FSU Libraries is a member of the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST), which is a shared print initiative involving 60 academic and research libraries in 11 states from Maine to Florida. EAST is focused on retaining unique, scarcely held and frequently used scholarly monographs and serials in support of scholarship, research and teaching. EAST member libraries commit to retain agreed upon titles in their local collections for a minimum of 15 years and make those titles available to other EAST members, allowing these libraries to consider deselection of titles locally in order to free up space for new and innovative library services. EAST is funded by generous grants from the Davis Educational Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as well as through the financial support of its members. FSU is a part of EAST Cohort II and the new Florida Library Cooperative.
Scholars Trust represents the shared print archives of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). As a member of ASERL, Florida State University is one of 50 participating libraries in the Scholars Trust retention program. Participating libraries commit to retain agreed upon titles in their local collections, provide reciprocal priority for Interlibrary Loan services, and allow others to consider deselecting against the retention commitments of others.
Space Reclamation Project
The FSU Libraries are working in consultation with the Faculty Senate Library Committee to make recommendations for repurposing some space for student study needs. More information is forthcoming.