Collection Development Policy
Tom Bahlinger April 19, 2013
Materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new theories and techniques in the field Mortuary Science. The Mortuary Science collection supports study and teaching required by the San Antonio College Department of Mortuary Science for an Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Directing and Embalming
Scope of Coverage
Language: English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for materials in another language, especially Spanish language material.
Geography: United States publications are emphasized.
Chronology: Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years.
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.
Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:
Faculty, student, or patron recommendations
A Major Report for Medical Librarians http://www.majors.com/libraries/majrep.htm
Publishers’ catalogs and flyers
Guide to reference books [Ref. Z1035.1.G89]
Books for college libraries [Ref. Z1039.C65 B67]
Walford’s guide to reference material [Ref. Z1035.1 .W33]
Baker and Taylor's Title Source 3
All materials will be considered for de-selection within 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 All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves.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.