Are there any materials that are not considered for Keep@Downsview?

Yes, there are several areas of Western Libraries' collection and some specific types of materials that will not be considered for the Keep@Downsview program:

  • New and recently acquired print books and current print issues of journals. Materials are considered only after they have been in the collection for more than 10 years.
  • Any materials that have circulated at least once in the past 10 years.
  • Indexes and bibliographies, particularly large ongoing works that do not have digital equivalents, will be kept onsite as finding tools.
  • Multi-volume monographs will not normally be split between locations, and reference-type publications will need specific consideration as they are often large, unwieldly and more easily consulted within the Library.
  • Books, journals, and other materials held in the Libraries' Special Collections, including the rare book room, are not under consideration. Material from the general stacks identified as more appropriate for Special Collections or the rare book room will be transferred to these collections.
  • A number of special formats are beyond the current scope of the program, including LPs, CDs, DVDs, and other audiovisual materials; music scores, sheet maps, and microfilm and microfiche.
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