The Collection Development Policy informs Library staff and users of the criteria and principles used in the acquisition, management and disposal of resources. This policy also describes how access to, and currency and maintenance of these resources will be achieved within agreed priorities and subject to constraints on funding and space.
Academic staff wishing to suggest books to be purchased for the Library collection should liaise directly with their Subject Librarian. This applies to the purchase of new titles and to extra copies of titles already in stock.
Your librarian will need the following information:
You should also indicate:
Things to be aware of when ordering books:
Academic staff should contact their Subject Librarian to request a new journal subscription.
They'll need the following information:
All new journal requests will be carefully evaluated in terms of the Library's annual financial position, the overall demand for new titles and the journal's importance for the curriculum and research. The Library will need to know how the new journal title will benefit you and your students and how it fill gaps in our existing journal collection.
Journal subscriptions are only reviewed once a year so requests for new journal titles should be placed well in advance.