This is part of a bigger review of access to existing print journal collections, as staff and students increasingly use electronic resources over the print equivalent and as current library space in Hugh Owen and the sectional libraries is increasingly full. Over the next few years we expect to see a reduction in total library space as the new Estates Strategy comes into play with an increasing concentration of library activity on Penglais Campus. Inevitably this will require a critical review of existing library collections as we seek to weed duplicate materials and relegate or even dispose of certain older less used materials. To help take this forward, the University has joined the UK Research Reserve, a national initiative which will ensure that adequate holdings of and access to, major research materials are maintained.
We will be discussing this at Information Services Users Committee and with individual Departments at Round Table meetings in the coming year. Please contact your subject librarian if you would like to arrange a meeting.