Major Library Storage Project Planned for Spring 2010
The growth of the world-renowned collections in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library brings with it a critical need for more space for manuscripts and an opportunity to meet that need on the central campus. A new building for MARBL collections, programs, and exhibitions is planned but will not be completed soon enough to keep up with collection growth. To bridge that gap, library leaders plan to dedicate the space on Level 9 of the Woodruff Library stack tower to MARBL. To take advantage of available funding in this fiscal year the entire project will need to be accomplished by August 31, 2010. Questions about the project can be sent here: email@example.com. For specific titles being considered for storage, please go to http://web.library.emory.edu/about/collections/collection-projects/stacks-review-project
Proposed Plan of Work:
1. Identify 20,000 linear feet to be moved from the stack tower to storage.
• Transfer approximately 8,000 linear feet of print journals, targeting those with electronic access.
• Transfer approximately 12,000 linear feet of books, targeting those published before 1970 which have had low or no circulation.
• Important notes:
o Materials to be transferred will come from throughout the stack tower collection, not just from materials now on Level 9.
o The book transfer plan is modeled after similar projects at Johns Hopkins and Duke University libraries.
2. Process and transfer library books and journals to storage by June 1, leaving the final three months of the fiscal year to prepare the space for MARBL use.
3. The library will work with the Emory community to identify materials that should not go to storage. There will be:
• Regular communication including a website providing information about materials to be transferred. Web address: http://web.library.emory.edu/about/collections/collection-projects/stacks-review-project
• A two-week (minimum) window for reviewing and responding to information about materials identified for transfer. Lists will be posted starting on Thursday, March 3rd and up for review until April 1st.
• Option for transferring materials back from storage if specialized access is necessary.
What this means to you:
• If there are titles that have been identified for storage that you or your students are using in your research or teaching, please send a message to the following listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
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