Collections Division

Annual Report July 2006-June 2007

Introduction

The mission of the Collections Division of the MSU Libraries is to provide a collection of information resources in diverse formats that will support identified research and teaching needs of the university community as well as those of scholars worldwide. Library staff in the division pursue this goal through collection development, liaison with faculty, interaction with library users, and a variety of tasks in support of this work.

For detailed annual Goals & Objectives see http://staff.lib.msu.edu/sowards/colldev/Gs&Os/Gs&Os07.htm.

This is a summary. More detailed records often are available elsewhere, in fund accounting reports, the record of TLE purchases, coordinator meeting minutes, online ARL statistics, etc.

Staff

Many (but not all) library staff with a role in Collections had primary assignments and supervision within the Division. During all or part of 2006-07, that group included Marilia Antunez, Mary Black Junttonen, Sheila Bryant, John Coffey, Jon Harrison, Talbott Huey, Susan Kendall, Sharon Ladenson, Joe Lauer, Laura Leavitt, Peter Limb, Terri Miller, Diana Rivera, Michael Rodriguez, Yolanda Rosales, Steven Sowards, Anne Swan, Mary Ann Tyrrell, Mike Unsworth, Diane Warner, Kathleen Weessies, Agnes Widder, Terrie Wilson, and Mary Jo Zeter.

For a list of all fund assignments, including librarians from other Divisions assigned to selection duties, see the following section.

Several staff assignments in Collections changed during the year. Mary Black assumed responsibility for the GER fund when Michael Seadle took leave to work in Berlin. Angela Kille joined the libraries in July 2006 and took responsibility for the EVP fund. Angela Maycock joined the libraries in September 2006 and took responsibility for selection of career guides in Reference.

Fund and liaison assignment

Materials funds and associated liaison duties were managed by the following staff during all or part of the academic year. Names or fund codes marked with an asterisk appear in more than one place in the list, reflecting mid-year changes in assignment or shared oversight. This list includes both primary and secondary reporting relationships.

Area Studies/International Studies (Terri Miller, coordinator):

Health Sciences (Susan Kendall, coordinator):

Humanities (Michael Rodriguez, coordinator):

Sciences (Anita Ezzo, coordinator):

Social Sciences (Jon Harrison, coordinator):

Special Collections (Peter Berg, head):

Reference (Arlene Weismantel, head):

Materials Budget

The materials budget for 2006-07 was increased by 6% over the previous year's level. In addition we were assigned $200,000 for one-time digital purchases from TLE funding.
Appropriation
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
Serials renewal (SR)
$6,150,312
$6,663,279
$7,080,888
Monographs (MO)
1,335,654
1,272,601
1,296,562
Approval plan (BL)
531,300
522,300
489,400
Special Reserves, Binding, ILL
457,985
432,215
427,216
Coordinator and AD reserves
57,855
67,711
204,040
Total
$8,533,106
$8,958,106
$9,498,106

The large figure for reserves reflects the need to manage some "one-time" money to be sure it did not end up applied to standing orders, and contingencies for rising costs for copyright permissions and Open Access initiatives.

Major purchases, decisions and issues

Payment for several high-cost multi-year commitments continued during '06-07:

Major one-time purchases using TLE money:

Other selected noteworthy selection and collection related decisions:

Major topics of discussion and action during the year:

Student Labor
Appropriation
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Budgeted
Spent
Africana
$9,000.00
$10,253.53
$11,924.00
$10,721.49
$11,000.00
$4,182.37
Bib Support
15,500.00
12,525.03
12,102.00
13,636.54
14,000.00
13,455.38
Art
2,682.00
2,251.80
Fine Arts
32,000.00
32,063.74
32,001.00
31,120.85
32,000.00
33,586.05
Map Library
18,500.00
17,760.32
16,686.00
17,902.37
16,981.00
20,187.78
Total for Collections units
$75,000.00
$72,602.62
$72,083.00
$73,381.25
$76,663.00
$73,663.38

Respectfully submitted,
Steven Sowards
Assistant Director for Collections
15 February 2008


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Page editor: Steven Sowards
Prepared 15 February 2008; last modified 5 August 2011

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