- Collection Development
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- Maria Hunt
- Head of Scholarly Resources
- 801 581-7741
- Mark England
- Collection Development Librarian
- Mary Ann James
- Electronic Resources Manager
- Dave Heyborne
- Scholarly Resources Analyst
The Collection Development department of the Marriott Library oversees the direction and maintenance of the library's collections. This page provides an overview of Collection Development updates and includes links to important collection-related resources which you can use to suggest purchases, acquire research materials, or donate gifts to the library. Information about specific collections in the library can be found under the 'Collections' section at the top of the library website. We welcome your comments or questions at any time - below is a link you can use to contact someone in your subject area about our collections or to provide feedback about new additions and cancellations.
Contact a Subject/Format Liaison or Team
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 (2013)
This list contains the journals and databases added to the Marriott Library during the 2012 – 2013 academic year. 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.
Subscriptions Under Review
The listed journals and databases are being reviewed for cancellation effective January 2014. The Marriott Library continues to actively seek community feedback as we make decisions about these subscriptions. Your input will be a valuable part of our decision-making process. Concerns and comments from faculty, staff, and students will be accepted until May 10th. Please communicate your concerns via email to Maria Hunt (email@example.com) and Mark England (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Subscriptions involved in this review include:
1. Underutilized online journals that are purchased as individual subscriptions.
2. Underutilized print journals in fine arts that were exempted from review last year.
3. Databases with extremely low use or that duplicate other resources.
If you would like to speak with library staff about a title or the review process, please use the link at the top of this page ('Contact a Subject/Format Liaison or Team') to find the correct liaison or team to send your questions to.
All cancellation feedback must be received by May 10th in order to be considered.
How Journals 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.
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.
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.