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  • Collection Management & Planning Working Group Charge

The University of Miami Libraries currently participates in and maintains two types of storage, facilities for print collections and virtual on-site (servers) and cloud services for digital assets. Print materials are located in four different types of facilities: On-campus accessible – Richter library stacks, Architecture Library, and the Music Library; On-campus no access- Brockway, Special Collections, CHC; Off-Campus no-access – Miami Lakes Facility; Off-Campus no access shared collection – University of Florida, Gainsville. The virtual storage for digital collections is located on-site at the Richter Library, on-site Central IT, and hosted through vendors.

The Collection Management and Planning Working Group will investigate conditions, workflows, and time strategies for library materials and develop a recommended strategy going forward in the location of the Libraries’ collections. The Working group will develop guidelines and policies for collections accessible by all Libraries’ personnel. The Working Group will consult and advise on use of physical and virtual collection spaces and the appropriate location and formats for library materials.

The Group’s members have broad and deep knowledge of the University of Miami’s academic communities. Additionally, they understand the Libraries in the context of emerging scholarly communication and technological developments. The Committee will focus on the crucial needs to build, manage, and provide access to collections in this environment.

Posted 20 February 2013


  • SCOAP3 Initiative Moving Forward

The SCOAP3 Initiative, which the UM Libraries have worked with since 2008, has
entered the implementation phase. The goal of the program is for national
consortia to assume responsibility for established, high-quality journals in the field of High Energy Physics. The University of Miami has completed the reconciliation process to move our subscriptions to these eight journals into the SCOAP3 Program. These journals are Physical Review C, Physical Review D, Physics Letters B, Nuclear Physics B, European Physical Journal C, Journal of High Energy Physics,  Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, and New Journal of Physics.

Posted 18 March 2013

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