Creating a Sustainable Library Collection

Last year, subject librarians and academic colleagues undertook a weeding exercise to ensure that all the key strengths in Library’s stock could be housed in the new building.


Since then the collection has continued to grow and further weeding will be needed as the stock is moved from the interim Library and from off-campus to the new Library.  Again we will concentrate on disposing of journals that are now available electronically, multiple copies of older editions and holdings in subjects we no longer teach. 


We anticipate that in the new Library we shall have a steady state hard copy collection, making use of the increasing availability of electronic resources, rather than increased holdings, to extend access to materials.  


The Library Programme Board (chaired by the Senior Deputy Principal) endorses this exercise and is confident that it will provide a sustainable collection which, with the Library’s greatly improved facilities, will enhance our support for teaching and research at Stirling University.


Lisa haddow
Senior Subject Librarian

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