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Location changes for some print journals that are available online, to ease overcrowding

Updated on: Nov 13, 2009 @ 4:45:00 pm

During November 2009, a project to relocate some of the Orlando campus library print collection will begin.


A message from Director of Libraries, Barry Baker:

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, marthur@mail.ucf.edu .

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