Since its opening in 2017, the School of Medicine Library (formerly, Health Sciences Library) had not undergone a review and resource cancellation project. The FY23 Collection Cancellation Project will assess the existing School of Medicine Library Collections and review scope, usage, curricular mapping and research needs to determine which resources will be maintained and which ones will be canceled.
By reducing library resources that are no longer supporting the needs of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV , the library hopes to better map resources to the curriculum, research and scholarship needs of Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV , have more dollars to help address inflation costs (4.5-7% annual increase), and pool together an OA Funding source benefiting the School of Medicine. This cancellation project will take place starting in Spring 2022 through Summer 2023.
Part 1: Re-Allocation of SOML Resources to Lied Library Budget
Part 2: Usage Review of Low Usage Resources
SOML and Lied Library will work on a usage report and share with School Administration to gather recommendations for resource cancellations.
Aidy Weeks, Director, School of Medicine Library