Our aim is to provide easy access to the information resources our students and staff need to support them in RMIT’s Learning, Teaching and Research programs.
Our collections are:
We manage and review our collections continuously by:
Evaluating subscriptions annually for performance and return on investment. Factors such as cost per use, level of citations from and articles by RMIT authors, uniqueness of content and accreditation requirements are all taken into consideration. Low-performing titles are cancelled to allow newly requested subscriptions to be taken up.
Reviewing all print subscriptions every 5 years for potential transfer to digital format. Analysis of license conditions, cost and access requirements are considered in these transfers.
Analysing data on past usage of similar collections and turnaway data, where available, before purchasing e-book collections, digital journal backfiles and other datasets. This is to ensure we are purchasing materials that will support our users and show a high return on investment.
Weeding the collections to maintain currency and manage space. We will retain the last copy of any book or journal held except for superseded editions of textbooks. The last copy held may be digital with permanent, archival access in place.
We champion open initiatives where relevant to support RMIT programs, academics and students.
All gifts are assessed for relevance to RMIT’s Learning, Teaching and Research programs, and for currency, condition, uniqueness and value to the RMIT Community.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.