Rick Lugg of Sustainable Collection Services will
visit the OSU Libraries & Press on Wednesday, December 5th, to present two
workshops focused on library collections. The first session, “Rethinking
Library Resources,” will take place in the Willamette rooms on the 3rd floor of
the Valley Library, 10:00 – 11:30 am and is open to all interested OSU faculty,
students, and staff. The presentation may also be viewed online at http://live.oregonstate.edu/workshop. The first workshop will cover three topics: the changing value
of local print collections; alternatives to local print collections; and
managing down local collections responsibly.
The second session, “Data-Driven
Deselection for Monographs: Achieving a Sustainable Print Collection,” will
also take place in the Willamette rooms, 1:30 – 3:00 pm. This presentation,
primarily aimed at library staff, will focus on several cases studies and
examine processes and tools that can support data-driven deselection.
Lugg’s presentations will serve as a catalyst
for campus discussions of library collections and space. As the need for more individual and collaborative
study space grows on campus, administrators look for ways to better use library
space. Lugg notes: “Library shelves are increasingly full, and more books are
being published than ever. Yet surprisingly few are being used.” For more
information about Sustainable Collection
Services, please link to http://sustainablecollections.com/.
Please mark your calendars to attend!