Collection Space Management Initiative

The Short-term Collection Space Management Project has concluded.

 

The University Libraries were facing an immediate and significant space shortage. To address the issue, the Vice Provost and University Librarian oversaw short-term and long-term opportunities to identify space saving in the Libraries’ ten locations.

The Provost lifted the moratorium on de-accessioning for this project. The Project implemented a process that allowed the Libraries to selectively remove bound journals and outdated reference works while maintaining access to materials critical for faculty and student success.

We received a few requests to retain some of the materials identified for deaccessioning during the Project. View the list of titles retained by the Libraries.

No titles in this Project were de-accessioned without faculty review. Title lists were made available to faculty for an eight-week comment period.

The Libraries will rely on purchased e-journal archives (such as JSTOR or ScienceDirect) and our collection-sharing consortial partners (such as MOBIUS and the Greater Western Library Alliance) to provide alternative means of access to print journals housed in our collections.

The Libraries will rely on purchased e-journal archives (such as JSTOR or ScienceDirect) and our collection-sharing consortial partners (such as MOBIUS and the Greater Western Library Alliance) to provide alternative means of access to print journals housed in our collections.

The Libraries are grateful to the Faculty Library Committee for its informational and thoughtful engagement prior to the initiation of the Short-term Collection Space Management Project Plan.

View the Short-term Collection Space Management Project Plan for more information.