June 1, 2012
Over the last few months, we have been actively soliciting feedback from faculty and students to ensure that the decisions we make about locating and integrating our collections are fully informed by academic needs and preferences. We have received a great deal of feedback and very much appreciate the comments many of you have shared. As result, we have made some decisions that we wanted to share.
While more decisions relating to the disposition of our collections will need to be made over the next few years, this will be a phased and gradual process, based on the experience we gain from how the consolidated collections are used once the compact shelving installation is complete. We will continue to vet our plans with members of the campus community as these develop. We expect the process of defining just what should be kept on campus to be one that will need continual refinement and adjustments based on experience and feedback. Nevertheless, our guiding principle will be to keep those materials that are actively used and needed to support research and teaching easily accessible on campus. Those print materials that are also available electronically will largely be moved to offsite storage, either to UC San Diego’s Library Annex or to one of the UC Regional Library Facilities.
Again, we greatly value your feedback as we move forward with our consolidation efforts. We will continue to provide updates and ask for your input as we progress, and very much appreciate your support and patience.
Please send comments to us at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/collections/consolidation/consolidation-qa-feedback.html
You may also contact us via your library liaison at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/contacts/subject-specialists.html
Associate University Librarian for Collection ServicesQ&A March 15, 2012