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Library Policies & Procedures: Law

Policies and procedures governing the SAC Library.

Collection Development: Law

Collection Development Policy: Legal Administrative Assistant

General Objectives

 To support the Legal Assisting curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the

 collection current on new theories and techniques in the field of law.

Scope of Coverage

Language :  Generally, selection will be limited to English language publications.

Geography: United States publications are emphasized.

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 materials.  CD-ROMs and DVDs are also purchased.  When materials are available in traditional formats and computerized media, the decision to purchase one format or the other, or both, is based on frequency of need, convenience of use, need for multiple access, and price.

Selection Tools

Faculty and student recommendations

Choice reviews

Publishers’ Discoverys and flyers

Book Reviews from http://www.nytimes.com/ and other online publications.

Retention Policy

All materials will be considered for de-selection with five years of publication. All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves.  Materials containing historic value or consumer interest will be retained beyond the five year period.

Eileen Oliver,  Updated December 10, 2013

 

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