FW: Relocation of the Univeristy of Florida Government Documents Collection
From: Cheryle Cole-Bennett (ccole-bennettaserl.org)
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:37:50 -0700 (PDT)

Good morning - I am forwarding this message from Judy Russell.  There was a glitch in the email addressing and it did not come through to you yesterday.  Apologies for the delay.

Thanks!

Cheryle

 


From: Russell,Judith <jcrussell [at] ufl.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 7:02 PM
To: ASERL Deans; ASERL Government Documents Steering Committee; ASERL Regional Depository Librarians; ASERL Selectives List; FDLP Regional Depository Library Directors List
Cc: Swanbeck,Janet P; Reakes,Patrick Joseph; Ben Walker; Library Deans
Subject: Relocation of the Univeristy of Florida Government Documents Collection
 
 
With apologies for any duplication, I wanted to share this message with you so you would be aware of the relocation of the UF government documents collection. As noted below, although the collection will no longer be on campus, the University of Florida will remain the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Jan Swanbeck will remain the Regional Documents Coordinator. 

 
We expected to begin the move later in the month, but the contractors are ahead of schedule so we learned yesterday that the move would begin today - and it did! 

 

I also want you to know that the Smathers Libraries are committed to cataloging the full government documents collection, although that will probably take at least five years. We have been working for several years to catalog approximately 300,000 pre-1976 print documents that are already at the Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) and have already cataloged 98,110 titles (170,447 items). Details about this project are available at: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/catmet/stodocsproject.html. We estimate that an additional 640,000 documents will be relocated to ALF, of which approximately 240,000 are already cataloged. The remaining uncataloged documents will be integrated into the current “StoDocs” (Storage Documents) cataloging project. 


 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

 


Judy 

 
Judith C. Russell
352-273-2505 (work)
202-262-6501 (cell)

 

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From: "Swanbeck,Janet P" <janswan [at] uflib.ufl.edu>
Date: March 13, 2014 at 2:56:52 PM EDT
To: Florida Depository Librarians List <fla-depos-l [at] uflib.ufl.edu>, Federal Depository Library Directors <FDLD [at] uflib.ufl.edu>
Subject: UF collection move

The George A. Smathers Libraries Government Documents collection is being permanently relocated to the libraries’ off-campus Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF). The move will be completed by March 21 and documents can be requested from the collection beginning March 31. During the time the collection is inaccessible, the Regional Documents Coordinator and other campus library information desk staff will assist patrons with electronic access to government documents, or in conjunction with Interlibrary Loan staff, borrow materials from the University of Central Florida or the University of Georgia. After March 31 materials housed at ALF may be requested using the request link in the catalog.

Although the collection will no longer be on campus, the University of Florida will remain the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

The move of materials and staff offices of Government Documents and Map & Imagery collections is opening up space for the first floor renovation of the Marston Science Library. The 26,000 square-foot area will include seating and study space for 680 students. The renovation will be completed by the beginning of the fall 2014 semester.  

Let me know if you have questions.

Jan Swanbeck

University of Florida

janswan1 [at] ufl.edu

352-273-0374

 

 

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