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Collection Management

OSU Libraries has nearly 2 million volumes. We add approximately 23,000 monographs annually and purchase approximately 39,000 current serials. Recognizing the desire of students and faculty to have 24×7 access to information, the Libraries is rapidly shifting from a print collection to a digital one. As of 2011, the Libraries provided access to more than 360 databases and 68,975 unique electronic journal titles. This increase in coverage corresponds with an increase in usage. In 2005, there were 1,852,533 searches performed in 113 databases. In 2010, usage increased to 2,670,496 searches in 265 databases. In addition to database and e-journals, the Libraries continue to add electronic books to the collection. In 2005 the number of e-books was 2,986. By 2010 the number was at 20,547 and trends support an increase in 2011. As students and faculty become more comfortable with e-books, their use increases.

eNews Blog

The 60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 online collection provides 350 hours of high-definition video from television’s most preeminent news program,...
Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:57am
Due to scheduled maintenance on March 18th 2015, De Gruyter Online will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour between 9:00 AM and 1:00pm PST. The outage will affect all content on  http://www.degruyter.com...
Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:56pm
ASBC Fishbone References is an online troubleshooting and diagnostic tool for anyone interested in brewing.  The author, Gregory Paul Casey, utilized his 20+...
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:01pm
On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability. The window is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and will last for five (5) hours. During this...
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:26pm