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Library Policies & Procedures: Religion

Policies and procedures governing the SAC Library.

Collection Development: Religion

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Tina Petimezas     Updated: 4/19/2013

RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

There is no religion department at San Antonio College.  Religion is part of the curriculum in literature, history, and philosophy.  Materials generally about religion and mythology and about specific religions and mythologies will be acquired.  Reference works will include encyclopedias and dictionaries.   

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         philosophy materials in another language.          

Geography: World coverage, with an emphasis on Western Religions.

Chronology: All time periods.

MATERIAL TYPES

All formats, including ebooks, 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:

Booklist

Library Journal

Choice

Publishers Discoverys and Flyers

Oxford University Press

Princeton University Press

Westview Press

Yale University Press

New Titles Elected for Essay and General Literature Index

Ref Z1035.1 .G89 1996           Guide to Reference Books

Ref BL48 .J64 1998                 Recent Reference Books in Religion

Ref BL48 .M45 1992               Religious Information Sources


RETENTION POLICY

Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool.  Qualifications for indefinite retention include: historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.

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