Acquisitions and Collection Services

Collection Development Overview

Acquisitions & Collection Services works closely with librarian liaisons to select and acquire resources which support the teaching, research and service mission of the university. The department is responsible for a growing, strong collection of print books, standing orders, and journals, and exceptional access to online journals and databases.  Funding for materials acquisitions comes primarily through general UCF allocations, with additional acquisitions made possible through special funding, such as the Technology Fees, and through cooperative agreements with FALSC and CSUL member libraries.

Mission

To maintain the library’s collection in support of the university’s mission to provide comprehensive teaching, research and service; to protect and preserve items that are valuable and unique; to provide opportunities for library users and librarians to actively participate in the selection of both print and electronic resources, and University Archives.

Objectives:

  • Manage and evaluate the libraries resources
  • Prepare accreditation reports, review/evaluate approval plan
  • Evaluate and review the specific subject areas holdings as a part of the University’ Proposal for New Programs (degrees)
  • Participate in allocating/monitoring the materials budget
  • Select resources that support the goals of the university while maintaining the Collection Development Policies
  • Review the material resources allocations
  • Participate in the selection and review of Electronic Resources
  • Identify faculty research interests
  • Evaluate donations/gifts to be added to the collection

Collection Policies

The UCF Libraries maintains collections in support of the university’s mission to provide comprehensive teaching, research and service. Each UCF department or program is assigned a librarian who acts as the collection development liaison.

 

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