38 · Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
The only items we exclude are items that are not in serviceable condition or no longer have intellectual or research value.
Serviceable condition will be defined as physically usable. Intellectual/research value will be determined by a library
selector or other subject expert in the field.
Velum or leather binding any material where environmental conditions do not enhance preservation.
We generally do not send items in poor condition to remote storage.
Format N=9
Bulky objects, elephant folios, and heavy objects (e.g., Babylonian tablets, LPs) are not sent to storage.
In general, monographic materials are not included.
Included only monograph volumes.
Microfiche/microfilm is not kept in the Annex (though some irregularities exist).
Microforms, AV, selected federal government documents
Monographs (to date)
Nothing except paper-based material, so far.
Print only
We generally do not send items that do not fit into the standard sizes of trays used in our Harvard-model facility.
Completeness N=7
If the serial has only scattered volumes and the title is not currently received.
Lack of full text electronic availability drove many bibliographers’ decision to retain print on-campus.
Multi-volumes are excluded because of lack of tables of content in the bib. Retrieval of a particular volume is difficult
without the TOC.
Sometimes items are excluded on a case-by-case basis because the way they are cataloged would make them difficult
to identify and request from a remote facility.
Validation is at the issue level.
Volume level review
We try not to break up serial runs or monographic series.
Subject area N=6
Circulating collections are no longer selected.
High demand subjects as determined by faculty input stay on site.
Print that should be moved to Special Collections.
Special Collections
Unique Latin American holdings housed in the Benson Latin American Collection.
University’s collections of distinction or emphasis
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