Collections services is responsible for acquiring, describing and preserving library materials to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University of Oregon community. The department supports the collections of the Design Library, Global Scholars Hall Library Commons, Knight Library, Mathematics Library, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) Library, Science Library, Special Collections and University Archives, and the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons. The functions that support these collections fall into four main categories:
- Acquisitions: Acquires materials for the Libraries’ collections
- Cataloging: Provides description and access in order to promote the discovery of library resources
- Electronic Resources Management: Provides access to online resources
- Processing and Preservation: Prepares newly acquired library materials, and repairs and conserves existing materials
The mission of Collection Services is to provide good public service through enabling our users to access the Libraries' collections, which include print journals and books, e-journals and e-books, databases, music recordings and scores, and audio-visual materials. We define the policies and procedures necessary to produce responsive, high-quality patron access to this ever-growing array of materials available through traditional and emerging systems. We endeavor to build strong partnerships within the UO Libraries and with our regional partners, and to contribute with increasing effectiveness to local, regional, and international efforts to describe resources and preserve them.