Some time ago I wrote about our project to reevaluate the reference section in our reading room. It is still a work in progress, but here are some highlights of the process:
(1) We're adding more and more introductory surveys to the reference collection in order to make it, at least to some degree, a browseable starting point for research.
(2) We're adding compilations of source texts, such as the Art in Theory anthologies--again, for useful browseability.
(3) We're removing (i.e., sending to the stacks) outdated titles and sources that are arcane enough not to be needed for quick reference (with apologies to the Royal Scottish Academy!).
(4) We're removing most bibliographies devoted to specific artists or subjects.
And here is a rather satisfying before and after shot....
More images to come!