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Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
21 Impact of Joining EAST on our Health Sciences Library

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The Tufts University Libraries decided to become one of the founding members of EAST, the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust, a shared-print initiative. Our particular library's small book collection (about 25,000 volumes) was very heavily impacted by the EAST retention decisions because of our being one of the few health sciences libraries included and our having collection strengths in areas such as dentistry, nutrition, human anatomy, and pathology. Because of our limited shelving space and the need to keep our collection current (our main function is to serve the educational needs of our health sciences students), over the years we have moved much of our material to electronic. Being an EAST member will require us to keep many print materials we would normally have weeded or would be considering to weed. We now have to make exceptions to our collection development policy and change our weeding procedures. This poster will outline some of the challenges we faced and how we have moved forward. An added note: our library decided not to partake in the EAST serials retention project!

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Frances Foret

Head, Collections Management, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University
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Siamak Samiean

Collections Management Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401