Maxwell’s advisory board has a vital role in guiding the school’s efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion. At a recent Maxwell School Advisory Board meeting, member Mary Daly G’91, G’94 posed a question—or perhaps it was a challenge. As she…
Syracuse University Libraries Seeking Collections Feedback
Syracuse University Libraries is exploring a number of new electronic resources throughout October 2019 for possible inclusion in its collection. The Libraries seek feedback from users on these trial resources. On-campus users are asked to visit the resource trials guide, explore the resources under consideration and provide feedback on whichever resources tested via the embedded form on the guide page. Any insight users can provide on how well the proposed resource works, information contained within the resource and how it might be useful is helpful in the Libraries’ evaluation. Note that access is limited to members of the Syracuse University community. Please see the Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.
Syracuse University Libraries develop the Libraries’ collections in a broad, interdisciplinary and systematic way to maximize the Libraries’ holdings. The Libraries implement a three-pronged approach to collection development:
- Transformative collections that support “One University” and provide faculty and students with competitive and comparable resources available at other doctoral universities with Very High Research Activity (classified as R1).
- Responsive collection based on specific and direct requests from faculty and students to support teaching and learning.
- Anticipatory collection development through the liaison librarian relationships and professional acumen, where librarians anticipate the teaching and research needs of the University and select resources to match. This three-pronged approach allows the Libraries to build and prioritize collections that meet individual needs while improving the overall collection.
To get started, visit the resource trials guide.
About Syracuse University Libraries:
Syracuse University Libraries provides expertise, information and tools for students, faculty and staff, alumni and the community. With over 4.6 million volumes of resources accessed by 1.2 million physical visits and 1.3 million online visits annually, the Libraries provides information services, responsive collections, knowledgeable staff, and safe and accessible physical and digital spaces that encourage intellectual exploration. In so doing, the Libraries enable the creation of new knowledge, catalyze scholarly collaboration and cultural exchange, and advance Syracuse University’s teaching, learning and research mission.