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Collection Development

This will take you to a page where you can get in contact with our librarians and teams directly. Please find the librarian or team that is most closely associated with the subject you wish to contact us about and email them, as they will be best suited to assist you. If you are contacting us about recent additions or cancellations, please read the documentation below beforehand so you have the latest information.

Collection Development Updates

Each year, Collection Development works with librarians and faculty to evaluate collections and make changes based on many factors, including usage and budgetary constraints. One of the more significant yearly projects is to evaluate the library's subscriptions to journals and databases to determine what should be added or removed. Adding new resources often requires taking away others, and during this process feedback from the campus community is important. The following provides an outline of this year's collection changes:

Changes to the Collections (2015)

New Subscriptions
This list contains the journals and databases added to the Marriott Library during the past two years. Purchases will continue to be guided by readers' documented use and specific needs. The first priority will be "just in time" rather than "just in case" acquisitions. Some worthy items cannot be purchased, but the library will continue to focus on supporting university priorities, caring for significant and/or unique materials and brokering access to resources which are not locally owned.

Journals Under Review for Possible Cancellation
These are the titles which are currently being considered for cancellation. If you would like to speak with library staff about the review process or share concerns about specific titles, please use the link at the top of this page ('Contact a Subject/Format Specialist or Team') to find the correct subject specialist or team to send your questions to, or contact Maria Hunt or Mark England. All cancellation feedback must be received by May 30, 2015. For additional detail about this year's process, see this supplemental document.

Cancellation Feedback 

How Subscriptions Are Added and Canceled
Provides more details about the cancellation process and contains information about the process of adding new subscriptions.

FAQs About Subscription Cancellations 
Contains answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions regarding the cancellation process.

Collection-Related Resources

While this page is largely devoted to an overview of Collection Development's activities, many patrons inquire about ways they can get new resources added to the library's collections or sent to the library for individual use. If you want us to purchase materials, loan you materials from a different library, or if you would like to donate something to the Marriott Library, you may wish to use one of the following links:

Suggest a Purchase 
You may use this form (located under the 'Services' section of the library website) to suggest a new purchase for the library. You may also suggest new journal or database subscriptions. While we can purchase most requests for single titles, committing to new journal or database subscriptions is more constrained by the budget. We also must balance the requestors' desire for new journals and databases with the wish of other patrons that existing titles be continued.

Interlibrary Loan 
From the Interlibrary Loan page (also found under 'Services' on the library website), you can request a temporary loan of an item from another institution. In most instances books are available within one to two weeks and photocopies of articles can be provided as quickly as 24-48 hours

If you would like to donate something to the Marriott Library, this page (found under 'About the Library' on the library website) provides instructions on how to do that.



Collection Development

Mark England
Head, Collection Management

Mary Ann James
Electronic Resources Manager

Related Links

Collection Development Taskforce

Collection Development Policy

 Last Modified 6/23/16