Since the emergence of digital resources, academic reference departments have seen a radical shift away from print. And as print usage stats slump to a standstill, financial resources dedicated to these once essential research tools need to shift.
Over the past decade, our interdepartmental team – Access, Reference, Metadata/Cataloguing, and Collections Development – has been working to assess and refine (or redefine) the print reference collection. In this session, team members will discuss the stages of this process – including what tools and methods have been the primary guides for our evaluation and processing – and the challenges we have faced.
Provide a model for reference monograph removal and relocation.
Provide a model for reference serial assessment, cancellation, removal and relocation.
Provide best practices for collaboration and communication with others in your professional community.”