The policy allows the library to ensure that library budgets are spent on electronic resources (e-resources) that support the mission and objectives of the institution and are relevant and cost effective. This policy will establish procedures to evaluate both requested new resources and existing resources.
To establish if a new e-resource is appropriate for the library’s collection and to help determine the true and hidden cost implications of acquisition, storage, maintenance, preservation and other issues, detailed information regarding the item is reviewed.
Established e-resources will be reviewed closely to identify legacy resources that are no longer providing adequate value.
The University's Contract Administration and Signature Authority Policy identifies those positions which are allowed to enter into an agreement on behalf of the University. Individual faculty and staff may not enter into an agreement to purchase or lease library information resources on behalf of the University.
"Library Asset Management Policy" (2020). Library Policies. 2.
Criteria for Purchase and Renewal Decisions
Form Library Acquisition Request (4).docx (13 kB)
Library Acquisition Request
Form New Course Proposal Library Questionnaire (8).docx (14 kB)
New Course Proposal Library Questionnaire
Form New Program Proposal Library Questionnaire (4).docx (14 kB)
New Program Proposal Library Questionnaire