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Thursday, November 6 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Collection Management: Using New Library Space to Transition from Print to Electronic Resources

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This session is designed to describe the process of reducing the University of Baltimore Law Library's collection from 175,000 to around 55,000 volumes in preparation for the move to the new law building in Spring 2013. This 3 year process, involving Technical Services included managing multiple projects: identifying cancelled titles that could be de-accessioning and discarding volumes, for titles that we cancelled and are no longer receiving updates for. This involves various TS procedures in cleaning up records. We identified titles that could be offered for donation. Items that were identified for donation included journal titles, a few National Reporter titles donated to local Law firms. We donated bound volumes to journal titles along with loose issues to our sister school the Ocean University of China. This session will go into more detail of the project management process that was involved. Microfiche titles were also offered as donations. This session will also cover the process of Radio Frequency ID tagged, or RFID tagged and conversion to accommodate the 11 security gates located throughout the multi-level law library. The new design and layout, made for an easy transition from traditionally relying on print resource to using electronic resources.


Mary Murtha

Serials Management Librarian, University of Baltimore Law Library
I am the Serials Management Librarian for the University of Baltimore Law Library, working in Collections and Database Services or CADS. I have held this position since March 2008. Prior to working at the University of Baltimore, I worked at Harford Community College, working in... Read More →

Thursday November 6, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Cypress Grand Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401