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Bird Library Interior Books Shelves Racks

As part of its analysis, Syracuse University Libraries is exploring a number of new electronic resources throughout October 2019 for possible inclusion in its collection. The Libraries is seeking feedback from users on these trial resources. On-campus users are asked to visit the resource trials guide, explore the resources under consideration, and provide feedback on whichever resources tested via the embedded form on that guide page. Any insight users can provide on how well the proposed resource works, information contained within the resource, and how it might be useful is helpful in the Libraries’ evaluation. Note that access is limited to members of the Syracuse University community. Please see the SU Libraries policy on access to licensed resources.

Syracuse University Libraries develops the Libraries’ collections in a broad, interdisciplinary, and systematic way to maximize the Libraries’ holdings. The Libraries implement a three-pronged approach to collection development: 1) transformative collections that support a “One University”  and provide faculty and students with competitive and comparable resources available at other Doctoral Universities with Very High Research Activity (R1); 2) responsive collection based on specific and direct requests from faculty and students to support teaching and learning; and 3) anticipatory collection development through the liaison librarian relationships and professional acumen, where librarians anticipate the teaching and research needs of the university and select resources to match. This three pronged approach allows the Libraries to build and prioritize collections that meet individual needs while improving the overall collection.

Visit the resource trials guide.