We firmly believe that transparency and efficient communication are key aspects of our Revisioning Collection Management process. In an effort to describe each aspect of this process as well as connect you with important resources and explanatory webpages, we have created the following guide.
Library administration has been informing electronic resource publishers that contracts and licenses will not be automatically renewed but instead considered on an individual basis.
Then, each electronic resource is carefully evaluated, using a specific set of criteria. This process is guided by the following values:
- Supports faculty resource needs
- Maximizes control of the library collection budget
- Fiscal support from recurring funding sources
- Faculty engagement in the decision-making process
- Focuses collection expenditures on perpetual rather than leased access
After each resource is analyzed, some content will be re-acquired from publishers. If it is determined that a resource will be reconfigured or cancelled, Library administration will contact the appropriate vendor.
Notify Library Staff
The Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery will send an email library-wide to notify all library faculty, administration, and staff of the upcoming changes to collection content.