Stacks Tower Project FY11
Commitment to Working with our Faculty:
Library staff is committed to working with the faculty to make judicious decisions regarding moving library materials to storage. As we have done during previous reviews, we will work with faculty to make certain that specific works, collected editions, or sets that need to accessible in the Woodruff Stack Tower are kept on site.
Books and journals that are housed in storage can be retrieved on a timely basis. They can be requested online through EUCLID and are delivered to the Woodruff Library twice a day, Monday through Friday. If you determine that a title sent to Storage needs to return to the Woodruff Stacks, we can and will make that accommodation.
Our Woodruff Stack Tower has nearly reached its maximum working density. At the same time our print collection continues to grow. For this academic year we estimate that the library will add 3,800 linear of books and journals to the tower. To not exceed our maximum working density, we will need to identify and transfer approximately 3,800 linear feet of books and journals to storage. This is a review that we will need to conduct on an annual basis, as our print collections continue to grow, and as our capacity remains fixed.
Deciding what to move to storage:
To identify these materials we are employing a methodology that we used from 2006-2009. We are identifying for storage:
- Bound journals that are either low use and/or available in electronic format
- Books, published between 1970 and 1975 that have not circulated; these are titles that were acquired prior to 1994
Lists by Call Number:
- D (World History)
- E (History of the Americas)
- F (History of the Americas)
- H-HE (Statistics and Economics)
- J,K,L (Political Science, Law and Education)
- PG (Slavic Literature)
- PQ (Romance Literature)
- Q-T (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Agriculture, etc)
- Other Q's (Primarily Geology)
- TIPS FOR USING THE SPREADSHEETS:
- Click on "EUCLID" in any row to open the catalog record for that item in another window.
- Type your comment, e.g., whether you recommend keeping an item in the stacks, in the "Your Comments" column or by clicking the "Send Email" link at the top of the column next to it. Or click this link here.
- Columns can be expanded by moving your mouse over a column boundary line on the topmost row (where the column letters appear) until you see double arrows, then click and drag.
- More than one person can edit at the same time so you may see messages pop up to that effect ("anonymous user ### is editing...").