New Resource — Plant Management Network New!
The Plant Management Network is designed to provide plant science practitioners fast electronic access to proven solutions. It provides access to the Network's 4 peer reviewed journals, and an extensive searchable database comprised of thousands of web-based resource pages from the network's partner universities, companies, and associations.
CISTI Source and Ingenta Commercial Document Delivery Cancellation
Since June 1st subsidized access to the CISTI Source and Ingenta commercial document delivery services will no longer be offered by the Library.
Review of the Government Publications Print Collection
the Information Resources Committe is currently reviewing the the University of
Guelph Library's colelction policy with respect to Government Publications.
As part of this process, the U of G user community is welcome to review the supporting documentation below:
Please forward any comments or questions to Helen Salmon at
or Carol Perry at
The Information Resources Unit is primarily responsible for acquiring, making available and ongoing management of resources in a wide variety of formats (digital, print, DVD and audio-visual materials and micro-formats). The IR Unit oversees a budget of approximately $6 million per year to build collections which support the University of Guelph's core missions of teaching and research.
The IR Unit develops policies for the effective evaluation, selection and de-selection of information resources and plays the central role on campus for the licensing of electronic resources, online course reserve materials and media site licenses.
The IR Unit is comprised of the following inter-related operational groups: Collections & Acquisitions, E-learning and TUG Annex Services, and Media Services:
Information Resources Committee (IRC)
The IRC is comprised of various representatives from across the library (Acquisitions & Collections, Evaluation and Analysis, and Guelph-Humber) and is chaired by the Head, Information Resources. The IRC provides both strategic and operational-level oversight of collections resources in support of the needs of the University's user community and optimizes expenditures based on strategic guidelines and priorities. In addition, the IRC advances the library's mandate to support a range of Open Access publishing initiatives, read more.[link needed]
Accountability, Budgets & Statistical Information
The IR Unit develops and maintains a large amount of budgetary, statistical and evaluative data to support the core functions of the library and to guide decision making.