absolutely full to capacity on level 4. This is partly the reason for a summer project in the library which has been termed 'Packing it away'. We are identifying material which is duplicated online via robust and stable platforms, that may be withdrawn to create space without losing access.
These are not decisions that are made lightly or without consultation. This was raised at the last Information Services User Forum (23/2/06) as a discussion paper. Faculty members in the Biology & Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science departments will have seen an email from their library representative asking for feedback on a proposal to withdraw a number of older abstracting and indexing titles. Currently all of this material is held on Level 1 of the library, and everything nominated for withdrawal is duplicated online. If there are titles we definately must keep, please let me know as soon as possible.

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