Thursday 15 April 2010

Hugh Owen Library – 'a quart into a pint pot'

As you are aware Information Services is reviewing access to existing print journal collections. Staff and students increasingly use electronic resources over the print equivalent and demand on space in the Hugh Owen Library is increasing as it begins to service a growing number of departments relocated to the Penglais Campus.

This requires a critical review of existing library collections and to this end we have identified:

  • Duplicated print titles that exist across sites where one copy will be withdrawn under the UKRR scheme.
  • Titles available electronically on JSTOR withdrawn under the UKRR scheme with Phase 1 to consider science titles only. Please see list of Science journal titles.
  • Decisions are required on what criteria we use to determine an Active Collection and a Research Collection.
We will be discussing this at Information Services Users Committee on April 28th and are happy to continue discussions with individual Departments. Please contact your subject librarian if you would like to arrange a meeting.

[Post by Lillian Stevenson, Academic Services Manager]

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