Collection Management purchases books, journals, online databases and journal archives, audio and visual media, printed music, and other items. Our staff members locate requested material and place orders with vendors, negotiate license agreements for online materials, acquire performance rights and pay licensing fees for film screenings, pay vendors for all materials, track receipt of materials (including verifying access to online material we've paid for) and contact vendors when necessary to troubleshoot problems such as missing journal issues or difficulties gaining access to online ma
The Discovery & Access Services (DAS) area of the library is responsible for acquiring materials that are added to library collections, for making them available through MIDCAT and Summon, prepares them for the shelves, maintains and updates the MIDCAT database, and preserves library materials. DAS is also the home of borrowing, Inter-Library loan, reserves, and library systems.
The formal responsibilities of RCS are to:
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Selections from Truisms: A Sense of Timing..., 1977–1979
Danby Imperial marble, 16 3/4 x 61 x 25 3/8 inches. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2001.004
Location: Second floor of the library
L’Art d’Ecrire (The Art of Writing), 2004–2005
Oil stick and acrylic paint on 64 canvas panels, overall dimensions: 25' x 74'. Commissioned by the Committee on Art in Public Places, Middlebury College, with funds provided by the Glenstone Foundation in honor of Charles Gwathmey, and The Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Fund for Mural Painting in America of The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York. 2005.039
Location: In the atrium of the library
Garden of the Seasons, 2003–2004
Granite, cast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and plantings. Purchase of the Committee on Art in Public Places with funds provided by the Middlebury College Board of Trustees One Percent for Art Policy. 2004.048
Location: Adjacent to the library
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Interlibrary Loan helps eligible patrons obtain materials that are not available at the Middlebury College Libraries, or via NExpress. ILL services are made possible by participating libraries worldwide that share their collections with scholars, researchers, and students of other institutions.
For more information see our main page.
Traditional ILL, using ILLiad, brings items worldwide here to Middlebury for patron use, but may have limits or restrictions on usage.
We process new materials (books and audio/visual media) being added to the collection by labeling them to indicate location and ownership and by reinforcing items as necessary to withstand shared use. We preserve the library collections by repairing materials in the circulating collections and performing conservation treatments on materials in special collections. We also monitor the environment and educate users on proper handling of library collections.