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2017

The Southeastern Librarian

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Health Sciences Assessment At Unc Charlotte: A Collection Devleopment Fellowship, Stephen Krueger Jul 2017

Health Sciences Assessment At Unc Charlotte: A Collection Devleopment Fellowship, Stephen Krueger

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The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte serves over 21,000 undergraduates and over 4,000 graduate students. Apart from the sole branch library (Arts & Architecture), all of the resources are housed in the main building. In 2016, a plan was developed for a comprehensive weeding project. Two primary factors made this necessary. One was the adaptive nature of the library’s philosophy; student needs and preferences were constantly assessed, and changes were made to the library’s services and spaces based on them. The creation of a makerspace, a family-friendly study room, and other student workspaces meant less room for shelving, as did additional staff offices. Another factor was the fact that the collection had not previously been systematically weeded. Shelves were overfilled, and parts of the collection were outdated or ...


To Scan Or Not To Scan, Nancy Richey, Amanda Drost, Allison Day May 2017

To Scan Or Not To Scan, Nancy Richey, Amanda Drost, Allison Day

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Librarians and archivists have made great strides in making collections discoverable and accessible to a wide audience by creating electronic finding aids, digitizing materials and using social media, but modern researchers want more. Their research needs, practices and expectations are rapidly changing both in academia and in many other areas. Researchers are looking for quick, painless access to primary resource materials and the ability to use new communication technology mechanisms to gain this access. The authors of this study were interested in the policies and practices of academic special libraries in the United States and Canada. Did they permit scanning ...