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What we've heard from you so far
- “There are important differences between disciplines, for example with respect to how ebooks are used and when materials are deselected.”
- “It is important to pay attention to ebook licensing. We want ebooks that allow for text-mining and downloading chapters without restrictions.”
- "I do enjoy the ability to access material remotely via electronic formats. There is a place for both electronic and print.”
- “The deselection policy should include types of materials to protect.”
- “To me the gold standard is the print version for reading/research - along with an electronic version that is also available for future access or reference purposes.”
- More feedback (and the changes we've made)
Focus groups and town halls
Dates: TBD (waiting until SFU campuses re-open)
Purpose: To gather iterative community input on the policy drafts.
Faculty Rep +1 meeting
Burnaby: October 28, 2019 | Vancouver: October 30, 2019 | Surrey: October 31, 2019
Purpose: To provide background on this policy review, and to gather faculty input on the communication and consultation process.
Open for responses November 21 - December 20, 2019
Purpose: To gather initial input from SFU faculty, students and staff to assist in writing draft policies.
This timeline gives best estimates; dates may change.
- May 2019: Task groups formed (Collections Policy Task Group, eBook Policy Task Group, Deselection Policy Task Group)
- June 2019: Task groups determine their Terms of Reference
- July - August 2019: Task groups gather information and identify topics to address in the policies
- October 2019:
- Present an update at the Senate Library Committee meeting
- Consult with the SFU faculty representatives about the policy revision process
- November 2019:
- Review faculty rep feedback and revise process and communication materials
- Invite SFU faculty and graduate students to send their input via survey (input also accepted from other SFU community members)
- December 2019 - February 2020:
- Survey closes on December 20, 2019
- Task groups review the survey results
- Share survey findings with the SFU community
- Present an update of the collections policy review at the Senate Library Committee meeting
- March - May 2020: Task groups write initial drafts and consult with all library staff
- June 2020: Present draft policies and discuss plans for consultation with the SFU community at the Senate Library Committee meeting
Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 and in particular the effect of social distancing/self-isolation, the Library has decided to postpone consultations with the SFU community during this period.
Questions or comments?
Please contact the task group chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. Learn here about the task groups and their members. For information about why we're reviewing our collection policies, see Background.