2012 Closure - Report
7th December 2012
we focused on the public areas - so this year we returned to
sorting collections - often by getting out a large number of boxes
and working through the material - something we can't do easily
whilst providing a public service.
So what have we achieved?
Staff have been
sorting a large quantity of local studies material that has
been received in the last six months or so - checking the card and
online catalogues to see if the item is already held amongst the
collections before further processing.
We have also been merging two series of library material
together. At the time of writing staff have merged just over 100
linear metres of the duplicate and reference copies of material.
Historically these have been seperate because their status differed
but this has meant checking in multiple locations to find a
particular title. We hope that merging this material will make
retrieval far more efficient, as well as making better use of space
in the strongrooms.
Staff have begun to sort through a large collection of material
relating to the University, removing duplicate copies of annual
reports and other publications. One colleague has also continued to
work on sorting a major collection enabling a draft list to be sent
to the depositor for comment - and hopefully this will be available
for public access in spring 2013.
Each year in closure
week the building gets a deep clean, the carpets in the public
area get washed and the xmas tree is put-up in the arcade.