Campus News

Ohio academic libraries institute new policy to help save space

To cope with a storage crunch resulting from a lack of space in their five book depositories, 13 academic libraries in Ohio have decided to cut multiple copies of books and journals, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The process, called de-duplication, will result in only two physical copies of most reference books and journals statewide. One will be available to be checked out by any of the public institutions; the other will be kept permanently at the depository. Officials say it’s a necessary move because no funds to build more repositories are available, the Chronicle reported.