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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 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.