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Library Policies

Collection Development: Music

Collection Development Policy


Celita Avila  August 28, 2019

General Objectives

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.

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, student, or patron recommendations


            Library journal


            A Major Report for Medical Librarians

            Publishers’ Discoverys 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


Retention Policy

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  All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves.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.


Updated: 8/28/19

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