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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Serials (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers)

The purpose of the serials collection is to provide up-to-date information and to supplement the (physical) book and digital collections. Considering the costs of storage, preservation and maintenance, serials purchases are made based on the following criteria: 

  • Availability in online databases 

  • Appropriateness to the curriculum  

  • Existing subscriptions within the field  

  • Demonstrated need  

  • Scholarly reputation  

  • Price 

  • Program accreditation requirements 

  • Faculty development 

  • Student interest