Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quick Reference Collection

The Library's Quick Reference Collection includes dictionaries, directories, encyclopaedias, almanacs, yearbooks, bibliographies and other reference works and is situated next to the photocopiers in the Main Library. These items are consulted regularly and cannot be borrowed but can be used to answer all kinds of general reference enquiry.
We are currently comprehensively weeding this collection, removing material that is no longer relevant or has been superseded. We're also sourcing up-to-date versions of many texts. This is all part of a longer-term plan to rebrand this collection as a Research Support Collection, making it much more relevant to the developing research needs of our students and staff, from undergraduate to research level.