Institute of Technology Library Committee Meeting
The IT Library Committee held their spring meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, from 10:30-11:30 am in 310 Walter Library.
Faculty and Student Attendees:
- Prof. Sandford Lipsky, Chemistry
- Prof. Tryphon Georgiou, Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Prof. Walter Littmann, Mathematics
- Rrof. Roger Arndt, Civil Engineering
- Prof. Freidrich Srienc, Chemical Engineering
- Joao Boavido, Mathematics graduate student
- Ben Hardt, Geology graduate student
Here are the meeting notes with links to resources. Please share broadly throughout IT.
To recommend agenda items for our Fall 09 meeting, contact the Director of the Science & Engineering Library, Janice Jaguszewski.
Collection UpdatesPresented by Kris Fowler
The Libraries have no definite information yet about next year's budget but have developed contingency plans for various budget-reduction scenarios, from flat funding, which would mean absorbing estimated 7% inflation on journals, to a 5% cut in addition to inflation. The Physical Sciences and Engineering group's priority is to protect journal subscriptions as much as possible and otherwise minimize adverse impact on students and researchers. The first targets for cancellation would probably be some article indexes, in areas where the material is discoverable in other ways; followed by measured reduction in book purchases, especially when we already have online access. Any cancellation project would involve consultation with students and faculty members in affected departments.
The Library's Role in Supporting Teaching and LearningPresented by Janice Jaguszewski