USAIN Virtual Meeting
A. Anticipated Future Trends
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research will create demand for appropriate supporting materials. The growing number of virtual courses, as well as an overall desire for remote access, will continue to fuel the demand for networked resources and the move from paper to electronic journals. Archiving issues, costs, and implications for interlibrary loaning will be major concerns as the Library moves increasingly into the electronic realm
B. Relationships With Other Resources
1. On Campus Branch or Format Collections, if any.
2. Regional or Network Resources, if any.
As part of the Michigan Research Libraries Triangle, MSU Libraries maintain reciprocal borrowing agreements with the University of Michigan and Wayne State Libraries. Materials are also obtained via interlibrary loan from other CIC institutions. The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) is an important supplier for popular and consumer-oriented technology titles.
C. Relationships to Resources Treated in Other Policy Statements
Chemistry: chemical technology
Computer science: computer languages, computer networks
Environmental Studies: environmental pollution & protection
Fine Arts: clothing & textile design, photography
Food Science & Human Nutrition: food processing & manufacture
Geology: groundwater, mining, oil & gas exploration
Packaging: packaging development/design/materials/engineering