Moving Library Collections: Planning Shifts of Library Collections
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Planning a major shift of a library collection is not as complex as it is tedious. Careful measurement and excruciating attention to detail will almost always guarantee success. If your shift is large (lots of books, or lots of moving parts), I recommend that your plans be very thoroughly documented, widely shared, and each step of your plan be followed precisely. The following pages outline the steps UO Library staff took when planning the shift of our collections. They worked for us; they may not work as well for you. Your shifts may vary a lot from ours, but we hope that by sharing our experiences we may help you with yours.