Library Storage Policy

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Select materials according to best collection practices:

  • Primary selection criteria are relevance to teaching and research and past usage.
  • Consult with faculty, graduate students and subject supervisors in related disciplines.
  • Core print journals are protected from weeding and storage.
  • The print version of a journal is protected if the electronic version is incomplete.
  • The print version of a journals is protected if it contains content which are not
  • reproducible online.
  • When storage materials get more frequent usage than expected, they will be
  • returned to MacOdrum Library.

Candidates for weeding and storage are:

  • Print journals for which we have purchased perpetual online access and own the electronic version. (Primary candidates for weeding).
  • Print journals for which we have access via online subscriptions. (Primary candidates for storage)
  • Ceased journals
  • Short runs of noncurrent journals
  • Old print journals in poor condition which are duplicated by microform
  • Serials and monographs currently in STO
  • Large monograph collections acquired to support academic programs which are no longer offered by the University
  • Older little used monographs, journals and selected government publications and maps.

Revised October 23, 2006

Content last updated: July 4, 2016