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BSCI, CRJ, & WGST Faculty: Library Services and Research Help

for Behavioral Sciences, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Women's & Gender Studies Faculty

Why the MI-SPI Print Book Assessment Project?

The Mardigian Library Print Book Assessment project is targeting for removal books which have not been used at all or little used in the last 5-10 years. Mardigian Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements for students and faculty with UM-Ann Arbor libraries and other Michigan libraries and is also part of a consortium of Michigan academic libraries in which each library has been assigned older books to retain. These borrowing agreements make the books in these withdrawal lists easily available from other libraries, allowing Mardigian Library to move from a Just in Case collection development model to an On Demand collection development model. By moving from being a book warehouse, the library can provide additional collaborative and flexible learning spaces to support our students. 

You can find more information about this project on the library's MI-SPI guide.

Print Book Usage by Program Area

The average number of print book check-outs and renewals per student in each Behavioral Sciences program area and the Women's & Gender Studies program during the 2015-2016 academic year:

  • Anthropology: 6.71 check-outs/renewals
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice: 1.05 check-outs/renewals
  • Psychology: 1.67 check-outs/renewals 
  • Sociology: 2.24 check-outs/renewals
  • Women's & Gender Studies: 2.33 check-outs/renewals
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