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Basement Journals Deduplication Project

An ongoing project to withdraw print journals where LMU owns the electronic volumes and has access to a collaborative archive of print volumes if needed.

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This guide provides project status and updated statistics for the Basement Journals Withdrawal Project, ongoing work to consolidate storage space in the basement that is a subset of the library’s Sustainable Collection Growth project. This journals project is focused on reducing the number of retained print journal volumes based on duplication with perpetual electronic access and ongoing access to a print backup via the WEST project.

A table describing the print periodicals, by publisher, that are being removed from the basement.

                                                                                          Updated quarterly: last updated October 7, 2021 MK

                                                                                                           Updated monthly: last updated 07/01/2021 CH                         

                                                                                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN BY FISCAL YEAR

PUBLISHER                                                              2014   2016   2017   2018   2019  2020 2021 2022    TOTAL

American Institute of Physics         138       138
BioOne 66               66
Brill 3               3
Elsevier   418 961 331         1,710
Emerald 189               189
JSTOR           35     35
Sage           721     721
Taylor & Francis       164 347 767     1,278
Wiley             55 854 909

 ANNUAL TOTAL                                                          258    418     961     495    485  1,523   55     854       5,049

 

MARCH 2020 69,709 SERIAL VOLUMES 8,922 BOXES
MARCH 2021 58,433 SERIAL VOLUMES 8,058 BOXES
MARCH 2022    

 

This tab shows cataloging data for the total number of item records for volumes that have been deleted each fiscal year:

                    FY15               FY16               FY17               FY18               FY19              FY20              FY21


                      160                  129                  299                  438                 360                304                 216

 

                                                                                                             Updated annually: last updated 06/01/2021 CH

This tab links to a spreadsheet with information regarding every box in the basement that journal volumes were withdrawn from, including retired boxes as well as the current inventory of each box: