Location changes for some print journals that are available online, to ease overcrowding
With the rapid increase in student enrollment and the continued growth of the collections, the Orlando campus library does not have adequate space for seating for students and faculty and for its collections. While for the past six years several options including a new building and expansion and renovation of the existing facility have been considered, it is not likely that either will happen in the near future given the economic realities of our times.
In order to provide for more seating to accommodate a growing student enrollment and to provide more useful space for students and faculty, the Libraries will have to remove some of the older print collection which is also available online. Later this Fall approximately 48,000 volumes will be moved into remote storage off campus. These materials are primarily print journals and indexes that are available online in collections subscribed to by the UCF Libraries such as JSTOR, IEEE, Annual Reviews, American Physical Society, Institute of Physics and American Chemical Society.
The move to storage of these volumes will create additional seating as well as space for continued growth of the print collection. At least 150 badly needed seats will be gained and will be helpful in alleviating crowding.
If you have questions about this project or would like to have more information about the titles to be placed in storage, contact Michael Arthur, Head of Acquisitions & Collections Services, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Relocation of print Indexes & Abstracts on the main (2d) floor
Beginning this week, Indexes and Abstracts shelved on the main (2d) floor of the Orlando campus library will be moved. Those series completely available online will be moved to remote storage. Those available partially or completely in print only will be moved to another location in the main library.
Records for all of these items will be updated in the library catalog to reflect the new location. Links to online versions will be included in the catalog record. Online indexes and abstracts will continue to be listed in the Articles and Databases A - Z list.
This move is the first step in a greater effort to ease overcrowding in the main library building. Please see the message posted in this NewsBlog from Director of Libraries, Barry Baker, regarding the relocation effort.
If you have questions about this project, or would like more information about the items being relocated, please contact Michael Arthur, Head of Acquisitions and Collections Services.