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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Special Formats

Art Prints

Art print materials that are requested by faculty members as needed for specific courses will be considered for acquisition.

Compact Disc Recordings

The library will purchase compact disc recordings needed to support the curriculum and for recreational use.  Curriculum purchases are initiated by faculty and evaluation factors include: potential use, reviews, quality of recording, and items already owned by the library related to the topic.

Online Sources

The library will purchase online sources in the form of eBook collections and serials databases that are needed to support the curriculum and mission of the library.  Factors considered when selecting these materials include: appropriateness in meeting educational, informational or recreational goals, potential use, contribution to the existing collection, subject matter, cost, and format/access restrictions.

Fiction

The library will purchase fiction material with and emphasis on selecting new works of promise in the literary field and supporting course offerings and user interest.

Newspapers/Periodicals

Due to their unique nature, periodicals require a long-term commitment by the Wayne G. Basler Library.  Periodicals must be purchased every year, require continuous processing, and increase steadily in price. Selection of periodicals, therefore, is a major decision and each title must be carefully evaluated using thoughtful selection criteria including curriculum requirements and potential usage.

DVD Recordings

The library will purchase DVDs needed to support the curriculum and for recreational use.  Suggestions for purchases initiated by faculty receive top priority. When considering a DVD for purchase, factors considered include: potential use, reviews, quality of program, cost, and items already owned by the library related to the topic.