Collection Development Monthly Vol 5 | Issue 5 | June 2020

In This Issue...

End-of-Year Monographs
Upcoming in the UCLP
E-Resources News
Collection Maintenance Progress
Gov Docs in June
Aajay on the Cover of Cobb Life Magazine

Monographs: End-of-Year Spending

CDU and Acquisitions have been very busy in the past two weeks spending the remaining monographs budget. No idleness going on here! Here is what has been purchased:

  • Our Proquest rep created an ebook package of 166 titles for us to support new programs in Prosthetics & Orthotics, Nutrition Science, Art & Digital Animation, Hospitality, and Cybersecurity.
  • JStor is providing free access to their ebook content due to the pandemic & remote learning. 765 titles were used by KSU patrons. Since this access ends 6/30, we purchased an ebook package of the 62 titles with the most usage.
  • Gender Studies Collection from Taylor & Francis This collection contains 189 titles. Currently, you have to access them through the Taylor & Francis ebook database. The direct link to the collection: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/collections/UBXA09
  • Sam, Shelby, Tomeka, and I selected 284 ebook titles in GOBI in English, Foreign Languages, History, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Human Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Reference. Sam, Shelby, and Tomeka did an amazing job once again selecting titles in 2 subject areas each in less than a week. It was a pleasure to work with you on this project. Special thanks also to Rick and Michelle for all the work you've done in transferring funds, ordering the titles and for answering all my many questions!


Undergraduate Collegiate Liaison Program

New Assignments for the Program are here! Please check them out at the link below:

UCLP New Assignments

Liaison Orientation is scheduled for June 23rd at 10 AM.

An invite has been sent to all liaisons but anyone is welcome to attend. The invite is posted on the Library Events calendar. See you there.


E-Resources News

We are wrapping up our last renewals for FY20!

Thank you to the liaisons and graduate librarians for their work on their respective Potential Cuts spreadsheets. We appreciate your input.

Jackie & Elizabeth

L Collection Weeding Project Updates

The evaluation phase of the L collection weeding project has been completed. The review team (Manda, Olga, and myself) evaluated a total of 9,963 records and identified 7,159 books to be withdrawn, which is 72% of the collection.

Many thanks to Manda and Olga for their generous help. Also, a big shout out to Marie, who provided us the book age report for the L collection.


Gov Docs in June

Our summer project is redesigning the Gov Docs Libguide. We are currently looking at guides from other universities for inspiration and thinking about what new information to include. We also plan to create a guide for voting and election information.

We will be resuming our Gov Docs weeding project this month as Sam & Laurie return to Sturgis Library.

All print shipments from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) have been held since March. GPO is tentatively planning to resume shipments in July.

ALA's Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) is holding their annual business meetings June 29th - July 2nd. These meetings are open to anyone, but do require registration. Please join us! Click for the schedule & registration link.

Laurie is finishing a 2-year term on the GODORT Awards Committee and 1 year on the GODORT Steering Committee. Beginning July 1st, she will remain on the Steering Committee as GODORT's liaison to the Social Responsibilities Round Table.

The Library of Congress' collections document the historic 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest protests for social justice in national history, in their Changemakers series.

It's LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Check out related gov resources Sam is compiling in the upcoming Display Committee virtual recommendations shelf.

Laurie & Sam

Congrats, Aajay

Aajay made the cover of the June 2020 issue of Cobb Life Magazine. Aajay's longtime friend, photographer Justin Hadley, took all the photos on the cover.

Thanks to Cheryl for the shoutout!

See you next month!

Words copyright 2020 Collection Development Unit. Photos via Unsplash. Layout by Sam Reardon.


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