Collection Development Statement for Nursing
The nursing collection supports study and teaching required by the San Antonio College Department of Nursing Education's Associate in Applied Science degree.
English will be the primary language of the collection, but Spanish language items will be purchased when appropriate.
Emphasis is placed on new material published within the last five years. When a new edition of a work is published, older editions will be removed.
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
Brandon/Hill Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library
Brandon/Hill Selected List of Print Nursing Books and Journals
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]
Publications from the United States will be collected.
All formats may be collected. Serials are heavily relied upon for current material and textbooks provide background information. Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions to the collection.
All materials will be considered for de-selection within three to 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 All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves.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.