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December 22, 2011

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December 14, 2011

Academic Libraries in Flux

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Education Department releases new data on academic libraries

Some campus libraries might be under pressure to cut costs, but as of 2010 academic libraries were spending more money than they were before the financial downturn that started in 2008, according to new data released Tuesday by the Education Department….Subscriptions to electronic journals accounted for a big chunk of the expenditure increase since 2004. During that year, academic libraries spent $480.1 million on electronic journal subscriptions. In 2010, they spent $1.25 billion, an inflation-adjusted increase of more than 80 percent.

December 8, 2011

Shopping for Gifts at Amazon.com?

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Click our link and the libraries will receive a percentage of your purchase. It’s that easy to support your library! Thanks and Happy Holidays.

December 7, 2011

About our Book Sale

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Our semi-annual book sale, held November 3rd, was one of the most successful ever!¬†Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. $1,500 netted from the sale will go to fund new purchases for the libraries. Those new purchases are frequently items requested by your professors for class readings (AKA ‘reserve’ items).

A few words about the items in the sale — they are gift materials and have never been in our collection, usually because they duplicate items we already have. Some are there because we just don’t collect that type of book — holiday cookbooks for example or paperbacks where the inside margin is too narrow to send to the bookbinder.¬† Occasionally, items are there because while we added one copy to the library, the publisher sent 20. These are just some examples of how things get to those trucks we wheel out twice a year.

Watch for our next sale in the Spring, and thank you all for your support.

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