Our collections comprise many formats and media including print books, e-books, print and e-journals, databases, special collections, archives, AV material, microform, newspapers etc.
In managing and delivering seamless access to these collections, the library faces many challenges:
- There are competing demands for the limited space available within the Library and on campus.
- The publishing world is in a period of transition between traditional print publishing and the maturing world of e-books and e-journals.
- Our users’ preferences continue to vary greatly with some preferring e-books and others print books.
- Our users increasingly expect instant access to the information they need and there can be extremely high, but short term, demand for course textbooks and prescribed readings.
We welcome your feedback on this strategy.