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Collection Management

OSU Libraries has nearly 2 million volumes. We add approximately 23,000 monographs annually and purchase approximately 39,000 current serials. Recognizing the desire of students and faculty to have 24×7 access to information, the Libraries is rapidly shifting from a print collection to a digital one. As of 2011, the Libraries provided access to more than 360 databases and 68,975 unique electronic journal titles. This increase in coverage corresponds with an increase in usage. In 2005, there were 1,852,533 searches performed in 113 databases. In 2010, usage increased to 2,670,496 searches in 265 databases. In addition to database and e-journals, the Libraries continue to add electronic books to the collection. In 2005 the number of e-books was 2,986. By 2010 the number was at 20,547 and trends support an increase in 2011. As students and faculty become more comfortable with e-books, their use increases.

eNews Blog

We now have access to 20 new streaming videos through the Films on Demand platform: Happy (Educator’s Edition) –...
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:26am
The BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Friday, June 20. Scheduled downtime will begin at 6:30 p.m. PST and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on ...
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:54pm
All Taylor & Francis sites will be unavailable for a period of two hours this weekend due to scheduled database maintenance. This will take place on Friday June 20,  6:30-8:30 PM PST.
Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:52pm
Beginning on Saturday, June 14, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime. A thirteen hour (13) maintenance window is needed to perform these...
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:26am