Library details: Fondren Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with Rice University (view map) . The collection of the library contains 2,761,945 volumes. The library circulates 237,579 items per year. The library serves a population of 6,083 FTE Enrollment.
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Administration: The director of the library is Sara Lowman, Vice Provost and University Librarian .
Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.
Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level. The Carnegie Foundation designates this institution as: Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity (level 15).
Affiliations: The library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. wireless throughout the library. Free to visitors
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Alma||2017|
|Previous Automation System||Symphony||1995|
|Previous Automation System||NOTIS||1985|
|Discovery Service (w/index)||Primo Central||2017|
|Previous Discovery Index||EBSCO Discovery Service||2011|
|Previous Discovery Interface||AquaBrowser Library||2009|
|Reading List Manager||Leganto||2020|
|OpenURL Link resolver||SFX||2012|
|Previous Link resolver||360 Link||2006|
|Federated search product||360 Search|
|Electronic Resource Management||360 Resource Manager|
|Digital Asset Management||DSpace|
|Web Content Management||Plone|
|Item ID Type||Barcode|
|Self-Check||3M SelfCheck System V-Series|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
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Record History: This listing was created on Jun 6, 1997 and was last modified on Nov 22, 2020.
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