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14-0-1 Digital Resources Acquisition

 

NUMBER:  14-0-1          APPROVED DATE:  01-03-1996

PURPOSE: Learning Resources provides an organized and readily accessible collection of digital resources needed to meet institutional, instructional, and individual needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  1. DEFINITION OF DIGITAL RESOURCES
    Digital resources are defined as digital, electronic, streaming video, audio recordings, CDs, DVDs, VHS recordings, and subscription databases.
  2. SELECTION OF DIGITAL RESOURCES
    Acquisition of digital resources will be evaluated by the same standards as print materials in terms of their resource value and the degree to which they best serve the mission of the college.
  3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR PURCHASES
    It will be the responsibility of the Learning Resources' Collection Development Librarian to provide faculty/staff with tools for selection of digital resources.
  4. FACULTY/STAFF REQUESTS
    All faculty/staff requests for digital resources will be ordered on approval by the Collections Development Librarian.
  5. PREVIEWING DIGITAL RESOURCES
    The Collections Development Librarian notifies appropriate faculty/staff when preview material arrives and asks for an evaluation of the resources for possible purchase.  Resources not selected will be returned to the vendor.
  6. PURCHASING DIGITAL RESOURCES
    The Collections Development Librarian initiates purchases of digital resources based on the recommendation of the faculty/staff or LRC Librarian liaison to the content area.
  7. LOCATION OF DIGITAL RESOURCES
    Digital resources processed and cataloged by the Learning Resources Centers may be assigned to other locations, available on closed circuit, located on a server, or retained in the area where it has the greatest use.
  8. DIGITAL RESOURCES PRODUCED IN-HOUSE
    In-house production of digital resources will follow the same processing and cataloging procedures as commercially prepared software.

Updated: 10-01-2007

Reviewed: 10-22-2012