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Collection Guidelines

Collection Guidelines

Collection Maintenance

The library's collection of resources in all formats is systematically reviewed and assessed with an evidence-based approach to decisions on retention, renewals, format changes, cancellations, and deselection. Decisions are based on factors such as currency, relevance to the curriculum, cost, access, usage data, and consultation with faculty, students, librarians and library staff.

Collections librarians are responsible for managing selection in their respective areas: monographs, media, journals, and electronic resources. Subscriptions, licenses, and any ongoing commitments are reviewed on an annual basis.

Subject librarians are responsible for reviewing the print books in their liaison areas, for monitoring use, and for weeding. Subject librarians are consulted on any other collection decisions affecting their areas and are encouraged to suggest additions, changes or improvements.