Librarians are starting our first comprehensive evaluation of the entire print collection at Penfield Library. This project will result in a significant reduction in the print collection which will make our collection more current, relevant, and inclusive; make our books more accessible by wheelchair, and in preparation for future library renovations.
Spring 2024 Review
BC-BD Logic, Speculative philosophy
CB History of Civilization
CC-CN Archaeology, Diplomatics. Archives. Seals, Technical Chronology. Calendar, Numismatics, Inscriptions. Epigraphy
CR-CT Heraldry, Genealogy, Biography
D History (General)
DA-DAW Great Britain, Central Europe
DB-DC Austria - Liechtenstein - Hungary - Czechoslovakia, France - Andorra - Monaco
DD-DF German, Greco-Roman World, Greece
DG-DJ Italy - Malta, Low Countries - Benelux Countries, Netherlands (Holland)
DJK-DL Eastern Europe (General), Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics - Poland, Northern Europe. Scandinavia
DP-DR Spain - Portugal, Switzerland, Balkan Peninsula
DU-DX Oceania (South Seas) Subclass DX Romanies
E-F History of the Americas
G-GB Geography (General). Atlases. Maps, Mathematical geography. Cartography, Physical geography
GC-GE Oceanography, Environmental Sciences
GF-GT Human ecology. Anthropogeography Anthropology Folklore Manners and customs (General)
GV Recreation. Leisure
Candidates for removal from the collection will be evaluated using criteria including circulation statistics, condition of the item, and outdated content. We also consider curricular relevance and availability of online access as factors when we decide to withdraw these items.
Current review criteria: Titles with zero use and with publication dates prior to 2010-2013 (depending on subject area).
Note: Materials purchased during the past 10-13 years (depending on subject area) are excluded from this review.
The community served by the Penfield Library is first and foremost the SUNY Oswego students and employees, and all materials acquired by the library will reflect the needs of this population. We support the resources surrounding and supporting classes to help SUNY Oswego students be successful. Due to space and financial limitations, the library cannot duplicate the collections and services of local public libraries.
The following lists are available until November 1, 2023:
5778 total titles - 2521 on review list
Industries. Land Use. Labor HD
6224 total titles - 3084 on review list
Transportation and Communications HE
848 total titles - 536 on review list
2104 total titles - 1014 on review list
Finance and Public Finance HG-HJ
1000 total titles - 538 on review list
Sociology (General) HM
2374 total titles - 1095 on review list
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Librarians use a variety of ways to talk about removing items from the colleciton. The following terms all mean the same thing: