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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 

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.