The Collections Management department was formed in August 2015. The department is headed by the Ann Evans, Head of Collections Management, who is responsible for leadership, management, policy and planning responsibilities for the library-wide collection support functions and the scholarly communications programme. Her duties also include overseeing the Bodleian Libraries' materials budget and leading the subject librarians in developing and managing the collections.
C&RD (Collections & Resource Description) is comprised of
Acquisitions Services (including Electronic Resources), Legal Deposit
Operations, and Resource Description. As part of the larger Collections
Management Department, C&RD is responsible for collection policy
and management, acquisitions of both print and electronic material,
cataloguing (including training, support and catalogue maintenance),
serials, legal deposit (print and non-print), e-resources (licensing,
acquisitions, management, and technical support), and
negotiation/contact with suppliers. It is also responsible for Gold Open
Access APC payments, and the organisation of the UKRR initiative at
Oxford. Whilst the selection of library materials is done by subject
consultants, C&RD is responsible for the management, monitoring and
reporting of the library materials budget.
The Storage & Logistics section covers three major areas of activity in the Bodleian Libraries: the Book Storage Facility (BSF) in Swindon, the Packaging and Display Section (PADS) in Abingdon, and book moving. The BSF is a specialised warehouse that stores lower-usage items from the Librariesí collections and provides access to them by delivering items to the Libraries. These collections include books, maps, manuscripts, microfilms, periodicals and newspapers primarily from the 18th century onwards. PADS is a comprehensive packaging service, principally serving the Bodleian Libraries but also making its services available to the UK library, archive, and museum community as well as private individuals. The large and disparate nature of the Librariesí estate demand regular moves of collections between sites. The Book Moves team co-ordinates all book moving activities ranging from small transfers to the Book Storage Facility in Swindon to large-scale projects works such as transferring collections to the newly refurbished stacks in the Weston Library.
Collections and Resource Description (C&RD)
Responsible for collection development, acquisitions, cataloguing, and e-resources
Enquiries: 01865 277017
Storage & Logistics
Dedicated to the storage and physical logistics of the Bodleian Librariesí collections
BSF Enquiries: 01865 615999
PADS Enquiries: 01235 532645