Separate but Together: Collection Management at a Joint-Use Library

By Rachel Owens and Dee Bozeman.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Daytona Beach College (DBC) is a public, state-supported, four-year college, located on the east central coast of Florida. It offers programs ranging from occupational and vocational certificates to associate degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree. The University of Central Florida (UCF) opened a regional campus facility on the DBC campus in 1986. On the Daytona Beach campus, UCF now offers 15 bachelor’s degrees, 7 master’s degrees, and one doctoral program. Since 1986 the library at DBC has been a joint-use facility. Each library purchases materials from separate budgets. Each institution has an acquisitions and technical services department. When selecting books for purchase, the UCF and DBC librarians work together to choose materials that will support the programs offered by both institutions at the Daytona campus. Librarians work with their respective faculty to ensure that all classes are supported and faculty have the materials needed. This paper will discuss both the challenges and successes in collection management at this joint-use library.

Keywords: Collections, Academic Libraries, Joint-Use Libraries, Books, E-Books

The International Journal of the Book, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.73-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 488.565KB).

Rachel Owens

Assistant Professor and Baccalaureate Program Librarian, Library Services, Daytona Beach College, Daytona Beach, FL, USA

Rachel Owens is Assistant Professor and Baccalaureate Program Librarian at the Daytona Beach College/University of Central Florida Joint-Use Library in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. Her interests are distance education and information literacy.

Dee Bozeman

Assistant Professor and Regional Campus Librarian, Regional Campus Libraries, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, FL, USA

Dee Bozeman is a Regional Campus Reference Librarian at the Daytona Beach College/University of Central Florida Joint-Use Library. She earned a M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests are partnership libraries and regional campus education.


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