We are excited to announce the beginning of a project in the Science Library that will advance UCI’s Strategic Plan Pillar #2 goal of providing a First in Class student experience by expanding and improving study spaces in the library and constructing a new Student Excellence Center to better support student academic success. In preparation for this project, the UCI Libraries are moving off-site or deaccessioning approximately 130,000 volumes, or about 3% of our 3.9 million volume collection. Faculty, staff, and students reviewed this list of volumes during Fall 2018, which consisted of:
- Books that have never circulated and are widely held by other research libraries.
- Science Print Journals that are low use and/or are replicated by electronic access.
- Print Federal Government Documents that duplicate what is being preserved by the University of California Library system as part of the FedDocArc Program.
Items that were identified during the consultation period by faculty, staff, and students as necessary to remain on campus will be kept at UCI. The rest of the identified items will be handled in the following way:
Books will be relocated to the Southern Regional Library Facility and will be retrievable for UCI users via Interlibrary Loan within 2-3 working days.
Science Print Journals and Print Federal Government Documents due to their duplication/replication will be deaccessioned.
More information about this relocation and deaccessioning project is available here
More information about the Student Excellence Center and Science Library Renovation Project is available here
For questions and comments, contact Kevin Ruminson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services.