Retrospective Purchasing Policy

  • In these tight economic times, bibliographers and liaisons must be highly selective in choosing retrospective materials and resources for the Libraries. Some criteria are:

    1. Relevance to the curriculum and appropriateness to the Libraries’ mission
    2. Timeliness and lasting value of the content
    3. Strength of present holdings in the subject area
    4. Demand
    5. Cost
    6. Desirability of format – electronic format is desirable
    7. Reputation or authoritativeness of author, publisher, compiler, or producer