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Collection Management Guidelines: Multimedia

Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library Collection Management Guidelines & Best Practices


Requests by HPD students, faculty, and staff for multimedia materials/resources will be reviewed by librarians. Approved materials and resources will be obtained from properly established vendors, dealers, and publishers.



Subscribe to streaming video, or online database, if available & if funds permit, per request by faculty or students;

Purchase titles on request in CD or DVD format if online format is unavailable;

Will not acquire VHS of requested title, even if it is the only format available;

Acquire 1 copy per title, per request, unless otherwise requested by faculty;

Maintain on reserve.