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Collections Development

Report on the 2016 Survey Regarding Library Resources - June 21, 2016

A survey was conducted by UNB Libraries between March 14 and April 1, 2016, seeking information from faculty and graduate students on their use of library resources for research and teaching. This is a brief report of the findings from that survey.

Cancellation List 2016-17

UNB Libraries’ 2016-17 acquisition’s budget proposal committed the Library to finding $200,000 in standing order cancellations to reduce its projected shortfall. The budget proposal, including these cuts, was fully supported by University Administration who approved one-time additional funding of $1.33M to cover inflation as well as foreign exchange pressures.

UNB Libraries’ Collection Development Committee spent the better part of a year reviewing standing orders for potential cancellations and used the feedback from the library resources survey conducted in the spring to draw up a final list. Assessment criteria included duplication of content, low usage, or changes to course offerings that render the content less relevant.

Paying for Library Resources: FAQ Update - April 11, 2016

Since our FAQ release of December 9, 2015, new developments have given rise to new questions which deserve a response. This update does not replace but rather expands upon the earlier FAQ which can be viewed below.

Paying for Library Resources: FAQ - December 9, 2015

As many of you are aware, we are facing a critical situation with respect to the increasing costs of access to information resources. There are a number of factors that have led to this current situation, and we have met with a number of groups over the past several weeks in order to share with you in more detail what the challenges are and why, and to ask for your input in this extraordinary situation. In order to further share information about this situation, we have created an FAQ.

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Contact Us

Collections Development Department,
Harriet Irving Library, Room 311
  • Joanne Smyth
    Director, Collections Services
    Tel: (506) 453-3516
  • Linda Roulston
    Electronic Licensing Librarian
    Tel: (506) 451-6879
  • Julia Roy
    Library Assistant , Donations & Collections Maintenance
    Tel: (506) 453-4760
  • Julianne Morris
    Collections Analysis Librarian
Saint John
Collection Services, Hans W. Klohn Commons
  • David Ross
    Head Librarian, Hans W. Klohn Commons
    Tel: (506) 648-5832

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