The Physical Sciences Library transition team has started planning
discussions for the transition of the library. The library staff will be posting regular updates to the departments by email and on the library News site (http://blogs.cornell.edu/astnews/).Â On the website you will also find a new section on ebooks and a direct link to the Annex article scan service on the top page (http://astech.library.cornell.edu/ast/phys/index.cfm).
So far the team has discussed the background on the decision to close
the facility; input from department meetings, student forums and
individual correspondence; the current state of the book and journal
collections; and some key considerations for future services. A recent
bequest for chemistry library materials will enable the purchase of
additional online back issues of journals.Â The team agreed that the
journal collection could be transfered to the Annex, supplemented by
electronic access and the Annex article scan service. The book,
reference and reserve collections will be considered at future meetings.
The team will meet several more times in May and June and prepare a
report of recommendations for the University Librarian by July 1, 2009.