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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Selection Criteria

The criteria used to select materials for the library collection may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Curricular needs  

  • Program accreditation requirements  

  • Scholarly reviews  

  • Appropriateness for the target user group  

  • Existing coverage within the collection  

  • Price  

  • Available space and physical characteristics of the material  

  • Other considerations specific to the material type