We recommend that potential donors provide a list of the materials they would like to offer. The Library retains the right to accept or reject gifts, and the guidelines in the Collection Development Policy apply to gifts as well as to purchases. Weeding the Depository Collection From time to time , the library may find it necessary or advi s able to remove from th e Depository collection materials which are of little use to the clientel e. This is all about making creative linkages between print and digital collections with the use of technology, physical spaces and knowledgeable staff. The docum e nt s librarian is responsible for monitoring review sources and other sources for information about n ew Federal publications.
The greatest concentration is placed upon those needs which arise from study and research activities directly related to the undergraduate curriculum. In cases in which a donation accepted by the Library contains titles or volumes that are not suitable for the collection, the Library reserves the right to dispose of them in the manner it considers appropriate. By learning more about British experiences related to special collections, North American libraries will discover new ways to manage existing information resources in light of diminished funding. New series are selected, and the collection is weeded, by the documents librarian in accordance with the Instructions for Depository Libraries. Once the weeding deadline has been met, the Subject Specialist will notify the Head of Technical Services regarding the approximate number of titles that will be weeded as a courtesy for workflow considerations.
In general, the wording of the bookplate for the gift will follow a standard template created by the Library for donations. This bold shift in priorities by one library with strong leadership provides a case study worth careful consideration by the entire profession. Consideration will be given to the format of the microform, the type of equipment available for effective use in the Library, and the archival suitability of the production process used for the particular item. The Development Office will decide if a gift is significant enough to include in the individual giving records of that office. Representative works of artists and groups appearing at Washington and Lee will be included as will works of local performers and composers those living or working in Rockbridge or neighboring counties and of Washington and Lee faculty, students and alumni, which will be acquired for Special Collections as well as for the circulating collection.
In these cases, the item may be returned to the Subject Specialist to verify withdrawal. Lee is professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Dean of University of Oklahoma Libraries. Moreover, librarians are now negotiating purchases of e-products within consortia and managing licence agreements. I note here that Dillon is the only contributor who explicitly discusses knowledge management, although rather superficially. How, then, will all players agree to end the publishing of print journals? S u c h weeding is af f ect e d by se v eral external factors. Indeed, Hunter reports that 'preservation is still not sustainable in terms of policy, technology and economics'. In general, preference will be given to reference materials in electronic format.
Some materials within record groups are subject to departmental retention schedules and are retained only for a designated period of time. An increasingly-important method of maintaining awareness of n e w U. Special formats may require additional consideration beyond the methods listed below. Publications of other governmental bodies state, local, and international are subject to the same selection criteria as non-governmental publications. Typically, a large weeding project in a subject area should allow faculty at least one term for review. First, Dan Hazen looks at how digital information can alter co-operative activities among academic libraries that all support: '1 teaching, 2 research, 3 all organised human expression — or — raw material for future scholarship, 4 unorganised raw data'. Position reductions through attrition and retraining opportunities have maintained staff morale.
In addition, Washington and Lee, The Virginia Military Institute, and Southern Virginia University have reciprocal borrowing privileges. Works by Washington and Lee faculty and alumni and those of local authors are generally purchased for both the circulating collection and Special Collections. The University Library Weeding Policy is appended Appendix C. This succession of conferences on the same theme is an indication of how rapidly the situation is evolving and the transformation is unfolding. University Library gift policy C.
When an item in c ludes several titl es, o n e must exercise some discretion in weighing the desirability of on e or more titl es a g a in s t others within that item that are of marginal use or are particularly troublesome to m a int a in. Unless pre- arranged, packing and transportation of the gift to the Library is the responsibility of the donor. They tend to perform fewer manual tasks than before and she observes that the work they now do, particularly in academic libraries, requires 'much more in-depth discipline specific knowledge' than in the past. Most of these publications are maintained in a separate collection, arranged by the Superintendent of Documents Sudocs classification system. General guidelines for selection A. Due to the smaller allocation for these materials, audio-visual materials will undergo the following additional scrutiny: 1.
Requests for new electronic resources should be submitted after trial access can be arranged. Serial and Electronic Resource Subscriptions. Scholars still worry about the prestige of a title if it is no longer offered in print as well as the impact of publishing in digital format only on their career advancement. In this article, there is a very useful section for librarians on the scholarly value of creating a digital library. The acquisitions unit maintains the records of this correspondence. The Head of Technical Services will work with the Subject Specialist to select a date for the material to be re-located to Technical Services for withdrawal and disposition. Procedures will include consultation with faculty and selectors and, in some cases, consultation with Special Collections.