What will happen to Western's rich, historic collections and rare material during the D.B. Weldon renovation?

Important, historic and rare material is always kept on campus.

We worked with our Collections & Content Strategies and Special Collections librarians to develop a plan for identifying materials for storage. This plan recognized the importance of the print record to Arts & Humanities faculty while also allowing us to meet the time parameters for Weldon renovations.

The majority of material identified for transfer from the call number ranges associated with disciplines in the arts and humanities was sent to our local Command Services storage facility. This means that any material from these ranges can be recalled and stored on-campus if required.

Moving forward, we will continue working with faculty in Arts & Humanities as well as our Special Collections Librarian to make sure the processes we have in place for managing our collections preserves historical and rare material appropriately.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2022     Views: 2