Answered By: Research Support Last Updated: Dec 01, 2017 Views: 24
Earlier this year we worked with a consulting group to address space constraints in the Library, which is near 100% capacity. In order to ensure that our collection reflects current scholarship while maintaining materials essential to research in all disciplines at Dartmouth, we need to make room for new acquisitions by deaccessioning low-use and very common materials. We are very mindful of the significance of many older titles to a variety of disciplines, however, and we have an ongoing commitment to retain these materials. By removing some unused titles to make room for more current materials that are likely to be used, we will strengthen the Library’s collection over time by ensuring that we use our limited space exclusively for materials that are of use to Dartmouth scholars.