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Spaces relocation and subject synergies when a subject library closes jill powell jillpowell cornell edu cornell university

Spaces, Relocation, and Subject Synergies When A Subject Library Closes

Jill Powell, [email protected]

Cornell University

ASEE National Conference, Louisville, June 22, 2010


Spaces relocation and subject synergies when a subject library closes jill powell jillpowell cornell edu cornell university

Spaces, Relocation, and Subject Synergies When A Subject LibraryiesCloses Change

Jill Powell, [email protected]

Cornell University

ASEE National Conference, Louisville, June 22, 2010


Outline

Outline

  • Why changes to subject libraries?

  • Which ones?

  • Process


Spaces relocation and subject synergies when a subject library closes jill powell jillpowell cornell edu cornell university

Why?

  • Financial crisis 2008

  • Lower endowment payouts (14%)

  • High prices for serials causes underfunding for other needed resources

  • Drop in ARL rankings for collections

  • Library Budget reductions – $1.7 million year 1; $1.1 million year 2

  • Strategic Plan focused on collections & selectors

  • Provost issued directives for committees


Spaces relocation and subject synergies when a subject library closes jill powell jillpowell cornell edu cornell university

Slide from Leah Solla, Chemistry Librarian,

Cornell University, 2009


Which libraries

Which Libraries?

  • Those with most online collections

  • Those not required by accreditation

  • Those browsed/used the least in print

  • Those likely to fall together in a cluster

  • Those with aging buildings


Cornell university libraries

Cornell University Libraries


Action generating revenue space

Action Generating Revenue, Space

  • 100,000 Duplicate Books in Social Sciences and Humanities Sold to Tsinghua University, China for $895,000


Actions generating revenue or saving money

Actions Generating Revenue or Saving Money

  • Amazon print on demand - $100,000

  • Closing subject libraries allow for some funding to go back to materials budget

  • ArXiv –financial support from 55 institutions

  • Collaboration with Columbia – sharing selector for Slavic studies


Process

Process

  • Committee of stakeholders (faculty, students, librarians) to draft recommendations.

  • Library Board, Deans, University Librarian, Provost make decision

  • Communication and Response

  • Schedule for implementation


Implementation engineering library

Implementation – Engineering Library

  • Librarians and services (collection development, reference, instruction, web presence) to remain

  • Study hall/computer lab to remain open 24/7

  • Run circulation reports – where to distribute collection

    • Reserves and reference collections

  • Convert as many journals to online as possible

    • Display/discard

    • Membership ID login

    • Print for small number; rest electronic


How to distribute books

How to Distribute Books…


Ebooks reference collection

eBooks & Reference Collection

  • Publisher packages

    • Springer

    • Knovel, Morgan & Claypool

    • Safari Books; Books24x7

  • Patron/User driven Plan

    • E-book records from profiled publishers loaded into library catalog

    • 2nd session of use past TOC purchases the book

    • Some publishers delayelectronic version


Patron driven ebook from catalog

Patron Driven eBook from Catalog


Website enhancements

Website Enhancements


Customized searching features

Customized Searching Features


Librarians changing role in new environment

Librarians’ Changing Role in New Environment

  • Collection Management

  • Reference

  • Instruction

  • Outreach

“Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.”

- Robert C. Gallagher

Staubbach Falls, Switzerland, www.icteachers.co.uk


Questions

Questions?

Jill Powell, [email protected]

Cornell University


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