Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Have We Been Up To This Summer?

Your Alexandria Campus Library Staff have been very busy this summer.

One significant project was spending time with our book collection to remove old, worn out, obsolete or reduntant items.  This is a project that all heavily-used, current and non-archival library collections must undertake about once per decade (although at the Alexandria Campus space concerns mean that some collection weeding is a year-round project).

(above is just a sample of items that have been removed from the collection this summer.  Don't worry!  This material is not thrown away: it is made available for free to NOVA students, faculty and staff for their personal use).

We also created some new learning and study spaces, most notably our new Legal Collection, now housed in the group study space behind the Reference Area.  This brings together for the first time the circulating legal books (Library of Congress Call Number range K) and the Reference legal sets, which should make life much easier for our students doing legal research:

(above: the circulating legal collection.  below: the reference legal collection)

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