Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Library Redevelopment & Journals Consultation

Users of the Medical Library will see some big changes in the summer of 2008 when the Library embarks on an extensive £1 million refurbishment project.

It marks a major step towards achieving a core objective in the Library's strategic plan, namely its migration from a print-based collection to a service built principally around e-resources.

Over the next five to ten years the Medical Library is therefore planning the phased removal of all the printed journals housed on its upper floor, concentrating its services and collections (possibly still including a small number of printed journals) on its lower floor. Meanwhile the upper floor will be released for use by the Clinical School to support its educational activities.

The first phase of this conversion programme is now under way.
But we need your input!

Part of the project will be the construction of a new IT area on the upper library floor. To release space for this we need to remove at least 1,000 metres of shelving - about 1/3 of the upper floor's capacity - and journal backsets.

We have identified two categories of selected journals to be removed from the library, but we want to hear your views.

More details are available from www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/library/redevelopment.htm

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