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Library Policies & Procedures: Engineering

Policies and procedures governing the SAC Library.

Collection Development: Engineering

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

 

BOB SINGH                                      Updated:  April 19, 2013

 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

            To support the engineering technology curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new theories and techniques in the field of engineering and electronics.

 

SCOPE OF COVERAGE

 

Language:  English will be the primary language of the collection.

Geography:  United States publications are emphasized, with some international materials purchased.

Chronology:  Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years, except in areas covering the history of the subject.

 

MATERIAL TYPES

 

            All formats may be considered for purchase.  Serials are heavily relied upon for current material.  Textbooks provide background information.  Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions.  CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available.

 

SELECTION TOOLS

 

            Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:

 

            Faculty and student recommendations

            Choice

            Library journal

            Booklist

            Publisher’s Discoverys and flyers

            Ref. Z1035.1.G89 1996.  Guide to reference books.

            Ref. Z1039.C65 B67.  Books for college libraries.

            Ref. Z1035.1.W33.  Walford’s guide to reference materials.

           

RETENTION POLICY:

 

            All materials will be considered for de-selection with five years of publication.  All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves.  Only material containing historic value or consumer interest will be retained beyond the five-year period.  Weeding of obsolete materials will be done on a regular basis.

LIAISON:

 

            Dan Dimitriu

 

           

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